Dr. R. W. Dibble,   Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

Prof. R. W. Dibble is the head of the Combustion Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Dibble is a well-known and honored scientist with a strong background in research and theoretical implementation of new technologies in bio-fuels production. Dr. Dibble has received five patents and developed gas turbines for electrical power generation. He is a co-author of the textbook "Combustion" and author of over 100 publications in peer reviewed archival journals. Dr. Dibble has a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 
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           Dave Williamson,   Director of Operations and Co-Founder

Mr. Williamson is a biodiesel expert and broker in Northern California with a broad knowledge of biofuel conversion, quality control, shipment and transportation, customer service, public education, training, and marketing. Mr. Williamson has a BS in Civil Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans.

 
Craig D. Miott,   Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Mr. Miott has 25 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, development, management, finance, and advisory work. Mr. Miott has developed and advised on over 1.5 billion dollars of real estate projects. He obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Economics from Stanford University and a MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.

 
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Olivier Marie   Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Marie is a professional with 20 years of experience advising on large impact projects in the fields of energy, biofuels and chemicals. He led multiple consulting teams while working at Booz.Allen & Hamilton and Accenture focused on strategic and process improvement diagnostics, startup due diligence, projects' implementation and post-merger integration. Mr. Marie has Diplôme d’Ingénieur Chimiste, equivalent to a Master of Science, Chemistry from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris and Master of Business Administration and Finance from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.                                .

KEY ADVISORS:

 

          Paul Schoen, PE   Process Engineer and Scale-up Expert

Expert in the design, specifications, procurement, fabrication, installation, process optimization of pilot plants, and manufacturing facilities. Co-author of NREL Hydrothermal Liquefaction Reactor design Report, which details the capital, operating cost estimates, and feasibility of a 2,000 ton/day plant.

         

          Juston L. Smithers,   Chemical and Process Engineer

Former manager of the California Air Resource Board (CARB) verification program. Expert in the transition of research technologies to industrial products such as the engineering and design of bench top, pilot scale, and commercial plants.

 

          W. Allen Rimkus, MS    Mechanical Engineer

Catalyst expert with a background in development processes related to emissions, efficiency and system integration, and the utilization of standard and alternative fuels. Expert in the energy conversion process, thermodynamics, energy generation, emission control, and performance analysis.

 

          Louie Wong, John Follin, Kenneth Liberty,   General Atomics Representatives

General Atomics and its affiliates have been qualified by U.S. Government branches, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation, as a government contractor and facilities operator.

 

          Greg DiCosola, Todd Harvey, Ravi Randhava,   Unitel Technologies Representatives

Unitel Technologies designed and engineered over 1,300 demonstration plants, small lab-scale systems, market development units, and modular commercial mini-plants.

 

          John P. Cook, Daniel Lopez, James Wong,   Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP

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