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Lithos Biofuels, LLC

We're an early stage developer of advanced Gen-IV biofuels directly from chemolithotrophic and photolithotrophic microorganisms.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Coral Springs, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2010
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

We will produce advanced biofuels directly from chemolithotrophic and photolithotrophic microorganisms. Our preferred lithotrophic microorganisms are isolated from hydrothermal vents and transitional environments, and naturally take up CO2 from the environment. These organisms are being developed by the Lithos Biofuels scientific teams to produce sugar and higher yields of advanced biofuels than existing processes.


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    Richard Holmes, MS
    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Holmes has 23 years of experience as a molecular biologist in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Holmes’ received his MS in Chemistry from San Jose University. His depth of experience with biology, chemistry and an astute business instinct enables him to overcome the challenges that appear during industrial development of bioprocesses.

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    Barbara J. Campbell, PhD
    Chief Scientific Officer

    is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware and will lead Lithos Biofuels' R&D for chemolithotrophs. She is a leading authority on the growth and culture of chemolithotrophs from hydrothermal vents and their genomic composition. Dr. Campbell has spent a large portion of her entire two decade-long career working specifically with chemolithotrophic microorganisms.

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    Sarita Chauhan, PhD, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer

    oversees the operations, communications and IT needs of Lithos Biofuels. She will guide IP strategy and lead photolithotrophic and heterotrophic strain development and molecular physiology research for sugar and advance biofuels production. Dr. Chauhan’s skillset includes 20+ years of hands on R&D experience in microbial molecular biology, regulatory and environmental research and intellectual property protection.

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    Michael Winer, MBA, CPA, MAcc
    Chief Financial Officer

    brings 29 years experience leading corporate finance in banking, retail, manufacturing and healthcare companies, including Fortune 20 corporations and entrepreneurial startups, both public and private. Mr. Winer specializes in concurrent business development consulting to startup and rapid-growth early-stage companies, in the areas of strategic planning, financial modeling, accounting systems and controls, and product development.