BioResource Management, Inc. (BRM) was founded in 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Drawing on the vast experience of founder and President, Richard Schroeder, we partnered with the University of Florida and the U.S. Forest Service to administer a grant to research biomass production and utilization in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico. Since then, we have provided biomass and bioenergy consulting services to hundreds of clients from Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, and renewable energy technology firms.
We currently manage the biomass supply for the City of Gainesville and Gainesville Regional Utilities 100MW generating facility located in Gainesville, Florida. Additionally, we continue to provide biomass and bioenergy consultation services for partners across the U.S.
We have recently added resources to expand our expertise to the renewable energy markets in the Northeast. With a regional office and full-time personnel in Allentown, PA, we are exploring the production and marketable utilization of biomass feedstock, the creation of organics recycling policies, the establishment of beneficial uses for organic waste, biodegradable digestate, and wood ash, and the implementation of new bioenergy technologies across the Mid-Atlantic. We currently partner with several public and private entities, and serve on the Executive Board for the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council.
BioResource Management, Inc. (BRM) has a staff of full-time employees with multiple disciplines—certified forestry, environmental science, agricultural management, and resource marketing.
Our staff is educated and experienced in bioenergy crop production, forestry, biomass conversion, biomass feedstock supply analysis and procurement, project development, organic recycling, marketing, and business development. Meet the team that is our greatest resource and your most valuable asset.
Richard M. Schroeder, BS, M.Ag., MBA
Richard is the President and founder of BioResource Management, Inc. He brings more than 35 years of experience in planning, developing, and operating bioenergy facilities throughout the U.S. He has also owned and operated organics recycling facilities, directed forestland management field operations, managed bioenergy crop production, led small and large bioenergy and recycling companies through start-up, growth, and maturity, and has managed tens of millions of tons of organics and biomass throughout his career.
Brian Condon, MS, BS Ag.
Brian is the Vice President of Operations and the Procurement Manager at the Deerhaven Renewable Generating Station in Gainesville, Florida. He has three employees under his direct supervision and manages the purchase of over 1 million tons of biomass annually. He has been with BRM in various capacities since 2008 and has participated in projects aimed at identifying biomass supply and demand potential in 21 states.
Doug Ebersole, BS
Doug joined our team in 2018 as the Northeast Marketing Director. He is responsible for developing markets for BRM’s renewable energy expertise with a specific focus on biomass feedstock procurement and supply assessments, bioenergy and organic recycling project feasibility studies, implementing new and emerging technologies, and building strategic partnerships with public and private entities. He has more than 14 years of marketing and fund development experience across the non-profit, healthcare, and higher education industries.
Paul Proctor, BS, MS
Paul is the Quality Control and Laboratory Manager for the Deerhaven Renewable Generating Station. He has extensive forestry background and analytical expertise of quality specifications in biomass and organic material. He samples more than 1 million tons of biomass annually, from diverse suppliers, to ensure specifications such as moisture content, ash content, presence of contaminates, and particle size distribution. Paul has been with BRM since 2014.
Ross Wygmans, BS, MS
Ross is the Biomass Forester for Deerhaven Renewable Generating Station. He maintains our harvest tract database, inspects harvested tracts to evaluate compliance with Florida Silvicultural Best Management Practices, and ensures compliance with sustainability standards for forest-sourced biomass.
In addition to our full-time staff, BioResource Management, Inc. (BRM) collaborates nationally and internationally with outside firms, consultants, and engineers to provide additional expertise and adapt to your changing needs. These are a few of our collaborators.
Roger Peterson, BS
Roger is the owner of Residual Solutions, Inc., headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. He offers more than 25 years of experience in biomass and organic materials management. Specifically, he has managed hurricane and storm debris recycling operations, provided oversight to field equipment operations, and developed new markets for organic material as diverse as yard trimmings, sawmill residue, manures, peat, and biomass boiler ash. He currently markets over 300,000 tons of wood and yard waste, and 20,000 tons of residuals such as ash, annually.
Tawainga Katsvairo, PhD
Dr. Katsvairo is the Director of the Caribbean Biomass Initiative. He combines technical expertise in research and development of biomass projects, emerging markets for biomass, grant writing, private funding acquisition, and strong command on policy. Dr. Katsvairo has been involved with projects in the Caribbean, South and Central America, and Africa with a combined portfolio value of over $300 million.
W.V. (Mac) McConnell
Mac brings over 40 years of experience as a career forester with the U.S. Forest Service that focuses on Public Land Management and Renewable Energy. He specializes in short-rotation energy plantation systems and wild land management planning. Additionally, he serves as an analyst, advisor, planner, consultant, and technical writer.