Growing up in Bangkok, a heavily polluted third world city, CEO Virginia Klausmeier and her family experienced first-hand the dire consequences of our world’s dirty energy habits. Upon returning to the United States, Virginia followed in her father’s footsteps, studying chemistry to better understand the complex problems associated with energy-use & pollution. Together with her father, the late Dr. William Klausmeier, Virginia studied the problem in search of a disruptive technology that could make a significant impact. They realized that any new technology would have to meet very challenging criteria: primarily, being immediately-implementable and economically-viable on a global scale. The last 15 years of Dr. Klausmeier’s life were spent developing MicroX, a fuel technology for diesel & biodiesel fuel, made from inexpensive, non-toxic, renewable components. Virginia has built Sylvatex to commercialize this technology, enabling a cleaner and healthier future anywhere that diesel fuel is used.