Tyler Huggins, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Tyler Huggins is an engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. Huggins is passionate about the application of technologies to facilitate sustainable human development. He firmly believes that clean technologies can be both economically and environmentally advantageous.

A true techno-optimist Tyler envisions a future of abundance and prosperity that is lead by innovation. He believes that society will continue to adopt sustainable development practices, not only for the environmental benefits, but for the economic gains that accompanies it. However, as a pragmatist Tyler realizes the shift to a circular economy will have its challenges and take time. To aid in this transition Tyler has dedicated his career to developing innovative solutions to both environmental and economic challenges. 


Justin Whiteley, PhD

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Justin Whiteley is an electrochemist and materials scientist whose specialty lies in the field of electrochemical devices, namely lithium-ion batteries and super capacitors. He is currently the chief technology officer and co-founder at Emergy, LLC, which focuses on advanced carbon material synthesis through biofabrication. He is passionate about societal improvement through energy storage and waste utilization. Prior to graduate school, Justin served as a project manager at the STARS Alliance, which relicenses nuclear reactors in the western United States. He has also spent time as a materials engineer in the nuclear industry as well as in construction management and architecture.



Willem F. Bakker

Chief Financial Officer

A seasoned executive, leader, entrepreneur, technologist and strategist. I’m an expert in public/private partnerships, start-ups, business turnarounds and growing enterprises.
After a successful career as an engineer and business leader, I had a second career in academia and not-for-profits that produced accolades from business-, institutional leaders, Governor and a US President.
I have worn many hats in my career, factory worker, technician, designer, researcher, inventor, marketer, executive and strategist. As a result, I have a unique set of talents to lead multi-disciplinary teams and tackle complex challenges for businesses and institutions.