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Karl Seck

President and CEO

Karl is the CEO/President and Founder of Mercurius Biorefining Inc. a company formed to develop and commercialize transformational technology. The technology efficiently converts biomass into drop-in biofuels and green chemicals. Karl has spent most of his career in the petroleum refining field as a process engineer. He has held design, technical services, optimization, and operations management positions with three oil companies: Conoco, Sunoco, and Clark. After working for a mid-sized engineering firm, Karl started his own process consulting service in 2001 to provide optimization services to the petroleum industry. He received a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.
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Michael Vevera


Michael has started-up and run successful companies in Japan and Australia. He has a degree in International Finance from Oregon State and a Masters in International Marketing from University of Technology, Sydney.
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Knud Balslev

VP of Business Development

Knud has 25+ years of international business development experience. He has a BSC from the Danish Technical University.

Eric Seck, PE

VP of Project Development

Eric has 13 years of mechanical engineering and project management experience in petroleum refining, lube oil recycling, biorefining, district energy and commerical buildings.
He has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and is a licensed Professional Engineer

Board of Advisors

Dr. Mark Mascal

​​​​​​​Mark is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of California Davis. He received his PhD from the University of London, Imperial College and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Strasbourg, France. He was a Lecturer, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham, UK and a Visiting Professor at UCLA.

Dr. Clayton Wheeler

Clay is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Maine. He received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He gained industrial process experience with Texaco, Inc. and as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.