Our Team

The work focus of our business is putting the safety of our employees and associated third parties first.

Our Management Team are experienced in safety management, business growth, investment control, financial control, project development and operations management. They come from backgrounds in business, environmental emission reduction technology development, power and heat generation engineering and coal mining production.

Our Operations and Engineering Team work shifts to process sustainably sourced biomass into biocoal and biochar products. They have been extensively trained to become competent Torrefaction Plant Operators and they work in multiple small teams with the goal of maximising safe production.

Portrait of Erik Huis Erik Huis Chief Executive Officer

Erik Huis

Mr Erik Huis is CEO of Clean Electricity Generation B.V., as well as a partner and head of industrial assets at Momentum Capital. Erik has a long standing international record of experience in and know-how of developing, managing and creating strategic partnerships and exits of industrial assets. Erik is a graduate of Temple university, Philadelphia (USA) – FOX School of Business (MBA 1983)

Portrait of Thomas H. Balon Jr Thomas H. Balon Jr Chief Technology Officer

Thomas H. Balon Jr

Mr Thomas H. Balon Jr. BSME, is Chief Technology Officer of Clean Electricity Generation B.V. Tom is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience as a business and market leader. He has led the construction and evaluation of numerous power generation and manufacturing facilities including ‘white’ and ‘black’ pellets (i.e. torrefied material). Tom’s expertise includes facility level experience in both manufacturing and permitting, as well as systems analysis of transportation systems, stationary source and electric power generation air emission activities. This lead to significant technology demonstration projects involving mobile sources including on-road and off-road, marine and locomotive sectors.

Portrait of Dirk Stefels Dirk Stefels Chief Financial Officer

Dirk Stefels

Mr Dirk Stefels, is CFO of Clean Electricity Generation B.V. Dirk has extensive international experience as a financial executive, primarily in the energy sector. While financially leading mainly technology driven companies and large CAPEX projects, he developed a speciality in structuring and scaling up organizations. Dirk has a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Portrait of Neil Butler Neil Butler Technical Director

Neil Butler

Mr Neil Butler, CEng, MIMMM, is technical director of Clean Electricity Generation B.V. and managing director of CEG Technology UK Ltd and of Bio2Carbon Ltd. Neil is a most experienced engineer, for over 25 years leading and managing complex energy system implementations all over the world. He has worked with clients such as Arcelor Mittal, BP, US EPA and Gazprom, among others. He further brings in more than 25 years of practical experience in designing, engineering, building and operating power plants using unconventional gases and biomass.

Portrait of Richard Newton Richard Newton Operations Director

Richard Newton

Mr Richard Newton, is operations director of Bio2Carbon Ltd. Richard is a qualified electrical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the UK coal mining industry. He is accustomed to working in ATEX environments and implementing safety procedures. He brings his practical experience in project engineering and production management to the company.

Erik Huis

Mr Erik Huis is CEO of Clean Electricity Generation B.V., as well as a partner and head of industrial assets at Momentum Capital. Erik has a long standing international record of experience in and know-how of developing, managing and creating strategic partnerships and exits of industrial assets. Erik is a graduate of Temple university, Philadelphia (USA) – FOX School of Business (MBA 1983)

Thomas H. Balon Jr

Mr Thomas H. Balon Jr. BSME, is Chief Technology Officer of Clean Electricity Generation B.V. Tom is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience as a business and market leader. He has led the construction and evaluation of numerous power generation and manufacturing facilities including ‘white’ and ‘black’ pellets (i.e. torrefied material). Tom’s expertise includes facility level experience in both manufacturing and permitting, as well as systems analysis of transportation systems, stationary source and electric power generation air emission activities. This lead to significant technology demonstration projects involving mobile sources including on-road and off-road, marine and locomotive sectors.

Dirk Stefels

Mr Dirk Stefels, is CFO of Clean Electricity Generation B.V. Dirk has extensive international experience as a financial executive, primarily in the energy sector. While financially leading mainly technology driven companies and large CAPEX projects, he developed a speciality in structuring and scaling up organizations. Dirk has a master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Neil Butler

Mr Neil Butler, CEng, MIMMM, is technical director of Clean Electricity Generation B.V. and managing director of CEG Technology UK Ltd and of Bio2Carbon Ltd. Neil is a most experienced engineer, for over 25 years leading and managing complex energy system implementations all over the world. He has worked with clients such as Arcelor Mittal, BP, US EPA and Gazprom, among others. He further brings in more than 25 years of practical experience in designing, engineering, building and operating power plants using unconventional gases and biomass.

Richard Newton

Mr Richard Newton, is operations director of Bio2Carbon Ltd. Richard is a qualified electrical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the UK coal mining industry. He is accustomed to working in ATEX environments and implementing safety procedures. He brings his practical experience in project engineering and production management to the company.

Our investors

Momentum Capital

Momentum Capital is an independent Dutch private equity office with a proven track record of successful investments. Our activities are international, with participations and partnerships in growth markets in Latin America, the United States and Europe. Providing capital with committed industry expertise, and our extensive network, we add value to our participations. Our efforts created returns for our investors, as well as valuable assets for the community and society at large.
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TEMCapital

Transformative Energy and Materials Capital, LLC (TEM Capital) is a fund manager for the Transformative Energy & Materials Fund I (“TEM” or “TEM Fund”). TEM invests in mid to later stage companies where there is a clear view on how to achieve revenue expansion and profitability. TEM Capital's management team combines scientific, operational and financial experience and takes an active role in the portfolio, aiming to bring not only capital but most importantly effective growth strategies.
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