Nevada Clean Technical Advisory Committee


Marlyn BallinMarlyn Ballain – Advisor

Marlyn Ballain has over 35 years experience in the Light Metals industry, working in production, research and development of magnesium, aluminum, calcium metals and related chemical products.  For the past 16 years, he has owned and operated Ballain Consulting, Inc., a management consulting firm that advises domestic and international clients on light metals production, development, safety and environmental operations.  Marlyn also spent nearly 28 years working for Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina.  He holds five patents and has co-authored four papers related to light metals production and development.  In 1988, he received an award for his co-authored paper on “Extractive Metallurgy Technology” by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society of The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. Marlyn received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University.


Neale NeelamegghamNeale Neelameggham - Advisor

Dr. Neale Neelameggham is partner/owner of Ind LLC consulting on metal production and energy technology.

As one of the original engineers when US Magnesium’s plant started up in 1972, Dr. Neelameggham has over forty years of Experience in the magnesium industry. He is recognized as a premier researcher and inventor/co-inventor in the magnesium field and holds 13 registered patents with over 14 papers and publications to his credit. He has several professional affiliations and is a permanent member of the Magnesium Committee of the Light Metals Division of the Metallurgical Society.


Ralph 'Bud' CarterRalph ‘Bud’ Carter – Advisor

Ralph Carter has over 40 years of experience in the development and operations of Ferrosilica plants. He was project manager and engineer for Alcoa at the Addy magnesium plant from 1989 – 2000 and responsible for evaluating, operating parameters, environmental controls and economic profitability. His previous employer for 20 years was Hanna Mining Company in Riddle, Oregon where he was the operations manager of the Ferrosilica plant and responsible for all activities at the mine and smelter where high quality product was produced.


David Wakefield

David Wakefield – Advisor

David Wakefield is President of WAI International, Inc. assisting clients in market development, project development and financing within the energy and pollution control industries. His current projects include industrial and small-medium scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle facilities (IGCC); innovative systems for coal-fired plants to improve efficiency and reduce emissions; industrial site redevelopment and application of bio-based lubricants.

He has over thirty eight years in the electric power and process industries. His expertise encompasses independent power generation and electric utility equipment. This is combined with experience in systems supply, maintenance, operations, consulting and project development. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the energy and pollution control industries.

David served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Econo – Power International Corporation which he founded in 1990. This company identified and significantly upgraded coal gasification systems and separate sulfur removal systems to offer clean, economic and environmentally friendly syngas for power and industrial fuel. He co-holds patents and patents-pending for the combined system and various other patents on the use and application of air-blown gasification.


Ron Hall – Advisor

Ron Hall has over 35 years of practical international experience in project planning, management, operation, evaluation and design of global mining projects.

Recently he retired from Wardrop Engineering Inc. (now Tetra Tech) as Vice President of the mining division, his area of responsibility was in project planning and oversight.  Additionally, he was responsible for starting the Wardrop office in Vancouver where he became a Partner in the firm 2005.  He then proceeded to open offices in the UK, Beijing, Chile, Brazil, Hong Kong and Perth.

Ron has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Metallurgy from the University of Wales and has operated both nickel/copper concentrators up to 80,000 tonnes per day which included smelter and furnace operations.


Ken Wright – Advisor

Ken comes to the Company with over 37 years of accounting experience, with the last eighteen years as an associate with BDO Dunwoody LLP. His extensive experience has seen him as Coordinating Board Member for C.G.A. courses with the University of Caledonia and past auditor of the Okanagan Chapter of C.G.A. Association of British Columbia


Don Stirling – Advisor

As the founder and President of Epscan Industries, Ltd., Don brings Nevada Clean nearly four decades of proven experience providing major project construction and logistical services to the oil and gas, co-generation, mining, pulp, wood and paper industries in Canada.  More specifically, under Don’s leadership and utilizing the latest innovative technology in project management, welding fabrication, installation, instruction, commissioning, maintenance and programming, Epscan has provided comprehensive support and services relating to electrical installation, distribution and process instrumentation to its clients since 1978.