About us

We believe that CO2 is not a waste but a valuable feedstock, a resource

Meet our team


Frank Schreurs

Founder and co-CEO
  • Business development and oil market expert
  • 20+ years experience in midstream oil markets
  • Deep understanding of commodity pricing and margin risks
  • M&A energy expert

Robert de Kler

Founder and CTO electro­chemistry
  • Technology development expert with 20+ years of experience in CO2, Energy and Renewable Markets
  • Former CTO of Vattenfall Benelux
  • Senior Research Scientist at TNO
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Energy Systems

Rien van Haperen

Founder and Head of operations
  • Project Manager in Power, Renewable Energy, and Gasification projects
  • 25+ years experience in C-level roles in engineering, maintenance, operations, project development
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree

Ronald Maas

Founder and CTO biotechnology
  • Technology development specialist with 20+ years of experience in bioprocess design (laboratory and pilot plant)
  • Expert in the microbial conversion of feedstocks to bulk chemicals and biofuels
  • Degree in Microbiology and PhD in Bioprocess Engineering

Marien de Jonge

Founder and co-CEO
  • 20+ years of experience in R&D both in academic and commercial settings
  •  Project and people manager with breadth of experience in molecular microbiology and biochemistry
  • PhD in Molecular Microbiology and Biochemistry



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Prizes & Awards


New Energy Challenge

2021 finalist



2021 finalist


Hangar 51

2021 finalist