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Susanne Jones

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-6384

Biography

Ms. Jones is a project manager for biomass related analysis tasks and the analysis group team lead. Her research interests include process modeling and economics for chemical and fuels development. She has prepared techno-economic (TEA) studies and basic engineering packages for various processes including power, Fischer-Tropsch fuels, gasoline and diesel, methanol, mixed alcohols, synthetic natural gas, polyols and organic acids from biomass, coal, and natural gas. The TEA scales have ranged from bench-scale systems to large commercial ventures for both private and government clients. The technical tools used include APSEN Plus, CHEMCAD, ASPEN ICARUS and Excel.

Research Interests

  • Process modeling and economics
  • Biomass based power, fuels and chemicals
  • Coal and natural gas based power and fuels

Education and Credentials

  • 1986 M.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University
  • 1980 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University
  • 1980 B.A., Mathematics, Washington State University

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Battelle Key Contributor Awards: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009
  • 3 PNNL Outstanding Performance Awards in 2006
  • 2006 Woman of Achievement Award Nominee

PNNL 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
  • Albrecht KO, Y Zhu, AJ Schmidt, JM Billing, TR Hart, SB Jones, GD Maupin, RT Hallen, T Ahrens, and DB Anderson. 2016. "Impact of Heterotrophically Stressed Algae for Biofuel Production via Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Catalytic Hydrotreating in Continuous-Flow Reactors." Algal Research 14:17-27.  doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.12.008
  • 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. 
  • Ou L, B Li, Q Dang, SB Jones, RC Brown, and M Wright. 2016. "Understanding Uncertainties in the Economic Feasibility of Transportation Fuel Production using Biomass Gasification and Mixed Alcohol Synthesis." Energy Technology 4(3):441-448.  doi:10.1002/ente.201500367
  • 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

2015

  • Elliott DC, P Biller, A Ross, AJ Schmidt, and SB Jones. 2015. "Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process." Bioresource Technology 178:147-156.  doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.132
  • Jones SB, LJ Snowden-Swan, PA Meyer, AH Zacher, MV Olarte, and C Drennan. 2015. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating: 2014 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017PNNL-24176, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Li B, L Ou, Q Dang, PA Meyer, SB Jones, RC Brown, and M Wright. 2015. "Techno-economic and uncertainty analysis of in situ and ex situ fast pyrolysis for biofuel production." Bioresource Technology 196:49-56.  doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.07.073

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2005

  • Cao C, Y Wang, SB Jones, J Hu, XS Li, DC Elliott, and DJ Stevens. 2005. "Microchannel Catalytic Processes for Converting Biomass-Derived Syngas to Transportation Fuels." Chapter 17 in Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification, ACS Symposium Series, vol. 914, ed. Yong Wang and Jamelyn D. Holladay, pp. 273-284.  American Chemical Society, Washington, DC. 

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