Management Team

Matt Atwood


Matt is an entrepreneur with expertise in sustainable technologies, project engineering, project finance, organizational management, and information technology systems. Before founding Algae Systems, he launched broad development efforts on large-scale biodiesel production plants and researched many algae and thermochemical biofuel production technologies.  Matt conceptualized and led the development of Algae Systems’ technology platform, while bringing together the team to make it a reality.  He is a strong business leader and man concerned about how his company operates, not just what his company produces. He serves as a founder and board member to several diverse organizations from non-profits to energy companies. When he is not advancing the science of fuels or cooking dinner for the team, Matt is an avid kite surfer, scuba diver, and part-time fire dancer.

John Perry Barlow