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Alex Badgett

Researcher II-Decision Support Analysis


Alex Badgett is a part of the Industrial Systems and Fuels group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. He uses numerical optimization and techno-economic methods to analyze interfaces and opportunities between industrial systems and sustainable energy pathways. These opportunities include electrochemical pathways to convert carbon dioxide into sustainable fuels or chemicals and the generation of bioenergy and biofuels from organic wet wastes.

Research Interests

Electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction

Organic wet waste-to-energy technologies

Geothermal energy resource reporting and assessment


M.S., Advanced Energy Systems, Colorado School of Mines (in progress)

B.S., Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Featured Work

A summary of standards and practices for wet waste streams used in waste-to-energy technologies in the United States, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2020)

Economic analysis of wet waste-to-energy resources in the United States, Energy (2019)

Navajo Generating Station and Federal Resource Planning. Volume 2, NREL Technical Report (2019)

GeoRePORT Protocol Volume I: Background Document, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Technical Feasibility Aspects of the Geothermal Resource Reporting Methodology, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering (2015)