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Algae exec to Tennessee energy board

March 6, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Kanel, CEO of Renewable Algal Energy

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel, CEO of Renewable Algal Energy

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson City, Tennessee-based Renewable Algal Energy, was appointed to the Tennessee Advanced Energy Council (TAEBC) Board, along with a new president and another new member for 2016, during their annual meeting in Nashville.

The TAEBC champions advanced energy as a job creation and economic development strategy. It educates public officials and business leaders about the value and job creation potential of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy, establishes strategic partnerships to connect assets with opportunities, and informs policy that expands and strengthens the industry.

Dr. Kanel, a chemical engineer, spearheads Renewable Algal Energy, a biotechnology company dedicated to producing high-quality, refined raw materials. The company has created technology to produce sustainable, economically viable products from microalgae, including fuel and dietary supplements. Prior to Renewable Algal Energy, Dr. Kanel worked in engineering research and process development for The Dow Chemical Company, Eastman Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation.

Additional TAEBC Board of Directors include Jim Plourde, National Business Development Manager for Schneider Electric; Jim DeMouy, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas; Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, Pershing Yoakley & Associates; Steve Bares, PhD, President and Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Tom Trent, former Chairman of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. Matt Kisber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nashville-based Silicon Ranch Corporation, was named President.

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