In conversation with Philipp Lukas

Bioenergy Insight speaks to Philipp Lukas, CEO of Future Biogas, in this exclusive Q&A.

Where were you educated, and what was your first job?

I trained as a solicitor with Travers Smith Braithwaite in London but left in the lull after the ‘dotcom’ boom to join my father in a bioethanol technology start-up.

What interested you about becoming involved in the biogas industry?

The work in bioethanol had many overlaps with biogas technology and when the UK subsidy regime changed in 2007/2008, we decided to pursue the opportunity to build plants fed with crops grown in the rotation across East Anglia.

What do you enjoy most about your role as CEO of Future Biogas?

The opportunity to drive the market forward and demonstrate an unsubsidised future for biogas while acting as a carbon sink really excites me.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I can’t wait to get back on the road to develop new sites and new farming relationships. The last two years have been tough, but our...

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