Improve the health and quality of life for mankind.
Improve the global environment by eliminating air pollution caused by fossil fuel sources, especially coal, through capturing and converting air pollutants and CO2 into high grade, usable products, or readily neutralized disposable waste streams.
CEO and Co-Inventor
Robert Tang is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CEFCO Global Clean Energy, LLC, and is a co-inventor of the CEFCO Process. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several major specialty engineering and construction companies, one of which has great emphasis and experience in the utility power industry and air pollution control (AQCS) industry, and the other is in the petro-chemical and refining industry.
Tang received his Bachelor degree from Columbia University in New York in 1971 and two additional graduate degrees from Oxford University in England in 1973 and 1979. Tang led all the five co-inventors to invent and apply for the newly patented technology. US Patent and Trademark Office issued Patent #7,842,264 on Nov. 30, 2010, together with a list international patents already granted. Tang is a key international proponent and teacher of physical and theoretical chemistry, and is the inventor of the newly patented Shockwave Reaction Mechanism ("SRM"). US Patent for SRM was granted in 2016, and is currently patent-pending in other major countries.
Donald E. Degling
CHAIRMAN and Co-Inventor
Don Degling serves as the Chairman of the Company and is a co-inventor. Degling collaborated with Tom Ewan in the development of the Ewan aerodynamic processes and his nozzle technology, as well as filed and prosecuted numerous patents for Tom Ewan. Degling is an Intellectual Property Attorney and was Senior Partner in the I.P. law firm of Fish & Neave (now merged into Ropes & Gray). He received a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and his LL.B./J.D. also from Cornell University. Degling is an expert in the area of patent, trademark, and copyright application, as well as prosecution and litigation throughout the steel, mineral processing, chemical, oil and gas, equipment and aircraft engine industries. Degling is the Co-Trustee of the Ewan I.P. Estate.
Hal B.H. Cooper
Hal B.H. Cooper is a Technology Advisor and a co-inventor. Cooper was a Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering for eight years at the University of Texas at Austin and for two years at Texas A&M University. He taught courses on gaseous and particulate emission control, air quality chemistry and meteorology as well as on energy technologies and systems. He was active in air pollution control and energy research projects on air emissions control for power plants and the study of alternative energy technologies.
Cooper received his Ph. D. degree in Civil Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington. He received his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington following his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He qualified as a registered professional engineer. Dr. Cooper also worked as Sr. Consulting Engineer at Brown & Caldwell, ICF-Kaiser and Stone & Webster prior to co-founding CEFCO, LLC in 2006. He is an inventor with several issued patents. His motto is: "A pollutant is only a misplaced but very recoverable and valuable resource."
IN MEMORIAM (1918-2009)
Tom Ewan, a co-inventor, had served as a Technology Advisor to the Company until his passing, at age 91, in June 2009. Ewan, a Physicist, retired as Chief of Operations and Administration of the National Ordnance Aerophysics Laboratory of the Department of Defense (Combined USAF, USN, USA, and NASA: Aerodynamic Designs for Missiles, Air Frames, NASA Shuttles, etc.), and headed the Executive Committee of the Guided Missile Program of the National Research Laboratory, Department of Defense. Ewan received his Physics degrees from the William & Mary University. He co-authored and published "The Glossary of Guided Missile Terms" that was used by the Department of Defense. Dr. Ewan held several issued and deployed patents, including that for the shockwave "free-jet" collision scrubbers, which have been in continuous use at Nuclear Regulatory Commission facilities for the handling and treatment of radioactive incineration off-gases, and toxic and acidic gases emissions. His technology has been recognized by the US EPA as a standard component of the Hazardous Waste Combustors Maximum Achievable Control Technology ("HWC – MACT”) for air emissions elimination.
CEO and Co-Inventor
He directs multiple projects in science R&D, design and application engineering, and project development. Tang is a noted public speaker and teacher of technology in major Engineering and Industry Conferences with numerous industry-recognized Publications.PUBLIC SPEAKING PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLISHED ARTICLES | View PDF
Yinkun Wan, Ph.D.
CEO OF CEFCO CHINA COMPANY
He has extensive knowledge and experience of multiple energy industries, beginning in Petroleum Refining and Chemicals, afterward working in coal-fired power utility, pollution control, carbon capture, nuclear, oil and gas, and new fuels. Wan was recently the director of all China business affairs for Southern Company (a “Fortune 100” US electric power company), overseeing AP1000 nuclear projects, liaising with state-owned-enterprises representatives and pursuing China-US business opportunities.
Prior to working for the Southern Company, Wan previously worked at GE Energy focusing on syngas cooling, gasification performance, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Before that, Wan was an engineering consultant working on major aerospace, oil and gas, and chemical company’sapplications for NASA, Shell, BP, and Dow Chemical and also worked at China’s SINOPEC and Jiujiang Chemical Plant in his earlier career. Wan received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University of Beijing, and finished his post doctorate work on “char bed” gasification at University of Maine in USA.
Board Member and Chief Legal Officer
Paul Tang is CEFCO Board Member and Chief Legal Officer currently. From 1993 to 2016, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Burlington Stores, Inc., based in Burlington, New Jersey, which operates a chain of over 500 retail stores, principally under the name of “Burlington”. Prior professional career included accountant from 1978-1980 in the tax department of Deloitte Haskins + Sells (currently merged as Deloitte Touche & Tohmatsu) in New York City; and from 1980 to 1987 as lawyer in the corporate law department of Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon in New York City, where he became a partner in 1985. Later he joined the New York City corporate law department of Reid & Priest as a partner, where he remained until 1993.
P. Tang is a member of the American Bar Association and New Jersey Bar Association. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association. He also serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
P. Tang received his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his J.D. (Juris Doctor) law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City where he was a named Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (inside top 10% of class) and his M.B.A. degree in finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
System Design Director
Musslewhite graduated summa cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed one year of graduate study at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps with specialization in ballistics and delivery systems.
In his civilian career, he designed and directed the manufacturing of all types of oil and gas field production equipment, conventional tank vessels, and pressure tanks while he was President and General Manager of Baker Tank Company. He has been a member of the Ewan technology development team for almost 20 years.
Tom Weber has technical experience in design, construction, operation, and optimization of the Ewan shockwave "free-jet collision" aerodynamic reactor systems; design, construction, and operations of complex mechanical remedial systems; evaluation of carbon capture technologies; and technological process and due diligence for equipment acquisition. He has previous experience at SAIC (“Science Applications International Corporation”) in evaluating the technical, economic, and market viability of proprietary energy-related technologies for various coal upgrading, carbon capture, biomass to energy, biomass to liquid fuels, and plasma processes (waste destruction and renewable energy production). He conducts process flow evaluation, heat and material balance analysis, and performs economic evaluation of the extrapolated capital and operational costs from small-scale to full-size systems for various industrial applications. Weber earned his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (emphasis on mechanical systems) also at the University of Texas at Austin.
Business Development Director
Brian leads business development and negotiation of licensing the CEFCO Process Intellectual Property (“IP”) to industrial customers in the United States. He is also the CEO of “ShockwaveCO2”, an affiliate of CEFCO, which specializes in converting the recaptured CO2 into Bicarbonate and Carbonate Products for industrial and commercial users. Recently, he has worked with several multinational power generation and chemical companies on studying and applying the CEFCO Process for specific uses. Previously, he was a Top Performing Business Developer at a “Fortune 500” energy company and very entrepreneurial. He has a Bachelor degree from Columbia University in New York and is the son of Robert Tang.