Pat Howes is one of our senior bioenergy experts, having worked in the area for over 20 years. She has been involved in bioenergy from the start in the UK, managing the Government’s landfill gas research programme in the 1980s and expanding into anaerobic digestion and biomass in the early 1990s. Pat’s expertise relates to the supply and demand for bioenergy, including an understanding of Government policy and regulation, bioenergy costs, supply strategies, combustion and environmental issues.
Pat has provided support and assistance to the UK Government and European Commission for a number of years; she also has over a decade of advising the private sector on the feasibility of bioenergy to suit their needs. She has been involved in major projects on the indirect impact of biofuels; on waste and waste wood; and has recently worked on the environmental impact of renewables and the energy infrastructure. She currently manages a Task for the International Energy Agency on integration of energy from waste into solid waste management. Pat has presented on bioenergy at many national and international events in Europe, America, Asia and South Africa.