back to listings SME Profile: Futurbio Limited
Engineering Consultancy advisory services in the Energy Sector.
Providing services to public and private sector customers on the development, operation and maintenance of energy plant fuelled with biomass and waste feedstocks. Experience covers 22 years involvement with bio energy projects including work in the public sector since 1996.
The Company was founded in 2003
by Paul Apps CEng. FI Mech E MCIWM ACQI the principal consultant.
Paul Apps has an extensive track record in engineering consultancy and bioenergy plant contracting. His early career in marine engineering was followed by mainstream engineering consultancy and then contracting. He was founding engineer at Fibrowatt Ltd. the developers, owners and operators of the world's first commercial power plants fuelled with poultry litter. At Fibrowatt he was responsible for setting up, and running an operating business of three stand alone plants, total output 64MW. The Company pioneered electricity generation from multi biomass firing of agricultural and forestry fuels in the UK.
FuturBio services include practical advice and due diligence to investors, company management and operators. Topics cover project feasibility, technical development, cash flow forecasting, project scheduling, project execution, management systems and plant operation. This type of work fits well with FuturBio’s experience.
Equipment selection covers economic, performance operability and sustainability matters. All of these aspects are also well covered by FuturBio experience.
Skills cover all aspects of program management, conceptual design of complete plant including fuel preparation, conditioning and handling, thermal and power systems, estimating and setting up construction and operating contracts.
Management systems covering all power plant business processes are another key competency.
Fuels know-how covers biomass fuels both vegetable and animal including meat and bone meal and tallow as well as conventional fossil fuels. .
FuturBio’s aim is the creation of innovative, simple and sustainable engineering and business solutions.
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