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Equitech International LLC

Capture of biomass and solar to power every building, anywhere in the world - renewable energy mini-infrastructures provided by EI.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2000
  • Employees 0
  • Website

Company Summary

EI has a portfolio of renewable energy patents that can be applied to buildings and marine vessels. EI's technology addresses building energy and waste that is going to landfills. Biomass and solar are the feedstocks EI uses to create emissions-free power. Milestones include: bid on federal power purchase agreement contracts; targeting municipal power plant and waste handling needs. Current plans: manufacture E-Microsystem mini-infrastructures.


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    Leslie Dean Price

    Dean Price, Architect (ret.) developed and built the first and largest U.S. 300kW building at Georgetown University. He is a co-inventor of US Patent 6,308,465 B1, Oct. 30, 2001, for "Systems and Utilities Modules for Buildings", and US Patent 7,556,736, July 7, 2009, for "Process and System for Converting Biomass Materials into Energy to Power Marine Vessels".

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    Jay B. Laskin
    Board Director

    Jay Laskin retired from Teledyne Energy Systems Inc. as director of marketing and sales. He is a mechanical engineer and expert in fuel cells and hydrogen and provides EI with technical, sales, and marketing expertise related to hydrogen / fuel cell businesses, products and usage, including reports, studies on closed-end topics and applications, market conditions, competitors and business plans in the field of hydrogen generation and usage.

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    Dr. Juris Kalejs
    Chief Technology Officer - Solar

    Juris Kalejs serves as EI's solar expert. He formerly served as the chief technology officer at ASE Americas, now owned by RWE Schott Solar. Juris holds five patents and founded American Capital Energy, EI's partner in implementing solar projects; his PhD is in physics and he has been published in many scientific journals.

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    Dr. Terry Galloway
    CTO - Biomass-to-Energy

    Terry Galloway is the inventor of the advanced steam reforming process for waste conversion to hydrogen-rich syngas. Terry has high-level management experience in various forms of process and chemical engineering and chemistry in major companies and the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-inventor of the E-Microsystem systems and utility modules for buildings and holds many patents. His doctorate is in chemical engineering.

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    Richard L. Vogel
    Construction Management Lead

    Rich Vogel serves as EI's expert in construction management. He is a senior vice president of the Whiting Turner Contracting Company, has an engineering degree and MBA in Finance. W-T is the 5th largest “Domestic Building Contractor” in the U.S. and the nation’s largest builder of sustainable buildings, annually rated by Engineering News Record as a Top 10 Green Contractor. W-T handles construction management of EI's projects.

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    Scott A Clayman
    Chief Financial Officer Candidate

    Scott Clayman leads cross-functional, team-based solutions to improve profitability for startup and Fortune 500 companies. His experience in new product pipeline design spans 18+ years at Monsanto, MEMC Electronic Materials and IBM holdings with success across a mix of industries/products in the US, Europe, and Asia. He works across major functions: finance, marketing, technology, IT, and manufacturing with an emphasis in hi-tech manufacturing.

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    Laura Filbert Zacher
    Chief Executive Officer

    Laura Filbert Zacher leads all efforts to develop EI and bring its products to market. She has managed composition of a product development concept plan, the business plan and models for three patents, attracted funding interest from ARE Systems’ financial partners, and procurement interest from product buyers. Laura has 12 years experience as a senior executive project manager in Virginia and St. Louis.

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    Derek Parker
    Architect of Record

    Derek Parker, FAIA RIBA FACHA Architect, was a senior partner in the international architectural firm, Anshen+Allen. He was also architect for the Georgetown University 300kW solar building and co-founder of The Medergy Corporation developing a technology to safely convert medical waste to energy. He has designed hospitals and bio-medical research facilities in 15 countries and brought evidence-based design into the mainstream.

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    Gretchen Wesenberg

    Gretchen Wesenberg, RA NCARB Architect, has served as project manager, project architect, planner, programmer, developer of requests for proposals for architect selection, designer, and construction administration. She has worked as a client representative, design-builder, designer and detailer, and planner. She is an architect with extensive experience in institutional, academic, corporate, manufacturing, and commercial residential.


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    Tom Litz, Thompson Coburn
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    Marie Carlie, Stone-Carlie

Previous Investors

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    Investment by members to maintain patents