Richard Taylor has a strong analytical mindset and broad renewable energy background that he has applied to a range of technical and economic assessments across the bioenergy sector. Since joining E4tech in 2008, he has conducted reviews of advanced biofuel and biomass conversion technologies, conducted energy system modelling to 2050, developed new GHG methodologies, and advised clients on feedstock sustainability, supply potentials and business models.
Recent projects include estimating the potential for advanced drop-in biofuel production by 2030, with the resulting policy recommendations informing changes to the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, and an ‘Innovation Needs Assessment’ for the UK Government including biomethane and biohydrogen with carbon capture. Richard is currently the technical advisory lead for the UK Department for Transport’s £22m grant-funded “Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition”, and is also piloting a new methodology to value the energy system benefits of innovation for the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
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.