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RFA Honors Argonne Scientist Michael Wang with 2024 Award of Excellence

February 21, 2024

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At the National Ethanol Conference today in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Award of Excellence to Dr. Michael Wang, an Argonne National Laboratory distinguished fellow, senior scientist, and director of the Systems Assessment Center – Environmental Assessment Leader within Argonne’s Energy Systems and Infrastructure Analysis division.


“RFA is truly honored to recognize Dr. Wang for the invaluable contributions he has made to the advancement of renewable energy throughout his distinguished career,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “His groundbreaking work has helped the scientific community, policymakers, regulators, and the general public better understand the environmental consequences of the energy decisions we make as a society. His pioneering research has not only deepened our understanding of the full lifecycle emissions impacts of different fuels and vehicles, but it has also paved the way for advancements in sustainable transportation that benefit humanity as a whole. We are profoundly thankful for his tireless pursuit of excellence, his steadfast commitment to following the science and using the latest data, and his willingness to listen and learn about new technologies and practices in the industry.”


At Argonne, Dr. Wang has led the development and applications of the GREET model for life-cycle analysis of transportation fuels for ethanol, and many other uses. His work in the life-cycle analysis area has been used extensively and often cited in research and academic fields. As of 2023, there were more than 55,000 registered GREET users worldwide. Dr. Wang also is a faculty associate at the Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering at the University of Chicago and a senior fellow at the Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering of Northwestern University.