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Kastli D. Schaller

Biomass Preprocessing Researcher

Research Areas:
Biomass Feedstock National User Facility ; Biomass Activities


Kastli Schaller is a biomass preprocessing researcher the INL’s Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies department. She has two-plus years experience as a research sales representative for Fisher Scientific. Prior to that, she worked 17 years at the IdNL. She holds a master’s in hazardous waste management from Idaho State University and a bachelor’s in natural resource management from University of Nevada-Reno. Her research experience includes lipid production/extraction in algae for biofuels development; characterization of corn stover using NIR methods; development of protein purification methods using FPLC and HPLC; characterization of proteins from thermophilic/acidophilic bacteria; isolation and characterization of extremophilic enzymes from a thermoacidophilic organism.

M.S., Hazardous Waste Management - Idaho State University
B.S., Natural Resource Management - University of Nevada
Abodeely J.M., Stevens D.M., Ray A.E., Schaller K., Newby D.T. 2013. Algal supply system designharmonized version. Technical report number, INL/EXT-13-28828.

Schaller K.D., Fox S.L., Bruhn D.F., Noah K.S., Bala G.A. 2004. Characterization of surfactin from bacillus subtilis for application as an agent for enhanced oil recovery. Applied Biochemistry and
Biotechnology. 113/116:827-836.

Thompson V.S., Schaller K.D., Apel W.A. 2003. Purification and characterization of a novel thermostable catalase from thermus brockianus. Biotechnology Progress. 19:1292-1299.

Keener W.K., Watwood M.E., Schaller K.D., Walton M.R., Partin J.K., Smith W.A., Clingenpeel S.R. 2001. Use of selective inhibitors and chromogenic substrates to differentiate bacteria based on toluene oxygenase activity. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 46:171-185.

Lee B., Schaller K.D., Watwood M., Apel W. 2000. Transition metal catalyst-assisted reductive dechlorination of perchloroethylene by anaerobic aquifer enrichments. Bioremediation Journal. 4(2):97-110.
​​Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Schaller, K.D., Apel, W.A., Reed, D.W., Lacey, J.A., 2013, "Thermal and acid tolerant xylosidases, arabinofuranosidases, genes encoding, related organisms and methods", Patent 8,431,379, April 30, 2013.

Thompson, D.N., Thompson, V.S., Schaller, K.D., Apel, W.A., Lacey, J.A., Reed, D.W., 2011, "Thermal and acid tolerant beta-xylosidases, genes encoding, related organisms, and methods", Patent US 7,923,234 B2, April 12, 2011.

Thompson, V.S., Apel, W.A., Thompson, D.N., Schaller, K.D., 2010, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass", Patent 7,727,755, June 1, 2010.​
Thompson D.N., Thompson V.S., Schaller K.D., Apel W.A. 2007. Thermal and acid stable hemicellulose and cellulose enzymes and their role in producing energy from biomass. Annual Meeting of the Society of Industrial Microbiology. Denver, Colorado. August 2-6.

Thompson V.S., Thompson D.N., Schaller K.D., Apel W.A. 2006. Thermoacidophilic xylanases from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. AICHE Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California, November 12-17.

Schaller K. D., Thompson V.S., Taylor E.A., Apel W.A. 2006. R&D 100 award winning alkaline and thermal stable catalase immobilized on Eupergit C beads for removal of H2O2 in high temperature waste streams. Society for Industrial Microbiology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. July 30-Aug. 3.
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