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Ryan M. Ness

Ryan Ness is a research technician with the National Bioenergy Center Biomass Analysis Group at NREL. Ryan has been with NREL since 2007. Ryan's primary responsibilities involve bench-scale wet chemical and instrumental analysis of lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks for the purpose of providing baseline, solids-intermediate, and biomass hydrolyzate compositional analysis in support of ongoing research and development. Ryan's work is performed in compliance with NREL's Standard Laboratory Analytical Procedures.


B.A., Human Biology, University of Kansas, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Toxicology Analyst, Quest Diagnostics, 2005-2007
  • Semi-Volatiles Analyst, Pace Analytical Services, Inc., 2003-2005

Research Interests

  • Biomass compositional analysis
  • Method development and optimization
  • Experimental planning

Contact Information

Ryan M. Ness
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-6191
Fax: 303-384-6103