Business Team



Alfluz is an oil production technology company with offices in Houston, Texas and Calgary, Canada.


Over the course of the past few years, we have perfected our proprietary M-CRACK system, which uses charge modification principles to quickly separate contaminants from heavy oil during the production process without the use of dilutants. The main output from the M-CRACK is increased yield of pipeline-ready oil, which in turn increases overall profit margin.



The Alfaluz team of experts includes some of the foremost thinkers in bitumen production technology. Our innovative system, combined with years of expertise, provides profitability for our clients even in times of growing regulation and economic uncertainty. Our Calgary office was established to provide Alberta's operators with easy access to Alfaluz's technology and innovations.

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Scot von Bergen 

Founder & CEO

Scot is the Founder & CEO of Alfaluz as well as an established entrepreneur and founder of multiple global companies. Serving in a variety of sales and leadership roles over a career spanning more than forty years Scot has recently dedicated much of his efforts to establishing and managing start-up initiatives. Alfaluz was founded in 2013 with a vision dedicated to the development, manufacturing, and sale of disruptive technologies (chemicals and equipment) to dramatically increase the value of produced heavy crude oils at the wellhead and to remediate contaminated soils and pits fast and at very low cost while respecting the environment.  Contact Scot

Oscar Coustasse Maass

General Manager

Oscar is an engineer specializing in energy with more than 30 years experience of in developing and deploying innovative processes and technology. His experience includes expertise in oil refining, electricity generation, transportation, and distribution of natural gas, geothermal and solar. Contact Oscar

Marina von Bergen

Marina brings two decades of business strategy, marketing, and communications to the Alfaluz team. Having worked in large global firms such as Deloitte as well as smaller boutique organizations, she brings a well-rounded and results-driven approach to her strategic role with Alfaluz. 

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Simon Raven

General Manager - Canada

Simon is a geologist, innovator, and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience working in the energy and cleantech space. With a track record of starting and running successful businesses, Simon is committed to evolving the energy industry in ways that are more profitable while reducing environmental impact. Contact Simon