Dr. Jamie StephenDr. Jamie Stephen, Founder and Managing Director, TorchLight Bioresources
Dr. Jamie Stephen is the Founder and Managing Director of TorchLight Bioresources, a cleantech and bioproducts consulting and project management company. He is also a Fellow at the Queen’s University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy. His work ranges from enterprise strategy and policy analysis to fuel and conversion technology assessment. Jamie has managed cleantech and bioproduct projects for a broad variety of public and private sector clients including technology developers, investment funds, national and provincial governments, First Nations, start-ups, and Fortune 100 companies. Projects have focused on industrial growth strategies, facility feasibility, technology deployment hurdles, and investment prioritization. Jamie holds a Masters in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a PhD in Forestry from the University of British Columbia. He has published numerous reports and papers on bio cleantech investment, operating risk, and industry advancement, and has travelled extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia investigating existing and emerging technologies and bioeconomy development strategies.