Susan van Dyk has a Masters degree in Law and a PhD in Biochemistry. She is the Coordinator of IEA Bioenergy Task 39 (Liquid Biofuels) (www.Task39.org) and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. She has published extensively, including her PhD work in the bioconversion of lignocellulose/biomass. Her current work encompasses all aspects of biofuels, including conversion technologies and policy. As well as leading the UBC group’s research on biojet fuels, she leads Task 39’s activities in the policy and LCA areas, particularly ongoing drop-in biofuels work and low carbon aviation biofuels in particular.