Bruce Lippke

Bruce Lippke

Professor Emeritus
Forest economics, global trade and environmental policy linkages, resources assessment, environmental/economic performance of renewable industrial materials, rural technology transfer

Office: Anderson 123A
Phone: 206-543-8684 
Email: blippke@uw.edu


B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1955
M.S., Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1959
M.S., Operations Research/Industrial Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
Executive Business Management Certificate, University of Washington, 1980

Professor and Director, UW/WSU Rural Technology Initiative, 2000-2010
Associate Dean for External Initiatives, UW College of Forest Resources, 1997-2000
Director, Center for International Trade in Forest Products, UW College of Forest Resources, 1990-2000
President, Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associactes, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983-1987
Director, Marketing and Economic Research, Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, WA, 1971-1983

Professional/Research Organizations:
Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM), President, 1996-2009
National Association of Business Economists, member, 1969-present
National Business Economics Issues Council, founding member, 1979-present
Conference of Business Economists, past chairman, 1983-present
Forest Products Society, member, 1990-present
Society of American Foresters, member, 1991-present
Society of Wood Science and Technology, member, 1992-present

Sponsored Research:

"Carbon cycling, environmental, and rural economic impacts of collecting and processing specific woody feedstocks into biofuels" for U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Research and Development Initiative; Bruce Lippke, PI, with consortium of University Washington, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, State University of New York, University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Description: Using the research protocols and LCI/LCA information on the traditional production and uses of woody biomass already developed by CORRIM, develop parallel information for collection of feedstocks for biofuels and the production of biofuels using biochemical and thermochemical processes. Feedstocks of interest include forest residuals, short rotation crops, biomass from fire risk reduction on federal lands, and mixed waste collection. Project will compare environmental burdens such as carbon emissions of biofuels and fossil fuels and identify the best alternatives and combinations that can support policy and economic decisions.

"Extend the life cycle carbon tracking analysis for the working forests of British Columbia" for BC Forest Sector Climate Action Steering Committee (FSCASC); Bruce Lippke PI

"Decision support for management identification of best forest treatments for life-cycle carbon offsets, rire reduction, and avoiding future costs" for U.S. Forest Service Global Climate Change Program; Bruce Lippke PI