Anelia Milbrandt is a member of the Resources and Sustainability Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center, where she focuses on evaluating biomass resources and their energy potential. She leads NREL’s efforts related to Waste-to-Energy resources, including analyses on their availability, competing uses, economic potential, and market opportunities. Anelia also leads NREL’s activities related to analyzing biogas/renewable natural gas production potential from resource, energy, and market perspective. She has considerable experience in managing projects and programs related to renewable energy development in the United States and abroad.
Sustainable biomass resource development and use
Waste resources in the context of circular economy
Sustainable community development
M.S., Geography, University of Sofia
B.S., Geography, University of Sofia
GIS Analyst, Minnesota State Legislature (2001–2003)
Associations and Memberships
Member, Association of American Geographers
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)
Wet Waste-to-Energy Resources in the United States, Resources, Conservation and Recycling (2018)
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Awards and Honors
U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program R&D Award "In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Hydrogen Scenario Analysis" (2007)
NREL Staff Award for Outstanding Performance (2007)