- "...the bulk of new biofuel production needs to come from advanced biofuels (algae, cellulosic)."
The International Energy Association
- "The Saudi assistant petroleum minister had expressed concern that Saudis could be "greened out" of the U.S. fuel market by biofuels like ethanol."
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2010.
- "...this legislation would also ensure progress made to commercialize advanced ethanol technologies utilizing new feedstocks... is accelerated."
The American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, and the Renewable Fuels Association
- "...what would happen to US gasoline prices if ethanol production came to an immediate halt. Under a very wide range of parameters, the estimated gasoline price increase would be of historic proportions, ranging from 41% to 92%."
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Iowa State University
- "Another substitute for oil that holds tremendous promise is renewable biofuels...made from things like switchgrass, wood chips, and biomass."
- "I'm a big supporter of biofuels. But one of the things that's become clear is, is that we need to accelerate our basic research in ethanol and other biofuels that are made from things like woodchips..."
Woodland Biofuels Inc. has assembled an experienced and well-qualified management team.
Greg A. Nuttall, B.A. (University of Manitoba), LL.B. (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University), LL.M.i. (Cambridge University)
President and CEO
Phone: +1-647-494-5553, ext. 102
Prior to assuming his position as President and CEO at Woodland, Greg was a General Partner of Rubicon Investment Group, a merchant bank focused on accelerating the growth of the companies it acquires and invests in. Prior to co-founding Rubicon in early 2001, Greg was Co-Founder and CEO of Cultural Research, a leading change management research and consulting firm focused on helping large and mid-sized organizations in Canada and the United States. Previously, Greg was a securities/mergers and acquisitions lawyer. Most recently, he practiced at Clifford Chance, the world's largest law firm, where he guided clients such as Goldman Sachs from his London, England base. Prior to this he practiced at Torys, a leading corporate law firm with practices in Toronto and New York. Greg has also been a successful technology investor as a partner of New Economy Capital. Greg earned his Master of International Laws degree at Cambridge University in England and is a Pegasus Scholar.
William B. White, BSME (Purdue University), ICD.D (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business)
Senior Vice-President and COO
Phone: +1-647-494-5553, ext. 103
Prior to joining Woodland Biofuels Mr. White was the President of DuPont Canada (1,000 employees, $1 billion revenue) and had an over 30 year career with the global DuPont company in Operations (Director, Global Operations), Marketing, Engineering and leadership of global business units. A long time champion of sustainability, he has recently been working extensively with developing businesses, particularly in cleantech as a member of the board of MaRS, the advisory board of the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance, and in consulting.
Douglas J. Gray, B.Eng., M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP
Vice-President, Engineering/Construction/Project Implementation
Phone: +1-647-494-5553, ext. 104
For the past twelve years Mr. Gray has held senior project and management roles for technology companies within the chemical processing industry. He is experienced with the design, construction and operations of process facilities that include the implementation of technologies, ranging from the destruction of hazardous waste to the production of cellulosic ethanol.
Mr. Gray holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Canada's Royal Military College (RMC) and a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in addition to holding the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from PMI.
Doug began his career with the Department of National Defence, managing flight line maintenance and systems engineering for major projects. His background in both gasification and alternate energy technologies, with an emphasis on project implementation, equips him well for his role as Woodland's lead engineering and construction manager.
Christopher W. Jamieson, B.Sc (Hon) C.M.A., M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +1-647-494-5553, ext. 101
Mr. Jamieson has extensive experience in finance, operations and banking. His background includes 15 years experience as a CFO of both public and early stage private companies, including a role as CFO of Union Energy (owner of Union Gas and Mark Resources) and Denison Energy. He is a Certified Management Accountant and holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Queen's University.
Dr. Constantin Delibas, B. Sc., Ph.D., (Chem. Eng., University of Toronto)
Senior Process Engineer
Phone: +1-647-494-5553, ext. 104
Dr. Delibas has been involved in ethanol production since 1991, when he reviewed available ethanol manufacturing technologies in completing his B.Sc. diploma project in Chemical Engineering. Since then he has focused on process engineering and optimization, including equipment design. Constantin's Ph.D. thesis dealt with modeling and optimization of grinding wood chips and other cellulosic materials for papermaking. More recently, he has been involved in the development and demonstration of new technologies, including reactivation and recycling of ashes resulting from a fluidized bed combustor.
His industry and academic background is ideally suited to his role at Woodland, where he is specializing in the optimization of our proprietary processes.
Joel T. Kissack,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Joel was a senior partner at Davies, Ward and Beck (now Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP), where over 14 years he practiced corporate/securities; antitrust/competition; and information technology law. He advised start-ups and some of North America 's largest companies on a complete spectrum of corporate transactions, including M&A, finance, competition and market analysis, licensing, and strategic alliances.
Joel was listed in both the Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory of Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers and the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. He wrote over 20 scholarly articles in his practice areas, published in a variety of professional publications. Joel earned his law degree from University of Toronto and prior to that, studied engineering at the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Robert Davis, B. Sc. (Applied Chem., Cal Tech), M.Sc. (Chem. Eng., Cal Tech) D.Sc(Chem. Eng., MIT) Co-Technology Developer & Senior Process Engineer
Dr. Davis has over 35 years experience in fluidized bed gasification of biomass and has successfully designed, built and operated a 1000 ton per day wood gasification plant which was owned and operated by the Southern Company. He has designed, built and supervised the start up of over 15 petrochemical and chemical plants in US, Europe and Japan.