Richard Taylor has a broad technical background that he has applied to a range of technical and economic analysis across bioenergy, fuel cells and other energy types. He has developed UK and global biomass supply cost curves, conducted reviews of gasification technologies, and assessed the Indirect Land-Use Change impacts of producing European rapeseed biodiesel and biochemicals from Brazilian sugarcane. Recent projects include a techno-economic assessment of biomass power with CCS for the Energy Technologies Institute, and a ‘Technology Innovation Needs Assessment’ across the bioenergy sector for the UK Government. Richard has been responsible for much of E4tech’s technical management support to the Carbon Trust’s Polymer Fuel Cells Challenge.
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. He also volunteered in a renewable energy installation charity in rural Peru. 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. His thesis focused on reliability modelling of electricity networks with the integration of renewable energy and microgrids.