On the Move in Biofuels: Cool Planet

August 3, 2014 |

In Colorado, Cool Planet Energy Systems announced 4 key appointments for construction and operations of its first commercial plant in the U.S.  Randy Tucker will serve as Vice President, Capital Projects, with overall responsibility for directing the project.  Robert Djelveh will serve as Vice President, Supply Chain, and Rex Downen will serve as Construction Manager on-site at the facility in Alexandria, Louisiana.  Tim Palculict will serve as Plant Manager, with responsibility for plant operability, bringing the plant online and leading the plant’s operations.

Cool Planet’s first plant will be located at the Port of Alexandria, on the Red River Waterway in central Louisiana. The site was chosen because of the availability of wood biomass, interstate and rail access, and direct barge access to more than ten refineries. The plant will convert wood biomass into green fuels that are chemically identical to fossil fuels. The process also produces CoolTerra, the company’s biochar-based product that increases crop productivity and promotes more robust plant health, while reducing fertilizer and water requirements. The company’s technology enables it to build small, efficient, lower cost facilities close to the sources of biomass feedstock.  This minimizes transportation costs and the risks associated with investments in large, centralized plants.

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