Our Refined Carbon contains significantly more energy in every ton than traditional coal products. This reduces emissions, maximizes efficiency and increases value to customers.
Hendricks Petroleum Conserver is highly pure hydrocarbon derived from coal. It dramatically reduces fuel and refinery costs when blended with fuel or crude oil or when used as a direct substitute for conventional products.
Coal mining on or under fertile land has negative consequences for the land’s productivity and for the local communities living nearby. Our process of extracting energy and minerals from coal discard creates Hendricks Refined Minerals, a high-value, nutrient-dense topsoil, and restores the site to it’s natural state.
This patented technology refines coal discard, creating high value Refined Carbon and Refined Mineral products.
We safely and cost effectively employ reclamation methods best suited to each site. We remove coal discard and restore the site as close as possible to the original landform or reshape it for recreational or commercial use.
The sizing process cost effectively optimizes particle size to enable efficient separation of mineral matter from hydrocarbon.
Carbon and mineral particles are separated into different streams using nano-technology and patented enhanced flotation processes.
Low cost mechanical dewatering creates separate carbon and mineral filter cakes ready for pelletization.
The pelletization module allows us to tailor physical characteristics and product sizing to optimize supply chain and product performance.
Julian founded and has been CEO of Hendricks since 2010. Julian is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a unique combination of experience in Energy, Technology and Finance. He has acquired numerous coal, oil and gas properties and is the founder of Badlands Energy, a leading oil company in the Rocky Mountains and Rift Petroleum, an African E&P Company that was sold to Tower Resources PLC.
In Technology, Julian founded Gateway Communications, a Pan-African telecoms company that was ultimately sold to Vodafone, and started one of the first African pay-television platforms that pioneered affordable satellite television. In Finance, Julian has raised billions of dollars of capital and been an active investor in credit and equity markets through his investment company, McIntyre Partners. Julian started his career in leveraged finance at Deutsche Bank.
Richard has over 30 years experience in finance and private equity with Goldman Sachs and 3i.
During his 27 years at Goldman Sachs Richard held a variety senior positions in both Asia and Europe. Richard was vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division in Asia Pacific Ex-Japan; head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in APEJ; and Chairman of the Industrials Group in APEJ. Prior to moving to Asia in 2008 Richard was co-head of Goldman Sach’s European Financial Sponsors Group and co-head of UK Investment Banking. Richard served on Goldman Sachs’ Asia Pacific Commitments Committee and the Asia Pacific Client and Business Standards Committee. Richard joined Goldman Sachs in 1989 in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in New York. He was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000.
Richard started his career at 3i and earned an MBA from INSEAD
As CEO, R. William West – “Bill” is responsible for the overall domestic U.S. operations of the company and its related subsidiaries.
Prior to Bill’s role at Hendricks, he was a senior partner at Millstone, a company that provides research, advisory services and strategic planning to various industries on non-traditional projects, risk management, distressed assets, resource management, and organizational and marketing strategies. Millstone also provides scheduling, estimating, evaluations, special and interim management, disaster response, dispute resolution, and claims preparation support.
Bill was also Vice President at Battle Ridge Companies’ Heavy-Highway Group responsible for heavy-highway construction, mine construction, site construction and mining reclamation.
Bill attended Eastern Kentucky University and is an equestrian enthusiast.
Mike has 30 years experience in Energy and Finance with Shell and Siemens.
In Shell Mike spent several years in oil trading before becoming the Head of Downstream M&A, the CEO of Shell Capital, and then CEO of the Gas (LPG) business.
For four years he was the CEO of the Shell Coal business; at this time Shell Coal produced 30Mtpa, marketed almost 100Mtpa, successfully developed the Moranbah hard coking coal mine in Queensland and entered China with Shell Coal Gasification Technology.
Mike moved to Siemens to become CEO of the Siemens Financial Services business. He joined Hendricks in 2014.
Paul Snaith has 30 years’ experience in the energy business. Previously, Managing Director, Shell Research Ltd. and Vice President Downstream Marketing, Paul led Research and Development for Shell’s global Retail, Aviation, Marine, Commercial, LPG, Bitumen and lubricant businesses.
Paul held a variety of business roles in Shell, including: Lubricant Product Manager in France; Global Fuels Management roles in the UK; Sales and Marketing Director in Oman; General Manager for Shell’s LPG businesses in the Mediterranean, African and South American Regions. He was also Marketing VP for the global LPG business. Paul was previously President and CEO of Joule Unlimited Inc., an alternative fuels company.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and sat on the RSC’s Council. Paul gained a B.Sc. and PhD at Lancaster University before being appointed as a Research Fellow at Reading University.
Prior to Hendricks, Coy K (“CK”) was Managing Member of CKL Consulting, LLC serving the mining and energy industry. CK has over 34 years’ experience in the mining industry spanning from hourly employee to COO and Senior VP managing 2,400 employees.
He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and West Virginia Mine Foreman. He is Past Chairman of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Central Appalachian Section, Past Chairman of the Kentucky Coal Association and a member of Careers in Coal, King Coal and The Old Timers organizations. CK graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and was awarded the AIME Old Timers Award in 1982.
Paul Groves has over 30 years’ experience in the Energy & Resources markets. As Managing Director of Petrofac, Paul ran a global business focused on the Oil & Gas services market. Prior to Petrofac, Paul played a number of roles within Shell, his last project being as Commercial Director for Shell’s Gas-to-Liquids $20bn venture in Qatar. Previously, Paul spent time running a number of businesses within British Gas/BG Group and also established several new businesses for Alcan Aluminium.
Paul is a physicist/materials professional by background gaining several degrees from Oxford University where he had an academic post. Paul sits on a number of Boards and chairs a national U.K. Charity.
Byron Elton is dedicated to results and has more than three decades of advertising, sales, marketing and business development management experience. He has spent his career building media organizations, disciplined in a system of serving marketer demands to drive revenue. Elton has transformed media sales teams in broadcast television and online into focused, solutions-oriented professionals.
Prior to Hendricks, Byron served as President and CEO of Carbon Sciences Inc., a Santa Barbara company developing technology that transforms carbon dioxide into gasoline and other fuels. His primary responsibilities included public relations, media, investor relations and capital markets.
During his media career, he led the selling efforts for America Online in Canada, the U.S. in all categories, focusing on entertainment. He worked with major national advertisers and their agencies to generate more than $250 million in annual billing. Most recently, he served as SVP of National Sales for Univision Online headquartered in New York and Los Angeles.
We are currently in the construction phase of our Corbin Project, located immediately adjacent to the town of Corbin, Kentucky.
Corbin will produce approximately 12 million tons of refined carbon over 15 years, to metallurgical, power generation and specialty markets.
Gary, West Virginia was the site of the largest coal processing plant in the world, producing premium metallurgical coal for the steel industry.
The site will produce approximately 10 million tons of refined carbon over a twelve year period and will employ 56 people full-time and provide social and economic benefits to the community and state.
Feasibility studies are in progress.
Coal is the world’s most abundant and lowest cost fuel, with nearly 8 billon tons consumed every year. The application of this technology will reignite the energy market by addressing the significant environmental & regulatory headwinds faced by the coal sector. The vast resources of coal discard available worldwide (>10 billion tons in the US alone), represent an extensive, low cost feedstock for the process.
This unique and technology refines coal discard into its pure hydrocarbon and mineral fractions. The process can also take mined coal as feedstock. Key elements of the technology are patent protected by our technology partner, Omnis Mineral Technologies.
The Hendricks Coal Waste Refinery produces Hendricks Refined Carbon (HRC) a higher value, cleaner burning hydrocarbon. This will be sold as a solid pellet into the power & steel-making industries, and as a blending feedstock for liquid fuels. A byproduct of our refinery process is Hendricks Refined Minerals (HRM), a mineral soil additive which materially increases the yields and nutritive content of crops.
Hendricks Refined Carbon (HRC) is a high-energy, low-impurity product. HRC delivers significant efficiency gains to our industrial and utility customers across the value chain, including logistics and other benefits.
We are the lowest cost producer of the highest quality solid hydrocarbon fuel, delivering a superior value proposition than any of our competitors in the traditional mining sector. Additionally, the removal of moisture and inorganic material prior to combustion during our patented process, significantly improves the environmental footprint.
Our first plant Corbin, Kentucky is fully funded and under construction. We anticipate full production in early 2017. Our second plant in Gary, West Virginia is in the pre-construction planning phase. We have acquired additional sites for the construction of refineries and are engaged with multiple industrial customers worldwide.
Hendricks is led by a unique combination of senior executives from the coal, oil, trading, technology and marketing fields. Our team includes senior leadership from Shell, Goldman Sachs, BG, BHP and Anglo American (see Our Team section above).
The development of international expansion plans in Australia, Europe, South Africa, and India are underway. Joint venture discussions are in progress with major international partners, with MOUs expected by early 2017.
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