Dr. Warren MabeeDr. Warren Mabee, Queen’s University
Dr. Warren Mabee graduated from Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, gradually moving from forest operations to wood chemistry, to pulp and paper science, and ultimately to advanced forest products including energy production.
Along the way, Mabee became very interested in the policy aspects of both environmental management and technology development. From 2001-2003, he held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, where he focused on the environmental aspects related to human security in the global context. From 2003 until 2008, he was a Research Associate in the Forest Products Biotechnology group at UBC, where he was involved in the development of new bioenergy and biofuel technologies – both in Canada and around the world.
Mabee’s main area of focus was exploring policy tools to evaluate the efficiency of new energy systems, and to deploy these types of technologies in commercial application. Much of this work was done in conjunction with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Mabee has been at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. since 2008, where he holds a joint appointment between the Department of Geography and the School of Policy Studies. He is currently the Associate Director of the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, the Acting Director of Queen’s Sustainable Bioeconomy Centre, and the Associate Task Leader (Policy) for the IEA’s Bioenergy Task 39 ‘Liquid Biofuels’.