Deployment of biobased value chains

Chenlin Li

Idaho National Laboratory

United States of America





Role in Task and related activities

Task 40 Member, leads Task Project Regional transitions in existing bioenergy markets; works on market development, biomass resource diversity, biobased value chain in bioeconomy, and BECCS development.

What the world should know about me

Chenlin received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from Zhengzhou University, and PhD in environmental engineering from University of Hong Kong, China. She performed postdoctoral research at US’s Sandia National Labs (2008-2011) on lignocellulosic biomass conversion, and later worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as research scientist and biomass deconstruction group lead (2011-2015). After that, she joined Idaho National Lab and works on biomass supply, logistics, preprocessing and quality improvement for various biofuels and biochemical conversion pathways. She also performed a two year Management & Operating Detail (2017-2018) at the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in Washington D.C., providing technical support to the Feedstock Supply and Logistics Program, and led the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC), serving as a liaison between National Labs and BETO.

Beside her scientific work, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, skiing and camping, as well as reading and cooking.