MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Liquid Light today announced that Dave Law has been appointed as executive vice president of operations. Law brings a proven track record of driving new technologies to commercial scale. Law is joining Liquid Light as it scales up its process technology to make major chemicals from carbon dioxide.
Law will lead the technology transfer process from lab to demo and then to commercial scale. This includes ensuring that Liquid Light's partners and licensees are successful in building and operating production plants based on the company's technologies.
Prior to Liquid Light, Law enjoyed a successful thirty-three year career at Bayer. He held a range of senior leadership positions where he was responsible for plant operations, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ), operational excellence, and industry affairs.
His most recent role at Bayer was vice president, production and technology for Basic Chemicals at their Baytown Texas facility. In this position, he was responsible for managing the site-wide environmental control, utilities and infrastructure for Bayer's largest facility in the Americas as well as the electrochemical operations for a chlor-alkali plant (300,000 metric tons/year of chlorine) and a hydrochloric acid plant (130,000 metric tons/year of chlorine).
While at Bayer, Law was also an integral member of the commercial scale-up of new isocyanate manufacturing processes. This success in scaling new technologies for organic chemicals is directly relevant to his role at Liquid Light.
"Dave's success with electrochemical processes and making big plants work make him a perfect fit," said Kyle Teamey, CEO of Liquid Light. "Integrating senior process engineering and deployment discipline with our technology will more quickly move our processes into the mainstream chemical industry."
About Liquid Light
Liquid Light develops and licenses process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide (CO2). Customers profit from a lower cost of production, while harnessing their current waste stream; reduce their dependence on cyclically-priced petroleum feedstocks; and can reduce their carbon footprint.
Liquid Light's first process is for the production of ethylene glycol (MEG), with a $27 billion annual market. Results consistent with cost-advantaged production have been validated at lab scale for key parts of our process; and the process scales in a predictable manner, akin to world-scale chlor-alkali plants.
Liquid Light's core technology is centered on low-energy catalytic electrochemistry to convert CO2 to multi-carbon chemicals. It is backed by more than 100 patents and applications, and extends to multiple chemicals with large existing markets, including ethylene glycol, propylene, isopropanol, methyl-methacrylate and acetic acid.
Liquid Light's investors include VantagePoint Capital Partners, BP Ventures, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, and Osage University Partners.