Dr. Hong Jin is a Senior Professional based in Texas with more than 13 years of oil and gas industry experience, working for firms such as ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and Chevron. She provides clients technical analysis and planning for regulatory advocacy on greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, as well as managing footprint assessment and optimization.
A technical expert in lifecycle assessment (LCA), Dr. Jin has served as sector editor for the LCA section of the Elsevier Encyclopedia for Sustainable Technologies and as technical reviewer for the National Petroleum Council's (NPC) 2011 study "Future Transportation Fuels." She supported the rule-making process of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), as well as participated in public hearings. Dr. Jin developed fuel pathway registrations for refinery co-processed biofuels, gas-to-liquids and provides strategic consulting on biogas pathway registrations.
In addition, Dr. Jin has developed GHG and LCA tools for conventional fuels and biofuels:
- Lifecycle GHG calculation tools using U.S. EPA AP-42 emission factors and refinery data as basis of design that were later adapted into the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model (GREET) format during the development of the first renewable diesel pathway. She worked with the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to transfer the pathway model into the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CaLCFS).
- GHG estimator tool update for internal compliance of Phase 1 and Phase 2 major capital project requirements
- Sustainable Soil Remediation Screening Tool
- Lifecycle Shale Environmental Footprint Management Tool
- Lifecycle Heavy Oil Production Tool
- Lifecycle models for major energy pathways including shale, oil sands, gas-to-liquids (GTLs), conventional fuels, and biofuels
Dr. Jin develops corporate guidance on LCA implementation and developed and led a corporate-wide LCA network for major petroleum companies. She advises and develops LCA training for internal business stakeholders and represents technology and LCA strategy for corporate sustainability teams.