Research Areas: Biomass Feedstock National User Facility ; Bioenergy Technologies
Biography: Neal A. Yancey is a senior research engineer in the Idaho National Laboratory’s BioFuels and Renewable Energy Department. He has worked at INL since 1997 and in the BioFuels Department since 2007. His education includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Utah State University in environmental engineering. From 1997 to 2007 he was involved primarily in soil and water remediation. During that time he was involved in research and testing of jet grouting technologies to stabilize buried waste. He conducted research and testing in the cleanup of radioactive and biological contaminations following a dirty bomb detonation and remediation of abandoned mine waste in remote areas of the western U.S.
Beginning in 2007 his research has been focused on reducing costs in the preprocessing of agricultural and forest residues as that relates to preparing biomass for fuel conversion. He has published many papers dealing primarily in the area of reducing grinding costs during the pre-processing of biomass to feed into refineries and fuel conversion processes. He has been a peer reviewer for multiple publications and has been the lead of technical sessions for the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
M.S., Environmental Engineering - Utah State University
B.S., Environmental Engineering - Utah State University