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EUBCE 2022 - BIO: James SPAETH




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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy,US, Bioenergy Technologies Office, USA


Jim serves as the DOE Bioenergy Advanced Development & Optimization (ADO) Program Manager. The ADO program develops, tests, and verifies engineering-scale integrated biorefinery process performance to reduce technology uncertainty and to enable industry-led scale-up activities. ADO also develops novel methods to expand end-user acceptance of biofuel and bioproducts and identifies new, robust market opportunities. Jim's portfolio includes the DOE investments in integrated biorefinery projects at the pilot, demonstration and pioneer scale. Jim is the international lead for the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office and is the current Chairperson of IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program. Within DOE Jim has served in various roles including: Director for the Office of Commercialization & Project Management; Senior Advisor for the Pacific Region; Biomass Program Team Manager, Technology Manager for Bioenergy and Solar Energy. He also served as a Legislative Fellow for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Prior to joining DOE, Prior to DOE, Jim worked for over 10 years in the aerospace industry in engineering and business development positions with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.

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