Bill Brown

Chairperson, 8 Rivers Capital, LLC

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Vancouver

Stream: Climate

Bill Brown is Executive Chair, CTO and co-founder of 8 Rivers Capital, which develops and commercializes new technologies relating to power, clean fuels (e.g., hydrogen and ammonia), clean building materials, water, space launch, wireless communications, and industrial processes. Bill is also Strategic Adviser to the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where helps build large-scale partnerships to transform energy economies across the globe.

He is inventor on dozens of patents, including the original patents for the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle, the natural gas version of which was licensed to NET Power, where Bill was a co-founder. The Allam-Fetvedt Cycle produces clean electricity from natural gas, biomass, and other fuels at cost the entire world can afford, all while capturing 100% of the carbon dioxide.

Previously, Bill was a professor at Duke University School of Law and had an extensive career on Wall Street (Morgan Stanley, AIG, and Goldman Sachs) and in law (Sidley Austin partner). Bill has two bachelor degrees from MIT and a JD degree from Duke University School of Law.