Ian O’Hara is a Principal Research Fellow specialising in bioenergy, biofuels and biorefining at Queensland University of Technology. His research interests include biofuels and bioenergy, biorefining and bioproducts, process engineering, scale-up and techno-economic assessment of new technologies. In 2016, he was appointed by the Queensland Government as the Queensland Biofutures Industry Envoy. As the Envoy, Mr. O’Hara provides strategic advice to government and assists in securing domestic and international investment within the Biofutures sector. He is a Director of Bioenergy Australia.