Bioeconomy Consulting Group Adds Five Experts to Worldwide Team
Lee Enterprises Consulting Group Adds Larry Sullivan, Drs. Susan Rupp, Matt Gibson, Greg Potter and Aashish Gaurav
Larry has a B.A. from the University of Texas, an M.A. from Arizona State University, graduate studies in Geosciences from Texas A&M University and 35 years of experience in commercializing new technology and technology transfer, renewable fuels and chemicals, bioprocessing, and expert witness skills. His skills cover M&A due diligence, international assignments, peer reviews, financial modeling, engineering, oil & gas management, and full-scale commercialization. Larry spent most of his petroleum career with Dresser Europe, Imperial Chemical Industries and Dupont's Conoco UK Ltd. He serves on the DOE and USDA Biomass Technical Advisory Committee and the EPA Science Advisory Board and is an Adjunct Professor at The Citadel. Larry is a Commissioner on the South Carolina Consumer Affairs Commission. He helped write the EPA RCRA Implementation Plan for the Texas Department of Water Resources. He will assist LEC with oil, gas and biomass technologies and due diligence.
Dr. Susan Rupp is a Certified Wildlife Biologist ® with 25 years of professional experience researching and evaluating wildlife-habitat relationships at local and landscape scales. She was one of 8 recipients nationally for the Canon National Park Science Scholars Award in 2002 – a program jointly funded by Canon USA, the National Park Service, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, allowing her to complete her PhD in Wildlife Science at Texas Tech University while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Susan has served as a "Bioenergy Liaison" for the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, facilitating communications between wildlife and industry professionals regarding risks, opportunities, and best management practices associated with sustainable bioenergy production. Susan was recently nominated by the U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture and Energy to serve a 3-year term on the Biomass Research Development Technical Advisory Committee, providing technical and fiscal oversight in the administration of the Biomass Research Development Initiative to the Biomass Research Development Board. The Board is an interagency collaborative composed of senior decision makers from federal agencies and the White House. She will assist with environmental due diligence, biodiversity sustainability, and wildlife habitat management.
Matt has a Ph.D. in Animal Science and Nutrition from Washington State University and over his 30+ year career has worked in the biofuels, feeds, pharmaceuticals, and fine chemicals industries for such companies as POET, Pfizer, LifeLine Foods, Farmland Feeds, Pfizer, Rhöne-Poulenc Animal Nutrition, and Lucta. He has authored over 100 scientific publications and acted as the consulting nutritionist for one of the largest cattle feeding companies in the USA. He is a certified arbitrator, and has focused on safe, high-quality food production, technology, R&D, and the development of products and markets throughout his career. Matt served as a Vice President at LifeLine Foods, overseeing corn milling, masa production, cornstarch extrusion and livestock feed, and as a VP for Technical Services at POET Nutrition where he was responsible for the development of a new brand of Dried Distillers Grains (DDG/S). His expertise in commercializing products spans from concept and research through final launch and market expansion. He is well trained in taking novel concepts or products, evaluating market potential, and developing strategies. He is trained as a Lead Auditor for Safe Quality Food, and is certified by the Global Food Defense Institute. Matt is also a PCQI for FDA compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). He will assist with biofuels co-products, animal nutrition, food and grain production, safety and regulatory matters.
Greg has a PhD in Food Science and Technology, and a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology, both from Dalhousie University. Due to his diverse research and work experience, Dr. Potter is a capable bioprocess and fermentation scientist, analytical chemist and a microbiologist whose research expertise is relevant in the academic and industrial communities. In the last 2.5 years, Greg has worked in the broader field of sustainable protein production, first utilizing methylotrophic bacterial cells for application in the aquaculture industry, and more recently in cell-based meat research. He is particularly motivated to use his skills and expertise to accelerate projects which address humanity's need for more sustainable food systems, bioprocesses and bioproducts. Dr. Potter is also an expert in hydroxy fatty acid analysis in fermentation yeast and has been the first author on several research papers in this subject area. He has also performed peer review for different journals including the Journal of the Institute of Brewing, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry and Expert Systems With Applications. He will assist with cell-based meats, alternative proteins, beverage and microbial fermentation, and aquaculture.
Aashish is a chemical process engineer, with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and seven years of R&D and process engineering engagements for petrochemical, oil and gas, renewable energy and fuel-additive and reactor design firms. His expertise has encompassed varied technical, financial, and managerial experiences. He has participated in industrial and academic collaborations and has presented opportunities to work with a variety of projects in energy, fuel and additives, olefins, oil and gas and petrochemicals. Aashish offers services in techno-economic analyses (mass and energy balances, capital and operating cost calculations, and process flow analysis), life cycle assessments (LCA), and operational due diligence. He will assist with biofuels additives, syngas to chemicals, gasification and pyrolysis.
"The addition of these seasoned, world-class professionals supports our continued vision to remain the world's top bioeconomy consulting group with experts in virtually every area," says Wayne Lee, CEO of Lee Enterprises Consulting. "With our collective talent and experience, we can find the exact expertise needed for the smaller projects, while having the capability of assembling broad, multi-disciplinary teams with one point of contact for larger projects for bioeconomy developers, owners, and investors."
ABOUT LEE ENTERPRISES CONSULTING, INC: Lee Enterprises Consulting is the world's premier bio-economy consulting group, offering services in biodiesel, biofuels, biomass power, renewable chemicals, renewable jet fuels, pyrolysis, hydrolysis, gasification, waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, torrefaction, wastewater treatment, steam reformation, biochar, carbonization and biogas. In addition to its team of over 100 consultants, the group maintains strategic alliances with leading alternative and renewable fuels companies worldwide and maintains ongoing relationships with top alternative fuels law firms, accounting groups, engineers, and fabrication facilities. The group's consultants and strategic partners represent the top talent in the bioeconomy and can handle almost every aspect of a project. https://www.lee-