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Al Darzins joins GTI

July 18, 2012
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a leading research, development and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges, has announced that bioenergy pioneer Al Darzins has joined the company as an R&D Director. He will drive GTI’s biological-based research efforts in alternative energy, renewable fuels development and microbiologically-influenced corrosion.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Darzins join our team. His level of expertise in bioenergy research and business development is a perfect fit for GTI as we grow and bring energy solutions nationally and globally,” said Eddie Johnston, Managing Director, Infrastructure Sector. “Al is an internationally recognized scientist, inventor, and speaker, and we will leverage his extensive talents to bring value to our customers and benefit the natural gas industry.”

Darzins has significant experience in technical, management, and business development roles in both the private and public sectors. He comes to GTI from the Biochemical Sciences & Engineering area at DuPont, where he led the Protein Engineering and Enabling Technologies groups within Biofuels.

Prior to that he was with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he managed the Applied Sciences group in the National Bioenergy Center. He provided leadership to this multidisciplinary research team responsible for developing and integrating chemical and biological technologies for the conversion of biomass to transportation fuels.

Darzins’ major research interests at NREL included the development of microalgae as a potential feedstock for a variety of biofuels applications. He also served as the NREL Site Director for the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) and was a Fellow in the newly established Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI).

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