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Lesley Snowden-Swan

Lesley Snowden-Swan

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Lesley Snowden-Swan joined PNNL in 1991. During her career she has contributed to the development of pollution prevention and waste minimization capabilities at the Laboratory. She has conducted, managed, and marketed projects regarding pollution prevention, waste minimization, environmental compliance and sustainability issues applied to process technology development and assessment. She is currently involved in projects supporting the DOE's Office of Biomass Programs, including techno-economic analysis and sustainability metrics development for biofuels. Ms. Snowden-Swan has authored or co-authored 18 publications, holds one patent, and one R&D 100 Award.

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Fuel Process Design
  • Life Cycle Analysis of Fuels and Energy
  • Sustainability Metrics for Renewable Fuels
  • Techno-economic Analysis

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Selected Publications

2016

  • Meyer PA, LJ Snowden-Swan, KG Rappe, SB Jones, T Westover, and KG Cafferty. 2016. "Field-to-Fuel Performance Testing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks for Fast Pyrolysis and Upgrading: Techno-economic Analysis and Greenhouse Gas Life Cycle Analysis." Energy and Fuels 30(11):9427-9439.  doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b01643
  • Jones SB, LJ Snowden-Swan, PA Meyer, AH Zacher, MV Olarte, H Wang, and C Drennan. 2016. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating: 2015 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017 PNNL-25312, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Snowden-Swan LJ, KA Spies, GSJ Lee, and Y Zhu. 2016. "Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions analysis of catalysts for hydrotreating of fast pyrolysis bio-oil." Biomass & Bioenergy 86:136-145.  doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.01.019
  • Snowden-Swan LJ, Y Zhu, SB Jones, DC Elliott, AJ Schmidt, RT Hallen, JM Billing, TR Hart, SP Fox, and GD Maupin. 2016. Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge: A Preliminary Techno-Economic AnalysisPNNL-25464, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Snowden-Swan LJ, Y Zhu, SB Jones, DC Elliott, AJ Schmidt, RT Hallen, JM Billing, TR Hart, SP Fox, and GD Maupin. 2016. Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge: A Preliminary Techno-Economic Analysis Rev.1PNNL-25464 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Tan E, LJ Snowden-Swan, M Talmadge, A Dutta, SB Jones, K Kallupalayam Ramasamy, MJ Gray, RA Dagle, AB Padmaperuma, MA Gerber, AH Sahir, L Tao, and Y Zhang. 2016. "Comparative Techno-economic Analysis and Process Design for Indirect Liquefaction Pathways to Distillate-range Fuels via Biomass-derived Oxygenated Intermediates Upgrading." Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 11(1):41-66.  doi:10.1002/bbb.1710
  • Tan E, M Talmadge, A Dutta, J Hensley, LJ Snowden-Swan, D Humbird, J Schaidle, and MJ Biddy. 2016. "Conceptual process design and economics for the production of high-octane gasoline blendstock via indirect liquefaction of biomass through methanol/dimethyl ether intermediates." Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 10(1):17-35.  doi:10.1002/bbb.1611

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