Dr Andrew Toft

Commercial Director

Andrew completed a PhD that evaluated the economics of generating electricity from biomass using various thermal technologies. He then worked for Energy Power Resources Limited, helping to develop a range of biomass and energy from waste projects.

Andrew joined Eco2 Ltd in 2003. He initially managed the implementation of the company’s landfill gas portfolio, comprising four sites with a combined potential capacity of nearly 11 MWe, but later returned to the biomass fold. He led the procurement process for the Western Wood Energy Project, and followed this by securing planning permission for Eco2’s straw project in Sleaford.

Following Sleaford, Andrew went on to manage the procurement of turnkey and operating contracts for four other power stations: Brigg, Snetterton, Margam and Port Clarence. He also played a key part in securing the finance for these projects.

More recently, he has focused on delivering asset management services for those plants that are operating (Sleaford, Brigg and Snetterton). Andrew directs a team of project engineers, fuel managers, transport managers and administrators that ensure reliable and cost-effective supply across the portfolio.

Andrew completed a PhD from Birmingham’s Aston University in which he studied the economics of generating electricity from biomass using various thermal technologies.

He followed this by developing a range of biomass and ‘energy from waste’ projects at Energy Power Resources. Andrew moved to Eco2 in 2003 to manage the landfill gas portfolio and now oversees the development of Eco2’s UK Biomass portfolio.