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Richard Bolin

Analyst in the Project Development & Finance in the Integrated Applications Center

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Rich Bolin is an analyst in NREL's Integrated Applications Center and is on assignment in the Air Force Office of Energy Assurance.

Previously, Rich worked with NREL biomass and biosciences researchers to create partnerships with companies, universities, and government agencies. He also developed winning proposals, managed projects, and marketed NREL's bioenergy capabilities.

Professional Experience

Manager, Partnership Development Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2013–2018.

Senior Project Manager, Partnership Development Group, NBC, 2009–2013.

Acting Director/Commercialization Manager/ Market Analyst, NREL Technology Transfer Office, 2000–2009.


"Interaction system comprising a surfactant-stabilized disperse aqueous phase containing an antibody or antibody fragment," U.S. Patent No. 5,641,865 (1997)

Research Interests

Energy Resiliency




MBA, Marketing and Organization Management, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.S., Molecular Biology, George Mason University
B.S., Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Featured Work

"Innovations and Breakthroughs in Biofuels and Biochemicals," Biochemicals & Bioplastics Conference (2015)

"National Laboratories as a Strategic Partner," 5th Biobased Chemicals: Commercialization & Partnering Conference (2014)