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Amy Schwab

Senior Project Leader


Amy Schwab is a member of the Resources and Sustainability 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

Application of research models and analysis to inform strategy and program design

Stakeholder engagement


B.S. in Economics and Business Administrative-Finance, Northern State University (1985)

Training in Planning, Strategy, Systems Dynamics, Change Management, Organizational Improvement, and Program and Project Management; Various Institutions

Prior Work Experience

Consultant, True North pgs, Inc. (1998–2008)

Corporate Quality Consultant/Re-engineering Project Leader, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company (1994–1998)

Marketing Director, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company (1992–1994)

Management Liability Underwriter, St. Paul Specialty Underwriters (1987–1992)

Rate Analyst, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company (1986–1987)

Other Affiliations

Member of the Association for Strategic Planning

Featured Work

2015 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers, NREL Technical Report (2016)

2013 Bioenergy Market Report, DOE Technical Report (2014)

Overview of Aviation Fuel Markets for Biofuels Stakeholders, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Investigation of Thermochemical Biorefinery Sizing and Environmental Sustainability Impacts for Conventional Supply System and Distributed Pre-Processing Supply System Designs, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2014)

Approaches for Planning and Implementing Sustainable Energy Growth in a Complex World, Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Forum (2012)

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