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About PuriFire

We are a team of passionate scientists, engineers and business leaders who share a common commitment to finding real-world solutions to address the climate crisis. We share an aligned vision of a cleaner and sustainable planet.

PuriFire is supported by a global network of world-class advisors, mentors, and partners. We’re proud of our accomplishments and we’re just getting started. 

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Founding Team


Neel Shah

Co-founder and CEO

Entrepreneurial Leader with 15 years of experience internationally and INSEAD MBA

9 years in investment banking and private equity; 5+ years scaling impact-focused start-ups

Dr. Matthew Pearce

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist

15 years as an international fish feed biologist and aquaculture nutritionist
PhD. in algae and biofuels from Cranfield 
4 Patents pending.

Ray Middleton

Co-Founder and Head Engineer

35 years of multidisciplinary engineering experience with the Royal Air Force, F1, Hydrogen and anaerobic digestion

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