Mr. Josh Messner is a technology manager with the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and holds a Project Management Professional certification. Working out of the Golden Field Office located in Golden, CO, Josh is responsible for a number of projects within BETO’s Systems Development & Integration (formerly the Advanced Development & Optimization) Program. He focuses primarily on strategies for scaling-up and reducing risks for biofuels and bioproducts. Josh is active in BETO’s efforts in biofuels for marine use, national laboratories process development units, and the utilization of high performance computing strategies to reduce scale-up risk. Prior to working at DOE, Josh received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with an interdisciplinary study in biotechnology from Colorado State University.