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Danny Inman

Researcher V-Environmental Science


Daniel Inman is a member of the Resources and Sustainability Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Life-cycle modeling of renewable fuels

Feedstock production and handling

Biofuel sustainability

Statistical analysis of temporal and spatial data sets

System dynamics

Research Interests

Sustainability analysis

Biomass Scenario Model


Ph.D. in Soil and Crop Science, Colorado State University (2006)

M.S. in Soil Genesis and Classification, University of Tennessee (2000)

B.S. in Environmental Science, University of Tennessee (1997)

Prior Work Experience

Research Scientist, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2008–present)

Research Associate, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University (20042008)

Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University (20022004)

Staff Soil Scientist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (20002001)

Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Tennessee (19982000)

Featured Publications

Evaluation of Methods for Comparison of Spatiotemporal and Time Series Datasets, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Maturation of Biomass-to-Biofuels Conversion Technology Pathways for Rapid Expansion of Biofuels Production: A System Dynamics Perspective, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2015)

Case Study to Examine the Imputation of Missing Data to Improve Clustering Analysis of Building Electrical Demand, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology (2015)

Biomass Scenario Model Scenario Library: Definitions, Construction, and Description, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Transportation Energy Futures Series: Projected Biomass Utilization for Fuels and Power in a Mature Market, NREL Technical Report (2013)

Challenges in the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuel-induced global land-use change, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2013)

Investigation of Biochemical Biorefinery Sizing and Environmental Sustainability Impacts for Conventional Bale System and Advanced Uniform Biomass Logistics Designs, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2013)

Insight: how will biofuels change land use? Environmental Research Web (2013)

Modeling Biofuel Expansion Effects on Land Use Change Dynamics, Environmental Research Letters (2013)

Constraints and Capabilities of No-Till Dryland Agroecosystems as Bioenergy Production Systems, Agron. J. (2013)

Biomass Resource Allocation among Competing End Uses, NREL Technical Report (2012)

Life Cycle Assessment of Bioenergy Feedstock Production: Uncertainty, Landscape Heterogeneity, and Mitigation Opportunities, Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (2011)

Understanding the Developing Cellulosic Biofuels Industry through Dynamic Modeling, Economic Effects of Biofuel Production (2011)

Feedstock Handling and Processing Effects on Biochemical Conversion to Biofuels: A Review, Biofpr (2010)

Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Selected U.S. Ethanol Production and Use Pathways in 2022, Environmental Science and Technology (2010)

Environmental and Sustainability Factors Associated With Next-Generation Biofuels: What Do We Really Know? Environmental Science and Technology (2009)

A Synthesis of Multi-Disciplinary Research in Precision Agriculture: Site-Specific Management Zones in the Semi-Arid Western Great Plains of the USA, Journal of Precision Agriculture (2008)

Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Soil Color-Based Management Zones in Irrigated Maize, Agronomy Journal (2008)

Active Remote Sensing and Grain Yield in Irrigated Maize, Journal of Precision Agriculture (2007)

Profitability of Site-Specific Nitrogen Management Strategies across Soil Color-Based Management Zones, Precision Agriculture '07 (2007)

Site-Specific Management Zones: Seven Years of Research in the Western Great Plains of the US, Precision Agriculture '07 (2007)

Temporal and Spatial Stability of Soil Test Parameters used in Precision Agriculture, Journal of Industrial Ecology (2006)

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