Green Energy, Biofuels, and Toxic Metals Expert, Specializing in Chemicals and Energy from Biomass Including Mercury, Remediation

Technical Consultant #1665


Expertise

  • Carbohydrate chemistry synthesis and product and process development.
  • Chemicals from biomass including cellulose derivatives.
  • Green energy and biofuels product and process evaluations.
  • Biofuels development.
  • Synthetic organic chemistry manufacturing.
  • Heavy metal remediation including mercury.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2008 - Present

  • Business development strategy formulation.
  • Leveraging environmental improvements.

Independent Consultant, ,2001 - Present

  • Green energy process evaluation.
  • Green energy process development.
  • Biofuels process evaluation.
  • Biofuels process development.
  • Loan due diligence for biomass to energy and fuels projects.

Steward Environmental Solutions, Chattanooga, TN, 2006 - 2007

Application Engineering - Director and Vice President

  • Development of processes for heavy metal removal, control and remediation.
  • Mercury control processes, successful down to the limits of detection.
  • Equipment design and fabrication for pollution control unit operations.

International Paper, Cincinnati and Memphis, OH and TN, 2002 - 2004

Director of Technology for Chemical cellulose and Director Research and Development for fluff pulp

  • New grade development for pulp-based products including fluff pulp.
  • New process development for pulp-based products.

Rayonier, Jesup, GA, Senior Technologist, 1999 - 2002

  • Development of new products.
  • New process design and implementation.

Eastman Chemical Company, & Eastman Kodak Company, Kingsport, TN, 1968-1999

  • Numerous assignments in research and development, production and process development.
  • Developed technology for new technologies that are still profitable.
  • Production experience in fine chemical manufacture.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)

Publications

Presentations:

  • Invited Speaker: International Cellulose Conference - Kyoto, Japan
  • Invited Speaker: INSIGHT, Minneapolis, MN
  • Invited Speaker: INSIGHT, Memphis, TN

PATENTS

  • 12 U.S. patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • B.S. Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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