Richard Platt

Managing Consultant

Richard is experienced in providing strategy support, market analysis and techno-economic assessments to international energy and chemicals companies and investors.


Richard brings experience in energy, chemicals and sustainable innovation.  He joined E4tech from Nexant where he was a Senior Consultant and has over seven years’ consulting experience in the energy and chemicals sectors.  He has provided advisory services to international production companies, governments, intergovernmental organisations and financial institutions, primarily investment banks and private equity firms.

Richard has led growth strategy projects, market studies and techno-economic assessments. He is skilled in developing operational and financial models, cost benchmarking, strategic analysis and delivering data-driven insights.

His focus is on electrochemicals, biofuels and biochemicals, waste-to-energy/chemicals and energy integration in production facilities.  He also has knowledge across commercial, technical and environmental aspects of a range of speciality and commodity chemicals.

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.