Business Development Manager, Energy Transition Industry
Brigitte Jacobs works as a Business Leader Energy Transition Industry with TNO. She holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering with a Post graduate degree in Business Economics. Prior to working with TNO, she has held both technical and commercial roles within a variety of large chemical multinationals (e.g. ExxonMobil, DuPont, DSM) in different places across the globe. At TNO, she supports different industry partners with the introduction of new technology developments that help them reduce their carbon footprint and meet their climate goals.
Paul James, BSc MSc
SLR Consulting Ltd; event chair
Originally trained as a Chemist and in Chemical Engineering, Paul has spent over 30 years working internationally in the Energy and Environment fields for both the Public and Private Sector. His experience covers a wide range of themes including industrial emissions and industrial impact reduction, renewable energy technologies, projects & policy development and delivery, and he has specific expertise in waste-to-energy and biomass energy projects. As the author of the first EU “Best Available Techniques” Reference (BREF) document on thermal waste treatments (2006) he is well known internationally for his expertise in this area. Over the last 15 years he has worked on numerous projects for the development and implementation of waste and energy infrastructure, as an adviser to national and international governments & agencies, and developed leading international consulting businesses in these areas. He is the Chairman of the UK Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Special Interest Group on Thermal Waste Treatment and the author / co-author of papers on issues including low carbon energy and resources/waste management, a supervisor of university projects, and author of technical policy documents regarding national and international emission regulation.