Joule today announced the appointment of David Anton as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
In this newly-created role, Dr. Anton will lead the transition of Joule’s CO2-to-fuels technology into a commercial reality. He brings nearly 30 years of relevant experience to the company, including prior technology and business leadership roles at DuPont and Codexis.
“Joule has gained a tremendous asset with the addition of David, who brings a wealth of expertise in taking new technology to market,” said Paul Snaith, President and CEO of Joule. “We are at an important stage in the company’s growth as we increasingly head for commercial scale. David has the ideal track record to help move us forward.”
“Having spent many years in the renewable fuel sector, I recognize the truly breakthrough nature of Joule’s process and its potential to operate successfully at large global scale,” said Dr. Anton. “I am excited about the opportunity to help Joule advance its CO2-to-fuels platform that can sustainably meet growing energy demands.”
Prior to joining Joule, Dr. Anton spent five years at Codexis in multiple leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Bioindustrials, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Process Development & Manufacturing. During his tenure, he oversaw development and commercial application of the company’s bioindustrial platform and led the global R&D and manufacturing organization. He previously spent 25 years at DuPont in multiple senior management positions across bioprocessing and biocatalysis, including the role of global business lead for development of DuPont’s advanced biofuel.
Dr. Anton holds a BS in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota.
Joule has pioneered a CO2-to-fuel production platform, effectively reversing combustion through the use of solar energy. The company’s platform applies engineered catalysts to continuously convert waste CO2 directly into renewable fuels such as ethanol or hydrocarbons for diesel, jet fuel and gasoline. Free of feedstock constraints and complex processing, Joule’s process can achieve unrivaled scalability, volumes and costs without the use of any agricultural land, fresh water or crops. Joule is privately held and has raised over $160 million in funding to date, led by Flagship Ventures. The company operates from Bedford, Massachusetts and The Hague, The Netherlands, with production operations in Hobbs, New Mexico. Additional information is available at www.jouleunlimited.com.