Using Tiny Bits of Trees to Save The Forest

In this talk Michael Goergen discusses how to help forests and the environment using cellulosic nanotechnology.

Michael Goergen joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) in September of 2013 to lead the Public Private Partnership for Advanced Woody Biomaterials and Nanotechnology or P3Nano. He is committed to bringing cellulosic nanotechnology from the lab to commercialization, and is bringing together partners to accelerate the devel opment of innovative uses of renewable materials from forests. In addition to nanomaterials, Michael focuses on creating markets for mass timber products and advanced wood to energy systems.

Prior to joining the Endowment, Michael was Executive Vice President and CEO of the Society of American Forest ers. He has testified before Congress, worked with the White House, partnered with federal agencies and submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court.