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Elinor Scott

Associate Professor Biobased Chemistry and Technology at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • Chemistry
  • Biorefinery
  • (Bio)catalysis

Major works

  • Franssen, M.C.R.; Steunenberg, P; Scott, E.L.; Zuilhof, H.; Sanders, J.P.M.; (2013) Immobilised enzymes in biorenewables production Chemical Society Reviews 42: 6491-6533
  • Lammens, T.M.; Gangarapu, S.; Franssen, M.C.R.; Scott, E.L.; Sanders, J.P.M. (2012) Techno-Economic assessment of the production of biobased chemicals from glutamic acid BioFPR 6 (2), 177 - 187.
  • But, A.; Le Notre, J.E.L.; Scott, E.L.; Wever, R.; Sanders, J.P.M. (2012) Selective Oxidative Decarboxylation of Amino Acids to Produce Industrially Relevant Nitriles by Vanadium Chloroperoxidase ChemSusChem 5 (7), 1199 - 1202
  • Scott, E.; Peter, F.; Sanders, J.P.M. (2007) Biomass in the manufacture of industrial products - the use of proteins and amino acids Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 75 (4), 751 - 762.

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About Me

Elinor Scott is Associate Professor at Wageningen University at the chair group of Biobased Chemistry and Technology. Since 1997 she has been concerned with the development of economically and ecologically attractive conversion routes and processes of biomass to industrial chemicals. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry at Heriot-Watt University. Following positions as Post-Doctoral researcher in the field of polymer chemistry at the University of Strathclyde (1994–1995) and Heriot-Watt University (1995–1996), she moved to the Netherlands where she worked as an industrial Post-Doctoral polymer scientist at DSM and later as a scientist at ATO looking into biomass conversions.

Courses and Programs taught by Elinor Scott

4 courses


Biobased Sciences for Sustainability

MicroMasters® Program
6 courses


Economics and Policies for a Circular Bio-Economy

MicroMasters® Program
4 courses