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Richard Boardman, Ph.D.

LRM (Laboratory Relationship Manager) Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Office

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Biography:
Dr. Richard Boardman oversees the INL Clean Energy Platform for Integrated Energy Systems development. His staff develops computational tools and test facilities supporting the design, assessment, integration, optimization, and control of industry-scale hybrid energy systems. Hybrid energy systems operate in a closely-coupled, dynamic manner to enhance the systems technical, economic, and environmental performance. Boardman is also responsible for coordination of DOE Laboratories, government, universities, regional stakeholders, and industry for this effort. After receiving his doctorate in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University, he worked for Exxon Production Research and Geneva Steel Mill, then joined Idaho National Laboratory in 1990.  His personal expertise includes combustion, gasification, synthetic fuels process development, gas cleanup, and atmospheric environmental chemistry.

Education:

​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering - Brigham Young University

Integrated B.S./M.S., Chemical Engineering - Brigham Young University

Affiliations:

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Idaho Academy of Sciences

Publications:

(2014) M.F. Ruth, O.R. Zinaman, M. Antkowiak, R.D. Boardman, R.S. Cherry, M.D. Bazilian, “Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems: Opportunities, Interconnections, and Needs,” Energy Conversion and Management 78, 684–694

 

(2013) R.D. Boardman, M.B. Bearden, et al., Logistics, Costs, and GHG Impacts of Utility-Scale Cofiring with 20% Biomass, Joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technical Report, INL/EXT-12-25252; PNNL-22320

 

(2012) R.S. Cherry, S.E. Aumeier, and R.D. Boardman, “Large Hybrid Energy Systems for Making Low CO2 Load-Following Power and Synthetic Fuel,” Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 5489

 

(2012) J.S. Tumuluru, R.D. Boardman, C.T. Wright, J.R. Hess, “Some Chemical Compositional Changes in Miscanthus and White Oak Sawdust Samples During Torrefaction,” Energies, 2012, 5, 3928-3947

 

(2012) J.S. Tumuluru, T. Kremer, C.T. Wright, R.D. Boardman, “Proximate and Ultimate Composition Changes in Corn Stover during Torrefaction using Themogravimetic Analysis and Microwaves,” 2012 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Dallas, Texas, Paper 121337298, July 29-August 1, 2012

 

(2012) J.S. Tumuluru, J.R. Hess, R.D. Boardman, C.T. Wright, T.L. Westover, “Formulation, Pretreatment, and Densification Options to Improve Biomass Specification for Co-Firing High Percentages with Coal,” Industrial Biotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 3, June 2012

 

(2012) J.S. Tumuluru, R.D. Boardman, C.T. Wright, “Response Surface Analysis of Elemental Composition and Energy Properties of Corn Stover During Torrefaction, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2012

 

(2011) R.D. Boardman, R.A. Wood, A.M. Gandrik, T.K. Foulke, D.A. Bell, W.C. Schaffers, The Feasibility of Sitting Coal Gasification and Synfuels Plants in Wyoming, INL/EXT-11-22510, June 2011

 

(2011) L.O. Nelson, E. Robertson, R.A. Wood, A.M. Gandrik, M.G. McKellar, R.D. Boardman, Integration of High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors into Select Industrial Process Application, INL/EXT-11-23008, August, 2011

 

(2011) L.O. Nelson, R.A. Wood, A.M. Gandrik, M.G. McKellar, R.D. Boardman, Integration of High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors into Industrial Process Application, INL/EXT-11-23008, May, 2010

 

(2011) S.E. Aumeier, R.S. Cherry, R.D. Boardman, and J. Smith, “Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems:  Imperative, Prospects and Challenges, Energy Procedia, 7, 51-54

 

(2010) J.S. Tumuluru, S. Sokhansanj, C.T. Wright, R.D. Boardman, Biomass Torrefaction Process Review and Moving Bed Torrefaction System Model Development, INL/EXT-10-19569, August, 2010

 

(2010) R.D. Boardman, J.S. Shankar Tumuluru, C.T. Wright, and G.L. Gresham, “Methods for Determining Chemical Mechanisms of Biomass Torrefaction,” Proceedings of the 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Paper #197543, Salt Lake City, Utah, November, 2010

 

(2008) K. Omar, R.D. Boardman, R.A. Carrington, “Evaluation of Oil Shale for Multi-Pollutant Emission Control from Coal Combustion,” 33rd Proceedings of the International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, (Vol. 2) 830-815, June 2008

 

(2005) R.D. Boardman, H.J. Gatley, B.D. Phillips, “EPA SBIR Phase I Final Report, Novel Process for the Management and Mitigation of Tar and Oil Byproducts from Solid Waste Gasification,” Contract No. EP-D-05-046, Project No. Pr-NC-04-10311

 

(2005)  R.D. Boardman, R.A. Carrington, Design and Testing of Differential Reactor and Novel Sorbents for Multi-Pollutant Control, INL/EXT-05-0001

 

(2005) R.D. Boardman, R.A. Carrington, and R. Wood, FutureGen Supporting Technologies Study—FutureGen Plant Evaluation, INL/EXT-05-0004

 

(2004) R.D. Boardman, M.K. Clemens, J.A. Del Debbio, R.J. Kirkham, R. Geosits, “Zero Release Mixed Waste Process Facility Design and Testing,” Proceedings of Waste Management, 2004, Tucson, AZ, paper 4477, March 2004

 

(2004) N.R. Soelberg, D.W. Marshall, R.D. Boardman, “Fluidized-Bed Steam Reforming for Mixed and Radioactive Wastes,” Proceedings of Waste Management, 2004, Tucson, AZ, paper 4495, March 2004

 

(2004) R.D. Boardman, B.H. O’Brien, et. al., High Temperature MACT Calcination Test, INEEL/EXT 04-01625

 

(2001) R.D. Boardman, L.J. Young, N.R. Soelberg, NWCF Calciner Emissions Inventory- Final Report for the Phase IV Testing, INEEL/EXT-01-00260

 

(1997) R.D. Boardman, Alternative Calcination Report, INEEL/EXT-97-00654

 

(1996) W. Chen, L.D. Smoot, T.H. Fletcher, and R.D. Boardman, “A Computational Method for Determining Global Fuel-NO Rate Expressions. Part 1.” Energy & Fuels, 10, 1036

 

(1995) R.D. Boardman, “Membrane, Selective Precipitation, and Freeze Crystallization Processes,” in Separation Techniques in Nuclear Waste Management, (T. Carleson, edt.), CRC Press, New York

 

(1995) R.D. Boardman, J.A. Murphy, and L.F. Pincock, “Case Study of Selection Processes for INEL Wastes,” in Separation Techniques in Nuclear Waste Management, (T. Carleson, edt.), CRC Press, New York

 

(1993) R.D. Boardman, C.N. Eatough, L.D. Smoot, and J. Germane, “Comparison of Measurements and Predictions of Flame Structure and Thermal NOx in a Swirling, Natural Gas Diffusion Flame,” Combustion Science and Technology, 93, 1-6

 

(1993) R.D. Boardman and L.D. Smoot, “Pollution Formation and Control” in Fundamentals of Coal Combustion: For Clean and Efficient Use, (L.D. Smoot, edt.), Coal Science and Technology Volume 20, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

(1993) L.D. Smoot, R.D. Boardman, B.S. Brewster, B.S. Hill, and A.K. Folli, “Development and Application of an Acid Rain Precursor Model for Practical Furnaces,” Energy and Fuel, 7, 786

 

(1992) R.D. Boardman, B.S. Brewster, Z. Haque, L.D. Smoot, and G.D. Silcox, “Modeling Sorbent Injection and Sulfur Capture in Pulverized Coal Combustion, Transactions of the ASME, FACT-Vol. 15, Air Toxic Reduction and Combustion Modeling

 

(1988) R.D. Boardman and L.D. Smoot, “Prediction of Nitric Oxide in Advanced Combustion Systems,” AIChE Journal, 34, No. 9, 1573

Presentations:

(2015) R.D. Boardman, "INL & University of Wyoming Collaboration in Coal Conversion," 5th International Coal Conference, Jackson Hole Wyoming, October 6-7, 2015

 

(2014) R.D. Boardman, "Enhanced Carbon Capture and Utilization in Power Plants through Hybridization with Grid Dynamics," 4th U.S.-China CO2 Emissions Control Science & Technology Symposium, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, September 20-22, 2014

 

(2014) R.D. Boardman, "Economic and Environmental Barriers to Implementing Coal-to-Liquid Energy" 2014 Clean Energy Conference, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, September 14-15, 2014

 

(2013) M.G. McKellar, R.D. Boardman, S.M. Bragg-Sitton, "Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems Applied to Remote Systems," Artic Energy Summit, Akureyri, Iceland, October 9, 2013

 

(2011) A.M. Gandrik, R.D. Boardman, and R.A. Wood, "The Technical and Economic Feasibility of Siting Synfuels Plants in Wyoming," 2011 International Pittsburg Coal Conference, September 2011

 

(2009) K. Omar, R.D. Boardman, R.A. Carrington, B. Higgins, G. Liu, "Evaluation of Oil Shale for Multi-Pollutant Emission Control from Coal Combustion- Part II, 34th Proceedings of the International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, June 2009

 

(2008) R.D. Boardman, "GHG Well to Wheels Approach Principles and Applications," First World Coal-to-Liquid Conference, Paris France, April 3-4, 2008

 

(2007) R.D. Boardman, The Benefits and Challenges of Producing Liquid Fuel from Coal:  The Role for Federal Research, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Committee of Science and Technology House of Representative, September 5, 2007, Serial No. 110-51

 

(2007) J. Baardson, R.D. Boardman, A.M. Gribik, R.A. Wood, "Coal-to-Fuel Simulation Studies for Optimal Performance and Carbon Management," 24th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, September, 2007

 

(2007) N. Soelberg, R.D. Boardman, A. Olson, K. Ryan, B. Mason, "Off-gas Mercury Control Using Sulfur-Impregnated Activated Carbon – Test Results,"  IT3' 07 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2007

 

(2007) R.D. Boardman, "Water Balance for an Fischer Tropsch Coal-to-Liquid Plant," Gasification Technologies Council Workshop, Denver Colorado, March 2007

 

(2007) R.D. Boardman, "Synthetic Fuels Modeling," Alternative Energy NOW Conference, February 2007

 

(2006)  J. Hartvigsen, S. Elangoven, R.D. Boardman, L. Frost, "Cold Plasma Catalyzed Gasification," 2006 H-2 Expo, Hamburg, Germany, October 2006

 

(2005)  J.L. Tripp, R.D. Boardman, T.G. Garn, and J.P. Law, "Development of Steam Reforming for the Solidification of the Cesium and Strontium Separations Product from Advanced Aqueous Reprocessing of Spent Nuclear Fuel," Fall Separations Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, October 2005

 

(2005) R.D. Boardman, "INL Directions in Hydrogen R&D: The Nuclear, Fossil, Hydrogen Nexus," Presentation at Laboratory Energy R&D Working Group, Joint DOE Laboratory Offices, Washington D.C. June 2005

 

(2005) R.D. Boardman, "Mixed Radioactive Waste Thermal Treatment Mercury Emissions and Abatement" proceedings of Air and Waste Management Association Particulate/Acid Gas Subcommittee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2005

 

(2005) R.D. Boardman, "Demonstration of Mercury Capture Efficiency During Medical Waste Processing in a PEM™," Proceedings of Air and Waste Management Association Particulate/Acid Gas Subcommittee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2005

 

(2005) B.H. Ward, S.M. Morrica, R.D. Boardman, R.J. Thiering, T.A. Eddowes, M.L. Cater, P.J. Anderson, "ANSTO Synroc Process for 99Mo Target Dissolver Solution," Proceedings of Waste Management, March 2005

 

(2004) N.A. Chipman and R.D. Boardman, "Nuclear Engineering Education Revitalized," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, 2004

 

(2004) B. Phillips, and R.D. Boardman, "The Emery Mobile Gasifier Test System," Proceedings of 29th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization and Fuel Systems, April 2004

 

(2003) R.D. Boardman, "Thermal Treatment Process Emissions Control and Measurements," Invited Review- Academy of Sciences - Nuclear Waste Management Division, Idaho Falls, Idaho Meeting, December 2003

 

(2000) R.D. Boardman, N.R. Soelberg, and L.J. Young, "Offgas Emissions for the New Waste Calcining Facility (Calciner)," proceedings of Nineteenth International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies, Incineration, Portland, Oregon, May 2000

 

(2000) N.R. Soelberg, R.D. Boardman, and L.J. Young, "Sampling and Analysis Methods for a High NOx Offgas," Proceedings of Nineteenth International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies, Incineration 7-3, Portland, Oregon, May 2000

 

(1999) R.D. Boardman, "Nuclear Waste Thermal Treatment Process Emissions," Joint EPA/DOE National Technical Work Group for Maximum Achievable Control Technology Rule Session, Washington D.C., November 1999

 

(1999) R.D. Boardman, N.R. Soelberg, L.J. Young, and D.V. Croson, "Development of Offgas Sample Collection Methods for an Emissions Inventory of a Highly Radioactive Waste Thermal Treatment Process," Proceedings of Eighteenth International Conference on Incineration and Thermal Treatment Technologies, Orlando, Florida, May 1999

 

(1992) J.A. McCray and R.D. Boardman, "The NOx Abatement Program at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant," Proceedings of the Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management International Topical Meeting, May 1992

 

(1987) R.D. Boardman and L.D. Smoot, "Joint Prediction of Fuel and Thermal NO, Proceedings of the EPA/EPRI 1989 Joint Symposium on Stationary Combustion NOx Control, San Francisco, CA, April 1987

Awards:

Laboratory Director Awards,  Idaho National Laboratory, 2015

Laboratory Director Awards, Idaho National Laboratory, 2009

Federal Consortium for Technology Transfer Awards, 2008

Federal Consortium for Technology Transfer Awards, 2007

Idaho Academy of Sciences Distinguished Scientist/Engineer of the Year, 2004

Bechtel Award for Most Original Technical Work and Greatest Commercial Potential:  IGCC Direct Sulfur Recovery Technology Development, 2004

Westinghouse Signature of Excellence Award, 1991

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