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


Tesla Troubles
Feelings about Tesla are as polarized as today’s political viewpoints. Both bears and bulls are absolutely convinced of their case and they can be insufferable when arguing it. But this overconfidence is resulting in some risky behavior by investors.
U.S. Oil Producers Projected To Eat OPEC’s Lunch
Conventional wisdom says U.S. oil producers are going to take market share away from OPEC and from Russia, but some U.S. oil producers are cautioning against such predictions.
U.S. Sets New Monthly Oil Production Record
A revision in EIA data pushed November 2017 into the No. 1 all-time spot for monthly U.S. oil production.
EIA Sees Possibility Of Peak Tight Oil By 2022
The latest Annual Energy Outlook from the Energy Information Administration suggests the possibility that U.S. oil production will stop growing in three to four years.
An Argument For Higher Gas Taxes
President Trump is reportedly considering a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal fuel taxes, which haven’t changed since 1993. That’s an idea worth considering.
Cellulosic Ethanol Falling Far Short Of The Hype
Nine years after the Renewable Fuel Standard mandated that cellulosic ethanol had to be blended into the fuel supply, billions of tax dollars have been spent to make cellulosic ethanol a commercial reality. Here’s how that experiment is going.


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 7 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 6 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