DR GERARD J. OSTHEIMER
Global Lead for Sustainable Bioenergy, BioFuture Campaign
Gerry Ostheimer is the co-founder and Global Strategic Officer for Global Biofuture Solutions, Inc. providing leadership to address the growing need to rapidly create a low carbon bioeconomy by developing and managing a suite of high quality tools and services that can accelerate rapid deployment both domestically and internationally.
Previously, he served as the Global Lead for Sustainable Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy for All. Working with diverse international partners, like the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, International Energy Agency, and the International Renewable Energy Agency, he promoted the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions through knowledge sharing, policy support, and deployment support.
In collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Dr. Ostheimer co-founded below50, which works to deploy the world’s most sustainable low carbon fuels. He now serves as a Senior Advisor for the below50 campaign.
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. Dr. Ostheimer has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Oregon and did postdoctoral work in Cancer Systems Biology at MIT.