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Partner With Us in Saving the Planet

The projects of EmberClear are often developed through joint ventures and multi-owner entities. We believe joint ventures are a well-established vehicle for blending our development expertise and local knowledge with the capital resources of our partners.

Our partners include public and private funds, strategic energy companies, and high-net-worth individuals. We are currently developing three energy projects with our partners that equal to over $3 billion in capitalization.

Current Situation

Power shortages remain a critical issue in the U.S., and addressing them requires a combination of policy, technology, and infrastructural changes. Power outages can lead to significant economic losses as well as health and safety risks. Peaker power plants play a critical role in the stability and efficiency of the electricity supply system in the United States. These plants are designed to operate only when there is a high demand for electricity that cannot be met by base-load power plants alone.

EmberClear is investing in resilient peaker plants designed to endure extreme weather conditions and prevent outages caused by severe winter storms such as Ur. As Critical Energy Infrastructure is being built today to reliably and affordably produce electricity our Projects will be gradually converting to Carbon-Free Renewable Storage resources over time as greater renewable market support needs materialize in the US.

This trend is expected to continue and that means massive amounts of capital will be deployed in the power sector during the next 15 to 20 years. The time is right to tap into natural gas’s potential to play a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. We will continue to seek partnerships with entities that promote responsible business practices. This will benefit the local communities we operate in and foster sustainable economic development.


We are a privately held company that has been in operation since 2003. Our management team has over 100 years of combined experience in engineering, development, construction, operations, M&A, and finance.

David G. Anderson | Chairman of EmberClear

For more than 25 years, Mr. Anderson has been building various private and public companies. He helped raise tens of millions through public offerings, which he invested in emerging businesses.

Some of Mr. Anderson’s early venture companies enjoyed valuations of well above $200 million. He cofounded Bison Resources Ltd., a public junior oil company, and served its board until it was sold to Mission Oil & Gas Inc. Centricity, another venture he founded with a $25,000 seed capital, touched $1 billion in market cap.

In 2003, Mr. Anderson acquired Immersive Media Corporation and launched it as a public company at the Toronto Venture Exchange. Seven years later, Mr. Anderson successfully led the acquisition of Future Fuels, a US-based energy development company. This led to him forming EmberClear.

Under Mr. Anderson’s leadership, EmberClear raised and invested tens of millions in energy assets in North America through joint ventures. In 2012, Immersive Media became a separate company, and it was ultimately sold in 2015 for $100 million.

In 2016, Mr. Anderson led a group of private investors to reorganize EmberClear as a private company. He helped streamline our operations and develop the organization’s coal assets.

Raj Suri | President and CEO of EmberClear

Mr. Suri’s experience includes public offerings, project finance, deal structuring, and strategic planning. His career in the energy industry started in 1995 with the Mobil Corporation. Over the next 10 years, Mr. Suri led several challenging projects working for premier North American energy companies.

At Encana, Mr. Suri led due diligence teams to acquire natural gas assets in the Gulf Coast. At Harvest Natural Resources, he helped negotiate with the Venezuelan government to acquire oil concessions. He also supported the development of wind energy, gasification, and an LNG terminal at DKRW Energy.

Mr. Suri founded Future Fuels in 2006 to build a technology and licensing business with China’s largest power company, the China Huaneng Group. He acquired and developed coal assets in the Appalachian region and in Eastern Europe.

Following Future Fuels’ merger, Mr. Suri became the president of EmberClear in 2010. In response to a severe global commodity meltdown, Mr. Suri successfully helped EmberClear reorganize as a private company in 2016. We then moved our offices to Houston, TX. EmberClear is managing energy development assets of over $3 billion under its new ownership.

Mr. Suri is a certified public accountant, and he earned his Master’s degree in Taxation from the American University in 1998. He also secured an MBA at Duke University as a Fuqua Scholar in 2004.

James Palumbo | Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Palumbo brings over 30 years of technical know-how, strategic planning and proven leadership experience to the organization. As an investor, Mr. Palumbo has successfully developed early stage ventures in both the public and private sectors. He has secured and defended regulatory approvals on energy projects throughout the country and abroad.

He has overseen designs and permitting of numerous coal, gas and alternative energy power plants in the Northeast and Gulf Coast regions. In 1986, Mr. Palumbo co-founded Quad 3 Engineering Group, a premier architectural & engineering company in the Northeast. James remained President of Quad 3 Group until he joined EmberClear in 2008.

As part of an innovation group at General Electric, he helped improve GE’s turbine and alternative fuels technologies. As Chief Engineer of Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company, he was responsible for the infrastructure and delivery of utility services to 120,000 customers. James also developed alternative fuels concepts for the Institute of Gas Technology and published several papers. James is one of the early architects of efficient Anthracite combustion technologies.

Mr. Palumbo is registered as a professional engineer in five states. He attended the University of Scranton and earned his B.S. in Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

Frank Wilson | Vice President Construction

Mr. Wilson is a power generation professional with diverse skill sets and an effective leadership style that promotes teamwork, sense of urgency, bias for action, and strong commitment to excellence.

Mr. Wilson is effective at improving underperforming and well-performing assets through setting and maintaining high standards and effective turn-around leadership.

He has over thirty-nine years of experience in operations, maintenance, construction and leadership working with utility and private equity clients.

Mr. Wilson earned a degree in A.S. Nuclear Engineering from Thames Valley State Technical College and holds an IAM Certificate in Asset Management.

John H. Kinnamon | Vice President, Project Development

Mr. Kinnamon has more than 30 years of experience in energy infrastructure development and project finance. Prior to his association with EmberClear, he served as a lead developer for Cronus Chemicals in Tuscola, IL. It was a world-scale, $1.6 billion fertilizer infrastructure development project.

Before that, he served as the Sr. Vice President of Business Development of US TransCarbon LLC and as a member of Faustina Hydrogen Products LLC (FHP). It’s a greenfield development project for pet-coke-to-ammonia gasification sponsored by Goldman Sachs and DE Shaw in Donaldsonville, LO.

Mr. Kinnamon was a founding member of USD Syngas LLC, a company specializing in the development of energy infrastructure projects. They utilize stranded refinery fuels to produce specialized chemical products while capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery.

He served as an investment banker for the Bank of Oklahoma Securities Corp. specializing in energy and project finance and asset-backed securitization.

Before this, he served the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce as the Manager of Industrial Marketing. Together with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, he served as the Marketing Manager for Central Illinois. Mr. Kinnamon received an MPA from the University of Illinois and a B.A. from Knox College.

Rajiv Suri | Managing Director, EmberSum Management Inc

Rajiv has several years of experience in managing hospitality assets and large construction projects. He has been managing several real estate properties including a Company owned Marriott asset located in Beaumont, Texas for the past five years.

Prior to this role, Rajiv was an asset manager of three hospitality properties in Texas and Louisiana for six years. He orchestrated a turnaround of a Wyndham property located in Virginia Beach.

Before that, Rajiv managed large civil construction jobs in Florida as a partner of a local construction company.

Rajiv has a strong background in turnarounds and operations management.

He earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from New Delhi University and MBA from Strayer University, Virginia.

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