London-based Aduro Energy developed a technology that transforms corn distillers oil and other waste lipids into drop-in diesel and bio-jet fuel. Helping fuel the company’s success is Dr. Anil Jhawar, who was brought on board through OCE’s TalentEdge program. “Thanks to the TalentEdge, we expect Dr. Jhawar to be Aduro Energy’s first employee under payroll in the coming months,” says Ofer Vicus, CEO of Aduro Energy.
Dr. Jhawar, a post-doctoral fellow at Western University, plays a key role in leading the drop-in diesel project, planning and executing lab work that eventually led to a business relationship between Aduro Energy and Greenfield Global, a leading producer of corn-based bulk industrial alcohol, packaged alcohol and fuel ethanol.
Dr. Jhawar’s efforts have resulted in a $1-million project to build Aduro Energy’s first industrial pilot.