Biofuel Bioenergy Biochemicals

Russ Teall – President & Founder

An internationally acknowledged leader in biofuels with more than 19 years of experience in all aspects of the industry including legal and regulatory affairs.  Current Vice Chair California Biodiesel Alliance; California Air Resources Board Panel on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard; and Panelist for the CIA’s Afghan Energy Project.  Former Vice Chair, National Biodiesel Board and Chair of the NBB Legislative Committee.

UC Santa Barbara, BS;  UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall, JD.

J.J. Rothgery  - Chairman & CFO

30 years investment banking in domestic and international markets. Old Dominion University,

US Army Engineering School.

Trey Teall - VP Operations

Technical Director and Program Manager at the National Environmental Technology Test Site, Naval Base Ventura County, CA.

Duke University, BS

Robert Dibble, PhD – Board Advisor

Professor of Mechanical Engineering.  Dr. Dibble supervises the Combustion Analysis Laboratory at UC Berkeley, specializing in combustion, heat and mass transfer, and reactive systems.

Senior Management
Strategic Partners
  • U.S. Navy, Naval Facilities Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Biodico since 2002. Jointly tasked with research, development, demonstration and validation of sustainable distributed renewable energy technology.
  • Major Oil Companies such as BP, CalTex and Shell buy and distribute products produced with Biodico technology.  Off-take agreement with Western States Oil for western US and Pacific Rim.
  • Major Universities collaborate with Biodico including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State University, Johns Hopkins University, Marquette University, U of New Hampshire, U of North Dakota and many more.
  • U.S. and Foreign Governments  have provided and continue to provide grant support for Biodico advanced projects, including the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the New York State Research & Development Agency (NYSERDA), and various Government Agencies
  • International and Domestic Private Sector relationships established through globally commissioned feasibility studies, collaborative grants (ALL Power Labs, CardnoTEC, Cogenra, General Atomics, Invensys,  SeaHold, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, etc.) and high-level speaking engagements.
Advisory Board

Robert W. Dibble, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley, Director of the Combustion Analysis Lab.

John Diener, President & CEO, Red Rock Ranch, Central Valley California, since 1927, 40 conventional & organic crops.

Craig Fusaro, PhD, Marine Ecology and Crustacean Biology Director Joint Oil/Fisheries Liaison Office, Santa Barbara, California.

John W. Leonard, BS, MS, CDR USNR, Naval Aviator, Program Manager - Naval Air Systems Command; Lockheed Martin, Oracle, MRO (IBM), and Siemens.

John F. Milligan, PhD, President, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Joined Gilead in 1990 as Research Scientist, served as CFO and COO before being named President in 2008.

Eugene F. Rothgery, PhD, post-doctoral fellow at The Max Planck Institute; career Chief Scientist, Olin Corp, Arch Chemicals; 40 patents, synthesis and evaluation of crop protection chemicals; developed various high-nitrogen compounds for DoD applications.

Nicholas J. Simon, BS MBA, Managing Director, Clarus Ventures, GP, MPM Capital BioVentures III Fund; Foundation Board Member, Gladstone Institute, UC San Francisco.

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