PRESS RELEASE: Robert Burke Joins Aries Clean Energy as General Counsel
Aries Clean Energy
July 16, 2018
Robert Burke has managed corporate governance, government affairs, and compliance on behalf of multinational companies, and has served on the boards of directors of private and publicly traded companies headquartered in the United States and abroad.
FRANKLIN, TN – (July 16, 2018) – Robert W. Burke, Jr., brings more than 25 years’ experience as general counsel for domestic and international energy companies to the Aries Clean Energy team as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
“Bob’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions within the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He also has negotiated and managed the development of numerous thermal and renewable electric generation facilities,” said Gregory Bafalis, CEO of Aries. “Bob has also played an integral role in the structured financing of generation facilities valued in excess of $15 billion. I am delighted to bring his expertise to our growing company.”
As general counsel, Burke has managed corporate governance, government affairs, and compliance on behalf of multinational companies, and has served on the boards of directors of private and publicly traded companies headquartered in the United States and abroad.
He has served in leadership roles in a diverse spectrum of companies that has included Edison Mission Energy, PPL Global, Competitive Power Ventures, and Vogt Power International. Burke earned his B.A. from Providence College and J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.
Aries Clean Energy provides multi-patented technologies that can handle municipal and industrial waste in a turnkey gasification solution. This approach provides proven environmental benefits, while simplifying the overall waste handling process.
Aries’ gasification solutions convert waste into a fuel gas that can be used to produce electricity or heat for a variety of thermal processes. In addition, the overall emissions from waste streams are reduced, thereby supporting an organization’s emissions reduction and sustainability goals.
To date, the company has received several statewide and national awards for the plant it designed and built for the city of Lebanon, Tenn., including Environmental Leader’s Project of the Year and Tennessee’s highest Environmental Stewardship Award for energy and renewable resources.
About Aries Clean Energy
Aries Clean Energy, LLC, based in Franklin, Tennessee, designs and builds innovative bio-based downdraft and fluidized bed gasification systems using its eight patents granted to date. Its projects provide for the sustainable disposal of waste, reduction of carbon emissions, and the production of clean thermal and electrical energy. For more information, please visit our website: www.ariescleanenergy.com