Our company

We bring together the scientific, technical, engineering, and financial skills with proven management experience in a wide array of business fields

Management team

Paul van Kooperen CEO

  • MSc in igneous rock geology and ore mineralogy; MBA in corporate strategy
  • Petroleum engineer at Royal Dutch Shell
  • Partner of PNO Consultants, a European consultancy in grants and investment incentives
  • Managing partner of PNO Central and Eastern Europe
  • Since 10 years’ running a financial consultancy for Dutch tech start-ups

Trenton Thornock CFO

  • Holds an MPA, is a Certified Public Accountant and has 20 years’ experience as a SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE
  • Experienced in due diligence, closing and integrating strategic acquisitions and divestitures
  • Skilled at implementing tax structures, restructuring debt, securing growth capital, extracting operational efficiencies, and reinforcing investment return controls
  • Corporate officer and board member qualified as a Financial Expert under Section 407 of the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002

Jacob van Kooten CTO

  • Studied technical engineering and trained as a field engineer. Specialized in “hands on” trouble shooting in process technology and also machine failure
  • Head of service as “Shell metalworking fluids BeNeLux
  • Started his own venture in installation and commissioning of automated machine lines at large hatchery farms, including onsite training of process operators
  • 2013 -2018 ran for the Belgian Agristo its technical department of on of its largest French fries processing plants
  • Since 2018 technical consultant at Thermo Fisher Netherlands

Jess Hewitt Director

  • CEO & President of Gulf Hydrocarbon Inc. Houston, Texas
  • Since 2007 Chairman of the marketing committee for the National Biodiesel Board
  • + 25 years’ experience in biodiesel production, natural gas processing/distribution and racing fuels