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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 53.46

Title

William Gibbons Papers

Creator

Gibbons, William Ray

Dates

1970-2012

Extent

2.0 linear feet [2 Paige boxes], includes photographs, negatives, slides, and transparencies

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota

Access Note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The material in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item. William Gibbons Papers, UA 53.46. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota

Abstract

Dr. William Gibbons is an industrial microbiologist and his research interests are in exploiting microbes to develop value added products from biomass and agricultural materials. This has included developing fuels and chemicals from biomass as replacements for petroleum-based products. The collection is composed of materials related to Gibbon’s research on developing fuels and chemicals from biomass as replacements for petroleum-based products. Included is article reprints, manuscripts, correspondence, clippings and photographs.

Biographical Note

William Ray (Bill) Gibbons was born on January 5, 1958 in Winner, South Dakota. He graduated from Brookings High School in 1976. He attended South Dakota State University from 1980 to 1987. He obtained a B.S in Microbiology and Chemistry in 1980, a M.S. in Microbiology in 1982, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Agronomy in 1987.

In 1987, he began his career as an Assistant Professor in the Biology and Microbiology Department at South Dakota State University. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1991 and Professor in 1997. He has served as Associate Director of the Center for Bioprocessing Research and Development, Director of the South Dakota Oilseed Initiative, and Interim Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station

His research focuses on applied microbiology and biotechnology, specifically in in exploiting microbes to develop value added products from biomass and agricultural materials. This included developing fuels and chemicals from biomass as replacements for petroleum-based products. His research activities and leadership roles have included collaborations with regional universities and federal labs, including: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, many other universities and the USDA National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research. Gibbons has conducted all of his research within the university environment, always integrating research with teaching.

His honors include: SDSU Microbiology Club Teacher of the Year (1990); Golden Key Honorary Member (2003); College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Dean’s Team award for developing a Center for Excellence in Bioprocessing (2006); College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences Distinguished Researcher of the Year (2007); Gamma Sigma Delta Researcher of the Year, and Pat and Jo Cannon Intellectual Property Commercialization Award (2011 and 2012); and the F.O. Butler Award for Excellence in Research (2014).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of materials related to Dr. Gibbon’s research on developing fuels and chemicals from biomass as replacements for petroleum-based products. The bulk of the collection is article reprints, manuscripts, correspondence, and other material related to articles Gibbons submitted to scholarly journals. The clippings files consist of newspaper and magazine articles about ethanol and ethanol production. The photographs are mainly made up of ethanol and fermentation plants and equipment. Also included are manuscripts of Gibbon’s M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertation.

Key Words

  • Gibbons, William Ray
  • Alcohol as fuel
  • Biomass energy
  • Ethanol as fuel

Administration Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright Notice

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

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William Gibbons Papers Container List. UA 53.46

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Alcohol Fuel From Fodder Beets: Economic Feasibility of a Small-Scale Plant, South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin B6991986
12Alcohol Fuels From Farm Crops [30 color slides]1979-1982, undated
13Alcohol Production Energy Analysis by Scott Stampe1980
14Alternative Crops for Ethanol Production: Agronomic, Processing, and Economic Considerations1984
15America Through Renewable Fuels [Power Point Presentations]2008
16Batch and Continuous Solid-Phase Fermentation of Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers1988-1989
17Button Mushroom Production in Synthetic Compost Derived From Agricultural Waster1991
122Cellulosic Ethanol Roundtable: American Coalition for Ethanol, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 29, 20082008
112Clippings2003
113Clippings2004
114Clippings2005
115Clippings2006
116Clippings2007
117Clippings2008
118Clippings2009
119Clippings2010
120Clippings2011
121Clippings2012
19Clippings1970-1979
110Clippings1980-1989
111Clippings1990-1999
18Clippingsundated
123Cofermentation of Sweet Sorghum Juice and Grain for Production of Fuel Ethanol and Distillers' Wet Grain1988-1989
125Community-Scale Fuel Alcohol: Costs in Production Part 51983
124Community-Scale Fuel Alcohol: Costs-in Production Part 21983
127Continuous, Farm-Scale, Solid-Phase Fermentation Process for Fuel Ethanol and Protein Feed Production from Fodder Beets1984
126Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States by John M. Urbanchuk2006
128Corn Utilization and Technology Conference2004
129Correspondence1989-2011, undated
130Costs Associated with Producing Alcohol in a Community-Scale Fuel Alcohol Plant1983
131Data and Calculations for Dobbs, Gibbons, Habash, Westby Fodder Beets Paper1986-1987, undated
230Decade of Ethanol Production Research at South Dakota State University [Poster Presentation]1991
133Draft Testimony on Fuel Alcohol Tax Incentives for the Subcommittee on Oversight on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 9, 1984, by Dr. Thomas L. Dobbs1984
132Draft Testimony on Fuel Alcohol Tax Incentives in the State of South Dakota for the South Dakota Legislature Study Committee on Agriculture1985
134Economic and Technical Conditions for Producing Fuel Alcohol from Fodder Beets: Feasibility Prospects1987-1988
135Economic Feasibility of Producing Fuel Alcohol from Fodder Beets in a Small-Scale Plant by Mohamed K. Habash1985
136Economic Feasibility of Small-Scale Fuel Alcohol Production with Corn as the Feedstock by Thomas Dobbs and Randy Hoffmanundated
137Economic Impact of Ethanol Plants in South Dakota by Randall M. Stuefen2005
138Economic Impact of the Demand for Ethanol by Michael K. Evans1997
139Economic Prospects for Small-Scale Fuel Alcohol Production by Thomas Dobbs, Randy Hoffman, and Ardelle Lundeen1984
140Effect of Fodder Beet Cube Size on Ethanol Production via Diffusion Fermentation1987
141Effect of Pulp pH on Solid Phase Fermentation of Fodder Beets for Fuel Ethanol Production1986
143Effect of Sodium Meta Bisulfite on Diffusion Fermentation of Fodder Beets for Fuel Ethanol Production1986-1987
142Effects of Inoculum Size on Solid-Phase Fermentation of Fodder Beets for Fuel Ethanol Production1986
144Energy Analysis of Small Scale Ethanol Distillation by Scott Stampe1982
145Energy Balances and Costs of Plant Operation Under Various Conditions1981-1988, undated
146Energy Consumption of a Farm-Scale Ethanol Distillation System by S. Stampe, R. Alcock, C. Westby, and T. Chisholm1983
147Energy Crisis Information Compiled by Ag Communications [Bibliography]1990
148Equipment Photographs1982
149Estimating the Net Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol1989-2002, undated
150Ethanol Production and Fermentation Photographsundated
152Ethanol Production Energy Analysis by Scott Stampe and Tom Chisholm1981
153Ethanol, the Alternative Fuel for the Future, Jason Van't Hul Theme No. 4undated
151Ethanol: Fundamentals of Production From Renewable Feedstocks and Use as a Transportation Fuel by Charles E. Wyman and Norman D. Hinman1990
154Farm and Forest Produced Alcohol: The Key to Liquid Fuel Independence; A Compendium of Papers Submitted to the Subcommittee on Energy of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States1980
155Farm-Scale Production of Fuel Ethanol and Distiller's Wet Grains from Corn and Corn-Whey Mixtures [Gibbons Thesis for Master of Science]1982
156Farm-Scale Production of Fuel Ethanol and Wet Grain from Corn in Batch Processing1982
231Fermentation of Corn-Whey Mixtures [Transparent Charts]undated
232Fermentation Procedures and Flowcharts [Transparencies]undated
157Fermentation Time, Centrifugation Before Fermentation, Flow Charts Photographsundated
158Fodder Beet Fermentation Photographs and Graphsundated
159Fuel Alcohol Plant, Grain Bin and Mill, Plant Laboratory, Fermentation Tanks, Distillation Apparatus, and Geer Centrifuge Photographsundated
160Fuel Ethanol and Feed Byproduct Production from Fodder Beets Via Solis Phase and Diffusion Fermentation; Plant Science Graduate Seminar, October 18, 19851985
161Fuel Ethanol and High Protein Feed from Corn and Corn-Whey Mixtures in a Farm-Scale Plant1983
233Fuel Ethanol Production from Conventional Crops [Poster Presentation]undated
162Fuel Ethanol Research at South Dakota State University1978-1989
163Fuel Ethanol Update, National Corn Growers Association1990
164Fuel From Farms: A Guide to Small Scale Ethanol Production19803
165Graphs of Fodder Beet Size, Potassium Meta Bisulfite, and Sodium Meta Bisulfite Varying with Yeast/Bacterial Population Yield, Time to Maximum bacterial/Yeast Population and Ethanol Concentration Photographsundated
166Growing Mushroom Poster Display Photographs and Textundated
167In Search of the Ultimate Energy Source: Back to Square One [Essay 5]undated
168Intermediate-Scale, Semicontinuous Solid-Phase Fermentation Process for Production of Fuel Ethanol from Sweet Sorghum1986
169Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes)1982
170New Horizons for South Dakota Corn by South Dakota Corn Utilization Councilundated
21Phase 1 Tests: 8 and 12 Week Exposure Photographs [NaCL and water; Pekin Stillage; Fermented Pekin Stillage; Winnegabo Stillage]1996
25Potential Macroeconomic Impacts of an Ethanol Industry in Missouri by Donald L. Van Dyne1993
22Preventing Contamination During Diffusion Fermentation of Fodder Beet Cubes by pH Control1986-1988
23Processing Cereal Grains and Whey-Stillage to Fuel Ethanol in a Farm-Scale Plant1984
24Processing Cereal Grains, Thin Stillage, and Cheese Whey to Fuel Ethanol in a Farm-Scale Plant1987-1988
26Semicontinuous Diffusion Fermentation of Fodder Beets for Fuel Ethanol and Cubed Protein Feed Production1987
27Small-Scale Fuel Alcohol Production from Corn: Economic Feasibility Prospects1983
28Small-Scale Plant: Costs of Making Fuel Alcohol1982
29Sodium Meta Bisulfite and pH Tolerance of Pleurotus sajor caju Under Submerged Cultivation1992
210Solid Phase Fermentation of Fodder Beets for Ethanol Production: Effect of Grind Size1986
214South Dakota Farm and H9ome Research, Volume 34, Number 31983
211Status of the United Stated Ethanol Industryundated
212Summary of Remarks of Eric Vaughn, President, Renewable Fuels Association Before the Senate Committee on Finance, July 17, 19851985
213Summary of Second America's Sugar Trade and Ethanol Conference, Miami, Florida, November 12-13, 20072007
215Technology and Economics of Commercial Scale Ethanol Production from Fodder Beets [Outline]1986
216Technology and Economics of Commercial Scale Ethanol Production from Fodder Beets Part 1 [Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy]1986
217Technology and Economics of Commercial Scale Ethanol Production from Fodder Beets Part 2 [Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy]1986
218Technology and Economics of Commercial Scale Ethanol Production from Fodder Beets Part 3 [Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy]1986
219Technology and Economics of Commercial Scale Ethanol Production from Fodder Beets Part 4 [Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy]1986
220Technology and Economics of Ethanol Production from Fodder Beets Via Solid-Phase Fermentation1988
221Thesis: Additional Information [Outline, Tables, Approvals, Captions for Figures, etc.)1987, undated
222Thesis: Negativesundated
223Thesis: Proposal1984
224Tour of South Dakota State University Fuel Alcohol Research Project Photographsundated
225Use of Corn and Corn Byproducts in Mushroom Cultivationundated
226Use of Potassium Meta Bisulfite to Control Bacterial Contaminants During Fermentation of Fodder Beet Cubes for Fuel Ethanol1986
227Walley Ceroson, Daschle's Office [handwritten notes, flowchart, tables, etc.]undated
228Wet Corn Distillers Grains in Lactating Dairy Cow Rations by D.J. Schingoethe, A.K. Clark, and H.H. Voelker1983
229Wet Milling Productsundated