Past, Present, Future


Our process was developed, tested and proven over eight years by Dr. Jerry Weinberg, CoalTek’s co-founder, working in collaboration with chief geologist Neil Ginther.

Weinberg, an astrophysicist with achievement awards from NASA, and Ginther, an oil and gas veteran, used independent labs to test their concept, then commercialized a microwave technology for producing “designer coal” that is cleaner than the raw materials found in nature.

In 2003 Christopher L. Poirier joined the company as president and chief executive officer (CEO), bringing with him considerable experience founding or leading several venture-backed technology companies, including Resinate Corporation, GetPlastic and JR Medical Technology.

Weinberg first set up his laboratory in January 1998; CoalTek was incorporated six years later in January 2004. Since then we’ve grown quickly