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In the news: Imona Omole

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In the news: Imona Omole
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UMass Amherst alumnus Imona Omole, president of Verdant Energy LLC, has been awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award in chemical engineering by the University’s College of Engineering.

As an innovator, Omole specializes in renewable fuels, including biogas and renewable natural gas, syngas production, carbon mitigation and hydrogen solutions. He has led significant capital projects and managed diverse teams across the U.S. on various innovative energy projects. He has six patents in energy and materials technology through his work with Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips and Chevron, and has developed numerous trade secrets in energy, contributing to over 20 publications. He serves as a nominated reviewer for the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E GREENWELLS program and has reviewed for other industry journals and projects.

His achievements include membership in the Tau Beta Pi and Golden Key honor societies, winning the first-place achievement award at Georgia Tech’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department symposium poster session, being a semifinalist for a company-wide Golden Shield Award, and receiving several departmental awards.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UMass Amherst, Omole has a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Georgia Tech.

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