Co-Founders Ron Stites and O. J. Schneider have worked at developing solutions to the technical and commercial problems facing the oil shale industry for many years.
In 2015 they joined forces and utilized a team of six young chemical engineering students to step back and re-examine the state of the industry from the bottom up. The findings were remarkable and pointed to the inability of existing big oil and others to see the fundamentals for success in developing the vast oils shale resources in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Ron and O.J. realized a new, simpler approach was needed and set out to identify the technologies that worked and those that needed improvements. Preliminary patent disclosure has been made for technology which will improve the existing technologies and new business strategies developed.