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Claire Henly

Sr. Associate


Claire is a Sr. Associate at RMI, working primarily on Reinventing Fire China. She brings to RMI a background in economic modeling and clean tech startups. She is especially interested in system-level engineering and accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies. Claire joined RMI in July 2013.


Prior to starting at RMI, Claire co-founded Red Ox Systems to develop a novel, electricity positive, chemical synthesis and wastewater treatment technology. The company won several grants and business plan competitions including the Air/Water/Waste national prize of the Clean Tech Open. In 2012, Claire moved to Boston to work for the bioenergy and wastewater treatment startup, Cambrian Innovation. For Cambrian, Claire built economic models, researched US bioenergy incentives and worked with the CEO on a competitive analysis for the company’s first product.

Outside of the clean tech startup space Claire has worked for McKinsey & Company, consulting for a downstream energy company; BHP Billiton, modeling company-wide carbon emissions; and Goldman Sachs, opening and closing accounts for high net-worth clients.


  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering - Yale University, 2012
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