Paul O’ Connor graduated at the Eindhoven University of Technology in Chemical Engineering in 1977. He has been active in heavy oil conversion processes at Shell and at Akzo Nobel in development of refining catalysts. In 2006 he formed BIOeCON, focused on the economical conversion of biomass. BIOeCON has developed several breakthrough concepts, most recently a process towards selective biomass fractionation producing high value materials. In 2010 Paul formed ANTECY aiming to convert renewable energy directly into high-density liquids. ANTECY has developed technology for the capturing of CO2 based on a low cost and environmentally friendly non-amine sorbents.
Paul is an expert in heavy oil conversion processes and refining catalysts. Paul is co-founder of Antecy, this company has the mission to create the technology to convert solar and CO2 from the atmosphere directly into liquid fuels and/or chemicals.