Algenol hires Schlicht, Denman

By | November 03, 2008
Florida-based Algenol Biofuels Inc. announced the appointment of two new employees Sept. 15. Greg Schlicht has been named senior vice president of business development and general counsel. He will work with Algenol's partners to commercialize the company's process and oversee select corporate legal matters for the company. Previously, he worked for VeraSun Energy Corp. Dax Denman will serve as Algenol's senior program manger. He will oversee the work being completed at Algenol's labs and facilities. Previously, he worked for Amgen Inc., a California-based therapeutics company. Algenol's technology uses algae to produce ethanol. The company's first commercial-scale facility will be located in Mexico and produce 1 billion gallons of ethanol annually. Construction is expected to begin in 2009.