Richard Taylor has a broad technical background that he has applied to a range of technical and economic assessments across the bioenergy and biochemicals sector. Since joining E4tech in 2008, he has developed UK and global biomass supply cost curves, conducted reviews of advanced biofuel and biomass conversion technologies, and advised clients on feedstock sustainability, indirect land-use change and energy crop business models.
Recent projects include a comprehensive review of sugar-based routes to biochemicals for the European Commission, and a ‘Technology Innovation Needs Assessment’ across the bioenergy sector for the UK Government, which included bioenergy with CCS. Richard currently leads two consortia for the Energy Technologies Institute’s ‘Techno-Economic Assessment of Biomass Pre-Processing’ project, and development of the spatially explicit ‘Bioenergy Value Chain Model’ toolkit to identify optimal UK pathways out to 2050.
Prior to joining E4tech in 2008, he worked for REpower UK, monitoring wind turbine operations, and has also undertaken an internship at the investment bank Rothschild. Richard holds an MMathPhys (first class) from Warwick University and an MSc (with distinction) in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, specialising in Energy Policy.