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Kurt A Rosentrater

Kurt A Rosentrater, Ph.D., SEA

Pronouns
he/him/his
Position
  • Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • Visiting Professor, Polytech Montpellier, France
  • Visiting Professor, ISARA, Lyon, France
  • Executive Director, Distillers Grains Technology Council
  • Faculty Fellow, James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits
I am a food engineer by training. Over the years, I have worked as an engineer and a research scientist in industry, government, and academia. My professional interests revolve around creating sustainable pathways forward for the grain processing, human food, animal feed, bioproduct, and biorenewable industries by developing, analyzing, and optimizing processes and products that maximize value and minimize negative consequences for all stakeholders, including producers, consumers, and the environment.

To accomplish this, I apply the principles of physics, chemistry, and engineering to biological systems. I am currently developing and assessing production, transportation, manufacturing processes, and end-of-life options for various bioprocessing supply chains. I also use techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) to examine and optimize these systems and supply chains and to make them more sustainable.

My work ranges from the laboratory scale, to the factory scale, to the farm scale, and even to larger ecosystem scales. I conduct research and provide training and outreach within Iowa, throughout the Midwest US, as well as in many countries throughout the world. I also teach food systems and sustainability at two universities in France.
I serve as faculty advisor for the Biological Systems Engineering club as well.

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Research Topics in Frontiers in Nutrition:

 

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Recent Papers:

  1. ASABE (K. A. Rosentrater).  2020.  ANSI/ASABE D606 – Properties and Relationships for Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS).  St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.  www.asabe.org.
  2. Bbosa, D., T. J. Brumm, C. J. Bern, K. A. Rosentrater, and D. R. Raman.  2020.  Effect of blending amaranth grain with maize kernels on maize weevil control during storage.  Transactions of the ASABE 63(2): 401-406. 
  3. Darfour, B. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Cost assessment of five different maize grain handling techniques to reduce postharvest losses from insect contamination.  Insects 11(50): 1-24.  
  4. Javanmardi, S., K. R. Tavabe, K. A. Rosentrater, M. Solgi, and R. Bahadori.  2020.  Effects of different levels of vitamin B6in tank water on the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): growth performance, blood biochemical paraeters, intestine and liver histology, and intestinal enzyme activity.  Fish Physiol Biochem:  26 June 2020.
  5. Mahmud, N., and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Life-cycle assessment (LCA) of different pretreatment and product separation technologies for butanol bioprocessing from oil palm frond.  Energies 13(155): 1-21. 
  6. Mahmud, N., and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Techno-economic analysis (TEA) of different pretreatment and product separation technologies for cellulosic butanol production from oil palm frond.  Energies 13(181): 1-29. 
  7. Mahmud, N. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Techno-economic analysis of low moisture anhydrous ammonia (LMAA) pretreatment for butanol production from oil palm fond.  Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 14 Dec. 2019. 
  8. Muhammad, N. I., S. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Comparison of global-warming potential impact of food waste fermentation to landfill disposal.  SN Applied Sciences 2(261): 1-7. 
  9. Muhammad, N. I., S. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Economic assessment of bioethanol recovery using membrane distillation for food waste fermentation.  Bioengineering 7(15): 1-10. 
  10. Muhammad, N. I., S. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Techno-economic evaluation of food waste fermentation for value-added products.  Energies 13(436): 1-14. 
  11. Nikkhah, A., M. El Haj Assad, K. A. Rosentrater, S. Ghnimi, and S. Van Haute.  2020.  Comparative review of three approaches to biofuel production from energy crops as feedstock in a developing country.  Bioresource Technology Reports:  02 March 2020.  
  12. Oliveira, M. d. C. T. B. e., and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  An environmental and economic analysis of flocculation technology applied to a corn-based ethanol plant.  Processes 8(271): 1-20.  
  13. Opp, B., and K. A. Rosentrater.  Developing a software tool to estimate food transportation carbon emissions.  Journal of Food Research 9(4): 10-29. 
  14. Viswanathan, M. B., D. R. Raman. K. A. Rosentrater, and B. H. Shanks.  2020.  A techno-economic platform for early-stage design and cost estimation of joint fermentative-catalytic bioprocessing  Processes 8(229): 1-17. 
  15. Von Eschen, A. J., M. L. Brown, and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Effects of amino acid supplements in plant-based yellow perch diets.  Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 11(2): 1-8. 
  16. Von Eschen, A. J., M. L. Brown, and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Fermented soybean meal as a protein source in diets for yellow perch (Perca flavenscens)Journal of Fisheries Sciences 13(4):14-20. 
  17. Yang, M. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of traditional adhesives used in wood products production.  Environmental Processes 11 February 2020, 1-8.   
  18. Yang, M. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of structural bio-adhesives derived from glycerol.  The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 02 May 2020, 1-9. 
  19. Yang, M. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2020.  Economic feasibility analysis of commercial formaldehyde-based adhesives.  SN Applied Sciences 2(1309): 1-7. 
  20. Xie, K. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Optimization of fractionation of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through a gravity separator.  Recent Advances in Food Science 2(4): 217-239. 
  21. Caratini, C. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Development and testing of gluten-free spaghetti using quinoa.  Journal of Food Research 8(5): 20-32.
  22. Cheng, M.-H, and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Techno-economic analysis of extruding-expelling of soybeans to produce oil and meal.  Agriculture 2019(9): 1-19.
  23. Cheng, M.-H., K. A. Rosentrater, J. Sekhon, T. Wang, S. Jung, and L. A. Johnson.  2019.  Economic feasibility of soybean oil production by enzyme-assisted aqueous extraction processing.  Food and Bioprocess Technology 12(3): 539–550.
  24. Fallahi, P., K. A. Rosentrater, and K. Muthukumarappan.  2019.  Twin-screw extrusion processing of plant-based blends using graded levels of high protein fermented soybean meal (FSBM).  Journal of Food Research 8(5): 1-19.  
  25. Kumar, V., H.-P. Wang, R. S. Lalgudi, B. Mcgraw, R. Cain, and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Processed soybean meal as an alternative protein source for yellow perch (Perca flavenscens) feed.  Aquaculture Nutrition 25(4): 917-931.
  26. Ma, M. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Assessment of a low temperature closed-cycle grain drying system.  Journal of Food Research 8(2): 80-89.
  27. Ma, M. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) of a low temperature closed-cycle grain drying system.  Journal of Agricultural Science 11(6): 52-62.
  28. Nikkhah, A., A. Rohani, K. A. Rosentrater, M. El Haj Assad, and S. Ghnimi.  2019.  Integration of principal component analysis and artificial neural networks to more effectively predict agricultural energy flows.  Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 38(4): 1-9.  
  29. Nikmaram, N. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Overview of some recent advances in improving water and energy efficiencies in food processing factories.  Frontiers in Nutrition 6(20): 1-12. 
  30. Rosentrater, K. A., L. Palmade, and E. Kongar. 2019:  Nutrition at the crossroads: food at the intersection of environmental, economic, and social sustainability.  Frontiers in Nutrition 6(158): 1-2.
  31. Sekhon, J., K. A. Rosentrater, S. Jung, and T. Wang.  2019.  Nutrient enhancement of corn distillers dried grains by addition of coproducts of the enzyme-assisted aqueous extraction process of soybeans in corn fermentation.  Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society 96(9): 1047-1057.
  32. Suleiman, R. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) of maize storage for small and middle sized farmers.  Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal 21(2): 135-142. 
  33. Suleiman, R., K. Xie, and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Physical and thermal properties of chia, kaniwa, triticale, and farro seeds as a function of moisture content.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 35(3): 417-429.
  34. Von Eschen, A. J., M. L. Brown, and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Influence of amino acid supplementations in juvenile yellow perch fed plant protein combinations.  Open Journal of Animal Sciences 9: 183-195.
  35. Yang, M., and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis of pressure sensitive bio-adhesive production.  Energies 12(23): 1-14.
  36. Yang, M., and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Techno-economic analysis of the production process of structural bio-adhesive derived from glycerol.  Journal of Cleaner Production 228: 388-398.
  37. Zhang, C. and K. A. Rosentrater.  2019.  Estimating economic and environmental impacts of red-wine-making processes in the USA.  Fermentation 5(77): 1-14.

 

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Génie biologique et agroalimentaire

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ABE Department is located at the Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State Universtiy
The ABE Department is located at the Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State University