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NEW PHASE ENERGY

The world is entering a new phase of its energy requirements. New phase energy is making tomorrow's energy projects a reality today.

 
 

Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil based transportation fuels are one of the leading contributors to climate change. And while alternative fuel vehicles, such as electric, fuel cells, compressed natural gas offer an optimistic future, the reality is the world is going to have to rely on traditional liquid transportation fuels for many years to come.  New Phase Energy was formed to advance projects that make the liquid fuels that we put into our cars today, greener.

Today’s gasoline is blended with many chemicals, about 10% is a fuel additive called alkylate.  Alkylate is a high octane, low sulfur, low vapor pressure fuel additive that enables gasoline suppliers to comply with environmental fuel standards.  Alkylate is a hydrocarbon that is blended into gasoline at the refinery prior to being shipped by traditional means to the retailer (refined product pipelines, barge, rail, trucks etc.).  Utilizing higher blends of alkylate offer car manufacturers the opportunity to increase fuel efficiency to comply with ever increasing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards while complying with ground level ozone requirements. 

New Phase Energy, by focusing on the production of alkylate from renewable and/or fossil natural gas, utilizes the existing North American natural gas pipeline system to cost effectively monetize domestically abundant pipeline gas resources into high value fuel additives, reducing the carbon footprint of gasoline and demand for imported oil.  And because the chemical additive alkylate is a liquid hydrocarbon, no new refined product transportation infrastructure is needed (terminals, tanks, pipelines, rail cars, trucks or pumps) for the distribution and retailing of the blended gasoline fuel.

New Phase Energy is not a technology company.  New Phase Energy is a build, own, operate project sponsorship company that licenses commercially available technology for its and its collaborators renewable and fossil gas production and conversion projects.

New Phase Energy Focus Areas

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PRODUCTION

Biogas is a proven source of energy that is used in the US and around the world. Many have recognized the untapped potential of this resource to provide clean renewable energy to power our society while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing environmental pollution through improved management of organic matter such as municipal solid waste, livestock manure, wastewater biosolids and primary sludge, and industrial food processing residuals. The Biogas Opportunities Roadmap (recently published by under collaboration between USDA, US EPA, and US DOE) identified more than 2,000 sites in the US that already produce and recover biogas for energy, and found more than 11,000 additional biogas systems could be deployed in the US. If fully realized, these biogas systems could produce enough energy to power more than 3 million homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 54 million metric tons (CO2 equivalent)/yr by 2030, the annual emissions of 11 million passenger vehicles. Cleaned and compressed biogas is molecularly identical to the fossil natural gas that it joins in interstate pipelines.

New Phase Energy provides communities with biogas production an opportunity to generate a new revenue stream by providing a means to convert the biogas to renewable natural gas without having to fund the capital upgrade. New Phase Energy accomplishes this by purchasing the biogas, and funding, purchasing and installing the biogas to RNG processing unit at the biogas production site. The processing units are shop fabricated, skid mounted and fully warranted. New Phase Energy coordinates the interconnection of the RNG unit to the local natural gas distribution system. New Phase Energy leases the processing unit to the biogas producer to operate and maintain and manages the sale of the RNG and associated environmental value into the market place. After incremental  O&M costs are reimbursed and the capital costs/debt service is paid, profits are shared among project participants.

TRADING

New Phase Energy facilitates the buying and selling of fossil and renewable natural gas. New Phase Energy may also offer off take contracts for use at its own conversion projects.

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CONVERSION

New Phase Energy's first conversion project focuses on alkylate. Alkylate is a fuel additive that makes up 10% of today's gasoline. It is a high octane, low sulfur, low vapor pressure blend stock that enables gasoline suppliers to comply with environmental fuel standards.  Alkylate is a hydrocarbon that is blended into gasoline at the refinery prior to being shipped by traditional means to the retailer (refined product pipelines, barge, rail, trucks etc.).  Utilizing higher blends of alkylate offer car manufacturers the opportunity to increase fuel efficiency to comply with ever increasing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards while complying with ground level ozone requirements.  By focusing on the production of alkylate from renewable and/or fossil natural gas, New Phase Energy utilizes the existing North American natural gas pipeline system to cost effectively monetize domestically abundant pipeline gas resources into high value fuel additives, reducing the carbon footprint of gasoline and demand for imported oil.  And because the chemical additive alkylate is a liquid hydrocarbon, no new refined product transportation infrastructure is needed (terminals, tanks, pipelines, rail cars, trucks or pumps) for the distribution and retailing of the blended gasoline fuel.   

TEAM

New Phase Energy is made up of former oil and gas, chemical and power executives with collectively over 100 years of experience in the fossil and renewable energy sectors.  Over the past 20 years they have led successful multinational and start-up companies.  They have overseen the development, construction and fielding of numerous advanced energy production technologies, securing billions of dollars in supportive private and public funding.

  Jim Imbler      Jim is an energy industry executive with progressive experience in leadership, corporate strategy, and building of world class teams. As CEO of ZeaChem Inc. he led a team that successfully went from "test tubes" to operating 10 ton/day biorefinery in Boardman, OR. During his tenure as President of the Koch Industries Petroleum Group of Companies (Refining, Marketing, Pipelines, Asphalt, E&P, Commodity and Financial trading) his teams successfully implemented numerous acquisitions and major construction projects. Jim holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A., both from the University of Kansas.   jimbler@newphaseenergy.com

Jim Imbler

Jim is an energy industry executive with progressive experience in leadership, corporate strategy, and building of world class teams. As CEO of ZeaChem Inc. he led a team that successfully went from "test tubes" to operating 10 ton/day biorefinery in Boardman, OR. During his tenure as President of the Koch Industries Petroleum Group of Companies (Refining, Marketing, Pipelines, Asphalt, E&P, Commodity and Financial trading) his teams successfully implemented numerous acquisitions and major construction projects. Jim holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A., both from the University of Kansas.

jimbler@newphaseenergy.com

  Tim Eggeman      Tim has over twenty-five years of industrial experience in the traditional and renewable chemicals and energy sectors. His prior experience includes positions at ZeaChem, Coors Brewing, and Burns & McDonnell, as well as extended consulting with ConocoPhillips and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Tim holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.   time@newphaseenergy.com

Tim Eggeman

Tim has over twenty-five years of industrial experience in the traditional and renewable chemicals and energy sectors. His prior experience includes positions at ZeaChem, Coors Brewing, and Burns & McDonnell, as well as extended consulting with ConocoPhillips and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Tim holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.

time@newphaseenergy.com

  Joe Regnery      Joe has over twenty-five years of experience providing finance, business development, legal and regulatory guidance to the traditional and renewable energy sectors.  He has held executive management, project/product line management and counsel positions with ZeaChem, Sulde Ridge Investments, Great Point Energy, Rentech, Calpine, Siemens and Westinghouse. Joe holds a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and he received his Juris Doctor from Case Western School of Law.   jregnery@newphaseenergy.com

Joe Regnery

Joe has over twenty-five years of experience providing finance, business development, legal and regulatory guidance to the traditional and renewable energy sectors.  He has held executive management, project/product line management and counsel positions with ZeaChem, Sulde Ridge Investments, Great Point Energy, Rentech, Calpine, Siemens and Westinghouse. Joe holds a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and he received his Juris Doctor from Case Western School of Law.

jregnery@newphaseenergy.com

 
 
  Angus Connell      Angus has over 35 years of experience in the oil, gas and renewable energy industries. He has held executive management and operations line management positions at Conoco / Phillips, Koch/Flint Hills Resources and ZeaChem.  Angus holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa.

Angus Connell

Angus has over 35 years of experience in the oil, gas and renewable energy industries. He has held executive management and operations line management positions at Conoco / Phillips, Koch/Flint Hills Resources and ZeaChem.  Angus holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tulsa.

  Zac Mitchell      Zac has a history of providing corporate marketing and financial strategy support through his positions with ZeaChem and Black Swan. At ZeaChem he also developed the company’s processing services business as a means of making the company self sustaining prior to its first commercial biorefinery project. Zac holds a B.A. in Mathematics & Psychology from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

Zac Mitchell

Zac has a history of providing corporate marketing and financial strategy support through his positions with ZeaChem and Black Swan. At ZeaChem he also developed the company’s processing services business as a means of making the company self sustaining prior to its first commercial biorefinery project. Zac holds a B.A. in Mathematics & Psychology from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.