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Zintro ID: Thomas-Byrne
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Since forming Byrne & Company Limited, he has worked on many successful projects for his clients, offering a broad array of services. These services include feasibility studies; business plan preparation; organization of equity meetings; structuring and negotiating debt with public and private financing organizations, from raising capital to the completion of the project; and applications for federal and state grant incentives. Tom also has spoken at conferences across the United States as well as in Costa Rica, Poland, China, The Netherlands and Panama on the securing of financing within the biofuels industry and on the future of the biofuels industry.

 Developing versatile financial models to best analyze specific ethanol and biodiesel projects to meet investor or financing evaluation requirements
 Formation and successful strategic planning for ethanol expansions
 Researching physical area attributes to develop investment grade feasibility studies
 Mentoring and leading investors into developing an achievable business plan
 Project managing biofuels projects from concept through operation
 Managing and developing professional staff
 Analyzing and developing complex business tax structures
 Technical presentations for US and foreign audiences
 Attracting private and public investment capital


Thomas Byrne, owner of Byrne & Company Limited, is one of renewable energy’s most experienced project consultants. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. His experience dates back to 1979 when he began his career as an accountant, later becoming a leading project development consultant to the biofuels and renewable energy industry.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN

Certified Public Accountant
State of Minnesota and Iowa

Certified Economic Development Financing Professional
The National Development Council
Emphasis Included: Business Credit Analysis
Real Estate Finance
The Art of Deal Structuring

American Council on Renewable Fuels
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Algal Biomass Organization
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Mr. Byrne has most recently developed a passion for the developing algae to energy industry. His deepest involvement is with XL Renewables, Inc. where he has served as the CFO since early 2007. Mr. Byrne is also committed to develop an algal technology as the President of Algaedyne, Corporation which formed in early 2008. In November 2007, Byrne & Company, Limited co-hosted the inaugural Algae Biomass Summit in San Francisco, California and the subsequent 2008 Summit in Seattle, Washington. Stemming from the 2007 Summit was the formation of the Algal Biomass Organization in 2008. Mr. Byrne was elected to the ABO’s Board of Directors and is currently serving as the Secretary of the Board.

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