Kyle is a biochemical engineer with experience in fermentation technologies, lignocellulosic biorefineries and corn processing. Prior to joining AgBiome, Kyle worked at Archer Daniels Midland Company in their Research division as a process engineer where he developed and scaled up technologies for corn fiber conversion to food, feed, fuel and nutraceuticals; conversion of crop residues to more digestible animal feed; and novel corn dry milling processes. The projects at ADM involved 3 national laboratory collaborators and 7 university collaborators and generated 9 US patents and several journal articles. Kyle left ADM to become the technical director for DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, LLC where he led the technical team at the Vonore, TN 250,000 gallon/year cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant. This work included optimizing the pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification and fermentation unit operations and generating the basic data for the 30 million gallon/year Nevada, IA commercial corn stover cellulosic ethanol plant.
Kyle completed his BS in Chemical Engineer and his MSE and PhD degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University where he worked in the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE).
Camping, hiking and traveling with his family are Kyle’s favorite activities.