Air Fuel Synthesis welcomes new Chairman David Still CBE
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 16:02
Air Fuel Synthesis Ltd, the pioneering carbon-neutral fuels business, is pleased to announce that David Still CBE has agreed to become Chairman of the company in succession to Prof Tony Marmont.
Tony, one of the original founders of the company, remains a director of AFS with specific responsibility for R&D and a continuing inspiration to the team.
David Still has worked as a wind-energy developer for more than 26 years. He has been a UK government advisor on renewable energy, and a wind turbine manufacturer with US-based, AIM- listed, Clipper Windpower. At Clipper he led the development of a 10 MW offshore wind turbine.
David developed the UK's first offshore wind farm at Blyth. For five years he was the Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association overseeing change to a business focussed organisation and led discussions with industry, Government and The Crown Estate to formulate policy for the offshore wind sector. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2007 for services to Energy.
On his appointment, David paid tribute to his predecessor and looked forward to the future:
“Under Tony’s leadership this business has gone from the germ of an idea to an operational fuel-from-air demonstration facility producing a variety of carbon-neutral synthetic hydrocarbon fuels and on the verge of building its first commercial plant.
In taking on this role at this exciting time in the company’s evolution, I am grateful for Tony’s continuing support. The business case for investment in our technology - with a focus on initial niche markets - is increasingly strong.
In specialist areas, such as motor sports, our first commercial fuel synthesis plant will provide many advantages and price match fossil fuels to provide a price-predictable secure supply of carbon-neutral fuel for the 20+ year life of the plant.”
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