We know what it takes to deliver a biorefinery from concept to full operation and to build a renewable fuels business. Members of our senior management team come from diverse backgrounds and bring many specialisms to the company. The team, which includes founding members of Velocys, has a strong entrepreneurial track record and extensive experience of technical and business unit management, gained at companies including BP, Phillips, Sasol, Amec Foster Wheeler, Goldman Sachs, Bain, GE, Chevron, Shell, Natixis, and Syntroleum.
We are proud of our talented and energetic team who are completely focused on making Velocys a commercial success.
Our employees include industry veterans and in-house specialists in supply chain management, catalyst and reactor manufacturing, analytical chemistry, plant start-up, commissioning and operations, and mechanical and process engineering.
Velocys is continuing to grow its operational base in Houston, Texas and build the capabilities required to take forward its new biorefinery delivery business model with its strategic partners. Members of our team are also based in our US Technology Centre in Ohio and an ongoing corporate management and commercial office in Oxfordshire, UK, providing strategic direction for the company.
Our commissioning team has vast experience in the commissioning and start-up of commercial projects. The team is led by two key members of staff, each of whom joined the company after more than a decade of experience on large-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects with Sasol. There, one served as part of the start-up teams for new chemical technologies as well as the Oryx GTL plant in Qatar. The other was involved in the design, fabrication, start-up and operation of a range of units and technologies including a modularised regeneration system, and culminating in taking the role of lead licensor for the start-up of the Escravos GTL plant in Nigeria.
Our experienced team of operations managers, operators and engineers were on site at ENVIA in Oklahoma City during the second half of 2016. They brought support through commissioning, start-up and early stage operations, until the permanent ENVIA operations team was phased in over a planned period.