Process design and evaluation
Process design and evaluation is under way for both current and advanced processes for biological conversion of sustainable resources into commodity products. These designs are used to evaluate economics and materials flows (e.g., feedstock demand, waste products), to identify research priorities, and to quantify the impact of process improvements in terms of both economic and environmental metrics. "Biorefineries" producing coproducts such as animal feed and electricity in combination with biologically-based production of fuels, chemicals, and materials are of particular interest.
Faculty contact: Lee Rybeck Lynd