May 12, 2015 Meeting

When: Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:30 to 1:00pm
Where: 3205 Freedom Dr Suite 101 Charlotte NC

11:30     Register and Networking
12:00     Meeting begins covering local chapter events, trainings and related issues
12:10     Jeff Snyder VP of PHG Energy talking about waste materials or renewable biomass being cleanly converted to a fuel gas with combustion properties similar to natural gas
1:00     Adjourn

Lunch fee is $10.  1st time visitors are free. Please be prepared to pay by check or cash or prepay with PayPal.


Speaker: Jeff Snyder, vice president of sales at PHG Energy

Jeff Snyder brings more than 20 years’ experience in water and wastewater management in his role to lead PHG Energy’s sales. His diverse skill set ranges from environmental compliance, regional sales and development efforts, contract negotiations to system repair and maintenance. His work with trade associations and rep groups across the United States enhances PHGE’s offering in the municipal renewable energy and sustainable waste disposal market.

Jeff has worked with a number of waste disposal and utility companies, including Parkson Corporation, Synagro Technologies, American Water Services, AquaSource Utility and Culligan Operating Services. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Some of his career accomplishments to date include:

  • Co-inventor of the MaxWest Fluidized Bed Gasifier;
  • Secured applicability determination from the EPA in 2013 stating that the MaxWest Gasifier is not a sewage sludge incinerator and will not be regulated as such; and
  • Managed installation and commissioning of the MaxWest Gen 2 Gasifier in Sanford, FL in 2012.


PHG Energy, based in Nashville was formed in 2010 to develop, manufacture, and install industrial- grade downdraft gasification systems. The technology employs a non-burning thermo-chemical process in which waste materials or renewable biomass is cleanly converted to a fuel gas with combustion properties similar to natural gas. The fuel can be utilized for thermal applications, such as kilns or boilers, or used to produce electricity. PHG Energy is a private company owned by a Nashville family that has operated a large regional Caterpillar dealership for over 70 years.