Project Development, Technology Assessment and Deployment, Organization Development, and Strategy Implementation
Rus has a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University. After a career in the U.S. Navy submarine force, he began his civilian career by implementing first-of-kind technologies and developing technologies for deployment. He has a long track record in developing high-performance, multi-disciplinary teams and exercising operational responsibilities to implement and maintain complex industrial systems. These experiences ranged from independent power production from the world’s first circulating fluidized bed electrical plant and the world’s largest solar thermal power plant to alternative chemistry process development of cellulose to ethanol and citric acid technology, and to deployment of the world’s largest sewage sludge to fuel conversion project. The business activities have included site acquisition for a biomass power plantation, managing the first landfill clean closure in California, permitting of corn to ethanol project in California, engineering a landfill gas to the truck fleet fueling station, and commercial operations. He has assisted organizations in the creation and implementation of strategies to add renewable energy to a portfolio, decarbonize an organization, and increase campus resilience. This work has included travel to China, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, and England for technology assessments and for business development. Contact Rus.