Advanced Thermal Conversion of MSW, Biomass and Low Value Feedstocks to Electricity and Fuels
Gen2, LLC is a company which develops, builds, owns and operates Waste to Energy projects. It focuses on true end of life solutions for problematic forms of waste including plastics, tires, MSW, organic materials, oily sludge and waste coal. Gen2 is currently developing a plant in CA to convert essentially all plastics except PVC into ASTM D975 No. 2 ULSD. Ms. Johnson has responsibilities over Gen2/Gen2WTE’s three divisions; plastics to diesel (PTD), waste tires to oil (WTO) and Municipal Solid Waste to electricity or fuels (MSW).
Kim Johnson has over 35 years of senior executive experience in the energy industry. She has led numerous projects and successfully structured public private partnerships and complex energy investments. Ms. Johnson, as the head of an energy advisory company, supported a number of biofuel, biomass, and pyrolysis companies and worked with utilities to successfully test burn new alternative fuels. She has served as Vice President Shell Energy North America (formerly Coral Energy L.P.) and was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Tyr Energy which now manages over $3.5 billion of energy assets. As Executive Vice President of a major U.S. utility, Great Plains Resources (formerly Aquila), she was instrumental in the development, commercial restructuring, and sale of combined cycle power plants and natural gas storage projects. While serving as Executive Vice President Riverbank Power Corp., she was a Director of its joint venture with EDF Renewable Energy and the Project Manager of the JV’s lead pumped storage project until the project was sold to EDF. Ms. Johnson also served as Vice President of Valero (formerly Diamond Shamrock).
She is and has been a member of numerous industry organizations and advisory boards. She is the Vice Chair – Programs for the Energy, Infrastructure, Siting and Reliability Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Kim Johnson holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Gen2 will present its advanced thermal conversion technology using a representative project. The front end of the technology separates the biomass component of MSW and achieves 98% recycling and net zero waste. The backend produces syngas from biomass and other feedstocks, cleans the syngas and converts it to electricity or fuels.