John Kaweske is the President of Bio Clean Energy, S.A., a biodiesel fuel company in Brazil with diversified assets in the clean energy sector. He has decades of experience in the biotechnology sector, making him an expert in his industry. Before creating Bio Clean Energy, John worked for over 20 years as a Managing Director within the investment banking department for a variety of firms, including Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. and Grace Investments. In these roles, he was in charge of reviewing startup companies within the biotech sector for potential investments; formulating business plans for startup companies, and funding startup, early stage, and growth companies. In his role with Bio Clean Energy, S.A., John Kaweske is in charge of all of the decision making across all corporate procedures. In May 2018, Bio Clean Energy, S.A., won a $36 million biodiesel supply contract from Bolivian Government oil companies. In his spare time, John Kaweske enjoys meditating.
President & CEO, Bio Clean Energy, S.A.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Learn more about John Kaweske and his professional background.
Bachelor Of Arts, Psychology, 1987 - 1991
Engineering & Plant Services
John Kaweske works with with some of the most experienced personnel in the field today, capable of improving the use of your current technologies or providing assistance in updating your technologies and practices. Because of John's strong knowledge and background in biodiesel production technologies and patients, he can help you gain the advantage that is vital in today's increasingly competitive market.
John Kaweske has evaluated biodiesel facilities for more than a decade. His unique knowledge of the feedstock coupled with the technical and marketing aspects of the business enables him to develop a financial model that is both accurate and insightful to proposed plants. Existing plants can gain valuable benchmarking information, giving them much more competitive in today's market. John Kaweske’s models have received funding by well-known lending institutions and rating agencies for integrated and stand-alone facilities.
Successful biodiesel marketing is site-specific. The renewable fuel industry competes in a complex, well-established fuel industry. Market studies exam what the opportunities and challenges that exist in today's world, including price, quality and regulatory issues. Understanding the industry and market participants can make or break a companies chances at success. John Kaweske helps producers get the most out of their product and co-product values and links producers with key strategic partners for long-term success.
Process Safety Management Program
As the industry matures, it’s increasingly important to take all the necessary steps to ensure personnel safety. Even incredibly intelligent individuals make simple errors caused by process safety ignorance. Please take the time to evaluate your Process Safety Management program or inquire as to how John Kaweske & Associates can help in this incredibly important part of the business. Our fully developed PSM program is created internally and customized to your plant.
John Kaweske conducts comprehensive feasibility studies based upon USDA feasibility study guidelines. There are five different categories to evaluate for an acceptable feasibility study. These include, but are not limited to:
· Economic feasibility
· Market feasibility
· Technical feasibility
· Financial feasibility
· Management feasibility
Feasibility studies for new plants are the most important step you will ever take, not only because they help you make “Go, No-Go” decisions, but comprehensive studies also provide tremendous business insight to prospective plant operators.
Feedstock Procurement and Analysis
John Kaweske & Associates will optimize your processes for feedstock procurement and logistics management. From early planning to execution and follow up, we will identify the lowest cost feedstock, develop a feedstock procurement plan, and execute it utilizing the knowledge of procurement experts.