Unreasonable Mentors

Claus Nehmzow

Innovation Advisor, recently in Biofuels, Maritime and Oil & Gas, also VR/AR

Claus is an Unreasonable Mentor. Claus has participated in 3 programs, including Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2023, and has advised over 41 Unreasonable companies.
I have spent the better part of my career and over three decades building businesses and developing innovative solutions for multinational global companies and startups across diverse industries. I have specialized in the applications of powerful emerging technologies, such as AI, Virtual and Augmented Reality, blockchain, quantum, and robotics.
So, why am I telling you this?
Well, my long career has, more recently, led me to the Oil & Gas and then Maritime industries, where I served as an advisor and innovator for big names like Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and BP. This experience, in such energy-dependent sectors, opened my eyes to the incredible urgency we now face.
I have seen the vital role that new technologies interoperable with existing infrastructure will serve in optimizing and decreasing energy consumption. But even the most advanced technology can only do so much, and industries like shipping often spend lots of money and effort reducing fuel usage by marginal amounts. This is incredible progress, but we must start to address the core problem, which is, fundamentally, that the world needs diverse, carbon-free energy sources.
This is why I joined Binex Singapore as CEO - I believe in our mission to integrate solutions for environmental, food, and energy problems and help create a greener future for generations to come.
We are currently focused on innovating and implementing controlled high-yield biological feedstock to create green energy. By growing our own scalable supply of biomass from sorghum plants on marginal land, we can provide a valuable source of nutrient-rich food AND create bio-methanol and biomass pellets. This versatile and renewable form of fuel helps decarbonize industries ranging from shipping and cement to coal power plants.
Considering that 98 million tonnes of methanol are produced annually, and less than 0.2 million tonnes of this are from renewable sources, our unique approach is critical for the global transition to alternative energy sources.
However, as excited as I am about this project, I am, first and foremost, a realist. I know we aren't going to change the world overnight. But, with the right partnerships and a collective effort from companies across industries, I confidently believe we can make a real difference in our global energy crisis.