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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Thomas Foust

Thomas Foust
Center Director II-Technical
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)


As Catalytic Carbon Transformation & Scale-Up National Bioenergy Center director, Thomas Foust guides and directs NREL’s research efforts and those of collaborating national laboratories to develop biomass conversion technologies via biochemical and thermochemical routes, as well as critical research areas addressing the sustainability of biofuels, bioproducts, and bioenergy. His areas of expertise include feedstock production, biomass-to-fuels conversion technologies, and environmental and societal sustainability issues associated with biofuels.