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Tim Eggeman, Ph.D., P.E. - President, Consulting Engineer

Tim is an experienced manager of process design, project engineering, R&D, and intellectual property development. He has broad experience with industrial process chemistry, strong process design skills and extensive experience with process simulation. His project economic analysis skills include capital cost estimation, operating cost estimation, revenue estimation based on market studies or linear programs, discounted cash flow analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and analysis of competitive position using industry cost curves.

Tim is also a founder of ZeaChem Inc., a start-up company developing technology to produce fuels, chemicals and feed ingredients from renewable resources.

He was previously employed as the Process Development Manager at Chronopol Inc., a company engaged in commercializing biodegradable plastics based on lactic acid. During his tenure, the company grew from an initial concept, through laboratory development and pilot plant testing, and finalized with the construction and operation of a 2 MM lb/yr semi-works plant that included a 5'0" ID x 60'0" TT reactive distillation column used for an esterification step. The semi-works plant was built on the site of an existing corn wet mill in order to facilitate back integration of lactic acid production via fermentation of starch hydrolyzate. He also served as Process Design Engineer and Pilot Plant Engineer at The C.W. Nofsinger Company, a Kansas City based engineering firm that provides services to clients in the corn wet milling, ethanol and petroleum refining industries.

Tim is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas.