Suzanne is serving as a Senior Advisor to the Carbon War Room (CWR). The CWR was founded by Richard Branson in 2009 “to harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change.” Suzanne is leading their efforts in Aviation, Renewable Fuels, and Biochar.
Their approach is to bring together successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy experts, researchers, and thought leaders to identify the barriers that are preventing market-based scale up of climate change solutions and thereby perpetuating the status quo. In addition to technology and policy gaps, these barriers include principal-agent problems, information gaps, and lack of common standards or metrics.” In March the CWR co-hosted a day-long charrette to explore the potential for biochar to provide a solution for poultry manure problems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed which would also help jump start the biochar industry. Suzanne will be co-hosting a renewable fuels workshop in Hawaii with the US Navy and the Biotechnology Industry Association.