Dr Tony Vancov is a Senior Research Scientist and an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW and SCU. Tony manages the Biofuel and Environmental Microbiology (BEM) group, a team of researchers at NSW DPI Wollongbar, focused on evaluating and optimising bioprocessing strategies for the conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to bioethanol, bioenergy and value-added products. A key strength of NSW DPI’s biofuels team rests with its expertise in analytical chemistry, lignocellulosic pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification and bioprocessing (fermentation). The team’s knowledge basis and skill set have been successfully used to leverage funding for several national and international collaborations in the field of integrated biorefining projects. Tony’s other research interests relate to applied environmental microbiology. The group is equipped with and/or able to access tools for conducting organism-based, community, and process-level studies. Specifically, they employ molecular biology, biochemical, and ecological approaches to address questions regarding soil microbial community diversity and functionality, cycling of nutrients in managed and natural ecosystems, xenobiotic degradation and bioremediation and rhizosymbiome-plant interactions.
*NSW Department of Primary Industries was formed on July 1, 2004 through an amalgamation of NSW Agriculture, NSW Fisheries, State Forests of NSW and the NSW Department of Mineral Resources.
McIntosh S, Palmer J, Zhang ZY, Doherty WOS, Yazdani SS, Sukumaran RK, Vancov T. (2017). Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of Pretreated Eucalyptus grandis Under High Solids Loading. Industrial Biotechnology 13(3): 131-140.
Egbuta MA, McIntosh S, Waters DLE, Vancov T, and Liu L. (2017) Biological Importance of Cotton By-Products Relative to Chemical Constituents of the Cotton Plant. Molecules 22(1):93.
Zhang ZY, Vancov T, McIntosh S, Basu B, Lali A, Qian GR et al., (2016). Assessing dilute acid pretreatment of different lignocellulosic biomasses for enhanced sugar production. Cellulose 23:3771-3783.
Rose MT, Cavagnaro TR, Scanlan CA, Rose TJ, Vancov T, Kimber S et al., (2016). Impact of Herbicides on Soil Biology and Function. Advances in Agronomy 136:133-220.
Rijal D, Vancov T, McIntosh S, Ashwath N, and Stanley GA. (2016). Process options for conversion of Agave tequilana leaves into bioethanol. Industrial Crops and Products 84:263-2726.
McIntosh S, Zhang Z, Palmer J, Wong H-H, Doherty WOS, and Vancov T. (2016) .Pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol production using eucalyptus biomass pre-treated by dilute acid and steam explosion. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 10:346-358.
Vancov, T., Schneider, R.C.S., Palmer, J., McIntosh, S., and Stuetz,R. (2015). “Potential use of feedlot cattle manure for bioethanol production.” Bioresource Technology, 183: 120-128.
Anstoetz M, Rose TJ, Clark MW, Yee LH, Raymond CA, and Vancov T. (2015). Novel Applications for Oxalate-Phosphate-Amine Metal-Organic-Frameworks (OPA-MOFs): Can an Iron-Based OPA-MOF Be Used as Slow-Release Fertilizer? PLoS ONE 10 (12):e0144169.