Chemical catalysis pioneer James Dumesic wins international energy prize

Prolific biofuels researcher James Dumesic has been named the winner of the 2019 Eni Energy Transition Award.

The internationally renowned Eni Awards were established in 2007 to recognize excellence in energy and environmental research. The Energy Transition Award honors recent research and technological innovation that promote the transition toward low-carbon energy systems. Dumesic, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, was selected for his pioneering work on novel catalytic processes for converting plant material into advanced fuels, biodegradable plastics, and other renewable chemicals.

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