Winberg has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, ranging from power generation equipment design and installation, to use of innovative fuels and holds two patents related to NOx emissions reduction using coal and natural gas. Winberg has worked on a variety of emerging policy and energy initiatives including advanced fossil energy combustion, coal-to-liquids, fluidized bed combustion, emulsified fuels, fuel cells, alternative fuel vehicles, coal-water slurry and carbon utilization.
Winberg’s past and present external activities include:
- National Coal Council
- Chair, FutureGen Industrial Alliance
- Carbon Utilization Research Council
- PA DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee
- Member and founding chair of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Research Collaborative
- Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency
- World Coal Association Board
- Pennsylvania Nanomaterials Commercialization Center Board
- Carnegie Science Center Board
Prior to joining Battelle, Winberg served as Vice President for CONSOL Energy Research & Development. Winberg began his career with Foster Wheeler as a start-up engineer on coal-fired utility boilers, and spent 14 years with Consolidated Natural Gas working on various power development projects and environmental and regulatory issues. He represented the gas industry on EPA’s Acid Rain Advisory Committee and participated in various regulatory rulemaking initiatives involving end-use application of coal and natural gas.
Winberg has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear science from the State University of New York Maritime College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
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