River Basin Energy, Inc.


eMail : info@riverbasinenergy.com
Telephone : +1 202 255 8188
Address : 9249 S. Broadway, Unit 200 , Highlands Ranch , Colorado , United States , CO 80129

River Basin Energy, was founded in 2008 to develop advanced fuels for coal power stations. The company is commercializing biomass fuels to replace coal with bio-coal in thermal power stations as well as supplying high quality coal fuels upgraded from low-rank coal reserves.

Our Laramie semi-commercial scale plant, and technical centre is sited within Western Research Institute (WRI), Laramie, Wyoming, USA, a recognised leader in coal and energy technology and strategic partner of River Basin Energy. Our semi-commercial scale plant is capable of production of up to 6,000kg/hr. In addition to this WRI and River Basin Energy has a wide range of analysis, engineering and applications testing capabilities.

The Laramie facility has been used extensively to produce demonstration quantities of both bio-coal and upgraded coal, as well as providing the necessary data to optimise both product quality and the design of our full scale production capability.

Executive Team


Dr Andy Piers, CEO
Andy is senior executive from the chemical and forest products industries with more than 20 years experience. He is a former member of the executive board of Swiss public company Clariant. Andy has extensive experience in managing businesses in bio-renewable materials, renewable energy, and cleantech, as well as experience within private equity.

Heimen Perdijk, COO
Heimen is a senior executive with deep experience in integrated supply chains, operational and engineering management. Heimen has nearly 20 years of experience in the process and automotive industry.

Maarten van Rossum, CFO
Maarten is a an experienced Chartered Accountant, coming from a career within major financial and consultancy firms as well as major industrial companies.

Dianne Wyss, VP North America
Dianne has been involved in the development of several coal enhancement technologies. She is a member of management committee of the North American Coal Water Fuel Partnership.

Laramie semi-commercial scale plant, and technical centre is sited within Western Research Institute (WRI

Laramie semi-commercial scale plant, and technical centre is sited within Western Research Institute (WRI). Torrefaction based on a fluidized bed reactor with a capacity of 6 t/h.