Biogas UK 2014,etc.venues Maple House, Birmingham, UK
The UK’s biogas meeting place - Biogas UK 2014

Biogas UK 2014 speakers

Mr Fredrik Adams speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Fredrik Adams
Venture Partner
Sustainable Technology Investors

Fredrik Adams is a renewable energy entrepreneur with ten years prior experience in venture capital. In 2009 he formed Adgen Energy (now Tamar Energy) which raised £97m of equity capital in 2012 to become the no.1 biogas business in the UK. In 2013 he formed Firglas which is delivering biogas and hydroelectric projects together with Sustainable...

Dr Amaya Arias-Garcia speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Dr Amaya Arias-Garcia
Head of Technology
Tamar Energy

Amaya is an Engineer and currently Head of Technology at Tamar Energy. Amaya has been involved in the UK commercial AD industry since its inception and has worked in a number of roles from consultant and project engineer to project manager. She has collaborated in the building of over 10 AD plants in the UK and understands the processes, the...

Mr John Baldwin speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr John Baldwin
Chairman of REA Biogas Group
REA Biogas Group

John is a former President of the SBGI (Society of British Gas Industries) and is Chairman of the Renewable Energy Association Biogas Group. 

Jemma Benson speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Jemma Benson
Associate Director

Jemma has over 10 years experience in the environmental and renewable energy sector. Jemma has been with CO2Sense since 2006 during which time she has progressed to become Director. Jemma established and now runs the renewable energy fund which is now the focus of all CO2Sense activity. Through this activity she has supported through direct...

Mr Andy Bull speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Andy Bull
Head of Regional Strategy & Planning
Severn Wye Energy Agency

Andy has been with Severn Wye Energy Agency for seven years and for much of that time has been involved with EU funded projects relating to anaerobic digestion.  Prior to joining the agency he spent 30 years in local government – mostly involved with town planning and sustainable development.

Mr Chris Dow speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Chris Dow
Closed Loop Recycling

Chris came over to the UK in 2004 when closed loop recycling infrastructure was almost non-existent. Chris’s and his business partner Rob Pascoe managed to secure funding and build the UK's first multi-million pound Closed Loop Recycling plant, developing new technologies and supporting the fledgling UK recycling industry. Since that time...

Mr Michael Dunn speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Michael Dunn
Iona Capital

Michael has over 20 years' experience within waste management and infra-structure investment. He has worked for both the public and private sector and held board positions for the last 15 years of his career including chairman of ELWA Ltd, which operates the largest MBT facility within the UK. In addition to his roles and responsibilities as ...

Mr Stuart Easterbrook speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Stuart Easterbrook
Contracts Manager
National Grid

Stuart heads up the Contract Management team in National Grid Gas Distribution which is responsible for a number of areas including the contractual and commercial aspects of National Grid’s connections for biomethane gas to grid projects. Stuart has worked in many Operational and Commercial areas of National Grid during his career, covering both ...

Dr Sandra Esteves speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Dr Sandra Esteves
Director, Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion
University Of Glamorgan

Dr Sandra Esteves (member of the REA and ADBA) – Director of the Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, Sustainable Environment Research Centre, University of South Wales. Sandra has over 18 years’ experience in biotechnology. Sandra directs the Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, a centre which acts as a process...

Mr Simon Farris speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Simon Farris
Renewable Energy Opportunities Manager
Severn Trent Water

Simon joined Severn Trent Water’s Graduate programme in 2004. Over the last 10 years Simon has held a number of operational roles within Severn Trent before joining the Renewable Energy Department in 2011. Since then Simon has worked on a number of projects – developing feasibility studies and promoting schemes in a wide number of renewable...

Mr Benjamin Fillion speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Benjamin Fillion
Business Developer - New Energies
Air Liquide

Benjamin Fillion has been involved in the biogas industry since 2011. Starting as project engineer within Verdesis SA, a subsidiary of the EDF renewable energy group, he joined Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies as a Sales Engineer dedicated on the promotion of biogas upgrading plants based upon membrane technology. He recently...

Mr Nick Finding speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Nick Finding
J V Energen

35 years in agriculture running the family farming business. In 2002 Nick Finding pulled together a joint venture farming business - J V Farming Ltd 2009. JVF identified an opportunity to create a joint venture energy business with the Duchy of Cornwall. Nick Finding will present the Poundbury Plant case study which was the UK’s first commercial ...

Mr Matthew Flint speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Matthew Flint
JFS Associates

Matthew Flint is a Director of JFS & Associates Ltd based in North Yorkshire. The company has gone from strength to strength in the last three years and has over 10 anaerobic digestion plants in planning and operation across the North East and Cumbria. Matthew’s role within the company focuses on business development and managing the complex ...

Mr Tony Glover speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Tony Glover
Director of Policy
Energy Network Association

Tony has a background in Whitehall and Westminster, having worked at the heart of government for two chief whips as well as a spell in 10 Downing Street. Since 2003 he has worked for the electricity and gas sector through Energy Networks Association. He is currently Director of Policy where he is responsible for the...

Mrs Gaynor Hartnell speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mrs Gaynor Hartnell
Consultant- past CEO of REA
Renewable Energy Association

Gaynor is a freelance renewable energy consultant.  Until August 2013, she was the Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association, a pan-technology trade body established in 2001.  Gaynor played a catalytic role in its establishment, was its first staff member, and became Chief Executive in March 2010.  Her involvement in the renewables...

Mr Sean Hill speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Sean Hill
Organic and Biosolids Solutions Manager

Sean entered the Agricultural industry in 1989, and after a period in time quarrying and sales work with Southern Water on biosolids sales. Sean spent a short spell with Agrivert as contract manager and moved into Wessex Water managing their biosolids and sludge operations. 5 years ago Sean was one of the founder managers of GENeco, the...

Chris Holmes speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Chris Holmes
Managing Director, Waste & Bioenergy
Green Investment Bank

Chris heads up the Waste & Bioenergy team at the UK Green Investment Bank plc, a UK Government sponsored institution created in October 2012. With a capital allocation of £3.8 billion, the bank’s mission is to accelerate the transition of the UK to a ‘greener’ economy. Initial investment focus is in Offshore Wind, Waste and Energy...

Fiona Maudsley-Drain speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Fiona Maudsley-Drain
Technical and Compliance Director
TEG Environmental Ltd

With over 15 years’ experience as a waste industry professional, Fiona joined TEG in 1998 after receiving her BSc Honours Degree in Medical Microbiology from the University of Leeds. Joining TEG in the early stages of its development has enabled Fiona to gain invaluable business knowledge relating to the successful development of a small...

Stephen McCulloch speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Stephen McCulloch
Managing Director
Chesterfield Biogas & Chairman, Biomethane-to-Grid Working Group, ADBA

Stephen is chairman of the Biomethane-to-Grid Working Group at the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association (ADBA) - a leading trade body in the renewable energy. Stephen is also Managing Director of Chesterfield Biogas. Since starting Chesterfield BioGas in 2008 Stephen has led pioneering work on ground-breaking UK Biomethane to grid...

Mr William Mezzullo speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr William Mezzullo
Associate Director
Future Biogas

William is an Associate Director of Project Development at Future Biogas Ltd. Prior to joining Future Biogas in 2010, William was Head of Renewables at ZEF UK, an international sustainability consultancy.

Mr Alan Midwinter speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Alan Midwinter
Commercial manager

Alan has delivered many of Scotia Gas Networks large gas infrastructure projects in recent times. Supporting UK biomethane development from 2009, he lead the UK’s 1st award winning biomethane projects at Didcot (2010) and Poundbury (2012). He is responsible for the SGN’s commercial biogas & biomethane multi project portfolio within the...

Ms Lorna Millington speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Ms Lorna Millington
Design Manager
National Grid

Lorna has worked for Gas Distribution for over 15 years. She leads the Local Transmission network analysis team and the Gas Distribution work on future for Gas. Responsible for drawing together the various strands of information and analysing their impact on the potential use of the Gas Distribution network.

Dr Geraldine Newton Cross speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Dr Geraldine Newton Cross
Bioenergy Strategy Manager
Energy Technologies Institute

Geraldine has been with the Energy Technologies Institute almost since its inception in 2007.  Initially as Programme Manager for Marine, before also launching the Bioenergy programme area in 2010.  In 2013 she became ETI’s Bioenergy Strategy Manager, responsible for establishing the direction and focus of the Bioenergy Programme area. Prior...

Mr Richard Nuttall speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Richard Nuttall
Business Development Manager
Clydesdale Bank

Richard Nuttall is a Business Development Manager with Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank. Richard's industry and commercial experience has been developed over a 27 year career in Corporate Banking and in recent years has been directly involved in providing finance to support commercial and agricultural clients invest in Anaerobic Digestion. He ...

Mr Mike Orr speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Mike Orr
Vice Chairman for ORG & Consultant for The Teg Group
The Teg Group

Mike is immediate past Chairman of The Association for Organic Recycling [AfOR]. Formerly the Composting Association, and is currently Vice Chairman of The Organic Recycling Group ORG. Past Chairman, and current Committee Member of ORG Scotland. Formerly Scottish Composting Association. Mike is currently working as an Independent Consultant in...

Katy Read speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Katy Read
Policy Manager
Ofgem- Renewable Heat Incentive

Katy Read is Policy Manager on the Ofgem non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Development team. She specialises in the technical areas of policy development such as biogas, CHP, metering, sustainability and air quality. Previous to this she was Technical Manager on the RHI Operations team. The RHI is designed to increase the uptake of...

Andrew Rennie speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Andrew Rennie

Andrew Studied agriculture at college followed by an engineering course. Andrew worked on the family farm before diversifying into waste management and renewable energy with the instillation of an Anaerobic Digester in 2006.

Dawn Revens speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Dawn Revens
Head of operational support
Tamar Energy

Dawn has a background in a variety of technical and operational disciplines in both the Food Industry and the AD industry. She is currently Head of Operational Support at Tamar Energy and amongst other things manages Site Compliance with the various regulatory bodies as well as digestate offtake from the 4 operational AD sites. She believes...

Mr Steve Roberts speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Steve Roberts
Head of Market Intelligence- RHI Team
Department of Energy & Climate Change

As Head of Market Intelligence Steve is involved in shaping and monitoring the success of the RHI policy in terms of its impact on the markets. He helps the RHI team and senior stakeholders in DECC maintain a better understanding of the renewable heat sector and provide regular input into the development and delivery of the policy. Prior to...

Ute Roelen speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Ute Roelen
Chief Economist
Department for Transport

Ute works for the Department for Transport as an Economic Advisor, currently supporting the Low Carbon Fuels Policy Team. She has worked as a Government Economist for six years and has previously worked in consulting and economic forecasting.

Dr Beth Rounsefell speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Dr Beth Rounsefell
Technical Manager
Tamar Enery

Beth is an engineer with over 10 years of experience in anaerobic digestion and the wider wastes management field. Currently working as Technical Manager at Tamar Energy, she provides technical support to AD projects with a current focus on digestate management solutions for existing and upcoming projects. 

Mr Dominic Scholfield speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Dominic Scholfield
Managing Director
Mint Green Sustainability

Dominic Scholfield is a consultant with experience of both managing and analysing trials of a range of alternative fuel vehicles, and of advising fleet clients on the benefits of biomethane as a fuel. Combining a background in environmental science and data analysis with experience in business and communications, for the last 10 years he has...

Mr Stuart Stephens speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Stuart Stephens
Commercial Director
Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency

For the last five years Stuart has been Commercial Director at NFPA leading the team as the business grows its e-POWER and e-ROC on-line auction platforms for the buying and selling of renewable power and ROCs.

Daniel Von Scheven speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Daniel Von Scheven
Managing Director

A civil engineer with specialization in environmental engineering, Daniel Scheven practiced as an engineer before he went into private equity and venture capital for fourteen years where he took on both executive roles within portfolio companies as well as working on the investment management side. Before co-founding AcrEnergy four years ago...

Mr Bill Weil speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Bill Weil
Chief investment officer
Ludgate Investments

Bill Weil is the Chief Investment Officer of Ludgate Investments, responsible for investments, strategy and management of the investment team. He started his career at Environmental Resources Management as a consultant, moving on to various operational experiences, including helping to turn around a start-up in the metals sector. Prior to...

Mr Robert Wilby speaking at Biogas UK 2014
Mr Robert Wilby
Head of Business Development

Rob joined Scotia Gas Networks in 2009, and was Head of Finance before moving to Business Development in 2013. His main role is to develop commercial business from a collection of project opportunities (Rainbarrow farm, Poundbury and virtual pipeline, Crouchland Biogas) and turn these into a successful commercial business stream.

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