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Turning Industrial CO2 Waste
into High-Value Products

It’s not enough to be carbon neutral

It’s not enough to be carbon neutral

Unless point-source CO2 emitters are incentivized, they’ll maintain the status quo or stretch to become carbon neutral. With the state of climate change today, neither the status quo nor carbon neutral is good enough.

By turning CO2 emissions into high-value products, HYCO1 gives industrial CO2 point-source emitters a smart, sustainable way to become carbon negative and planet positive.

Our Leadership Team

The problem of climate change demands immediate and effective action across multiple industries throughout the world. Our leadership team has the experience and track record to meet this challenge head on.

  • Greg Carr

    Greg Carr

    Co-Founder &
    Chief Executive Officer

    Greg Carr is a Co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of HYCO1 (2021). He also serves as Managing Director of Vector Renewables (2020), Extiel GPG (2015), and President of Gulf Process Gases (2009). He has 35 years of hydrogen, syngas, chemical process, catalyst development and commercialization, environmental technology, industrial gases, and business development experience, overlapped with 25 years of successful tech-company start-up work.

    Greg spent his first decade out of school in engineering, sales, and management positions with global industrial gas leader Air Liquide, followed by four years at MIT venture startup MMT commercializing a new Waste-to-Syngas & Hydrogen technology.

    He subsequently founded two information technology companies, Kinetiks and US Minerals, and as President & CEO, led Kinetiks to its successful NASDAQ IPO and US Minerals to its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Greg joined the H2Gen management team in 2004, a Hydrogen / Syngas catalytic SMR and PSA technology (a venture-backed startup) where he spearheaded the company’s successful drive to build its first 40 Hydrogen units. Upon H2Gen’s acquisition by Air Liquide in 2009, he founded Gulf Gases.

    Greg has patents in key industrial & process gas application developments while at Air Liquide, H2Gen, Gulf Gases, Extiel GPG, and HYCO1. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Southern Illinois University, where he performed four years of catalytic hydroprocess research and pilot unit operations. He completed Air Liquide’s Executive Management Business Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

  • Jeff Brimhall

    Jeff Brimhall

    Co-Founder &
    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff Brimhall is a Co-founder and Board Member and serves as HYCO1’s Chief Financial Officer where he leads the company’s funding initiatives.

    Jeff is a 5-Star deal guy with 35 years of funding experience and hands-on company building . His passion is funding sustainable technology companies, projects, and assets that make the world a better place to live and work. Over many years, Jeff has developed relationships with hundreds of funding sources, manufacturers, technology companies, and project developers. Through these relationships, he and his colleagues at Supraxis have developed practical expertise in providing strategic, programmatic funding solutions to help businesses scale up.

    Jeff has a strategy and management consulting background from working at Bain & Co in Boston. He also has decades of energy project development and finance experience from his work at Energy Strategies and Sentry Financial. Just prior to founding Supraxis, where Jeff serves as a Managing Partner, he served as the President of the Sustainable Investments Division at Sentry Financial. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration Degree both from Brigham Young University.

  • Kurt Dieker

    Kurt Dieker

    Co-Founder &
    Chief Development Officer

    Kurt Dieker is a Co-Founder and leads HYCO1’s commercial deployment and technology licensing strategy as Chief Development Officer.

    Kurt is a seasoned business executive with an extensive background in industrial construction, technology development, and project deployment with customers ranging from Fortune 100’s to small startups in petrochemicals, biofuels, biological processes, water treatment, gasification, feed development, food, and human nutraceuticals.

    His last corporate position was as Director of Technology Strategy and Director of Product Development at ICM, Inc., the world leader in ethanol technology where he created multiple innovations and patents overseeing a team of experts while managing the technology portfolio resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of sales.

    He has worked the last ten years successfully incorporating first of technology deployments and raising capital for a wide range of ventures. Kurt is also a Managing Partner alongside Jeff Brimhall at Supraxis aiding clients in programmatic funding solutions for strategic growth. He has experience in project management, stage-gate process management, corporate opportunity portfolio management, and intellectual property strategy. He is the inventor or co-inventor of multiple process and apparatus patents ranging from separation technologies, bio-oil separation, bio-oil refining, advanced livestock feeds, and low carbon fuels.

    Kurt earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Finance from Oklahoma State University and completed graduate work at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

  • Doug Cathro

    Doug Cathro

    Senior Vice President Project Development & Management

    Doug Cathro is an innovative executive with more than 30 years management experience in the development, engineering, construction and operation of world-scale facilities for the supply of chemicals, industrial gases, power, and utilities across a wide range of industries including renewable energy, refining & heavy oil upgrading, chemicals & petrochemicals, upstream resources, pulp & paper, mining and metallurgy.

    Doug founded Enervent Technology & Development, a private consulting practice offering engineering and project development services to companies in the energy, oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical industries. Clients represented a broad spectrum of domestic and international corporations. Numerous evaluations were also prepared for potential acquisitions and strategic investments, most recently for sustainable low-carbon projects. Prior to Enervent, Doug spent over 20 years with the Air Liquide Group and held various roles within the Senior Management of Group Affiliates and on the Board of five independent distributors.

    Doug received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (With Distinction) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Alberta.

  • Dr. David De Villiers

    Dr. David De Villiers

    Catalyst Expert

    Dr. David De Villiers is a catalyst development expert and globally recognized leader in Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, Syngas, and the Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) gas-to-liquids technology. He spent five years at GTL industry leader SASOL in South Africa as a Principal Scientist helping to advance state of art F-T catalysts and kinetics.

    David served as a Senior Catalyst Research Chemist for five years at Sud Chemie (now Clariant) where he was involved in the design, testing, and commercialization of multiple high-value catalysts for F-T, syngas, hydrogen, refinery, and petrochemical applications. He holds patents in multiple areas of catalyst technology and has authored a number of peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on GTL.

    Building upon the successful breakthroughs and commercialization successes of the H2Gen H2 catalyst and the Extiel GPG F-T catalyst, David has worked to optimize the design and production of the HCYO1 catalyst for its use in low-cost, highly efficient CO2 conversion.

    Dr. De Villiers earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Careers

We are always looking for amazing people!

Director of Supply Chain Management

Oversight of supply chain with construction projects.

VP of Business Development

Business development with key end users leading to new projects.

Director R&D

Oversight of internal R&D projects for continued technology innovation.

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