About

The Environment

I am passionate about ensuring this planet is passed to the next generation in a better state than we are at present. Globally we must move to greater sustainability through renewable power, energy efficiency and improved waste management.

I am a Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.

International Trade

I have travelled widely both personally and professionally. In order to support sustainable growth and development I believe international trade is key, sharing knowledge and best practice both domestically and internationally.

I work with the UK’s Department for International Trade as a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Andrew Mason

    Hi Alex
    I followed a link from Wikipedia here about using the digestate from Anaerobic Digesters as a feedstock for Fibreboards–but the article does not seem to exist on your site. Have you any knowledge of this? I am primarily interested in using something similar as a ‘blown’ insulant, similar to the Warmcel blown cellulose fibre system (now, sadly, only produced abroad!) if you have knowledge of it.
    Any pointer would be gratefully received.
    Brgds
    Andrew Mason

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    1. clarkeenergyuk Post author

      Hello Andrew,

      Thank you for your message. I’m in the process of updating these pages and it seems there is a broken link. I did quite a lot of work characterising fibrous anaerobic digestate originating from an Israeli anaerobic digester – specifically a UASB digester. The material was highly fibrous and we investigated its potential to be used both directly or combined with plastics.

      Kind regards

      Alex

      Reply
      1. Andrew Mason

        Hi Alex

        Thank you for the prompt reply. Is it possible to obtain a copy of the report? As I said I am looking at the possibility of using it as an ‘eco-friendly’ insulant in out Timberframe panels (we are a small scale Timberframe manufacturer), where it would be ‘blown’ into place using the type of equipment commonly used in the UK for installing Cavity Wall insulation. I have used Warmcel in the past for similar purposes (it is a cellulose fibre produced from re-cycled newspapers) but it can only be obtained by importing now (used to be made in Wales) and I would be concerned about the overall Carbon Footprint. We do have a small scale (Maize fed) AD plant about 1km away though but I’ve no idea if it is ASAB. Being located where we are we may be able to get Grant Funding to investigate any possibilities.
        Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
        Brgds
        Andrew

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