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Large Scale Fermentation Chemical Engineering: Carbohydrate Processing, Lysine, Threonine, Citric Acid and MSG

Technical Consultant #1921


Expertise

  • Business analysis in the field of fermentation and carbohydrate processing.
  • Developments in the businesses based on large scale fermentation, particularly lysine, threonine, citric acid, MSG, lactic acid and vitamin C.
  • Comprehensive data base of trade, production and pricing in lysine, threonine, citric acid, MSG, lactic acid and vitamin C.
  • Commercialization of new technology specifically in the field of biotechnology.

Experience

Independent Consultant, Present

SA Bioproducts, (Management buyout from AECI), 2001 - 2010

  • Director, 2009 - 2010
  • Chairman, 2007 - 2009
  • Managing Director, 2001 - 2007

AECI Ltd. , 1970 - 2001

  • Research and Development Department, 1970
  • Assignment to ICI Ltd in UK , 1971 - 1974
  • Technical Department, (Engineering and Technology), 1975 - 1978
  • Process Development (Group Leader), 1979 - 1981
  • Office Manager, (AECI London), 1982 - 1985
  • Production Section Manager Sasolburg, 1986 - 1987
  • Synthetic Fuels Development Manager, 1988 - 1989
  • Lysine Venture Manager, (AECI Bioproducts, MD), 1990 - 2001

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • PMD,(Professional Master's Degree), University of Cape Town, South Africa

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Board of the Technology Innovation Agency of the South African government. This agency is responsible for promoting the commercialization of technology in South Africa with an annual budget of $50 million.

Education

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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