Marshall Mermell, Chief Executive, Advanced Resilient Technology Limited, has assembled a team of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and industrialists from around the world to join in an initiative for improving global quality of life—by restoring environments, sequestering carbon, and generating renewable energy. Applying his Risk-managed Marketing™ business development skills, Mermell has directed his team to create a highly profitable, commercial enterprise based on the transformation of organic waste into multiple valuable resources, including electricity, heat, and Biochar. In 2014, he presented a keynote talk, “Commercialization of Biochar,” in Scotland for the EU COST Action; he helped organize its working group tasked with enabling commercial implementation of intelligent material flow management systems, which convert organic waste into Biochar; and participated in its 2013 meeting in Hungary and 2015 meeting in Germany. Mermell holds an MBA in marketing management and has earned a certificate in Biochar Training for Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Mermell serves on the iCLEAN Partnership board of advisors through the Hudson Center for Innovation (HVCFI). The iCLEAN Partnership (Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy and Technology) was created by The Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, NY, along with the Hudson Valley Center for Innovation (HVCFI), and is funded in part through the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). Mermell sits on the New York State Putnam County Empire Zone Board; and on the board of advisors of the Institute for Sustainable Communications. His strategic marketing firm, MKTworks, Inc. is a community partner of the Hudson River Navigator.