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Our energy and fertilizer products deliver power and fertilizer to farmers, remote customers, and connect the clean energy grid.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2008
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Aethrea/Wind-To-Green selected to pursue ammonia generation technology for its flexibility as both fuel and fertilizer. We are now developing systems for grid-stabilizing wind power, and for a low cost, carbon-free, farming resource. We have selected best-of-breed technology to incorporate into our systems and are in the process of building a transportable energy-storage solution for remote and off-grid communities.


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    Peter Swearengen

    Peter has 18 years’ experience leading tech development. He manages product for Will Wright, and cofounded Mediagraph with Will. His other startups include New Earth Press, in 1991 as an eco-print company, Idyllist, Inc. , a documentary company, in 2000, and Square Earth, LLC, in 1995, which merged with Proxicom, Inc before its IPO in 1999. He serves as Executive Product Director for a fashion-technology company, Agent of Presence/Switch.

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    Jack Swearengen
    Senior Scientist (Founder)

    PhD, Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of Engineering Programs at Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV). He has 35 years’ experience in science and engineering including materials science, solar thermal and fusion energy, hydrogen storage, and industrial ecology. He served as Manager at Sandia National Laboratories, was Science Advisor for Arms Control for the Secretary of Defense.

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    Bruce Bourne

    With an MBA from Harvard, Bruce brings deep financial, strategic and operations experience with documented success across multiple industries in organizations from early-stage to Fortune 50. Experienced in leading line staff as well as working one on one with CEO. Interested in using past experience to help guide companies through periods of growth and/or maturation, as an executive, investor and board member.

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    Matthew Kern
    Chemical Engineer Lab Manager

    MS, Chemical Engineering Innovative thinker with experience running labs, developing processes, and control systems

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    Howard Hirano
    Systems Engineering

    PhD and former Manager of the Advanced Technology Group at Sandia Laboratories, Howard specializes in feasibility and design optimization. He takes designs into implementation, through leadership and mentoring.

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    Jim Kennon
    Electrical Engineering

    Recent Director of R&D at Zygo corporation and Tinsley Laboratories, Jim's expertise extends into designs for electrochemical reactor power conditioning and control systems. Jim has an MS in Electrical Engineering.

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    Bob Bradshaw

    PhD and formerly Lead Engineering Technician at Sandia Laboratories, Bob is a specialist in molten salt chemistry and corrosion, and high temperature materials for thermal energy storage


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    Patrick Pohlen, Latham and Watkins