New Energy Blue is the sum of many parts—with synergies we believe make us stronger than the sum of our strengths.
We were founded by partners who bring not only deep financial knowledge but also significant green-energy experience. Our specific expertise includes corporate management, process engineering, cellulosic science, chemistry, renewable fuels marketing, agriculture, and business and project development.
We continue to work with a large consortium of industry partners who can apply proven technology in innovative ways, inventing and engineering the sustainable low-carbon solutions real businesses seek today.
Together, we’re taking the dream of converting of agricultural residues and grasses into renewable energies and making it a reality.
Thomas Corle, Founding Partner, CEO, had founded Leifmark in 2012 and New Energy Blue in 2017. Since 2008, Tom has worked with Inbicon technology, building its brand and assembling a business team to build-out projects internationally. He was a founder of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, the industry’s lobbying group, and has worked to promote, develop, and finance ethanol projects and businesses since the mid-1990s. For 11 years, he shaped the strategy that turned Delta-T, a technology that built out the first-generation ethanol industry, into a highly valuable brand. During this time Delta-T scaled-up the first two 110 million gallon grain to ethanol plants built. At the sale of the company R. L. Bibb Swain, the company founder, cited Tom’s “considerable contributions” to Delta-T’s success as it grew from $5 million in annual revenues to $500 million.
Stephan Rogers, Founding Partner, President has 35 years of experience in large-scale project management and finance. He has been COO and CEO of Qteros between 2007 and 2014, engaged in raising over $55M in venture-backed financing. He has also been President and CEO of Rogers Management for 20 years, providing project development financing and prior to that, he was a senior manager for multiple successful startup companies, raising a total of $80M in development capital. In 1997 Roger’s Management Inc., a firm specializing in business management and development and construction oversight. Steve was Owner’s Representative on over 150 million dollars of construction that included rehabilitation of over 800 units of state and federally funded affordable housing. He holds a Master’s in International Management.
Christian Morgen, Partner, COO had joined the company from Ørsted, where he had been Inbicon’s General Manager, International Sales and Marketing. During the past decade, Christian has been instrumental in advancing Inbicon technology from the early idea phase to the commercial stage, developing and driving its international business strategy, building Inbicon into a well-respected international brand, and securing the first agreements to license Inbicon technology. With his diverse background in process, engineering, marketing and project management, Christian bridges technical, cultural, and language barriers between North America and European partners and suppliers.
Jesper Bang Andersen, Partner, Business Development, is a 17-year veteran of DONG Energy (Ørsted) with diverse interdisciplinary training and experience, including science and logistics, banking, economics, energy, insurance management, business strategy, and project management. Jesper has helped build a world-class team of suppliers. His interpersonal skills in contract negotiations, combined with his highly technical contract knowledge and expertise, translate into partner and client satisfaction and the acceleration of agreements that allow projects to move forward. Jesper is also an adjunct lecturer on the Legal Faculty at South Denmark University, teaching Mediation and Conflict Resolution, together with Negotiation, to students becoming lawyers.
James Foster, VP Project Development, has worked as a business developer at TIC the major EPC on Delta-T ethanol plant projects. He also worked on major power projects throughout his career consisting of small turbines to billion dollar thermal projects. He was Director of Thermal at White Construction Inc. (IEA) Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives. And most recently Director of Business at AMEC Foster Wheeler developing and providing EPC services in large energy related projects.
Thomas Horton, VP Corporate Development, is a seasoned manager and an energetic entrepreneur with a successful track record of building clean technology and renewable energy businesses. His experience includes business development, due diligence, marketing, strategy, venture capital, strategic partnerships, acquisitions, mergers, debt, and project finance.
Judith Giordan, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, has over a 30 years of experience in the chemicals and consumer products industries. Judith has a strong record of success with market aligned, biobased and natural intensive products and processes. She brings Fortune 500 business leadership experience, having served in executive management positions as CTO and VP R&D at Pepsi Cola, International Flavors and Fragrances, Henkel Corporation. Her leadership has produced new products generating estimated annual revenues of over $30 billion.
Bob Scaglione, Project Engineer, is the founder of Advanced Process Solutions, Inc. Prior to starting APS, he was the Regional Engineering Manager for a Mid-Atlantic engineering consulting firm. Bob has over 24 years working in the fields of industrial engineering and construction management. His expertise includes project development and mechanical design., is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Process Solutions, Inc., Richmond, VA. Prior to starting APS, he was the Regional Engineering Manager for a Mid-Atlantic engineering consulting firm. Bob has over 24 years working in the fields of industrial engineering and construction management. His expertise includes project development and mechanical design. Bob also serves as an advisor to NEB Board of Directors and R&D.