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Plant Oil Powered Diesel Fuel Systems, Inc. (POP Diesel)

POP Diesel's low cost, high performance 100% plant oil fuel powers diesel truck engines equipped with our patented EPA-approved fuel system.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2006
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Having retrofitted 30 diesel engines since 2006, POP Diesel™ will integrate our patented, EPA-approved auxiliary fuel system from the factory into new OEM semi truck and other diesel engines. We will replicate our New Mexico state-certified Filling Station to establish a nationwide network supplying customers our 100% plant oil fuel. Reliable, plentiful, cheap supply of inedible jatropha oil feedstock secured by partnerships on three continents.


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    Claude David Convisser
    President & General Counsel

    Claude has led POP Diesel since 2008 through product development, approvals by all government agencies, and early commercialization. A graduate of the Soc. of Automotive Engineers’ Diesel Engineering Academy and ASTM’s course on Diesel Fuel Standards, he worked briefly at EPA's General Counsel's Office. He managed his own law practice and taught legal ethics to lawyers in the D.C. area. B.A., Harvard College; J.D., U. of Virginia Law School..

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    Paul Templin Henderson
    Director of Engine Development since 2011

    Paul has 40 years’ experience as a diesel engine engineer, with focus on fuel systems, product design & development, and quality control, most recently with General Electric. He was the senior fuel system engineer for a General Motors light duty diesel pick-up. He is the U.S. representative to the ISO Fuel Injection Equip't Committee. Ph.D., Quality Management Systems, LaSalle U., MBA, Hartford U.; B.S., Mechanical Eng'ng, Chicago Tech. College.

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    Stacey Adams
    Director of Sales

    A third generation diesel mechanic and Shop Foreman who supervises a staff of 26 at a leading New Mexico auto dealership, Stacey knows diesel engines inside and out and has extensive contacts with diesel mechanics and fleets across the Southwest. Ford selected Stacey to serve on its nationwide technician advisory panel. He has personally run diesel engines on alternative fuel for 20 years. Will supervise Customer Service, in addition to Sales.

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    Abel Ray Teller
    Director, Manufacturing & Fuel Infrastructure

    Since 2008, Abel applies multi-disciplinary electrical design, automotive diagnostic, and factory automation expertise to the development and streamlining of POP Diesel™’s auxiliary fuel system and fuel processing and manufacturing methods. Designed cell phone systems for Motorola and production lines for Emcore. He was an electrical technical expert for semi truck manufacturer Freightliner and for the New Mexico Rail Runner diesel locomotive.

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    Harry Duston Saunders
    Chief Financial Officer since 2012

    A widely published researcher on energy economics and the Managing Director of Decision Processes, Inc., Harry is a Charter Member of the International Association of Energy Economics and a Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute. Ph.D., Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford; M.S., Resources, the Environment, & Planning; U. Calgary; B.A., U. Alberta. Specialty advising corporate executive teams facing major, risky decisions.

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    Jorge Martinez Herrera
    Director of Jatropha Cultivation

    Jorge is a widely published, worldwide expert on jatropha forestry cultivation. He formerly evaluated jatropha projects for the Mexican federal government in many states. Jorge supervises POP Diesel’s cultivation of jatropha in Mexico and guides our jatropha projects on two other continents. Ph.D. in Agricultural Propagation, Mexican National Polytechnic Institute; M.S., National School of Biological Sciences; B.S. University of Veracruz.


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    Patent counsel: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch in Falls Church, VA
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    L.L. Gamlen, C.P.A., in Albuquerque, NM

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