Gary Radloff named interim director of Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative

Gary Radloff, director of midwest energy policy analysis, will become interim director of the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative (WBI) housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“The WBI’s mission to create a renewable energy landscape fits my personal values and interest in public service,” says Radloff.  “I look forward to continuing the important work we have begun in collaborating with businesses and other stakeholders to realize Wisconsin’s potential to be a leader in bioenergy.”

Radloff will assume the post on June 1, when current director Troy Runge steps down to focus on research and instruction in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

Throughout his career, Radloff has played a leading role in state, regional and national public policy concerning bioenergy development.  Prior to joining the WBI, Radloff was the director of policy and strategic communications at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection where he managed department-wide policy initiatives and communication strategies. He also served as staff for The Governor’s Consortium on the Biobased Industry and the Working Lands Initiative.

The Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative is a university-based coalition of scientists and researchers that seek to create, commercialize and promote bioenergy solutions in Wisconsin.