ClimeCo International's team developed, built and operated the largest network of biogas projects in the Americas with 685 biogas installations for a LSE-listed international project developer. Between 2005 and 2008 our team produced over 200 million cubic meters (m3) of biogas - and over 3 million Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) with a market value of over USD 60 million - in Latin America.
Markus Althausen, Co-Founder, President and CEO
Markus is a former investment banker and strategy consultant with over 15 years of executive management experience. Until recently Markus was on the Board of Directors of a publicly listed Swiss investment fund. As VP Field Operations at a major LSE-listed international project developer Markus was in charge of the largest bio-digester network in the Americas. Markus holds a MSc from the University of Economics in Vienna, Austria.
Yuda Saydun, Co-Founder, Member of the Board
Yuda is a former VP Latin America at a major credit card company, Division President at a major IT distributor and COO of a major LSE-listed international project developer owning the largest bio-digester network in the Americas. Yuda is a member of the ATOSHA network and holds a MBA from UCLA.
Kevin C. Trott, Chief Construction Officer
Kevin is a seasoned international construction executive with more than 30 years of executive experience in emerging market construction management. His past responsibilities include the construction of utility scale power plants in Asia, the Middle East as well as medium and small scale power plants in Latin America. As the Head of Construction at a major LSE-listed international project developer Kevin was in charge of the construction of over 300 anaerobic bio-digesters across Latin America.
Dr. Kiril Atanassof, Advisor on Waste Water
Dr. Atanassof has more than 25 years of international technical expertise in biogas-to-power projects and industrial waste water management. He is also a certified court expert for waste water treatment in Austria. Dr. Atanassof holds a PhD from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Gabriel Meurer, Advisor on Renewable Energy
Gabriel is a Venture Partner and a member of the Advisory Board of Mountain Cleantech AG, a Swiss investment advisory firm. Throughout his 30 years in Corporate Finance, Gabriel held numerous positions at major German infrastructure firms Mannesmann, Krupp and Hochtief, and closed transactions exceeding $6 Billion in value. Since 2004 Gabriel took over Board positions in renewable energy ventures where he originated and headed up transactions valued at over $500 Million in wind, biogas and photovoltaic energy.
Prof. George Philippidis, Advisor on Biofuels
Dr. Philippidis is an international energy expert with over 20 years of experience in biofuels and renewable power. After directing biofuels technology development at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Denver, at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Boston and at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Dr. Philippidis is now Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. He works with corporate clients on bioenergy and biofuels projects and advises on technology, business and energy policy. Dr. Philippidis holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA, has published numerous publications and holds 11 patents in clean tech.