Paul Emmitt will join the company with immediate effect and will take over responsibilities for the firm’s technology development programme
Emmitt is managing director and founder of Engsolve, an engineering consultancy that Powerhouse has worked with for the last four years, adding that in this role he has been “deeply involved” in the development of the company’s technology and has “considerable knowledge” of energy-from-waste (EfW) technology and markets.
The new CTO is also currently involved in the development of a number of EfW projects utilising a range of existing and emerging technologies and has also been part of the development of the company’s DMG process.
Powerhouse said it will employ Emmitt directly for two days a week, allowing him to continue in his present role at Engsolve. He will take over Ryan’s responsibilities for Powerhouse’s technology development programme, including all its design, research and project technical assurance activities as well as working closely with the management of Protos Plastics to Hydrogen No. 1 Limited, the special purpose vehicle building the first commercial scale DMG plant, to help achieve the timely completion of the project.
“I am delighted to be joining the Powerhouse team and am thrilled to be able to continue to be part of the development of this unique and pioneering technology. I look forward to working with the team to facilitate the completion of the first commercial scale DMG plant which will bolster the UK’s hydrogen economy”, Emmitt said in a statement.
“I warmly welcome Paul’s appointment. His close and long-standing involvement with the development of our technology makes him the ideal candidate for this important new post which has been created to ensure that our technical and engineering team continues to have strong leadership after David Ryan steps down from the board. Paul will attend Powerhouse board meetings and will bring valuable knowledge and experience to our discussions”, added Powerhouse executive chair Tim Yeo.
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