Erin Searcy, Ph.D.
Department Manager, Bioenergy Technologies
Research Areas: Bioenergy Technologies; Analysis and Sustainability; Bioenergy Leadership
Biography: Dr. Erin Searcy is currently the Bioenergy Technologies Department Manager at the Idaho National Lab. Dr. Searcy has had several roles at INL since joining in 2008, including Bioenergy Platform Analysis Lead, principle investigator on several biomass feedstock logistics and sustainability projects, and techno-economic analyst. Dr. Searcy spent almost three years supporting the Bioenergy Technologies Office in Washington, D.C., as a management and operations person employed by the INL.
After completing her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, Dr. Searcy worked as an environmental engineering consultant. She holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and acted as a sessional instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta.
Lamers P, Tan E, Searcy E, Hansen J, Scarlata C, Cafferty K, Jacobson J. 2015. Strategic supply system design—a holistic evaluation of operational and production cost for a biorefinery supply chain. Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biorefining. DOI:10.1002/bbb.1575.
Searcy E, Hess JR, Tumuluru J, Ovard L, Muth D, Trømborg E, Wild M, Deutmeyer M, Nikolaisen L, Ranta T, Hoefnagels E. Chapter 5: Optimization of Biomass Transport and Logistics. M. Junginger et al. (eds.), International Bioenergy Trade: History, status & outlook on securing sustainable bioenergy supply, demand and markets, Lecture Notes in Energy 17, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6982-3_5, © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.
Nguyen L, Cafferty K, Searcy E, et al. 2014. Uncertainties in Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Advanced Biomass Feedstock Logistics Supply Chains in Kansas. Energies 7: 7125-7146.
Hoefnagels E, Searcy E, Cornelissen T, Junginger M, Jacobson J, Faaij A. 2014. Lignocellulosic feedstock supply systems with intermodal and overseas transportation: Fischer-Tropsch diesel production from internationally sourced biomass. Biofuels, Bioproduction, and Biorefining 27. DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1497.
Lignocellulosic feedstock supply systems with intermodal and overseas transportation: Fischer-Tropsch diesel production from internationally sourced biomass. Biofuels, Bioproduction, and Biorefining 27. DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1497.