Dan Sanchez

Dan Sanchez, PhD

Chief Scientist for Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)  + 

Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS)

Dr. Daniel Sanchez evaluates promising technologies and companies, assesses first-of-its-kind carbon removal projects, and helps to scale markets for biomass carbon removal and storage.

Background & Bio

Dr. Sanchez is an early developer and leading expert on engineered biomass and bioenergy systems that remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Trained as an engineer and energy systems analyst, Sanchez’s work engages technology developers, policymakers, and corporations to advance sustainable biomass carbon removal and storage.

Dr. Sanchez is on entrepreneurial leave from the University of California-Berkeley, where he is an Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Prior to joining the faculty of UC Berkeley, Daniel was a AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow serving in the Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO).

Education

BSE, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of Pennsylvania

MS, Energy and Resources Group

UC Berkeley

PhD, Energy and Resources Group

UC Berkeley

Awards

Secretary of Energy Achievement Award

United States Department of Energy (2021)