Jim Spaeth serves as the Systems Development and Integration Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office. His current portfolio includes the DOE investment in integrated biorefinery projects focused on the development of advanced biofuels and bioproducts including sustainable aviation and marine biofuels. Jim leads the international bioenergy efforts for DOE, is the current Chair of the Biofuture Platform, and just completed a 3-year term as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program under the International Energy Agency.
Since 1994 Jim has served in various roles at DOE including, Senior Advisor for the Pacific Region, Director for the Office of Commercialization and Project Management, and Biomass and Renewables Program Team Manager. Jim also served as a Legislative Fellow for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Spaeth worked for over 10 years in the aerospace industry in engineering and business development positions with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.