Areas of Expertise

  • Energy policy
  • Biofuel technologies
  • Forest products
  • International policy
  • Life cycle analysis


  • Canada Research Chair, Renewable Energy Development and Implementation
  • Executive Director, Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Associate Professor, Queen's University
  • Associate Task Leader, International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39 - Liquid Biofuels

Past Projects

  • Low Carbon Biofuel Pathways to 2030
  • Renewable Natural Gas (Biomethane) Regulations
  • Biojet Fuel Feedstocks and Production in Canada
  • Biomass Use in Canada's Oil Sands
  • Labrador Bioenergy Opportunity Assessment
  • Due Diligence on Biomass CHP and Wood Pellet Plant Development
  • Canadian Bioheat Database
  • Small-Scale Biomass CHP Technology Commercialization in Canada
  • Roadmap for Biomass Industry Development in the Blue Sky Region of Ontario
  • Biomass Materials Switching for Meaningful Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Alberta
  • Assessing the Technical and Economic Prospects of Bioethylene

Selected Publications

  • Mabee WE, Mannion J, Carpenter T (2012). A comparison of feed-in tariff policy in Germany and Ontario. Energy Policy 40(1): 480-489.
  • Mabee WE, McFarlane P, Saddler JN (2011) Biomass availability for lignocellulosic ethanol production. Biomass & Bioenergy 35(11): 4519-4529.
  • Mabee WE, Mirck J (2011). Regional production and distribution of renewable energy. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(4): 897-906.
  • McKechnie J, Colombo J, Chen J, Mabee WE, MacLean HL (2011). Forest bioenergy or forest carbon? Assessing trade-offs in greenhouse gas mitigation with wood-based fuels. Environmental Science & Technology 45(2): 789-795.
  • Bacovsky D, Mabee WE, Wörgetter M (2010). How close are second-generation biofuels? Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining 4(3): 249-252.


  • PhD, Wood Science (Forestry), University of Toronto (2001)
  • MScF, Wood Science (Forestry), University of Toronto (1995)
  • BScF, Forestry, University of Toronto (1992)

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