Nancy Farmer

20002023

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Overview

Personal Profile

Nancy Dowe is the section manager of NREL's National Bioenergy Center Bioprocess Development Group. The group is largely made up of fermentation scientists and engineers whose focus is on fermentation process development and pilot plant scale-up. Nancy has nearly 30 years of experience working with a wide variety of fermentation processes and microorganisms for the production of specialty chemicals and fuels. She specializes in using biomass sugars in the processes. 

Research Interests

Integrating process steps

Developing technology that will scale, is efficient, and is economical

Industrial collaborations

Current Projects

Biological upgrading of sugars to fuels and chemicals

Bench-scale integration and scale-up of biological processes to produce fuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass

Biological upgrading of methane to fuels and chemicals

Validation activities for the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office

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