Chester has a technical background and experience in energy systems, fuel cells and hydrogen and low-carbon transport projects. At E4tech, Chester has worked across the sustainable energy sphere. Some examples of his work include market and supply chain analysis for the fuel cells and hydrogen, techno-economic assessments of low-carbon fuel production and an investigation into using biofuels for emission reductions in shipping.
His previous research focussed on energy systems, specifically the decarbonisation of the electricity systems aided by energy storage technologies. He used energy systems modelling techniques to seek cost optimal pathways to reach policy targets. In addition, Chester led a group research project into the greenhouse gas reduction pathways for the international shipping.
Chester completed his MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London, specialising in energy economics and policy. Prior to this, he worked in marine conservation in Cambodia, contributing to a small NGO that instigated the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the country and gained diverse experience in a wide range of sustainability issues. Chester also holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Birmingham, with his undergraduate degree including technical projects on wave and nuclear energy.