About Alden

Alden Group Renewable Energy provides sustainable solutions for edible oil wastes with a focused approach on waste to energy opportunities and a circular economy. Reducing client costs, ensuring business continuity, eliminating waste, and providing a sustainable feedstock to the rapidly growing biofuel industry are Alden’s core objectives. Alden provides customized environmental and economical solutions for commercial food preparation companies, grease trap disposal, and municipal wastewater treatment plants by recovering and processing the fats, oils, and greases (”brown grease”) disposed in wastewater.

 

About FOG-X

Alden has developed the “FOG-X’’ process utilizing trusted industry-tested technology and patented methods to separate grease from the waste-water streams produced by food processors. AGRE is rapidly perfecting techniques to expand their ability to process a myriad of grease and FOG byproducts.  The unique methods employed by AGRE currently allow for the treatment of used cooking oil, soybean soap as well as other food-processing byproduct oils.  

Alden Group Facilities

Alden Group Facilities

Meet The Team

Richard Thayer
President

Richard is experienced in project development and operations management. Prior to joining Jefferson and being appointed to lead the Alden Group portfolio, Richard served in various roles in upstream oil and gas including management of over 60,000 barrels per day of oil production. In this role Richard managed a 120-million-dollar operations budget as well as a team of engineers, technologists, and field staff. Richard holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a veteran of the United States Army.

Billea Rippe Karnes
Strategy and Planning 

Billea Karnes has more than a decade of experience in energy. She built a career in Oil & Gas as a reservoir engineer where she gained expertise in project evaluation, process improvement and financial modeling. Billea also has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestures and technical investor communications. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. She serves on the University of Tulsa Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board as well as the University of Tulsa Alumni Board.

Stephanie Abrego
Administration

Stephanie Abrego manages Alden's administrative segments including Human Resources, Public Relations, Government Affairs, and Information Technology. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and obtained an International Strategic Business Partner certificate from the CEB Leadership Academy. Ms. Abrego’s experience spans 30 years at both private and public companies including facilities across the U.S., Canada, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Amsterdam.

William (Bill) Paul
Operations

Bill Paul has over 25 years of global experience in the industrial wastewater and waste processing arena. Bill has provided design, upgrading, and retrofitting of over 500 industrial wastewater and fluid process systems worldwide. Some of Bill's core competencies are grease trap wastewater facility operations, environmental practices in industrial operations and management of fluid/solids processes. Bill has participated in startup ventures to develop waste/energy/fluid technology for various markets and has directed operational development of an algae to biofuel operation at a major US power plant. Bill holds several utility environmental and process patents and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Tom Baird
Business Development

Tom has over 30 years of experience in industrial and environmental services. Tom has extensive knowledge of sales and business development with a history of managing multimillion dollar business relationships. Tom has served in multiple leadership roles including Director of National Accounts and Regional Sales Manager at various industry leading companies. In all these roles Tom was responsible for the development of business relationships, execution of contracts, and customer retention and satisfaction. Tom is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

Meet The Team

Richard Thayer
President

Richard is experienced in project development and operations management. Prior to joining Jefferson and being appointed to lead the Alden Group portfolio, Richard served in various roles in upstream oil and gas including management of over 60,000 barrels per day of oil production. In this role Richard managed a 120-million-dollar operations budget as well as a team of engineers, technologists, and field staff. Richard holds a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a veteran of the United States Army.

Stephanie Abrego
Administration

Stephanie Abrego manages Alden's administrative segments including Human Resources, Public Relations, Government Affairs, and Information Technology. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and obtained an International Strategic Business Partner certificate from the CEB Leadership Academy. Ms. Abrego’s experience spans 30 years at both private and public companies including facilities across the U.S., Canada, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Amsterdam.

Tom Baird
Business Development

Tom has over 30 years of experience in industrial and environmental services. Tom has extensive knowledge of sales and business development with a history of managing multimillion dollar business relationships. Tom has served in multiple leadership roles including Director of National Accounts and Regional Sales Manager at various industry leading companies. In all these roles Tom was responsible for the development of business relationships, execution of contracts, and customer retention and satisfaction. Tom is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

Billea Rippe Karnes
Strategy and Planning 

Billea Karnes has more than a decade of experience in energy. She built a career in Oil & Gas as a reservoir engineer where she gained expertise in project evaluation, process improvement and financial modeling. Billea also has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestures and technical investor communications. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. She serves on the University of Tulsa Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board as well as the University of Tulsa Alumni Board.

William (Bill) Paul
Operations

Bill Paul has over 25 years of global experience in the industrial wastewater and waste processing arena. Bill has provided design, upgrading, and retrofitting of over 500 industrial wastewater and fluid process systems worldwide. Some of Bill's core competencies are grease trap wastewater facility operations, environmental practices in industrial operations and management of fluid/solids processes. Bill has participated in startup ventures to develop waste/energy/fluid technology for various markets and has directed operational development of an algae to biofuel operation at a major US power plant. Bill holds several utility environmental and process patents and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

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Phone: 832-400-1401

Address: 102 Industrial Drive, Raleigh, MS 39153

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