ALL Power Labs' Board of Directors
|Jim Mason is a general specialist working at the intersection of engineering, anthropology and information science, and is recognized as one of the world’s experts in biomass thermal conversion technologies.
From 1999-2006 he was the Founder and Director of the Rosetta Project: ALL Language Archive at the Long Now Foundation – a project to create an online archive of all documented human languages, currently the largest linguistic resource on the web. He also directed the New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford – an effort which brought 11 artists from Papua New Guinea to the campus to build a permanent outdoor sculpture garden. Mason was also the Founder and Director of The Shipyard collaborative art/build space for large-scale mechanical, kinetic and electronic art. <
As the Founder and CEO of ALL Power Labs, Mason is focused on creating tools for distributed power generation and carbon-negative energy via biomass thermal conversion. He has helped compile the web’s most comprehensive wiki on gasification and overseen the development and release of five distinct production platforms. Mason is a frequent lecturer and presenter on biomass gasification system design and engineering, and holds multiple US and international patents for his innovative design work. He completed his under graduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University.
|Dr. Dan Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. He was appointed the first Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) Fellow by Secretary of State Hilary R. Clinton in April 2010.
Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and has served the State of California and US federal government in expert and advisory capacities.
Dr. Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley.
|Tom Dinwoodie is a world leading expert in solar power with over 25 years experience in the renewable energy sector. He was the founding member of PowerLight Corporation, a global manufacturer, supplier and systems integrator of solar energy products and services ("PowerLight"), where he held the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board.
In 2007, PowerLight merged with SunPower Corporation ("SunPower"), where Mr. Dinwoodie held the position of CEO for SunPower's Systems division and later Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dinwoodie is currently Lead Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a non-profit research and educational foundation focused on advanced and integrative solutions to achieve sustainable energy and resource efficiency.
He also serves on the Sierra Club's Climate Cabinet and Scientific Advisory Panel, an environmental organization focused on climate control and responsible use of energy and resources. Prior to founding PowerLight, Mr. Dinwoodie was active in energy technology and policy, and he holds numerous patents on photovoltaic and related products.