As Comet’s founder Andrew brings expertise in process development and commercialization of new technologies. He is a recognized expert in the field of biomass conversion, pre-treatment, biorefining and biomass based fuels and chemicals, including cellulosic sugars. Andrew has a successful track record of developing and scaling biomass conversion processes and the production of linerboard pulp from ryegrass straw, including converting cellulose derivatives, ethanol and butanol, into transportation fuels. Andrew has worked on successful platform chemical projects converting both forestry and agricultural residues into chemicals and hemicellulose and lignin co-products. Andrew received his B.E.Sc. degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from The University of Western Ontario , an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario.