Tom Binder Joins the PrairieChar Advisory Board

Tom Binder Joins the PrairieChar Advisory Board

Tom Binder

Lawrence, Kansas – October 10, 2016 -- PrairieChar, Inc., developer of an innovative approach to converting animal waste biomass into valuable products, today announced that Dr. Thomas Binder, recently retired Senior Vice President of Research at Archer Daniels Midland, has joined its Board of Advisors. Dr. Binder carried out research in a variety of areas while at ADM, including biomass utilization for producing renewable fuels and chemicals. He led the Biomass Team for the NPC report on Energy Supply by 2030 for the DOE. He served on the Federal Advisory Committee for Biomass Research from 2002 to 2008 and led the subcommittee developing the 2007-2008 Vision Statement and the Roadmap for Biomass Research as required by Congress. He serves on numerous advisory boards including chair of the advisory board of the CenUSA program at Iowa State University, which is focused on the creation of a sustainable biofuels and bioproducts system. Dr. Binder is author or co-author of 41 patents and applications and 10 peer reviewed publications and holds B. S. degrees in biology and chemistry from Fort Hays State University and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University. Tom is both a visionary and a brilliant scientist in the field of biomass utilization for producing renewable fuels and renewable chemicals. Tom has been a leader in helping set federal policies for biomass research and development and has achieved scientific accomplishments in the area of fermentation research, separations and development of bio-refining processes. Tom has a truly unique vision for sustainable rural development through bio-refining research and he has made a major impact in promoting industry/state/federal/university partnerships for achieving his vision. Dr. Binder brings a lifetime of renewable biomass industry experience along with tremendous knowledge and contacts that will help PrairieChar realize its vision.

About PrairieChar, Inc.

PrairieChar, Inc. is the developer of an innovative approach to converting waste biomass into valuable products in a way that overcomes the business model challenges of past biomass conversion efforts. The company provides an attractive solution for the management of environmentally hazardous feedlot animal manure and produces profitable products for the energy and agricultural markets. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Herrington, CEO at rherrington@prairiechar.com.