In this episode, we talk with three experts in the field of biofuels working on the Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign. We will learn what it is, what it can it do for governments and for private industry.
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Jim Spaeth, System Development and Integration Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office
Jim Spaeth serves as the U.S. DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office – System Development and Integration Program Manager. Jim is leading the DOE deployment and market strategy development for sustainable aviation fuels. His current portfolio includes the DOE investments in integrated biorefinery projects focused on the development of advanced biofuels and bioproducts including sustainable aviation, marine and other heavy-duty biofuel applications. Jim also leads the bioenergy international engagement activities for DOE, is the current Chair of the Biofuture Clean Energy Ministerial Initiative, and recently completed a 3-year term as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program.
Dr. Pat Gruber, CEO, Gevo
Dr. Gruber, CEO and Board Member of Gevo, has spent over 30 years developing and commercializing renewable biobased technologies to replace petrochemicals. His teams have developed and commercialized several renewable resource-based products, including organic acids, plastics, fibers, advanced alcohols, hydrocarbon fuels, and the like.
Gerard Ostheimer, Co-manager, Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign
Gerard Ostheimer, Ph.D. serves as the Co-Manager of the Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign. He is the founder and CEO of Biofuture Workshop, which promotes the use of sustainable bio-based solutions to accelerate the Energy Transition and foster the Circular Carbon Economy. Previously, Dr. Ostheimer served as a Science Advisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture during which time he contributed to finalizing the Global Bioenergy Partnership Indicators of Sustainable Bioenergy Production and Use.