Luke Spangenburg has been a driving force to develop the Santa Fe Community College Sustainable Technologies programs and outreach through collaborative efforts with educational institutions and industrial partners. His efforts have led to local and national recognition and awards for SFCC programs and projects. Luke is the Director at the Santa Fe Community College Biofuels Center of Excellence and the Innovation Center located in the nationally recognized LEED Platinum Trades and Advanced Technologies Center (TATC). The TATC programs provide a link to industry, sustainable technologies and applied research in the areas of algae, biofuels, controlled environment agriculture, microgrid, solar and water treatment.
Luke successfully directed the USDOL Workforce Development Grant for the State of New Mexico in 2011-2012 that established the SFCC Biofuels Centers of Excellence. In 2016 he became Director of the SFCC Innovation Center for the Training Center Corporation that develops public private partnerships to commercialize applied technologies.Luke is also a founder of New Solutions Energy which has developed patented algae cultivation systems and organic soil amendments. Luke passion for his work is motivated by his love of the natural world. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Sarah and his two children.