Our Mission

Sustainable Solutions for Converting Forest Waste to Advanced Renewable Fuels

 
 

America’s great forests are on fire due to disease, drought, and climate change. Our mission is to help solve this environmental problem sustainably. 

By removing fire-prone forest slash piles and diseased trees, we can help reduce the incidence of catastrophic forest fires.  We convert these waste materials to advanced renewable fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Simultaneously, we work hand-in-hand with local communities to create jobs and spur economic growth.

Our Leadership

Linda-Rose Myers 
President, CEO

Linda-Rose Myers is founder and president of EcoTech Fuels, LLC, with over 25 years of technical project management experience.  For more than a decade, Ms. Myers and her team of experts have been providing communities with environmentally sustainable and cost-saving solutions to converting waste materials into energy and advanced synfuels, instead of burning or landfilling. 

Ms. Myers is the lead developer since late 2017 for the Black Hills project, which is sponsored by the Black Hills National Forest, because it will greatly reduce the risk of catastrophic fires.  As a result, the Company has been asked to do similar projects in the entire Rocky Mountain region.

Thanks to her leadership, the Company was selected from among 200 other technology providers, to design and engineer the first waste-to-diesel projects in the Middle East. These projects are currently in development.

Ms. Myers was one of the authors of the City of Los Angeles Zero Waste Report (March 2013), with Prof. Eugene Tseng and others, in a study commissioned by the LA Bureau of Sanitation. The report reviewed the City’s progress towards its “Zero Waste-to-Landfill” goals and made recommendations to successfully achieve that goal by 2015.

Ms. Myers was one of the primary authors of the City of Vernon AB 341 Policy for Waste Management, which has been adopted by dozens of other California cities.

EDUCATION:

Graduate Certification in Waste Management, Recycling and Waste Transformation Technologies; further post-grad study included LEED architecture and Solar Engineering (UCLA-Ext Engineering and Technology).

B.S. Syracuse University, business administration and communications

MFA, University of Southern California

Daniel Parker
CTO, P.E.

Daniel Parker is a Senior Chemical Engineer with 44 years of experience in the development, design, construction and commissioning of heavy industrial processes.

Among Mr. Parker’s roles during his decades of experience as a renewable energy consultant:

Expert advisor to the Canadian Government’s Clean Growth Program.

Provided independent third-party verification of technology and capability to the US-EPA for renewable fuel producers.

Technology Auditor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Included in his extensive biomass to energy portfolio are the following:

Project manager for a biomass gas to liquid fuels project

Fluidized Bed Furnace – Engineering and design for the retrofitting of an existing wood refuse fuel dryer with a fluidized bed furnace. 

75 MW Turbine Generator – Detailed design and engineering for the installation of an automatic extraction condensing turbine including high voltage power lines to utility and all auxiliary equipment.

Waste Fuel Boiler As-Built – Complete as-built of the instrumentation and controls.  Project included P&ID’s, Loops and SAMA diagrams.

EDUCATION:

Graduate Certificate, Statistics 1986
Electrical Engineering 1985
Chemical Engineering 1977

Dimitris Klapsis
CSO

Dimitris Klapsis, is a licensed Architect in California and the European Union, and a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is a founding member of the Company.

Mr. Klapsis’ 25-year plus project experience includes a diverse set of architectural solutions, from the $700M USC Village, the largest new development in South Los Angeles; Del Mar Station, which won the Congress for the New Urbanism Award for mixed-use transit development; the new Metrolink commuter station in Santa Clarita, California; a $750 million Arrowhead Medical Center in San Bernardino County, and the new City of Glendale Police Facility. 

His dedication to sustainable design solutions has been vital to such projects as the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council, LEED Platinum-rated; and the Taylor Yard Parcel “C” Master Plan, a 24-acre mixed-use LEED for Neighborhood Development project in Los Angeles, California. 

His presentations on sustainability include the Congress for New Urbanism X, the Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo; the United States Green Building Council Annual Members Summit, and the Natural Resources Defense Council Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

EDUCATION:

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Bachelor, Architecture

University of Southern California, Masters Architecture

Certification: LEED AP BD+C

Member: California Architects Board