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Illinois Clean Fuels

Production of ultra-clean Diesel & Jet fuel from garbage-derived biomass and coal. Fully competitive with oil, unsubsidized, to $35/BBL.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location White Salmon, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2006
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

We are building a full-scale synthetic fuels plant that will produce 30,000 BPD of ultra-clean diesel and jet fuel from garbage-derived biomass and coal. We produce drop-in replacement fuels, fully ASTM certified, at an all-in cost of $1.25/gallon, making us competitive with oil down to $35/bbl. All proven commercial-off-the-shelf technology backed by full front-to-back process performance guarantees. Deeply Experienced and proven team.


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    Stephen Johnson

    Accomplished entrepreneur with a focus towards finance and commercial implementation of advanced clean energy systems.

    Five years experience as a successful hedge fund manager, delivering his investors a return of 327.84% net of fees, or 33.73% annualized.

    Nine years experience in the synthetic fuels industry, including founding and overseeing the growth of one of the world’s leading clean synthetic fuels project development companies.

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    Dr. Nubar Samuel Saliba
    Executive Vice President, Technology

    Ran technical operations at the world's largest alternative fuels plant.

    Forty years of experience in the Chemical Industry

    Dr.rer.nat. in Physical, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry & Mineralogy / Heidelberg University, Germany

    Top executive experience at BASF (world's largest chemical company) and SASOL (worlds largest synthetic fuels producer) in charge of a wide array of different operations throughout South America, Africa, Mid East

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    Mark Fitz
    Advisory Board Member

    President of Star Oilco. Deep domain knowledge of downstream fuel distribution and terminal operations, with a particular focus on alternative fuels and environmental products. Helped develop one of the largest initial voluntary biodiesel markets.

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    Donald Skelton
    Advisory Board Member

    Former president of the National Freight Transport Association. 30-year career in the railroad industry. Deep c-suite connections the major railroad and freight shipping operators.

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    Dean Anderson
    Permitting & Government Relations

    Dean has an extensive background in clean energy project development, climate policy, and the development of successful companies in the cleantech arena

    He co-founded Sunlink, the largest solar panel mounting system manufacturer.

    He has been involved in the permitting and development of solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and natural gas combined cycle energy projects.

    He was involved in the drafting and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol

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    Lynn Frank
    Advisory Board Member

    Lynn is the former director of the Oregon Department of Energy.

    He has an extensive background both in the public policy arena, and as an alternative energy project developer.

    Lynn spearheaded the first Solar Highway project in North America.

    Throughout his career, Lynn has been at the forefront of energy innovation in the public sector, developing the financing mechanisms that have helped make Oregon a leader in clean energy in the US


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    Hogan Lovells
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    Perkins & Co

Previous Investors

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    17 angel investors, all private individuals not affiliated with a network or fund
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    Substantial indications of interest already recieved for our next institutional finance round.