About Us

Our Mission:

The mission of Sarvel BioRenewals (SBR) is to build and replicate biomass processing plants on underutilized sites adjacent to sustainable organic resources, converting refuse into resources for communities, businesses, and profits.


Doug Robertson

Doug has a broad and extensive background in biomass, including innovative approaches to converting organic waste to higher-value resources. Having served in both private and public companies in the organic processing industries, Doug has lead teams designing and implementing business strategies that make capacity improvements and build collaborative business relationships. Doug has served on numerous public committees and task forces working towards reducing organic waste, including the Department of Energy. His creativity, tenacity, trustworthiness, and endurance underpin the Sarvel BioRenewals (SBR) platform.

Dr. Stelios Arvelakis
Chief Science Officer

Dr. Arvelakis understands the problems associated with the use and conversion of organics after decades of study and testing. He obtained his doctorate in Chemical Engineering in 2001 from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece after submitting his PhD Thesis on “Improving the biomass gasification/combustion technology via appropriate physio-chemical pre-treatments of raw material.” Dr. Arvelakis has worked closely with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and has published numerous scientific papers on the subject of biomass utilization. He brings the highest standards for system design and production outputs. 

Thomas Crom III
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas' (Tom's) extensive background in international business and finance includes over twenty-five years' experience as a CPA-former, CMA, and MS-tax. Tom's professional scope includes capital raising, start-ups, restructurings, international operations, investor relations, technology, sales and natural resources. He has worked in both private and public organizations, emphasizing the importance of proper documentation and accountability. Tom understands the implementation of new technology in manufacturing processes from his similar experiences in the global mining industry. His aptitude for business terms and conditions necessary for good governance and sustainable relationships brings a valued standard for reliability and transparency to our business partners.

Marlen Boivin
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer

Marlen delights in discovery and connecting-the-dots for things that may seem unrelated by asking clarifying questions and facilitating collaborative relationships with clear intention and purpose.  Her depth of vision assists her in being able to see from A-to-Z, as well as to break situations into smaller, one-at-a-time steps detailing from A to B to C to D, working well with multiple communication and learning styles.

Her Twenty-five+ years managerial and consulting experience encompasses multiple disciplines: from product development, the opening of multiple large-scale restaurants and the launch of retail products, including development of training systems, financial management, marketing and PR.