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Haris Gilani

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Dr. Gilani is a Biomass & Bioenergy Advisor at the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. His current research is focused on commercializing and deploying low-carbon and carbon negative fuels using non-merchantable forest biomass in the state of California. He has previously served in various academic positions at the University of California Berkeley, State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of British Columbia. At UC Berkeley he conducted techno-economic and policy analysis to produce hydrogen from biomass and also helped organize a statewide Forest Biofuels Working Group. As a Project Director Bioeconomy at SUNY, he developed wood-based bioeconomy roadmap for New York State to meet the greenhouse gas reduction and environmental justice targets under NYS's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). During his time at the University of British Columbia he taught Wood Industry Business Management course to undergraduate students and conducted research in the areas of forest economics and wood products marketing. Haris has a Phd degree in Wood Products Marketing from the University of British Columbia and his research work has been published in business, forestry and interdisciplinary journals.