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469 Bethlehem Church Rd.
TekGar LLC is a complete waste to energy company. Our processing facilities specialize in converting many types of waste to synthetic diesel.
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Dr. Doug Van Thorre
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Van Thorre is co-founder of TekGar.
Previously, he spent six years working in research and development on the extraction and manipulation of carbohydrates related to a range of renewable resource applications.
This research and subsequent discoveries led him to found Biorefining, Inc.
, a company devoted to the maximum processing and utilization of renewable resources.
At Biorefining, Inc.
, Dr. Van Thorre
was issued two patents and had 14 patent applications pending.
Previously, Dr. Van Thorre served as Vice President of Science and Technology, and later as a consultant to Biopolymer Engineering, Inc. (now Biothera, Inc.).
He has served as a consultant to several medical-injection plastic molding companies, and also served as a consultant to several environmental recovery and reclamation companies.
Dr. Van Thorre
career by building a successful private dental practice that he
operated for 11 years.
was one of the first private dentists in the nation to be named a clinical investigator for the FDA
, regarding the application of dental lasers in private dental practice.
Dr. Douglas Van Thorre
Dr. Douglas Van Thorredvthorre@biorefining.comPresident;Chief Technical Officer;Director
...Dr. Douglas Van Thorre
Ethanol incentives may continue - Governor sees grants as vital
An above-ground “umbilical cord” will transmit leftover corn mash from the ethanol plant to the new building, where it will be processed to remove byproducts like rare sugars, said Doug Van Thorre, Biorefining’s president.
These compounds can be used by the pharmaceutical industry to make drugs, he said.
BIOREFINING, INC. 3RD QUARTER, 2004
Dr. Doug Van Thorre, President and Chief Technical Officer of Biorefining, was recently appointed to the Executive Committee for the American Chemical Society, Division of Carbohydrates for 2004-2005.
Nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals
The dry extraction process was invented by Doug Van Thorre, a former dentist with a physics and chemistry background.
His work as an FDA clinical investigator on dentistry led to other medical research and eventually to carbohydrate fractionation.
Menie met him in the early 1990s when Van Thorre was scientific advisor on a wastewater treatment project.
In the late 1990s, Menie learned of Van Thorre’s carbohydrate work; they decided to seek a patent and start a company.