Joe Shuster is the author of Beyond Fossil FoolsThe Roadmap to Energy Independence by 2040. and is a chemical engineer who has spent his entire business career in engineering and management roles in diverse technically oriented companies.  He co-founded Minnesota Valley Engineering, which, under his guidance, became the world’s leading manufacturer of high-technology, low-temperature (cryogenic) equipment used in industry, medicine, agriculture, and transportation. MVE designed and manufactured hydrogen equipment, enhanced oil recovery systems, and hydrogen and LNG transportation fuel systems.  He was also the founder of Teltech, a National science and engineering consulting firm that produced hundreds of technical dossiers on many technical subjects including gas turbines, photovoltaic manufacturing processes, natural gas purification, fuels cells and many other energy related topics. In addition, he founded or co-founded seven other technology based companies and has served on the Board of Directors of over twenty businesses, organizations, and international firms. He has received numerous professional and civic awards.


His energy alert paper for the U.S. congress accurately predicted the oil embargo in 1973. He has also testified before congress in support of a National Technology Transfer program.

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