Bob Powell
Founder & Head Changemaker

We are a company filled with eco-conscious minds who put the environment first with everything we do.

Read Bob’s Latest Letter
Chrystal Boone
SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Zeina El-Azzi
Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer
Scott Healy
SVP & Chief Financial Officer
Sujay Parikh
SVP & General Counsel
Shakil Rahman
SVP Global Plastics Development and Origination
Jay Schabel
President - Plastics Division
Tiffany Thompson
SVP - Human Resources

A career at Brightmark means that you work with passionate people who get up in the morning because they want to make the world a better place. If this sounds like you, we would love to meet you.

Our Journey

The journey began as a mission to create a world without waste. We’re more determined than ever.
Brightmark
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Company
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Brightmark is founded and the executive team is assembled with veterans from the renewable energy industry.

First Project
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Brightmark’s first project goes online in Sumter, SC. The project uses biogas to produce electricity.

​​Investment from Jackson Investment Group
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Brightmark receives a $250M investment from Jackson Investment Group to support the development of new projects.

Acquisition of Recycling Technology
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Brightmark acquires its plastics renewal technology from former company RES Polyflow.

Ashley Plastics Renewal Plant Reaches Financial Close
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Brightmark reaches the successful closing of a $260 million financing package for the construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale advanced plastic recycling plant.

Brightmark Energy Launches First Dairy Biogas Project
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Brightmark launches its first-ever dairy renewable natural gas project in Yakima County, Washington.

First Plastics Renewal Project Breaks Ground
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Brightmark breaks ground on the nation's first commercial-scale plastics renewal facility in Northeast Indiana.

Brightmark Launches Plastics Renewal Site Search
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Brightmark announces a nationwide site search for U.S. locations suitable for its next set of advanced recycling facilities.

Brightmark Rebrands, Announces New Goals
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“Brightmark Energy” is officially relaunched as simply Brightmark on Earth Day 2020, and the company announces ambitious new environmental impact goals.

Brightmark Launches Chevron Partnership to Develop U.S. RNG Projects
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Brightmark and Chevron create a joint venture to produce and market dairy biomethane throughout the United States.

Brightmark Announces Entry to APAC Market with South Korea Partnership
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SK Global Chemical and Brightmark partner to locate a plastics renewal plant in South Korea.

Brightmark Announces World’s Largest Advanced Recycling Facility Headed to Georgia
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The company announces that it will build the world’s largest advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia.

bp and Brightmark Partner for Plastics Renewal Projects in Europe
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Brightmark and bp announce plans to evaluate plastics renewal development opportunities at sites in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Top Stories

Climate For Change: Closing The Loop: Ep 1: Waste Not
Top Stories

This series examines how Singapore, with its green plan and sustainable practices, is driving change, while other forward-thinking countries are unlocking economic opportunities by closing the resource loop. Meet the smart, motivated entrepreneurs who are making it happen.

Georgia, We’re Coming Home.
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We recently announced that our next plastics renewal plant will be located in Macon, Georgia – and I couldn’t be more pleased or proud. This announcement has been a long time in the making. It’s especially meaningful to me because I’m a Georgia native.

Teachings from the Sea
Changing the Tide

Perspective is truly a phenomenal concept. Recently, I’ve been looking at things a little differently. I have the fortunate opportunity to spend a little time underwater as I sought my dive certification, and I’ve found that being underwater has allowed me to reflect on the impact of our work at Brightmark and the “why” behind it all…. From a completely new perspective.

Be the Change You Want to See: Creating a World for Future Generations
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“Our world faces difficult challenges, but no more so than in the past. Working together in a constructive spirit, we can assure our children the future they deserve.” – Paul Kagame. When asked, “what do I truly live for?” My answer always remains the same: my kids, Claire, Sean, and Grace—the three most important people… Continue reading Be the Change You Want to See: Creating a World for Future Generations

Brightmark Fast Company Next Big Things in Tech
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Brightmark Named Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s First-Ever List of the Next Big Things in Tech New Recognition Program Highlights Tech Breakthroughs That Promise to Define the Future of Their Industries    San Francisco, CA, November 18, 2021: Brightmark, the global waste solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognized as an Honorable Mention… Continue reading Brightmark Fast Company Next Big Things in Tech

Brightmark Partners with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
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Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Expands High School Marine Science Curriculum to Include Plastics in Partnership with Brightmark FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 16, 2021) – Two powerhouses have come together to provide a marine sciences curriculum for high school students focused on the impacts of post-use plastics on oceans and marine life and the greater ecosystem… Continue reading Brightmark Partners with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Brightmark Recognizes America Recycles Day
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Brightmark Recognizes America Recycles Day with Landmark Recycling Milestone Internal “Bin 99” program has successfully gathered over 10,000 pounds of recyclable plastics from Brightmark staff ASHLEY, IN – November 15, 2021 – Brightmark, the global waste solutions provider, recognizes America Recycles Day by announcing it has collected over 10,000 pounds of recyclable plastics through its… Continue reading Brightmark Recognizes America Recycles Day

GoodMakers Podcast
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This Company Is On a Mission To Reimagine Waste with Bob Powell How do you turn animal waste and plastic into renewable energy? Bob Powell, CEO of Brightmark, explains how his company has created technology to do just that. Bob and his team are on a mission to reimagine waste. He talks about how their… Continue reading GoodMakers Podcast

Brightmark’s Plastics Renewal Technology Reduces Carbon Footprint From Fuels By 39%-139%
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Peer-reviewed life cycle analysis of the company’s proprietary advanced plastics renewal recycling technology yields significant environmental savings Brightmark, the global waste solutions company, today announced that a life cycle analysis of its plastics renewal technology has revealed that its proprietary, pyrolysis-based process produces 39%-139% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than equivalent products made from virgin materials.… Continue reading Brightmark’s Plastics Renewal Technology Reduces Carbon Footprint From Fuels By 39%-139%

Brightmark, Chevron Announce First Renewable Natural Gas at Lawnhurst Farms
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Brightmark, Chevron achieve first delivery of renewable natural gas produced at Lawnhurst Farms, part of their previously announced partnership to own project companies to produce and market RNG Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC – a joint venture partnership between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Brightmark Fund Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Brightmark LLC, the global waste solutions… Continue reading Brightmark, Chevron Announce First Renewable Natural Gas at Lawnhurst Farms

bp and Brightmark to Explore Developing Next Generation Plastics Renewal Plants in Europe
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bp and Brightmark have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly evaluate opportunities for development of the next generation of plastic waste renewal plants in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Chevron, Brightmark Expand Partnership on Dairy Biomethane Fuel Projects
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Brightmark LLC and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced the second expansion of their previously announced joint venture, Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, to own projects across the United States to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG).

Climate For Change: Closing The Loop: Ep 1: Waste Not
Top Stories

This series examines how Singapore, with its green plan and sustainable practices, is driving change, while other forward-thinking countries are unlocking economic opportunities by closing the resource loop. Meet the smart, motivated entrepreneurs who are making it happen.

Georgia, We’re Coming Home.
Newsroom

We recently announced that our next plastics renewal plant will be located in Macon, Georgia – and I couldn’t be more pleased or proud. This announcement has been a long time in the making. It’s especially meaningful to me because I’m a Georgia native.

Teachings from the Sea
Changing the Tide

Perspective is truly a phenomenal concept. Recently, I’ve been looking at things a little differently. I have the fortunate opportunity to spend a little time underwater as I sought my dive certification, and I’ve found that being underwater has allowed me to reflect on the impact of our work at Brightmark and the “why” behind it all…. From a completely new perspective.

Be the Change You Want to See: Creating a World for Future Generations
Newsroom

“Our world faces difficult challenges, but no more so than in the past. Working together in a constructive spirit, we can assure our children the future they deserve.” – Paul Kagame. When asked, “what do I truly live for?” My answer always remains the same: my kids, Claire, Sean, and Grace—the three most important people… Continue reading Be the Change You Want to See: Creating a World for Future Generations

Brightmark Fast Company Next Big Things in Tech
Newsroom

Brightmark Named Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s First-Ever List of the Next Big Things in Tech New Recognition Program Highlights Tech Breakthroughs That Promise to Define the Future of Their Industries    San Francisco, CA, November 18, 2021: Brightmark, the global waste solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognized as an Honorable Mention… Continue reading Brightmark Fast Company Next Big Things in Tech

Brightmark Partners with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
Newsroom

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Expands High School Marine Science Curriculum to Include Plastics in Partnership with Brightmark FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 16, 2021) – Two powerhouses have come together to provide a marine sciences curriculum for high school students focused on the impacts of post-use plastics on oceans and marine life and the greater ecosystem… Continue reading Brightmark Partners with Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation