Biodiesel for New England
- March 26, 2003
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
- Keith Ciampa - World Energy
90 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-889-7300, Fax: 617-887-2411
Keith Ciampa is Executive Vice President of World Energy headquartered in Chelsea, MA. World Energy is one of the nation's largest and fastest growing providers of biodiesel fuel. World Energy currently serves over 100 fleets with biodiesel, including such fleets as the US Post Office, The US Air Force, Marines, The San Francisco Ferry System and numerous state, utility and transit fleets.
- Norman Gridley, M.Sc., P.E.
Senior Project Manager - Wright-Pierce
99 Main St., Topsham, ME 04086
Phone: 207-725-8721 Ext: 318, Fax: 207-729-8414
Norman Gridley is a Senior Project Manager with the Special Projects Group at Wright-Pierce. He has over 20 years of diverse experience as an environmental consultant working in Canada and the United States. He was the senior author on the development of a Model Program for Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Management in the Torrington area of Connecticut and is project manager on the development of technical support for a proposed General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Connecticut. He is also managing a biodiesel feasibility study in Maine that is supported by funding from the Maine Technology Institute.
Wright-Pierce, founded in 1947, is an engineering consulting firm that provides a variety of client services. They have offices in CT, VT, NH, and Maine.
- Rick Geise - Director of Marketing, Griffin Industries
Phone: (859) 572-2558, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Giese is Director of Marketing for Griffin Industries - the largest independent, privately held rendering company in the United States. For the past 4 1/2 years Griffin has produced biodiesel from recycled vegetable oil and soybean oil. Rick is the current Vice Chairman of the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Regional Ozone Coalition and Past President of the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition.
- Dr. K. Shaine Tyson - Senior Project Manager II, National Bioenergy Center
1617 Cole Blvd. MS 1612, Golden, CO 80401-3933
Dr. Shaine Tyson manages the Biodiesel Biorefinery research project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the DOE Office of Biomass Programs. The Biodiesel Biorefinery develops and demonstrates novel biodiesel technologies, feedstocks, and co-products with support from USDA, EPA, the National Biodiesel Board, and various industry stakeholders. She has been with NREL for 14 years. She holds a PhD. in Mineral and Energy Economics from Colorado School of Mines and a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Nevada-Reno. The Office of Biomass Programs recognized Shaine for superior achievement in establishing, promoting, and implementing biomass energy technologies and resources in 2002. She has provided live and written testimony to the U.S. House and Senate.
- David Biddle, Ph.D - Biopec
P.O. Box 190, Hatfield MA 01038
Phone: 413-247-0163, Email: DavidB9608@aol.com, Biodieselcoop@aol.com
David Biddle is a former professor, and founder of several small computer software companies. He has worked for Texas instruments in the development of Artificial Intelligence Software and Hardware. He is a cofounder of Biopec and The Pioneer Valley Biodiesel Cooperative in Massachusetts. Biopec is a production and distribution coalition based in Springfield, Vermont that coordinates purchases of Biodiesel from the existing commercial producers. It seeks to raise awareness of Biodiesel as an alternative fuel and develop distribution of Biodiesel throughout most of New England (Western Mass, Vermont and New Hampshire, and Maine), as well as production facilities that will use recycled waste oil and keeps jobs and money in New England. Biopec currently has about 6 very small production plants in operation. The Pioneer Valley Biodiesel Cooperative, based in Massachusetts, is a member of Biopec. Current efforts include working with Tom Leue to obtain financing and a site for his Biodiesel production facility design, which will be capable of producing 250,000 gallons. It is anticipated that this new plant design will better meet government regulations and produce a low cost premium fuel. Biopec believes that if biodiesel is produced locally from recycling locally obtained materials, the price will be substantially reduced.
- Christian Fleisher -
Biodiesel Technologies, Inc.
125 High Rock Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: 518-306-3049 Ext. 3127, Email: email@example.com
Christian Fleisher is a co-founder and CEO of Biodiesel Technologies. He has over 5 years in the biodiesel industry including two years with Biodiesel Development Corporation and heading the sales & marketing efforts for NOPEC, in the mid-90s. He has an MBA from the University of Miami and presently teaches college and graduate level finance in his free time. Biodiesel Technologies, Inc. ("BT") is a Saratoga Springs based company developing market-ready, proprietary, continuous-flow technology for the production of biodiesel. BT developed this technology with Cornell University and patent protection has been applied for. Since receiving funding in the fall of 2002, BT has built a demonstration unit that has successfully demonstrated scale-up of its technology from a bench scale concept to a working production platform that produces ASTM quality biodiesel at volumes of one gallon per minute and higher.
- Steve Howell - Mark IV
16200 Northridge Drive, Kearney, MO 64060
Phone: (816) 635-5772, Fax: (816) 635-4836
Steve Howell is president and founder of MARC-IV, a consulting firm dedicated to the development of industrial products from agriculture, formed in 1993. MARC-IV's focus is to provide market analysis, research, project management, technical and feasibility studies, and production plant site assessments in the areas of biodiesel, solvents, and lubricants and is currently expanding its services to related industries.
Steve has worked closely with the National Biodiesel Board, American Soybean Association, United Soybean Board, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Energy, and the United States Department of Defense on a variety of projects. He has also performed in-depth technical feasibility and economic analyses for production facilities for clients in the private sector.
Howell is currently the chairman of the ASTM task force on biodiesel standards within the United States and serves as the US liaison for biodiesel standards development with both ISO and CEN. He is a founding participant in the newly formed ASTM committee on Precision and Bias of Petroleum and Related Tests Methods. Howell is a member of the American Oil Chemists Society, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and the Society of Automotive Engineers and has authored many technical and other publications.
Prior to forming MARC-IV, Howell was the Business Development Engineer for Stratco, a Kansas City based engineering firm, where he concentrated on the development of new biodiesel process technology. Prior to Stratco, he held various positions in quality assurance and production management with the Procter and Gamble Manufacturing Company in Iowa City, Iowa. An Ames, Iowa native, Howell graduated with distinction from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.
- Rick Handley - Program Director, Northeast Regional Biomass Program
400 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 382, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-624-8450 - DC, 518-899-9572 - NY
Rick Handley is the Program Director Northeast Regional Biomass Program for the Coalition of Northeastern Governors' Policy Research Center since 1993. In this role, he has organized the CONEG Governors' Biomass Roundtable, the first regional roundtable on biomass energy which helped to put forth a plan for the region's Governors to incorporate bioenergy into state planning. Under Rick's guidance the NRBP has expanded its role as an information source for state officials and Governors. He has been a strong advocate of incorporating bioenergy technology into state climate change, electric utility restructuring, and energy supply issues. Rick has also encouraged states to broadened there local stakeholder involvement. Each state in the Northeast now has a state biomass working group. All these groups are intended to increase stakeholder involvement in the program.
Prior to joining the CONEG, Rick was a program manager with the New York State Energy Office, and has over 25 years experience in energy conservation and renewable energy.