Meet the Green Energy Biofuel team and learn about our combined commitment to improving the environment and our state by recycling biofuels.
Image above (from left to right: Joe, Erwin, Matt B., Jason (TN), Jesús, Matt R, Ben, Adrian, David, Abby)
Joe Renwick, founder and process engineer – A 2001 graduate of The Citadel, Joe has spent most of his professional life running his own businesses. While working in the biotech equipment sales industry, he developed a passion for biodiesel and knowledge of pumps, tanks, and valves. Joe has devoted the past 8 years to researching, engineering and building a high-efficiency biodiesel production facility. He has worked with NASA engineers to develop the first Boilerless Technology(TM) heating system in the industry, as well as an increased efficiency methanol recovery system for the plant. Joe has been accredited as both the S.C. Steps to STEM Mentor and Apprenticeship Carolina Mentor, which was the first green apprenticeship program in the state. Joe has presented at numerous industry forums discussing the company and the technology he and his staff have developed.
Dr. Beth Renwick, CEO – Beth, BioJoe’s wife, is majority owner of Green Energy Biofuel. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and currently practices at Lexington Medical Center Emergency Room. In addition to being an ER doctor, Beth also cracks the whip and keeps all of the “Green Energy Biofuelers” in line. She handles the taxes, books, and strategic planning at the plant.
Abby Morales, office manager – Abby interned with Green Energy Biofuel for two years while finishing her bachelor’s of science in chemistry at the University of South Carolina. She has recently realigned her passion for recycling and biofuels by officially joining the Green Energy Biofuel team, acting as the central hub for the company.
Erwin Renwick, “Mr. Fix It” – Joe’s Father and a jack of all trades, Erwin keeps everything in working order. Erwin assists in plant process design and refinement. His many years of practical experience give him a unique skill set that has proven invaluable. He was a motor sergeant in the U.S. Army, an architect, a business owner, a mechanic, and his experience in marketing, construction and he is now Green Energy Biofuel’s handyman where he puts all that knowledge to use.
Daryl Watts, regional collections and grease trap service specialist – Daryl has years of CDL driving experience and hauling knowledge. He covers Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and S.C., hauling waste from other biodiesel plants for further processing at Green Energy Biofuel. Daryl hauls more than 100,000 gallons per month helping reduce waste disposal costs at 12 other plants in the Southeast that process waste oil into biodiesel feedstock.
Matt Rosen, TN Plant Operator – A Clemson graduate, Matt is manufacturing biodiesel and keeping the plant at optimal production capacity. He handles the unprocessed WVO collected from around the state through the entire production process, performs lab testing, fuel reactions and produces ASTM certified fuel.
Matt Byler, Sales and Customer Service Manager – Matt is on the roads and shaking hands with new and established restaurant owners. He helps them achieve their goals of sustainable contributions to the community by setting them up with clean and efficient ways to recycling their waste cooking oil.
Penny Renwick, Collection Manager – Penny, also part of the Renwick clan, keeps track of all our clients and accounts. She maintains our systems to set optimal routes for collections and recycling centers.
Ben Vinson, Fuel Delivery and Collection Driver – Ben delivers different blends of biodiesel to our customers around the state. He also assist with cooking oil collections and processed oil deliveries.