Delivering the Clean Growth Plan: Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
- 08:30 - 16:30
- America Square Conference Centre, London
A commercially-minded chemical engineer with an automotive background and an interest in clean energy and air pollution, Michael is the Business Development Manager for Kiwa Gastec.
Responsible for driving the growth of Kiwa's testing, inspection, certification and consultancy services for oil, gas, solid fuel, renewable energy and hydrogen technologies, these services appeal to a wide market place. Clients range from heating and cooking appliance manufacturers to automotive component developers. This commercial role puts Michael's engineering expertise to good use, while also drawing on his automotive experience and his natural interest in clean energy.
Michael's interest in air pollution began when he was a visiting scholar at New York’s Cornell University, developing biomass cookstoves to reduce indoor air pollution in developing countries. Applying his expertise to automotive, he spent several years working for Jaguar Land Rover, initially researching exhaust gas aftertreatment technologies to address forthcoming emissions legislation in the Powertrain Research and Technology department. Moving on to a commercial role, he was then charged with facilitating innovation workshops to identify 'best value' solutions through value analysis and competitor benchmarking. With a primary focus on lightweighting and CO2 emissions reduction, his personal interests turned to hydrogen as a total solution and led to his move to Kiwa.