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Birchwood Energy Holdings LLC

We are commercializing a globally patented technology that can chemically convert carbon dioxide emissions into synthetic liquid fuels.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Royal Oak, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2008
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Our company addresses two vital concerns of society: climate change and energy security. We will capture CO2 from coal-fired power plants, and chemically convert them into usable, synthetic crude oil. We have a business model in place with AEP (Columbus OH) and Marathon Petroleum (Findlay OH) as strategic partners. At scale, we can produce 13,000 barrels per day from the output of an average coal plant that emits 1.5 million tons/yr of CO2.


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    Richard W Ferguson
    President / CEO

    Richard Ferguson is a senior management executive with a broad base of experience in finance, marketing and entrepreneurship.

    Mr. Ferguson is the founder of Birchwood Energy Holdings, a commercial venture that is developing an energy technology that converts carbon emissions into synthetic fuels.

    Mr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Accounting and from the University of Detroit with an MBA in Marketin

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    Isaac Rahmim, PhD
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Rahmim is a co-inventor of the patented Fuelcor technology that is being commercialized by Birchwood Energy, and actively engaged in all phases of development. He has 25 years experience in the oil and gas industries, and has consulted with virtually every major oil company and on every continent.

    Dr. Rahmim earned his BA and MA from the University of California-Berkley, and his PhD from Columbia University, all in Chemical Engineering.


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    John Kanan, JD
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    John Fovenesi, CPA