National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Bioenergy Center
Thomas Foust is the Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Bioenergy Center (NBC). The NBC is a world leading organization of approximately 175 engineering and scientific staff performing cutting edge work to develop cost effective, environmentally sustainable technology for producing transportation fuels and products from biomass by delivering innovative, cost-effective biofuels solutions. Foust is a comprehensive expert in the biofuels field. His areas of expertise include feedstock production, biomass conversion technologies to fuels and products, and environmental and societal sustainability issues associated with biofuels and bioenergy. He has over 25 years of research and research management experience specializing in biomass feedstocks and conversion research. He has over 100 publications in the biomass field covering all aspects of biofuels technology. Foust has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.