About us

CEG puts businesses on the right side of economic and environmental sustainability. We can achieve this with a strong Management Team and Operations & Engineering Team.

Our Management Team is experienced in business growth, investment control, financial control, project development, safety management and operations management. Our team has a broad background in 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 maximizing safe production.

Marcel Verhoeven
Deputy CEO

Marcel serves as the deputy CEO of CEG and is responsible for the overall management of the business. He has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and strong experience in Asia and Europe in General Management, Business- and Product Creation, Operations and Product Marketing.

Marcel has worked in several Sr. Management and Executive roles at Philips, Siemens-Industry, Zumtobel Group and Momentum Capital, where he successfully built up organizations from scratch and transformed existing organizations to suit new business needs. Marcel likes challenges and gets a lot of energy out of achieving what others describe as “not possible”.


Roger Berry
Head of Commercial

Roger is responsible for driving commercial partnerships and growth for Momentum Capital’s energy companies including CEG. Roger has experience in start-up and growth stage ventures and specializes in developing and implementing high-growth strategies with a particular focus on renewable energy.

Roger serves on several boards including the Business Advisory Board of Aptima Inc, a company that has done over $300 million of R&D on technology and data. Roger teaches in the Business Program at the Tufts University Fletcher Graduate School. He is an honors graduate of Harvard University, where he advanced to the number two position on the nationally ranked division one tennis team. 


Rene Buwalda
Head of Operations & Project Management

Rene Buwalda is a project manager with a broad technical background. He is responsible for the production line of CEG. His career started over 25 years ago in the power generation sector. Rene worked in senior positions in engineering and production facilities and later as a senior project manager and project director in several complex international biomass projects.

Rene is a natural leader in multidisciplinary teams and he uses his strategic thinking to engage with partners to realize successful and ambitious projects. Through his experience with production facilities he is able to take future-proof decisions to make CEG’s process as efficient and safe as possible.


Thomas H. Balon
Chief Technology Officer

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 led to significant technology demonstration projects involving mobile sources including on-road and off-road, marine and locomotive sectors.


Neil Butler
Technical Director

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.

Neil 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


Stuart Paskett
VP of Business Development

Stuart began his career in the US analyzing high-yield and distressed industrial credits before joining the portfolio management team of Climate Change Capital. He was part of the portfolio management team responsible for raising Climate Change Capital’s $1 billion carbon fund. After deploying the fund’s capital across a portfolio of more than 50 carbon mitigation projects, mainly focused on Asia, Stuart assumed responsibility for commissioning carbon mitigation projects in Central Asia. Stuart is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

Stuart has a proven ability to bridge financial and engineering mindsets. In addition to financial and project management experience, Stuart has consulted on technical mine design and mining feasibility studies. He has a degree from Wharton and an engineering degree from the University of Exeter.


Martijn van Boxel
Manager Finance & Control

Martijn has developed over 15 years of experience in several finance and business control roles within the telecommunications, media and cable industry with NBCUniversal and Liberty Global before moving to CEG one year ago.

He is a strong manager and finance professional with experience in business process and analysis, business strategy, process improvement, mergers & acquisitions and financial modeling. 

He is highly experienced in bridging business with finance and oversees the business and financial operations of CEG and shares responsibility for CEG’s economic and financial performance. He has a MSc in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam and a MBA from the Amsterdam Business School.

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