About AG-Grid Energy
Ag-Grid Energy has a vision to convert agricultural and organic waste into renewable energy, compost and support local area practices that lead us towards a sustainable environment. We intend to finance, build, own (jointly), operate the waste to energy conversion facilities in US.
Manage design, permitting and build of the anaerobic digester
Secure Food Supply
Rashi Akki, Founder and CEO
Rashi Akki launched Ag-Grid Energy in 2016 with a vision to drive dairy farm sustainability by converting agricultural and organic waste to renewable energy, enhance farm management practices thereby improving farm viability and financial stability. Prior to launching Ag-Grid Energy LLC, Dr. Akki worked for 20 years at the chemical company DuPont. Dr. Akki held senior positions in central R&D, DuPont Titanium Technologies, Nonwovens and Industrial Biosciences. The experience at Industrial Biosciences introduced Dr. Akki to advanced biofuels and biogas. Currently Dr. Akki is a member of American Biogas Council and MABEC (Mid-Atlantic Biomass Energy Council). Dr. Akki received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, M.S from University of Connecticut and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Akshay Waghray, Business Development Manager
Akshay Waghray joined Ag-Grid Energy as a New Business Development Manager after a 24 year career in Chemical and Materials Technology at Honeywell Aerospace focused on evaluating, improving, and developing products and processes relating to use of natural gas working closely with internal and external customer needs resulting in multi-million dollar savings and new growth. Dr. Waghray received his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Osmania University, master’s from Tulane and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh.
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Abu Akki, Business Development Manager
Abu Akki joined Ag-Grid Energy as a Business Development Manager after 2 years of manufacturing experience as a Process Improvement Engineer at Eastman Chemical Company. As a process engineer, Mr. Akki implemented large-scale changes, improving manufacturing processes and pushing manufacturing capacity. Mr. Akki received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Andrew Ferguson, Business Development Manager
Andrew Ferguson joined Ag-Grid Energy as a Business Development Manager after 3 years as Project Manager at Ecostrat Inc.. In this role he conducted due diligence and feedstock sourcing efforts for biogas projects. Andrew graduated summa cum laude with a Masters in Global Energy Transition and Governance from Centre International de Formation Europeénne in Nice, France.
Reed Baldwin, Operations Manager
Reed Baldwin joined Ag-Grid Energy as the Northeast U.S. Operations Manager after a 20 year career in operations in the field of Aquaculture & Anaerobic Digestion. He has held operations management positions at Barramundi & Tilapia Farms, and operated a lab at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University. Mr. Baldwin gained his experience in anaerobic digestion as he managed operations at a dairy digester while at Casella Organics. Mr. Baldwin received his B.S. in Natural Resource Studies from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Daniel Woodger, Operations Manager
Daniel Woodger is partner and operations manager for Rockwood Ag-Grid and Rockwood Ag-Grid Organics. Since 2017, Mr. Woodger has managed the construction and start-up of Rockwood Ag-Grid anaerobic digester. Mr. Woodger is also the operations manager for Rockwood Ag-Grid Organics depackager unit installed for processing food waste to support the Rockwood Ag-Grid digester. He has 20 years of experience in managing various entrepreneurial businesses that utilize heavy duty mechanical engines and machines. He has extensive business management, people management and equipment management experiences. Mr. Woodger received his Technical degree in CAD from TCI.
Martin Odom, Technology Consultant
Dr. Odom has 29 years of industrial experience in DuPont’s Central Research Biochemical Science and Engineering Division. Dr. Odom’s experience includes development of new technologies for oil and gas production, biomass conversion to methane, liquid fuels, via both solar and dark fermentative processes.
The last 2 years at DuPont, Dr. Odom consulted on anaerobic digestion of cellulosic wastes from cellulosic bioethanol process. Dr. Odom holds PhD degree from University of Georgia Dept. of Biochemistry. Prior to joining Dupont in 1985 Dr. Odom did postdoctoral work in 1. study basic reactions in anaerobic digestion using grant from Gas Research Institute, and 2. biomass conversion to hydrogen at Solar Energy Research Institute.