Webinar description

Join GFI and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) for a webinar covering an upcoming public funding opportunity.

On November 17, IEDO announced its intent to issue an $83 million funding opportunity that will decrease emissions in the hardest to decarbonize industrial subsectors. 

The “FY24 Energy- and Emissions-Intensive Industries FOA” will fund research, development, and prototype or pilot-scale technology validation and demonstration activities that will accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable technologies that increase efficiency and eliminate industrial greenhouse gas emissions for the most energy- and emissions-intensive industrial subsectors. Alternative protein companies are eligible to apply under topic 3: Decarbonizing Food and Beverage Products. Read more

Join GFI and IEDO for a webinar covering this upcoming funding opportunity. We’ll hear directly from Dr. Yaroslav Chudnovsky, Senior Technology Manager, IEDO, for a presentation and audience Q&A. 

Alternative protein companies of all stages are welcome and encouraged to join.

Meet the speakers

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Dr. Yaroslav Chudnovsky


Dr. Yaroslav Chudnovsky, MBA is a Senior Technology Manager at the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO). He leads research, development, and technology deployment activities with a focus on deep decarbonization of the Food and Beverage and Forest Products industrial subsectors.  Dr. Chudnovsky has decades of basic and applied research, high-risk innovative development, and emerging technologies deployment experience in the areas of energy efficiency, industrial combustion, as well as advanced heat and water recovery across a wide spectrum of industries.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Energy, he spent over 25 years in different capacities at GTI Energy, a not-for-profit organization that develops and delivers impactful innovative solutions and transformational technologies for energy markets worldwide. Yaroslav received a Ph.D. in Thermal Sciences, M.S. in Cryogenic Engineering and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – all from the Bauman Technical University. He is an ASME Fellow, recipient of multiple professional awards and author (co-author) of over 200 professional publications, including books, archival articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, and patents.

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Caroline Bushnell


Caroline leads GFI’s corporate engagement team in their work with companies and investors across the globe to catalyze innovation and investment in alternative proteins. Prior to joining GFI, Caroline served as the Director of Marketing for Celestial Seasonings at The Hain Celestial Group. She has also worked at Moet Hennessy and Janus Capital Group. With over 15 years of experience in CPG brand management, finance, and consulting, she is deeply familiar with the food industry. Caroline also served as a governor-appointed member of the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council. She is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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