Paul Laur, Managing Member

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the area of alternative energy generation and transportation. Over the years he has been closely working with the New Mexico oil and gas industry, which provides him with a well founded understanding of the energy sector and the demands and needs of alternative energy. As a serial founder, Paul is a visionaire and well seasoned entrepreneur.

Dr. Richard Sayre

Dr. Richard Sayre is a lead senior research scientist in the biofuels program at the New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Sayre is a former member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center where he served as the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels (2008-2011). From 2005-2010, he was Director of the BioCassava Plus Program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and from 2009-2011, was the Director of the Center for Advanced Biofuel Systems a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center. He is also past Chief Technology Officer for Phycal, a start-up biotechnology company that developed microalgal-based biofuel production systems. Sayre was formerly Chair of the Department of Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Ohio State University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil during the spring of 2007 and was elected a Fellow of AAAS in 2011. Sayre received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and did post-doctoral work at Harvard University.

Dr. Kenneth (KC) Carroll

Dr. Carroll is a Professor of Plant & Environmental Sciences Department and the Water Science & Management Graduate Program at New Mexico State University. His research interests include the development of innovative water resources, environmental-remediation, carbon-sequestration, and energy-production alternatives covering a broad range of cross-disciplinary areas that pertain to soil and environmental science. He received undergraduate and masters degrees in geology from Ohio University, he received his Ph.D. in Hydrology from University of Arizona, and he was recently a reserch scientist at the DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.