Our People

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Alexander G. Fassbender. P.E. CEO

Alex Fassbender is an energy and water innovator with four R&D 100 awards and 16 patents. As Chief Executive Officer of EcoVia Corporation, he is leading the commercialization of the CARMON FBX™ technologies. The CARMON FBX™ is a self-cleaning heat exchanger for use in fouling environments like sewage or pond water.

Mr. Fassbender’s innovations in the field of carbon capture and zero-emission technology earned him appointment to the National Coal Council under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Mr. Fassbender serves as the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) wastewater subject matter experience and the Earth Council Alliance’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

His career includes Lockheed Martin (Senior Manager), ThermoEnergy (CTO), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Senior Project Engineer), and Battelle Corporation (Intellectual Property Manager).

He is a Registered Professional Engineer with an MBA and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington

Li Tao, PMP, President

Li Tao is a Chemical Engineer with experience in international project management ($500k to $20m projects), project evaluation ($500K to $19B projects), and running laboratory research for a start-up energy technology firm. She has an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine.

Adam Siegel, Strategy

Adam Siegel is a principal at Insight Through Analysis. His clients range from pre-revenue start-ups to Fortune 50 firms, non-profits, and government agencies. He has over 30 years of experience in the intersection of energy, national security, and business affairs. In his career, Siegel spent a decade as the senior analyst, naval/energy, in the Northrop Grumman Analysis Center and fifteen years as a project director and research staff member of the Center for Naval Analyses.

David M. Sweet, Industrial Adviser

Mr Sweet is the Executive Director of the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE). He has served as a Director of the United States Energy Association (the US arm of the World Energy Council), Executive Director of the International Liquid-Natural Gas (LNG) Alliance, Vice President of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, an attorney in private practice, and as an expert witness on financial, rate and permitting issues at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Mr. Sweet serves as president of the Natural Gas Roundtable, an adviser to the U.S. Energy Security Council, Secretariat to the Global Gas Council, a member of the Natural Gas Council and the North American Energy Standards Board, a vice chairman of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law and its gas committee, on the board of directors of CADER – Communities for Advanced Distributed Energy Resources, a member of the World Energy Council Committee on Cleaner Fossil Fuel Systems, on the Board of Advisers of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, and on the Board of Directors for the Africa Gas Association.

Mr. Sweet also serves as a U.S. representative to the International Gas Union and headed up the IGU study on regulation of the natural gas industry. He received his law degree with honors from George Washington University, an M.B.A. and B.S. from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Clifford Randall, Industrial Adviser

Prior to his retirement from Virginia Tech, Clifford Randall, PhD, Dist.M. ASCE, taught generations of environmental engineers. As the C. P. Lunsford Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Randall has published over 260 technical and professional articles in journals and proceedings. His professional honors and awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association, a Salute to Excellence from the Governor of Maryland, Conservationist of the Year from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Mathias Medal for outstanding contributions to the Chesapeake Bay water quality restoration efforts.

Dr. Randall received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky, and his Doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin.