Francisco Boshell analyzes renewable energy markets and standards at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He focuses primarily on providing policy advice and guidance to countries regarding technology innovation, quality control and standardization programs for successful deployment of renewables. His areas of expertise include technology development strategies for a wider deployment of renewables in energy systems; and he has co-authored reports on energy transition and technologies including offshore wind, advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and mini-grids. Over the past 15+ years, Francisco has also developed technical standards for quantifying GHG emission reductions from CDM projects and supported the climate change negotiations under UNFCCC; provided consultancy services for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at DNV GL, formerly KEMA Consulting; and designed and implemented infrastructure and energy related projects in the automotive manufacturing sector at General Motors. His background is in Mechanical Engineering and he holds a MSc. in Sustainable Energy Technology from the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands.