Walt Dickinson is the founder of Integro Earth Fuels, Inc. which is headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Integro operated a pilot torrefaction plant for 14 months and is in the process of constructing a Demonstration scale facility.
Dickinson, a University of Southern California graduate with a degree in Business-Marketing, started his career in Product Management with Carnation/Nestles in Los Angeles. He is the founder of several successful entrepreneurial ventures in the information technology industry and has worked with companies like ADP, Farmers Insurance, Guthy-Renker Products, Sam's Club and Experian.
Dickinson has done extensive market research in the biomass energy and fuel markets. He has traveled and met with many of the top companies in this emerging field, in the U.S. and Europe, concluding that torrefied biomass would be a significant technology for this growing industry.