Amishi Kumar is the Carbon Utilization R&D Program Manager in the Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy- Fossil Energy and Carbon Management.
Amishi Kumar is the Carbon Utilization R&D Program Manager in the Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy- Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. The Carbon Utilization program works to develop commercially viable technologies to recycle waste CO2 emissions into value-added products. Carbon dioxide can be transformed into a wide range of products from building materials to fuels and chemicals using various
conversion pathways such as catalytic systems or algae to make bio-products. Previously, Amishi was a Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellow in the fossil energy office where she gained experience in the carbon capture, utilization, and storage industry as well as a broader understanding of technical, economic and policy-based changes occurring within the energy industry.
Prior to joining the DOE, Amishi was a Program Coordinator at the United States Energy Association (USEA). She earned a M.S. in Geological Sciences and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences at Indiana University; she received her B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
In her free time, Amishi enjoys camping, eating, yoga, and organizing trash pick-ups in local parks. She has worked at the National Park Service through the AmeriCorps program at Mount Rainier National Park and San Juan National Historic Park.