Corinne Scown

Vice President for Life-Cycle, Economics and Agronomy and Director of Life-Cycle and Technoeconomic Analysis

Research Focus

Modeling the economic and environmental impacts of advanced pathways to bio-based fuels and products.


  • Environmental and cost impacts of feedstock-flexible biorefineries
  • Life-cycle cost and environmental impact assessment of ionic liquid-based biorefineries producing advanced biofuels and bioproducts
  • Matching local waste biomass resources with grid, industrial, and community needs in California for sustainable distributed generation through 2050
  • Enabling anaerobic digestion for municipal solid waste-to-energy
  • Quantifying the potential impact of engineering salt- and drought-tolerant feedstocks

Featured Media

JBEI Pretreatment and Process Development Team Honored by Secretary of Energy

DOE Director's Award Ceremony

JBEI Expert Corinne Scown explains Techno-Economic Analysis

JBEI’s Corinne Scown honored by Berkeley Lab for her Exceptional Achievement

Scown was recognized with the “Early Scientific Career” award for significant scientific or technical contributions leading to important progress in an area of research or toward completion of a project (typically 0-5 years Postdoctoral).

Leaving on a Biofueled Jet Plane

Amit Gokhale and Corinne Scown were leaders of an EBI research team that developed a catalytic process for converting sugarcane biomass into a new class of aviation fuel and lubricant base oils. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt)

From Sugarcane to Jet Fuel

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Researchers Find Sweet Source for Aviation Biofuel

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Location Key to Calculating Biofuel Carbon Footprint

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Alumni Honored at 2014 CEE Alumni Awards Luncheon

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