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Susanne Jones

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

2019

  • Collett J.R., J.M. Billing, P.A. Meyer, A.J. Schmidt, A.B. Remington, E. Hawley, and B.A. Hofstad, et al. 2019. "Renewable diesel via hydrothermal liquefaction of oleaginous yeast and residual lignin from bioconversion of corn stover." Applied Energy 233. PNNL-SA-133222. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.115
  • Gaspar D.J., S.D. Phillips, E. Polikarpov, K.O. Albrecht, S.B. Jones, A. George, and A. Landera, et al. 2019. "Measuring and Predicting the Vapor Pressure of Gasoline Containing Oxygenates." Fuel 243. PNNL-SA-131615. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.137
  • Jiang Y., S.B. Jones, Y. Zhu, L.J. Snowden-Swan, A.J. Schmidt, J.M. Billing, and D.B. Anderson. 2019. "Techno-Economic Uncertainty Quantification of Algal-derived Biocrude via Hydrothermal Liquefaction." Algal Research 39. PNNL-SA-138139. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2019.101450
  • Zacher A.H., D.C. Elliott, M.V. Olarte, H. Wang, S.B. Jones, and P.A. Meyer. 2019. "Technology Advancements in Hydroprocessing of Bio-oils." Biomass & Bioenergy 125. PNNL-SA-138596. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.04.015
  • Zhu Y., S.B. Jones, A.J. Schmidt, K.O. Albrecht, S.J. Edmundson, and D.B. Anderson. 2019. "Techno-Economic Analysis of Alternative Aqueous Phase Treatment Methods for Microalgae Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Biocrude Upgrading System." Algal Research 39. PNNL-SA-137970. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2019.101467

2018

  • Butcher M.G., P.A. Meyer, R.T. Hallen, K.O. Albrecht, C.K. Clayton, E. Polikarpov, and K.G. Rappe, et al. 2018. "Fungal Metabolites as Precursors to Renewable Transportation Fuels." Fuel 215. PNNL-SA-126614. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2017.10.052
  • Dunn J., M.J. Biddy, S.B. Jones, H. Cai, P.T. Benavides, J. Markham, and L. Tao, et al. 2018. "Environmental, economic, and scalability considerations and trends of selected fuel economy-enhancing biomass-derived blendstocks." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6, no. 1:561-569. PNNL-SA-128002. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02871
  • Zhu Y., S.B. Jones, and D.B. Anderson. 2018. Algae Farm Cost Model: Considerations for Photobioreactors. PNNL-28201. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Algae Farm Cost Model: Considerations for Photobioreactors

2017

2016

  • Albrecht K.O., Y. Zhu, A.J. Schmidt, J.M. Billing, T.R. Hart, S.B. Jones, and G.D. Maupin, et al. 2016. "Impact of Heterotrophically Stressed Algae for Biofuel Production via Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Catalytic Hydrotreating in Continuous-Flow Reactors." Algal Research 14. PNNL-SA-112594. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.12.008
  • Jones S.B., L.J. Snowden-Swan, P.A. Meyer, A.H. Zacher, M.V. Olarte, H. Wang, and C. Drennan. 2016. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating: 2015 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017. PNNL-25312. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating: 2015 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017
  • Meyer P.A., L.J. Snowden-Swan, K.G. Rappe, S.B. Jones, T. Westover, and K.G. 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, no. 11:9427-9439. PNNL-SA-116938. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b01643
  • Ou L., B. Li, Q. Dang, S.B. Jones, R.C. 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, no. 3:441-448. PNNL-SA-112471. doi:10.1002/ente.201500367
  • Snowden-Swan L.J., Y. Zhu, S.B. Jones, D.C. Elliott, A.J. Schmidt, R.T. Hallen, and J.M. Billing, et al. 2016. Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge: A Preliminary Techno-Economic Analysis. PNNL-25464. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge: A Preliminary Techno-Economic Analysis
  • Snowden-Swan L.J., Y. Zhu, S.B. Jones, D.C. Elliott, A.J. Schmidt, R.T. Hallen, and J.M. Billing, et al. 2016. Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge: A Preliminary Techno-Economic Analysis Rev.1. PNNL-25464 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge: A Preliminary Techno-Economic Analysis Rev.1
  • Tan E., L.J. Snowden-Swan, M. Talmadge, A. Dutta, S.B. Jones, K. Kallupalayam Ramasamy, and M.J. Gray, et al. 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, no. 1:41-66. PNNL-SA-120207. doi:10.1002/bbb.1710

2015

  • Elliott D.C., P. Biller, A. Ross, A.J. Schmidt, and S.B. Jones. 2015. "Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process." Bioresource Technology 178. PNNL-SA-105391. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.132
  • Jones S.B., L.J. Snowden-Swan, P.A. Meyer, A.H. Zacher, M.V. Olarte, and C. Drennan. 2015. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating: 2014 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017. PNNL-24176. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating: 2014 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017
  • Li B., L. Ou, Q. Dang, P.A. Meyer, S.B. Jones, R.C. Brown, and M. Wright. 2015. "Techno-economic and uncertainty analysis of in situ and ex situ fast pyrolysis for biofuel production." Bioresource Technology 196. PNNL-SA-111391. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.07.073

2014

  • Boardman R.D., K.G. Cafferty, C. Nichol, E.M. Searcy, T. Westover, R. Wood, and M.D. Bearden, et al. 2014. Logistics, Costs, and GHG Impacts of Utility Scale Cofiring with 20% Biomass. PNNL-23492. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Logistics, Costs, and GHG Impacts of Utility Scale Cofiring with 20% Biomass
  • Collett J.R., P.A. Meyer, and S.B. Jones. 2014. Preliminary Economics for Hydrocarbon Fuel Production from Cellulosic Sugars. PNNL-23374. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Preliminary Economics for Hydrocarbon Fuel Production from Cellulosic Sugars
  • Davis R., D. Fishman, E.D. Frank, M.C. Johnson, S.B. Jones, C. Kinchin, and R. Skaggs, et al. 2014. "Integrated Evaluation of Cost, Emissions, and Resource Potential for Algal Biofuels at the National Scale." Environmental Science & Technology 48, no. 10:6035-6042. PNNL-SA-100181. doi:10.1021/es4055719
  • Jones S.B., L.J. Snowden-Swan, P.A. Meyer, A.H. Zacher, M.V. Olarte, and C. Drennan. 2014. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating 2013 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017. PNNL-23294. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fast Pyrolysis and Hydrotreating 2013 State of Technology R&D and Projections to 2017
  • Jones S.B., Y. Zhu, D.B. Anderson, R.T. Hallen, D.C. Elliott, A.J. Schmidt, and K.O. Albrecht, et al. 2014. Process Design and Economics for the Conversion of Algal Biomass to Hydrocarbons: Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading. PNNL-23227. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Process Design and Economics for the Conversion of Algal Biomass to Hydrocarbons: Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Upgrading
  • Jones S.B., Y. Zhu, L.J. Snowden-Swan, D. Anderson, R.T. Hallen, A.J. Schmidt, and K.O. Albrecht, et al. 2014. Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction: 2014 State of Technology. PNNL-23867. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Whole Algae Hydrothermal Liquefaction: 2014 State of Technology
  • Zacher A.H., M.V. Olarte, D.M. Santosa, D.C. Elliott, and S.B. Jones. 2014. "A Review and Perspective of Recent Bio-Oil Hydrotreating Research." Green Chemistry 16, no. 2:885-896. PNNL-SA-96894. doi:10.1039/c3gc41782d
  • Zhu Y., M.J. Biddy, S.B. Jones, D.C. Elliott, and A.J. Schmidt. 2014. "Techno-Economic Analysis of Liquid Fuel Production from Woody Biomass via Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) and Upgrading." Applied Energy 129. PNNL-SA-90421. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.03.053

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2005

  • Cao C., Y. Wang, S.B. Jones, J. Hu, X.S. Li, D.C. Elliott, and D.J. Stevens. 2005. "Microchannel Catalytic Processes for Converting Biomass-Derived Syngas to Transportation Fuels." In Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification, ACS Symposium Series, edited by Yong Wang and Jamelyn D. Holladay. 273-284. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Chemical Society. PNNL-SA-43441.

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