Tad Dritz


(EVP) Engineering Oversight, Process Scale-up, Techno-Economic Assessments (TEA), Fundraising Support, Bioeconomy Market Analyses, CO2 Utilization, Advanced Biofuels, Bio-based Chemicals, Alternative Feedstocks -RDF, Algae

Tad specializes in new technology development and deployment with a focus on biofuels and bio-based processes. His areas of expertise include syngas generation from biomass and refuse  derived fuel (RDF), bio-jet via Fischer-Tropsch and competing routes, soy biodiesel, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, and soy and algae bio-plastics. He is also knowledgeable about conventional oil & gas and chemical processes, and how innovative bio-based concepts compete with incumbents in terms of economics and environmental impact.

Throughout his career, Tad has been successful in assessing technologies and markets to identify the right funders, development and deployment partners, and customers for first-of-kind and early iteration innovations. He has negotiated joint development agreements, licensing deals and EPC contracts. Tad has also worked inside and with technology developers and EPC firms, including Bechtel Corporation, on projects ranging from small-scale pilot plants to a $14 billion upgrade of Mexico’s largest offshore oil field.

In addition to engagements with technology companies, project developers and EPCs, Tad has worked with investment firms and insurance companies to evaluate the viability of and risk associated with developing and deploying new technologies. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, holds an MBA and M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment from the Univ. of Michigan and BS in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University.  Contact Tad