Mojtaba Lajevardi is a Community Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Analyst, which is an internship supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Through this internship, he will explore various resource, technology, and policy options to support local governments in British Columbia in enabling RNG production.
Specifically, Mojtoba will develop a renewable natural gas roadmap that examines successful examples of RNG production in British Columbia. The roadmap will highlight enabling strategies, business cases, and potential barriers to RNG development within a B.C. context.
Mojtaba is also a PhD candidate of mechanical engineering at the University of Victoria (UVic). His PhD project is entitled, “The climate benefit and prospect of alternative drivetrain technologies for class 8 trucks of British Columbia”. This project is comprised of technical aspects of alternative drivetrains and a policy-economic model, which is supervised by Dr. Curran Crawford (UVic) and Dr. Jonn Asxen (SFU). During his PhD, Mojtaba also undertook several projects related to alternative drivetrains for both Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) and Mott MacDonald Canada Limited. Prior to his PhD studies at UVic, Mojtaba worked as a research engineer in an Iranian public research institute (NRI), where he was involved in several solar and wind power assessment projects.
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