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Craig Brown

Systems Integration Technical Lead


Craig Brown is the systems integration technical lead for the Industrial Systems and Fuels Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. He provides technical leadership to a multidisciplinary team that offers independent and objective analyses and planning support for the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office. This mostly entails cross-program planning and integration, project technical validations, and systems analysis of the bioenergy supply chain.

Research Interests

Biomass energy conversion

Energy systems analysis


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University

Professional Experience

Senior Research Analyst, BCS Incorporated

Pilot Plant Operations Manager and Energy Systems Safety and Reliability Engineer, Weyerhaeuser Company

Manager, Competitive Assessment and Thermochemical R&D, Catchlight Energy LLC

Senior Engineering Specialist (Biorefinery and Bioproducts), Weyerhaeuser Company

Technical Team Lead and Project Manager (Black Liquor Gasification Project), Weyerhaeuser Company

Senior Research Engineer (Energy and Chemical Recovery), Weyerhaeuser Company

Industrial Research Fellow, Institute of Paper Chemistry

Combustion Systems and Recovery Research Engineer, Weyerhaeuser Company

Featured Work

Commercializing the Biofuels Supply Chain, Advanced Biofuels and the RFS: The State of Technology and Market Outlook Workshop (2012)

Advancement of High Temperature Black Liquor Gasification Technology, U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (2008)

The Chemrec Black Liquor Gasifier at New Bern – A Status ReportInternational Chemical Recovery Conference (2004)

Cost-Benefit Assessment of Black Liquor Gasifier/Combined Cycle Technology Integrated Into a Kraft Pulp Mill, International Chemical Recovery Conference (1998)