Building the Winning SAF Super Bowl Team – Offensive Coordinator
Featuring Stefan Unnasch, Offensive Coordinator
The team at Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels LLC continues to set up the strategies, deliver the plays, and complete the touchdowns as we move toward the Super Bowl of the sustainable aviation fuel business. As we move down the field, we continue to highlight a few critical team members who help us with the game plan.
In recent weeks, a few of our key team members have featured on this blog here, including Chris Whitworth (Running Back) and Nausher Khan (Defensive Coordinator). This week’s featured team member is Stefan Unnasch (Offensive Coordinator).
Stefan serves as both the “In-house” Owner’s Engineer and our Project’s Sustainability Expert and Consultant for the required Life Cycle Analysis Studies, his forte. Stefan helps our team stay environmentally friendly by assisting in the negotiations and selection of our technology solutions.
He currently oversees all the technology provider’s offerings, examining the lifecycle of the greenhouse gas emissions, performing industry required analysis, and assessing how the configurations and integrations involving these various technologies affect the overall carbon footprint or intensity for the project.
In this role, Stefan is like our football team’s Offensive Coordinator, helping Northwest Advanced by calling our offensive plays that will keep moving the team down the field.
“We love having Stefan on our sustainable aviation fuel team because he knows his stuff, kind of like a brilliant offensive mind,” says Dave Smoot, manager of Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels LLC. “This is such a new industry, we all have so much to learn. Stefan accelerates our learning curve. He has long been regarded as one of the top minds in the sustainable energy arena, especially fuels. He is a one-of-a-kind in our opinion. He is easy going and just an all-around great guy to work with. Our SAF Superbowl Team is lucky to have him.”
Stefan brings his knowledge of low-carbon fuel policies and greenhouse-gas emission reduction, calculation methods, and an understanding of how it actually works to our playbook, giving us a superior and sophisticated offense here at Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels.
We are thrilled that Stefan brings his considerable expertise to our mission to produce sustainable aviation fuel in the future. With Stefan as our Offensive Coordinator, we are that much closer to winning the Super Bowl of SAF!
David P. Smoot
David Smoot has an extensive background in Project Development, including the Financing and Technology Integration for those Projects. Mr. Smoot also held positions of upper management with leading companies in the Computer Software and Hardware industries, including the Financing and Leasing industries specifically related to those industries prior to moving into the renewable energy industry which morphed into renewable fuels. Smoot has created a turnkey solution model not yet seen in the industry.