Clean Fuels at a Glance

  • • Higher Mixed Alcohols
  • • Methanol
  • • Grain Ethanol
  • • Cellulosic Ethanol
  • • Synthetic Ethanol
  • • Biodiesel
  • • Butanol
  • • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
Synthetic gasoline? Syndiesel from coal? Oil-based fuels from algae, grasses or waste grease? Single alcohols like ethanol? What about higher mixed alcohol fuel?

Which fuel is the best and why?

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Fuel For Thought

There is no energy crisis, only a crisis of ignorance."

- Buckminister Fuller

Somebody needed to do something, and it was incredibly pathetic that it had to be us.

- Jerry Garcia

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

- Walt Kelly

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

-Richard Feynman

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The Green Fuel Prescription

At Risk: Economy, Environment
Disease: Fossil Fuel Dependency
Symptoms: Pollution, Oil Sheiks
Cure: Higher Mixed Alcohol Fuel
Dosage: Continuous 24/7
Contraindications: None
Manufacturer: Bioroot Energy, LLC

Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas A. CellucciDr. Thomas A. Cellucci

Dr. Thomas A. Cellucci possesses extensive experience and expertise as both a senior executive and Board member in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Cellucci served as the US Federal Government’s first Chief Technology Commercialization Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under both the Bush and Obama Administrations, working closely with President Bush and President Obama as well as Cabinet-level officials. Currently serving as Managing Partner of Union Core Technology Partnership, Dr. Cellucci is an accomplished entrepreneur, seasoned senior executive and Board member possessing extensive corporate and VC experience across a number of worldwide industries. Profitably growing high technology firms at the start-up, mid-range and large corporate level is his trademark. Dr. Cellucci earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1984), an MBA from Rutgers University (1991) and a BS in Chemistry from Fordham University (1980).

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Dr. Chris CarlucciDr. Chris Ciesielski-Carlucci

Dr. Chris Ciesielski-Carlucci brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and experience as clinician, educator and public servant to the Bioroot Energy Advisory Board. Her academic and clinical areas of focus are Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Biomedical ethics, Nursing, Health Sciences, and Public Health. She received her M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, Masters degree from UC/Berkeley, a Certificate in Bioethics from Cambridge University, and her B.S. degree in Nursing from The Catholic University of America. She currently serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Dominican University of California, Department of Nursing. She has recently held a publicly elected board position serving two of her four years as board president. During that tenure, she completed a Masters in Governance course. Her leadership expertise in both the art and science of communicating and educating others on health matters will offer a unique contribution to the Bioroot Energy team.

Dr. Yuval AvnielDr. Yuval Avniel

Dr. Yuval Avniel holds a Ph.D. in physics (emphasis on materials) from Cambridge University and has successfully combined technology development, technical due diligence and executive leadership in the advanced materials and nanotechnology marketplace for the past 15 years. Some career highlights include executive leadership positions in the corporate and technology start up industries, the receipt of a NASA inventor recognition award, securing numerous government funded research awards and the granting of 13 technology-related patents. His present efforts include the development of novel energy sources, the development and application of nanophase thin film systems, and providing technical due diligence services to the advanced materials and alternative energy marketplaces.

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Kirk RheinlanderKirk Rheinlander

Kirk Rheinlander is a highly experienced executive management consultant and former corporate executive, working with over 50 organizations from Global Fortune 10s to startups. He is a serial innovator and nationally known speaker on creating an innovation culture, and has been a key team member in many ground-breaking innovations, including the original IBM PC, the first portable mass spectroscopy machine, the first laser interferometer disk drive accuracy tester, the latest generation of CRM enabled gasoline dispensers, numerous computer security breakthroughs, and a well known process modeling technique. He is a mentor and advisor to a number of high-tech, green-tech, and bio-tech companies. He holds undergraduate degrees in industrial technology from the University of Southern Maine, and electronics technology from Maine Technical Institute, as well as post-graduate work in business administration from Pepperdine University.

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Rod Miner, principal, Lightfoot CyclesRod Miner

Rod Miner is Founder and President of Lightfoot Cycles Inc., based in Darby, Montana. An accomplished Human Powered Vehicle Designer with skills in Product Design and Development, Rod has designed, prototyped and developed over 50 distinct human powered vehicle models, directed manufacture of 2,000 vehicles, and has overseen development and distribution of over 60,000 PET handcycles to developing nations. From 1989-1992, Rod also configured over 100 stand-alone photovoltaic electric power systems. Rod earned a Bachelor of Science and Natural Resources with a minor in Energy Economics from the University of Montana.

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