Energy and Petrochemical Process and Design Consultant

Technical Consultant #2236


Expertise

Summary

  • Process engineering, design engineering, research, intellectual property development and business strategy.
  • Conceptual and detailed design engineering, commercial scale coal upgrading in reducing mercury and increasing the BTU value of coal.
  • Provide analysis and proposal writing residual hydrotreating catalyst systems for companies worldwide.
  • Renewable diesel, bio-diesel, and ethanol plants.
  • National and International Trainer: Remote and onsite.

Industries and Areas

  • Renewable Diesel
  • Ethanol
  • Hydrotreating
  • Coking
  • FCC
  • Crude preheat
  • Asphaltene stability
  • Process engineering
  • Design engineering
  • Research
  • Refining
  • Hydrogen production
  • Membranes
  • Energy optimization
  • Clean technology
  • Process integration

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Director of Engineering, 2014 - Present

  • Direct and oversee the Engineering of this renewable energy company that offers full engineering and construction for renewable diesel, bio-diesel, and ethanol plants.
  • Lead engineering all the way from initial design to full construction of a 3 million gallon per year renewable diesel plant.
  • Lead engineering on ethanol plant debottlenecking and upgrading.

Phillips 66/Conoco Phillips, Bartlesville, OK, Senor Engineer, 2010 - 2014

  • Phillips 66 Refining operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day.
  • Provide technical service for international and domestic refineries to capture high value lost profit opportunities that has resulted in over 100 million in additional revenue.
  • Lead model development on crude compatibility for commercial and refinery planning..
  • Provide both technical service and support to improve needle coke quality and production.

ION Engineering, Boulder, CO, VP of Engineering and Co-Founder, 2008 - 2010

  • This small clean tech start-up company (of $20 million raised) that focuses on carbon capture from fossil fueled power plants and natural gas "sweetening."
  • Highly involved in all stages of ION engineering's start up, including; co-inventor, license agreement, establishing industry connections and partnerships, and securing investments
  • Designed a continuous process prototype for proof of concept of ION's technology.

Evergreen Energy Inc., Denver, CO , Lead Process Engineer, 2008

  • Evergreen Energy is a clean coal startup company that was moving from a full scale demonstration plant to full scale commercialization.
  • Executed conceptual and detailed design engineering for a commercial scale coal upgrading facility that reduces mercury and increases the BTU value of the coal.
  • Minimized both operating and capital expense to make the overall economics of the plant viable on a site by site basis
  • As a consultant provided remote and onsite training for a newly formed joint venture in Beijing, China.

Chevron -ART, Richmond, CA, Process Engineer, 2006 - 2007

  • ART is a joint venture between Chevron and Grace that provides sales and tech service for Chevron's hydrotreating and hydrocracking technologies.
  • Prepared proposals for residual hydrotreating catalyst systems for companies worldwide resulting in a catalyst sales equaling $25 million in revenue over a two year period.
  • Provided oversight for catalyst loading, sulfiding, and start-up of residual hydrotreating units for both domestic and international refineries.

Honors & Publications

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of number publications in peer review journals.
  • 3 U.S. patents.

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado in Boulder, CO
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS
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