Dr Andrew Minchener, OBE has overall responsibility for the Clean Coal Centre’s activities, with special emphasis on maintaining a strong international profile for all aspects of clean coal utilisation, with a focus on outreach to developing and industrialising countries.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a Chartered Engineer. He has over 35 years’ experience in fossil fuel and biomass/waste utilisation, systems development, energy and environmental consultancy, and contract research and development, with particular emphasis on clean coal and CCUS issues in Europe and the Far East. This includes specific expertise in policy/institutional/regulatory analysis, techno/socio-economic analysis, training/capacity building, knowledge transfer and international business development.
Following a senior role at the British Coal Corporation Coal Research Establishment and its successor company CRE Group Services, he worked with a number of organisations including the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Energy Agency, the European Commission, the United Nations and the IEA Clean Coal Centre. He has undertaken numerous overseas assignments, including over 160 missions to the People’s Republic of China and other parts of Asia.
Andrew has a BSc in Chemistry and a MSc in Combustion & Explosion Studies (both from the University of Leeds), a DPhil in Coal Conversion Systems (University of Ulster), and a DSc in Energy and Environment studies (University of Leeds). He was awarded an OBE for his ’contribution to international science and clean energy cooperation with China’.
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