07 Feb K&A Places New CEO at Clean Coal Solutions
Feb 7, 2014 – Clean Coal Solutions, LLC (“CCS”), a leading provider of Refined Coal technologies, announced the appointment of George A. McClellan as Chief Executive Officer of CCS and Ron Eller as President of CCS and Chairman of the Board of Clean Coal Solutions Services, its sister services company. CCS is a joint venture between ADA-ES, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADES), an affiliate of NexGen Resources Corporation, and an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. McClellan brings more than 35 years of experience in the coal and energy industries and Mr. Eller, who has been working with CCS on a consulting basis since mid-2013, has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and clean technology industries.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. McClellan stated, “I am excited to join CCS and lead the next phase of the company’s growth. CCS’s team of experts possess a deep technical knowledge of the emission challenges our customers face such as EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS). By offering our proprietary non-bromine mercury control Refined Coal solutions for all types of boilers, we can help our customers burning bituminous, subbituminous, lignite coals and blends successfully meet the MATS requirements for the lowest cost.”
Mr. Eller stated, “We look forward to placing our remaining Refined Coal facilities into full-time operation and continuing to provide our customers with the emissions and financial benefits of our Refined Coal technologies. We are currently treating coal for more than 20 boilers that produce more than 8,000MW of electricity, four of which have been in continuous operations for more than 3.5 years. Over the coming months, as we begin full-time operations of our remaining Refined Coal facilities, CCS expects to be providing Refined Coal that produces more than 20,000MW of electricity.”
Mr. McClellan has held a range of roles in the production, distribution, marketing, trading and origination of coal and related energy commodities. He is the owner of Back Bay Coal Management, an origination and advisory company focused on investments in coal production and transportation in the United States. Previously he was with the coal origination and trading groups at Cargill, Inc., and Duke Energy, and was the Managing Director of Enron Global Markets. At Enron, he was responsible for the formation and management of Enron’s global coal, vessel and emissions trading, origination and marketing group. Enron was the largest trader and market maker of domestic and international coal, and emissions credits. He has also held trading and management roles at Glencore International, Vitol Gas & Electric and Massey Coal.
Mr. Eller has held various senior management positions in the technology industry. Most recently he was President and CEO of Ascent Solar Technologies, a flexible thin-film photovoltaic manufacturer. Previously he ran various businesses within the enterprise technology group of Hewlett Packard, and prior to that held various senior management roles within the enterprise business and head office of Compaq Computer Corporation. Before that, Eller worked across various industries including energy and technology as a regional practice director with Price Waterhouse Consulting.