Scott Turn is a Researcher on the faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii. Over the past 20 years, his research has focused on biomass resources in Hawaii and their utilization. This work has been supported by both the public and private sectors. Research interests include biomass resource assessment, biomass feedstock processing and characterization, thermochemical conversion, hot gas cleaning, fuel reforming, and biofuel properties. In 2009, he headed the team that developed the bioenergy master plan for the State of Hawaii.