Great Lakes Biofuels, LLC: Dr. Mark Daugherty Joins Great Lakes BioFuels as Chief Technology Officer

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Madison – is pleased to announce that Mark A. Daugherty, PhD, has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Daugherty is a partner in the Madison based biofuels research, management and distribution company. His responsibilities include; planning and carrying out internal technology development including oilseed crushing and biodiesel production systems, as well as evaluating external biofuels technology.

“We are very pleased to have a partner with Mark’s research track record and technology start-up experience,” said company CEO, H. Tony Hartmann. “He is a perfect fit for Great Lakes BioFuels’ strategic team as we pursue opportunities in green fuel technology.”

Dr. Daugherty is a long time proponent of alternative energy and has spent his career in the alternative energy industry. For the past several years he has been a consultant to the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program & MSB Energy Associates in Middleton, as well as Enable IPC, a Valencia, CA battery technology company. He is on the board of directors for Community Car and is a partner in a sustainable community living project (Co- Housing) on Madison’s west side.

Earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison in 1991, and a JD from UC-Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1984; Dr. Daugherty has worked in the energy sector since earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison in 1978. Beginning in UW-Madison’s Solar Energy Laboratory in 1979, he returned to UW from 1988-1991, working in the Applied Superconductivity Center before taking a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1993-1997. Since then Dr. Daugherty has worked in fuel cell technology with DCH Technology/ Enable Fuel Cell in Middleton, and in biofuels from 2002, as CEO of Virent Energy Systems, Madison.

Dr. Daugherty was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1985 and the Washington State Bar Association in 1986.