Plankton Board

Curtis S. Felix, CEO and Founder, Plankton Power
Mr. Felix founded Plankton Power as an integrated renewable oil company to provide competitively priced clean drop-in fuels. The company has developed a unique integrated algae crude oil production business which is on track to produce algae crude at $40/bbl. Previously, as Founder and President of Wellfleet Group, he supplied consulting services to large fuel users to integrate biodiesel into their operations. From 1998-2007, he served as General Manager of Petroleum, at Cambridge Viscosity where he worked with the world’s major oil and oil field service companies in exploration and production. In 1994, he founded and served as Executive Vice President of AVSG, a compressed natural gas company, and developed (at the time) the largest CNG station in the country, at Logan Airport. From 1983 until 1994, Mr. Felix served variously as in house consultant to the World Bank for Energy Efficiency and Cogeneration and consulted to and worked in the electric utility industry. He received degrees in Economics, Political Science and Biology from the University of Vermont.

Robert L. Pratt, CEO and Founder, Energy Climate Solutions (a full service ESCO for colleges)
Mr. Pratt was Director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s (MTC’s) Renewable Energy Trust a $300 million utility funded public/private entity. As CEO and Founder L’Energia Global, a Costa Rica wind and hydro development company, Mr. Pratt sold the company for in excess of $100 million. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a Washington-based non-profit organization whose members include companies and organizations in wind, biomass, hydro, solar, geothermal and other renewable technologies. He continues to serve on the Board of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), the organization which he founded in 1984. The IIEC promotes energy efficiency programs and policies in developing countries, with offices in Brazil, India, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. In addition, Mr. Pratt is on the Board of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), the organization of 17 state funds from around the country which promote renewable energy. He received an MPA degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a JD degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA degree from Wesleyan University.

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