Bruce D Adkins

Senior R&D Scientist

 

4 years at Inaeris (formerly KiOR) as Manager of Process Research and Modeling (team of 5)

4 years at KiOR as Manager of Catalyst and Process Development (team of 40)

1 year at Great Point Energy as R&D Director (team of 22)

1 year at Albemarle as Global VGO Specialist

3 years at Albemarle as Hydrotreating Tech Service Manager (team of 15)

14 years in Albemarle/Akzo as FCC R&D Manager (team of 20)

5 years in Akzo as Hydrotreating R&D Manager (team of 5)

7 years in Ky Center for Applied Energy Research as Research Engineer

PhD in Materials Engineering (minors in Chemical Engineering and Numerical Methods) from University of Kentucky, 1987

BS in Materials Engineering from University of Kentucky in 1981

 

Awards

 3 Albemarle Technology Development awards 

Patents

 1.  B. Adkins, D. Stamires, R. Bartek, M. Brady, J. Hacskaylo,“Catalyst for Thermocatalytic Conversion of Biomass to Liquid Fuels and Chemicals”, US 9,649,624, May 20172. 
L. Zhou, V. Samples, G. Juttu, H. Craig, B. Adkins, “Process for Reactivating a Metal Contaminated Biomass Conversion Catalyst”, US Patent 9,561,501, Feb 20173. 
G. Juttu, K. Shogren, B. Adkins, “Phosphorous Promotion of  Zeolite-Containing Catalysts”, US Patent 9,522,392, Dec 20164. 
J. Springs, B. Adkins, S. Schuyten, G. Juttu, C. Henry, K. Shogren, “Catalysts for Thermocatalytic Conversion of Biomass, and Methods of Making and Using”, US Patent 9,518,229, Dec 20165. 
B. Adkins, D. Stamires, R. Bartek, M. Brady, J. Hasckaylo, “Process for Converting Biomass to a Fuel”, US Patent 9,044,741, June 20156. 
B. Adkins, S. Garner, “Atomizer Wheel with Improved Nozzle for Rotary Atomizers and Method of Obtaining Microspherical Solid Particles”, US Patent 6,631,851, Oct 2003.7. 
B. Adkins, L. Bauer, R. Engleman, C. Lewis, “Use of Cooling Media in Biomass Conversion Process”, US Patent Application 15/763,04, March 20188. 
B. Adkins, J. Springs, L. Zhou, “Catalysts for Thermocatalytic Conversion of Biomass, and Methods of Making and Using”, US Patent Application 20150045208, Feb 20159. 
L. Zhou, A. Bryant, M. Ramirez-Corredores, L. May, R. Engelman, B. Adkins, D. Rainer, “Method of Rejuvenating Biomass Conversion Catalysts”, US Patent Application 20150004093, Jan 201510. 
P. Loezos, B. Bibens, R. Cordle, B. Adkins, J. Hacskaylo, “Two-Stage Reactor for Conversion of Solid Biomass Material”, US Patent Application 20130232855, Sept 2013