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Dave Robau

CEO & Chief Scientist
National Energy USA

Dave Robau is one of the energy industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of National Energy USA and has extensive experience bringing emerging and innovative energy technologies into the commercial market. In 2011, he worked in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense and represented the U.S. Air Force on a Waste-to-Energy Roundtable to foster a dialogue and develop research collaboration between public and private sectors experts. As a Scientist, his expertise has been sought out by various organizations as diverse as Fortune 100 companies, leading universities, energy service companies, utilities, non-profit organizations, and the U.S. military. 

Dave’s research has led to ground-breaking innovations in renewable energy, advanced waste-to-energy, and fuel conversion processes. These innovations have also led to disruptive technologies in other applications in power generation technologies that have helped to advance the industry. As a subject matter expert in the field of advanced waste-to-energy conversion, he is invited to speak at technical conferences around the world. His research often appears in publications such as The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and other outlets. 

Before National Energy USA, he served as an Environmental Scientist with the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in Florida. Leading a team of scientists and environmental engineers, he directed research into advanced plasma gasification, various solar photovoltaic technologies, vertical-axis wind turbines, electrical vehicles, algae-to-fuels conversion, microgrids, net-zero energy buildings, rainwater harvesting, and energy security. In this capacity, he represented the U.S. Air Force on the Department of Defense Advanced Energy Working Group with other DOD scientists and engineers to evaluate new and innovative waste-to-energy technologies. In 2011, Dave received a White House Award as President Obama’s “Champions of Change” for his dedication to sustainability and environmental stewardship. He was honored at a White House ceremony chaired by the U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. 
 
 
 

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