Kai Lan

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4622-6326

Life cycle assessment; techno-economic analysis; industry ecology; process modeling; sustainability

Works (13)

2022 journal article

Understanding the Impacts of Plant Capacities and Uncertainties on the Techno-Economic Analysis of Cross-Laminated Timber Production in the Southern US

JOURNAL OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS, 10(1), 53–73.

By: Z. Zhang & K. Lan

author keywords: Cross-laminated timber; techno-economic analysis; plant capacity; uncertainty; minimum selling price
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 9, 2021

2021 journal article

Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Technologies under Different Greenhouse Gas Concentration Pathways

Environmental Science & Technology, 12.

By: K. Lan & Y. Yao

author keywords: life cycle assessment; dynamic modeling; carbon analysis; greenhouse gas emissions; power generation; global warming potential
Source: ORCID
Added: December 7, 2021

2021 journal article

Dynamic life-cycle carbon analysis for fast pyrolysis biofuel produced from pine residues: implications of carbon temporal effects

BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR BIOFUELS, 14(1).

By: K. Lan, L. Ou, S. Park, S. Kelley, P. Nepal, H. Kwon*, H. Cai*, Y. Yao

author keywords: Life-cycle carbon analysis; Dynamic modeling; Carbon accounting; Biofuel; Fast pyrolysis; Pine residues; Monte Carlo simulation
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: September 30, 2021

2021 journal article

Techno-Economic Analysis of decentralized preprocessing systems for fast pyrolysis biorefineries with blended feedstocks in the southeastern United States

RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, 143.

By: K. Lan, L. Ou, S. Park, S. Kelley, B. English*, T. Yu*, J. Larson*, Y. Yao

author keywords: Techno-economic analysis; Geographic information system; Biorefineries; Fast pyrolysis; Preprocessing sites; Depot; Blended feedstocks
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: May 10, 2021

2021 journal article

Techno-economic analysis of producing xylo-oligosaccharides and cellulose microfibers from lignocellulosic biomass

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 340.

By: K. Lan, Y. Xu, H. Kim, C. Ham*, S. Kelley & S. Park

author keywords: Techno-economic analysis; Xylo-oligosaccharides; Miscanthus; Xylose; Cellulose microfiber
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: September 19, 2021

2020 journal article

Dynamic life cycle carbon and energy analysis for cross-laminated timber in the Southeastern United States

Environmental Research Letters, 15(12), 124036.

By: K. Lan, S. Kelley n, P. Nepal* & Y. Yao

author keywords: cross-laminated timber; life cycle assessment; dynamic; carbon analysis; greenhouse gas emissions; energy consumption
Source: ORCID
Added: October 30, 2020

2020 journal article

Impacts of uncertain feedstock quality on the economic feasibility of fast pyrolysis biorefineries with blended feedstocks and decentralized preprocessing sites in the Southeastern United States

GCB Bioenergy, 12(11), 1014–1029.

By: K. Lan, S. Park n, S. Kelley n, B. English*, T. Yu*, J. Larson*, Y. Yao

author keywords: ash content; biofuel; depot; forest residues; minimum fuel selling price; Monte Carlo simulation; pellet; switchgrass; techno-economic analysis; uncertainty
Source: ORCID
Added: September 26, 2020

2020 journal article

Key issue, challenges, and status quo of models for biofuel supply chain design

Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future: Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Multi-Criteria Decision Making, 273–315.

By: K. Lan, S. Park & Y. Yao

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 2, 2019

2019 journal article

Integrating Life Cycle Assessment and Agent-Based Modeling: A Dynamic Modeling Framework for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Journal of Cleaner Production, 238.

By: K. Lan & Y. Yao

author keywords: Life Cycle Assessment; Agent-based modeling; Dynamic modeling; Crop cultivation; Stochastic process
Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2019

2019 chapter

Key Issues, Challenges, and Status Quo of Models for Biofuel Supply Chain Design

In Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future 1st Edition. https://www.elsevier.com/books/biofuels-for-a-more-sustainable-future/ren/978-0-12-815581-3

By: K. Lan

Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2019

2019 journal article

Life Cycle Analysis of Decentralized Preprocessing Systems for Fast Pyrolysis Biorefineries with Blended Feedstocks in the Southeastern United States

Energy Technology, 8(11), 1900850.

By: K. Lan, L. Ou*, S. Park, S. Kelley n & Y. Yao

author keywords: biorefineries; blended feedstocks; depots; fast pyrolysis; life cycle assessments; preprocessing sites
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: September 4, 2019

2018 journal article

Two Tandem Cylinders With Passive Turbulence Control in Flow-Induced Vibration: Relation of Oscillation Patterns to Frequency Response

Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, 140(3).

By: K. Lan, H. Sun* & M. Bernitsas*

author keywords: flow-induced vibration; tandem cylinders; oscillation pattern; frequency response
Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2019

2017 conference paper

Two Tandem Cylinders With Passive Turbulence Control in Flow Induced Vibration: Relation of Oscillation Patterns to Frequency Response

Volume 10: Ocean Renewable Energy, 10.

By: K. Lan, H. Sun* & M. Bernitsas*

Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2019

Employment

2021 - present

Yale University New Haven, CT, US
Yale School of the Environment

Education

2017 - 2020

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Ph.D. Forest Biomaterials

2014 - 2016

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
Master of Science in Engineering Mechanical Engineering

2010 - 2014

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, CN
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering