David Turley is a Director of NNFCC and the Lead Consultant
for Bio-based feedstocks. With over 30 years’ research and consulting
experience, David leads strategic, technical, policy and opportunity analysis
studies, helping to de-risk business decisions for developments and investments.
David has a broad knowledge of the bioeconomy sector, the supporting policies,
resource availability and technology developments shaping the current market
David is a highly experienced project manager, with
extensive national and international project experience. Working for both
public and private clients, David provides advice and support to UK government
departments and development agencies on bioenergy and biofuel issues. David
provides advice and opportunity analysis services for private clients
addressing issues such as bioenergy and industrial biotechnology investment propositions,
technology landscape and feedstock resource and sustainability reviews. David
also leads product and biofuel carbon foot-printing studies seeking formal
- Methodology for calculating the indirect greenhouse gas
emissions of fuels derived from the fossil component of municipal solid
waste and associated GHG calculator – report for commercial client.
- Low Carbon Fossil Fuels – approaches to defining
greenhouse gas benefits focusing on biologically mediated pathways. Report
for C1Net NIBB
- Analysis and characterisation of global non-wood processing
residues and agricultural residues available for use in large-scale thermal
combustion. Commercial report.
- Tees Valley as a Biorefinery Cluster – opportunities for biobased-chemical production and
integration (2016). NNFCC was commissioned by the former Tees Valley Unlimited Local
Enterprise Partnership to assess the most promising bio-based opportunities for
the Tees Valley Chemical Cluster, through analysis of feedstock availability,
technology status and embedded capabilities and outlining the next steps for
- The Potential for Forest-Based Industrial Biotechnology in Scotland (2015) – Commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, Chemicals Scotland and
Forestry Commission Scotland to assess the opportunities to exploit the
Scottish Forest resource to underpin a Scottish bio-based chemicals sector.