MinRex Resources Ltd (ASX:MRR) has added operational and development expertise to its board through the appointment of chemical engineering consultant Constantine Tsesmelis as a non-executive director.
Tsesmelis has more than 40 years’ technical, commercial and managerial experience in gas processing, LNG, refining, petrochemicals and alternative fuels and has held senior positions with major oil companies, independent refiners, engineering companies and consulting firms in Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
MinRex executive director Simon Durack said: “I am pleased to welcome Mr Tsesmelis to the board of the company and am confident that he will add depth and experience to the board, particularly through his extensive project experience and development.”
In recent years Tsesmelis has completed feasibility studies for a number of coal, gas and biomass-to-liquids project development opportunities.
In 2015 he founded Collie Synfuels Pty Ltd where he is project director and managing director leading a consortium of companies and partnerships for the design and development of two Greenfield Coal-to-Hydrogen projects – one at Collie in Western Australia and one in Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
He established his own consulting company, Protos Consulting International, in 1996 and from his base in Perth has developed his consultancy practice and provided services to clients worldwide including assignments for Australian federal and state government agencies, international organisations and overseas governments.
In January 2019 Protos Consulting and Collie Synfuels joined the Australian Hydrogen Export Consortium consisting of industry members from the Republic of Korea and Australia with the aim to develop key technologies required to safely and efficiently export liquid hydrogen from Australia to growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region.