Roland P. DeBruyn is Vice President of Engineering & Operations for the Transworld Technologies companies of Golden, Colorado. He holds degrees in chemical engineering (U. of Calgary, 1976) and business administration (U. of Phoenix, 1986). He worked for 27 years in the upstream petroleum industry in Calgary and Denver in reservoir engineering, economics, and project management. Since 2003 he has worked in developing the technology of microbial stimulation for methane production, and is co-inventor of numerous patents and patents pending in that field. He is a member of APEGA and SPE.