Ashwini Bhandiwad

Ashwini Bhandiwad, Ph.D. is a bioenergy analyst at the Energy Biosciences Institute. Her work focuses on process modeling of ongoing projects at EBI to understand the impact, synergy and feasibility of each for largescale implementation. Over the past several years she has worked on various aspects of biofuel production leveraging synthetic biology through a doctorate in engineering from Dartmouth College. In her spare time, she also works with the CleanTech Open, a nonprofit accelerator program for cleantech startups.


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    Biobutanol: Back to the Future

    With higher energy content and better blending compatibility with gasoline than ethanol and widespread applications for synthesis of chemicals and polymers, it’s no wonder that bio-based butanol has created a lot of buzz.