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Bio Energy Spectrum Solutions, LLC

Biocrude is oil extracted from microorganisms that consume wastewater sludge, which cities pay for disposal. Biodiesel is made with Biocrude

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Madison, MS, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Bio Energy Spectrum Solutions will build biocrude plants utilizing industrial/municipal waste water (secondary sludge) as feedstock, and to sell sub-license agreements. Biocrude is oil extracted from Oleaginous Microorganisms which consumes wastewater (secondary sludge). Our customers are cities with the need to dispose of sludge and biodiesel producers who need low cost feedstock. We can own and operate Biocrude plants or sell sub-licenses.


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    Todd French
    Lead Microbiologist

    Associate Professor School of Chemical Engineering at MSU. Has been actively involved over the past 9 years in research to transform the process for the disposal of municipal and industrial sewage into a bio-refinery for the production of a diesel feedstock. Published 30+ publications and obtained one US patent. Managed over $5 million dollars in research grants.

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    Rafael Hernandez
    Lead Chemical Engineer

    has a BS (1993) and MS (1995) in chemical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and a PhD (2002) in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University (MSU), Mississippi State, MS. He worked for the US Army Corp of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center (1994-1997) on the development, design, and implementation of groundwater treatment technologies.

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    Andro Mondala
    Research Assistant

    Senior Research Associate in the Dave C. Swalm of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has been working with Dr. Rafael Hernandez and Dr. Todd French for the past six years on developing technologies for the transformation of wastewater treatment facilities into sustainable biofuel. Has a BS Chemical Engineering degree at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños (UPLB) in 2005, Instructor at the UPLB Institute of Chemistry

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    Darryl Breland

    Experienced entrepreneur and developer. Owner and operator of over a dozen startup companies, including a petro retailer, real estate development and construction, investment advisor, and insurance. Has extensive experience managing multiple construction sites and companies simultaneously. His responsibilities include business development, and investor relations.

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    Benjamin P Hartenbower

    Benjamin P. Hartenbower is a master’s student at the Dave C Swalm School of Chemical Engineering at Mississippi State University. As a graduate research assistant, he has worked with Drs Todd French and Rafael Hernandez at the Renewable Fuels and Chemical Laboratory.


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    Sai Ireland, Butler Snow
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    Brett Mathews, CPA - Mathews, Cuttrer and Lindsey

Previous Investors

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    Bio Energy, LLC