Colin Kelly


Presentation Title

Waste Conversion Technologies: Applications, Challenges, and Economic Drivers

Colin Kelly, Vice President of Business Development, Brightmark Energy


Brightmark Energy (, develops projects that use anaerobic digestion, pyrolosis, gasification, gas upgrading technologies, and power technologies.  We've developed a framework for evaluating these technologies and determining when/how to deploy them.  This presentation will convey the framework and explain the factors that need to be present to make these projects work.  


Colin Kelly is a Vice President of Business Development at Brightmark Energy.  He develops projects that convert municipal solid waste, animal manure, plastics, and other recyclables to useful bi-products, such as biogas, syngas, and fertilizer.  Prior to joining Brightmark in 2016, Colin worked for Exelon Corporation where he focused on developing combined cycle gas power plants.  Colin is also a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in South Korea and Iraq from 2002 to 2006 and reaching the rank of Captain.