Dr. Nate Anderson is a Research Forester with the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, in Missoula, Montana. He has a PhD in Forest Resources Management from the State University of New York, an MS in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland, and a BS in Biology from Bates College. His work is focused on three critical areas of bioenergy and bioproducts research and development: 1) sustainable and economically efficient forest biomass management and production systems, 2) competitive low-emissions biofuels and bioenergy conversion technologies deployed in the forest sector, and 3) information and tools for decision making and policy analysis related to forest biomass utilization. Ongoing projects include harvested wood products carbon accounting for the National Forest System, an assessment of biomass utilization on the Uncompahgre Plateau in Colorado, and the 2010 USDA-NIFA Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) project titled Integration of Biofuels and Bioproducts Production into Forest Products Supply Chains Using Modular Biomass Gasification and Carbon Activation, for which he serves as Project Director.
Role(s) in BANR: Dr. Anderson is on the BANR Executive Leadership Team and is working with Dr. Woodam Chung and Dr. Rob Keefe to complete Task 2 activities focused on biomass supply chain logistics and with Rick Wilson, Dr. Chung and Cool Planet to complete Task 3 activities focused on financial analysis of the Cool Planet system.