Jeff Passmore has worked in the renewable energy, renewable chemicals, and bio-economy sectors for more than 30 years, both as a consultant, and, for 12 years, as Executive Vice President of Iogen Corporation where he directed the firm’s new market development, project site selection screening, communications, and government liaison operations in Canada, the USA and Europe.
Passmore’s expertise includes strategic investor relations, project capital attraction – including government non-dilutive subordinated loans and patient debt, site location assessment – including feedstock availability and price, and corporate communications.
In 2010, he launched the Passmore Group Inc., a management consultancy focused on providing clients with an understanding of the necessary policy, financing and communications tools to lead to the more rapid commercialization and deployment of technologies in the bio-economy and cleantech sectors including biomass to fuels and chemicals.
Previously, Mr. Passmore served as President of Passmore Associates International (1982–1998) where he specialized in policy development and market analysis for the new energy source technology, renewable fuels, and electric utility sectors.
Passmore has served on the CleanTech Advisory Board of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and on Canada’s National Advisory Board on Energy Science & Technology. He is the Past Chair of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, Past Chair of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Past Chair of the Solar Energy Society of Canada, Past Vice-Chair of the Independent Power Producers’ Society of Ontario, and Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics.
Mr. Passmore is a frequent international public speaker (www.passmoregroup.ca) , and his work has taken him on projects in Central and SE Asia, Kenya, throughout Europe including the European Commission, and across North America.