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Mercurius Biofuels is in the process of funding and staffing its research and operations.
The Principles in Mercurius are made up of a mix of seasoned professionals.
Karl Seck, President and CEO
Karl has spent most of his career in the petroleum refining field as a process engineer. He has held design, techinical services, optimization, and operations management positions with three oil companies. Karl started his own process consulting service 8 years ago. He received a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas. LinkedIn Profile.
Michael Vevera, CFO
Michael has started-up and run successful companies in Japan and Australia. He has a degree in International Finance from Oregon State and a Masters in International Marketing from University of Technology, Sydney. LinkedIn Profile.
Knud Balsev, VP of Business Development
Knud has 25+ years of international business development experience. He has a BSC from the Danish Technical University.
Pete Kitzman, VP of Strategic Partnerships and Risk Management
Pete has over 30 years of experience in risk management, strategic project management, biofuel co-product development and agriculture production. He has a BS in Agriculture from Iowa State University
Mercurius is fortunate to have a distinguished Board of Advisors.
Mark is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of California Davis. He received his PhD from the University of London, Imperial College and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Strasbourg, France. He was a Lecturer, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham, UK and a Visiting Professor at UCLA
Clay is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Maine. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He gained industrial process experience with Texaco, Inc. and as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ed is a Senior Research Advisor at the EERC, where his current research is in the development of biorefinery concepts for the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass sources and in the development of mercury sorbents for coal-fired utilities. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry and Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He has authored or coauthored over 200 publications.