Physical Sciences Division
Staff Awards & Honors
C&E News Honors Catalysis Research
Congratulations to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Johnathan E. Holladay, Heather Brown and Z. Conrad Zhang and former post-doc Haibo Zhao on having their biomass research project selected as one of the most important research advances of 2007 by Chemical & Engineering News magazine. The team from the Laboratory's Institute for Integrated Catalysis discovered the most effective method yet to convert glucose, nature's abundant sugar, to hydroxymethylfurfural, a chemical that can be broken into components for products now made from petroleum.