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Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC

Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC provides clean burning alternative fuels which are virtually transparent to retailers or users of the fuels.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Reno, NV, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 24
  • Website

Company Summary

Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC owns licensed rights to the patented ClearRefining® technology that upgrades liquid petroleum fuels in an environmentally friendly and safe refining process, using low-cost natural gas. The Company licenses technology, manufactures ClearRefining® processors, and produces GDiesel®, a designated clean alternative fuel in the State of Nevada.


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    Rudolf Gunnerman

    Dr. Rudolf Gunnerman has over four decades of experience in the relatively specialized clean alternative fuel and energy arena. Dr. Gunnerman has earned three honorary doctorate degrees for his environmental contributions and has more than 30 issued United States patents in the clean energy sector. His inventions include emulsified fuels, oxidative desulfurization through the use of high powered ultrasound and the ClearRefining® technology.

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    Peter Gunnerman

    Mr. Peter Gunnerman, Dr. Gunnerman’s son, has two decades in senior management positions of both successful privately and publically held companies in the alternative clean energy space. Mr. Gunnerman has authored numerous industry papers and has been a speaker on clean energy subjects in numerous industry conferences including those sponsored by the Federation of Tax Administrators, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Milken Institute.

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    James M. Brandmueller
    Director of Sales

    Over 25 years experience in alternative fuels and alternative energy technologies. Former Administrator and Director, Nevada Office of Energy. Previously certified as an CEM (Certified Environmental Manager) with 7 years work in Environmental Protection. Extensive experience with legislative affairs and interfacing with government entities.

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    Sabine McCowan
    Office Manager / HR Manager

    Sabine McCowen, born in Germany, worked for Siemens Corporation in the IT department as project manager on Unix systems, supporting the Unemployment Agency of Germany. When Siemens purchased a tech-company in San Jose in ‘95, she moved to the US. After promotions to backline support and Escalation Manager, she relocated to Reno in ‘99. At Datagate, Inc. she was in charge of 50 field engineers working across the US on computer systems, winning mul

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    William Lawson
    Trabsoirtation / Sales Manager

    Accomplished Transportation and Logistics Manager with 20 years experience in the field. Advanced expertise in managing routes and movement of assets through the entire transportation network. Track record of identifying redundancies and maximizing resources to improve network profitability and service. Expert in DOT, FMCSA and OSHA regulations and Class B Tank Operator. Experienced as a classroom safety instructor and contract administrator.


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    Fritz Batcher, Holland Hart
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    Loren Kalmen, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Encore LLC.