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Chemical and Biological Process Development

Robert Romine

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Bob Romine's professional experience includes research in the fields of process chemistry, materials science, bioprocessing, asphalt chemistry, waste recycling technology and technology assessment and commercialization. Since joining PNNL in 1991, he has focused on several research areas, including sustainable processing, pollution prevention; non-proliferation programs in the former Soviet Union (FSU), where he was technical lead for the Chemical Weapons Sector; and technical support for Hanford cleanup missions such as the Hanford Permanent Isolation Barrier, Ferrocyanide Tank Safety Program and Hanford Grout Technology Program. He is currently developing fermentation protocols using filamentous fungi and bacteria for the conversion of sustainable feedstocks to produce commodity and specialty chemicals. Mr. Romine was the Principal Investigator for the RubberCycle Process, in which extremophillic microorganisms were evaluated to be used to chemically modify the surface of finely ground waste tire rubber particles.

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Texas, 1986

Chemical and Biological Process Development

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