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Founders

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Aaron Libbey, Director

Aaron is an experienced lawyer and entrepreneur with expertise in international investment, private equity, emerging markets and project development. He has practised law at major global law firms, been an associate at a growth equity investment firm, advised the Clinton Foundation on a variety of development initiatives worldwide, and executed sustainability projects with the Word Economic Forum and ETH Zurich. His experiences include acquiring, financing and establishing large-scale infrastructure projects in the Americas, Africa and Europe. Aaron is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Queen's University.


Ryan Libbey, Lead Geologist

Ryan has worked onsite and remotely on numerous geothermal projects, ranging in stage and scope from greenfield start-ups in Canada and Central America, to the world’s leading geothermal sites in New Zealand (Wairakei, Rotokawa, Ngatamariki, Tauhara) and Iceland (Reykjanes). He has conducted extensive research on geothermal systems in Africa, Latin America, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand and North America, and published papers on isotope geochemistry, fluid-rock interactions, soil gas and chemical reconnaissance, and mineralization in active geothermal systems. Ryan frequently presents at industry conferences and is the recipient of a number of prestigious geological awards. Ryan is a founder and lead of the Canadian Geothermal Research Council (CanGRC). He is a PhD candidate in geothermal geology at McGill University and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. Ryan has also graduated from the Nordvulk School on Hydrothermal System and Energy and the University of Nevada's National Geothermal Academy.


Ben Melosh, Geologist

Ben has extensive experience as a structural field geologist focusing on fault mechanics studies and fluid flow in the upper and middle crust. He has led or co-led field mapping and sampling efforts on four continents, including geothermal sites in Chile (Tolhuaca, Puchuldiza) and Guatemala (Joaquina). He studies the structural controls on fluid flow, magmatism and alteration in volcanic or metamorphic terranes. He commonly presents results at international conferences and has published structural studies in a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals. Ben is a Ph.D. candidate in structural geology at McGill University with a Master of Science degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelors of Science from University of California, Santa Cruz.


Glenn Melosh, Advisor

Glenn has extensive experience leading geothermal exploration projects.  He has designed, managed, and participated in many geothermal exploration resource assessment projects that delivered well targets and successful wells in volcanic settings worldwide including projects in the USA, Philippines, Indonesia, and Chile.  He has performed pre-drilling exploration and resource assessment in many other countries including Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Kenya.  Glenn built the core of his expertise in geothermal exploration and development during the 28 years he spent with the Unocal Geothermal team. During this period, he explored most of the key geothermal provinces around the world.  Glenn’s group pioneered the development and early application of many exploration techniques that now standard including application of conceptual models, MT and TDEM, liquid and gas geochemistry, and exploration risk methods.


Nick Hinz, Advisor

Nick has over 15 years of experience on projects located throughout North America, Asia, and the Caribbean. Most of these projects have been field-based, stratigraphic and structural framework studies. For much of the past 10 years, my projects have focused on geothermal systems for the purposes of defining structural and stratigraphic controls of reservoirs, identifying regional patterns in resources, and help advance exploration strategies. These projects have involved systemic regional assessments, database compilation, detailed geologic field mapping, integration of drill-hole and geophysical data sets, structural analyses, constructing digital 2D and 3D geologic models, developing conceptual models, well targeting, and close collaboration with industry. Structural analyses are an emerging toolset in geothermal exploration and help mitigate risk in drill-targeting and estimating resource capacity. He also teaches workshops and lead fieldtrips on structural geology, field mapping, digital mapping technologies, and modeling for geothermal exploration.


Dan Resnick, Advisor

Dan is an experienced strategy consultant with expertise in the power & utilities sector.  Dan focuses on market assessment, opportunity evaluation, and innovative business model development for a range of electricity sector stakeholders, including large-scale generation utilities. He has also spent time working in international development for the Clinton Foundation and on Canadian governmental policy development initiatives.  Dan is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University and Queen's University. 


Graham Smith, Advisor

Graham is a former strategy consultant who has worked in emerging markets has focused on renewable energy, development economics and international finance. He studied at Queen’s University, Oxford and Stanford. His experiences include founding an off-grid solar company in East Africa and implementing numerous development finance projects in low-income countries with the Clinton Foundation. Additionally he has provided strategic analysis and advisory services to European investment banks and private equity funds, as well as working closely with international development finance institutions.


Team

Adage derives its strength from an interdisciplinary approach. Our technical and business specialists develop and execute strategies as a single integrated team.

Adage's team has decades of experience working, consulting and managing companies all over the world.  The expertise of our diverse team of professionals encompasses:

  • Geothermal and geotechnical exploration and resource evaluation 

  • Feasibility assessment, planning and engineering

  • Renewable energy strategy and development

  • Evaluating and executing acquisitions and investments across the energy and infrastructure sectors

  • International development


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