Director of Alternative Fuels Technology at Advanced Green Innovations

I am a chemical engineer working in the energy industry. I have over 20 years of international engineering experience in the chemicals, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries, and hold several patents related to my work. I have worked in the areas of oil refining, natural gas production, ... more


The U.S. Spends Billions Annually On Russian Oil
At this week’s NATO meeting in Brussels, President Trump criticized Germany’s reliance on Russian natural gas. This led me to wonder, by comparison, what percentage of U.S. oil imports are being provided by Russia.
Why Oil Prices Are Surging
Oil prices rose last week to the highest levels since 2014. What was behind this price surge? Ironically, it was an announcement by OPEC that it would increase production.
Blame Oil For Our Trade Deficit With Canada
To the extent that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, you can blame crude oil imports. But this situation is probably better than the alternative.
World Sets New Records In Use Of Solar, Wind – And Oil
The new BP Statistical Review shows that a lot of energy production and consumption records were broken in 2017. Subsequently, the world also emitted a record amount of carbon dioxide.
Venezuela’s Oil Exports Are Headed Toward Zero
GlobalData recently projected that Venezuela’s crude oil production would drop to one million barrels per day by the end of the year. At this rate of decline, the country may have no more oil for export by early 2019.
Why Did China Tap The Brakes On Its Solar Program?
China just slashed subsidies to its solar industry. Was this decision a concession in a potential trade war with the U.S.?


BP BP p.l.c.
CVX Chevron Corporation
DO Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.
IMO Imperial Oil Ltd
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation
OIL iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN
PTR PetroChina Company Limited
PZE Petrobras Argentina S.A.
RIG Transocean Ltd.
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
STO Statoil ASA
VLO Valero Energy Corporation
WNR Western Refining Inc.
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
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Work Experience

Director of Alternative Fuels Technology
Advanced Green Innovations
September 2014 - Present (3 years 11 months)

Responsible for the selection and development of alternative fuels that are appropriate for fueling the company's ZHRO injectors.

Chief Investment Strategist
The Energy Strategist
October 2012 - Present (5 years 10 months)

This is a job I do in addition to my regular job with Advanced Green Innovations. I write weekly newsletters and help manage investment portfolios.

Chief Technology Officer
Merica International
July 2009 - September 2014 (5 years 3 months)

Merica International is a privately-held energy company based in Hawaii. We are involved in a wide variety of energy-related projects, with a core focus on the localized use of biomass to energy for the benefit of local populations.

Board Member
Merica Technologies Pte. Ltd.
January 2010 - August 2013 (3 years 8 months)

Renewable Energy and Forestry


Texas A&M University
Chemistry and Math
Texas A&M University
Master of Science
1991 / 1995
Chemical Engineering