We develop high-value fuels, fuel blendstocks and related technologies that create long-term value in the marketplace


We strive for 100% regulatory compliance and HSE excellence;  we operate with integrity in all business affairs;


We inspire creativity and economic thinking; we use localized metrics and knowledge systems to track performance


We engage collaborative, highly-skilled personnel with clearly defined roles and responsibilities; we team with top talent


We engage client management at all critical milestones to review our processes and reinforce all key decisions


We strive to align the interests of our clients, our partners and our stakeholders


“The pace of oil & gas growth in the US brought by the shale revolution is astounding, providing a much-needed bridging solution to the eventual transition to renewable energy. Shale gas is particularly intriguing when coupled with recent advancements in catalysis and chemical processing to make lighter hydrocarbons more valuable. Swift Fuels - in close collaboration with Purdue University Chemical Engineering - is in an excellent position to advance this market opportunity.”

- Sangtae Kim, PhD - Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University




CEO-Chris D’Acosta

30+ years in oil & gas management roles; international consulting for Shell, YPF Argentina, Pemex (PMI Comercio International), Diamond Shamrock; key leadership roles at Koch Industries and INVISTA petrochemicals; 7 Swift Fuels patents; BSIE Texas Tech  University


CFO-Joel Dykstra

19 years international Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry; 1980-1990 Vice President of Land, LASMO Energy; 1990-1995 International Business Coordinator, LASMO plc (London); 1995-1999 CEO LASMO Mineraria (Rome, Italy); BS Business, Oral Roberts University


VP- Operations Don Bower

Chief OSHA officer; custom manufacturing of lab and pilot-scale process reactors; 27+ years operating and manufacturing experience; scientific instrument maker, certified in high-tolerance machining and welding; managed prototyping and design in aerospace science laboratory;


Sr. Process Engineer – Kurtis Sluss 

Chief process engineer and PSM safety officer; chemical process engineering, simulation and design; BS Chemical Engineering and BS Chemistry at Purdue University

Board of Managers

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Rob Broin

Board Chairman of Swift Fuels, LLC; retired co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Broin Companies (now Poet LLC); also serves on numerous boards and charitable foundations; 

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Joel Dykstra

Board Secretary of Swift Fuels, LLC; CEO of RMB Associates a diverse investment company; for 19 years held senior management positions at Lamso Energy before it was acquired by ENI in Italy; 

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Mike Muston

at large; held various senior and executive-level positions including Poet, Eden River, Cargill Ventures, RCS acquisitions, Advanta, Promedicus, Mycog Seeds, Dow Elanco

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Kelly McCaul

at large; PhD in oncology and internal medicine specializing in hematology;  

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William Wade

at large; managing partner of Wade & Partners a supply-chain and heavy machinery aftermarket distributor.


Key Technical Collaborations

CISTAR | Purdue Chemical Engineering