Meet our EcoPeople: Jim Ramm, P.E.

“Meet our EcoPeople” will periodically introduce one of the staff members who make up the EcoEngineers family. We’d like you to get to know us!  Read more about Director of Engineering Jim Ramm below.

 

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Jim Ramm, P.E.

Jim Ramm, P.E.

Title: Director of Engineering, Ethanol Line of Business Manager

How long have you been working at EcoEngineers? I cofounded EcoEngineers with Shashi Menon 10 years ago.

In what service areas do you work? I work primarily with the ethanol line of business doing Regulatory Engagement, Asset Development Consulting, and Compliance Management.

Where are you from? Omaha, Nebraska

What degrees or certifications do you have? I have a degree in civil engineering, and I am a licensed Professional Engineer in five states.

Why do you do what you do? I worked for 25 years in environmental cleanup and couldn’t understand spending so much money and energy on contaminated sites. Working at EcoEngineers, I get to help the production of clean fuels that prevent environmental contamination and displace poisonous compounds.

What does a Clean Energy Economy mean to you? It means accounting for the full impacts of energy use whether that energy is fossil, renewable, or nuclear in ways that promote everyone moving toward lower greenhouse gas emissions. It must include power, agriculture, transportation, and industry sectors as well as individuals.

What question do your friends or family typically ask about your job? We work on projects that generate energy from this year’s carbon, wind, and solar to displace the use of 350 million-year-old, buried carbon sources that would otherwise release more climate changing greenhouse gas to the atmosphere.

What question does a client typically ask about your job before you begin? Can you help connect me to market? Yes, we do this week in and week out for all types of renewable fuels and low carbon projects.

What is the biggest problem you solve? How would you describe it and your approach to fixing it? Compliance with feedstock, production pathways, recordkeeping and reporting is mandatory to be successful in low carbon markets and that is what we do through our services.

How would you describe your biggest win? Helping to create a pathway for stranded assets to be used as feedstock in creative ways in the Clean Energy Economy in a win-win scenario. I’m thinking especially about different agricultural residues that can be used to produce high-value, low-carbon fuels.

What do you do you for fun outside of work and why do you enjoy it? I’m married to my favorite person in the world. I love to get my 10,000 steps in or ride bikes with my wife and follow the New York Yankees. I do volunteer work through the Mankind Project and my church.

 

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