About US

THE CHALLENGE
Waste is not redundant, it is abundant. Organic waste is one of the largest sources of pollution, while losing valuable stored compounds and energy. This as a huge opportunity - where biomass can be processed and harnessed, we reduce the impact of waste.

Energy remains the biggest cause of anthropogenic climate change. Renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, have become cheaper and more accessible but they alone cannot tackle the existing trajectory. We aim to unleash the full potential of bioenergy for everyone, everywhere.

80% of energy consumption in agriculture comes from fertilisers. Intensive chemical use degrades our land at an alarming rate - land which would otherwise be growing our food, materials and biofuels. We aim to reverse the problems in land nutrition and soil productivity in the long run.
THE DREAM
At Pyropower, we believe in a future where energy no longer divides, destroys and depletes. We envision a future where energy is available to everyone irrespective of their caste, nationality or financial state while sustaining nature altogether.

The power of global knowledge and milieu is our greatest gift today. That is why Pyropower aims to reach as many regions and communities as there are energy and environmental problems to solve.

The bottleneck is not just understanding, but allocating the time and resources towards designing a culture plan, implementing it and then maintaining it while scaling up.

We are a team of dreamers with different nationalities, backgrounds and perspectives, but we chase the same dream of a clean, sustainable and abundant future.

BORN in delft, raised BY DELFT AND wageningen

Meet THE team

Marcel Kempers
CEO & Co-Founder

Marcel leads Pyropower, showing the world a new sea to sail in waste, energy and carbon sequestration. His multi-technical approach continues to shape the Pyropower vision, not only bringing professionalism and structured execution, he also created a family at Pyropower.
Pietro Invernizzi
Spain Lead & Co-Founder

Through his inventive Italian ways, Pietro is putting all his energy in creating a better world with biochar. Expressive & ambitious, he is actively bringing our work to reach all levels of industry, most notably to the tomato farms in Spain! Much like a magician, Pietro changes how the world views the carbon negative dream. 
Thomas Merdassi
COO & Founding Member

Just like a party needs a good DJ to get the party started, Pyropower needs a driven and knowledgeable enthusiast to convey the vision and mission of our existence. With a big smile on his face, Thomas leads our operations and sales. The team is thrilled to have this fun-going person on board, increasing our impact on a daily basis.
Somnath Pal
Systems Engineer

Implementing our technology for a vast variety of biomass sources, while aiming for a standardised solution requires an innovative approach, which is why Pyropower is proud to have Somnath. As an engineer specialised in energy technologies, Somnath strives to design the pyrolysis innovation for the future!
Animesh Mazire
Strategic Product Developer

The canvas of startups are always filled with uncertainties and designers paint out the nuts and bolts into a masterpiece. Animesh ventures into fields filled with persistent passion and makes the impossible possible for Pyropower. He also makes our technology user-friendly and beautiful.

He also has an awesome portfolio:
www.animeshmazire.com
Kelvin Tirta
Chief Circular Economy

Kelvin aspires to be a polymath, he believes in the importance of cross-disciplinary expertise in biotechnology, art, design, and marketing. Accessorised with diverse thoughts and direct action, he is a valuable asset to our team in many ways. Having him on board as our new business developer focused on circular economy - we are more than excited to see where his contribution takes our future Pyropower!
Eva Everloo
Wageningen Founder & Team lead

Leading the Wageningen team with her charisma and insightful guidance, Eva is driven to fulfill our vision of progressing towards a greener, more sustainable living space. With her interdisciplinary background and holistic perspective on sustainable food systems, Eva explores circular business opportunities for biochar and seeks innovative system solutions to create value for our customers.  
Yuniki Mediayati
Researcher & Communications

A key part of the team, Yuniki strives to identify new, impactful and feasible ways to appreciate organic waste into something truly valuable. An environmental engineering background, Yuniki remains concerned about rural communities and sustainable development. As an Indonesian, she is also pleased to connecting Pyropower with friends and stakeholders in Indonesia.
Adam Sierocki
Mechanical Engineer

Pyropower's very own material expert and prototyping wiz. Adam is mechanical engineer with background in automotive the industry, is a keen sailor and part-time aspiring musician!
In his own words: "Adam likes to create and make things work." - as simple as that!
Sumit Sial
Financial Officer &
Business Developer


Trained as a systems engineer, Sumit analyses problems from a socio-technical perspective. At Pyropower, Sumit develops effective business models, engages in managing funds and fostering many exciting collaborations! Much like the Wageningen team, he is always keen to contribute towards the transition to circular economy.
Chariskha Lidwyanthi
Local communications
(Indonesia)

Chariskha makes her mark by bringing creative thinking and passion to the team 's mission, continously advises us on the best approach for the Indonesian market. She also acted as a dedicated researcher and organizer for Project Efesto.
Grevil Colaco
Project Engineer

Like a drone in the sky, Grevil will oversee all international projects and the processes on quality and efficiency. An innovation-minded engineer, he is also responsible for project management and technology development. He is determined to reinvent the way the industry operates and make Pyropower a renowned player in the game.

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AWARDS

AllEnergyDay
Winner 2019

TUDelft Ideation Winner 2019
and DEI 'Best Energy Startup'

Dutch Cleantech Challenge Winner 2020

Climate Launchpad National Winner 2019

Hult Prize
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Winner 2020

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