Richard Platt

Principal Consultant

Richard is experienced in providing strategy support, market analysis and techno-economic assessments to international energy and chemicals companies and investors. He co-leads E4tech’s work in sustainable fuels, chemicals and bioenergy.

He works extensively on topics related to bio-based, CO2 based and recycled chemicals and fuels produced using a range of innovative technologies including in biorefineries, from electrolytic hydrogen and waste carbon, and in chemical/advanced recycling facilities. 

Richard leads projects for international production companies, industry consortia, governments, intergovernmental organisations and financial institutions. 

He has a background in energy and chemicals consulting and is skilled in developing operational and financial models, cost benchmarking, strategic analysis and delivering data-driven insights.  He also has knowledge across commercial, technical and environmental aspects of a range of speciality and commodity chemicals, and the decarbonisation of industry.

During his postgraduate degree at Cranfield University, Richard completed two research projects for the multinational brewer SABMiller, focusing on sustainable packaging innovation and the circular economy.  He has a BEng in Chemical Engineering from The University of Manchester and has industrial experience in the pulp and paper sector.