David G. Newport

Dave has been responsible for the design and construction of all of TRI’s commercial and pilot facilities. He has over 30 years experience in technology development, heavy industrial engineering design, construction, startup and operations.

He holds 41 US patents with 4 patent applications in process and 51 International patents with 11 patent applications in process. Prior to joining TRI, he served as Senior Corporate Engineer for Sappi Fine Papers North America and, before that, the Projects Director for Sappi (Pty) Limited, a major South African paper company. He has also worked at several engineering firms, including Uhde (Pty) Ltd, John Brown and Kemplant, starting his career with the Unilever Group. His experience includes a number of projects in GTL and petrochemical technologies. Dave completed his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of WitWatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa..