DAVID CEPLA NAMED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ENVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES
DES PLAINES, Ill., February 2, 2011 – Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE:HON) company, announced today that David Cepla has been named managing director of Envergent Technologies, a joint venture business between Honeywell’s UOP and Ensyn Corp.
In this new role, Cepla will lead the business in its efforts to license Envergent’s RTP® rapid thermal processing technology to customers around the world for the conversion of biomass feedstocks to renewable heat, power and transportation fuels.
“The conversion of feedstocks like forest agricultural wastes into valuable liquid biofuel is a viable technology with significant benefits to electricity, heat and fuels applications,” said Jim Rekoske, vice president and general manager of renewable energy for Honeywell’s UOP. “We are confident that Dave will effectively lead this team in deploying the technology globally.”
Cepla brings more than 30 years of experience in technology and clean energy industries to his position, most recently serving as president and CEO of HyRadix, Inc., a provider of hydrogen generation solutions. Cepla oversaw all aspects of HyRadix business operations, including the development of funding sources, marketing and creation of a global sales force. Before joining HyRadix, Cepla was a business manager at Honeywell’s UOP, serving in various development, marketing and technical roles. During his tenure, he advanced product development, integrated technology lines and helped achieve record sales.
Cepla earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Colorado.
Envergent Technologies combines nearly 100 years of refining and process technology development from Honeywell’s UOP and more than 25 years of pyrolysis technology experience from Ensyn Corp. RTP is currently in use in seven commercial biomass processing plants in the U.S. and Canada.
Ensyn is a world leader for the production of pyrolysis oil from biomass and has more than 20 years of commercial experience with its RTP technology. It produces pyrolysis oil for various natural chemical and fuel products in seven commercial biomass plants in the US and Canada.
Honeywell’s UOP is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology,catalysts, adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining,petrochemical, and gas processing industries. It has been active in the development and licensing of renewable fuel technologies since 2006 and currently offers technology for the production of green diesel fuel and green jet fuel.
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