Claude Luster2017-03-21T03:45:14+00:00

CLAUDE LUSTER
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Claude Luster has more than 40 years of experience in the renewable energy, bioconversion (waste-to-energy), food processing, and environmental industries.  He has served as founder, manager, or consultant to many companies, including leading entities.

  • Founder, Carbotec Bioconversions
  • Project Director and Business Developer, Full Circle Renewables
  • Resident Entrepreneur, Impact Capital Partners
  • Technical Leader, Hunt-Wesson Foods
  • Assistant Director of Technical Services and Operations, Tri Valley Growers Cooperative
  • President, HBS Bioenergy
  • JV Partner, Dow Chemical
  • Sourcing, identifying, and evaluating investment opportunities
  • Design and engineering of bioconversion projects (anaerobic digestion, ethanol)
  • Commercialization of novel feedstock and conversion processes
  • Project development, management, and financial modeling
  • Companies included Amalgamated Foods, Bechtel, Campbell Soup, Chesebrough-Ponds, Dow Chemical, Frito-Lay, Proctor & Gamble, URS Corporation
  • Masters degree in food biochemistry and microbiology, University of California at Berkeley
  • Bachelors degree in biological sciences, California State University at Hayward
  • Undergraduate studies, Florida A&M University
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