Strategic Biofuels Builds LGF Team

Strategic Biofuels, a leader in developing negative carbon footprint renewable fuels plants, announced that two energy industry veterans have joined the team—Stan Parton and Steve Walkinshaw. These additions will further support the company’s Louisiana Green Fuels Project (LGF) at the Port of Columbia in Caldwell Parish, La., a renewable diesel project that intends to combine Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) with conversion of forestry waste to renewable fuels, yielding a carbon negative fuel product.

CEO Paul Schubert comments, “Stan and Steve are highly respected within the forestry and geoscience industries, respectively, because of their proven track records of success. We are honored to be able to add the brightest minds the industry has to offer to our
team.”

Parton has 50 years of experience in the forestry industry and will serve Strategic Biofuels as VP of Forestry. He will oversee all elements of forestry feedstock supply to the LGF plant, including all contracts, agreements, pricing, and QA/QC. Supporting the development of bioenergy projects is a personal passion for Parton, who recognizes bioenergy’s great potential but considers it underutilized for combating climate change.

Prior to joining Strategic Biofuels, Parton served as manager, Bioenergy/Biochemicals Practice for Forest2Market, a consulting firm recognized as global wood and fiber supply chain experts. Parton has advised on more than 100 projects, consisting of biomass fuel activity and supply for more than 30 biopower projects. Prior to Forest2Market, Parton held executive level positions with Kvaerner Pulping and Sunds Defibrator.

Walkinshaw is Strategic Biofuels’ VP of Geoscience. In this capacity, he leveraged his geology expertise for carbon sequestration and, partnering closely with COO Bob Meredith, conducted Strategic Biofuels’ first seismic study. That study led to the selection of the Port of Columbia in Caldwell Parish and for its Louisiana Green Fuels plant. Walkinshaw worked together with Geostock Sandia in designing and implementing the sequestration test well program, including the ongoing data evaluation and analysis required for the EPA Class VI well permit application.

Strategic Biofuels recently announced that the CCS Test Well Program was successful allowing the LGF project to proceed to the next stage. Walkinshaw is the owner of Vision Exploration, LLC. He is recognized as a foremost expert in the Upper Tuscaloosa geologic formation, which will be the sequestration reservoir for the Louisiana Green Fuels Project.

Louisiana Green Fuels is a wholly owned subsidiary of Strategic Biofuels. The plant is expected to produce 34 million gallons of renewable fuels and permanently sequester the majority of the greenhouse gases produced in an EPA Class VI well.

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