Conly L Hansen, P.E., Ph.D. is a Professor of food sciences and biological engineering and Director of the Center for Profitable Uses of Agricultural Byproducts at Utah State University. His BS and MS degrees are in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural (Food) Engineering was earned at Ohio State University. He was elected a Fellow by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers and has won awards from that organization for development of the Induced Blanket Reactor (IBR) technology. He has published widely and been an invited speaker and consultant internationally. He holds eight patents. Dr. Hansen directs graduate student research on a variety of topics, including production of methane and hydrogen gas through anaerobic digestion, and beneficial uses of algae grown on waste. He is a partner in Hansen Energy and Environment, a company dedicated to research on waste and energy management.