8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

Speaker

Chris Cassidy, National Business Renewable Energy Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA

Chris Cassidy

Chris Cassidy is the National Business Renewable Energy Advisor for USDA National Office in Washington D.C. He formerly served as the Regional Renewable Energy Coordinator for Western and Pacific Region, the Director of Business and Cooperative Programs for USDA Rural Development, and was the USDA Renewable Energy Coordinator for Washington State.He served on the task forces that designed, implemented, and provided technical reviews for the Renewable Energy Sections of the 2002, 2008, and 2014 Farm Bills.

Cassidy has been actively engaged in business, agriculture, technology, and renewable energy development activities for three decades.He has served the United States Government, the United Nations, the Cooperative Bank, and the World Bank in technical management capacities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.He has served the indigenous people of the Native American community in economic and agriculture development and remains active in community development activities.

Cassidy completed his studies, undergraduate, and graduate degrees in business, international development, and agriculture in Louisiana, Europe, and California.