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Douglas C. Elliott selected as Laboratory Fellow

(August 2010)

Douglas C. Elliott

Douglas C. Elliott was named a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fellow, the highest rank a PNNL scientist or engineer can attain. Elliott is internationally known for his catalysis research. He has made outstanding contributions to converting wood, corn stover, and other agricultural residues and biomass materials into intermediate products and finished fuels and chemicals. He has extensive experience with coal and waste processing.

Elliott participates in the International Energy Agency Bioenergy's R&D program, through which this intergovernmental entity advises its member countries on reliable, affordable, and clean energy. A participant in agency tasks since 1980, Elliott currently leads the Pyrolysis Task. The goal of this task is to improve the rate of implementation and success of certain catalyzed reactions in creating fuels and chemicals.

With his team and collaborators, Elliott has written or co-written 84 publications to date. In October 2009, his article "Historical Developments in Hydroprocessing Bio-oils" was the most cited article in the American Chemical Society's Energy & Fuels over the last 3 years. He serves as a peer reviewer on 13 journals.

His innovation and determination have garnered 16 U.S. with numerous related international patents and he has been listed as a Battelle Distinguished inventor since 2004. He has won two R&D 100 Awards and a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. He has also earned a Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for technology transfer.

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