Kelly Tiller

kelly-tillerDr. Kelly Tiller founded Genera Energy in 2008 and has led Genera to become the country’s leading commercial biomass feedstock supply solutions company. Engineering a $70.5 million biofuels investment from the State of Tennessee, Dr. Tiller led the establishment of the country’s largest energy crop acreage, a partnership with DuPont to construct and operate one of the country’s first cellulosic ethanol biorefineries, and development of a unique research campus focused on the biomass supply chain. Dr. Tiller received a B.A. in economics and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Tennessee, where she was a faculty researcher and administrator for 15 years. She is widely recognized as an industry expert, having been called on more than a half dozen times to testify before Congress and frequently providing agency briefings and analyses.