Chair and CEO, Blue Fuel Energy
Long a pioneer in renewable energy, he developed the first large scale wind project in BC, the 102 MW Bear Mountain Wind Farm in 2009. But Juergen’s greatest achievement lies in connecting the dots between the extraordinary but stranded wind resource in BC’s northeast, the bounty of natural gas and hydro in the region — and the extraordinary but currently unmet demand for low-carbon liquid fuels in jurisdictions with a low-carbon fuel standard (BC, California, and others to follow). In short, realizing the renewables-and natural gas-to-liquid fuels opportunity to make zero-sulphur, low-carbon- gasoline and methanol. Furthermore, there are additional benefits by using “waste heat” from the process to enable First Nations to grow organic produce in very large greenhouses. All this through the creative integration of mature technology, real and ready to roll today.