David Border Consultancy - Experience and selected projects

2017 – to present – Microbiologist – Kilbride Biotech Ltd. Technical advisor on microalgae and carbon mitigation.

2015 to present Consultant - Cracknore Kilbride Ltd Technical advisor on anaerobic digestion (AD) and the use of biogas to grow microalgae for carbon mitigation, and to manufacture high-value products such as pharmaceuticals, nutrachemicals, and polyhydroxyalkanoates (biodegradable plastics).

2012 to 2017 Technical Advisor - Tamar Energy Ltd

Technical Advisor to this company that has obtained £95 million venture capital funding to build and operate large-scale anaerobic digestion facilities in the UK. David Border Consultancy has provided experience in processing organic wastes by a range of physical and biological processes, in assessing the suitability of specific technologies, valorisation of digestate, and in developing value-added products for agricultural and horticultural markets.

2012 to 2015 Technical Advisor - Tamar Organics Ltd Technical advisor to this company that has 6 large-scale windrow and in vessel (IVC) composting facilities.

2011 to 2012 Consultant - Waste and Resources Action programme (WRAP) Provided advice to this UK Government organisation on the commercial-scale production of horticultural and agricultural composts, made from a wide range of organic wastes, using IVC systems.

2011 to 2012 Consultant - Helius Energy A market assessment for the sustainable use of fly & bottom ash residues from a large biomass power station.

2011 to 2012 Consultant - International Composting Corporation (ICC) Development of a re-circulated air supply and temperature control system for a rotating drum composting facility.

2007 to 2009 Technical Director - New Technologies Demonstrator Programme (Defra)

A £1.3 million project funded by Defra (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to demonstrate the efficiency of the batch tunnel composting technology, to optimise the composting process, and to determine the effect of the composting process upon the local environment.

2002 to 2011 Head of Composting - ADAS UK (Envar) Ltd

  • Responsible for technical support for composting and anaerobic digestion. Specific responsibilities included the selection of AD technologies, bid support, and in-vessel composting

  • 2009 -2010 Composting research - Home Office (2) The design, construction and operation of a bench-top in-vessel composting unit for the treatment of human pathogen contaminated crops

  • 2008 Composting research – Home Office (1) The development of processes for the treatment of human pathogen-contaminated crops, including in-vessel composting, lime stabilisation, ohmic heating and microwaves

  • Composting Research Ltd A long-term project (£3.4 million funding from Landfill Tax Credits) run by Composting Research Ltd., and carried out with ADAS UK

  • Defra Contained Composting in the Waste Industry project. A one-year project (£162,000 funding from Landfill Tax Credits) to determine the technical and cost efficiency of using a batch tunnel composting system to process the main UK organic wastes.

  • Waste Recycling Group (WRG) Responsible for the technical support of all of the company’s large-scale composting operations for the processing of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) fines, green waste, commercial organic wastes, and the manufacture of compost products.

Earlier clients and projects

Hensby Composts Ltd 2000

H. E. Humphries Ltd. 2000

Lincwaste Ltd. 2000

Composting Association 2000

Environment Agency 1998 –2000

Suffolk Waste Services Ltd 1999

AEA Technology 1998 to 2000

Hart District Council 1996

West Lancashire District Council 1996

Selby District Council 1997

UK Department of Trade and Industry 1995 -1999

Biffa Waste Services Ltd. 1999

Environment Agency 1998 - 2000

Thames Waste Management Ltd. 1999

North West Water 1999

UK Waste Management Ltd. 1998 – 1999 Environment Agency 1998

H. E. Humphries Ltd. 1998 – 1999

Northumbrian Environmental Management 1998

Hinton Organics Ltd. 1998

Charles Haswell & Partners Ltd. 1998

Department of the Environment 1995 - 1997

Northumbrian Environmental Management 1997

Norseman Plastics UK Ltd. 1997

orthumberland County Council 1997

Plastopan Ltd. 1997

Phizer plc 1997

Cleanaway Ltd. 1996

Cambridge City Council 1996

Levington Agriculture Ltd. 1996

Leicester City Council 1996

Rochford District Council 1997

Cadbury Schweppes Ltd. 1995-99

London Borough of Hackney 1996

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council 1996

Haymes Farm Produce Ltd. 1995

ADAS 1995

Anglian Water Services 1995

Oxfordshire County Council 1995

Department of the Environment 1993-1994

Amycel Inc. 1995

Cadbury Schweppes Ltd. 1994

Thames Water International 1994

Meat & Livestock Commission 1993-1994