Meet the Executive Director

Steve Verhey, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Cascadia Carbon Institute (CCI). CCI is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to educating policymakers, agriculturalists, industry, and the public about sustainability, agriculture, renewable energy, and global climate change. Dr. Verhey has been involved in sustainable agriculture and energy issues for over 20 years. Trained as an agricultural scientist, he received his Ph.D in plant molecular biology and biochemistry from Oregon State University and his M.S. in Botany from the University of Washington. He recieved his B.A. in Biology from Reed College. He has served as a consultant for a variety of national and international renewable energy projects for companies such as Boston Consulting Group, HSBC, Portland General Electric, Algenol, Harvest Partners, Biofields SAPI de CV, Guggenheim Partners, Viking Global Investors, and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. He is co-founder and Chief Managing Manager of Central Washington Biodiesel LLC, a rationally sized biodiesel startup, and served as Chief Science Officer for Bioalgene, an algae-to-fuel startup.

One Response to Meet the Executive Director

  1. Hello,

    The most important climate change issue right now in my opinion is sequestering carbon in soils as organic material using cows and no till farming. UC Davis and Berkeley are just finishing a 3 year study of a ranch in Marin county to see how much carbon can be stored using mob grazing. (see above address) and also look at this one.
    http://groups.ucanr.org/RangeSoilsCarbon/Carbon%2C_Soils_%26_Your_Ranch/

    Also I am working on a project in Portland that is more focused on changing peoples lifestyle behavior. I would like to speak with you about it sometime.
    Thank you

    Emily

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