SU Magazine: Positive Energy
Published: SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
Standing before two large tanks, Kelly Ogilvie, ’01, is waxing eloquent about aerobic and anaerobic respiration and fractional distillation. If he sounds like a scientist, there’s a good reason: In his early years, Ogilvie aspired to become a quantum physicist. Though he later chose another path, his interest in the natural world never waned. Today, Ogilvie is president of the Seattle-based company Blue Marble Energy, and the reactions taking place in those tanks herald a new source of energy that is clean and, just as importantly, commercially viable.