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Amy Schwab

Bioenergy Technologies Office Systems Integration Lead | 303-384-6235

Amy Schwab is a member of the Systems Engineering & Program Integration Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Bioenergy supply chain and market analysis
Integrative strategic scenario planning and analysis
Program portfolio analysis
Program management, planning and strategic execution
Change management and operational improvement

Research Interests

Bioenergy supply chains and bioenergy feedstocks market dynamics
Cybernetics  and human systems dynamics
Strategic and integrative planning and execution
Applying research models and analysis to inform strategy and program design
Effective stakeholder engagement


B.S. in economics and business administrative-finance, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 1985
Various training in planning, strategy, systems dynamics, change management, organizational improvement, and program and project management.

Prior Work Experience

Consultant, True North pgs, Inc., Portland, OR and Walla Walla, WA (1998–2008)
Corporate Quality Consultant/Reengineering Project Leader, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul, MN (1994–1998)
Marketing Director, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul, MN (1992–1994)
Management Liability Underwriter, St. Paul Specialty Underwiters, St. Paul, MN (1987–1992)
Rate Analyst, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul, MN (1986–1987)

Other Affiliations

Member of the Association for Strategic Planning

Featured Publications

Amy Schwab, Ethan Warner, John Lewis. 2016. 2015 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers. NREL/TP-6A10-65519.

Amy Schwab, Kristi Moriarty, Anelia Milbrandt, Jesse Geiger, John Lewis. 2016. 2013 Bioenergy Market Report. USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office. DOE/GO-102016-4605.

C. Davidson, E. Newes, A. Schwab, L. Vimmerstedt. 2014. Overview of Aviation Fuel Markets for Biofuels Stakeholders. NREL/TP-6A20-60254.

D. J. Muth, M. H. Langholtz, E. C. D. Tan, J. J. Jacobson, A. Schwab, M. M. Wu, A. Argo, C. C. Brandt, K. G. Cafferty, Y. W. Chiu, A. Dutta, L. M. Eaton, E. M. Searcy. Investigation of Thermochemical Biorefinery Sizing and Environmental Sustainability Impacts for Conventional Supply System and Distributed Pre-Processing Supply System Designs. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Vol. 8 (2014): pp. 545-567.

N. Snyder, A. Schwab. Approaches for Planning and Implementing Sustainable Energy Growth in a Complex World. Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Forum, 13-17 May 2012, Denver, Colorado (CD-ROM): 7 pp. Boulder, CO: American Solar Energy Society (ASES). 2012.

Full list of Amy Schwab publications (NREL).