Phillip Badger

Phillip Badger is President of General Bioenergy, Inc., a bioenergy consulting firm, and Renewable Oil International® LLC, located in Florence, Alabama, USA. During his early professional career he led a DOE funded fuel ethanol R&D team at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) that initially worked with starch and sugar processes and then moved into ethanol-from-cellulose processes. The Badger led a team focused on developing concentrated acid hydrolysis for converting corn stalks into fuel ethanol. A parallel TVA team simultaneously focused on dilute acid hydrolysis of hardwoods for fuel ethanol.

Following his ethanol-from-cellulose project, Badger managed DOE Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program (SERBEP) for 15 years. After an early retirement from TVA in 1999, Badger established General Bioenergy, Inc. followed by the establishment of Renewable Oil International LLC, a company commercializing fast pyrolysis for liquid fuels production, in 2001.

Mr. Badger has a B.S. and M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from the Ohio State University, an MBA from Vanderbilt University, and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and Alabama. Mr. Badger has received national awards for speaking, writing, project management, and industry leadership; and is listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, the Dictionary of International Biography, and International Leaders of Achievement. He serves on the boards of the Biomass Energy Research Association (BERA) and the New Uses Council (the trade association for the bioenergy and biobased products industries) and is a Trustee of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Phillip Badger can be reached at pbadger@bioenergyupdate.com.