Javier Farago Escobar, a Harvard postdoctoral fellow in environmental sciences and engineering, founded BiomassTrust, a startup dedicated to removing harmful chlorine from Brazilian eucalyptus wood pellets. The startup aims to combat climate change…
More than 60 percent of that sustainable bioenergy is produced by burning wood pellets, but their potential as a renewable energy source remains limited. Pellets generated from vast, tropical eucalyptus forests are banned in many countries because burning them generates…
When people think of renewable energy, solar panels or windmills are often the first images that come to mind. Yet half of global renewable energy comes from sustainable bioenergy, according to energy policy think tank REN21…
Aos 34 anos de idade, o engenheiro florestal Javier Farago Escobar carrega um currículo invejável. Durante seu doutorado em energia no Instituto de Energia e Ambiente (IEE) da USP…
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Javier Escobar, doutor em Energia pelo Instituto de Energia e Ambiente (IEE) da USP, Orientado pelo professor José Goldemberg, sua tese de doutorado foi premiada como Tese Destaque USP de 2017.
Javier Farago Escobar
Javier developed BiomassTrust’s patented process. He is a Harvard Postdoc in Envir. Science and Engineering at Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and an expert in bioenergy & air quality. He has served as Lead Brazilian Contributor in UN Environment, REN21; and co-Director at Harvard GSAS Business Club. Javier holds a PhD in Energy with honors from University of São Paulo.
Mike Alba Pieracci
Mike has 06 years as a project manager in the energy sector. He led several technical, strategic and investment operations for infrastructure construction in Latin America. Mike was a Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL Merit’s Fellow and completed his MBA at Miguel de Cervantes European University.
Diego Rauter de Vasconcellos
Prior to joining BiomassTrust, Diego spent 20 years advising institutional clients on high-value and complex corporate transactions at BR Partners; Credit Suisse; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and ABN AMRO Bank, with experience structuring project finance greenfield capital. Diego holds a BA in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas & Tulane University.
Fan is a Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Postdoc at Harvard Center for the Environment, and an expert in forests, with experience in vegetation carbon and energy cycles of ecosystems across tropical regions. He received his PhD degrees in Bioclimatology from University of Göttingen; and Functional Ecology & Agricultural Sci. from AgroParisTech.