Richard has a strong analytical mindset and broad renewable energy background that he has applied to technical and economic assessments across bioenergy, low carbon fuels and whole energy systems for over 10 years. Since joining E4tech in 2008, he has conducted reviews of advanced biofuel and biomass conversion technologies, applied energy system modelling to 2050, developed new GHG methodologies for novel transport fuels, and advised clients on feedstock sustainability, supply potentials and business models.
Richard spent 2020 working as a Senior Analyst for the UK’s Climate Change Committee, leading their analysis in aviation, shipping, bioenergy, wastes and GHG removals, authoring several chapters for the Sixth Carbon Budget and the CCC’s 2020 Progress Report.
Previous E4tech projects include developing a new ‘Energy Innovation Needs Assessment’ methodology for BEIS, technical advisory support for DfT’s £22m grant-funded “Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition”, and estimating 2030 potentials for advanced drop-in biofuels to inform policy changes to the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.
Prior to first joining E4tech in 2008, Richard worked for REpower UK, monitoring wind turbine operations, and undertook 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.