BJ Johnson

ClearFlame Engine Technologies

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. BJ Johnson is CEO and co-founder of ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a growing startup dedicated to developing clean engine technology for heavy-duty truck, off-highway, and industrial applications. Together with co-founder Dr. Julie Blumreiter, BJ founded ClearFlame to develop solutions that increase the performance of and reduce emissions from internal combustion engines using decarbonized fuel, such as ethanol. BJ was the lead inventor on a patent filed by Stanford University for this work, which now forms the center of ClearFlame’s intellectual property. BJ’s passion and leadership for this work have helped him to secure investors and strategic partners, including the support of multiple industry manufacturers, agencies like the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and world-class accelerators like StartX, I-Corps, Ameren Accelerator, and WERCBench Labs. In 2021, BJ was named one of the Grist 50—an annual list of emerging leaders from across the US working on fresh, real-world solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. BJ earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

Sessions With BJ Johnson

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 05:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 05:30 pm

    ClearFlame Engines | Driving Tomorrow's Diesel Trucks with Today's Decarbonized Liquids

    Presentation Agribusiness & Biofuels Innovation & Technology Carbon Management/Decarbonization Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment) Power & Renewables Start-ups

    ClearFlame’s patented technology enables heavy duty diesel engines to operate on a range of low carbon liquids. Hear CEO BJ Johnson discuss how alcohol fuels can accelerate sustainability in hard-to-electrify applications by leveraging today's production and distribution infrastructure.