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Jock Gill is the creator of PhotoPyroWorks, located in northern Vermont. PhotoPyroWorks develops low cost teaching tools for introducing students around the world to pyrolysis, biochar and thermal energy. Previously, he was the co-founder of Biomass Commodities Corporation (BCC) and President of the Grass Energy Collaborative (GEC). Since 2005, Jock has been dedicated to the creation of a biofiber energy sector that produces biofuels and land stewardship tools to promote economic development, a healthy environment and energy independence. Jockʼs current focus is carbon negative solutions.
Before committing himself to the renewable energy movement, Jock was a leading consultant whose work focused on new media communications, marketing and strategic planning. His client list included the Hewlett Packard Company, The Black Forest Group, ASCII Corp of Japan, General Motors Europe, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Highlands Forum and The Dutko Group. In 1993, Jock took a break from consulting to join the Clinton Administration as the Director of Special Projects in the Office of Media Affairs at The White House.
Jock is married to Johanna Branson and together they have three grown daughters. They split their time between the Northern Vermont and Boston, Massachusetts.