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Bin Yang, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Bin Yang works in the BSysE Bioenergy and Bioproducts Engineering research emphasis area at the Bioproducts, Sciences & Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University, Tri-Cities.

Dr. Yang has dedicated most of his career to the development of renewable energy technologies with particular emphasis on production of biofuels and chemicals from cellulosic biomass feedstocks and other sustainable resources.  His current research interests lie in areas of pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and novel pathways that accelerate commercial application of biomass processing to cellulosic and lignin fuels and chemicals.

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Dr. Bin Yng

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Fax:  509-372-7690

BSEL 223
Biological Systems Engineering
Washington State University
Richland, WA 99354-1670

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My Research In the News

  • Biofuels Digest Features WSU Jet Fuel Research

    January 11, 2018 | BiofuelsDisgest,  Jim Lane

    Back in 2016, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities landed a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. The team had successfully demonstrated a new, water-based process for deconstructing and recovering lignin from biomass and converting it into jet fuel-range hydrocarbons. These could be certified as jet fuel in the future. Lignin, a polymer that makes plants woody and rigid, is a waste product in the biofuels production process.

    Bin Yang, WSU Tri-Cities associate professor of biological systems engineering and principal investigator for the grant, holds a patent on the process.

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