Doug Faulkner has been an advocate for the global bio-economy for over twenty-five years in both the public and private sectors. He founded Leatherstocking LLC, a clean-technology advisory firm, in 2009 and has helped American corporate and grower clients in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors secure federal procurement contracts as well as financial and technical assistance; overcome legislative and regulatory barriers; upgrade strategic planning; and improve public communications. Finland hired him to attract U.S. corporate investments in the Finnish bio-economy. The U.S. Grains Council and the Atlantic Council sought his advice on building the African bio-fuels and chemicals markets. DSI Global View counts him as its key international advisor on sustainability and green energy. He is a frequent contributor to the bioenergy trade press. Doug is a long-serving member of the board for the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. chapter.
President Trump’s Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture named him to co-Chair their national biomass research and development advisory committee. President George W. Bush appointed him to senior political leadership positions at both the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture from 2001-2009, leading Presidential initiatives for bio-fuels, solar power and hydrogen fuel cells. He served two Secretaries of Energy under both Presidents Bush as a senior advisor for trade, technology and national security. In the late 1990s he started a new federal research program for bio-based products for President Clinton. He began his federal career in the mid-1970s as an aide to the late Illinois Congressman Ed Madigan (later the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.)
Doug holds a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Illinois and a MA from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He was also a Rotary International scholar and the first American student at the University of Singapore. Doug was born and raised on the Illinois prairie, where his family has farmed for generations.
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We will build a bridge between the Swedish and Californian Forest sectors and inspire a dialogue with the potential to influence the future direction of forestry.
Our goal is to stimulate a dialogue between major forestry sectors across the Atlantic, encouraging the exchange of both new and existing innovations.
Creating a dialogue between Swedish and Californian forestry sectors in light of the creation of new technologies for crisis management, as seen from environmental, social, and political outfits.