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Our Mission

To develop and commercialize a scalable solution for CO2 mitigation that
is both economically and technically sustainable.

Management Team

Dr. Brent Constantz, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Brent Constantz is serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded and led as CEO: Norian Corporation 1987- 1998, Corazon Technologies 1998- 2002, Skeletal Kinetics 2002-2007, Calera Corporation 2007 -2010, DeepWater Desal 2011-date, and Blue Planet 2012-date. Dr. Constantz is the inventor on over 100 issued US patents, with over 100 more currently pending. He is a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University, where he teaches biomineralization. read full bio »
Ray Harris
President, Board Member
Mr. Harris has over 30 years of experience in the energy and utilities industries, in both North America and in Asia. He most recently served three years as President of MasTec, a large construction company traded on the NYSE. Prior to MasTec, Mr. Harris was President and CEO of Mesa Power, a T. Boone Pickens company, to help develop and finance wind and other renewable energy power projects. read full bio »
Dennis Ing
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Ing has over 30 years of experience in high technology companies in various senior management positions, non-profits, agri-business, banking, public agencies, hospitals and commercial real estate. Recently, Mr. Ing completed a two-year project with Calera Corporation, in the start-up and construction of a $30M green cement processing plant, centralized services and global growth initiatives. He has been CFO of two public companies,Trimble Navigation and HCL Technologies, which he took public in 1999. read full bio »
Ken Hines
Vice President, Business Development & Licensing
Ken has over 30 years of experience in various customer facing and executive roles in the semiconductor, software, and intellectual property markets. Over 20 of those years were focused on driving deals based on a variety of intellectual property licensing models, including the assertion of patents. He has extensive experience with customers and partners on a global basis, having done licensing deals with revenue values up to $250M in North America, Europe, and ASIA, with companies ranging from start-ups to large multinationals. read full bio »
Dianne Chervenka
Vice President, Finance
Ms. Chervenka is an MBA and CPA with more than 15 years of finance and human resources experience from a variety of high-tech industries, managing companies from beginning start-ups through exit strategies. Most recently, she was the V.P. Finance at Ingenuity Systems, a privately held SaaS company serving life science research and diagnostics. She managed the financial operations from initial product launch to a $25M revenue stream and eventually through a successful acquisition by QIAGEN. read full bio »
Rodney Schmidt
Vice President, Corporate Development
Rodney has more than 28 years of experience in global energy and financial industries. He was Founder and CEO of Northrise Energy, a privately-held energy advisory firm. Previously Mr. Schmidt served as Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank in charge of wholesale banking for largest energy clients in the Americas. read full bio »

Board of Directors

Ralph Currey
Board Member
Mr. Currey serves as a special advisor to Iberdrola, S.A. in the U.S. and Canada. He was elected and serves as an independent board director for Iberdrola Renewables, LLC. Also, he serves on boards for Space City Energy: a crude oil logistics and trading company, and West Virginia University. Ralph is the former President and CEO of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, the U.S. renewable energy division of parent company IBERDROLA, S.A. read full bio »
Ray Harris
President, Board Member
Mr. Harris has over 30 years of experience in the energy and utilities industries, in both North America and in Asia. He most recently served three years as President of MasTec, a large construction company traded on the NYSE. Prior to MasTec, Mr. Harris was President and CEO of Mesa Power, a T. Boone Pickens company, to help develop and finance wind and other renewable energy power projects. read full bio »
Bill Dorey
Board Member
Bill is a retired CEO of Granite Construction Incorporated. He is the Founding Chairman of the Construction Industry Ethics Compliance Initiative (CIECI) Steering Committee; Trustee, Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies; Director, California Chamber of Commerce; Director, California Business Roundtable; and President, White Rock Club. Bill has also served on the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), Cal Poly Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Caltrans / AGC Liaison Committee. read full bio »
Greg Kats,
Board Member
Greg is President of Capital – E, a national clean energy advisory and venture investment firm. Kats previously served as a Managing Director at Good Energies a multi-billion dollar global clean energy investor, and served for 5 years as the Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. He Chairs the Congressionally appointed advisory board guiding the greening of 500,000 federal buildings. read full bio »
Dr. Brent Constantz, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Brent Constantz is serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded and led as CEO: Norian Corporation 1987- 1998, Corazon Technologies 1998- 2002, Skeletal Kinetics 2002-2007, Calera Corporation 2007 -2010, DeepWater Desal 2011-date, and Blue Planet 2012-date. Dr. Constantz is the inventor on over 100 issued US patents, with over 100 more currently pending. He is a Consulting Associate read full bio »

Scientific Advisory Board

James L. Bischoff, Ph.D is Geochemist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey (since 2002) and, over his career of 40 years, has specialized in several fields; the geochemistry of marine and lacustrine sediments, seafloor geothermal systems, hydrothermal ore deposits, climate change, and chronology of human evolution. Jim Bischoff’s dissertation research, at UC Berkeley, studied the kinetics of the aragonite-calcite transition. At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and later at the University of Southern California, he made contributions in carbonate diagenesis, lunar geochemistry, pore-water chemistry, the Red Sea Geothermal system, and the plate tectonics of the Gulf of California. read full bio »
Gordon Brown, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University. Gordon Brown specializes in environmental geochemistry and aqueous and surface geochemistry. He and his research group focus on chemical and microbiological interactions at environmental interfaces, which are defined as interfaces between solids and aqueous solutions, solids and gases, aqueous solutions and gases, solids and microbial organisms (including microbial biofilms), and solids and natural organic matter. read full bio »
Michael F. Doherty, Ph.D. is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1977. His research interests include design and synthesis of non-ideal separation systems, separation with chemical reaction, and crystallization of organic materials (especially the relationships between lattice structure, processing conditions and crystal morphology). read full bio »
Robert Garrison, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Earth & Ocean Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his B.S and M.S from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. His research interests include sedimentology and diagenesis; the paleoceanographic significance of carbonates and deep water marine sediments; geologic history; evolution of sedimentary basins; natural resources; and economic development. He received the Pettijohn Medal for Excellence in Sedimentology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology, was a Guggenheim Fellow at Oxford University, read full bio »
Jonathan Stebbins, Ph.D. is Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Stebbins research is focused on the measurement of the structure and dynamics in (mostly) inorganic materials, with the goal of understanding and predicting their thermodynamic and transport properties. These in turn fundamentally control a wide range of geological and technological phenomena. read full bio »
James O’Neil, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. at Loyola University (Chicago), M.S. at Carnegie-Mellon University and PhD. at the University of Chicago. After a post-doctoral appointment at the California Institute of Technology, he joined the U.S, Geological Survey where he established a stable isotope laboratory and spent 20 years engaged in experimental and theoretical calibrations of isotopic thermometersread full bio »
Don Kennedy, Ph.D. received AB and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Harvard and has served on the faculty of Stanford University from 1960 to the present. He served as Chair of the Department of Biology from 1964-1972, and as Director of the Program in Human Biology from 1973-1977. He was Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration from 1977-79 and President of Stanford University from 1980 to 1992. read full bio »

Built Environment Advisory Board

Greg Kats
Chair
Greg is President of Capital-E, a national clean energy advisory and venture investment firm. Kats previously served as a Managing Director at Good Energies a multi-billion dollar global clean energy investor, and served for 5 years as the Director of Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. He Chairs the Congressionally appointed advisory board guiding the greening of 500,000 federal buildings. Kats is author of Greening Our Built World, earned a MBA from Stanford University, is a Certified Energy Manager, and was the first recipient of the US Green Building Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award. read full bio »
David Gottfried is known as the father of the global green building movement: founding the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in 100 countries). The GBC movement has likely reduced global warming and ecological footprint more than any other organizations in the world. Gottfried’s work started a global industry with hundreds of thousands of green buildings in most of the world’s countries. USGBC alone has 15,000 organizational members representing 10 million employees. Over 200,000 professionals have passed its LEED Accredited Professional and Green Associate exams. read full bio »
Denis Hayes was the National Coordinator of the first Earth Day and has been at the core of the modern environmental movement since its launch as a foundation president, attorney, lobbyist, Stanford professor, grassroots organizer, and the youngest director of a national laboratory in the nation’s history. Selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 “Heroes for the Planet,” Denis Hayes has been awarded the highest awards offered by the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Council of America, American Solar Energy Society, and the Humane Society of the United States. read full bio »
Kevin Hydes is CEO and President of Integral Group, leading a global team of driven and committed leaders transforming the industry through engineering excellence. Bringing over 30 years of experience to the engineering profession, Kevin has spent the past 15 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. Kevin leads the Integral team to explicitly deliver on the current needs of the profession across the globe. He is Former Chair of the World Green Building Council (World GBC), Past Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council, Cascadia Chapter and a Cofounder of its Canadian counterpart, the Canada Green Building Council, read full bio »
Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C served as HOK’s firm-wide sustainable design director for over a decade where she led the implementation of sustainable strategies in all of HOK’s work. HOK is one of the largest U.S. architectural practices working globally with a strong sustainability reputation. She is now on leave from HOK and consulting with the American Institute of Architects as the Resident Fellow on sustainability where she was the prime author of the AIA Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan. read full bio »
Roger Platt is President of the US Green Building Council. He is responsible for overseeing the policy aspects of the increasingly global adoption of green building and urban development practices, including those recognized by the LEED green building program. He served previously as USGBC’s SVP for Global Policy and Law. Before joining USGBC, Roger spent 15 years as senior vice president and counsel with the Real Estate Roundtable. read full bio »

Government Affairs Advisory Board

Leonardo DiCaprio award-winning actor, producer and activist, is well known for his dedication to protecting our environment on a global scale. In 1998, DiCaprio launched the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) to provide direct support for conservation and preservation projects on nearly every continent and in every ocean. Using his public platform, he has spearheaded global awareness campaigns and advocated on behalf of our natural world before global leaders at all levels. DiCaprio has also made strategic investments and produced numerous creative projects and documentaries to increase public engagement in the cause to end climate change. read full bio »
Dan Tangherlini is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the real estate private equity firm Artemis Real Estate Partners. Prior to joining Artemis he was Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) – a position to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate. As GSA Administrator, Dan was responsible for managing the Federal Government’s more than 350 million square foot commercial real estate portfolio and overseeing the annual acquisition of more than $65 Billion in products and services for Federal agencies. His work focused on enhancing sustainability, efficiency and the adoption of technology. read full bio »
Durwood Zaelke is founder and President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) in Washington, DC and Geneva, where he focuses on fast-action mitigation strategies for protecting the climate, including strengthening the Montreal Protocol by phasing out production and consumption of HFCs with high global warming potential, as well as reducing air pollution and other short-live climate pollutants (black carbon, tropospheric ozone, and methane), which collectively can cut the rate of global warming in half and the rate of warming in the Arctic by two-thirds. read full bio »