Glenn Farris

Glenn Farris

(EVP) Biomass Power, Financing & Permitting, Cellulosic Biomass Supply, Financial Modeling, Agricultural Waste, and Project Management

Glenn was named by European Institutional Investors Services as one of the 5 most influential people in renewable energy in North America.  He has spent over 25 years in project development as well as developing, advising and commercializing new technology in the biomass energy field. He was the project manager for the Vermont Gasification Project, a public-private partnership with the US Department of Energy, featuring biomass gasification technology. The project won an R&D 100 Award, signifying it as the most important development in the field of renewable energy worldwide in 1998.  Most recently, Glenn served as part of AGCO Corporation’s Strategic Marketing Group.  He was Director of Product Strategy, North America, based out of the AGCO’s corporate headquarters in Duluth, GA, USA. One of Glenn’s major roles was the development and perfection of methodologies in the biomass supply chain , using both agricultural waste products and purpose grown crops for feedstock in second generation cellulosic biomass for conversion into fuels and chemicals. Glen managed operations on behalf of both the company and customers for over 1,000,000 bales of cellulosic feedstocks including corn stover, miscanthus, wheat straw, switch-grass and sorghum. He has developed and advised developers on biomass projects throughout the United States and Caribbean Basin.  Glenn’s primary focus now is to assist clients in recognizing and developing strategies for new trends in agriculture, agricultural equipment, and the use of crops and crop waste as a feedstock.  Contact Glenn.