Clark Gilman coordinates our Sustainable Advanced Fuels Program, working to accelerate the development of low carbon alternatives to petroleum fuels and advocate for sustainability standards in the emerging advanced fuels industry. He previously managed the Harvesting Clean Energy program for Climate Solutions.
Prior to joining the Climate Solutions team, Clark worked as a leader of a regional construction labor organization. He built a successful monthly newspaper for over 20,000 households in the Pacific Northwest and led initiatives to improve affordable housing construction. Prior to that, he worked for the Labor Education Center at The Evergreen State College and at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy helping to explain complex and divisive public policy issues to a broad variety of audiences.
Clark has construction and market gardening experience and received a BA in Ecological Agriculture from The Evergreen State College.
At the University of Washington, competing teams of students sought novel solutions to seemingly intractable environmental problems, from reducing packaging waste, to finding new paths for recycling, to creating new renewable energy systems.
We are seeing the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants commissioned in the United States and green diesel is emerging as a key biofuel, potentially a game-changer for sustainable advanced fuels.
Erik Lindbergh’s organization Powering Imagination is now working with innovators in electric flight, biofuels, and noise reduction to influence the future direction of aviation.