Renovare Fuel’s Board Advisers

Lord Brian Mackenzie
BOARD ADVISER ON GOVERNMENT POLICY AND REGULATORY PLANNING

Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate OBE, a former government advisor on Home Affairs and passionate advocate of environmentally responsible companies. Lord Mackenzie provides Renovare Fuels with guidance on Government energy and environmental policy and regulation.
Having retired from the police service on 5th May 1998, he was raised to the Peerage on 17th July 1998, and was chairman of the Peers’ Home Affairs Group in the House of Lords between 1998 and 2003. He has been a member of the House of Lords European Union Committee which deals with Home Affairs, Health and Education. Lord Mackenzie was special to the home secretary, Jack Straw, from 1998 to 2001. As well as being a patron of several charities, Lord Mackenzie was appointed president of the Joint Security Industry Council (JSIC) from 2000 to 2005. He is also a former president of the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS) and former Vice President of the Defence Manufacturers Association [DMA].

DR babu joseph
technical consultant

Dr Babu Joseph is Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. His research interests are mainly in the field of renewable energy. He is author of two books, one edited volume and over 200 technical publications. Babu Joseph obtained his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, India and his MS and PhD from Case Western Reserve University, all in Chemical Engineering. He is professor in the ChBME department of the University of South Florida. He has held appointments at MIT, Washington University in St. Louis and UC-Berkeley. He is a Fellow of AIChE. He was also PI on a DOE-funded study on the gasification of coal. Most recently he was funded by NASA and State of Florida for the development of synthetic fuels using FTS technology. He brings significant prior experience in catalyst development, process modelling and simulation to this project.
Dr Joseph was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in May 2009. This honour is reserved for 1% of the society members based on professional contributions and service to the profession.

Dr John N. Kuhn
technical consultant

Dr John N. Kuhn is an expert on catalysis and reaction engineering. After his B.S. at the University of Dayton, he completed his PhD at Ohio State University. After a two-year stint conducting post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the faculty at the University of South Florida. In addition, he is the president of T2C-Energy LLC. He is the author or co-author of over fifty papers/reviews, including four recent invited contributions. Over the past ten years, he has been active in catalysis, alternative fuels, reactor design, and environmental research.

The most relevant of his work to the current proposal focuses on the development of active and stable catalysts for the reforming of hydrocarbons present in biogas and biomass-derived syngas. He leads a researchteam consisting of six graduate students (five Ph.D. and one M.S. seeking students). Funding for a variety of projects comes from the National Science Foundation, Hinkley Center for Waste Management, Department of Energy, NASA, and the Florida Energy Systems Consortium.