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Maverick Biofuels

Maverick Biofuels (“Maverick”) is a second-generation biofuels and bioplastics company that integrates proven technologies into a novel process to convert bioma

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Not Set
  • Location Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

The mission of Maverick Biofuels, Inc. (“Maverick”) is to integrate technologies that will convert low-cost feedstocks and waste materials into tomorrow’s transportation fuels and plastics. Maverick’s processes combine well-understood process steps that, individually, have been proven at commercial scale. To reduce both potential investor risk and technical scale-up risk, our approach focuses on using modular reactors. Unlike most other biofue


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    Sam Yenne MBA, Ph.D
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

    Sam Yenne is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Maverick Biofuels. He is also responsible for overseeing commercialization and implementation of the Maverick Biofuel production technology. This includes development of project plans, establishing vendor relationships, and overseeing the process optimization efforts. Sam has over 20 years of product discovery and development expertise in the life sciences and related industries. He has h

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    David Bradin
    Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

    David Bradin is Maverick's Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, where he is responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership. David is the inventor of the technology on which Maverick Biofuels was founded. David is an organic chemist and a patent lawyer. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Wittenberg University in 1986, and his master's degree in organic chemistry from the Ohio State University in 1989. He worked

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    Jeffrey Harrison Ph.D.
    Chief Engineering Officer

    Jeffrey Harrison has more than 25 years experience working in the field of alternate energy, energy conversion processes and business development. In his 17 years at Texaco Inc., he held positions as a Senior Research Chemist, Group Leader, Technology Manager and VP Upstream Gas Development. In that period, he identified and implemented several new technologies, including gasification and Fischer-Tropsch processes, that ultimately contributed s

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    Karl von Gunten
    Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Karl von Gunten is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Maverick. With more than 25 years of experience in marketing and public relations, Karl brings a deep knowledge of products and trends to the communications business. Prior to joining Maverick, Karl was director of business development, managing supervisor, at Gibbs & Soell Public Relations and vice president at Brodeur Worldwide, where he oversaw the regional office and managed PR effo

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    Eric Cumming
    Vice Pres. of Corporate and Business Development

    Eric Cumming is Vice President of Corporate Development of Maverick Biofuels. Eric has nearly 30 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in technology, building systems, energy and venture funding. His energy experience ranges from the development of residential and light commercial solar energy equipment, to high-end systems-built residential custom building projects. Eric's roles have included product development and technology archit