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Joe D'Amico

Iamge of Joe D'Amico


D'Amico Technologies

Linthicum, MD


phone: 410-859-3044

Visionary executive in the Natural Gas & Coal Industry with strong motivational and leadership skills backed with a solid technical background in Gas Separation Technologies along with solid and respected relationships that lead to the creation of new Natural Gas Processing & Gas Production Projects that are good for the Environment as well.


Bachelor of Science, Engineering Fields Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI), 1967
Bethlehem Steel Loop Program, 1968
Management Program, George Washington University, 1977
President’s Association Program, Intensive Financial & Business Planning;
American Management Association, 1978 - 1981

Professional Experience

1997–Present: Founder & CEO D’Amico Corp (DMC)

  • D’Amico Development (DDC) provides Business Development of natural gas projects including processing plants, pipelines and E & P with advanced gas separation technologies.

  • D’Amico Energy (DEC) invests, finances, implements and operates oil

  • and gas projects

  • D’Amico Technologies (DTC) creates unique gas separation technologies which satisfy Natural Gas and Industrial Gas market needs with Pressure Swing Adsorption, Membrane Separation, and Refrigeration.

2008–Jan 2013: Vice President, Gas Technology & Marketing Alpha Natural Resources (ANR)

  • Coal Mine Methane - Provided leadership to create Coal Mine Methane (CMM) recovery from active coal mines into a sustainable / reliable natural gas business thereby making the mines safe and reducing the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of the company along with establishing Carbon Credits. Sale of recovered and processed natural gas (10 MMCFD) has become a profit center and earned the utmost credibility in the gas industry for over 10 yrs.

  • Coal-to-Liquids - Provided technical and marketing leadership for the potential development of a $3.5 billion dollar Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) project (24,000 BBL/Day) in PA to utilize America’s abundant supply of coal and convert it into Aviation Jet Fuel, Diesel Fuel and other fuels by integrating Coal-to-Liquids technology (CTL) with DTC’s own Gas Separation Technology for Hydrogen production via steam reforming and bringing hard-to-get Coal Mine Methane with GHG Credits at the same time.

2003–Jan 2013: Vice President & Supervisory Board Member

  • Coal Gas Recovery, LP (ANR Sub)

  • Successfully completed a world class 12 MMCFD coal mine methane Gas Processing Plant, 90 mi Pipeline Gathering system, and a 50 Well Drilling Program of horizontal and vertical wells in SW PA. Mr. D’Amico organized the winning of the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council’s “High Tech Excellence in Green Technology Award”. The award recognizes businesses in the region that have put environmentally sound practices in place while embracing technological advances.

2011–Present: Advisory Board Member Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

  • The State of Virginia created the CIT for the purpose of early funding of high technology companies within the state as well as providing advice and guidance to achieve success.

1984-1997: Pres-COO-Board Member -Nitrotec Corporation, New York, NY

1984-1997: President & COO - Nitrotec Engineering Inc, Baltimore, MD

1989-1997: President & COO - Nitrotec Helium Corp, Denver/Houston

1972–1983: Director of Engineering - C. M. Kemp Co, Baltimore

  • C.M. Kemp manufactured chemical process equipment such as Combustion Inert Gas Generators, Gas Purification Plants, Gas Dryers and Compressed Air Dryers

1967–1972: Marine Engineer - Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding, Sparrows Point, MD

Professional Licenses

Professional Engineer, P.E. - Maryland, USA - 1973
P.E. 8474 “Chemical Engineering”
Professional Engineer, P.E. - Ontario, Canada - 1975
Professional Engineer, P.E. - Pennsylvania - 1983
Honorary PhD from Bergbau-Forschung Germany - 1994
Chemical Engineering – Nat Gas Processes
Utilizing Carbon Molecular Sieve for N2 Reject

Professional Affiliations

AICHE American Society of Chemical Engineers
Speaker at numerous conferences - Gas Separations and Energy Sources

ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Speaker for Petroleum Division - Offshore Technology conferences

CBM–Forum North American Coalbed Methane Forum
Speaker at numerous conferences regarding CMM Recovery and Utilization

EPA Environmental Protection Agency Outreach Program
Speaker and recognized authority in utilization of coalbed methane

Laurance Reid Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference
Speaker for Unique Gas Processing of Unconventional Natural Gas

DOD US Dept. of Defense
Naval Aircraft Carrier N2 Gen.

IHEA Industrial Heating & Equipment Assoc.
Instructor for Combustion Technology Seminar
Author of Industry Textbook “Combustion Technology”

ASM American Society of Metals
Instructor for Heat Treating Course “Furnace Atmospheres”

GRI-GTI Gas Research Institute


  • Process for Helium Recovery #5,080,694; BWV-Germany; 1-14-92; Crude He Recovery from Nat Gas

  • Process for Helium Enrichment #5,089,048; BWV-Germany; 2-18-92; Pure He Recovery from Crude He

  • Natural Gas Enrichment Process #5,536,300; Nitrotec; 7-16-96; CH4 Recovery from Nat Gas (NRU)

  • Helium Recovery #5,542,966; Nitrotec; 8-16-96; Crude He Recovery from Nat Gas

  • Helium Recovery from higher Helium Content Streams #08/655,872; Nitrotec; 7-16-96; Pure He Recovery for Crude He

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