Ashworth takes position with NREL

By | February 01, 2002
John Ashworth, a former utilities industry executive with more than 25 years experience in energy systems commercialization, market research and energy technology management, has been hired as Team Leader, Biofuels Industrial Partnerships, at the National Renewable Fuels Laboratory (NREL) in Golden Colo.

At NREL, Ashworth's primary responsibilities are to build partnerships with private firms for the commercialization of NREL-based technologies, such as the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic biomass-to-ethanol projects.

From 1998-2001, as president of Power & Performance Solutions, Ashworth provided technical assistance to electric and water utilities and Native American communities in building partnerships for commercializing emerging renewable energy systems. Ashworth actually started his career at NREL many years ago (when it was still SERI).