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Dr. Scott W. Pryor

Ph.D. Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

B.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cornell University

Fulbright US Scholar grant award, 2015. University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.



Scott W. Pryor, Associate Professor
Room 205
Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
North Dakota State University
NDSU Dept. 7620
PO Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-7274; Fax: 701-231-1008

Graduate Assistantship Biomass Conversion


  • Teaching (20%)
  • Research (80%)

    • Biodiesel Co-product Development: Utilization of Canola Meal and Canola Proteins for Industrial Bioproducts
    • Feasibility of a Cattle Feedlot/Large Dairy Co-located with the Blue Flint Ethanol Plant
    • Feedstock Analysis and Pretreatment of Mixed Perennial Species for Ethanol Production
    • Pretreatment of Sugar Beet Pulp for Ethanol Production
    • Synergy of Using Field Peas as an Ethanol Feedstock

Expertise Areas

  • Biofuel Production from Cellulosic Feedstocks
  • Biobased Chemicals and Materials
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Process Optimization
  • Solid State and Liquid Fermentation Systems

Current Research

  • Interaction of biomass pretreatment and densification on enzymatic hydrolysis
  • Biomass pretreatment and fermentation for biofuel or chemical production
  • Recovery and efficacy of immobilized cellulases
  • Rapid biomass compositional analysis
  • Protein utilization for industrial bioproducts

Current and Recent Project Grants

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • American Society of Engineering Education

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor for Biological Engineering Transactions, 2010-
  • Biological Engineering representative on the ASABE Nomination Committee, 2011-2013
  • USDA/DOE Biomass Research and Development Initiative Grant Review Panel, 2007, 2009
  • North Dakota Biomass Energy Taskforce, Jamestown, ND 2006
  • World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

    • Advances in Bioprocessing track recorder, 2005
    • Bioprocessing of Agricultural Feedstocks track recorder, 2004

  • The Northeast Sun Grant Initiative Regional Planning Meeting, Buffalo, NY 2004


  • ABEN 110 - Introduction to Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (Fall)
  • ABEN 450/650 - Bioprocess Engineering
  • ABEN 456/656 - Biobased Energy


Curriculum Vitae



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