John Dees

Senior Science Analyst

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) + Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) + Biofuel

John Dees is a senior analyst responsible for projects involving biomass-based engineered carbon removal (BECCS and BiCRS) and biofuels.

John performs technical analysis and project diligence to assist clients in identifying high-quality carbon removal and sustainable fuel projects. He is also a key contributor to carbon storage durability and waste feedstock working groups.

Background & Bio

John initially trained as a geographer, where he developed a technical background in geospatial analysis and remote sensing. His interests later shifted to energy and climate. His master's thesis investigated interest group politics in state-level renewable energy policy.

John's current PhD work sits at the intersection of industrial ecology and climate economics. In his forthcoming dissertation, he employs life cycle and techno-economic assessment methods to assess the potential for bio-based products and fuels to remove carbon from the atmosphere. As an extension of that work, he employs integrated assessment models to assess the value of temporary carbon storage. John brings an interdisciplinary background to bear across client engagements, from technical project reviews to policy expertise.

During his PhD, John collaborated with the Energy Systems team at Lawrence Livermore National Lab to quantify the technical and economic potential for low-carbon ethanol, sustainable aviation fuel, and carbon removal in the broader bioeconomy.

Education

PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group

UC Berkeley

MS, Energy and Resources Group

UC Berkeley

BS, Environmental Spatial Analysis

University of North Georgia

Awards

Graduate Fellow (2015 - 2020)

NSF

Udall Scholar (2014)

Udall Foundation