Director of Alternative Fuels Technology at Advanced Green Innovations

I am a chemical engineer working in the energy industry. I have over 20 years of international engineering experience in the chemicals, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries, and hold several patents related to my work. I have worked in the areas of oil refining, natural gas production, ... more

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The World’s Top 10 Oil Producers And Consumers
Over the past 35 years, global oil consumption has risen by 39 million BPD, an average increase of 1.1 million BPD each year. Last year’s rise fell just short of that average.
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EC Fossil Fuels Still Supply 84 Percent Of World Energy
Primary energy consumption grew by 1.3% last year, which was less than half the rate of 2018 (2.8%). Nevertheless, this still represents the 10th consecutive year that the world sets a new all-time high for energy consumption.
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Midstream Oil And Gas Companies Adapt To COVID-19
Since the March lows, the midstream sector of the oil and gas industry has recovered most of its losses.
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Will Covid-19 Permanently Shrink The Fossil Fuel Industry?
The fossil fuel industry has faced serious headwinds for several years, but the rise of renewables combined with the fall in consumption as a consequence of the global corona crisis is pushing it over the edge and into “terminal decline”.
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How Propane Can Help Transition To A Low-Carbon Future
The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future. This transition is being aided by policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as rapidly declining costs for renewables like wind and solar power.
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Renewables Overtake Coal, Thanks To Natural Gas
Last week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported something extraordinary. For the first time in 135 years, last year U.S. consumption of renewables surpassed consumption of coal.
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Why The Shale Boom Left California Behind
1 year ago

It would be possible to inject the water deeper, but they don't do it for economic reasons. But there are places where the fault is near the oil-producing zone. In those cases, it's the fracking that can directly cause an earthquake. Not sure of the situation in California, but it would in any case be a touchy subject.

Why The Shale Boom Left California Behind
1 year ago

I actually discuss this in the presentation. I didn't get into it here, because it requires a bit more nuance than "fracking causes earthquakes." So in the presentation I explain that most of the earthquakes in Oklahoma are a result of wastewater injection, but fracking itself has been implicated in some earthquakes (a small portion in Oklahoma) but a higher percentage in other shale plays. I just didn't want to get into all that in this article.

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DO Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.
IMO Imperial Oil Ltd
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation
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PTR PetroChina Company Limited
PZE Petrobras Argentina S.A.
RIG Transocean Ltd.
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
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Director of Alternative Fuels Technology
Advanced Green Innovations
September 2014 - Present (5 years 11 months)

Responsible for the selection and development of alternative fuels that are appropriate for fueling the company's ZHRO injectors.

Chief Investment Strategist
The Energy Strategist
October 2012 - Present (7 years 11 months)

This is a job I do in addition to my regular job with Advanced Green Innovations. I write weekly newsletters and help manage investment portfolios.

Chief Technology Officer
Merica International
July 2009 - September 2014 (5 years 3 months)

Merica International is a privately-held energy company based in Hawaii. We are involved in a wide variety of energy-related projects, with a core focus on the localized use of biomass to energy for the benefit of local populations.

Board Member
Merica Technologies Pte. Ltd.
January 2010 - August 2013 (3 years 8 months)

Renewable Energy and Forestry

Education

Texas A&M University
Bachelors
Chemistry and Math
Texas A&M University
Master of Science
1991 / 1995
Chemical Engineering

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