Dr. Carl Kukkonen is CEO of VIASPACE, a renewable energy company with operations in the US and China. VIASPACE grows Giant King Grass, a high yield dedicated energy crop as fuel for direct combustion in electricity generating power plants, for energy pellets to be cofired with coal, for bio methane production using anaerobic digestion, and as a feedstock for cellulosic biofuels, biochemicals and bio plastics.
Previously, Dr. Kukkonen directed a research center at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and before that he was at Ford Motor Company, where he was Ford’s expert on hydrogen as an alternative automotive fuel.
Dr. Kukkonen earned a BS in physics from The University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue University.
Dr. Carl Kukkonen, CTO
VIASPACE Green Energy Inc
Wood Pellets or Agricultural Pellets - Pluses and Minuses
Day 1 [Wed 07, September], at 11:45 AM