It’s time to introduce another member of our #ATEC team!
Luke Spangenburg is the Director of Santa Fe Community College’s Innovation Center and Biofuels Center of Excellence. The Biofuels Center of Excellence houses the Algae Cultivation, Biofuels and Water Treatment programs while The Innovation Center hosts commercialization partnerships in food, water, energy, biotech and manufacturing with local businesses to establish new economic development in the region.
Luke is nationally recognized as a leader in the Algae and Biofuels industry and for his collaborations with educational development programs. He has current projects with the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Labs, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Labs, EPSCoR, and a variety of industry collaborations. Luke has been involved with the SFCC Alternative Fuels program since its beginning and continues to collaborate in developing new, cutting-edge programs.
In addition to being an ATEC member, Luke is also the president of New Solutions Energy, a company dedicated to integrated bioenergy solutions, and holds two patents for algal cultivation methods and systems. Luke’s knowledge of sustainable technologies, combined with his passion for the natural world, motivates all of his work.