SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Green Technologies Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB:PGTK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Andrew Jolly as a non-executive director of the company with immediate effect.
Dr Jolly is the founder of Equis Energy Limited which specialises in creating, developing and delivering concepts for generating Biomass CHP and Biomass power-only projects. He focuses on the use of biomass, organic waste and hydrogen and has a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory and legislative factors that impact the technical and commercial specification and scale of projects.
A key part of Dr Jolly's expertise is in the assessing, accreditation and maintenance of renewable energy technologies in respect of schemes such as the Renewables Obligation (RO), Feed in Tariffs (FiTs), Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Combined Heat & Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA). This aspect of renewable energy projects is crucial when the associated benefits of renewable energy generation often comprise as much as two-thirds of the overall project income.
Dr. Jolly holds a Ph.D. in Energy Studies (1998, University of Cardiff), an MPhil in Energy Studies (1995, University of Cardiff) and a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering & Business Management (1993, University of Sussex).
Commenting on his appointment, Dr Jolly said: 'I am delighted to join the board of Pacific Green at this exciting moment in the development of the Company. I look forward to supporting Neil and the wider team on the project at Sutton Bridge and the many other ventures that are currently being explored'.
Dr Carmichael said: 'I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the Board of the Company. The breadth and depth of his experience will be instrumental in delivering our 49MW biomass power project at Sutton Bridge'.
Dr Jolly is a Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council (UK)), an accredited Carbon Trust energy adviser since 2003, a Member of the Energy Institute (MEI) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Through a combination of in-house technology development and delivery experience of solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels, along with contracted consultancy on behalf of a wide ranging client base, Dr Jolly has honed skills in project concept generation, feasibility assessment, planning issues, economic appraisal and financing, environmental impacts and making sense of current UK environmental legislation and regulation. Consequently, he is experienced in managing the many and varied elements a scheme need to bring about a successful outcome.
Notable case studies include Wales' first dedicated 14.7 MWe wood-fired biomass combustion power plant, a 35 MWe waste wood biomass CHP plant in Wales, two 1 MWe gasification Biomass CHP and a 2 MWe AD biogas plant. Dr Jolly has a rare 'umbrella' appreciation of the entire value chain for biomass energy projects, from forestry owner/manager right through to the supply of renewable electricity to the Grid via Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's).
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