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Dr. Birgitte Ahring
Director and Battelle Distinguished Professor, Centre for Bioproducts and Bioenergy
Richland, WA, USA
Eco-Industrial Clusters
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2:00 - 2:30 pm
1977 B.S. in Biology, University of Copenhagen Denmark
1982 M.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1986 Ph.D. in Microbiology (Minor Chemical Engineering), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2008- Director of the Center for Bioproducts and Bioenergy & Battelle Distinguished Professor, Washington State University, Pullman
2006-2008 Head of the Maxifuel Pilot Plant for Cellulosic Ethanol
2006-2009 CEO BioGasol Aps, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002-2008 Head of BST (BioScience and Technology) with 65 scientists working within “Biofuels and Biochemicals” or “Biomedical Research”
2005-2008 Head of Danish Center for Biofuels with researchers from 4 universities and 5 industries.
1999-2008 Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, making up BioCentrum and later Biosys
1997-2001 Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
1995-2007 Head of the DTU Center for Microbial Physiology and Ecology
1993-1998 Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
1991-1994 Head of Nordic Ministerial Council's Center for Bioenergy and Environment, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark
1992-1995 Specialist for UNDP, UNIDO and the World Bank within bioenergy with work periods in Tanzania, Marocco, Tunesia, Uganda, India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia
1990-1997 Consultant and Research Director, Danish Technological Institute of Denmark
1987-1988 Visiting Research Professor, Division of Environmental Health Science, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1986-1990 Research Leader and Coordinator for Nordic Ministerial Council's Program in Bioenergy (Anaerobic Digestion), Dept. of Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark