Concept --> Project --> Venture

Executive Management Consulting


Consulting Services on new technology/ventures for:
- inventors and entrepreneurs
- investors
- public sector


Inventor/Entrepreneur Services:
- concept planning
- business mentoring and negotiations
- feasibility studies and business plans
- pro forma design and analysis


Investor/Public Sector Services:
- venture/technology vetting and audits
- business preparedness
- stage of commercial development
- commercial potential

Our focus is concept planning and start-ups on commercializing innovation, emerging biofuels, and Indigenous bioeconomy ventures.  We provide the business skills and executive coaching to help create small businesses, and offer feasibility studies, pro forma design and analysis, business plans, and technology/venture vetting and audits.

Sixth Element Sustain. Mgmt.

Sixth Element Sustainable Management is a “boutique” consulting firm specializing in concept planning, start-ups, and early-stage companies that do not have the senior management depth or experience. We provide C-level services for inventorsentrepreneurs, investors, and public sector agencies, which are directly provided by the Managing Director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, Gerald Kutney.

Managing Director

Dr. Kutney, Ph.D. in chemistry, has participated in all aspects of innovation and technology commercialization from the research laboratory to patents to marketing to the executive suite. With two decades of executive experience in technology commercialization with global corporations and entrepreneurial enterprises, he brings the innovation of research and technology development, the financial discipline of big business, and the spirit of entrepreneurship to start-ups and early-stage companies.


Besides business mentoring and executive coaching, services include strategic leadership, contract negotiations, pro forma design and analysis, techno-commercial evaluations, feasibility studies, technology and venture vetting and audits.  Our recent studies can be found under Projects.  We provide these services on a part-time basis at a fraction of the cost of a full-time executive.  Our focus sectors are commercializing innovation, emerging biofuels and Indigenous bioeconomy ventures.

What is the Sixth Element?

The sixth element of the chemical periodic table is carbon (symbol “C”).  The replacement of fossil-fuel carbon by biofuels and related renewable carbon is an important option to fight climate change. Dr. Kutney has extensive executive experience in the emerging biofuels sector, especially related to pyrolysis, including torrefaction and biocoal, biochar, pyrolysis oil, and gasification. He has also written Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol, which examines the policy challenges for addressing climate change.