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 moving back to the United States, Virginia followed in her father’s footsteps, studying chemistry to better understand the complex problems associated with energy use and pollution. Together with her father, the late Dr. William Klausmeier, they studied the problem, searching for 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 that technology from which MicroX was born, a fuel technology for diesel and 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.