Mary J. Biddy

Research Focus

Dr. Mary J. Biddy is the Strategic Analysis Platform Lead and a Senior Research Engineer in the National Bioenergy Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Her primary research focus is on techno-economic evaluations for the production of advanced biofuels and bioproducts. She has led numerous projects in this area, including serving as the chief modeler for the economic evaluations in the National Advanced Biofuels Consortium and the lead analyst in the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) focused on bioproducts. Prior to joining NREL in 2009, Dr. Biddy was a Senior Research Engineer in the Aromatics and Acetyls division at BP. She received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and was supported by a DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship.

Projects in the Agile BioFoundry

  • Project Lead of the market, economic, and life cycle analysis team
  • Economic and market analysis

Featured Publications

Lynd, L. R., Liang, X., Biddy, M. J., et al. “Cellulosic ethanol: status and innovation.” Current Opinion in Biotechnology 45 (2017): 202-211.

Biddy, M. J., et al. “The techno-economic basis for coproduct manufacturing to enable hydrocarbon fuel production from lignocellulosic biomass.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4.6 (2016): 3196-3211.

Biddy, M. J., C. Scarlata, and C. Kinchin,; “Chemicals from biomass: A market assessment of bioproducts with near-term potential” , NREL Report No. TP-5100-65509 (2016).

Ragauskas, Arthur J., Beckham, G.T, Biddy, M. J. et al.. “Lignin Valorization: Improving Lignin Processing in the Biorefinery.” Science 344.6185 (2014): 1246843.

Davis, R, et al., “Process design and economics for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to hydrocarbons: Dilute-acid and enzymatic deconstruction of biomass to sugars and biological conversion of sugars to hydrocarbons”, NREL Technical Report NREL/TP-5100-60223, 2013.

Biddy, M. J.; Dutta, A.; Jones, S.; Meyer, A., “In-situ catalytic fast pyrolysis technology pathway”, NREL Report No. TP-5100-58056; PNNL-22320 (2013).

Kollaras, A.; Koutouridis, P.; Biddy, M. J.; McMillan, J. D., “Multiple coproducts needed to establish cellulosic ethanol industry”, Ethanol Producer Magazine (July 10, 2012).