David Turley is a Director of NNFCC and the Lead
Consultant for Bio-based feedstocks with over 25 years’ research and consulting
experience. With a background in
agricultural research and development, David leads strategic analysis studies, helping to
de-risk decision making. David has a broad knowledge of the bioeconomy sector
covering both traditional and emerging sectors and leads on policies shaping the
current market landscape.
David is a highly experienced project manager, with
extensive national and international project experience working for both public
and private clients. For over 14 years, David has led work providing policy
advice and support to; Defra, DECC and now BEIS on non-food crop and bioenergy
issues. In recent years he has led strategic studies to examine; the
opportunities for industrial biotechnology development, business cases for
further public investment and bio-based opportunities to stimulate the UK
David is a member of the UK government’s ad-hoc Biomass and
Biogas Specialist Interest Group (BABSIG), the Renewable
Energy Association’s Biomass Power Specialist Interest Group and the ETI’s
Bioenergy Specialist Advisory Group. He is a former Trustee of the Association
of Applied Biology and convenor of the Crops and Environment Committee. He
chaired the ILSI Expert European Committee on Use of Food Crops for Non-Food
Uses and is a regular editor for the Industrial Crops and Products Journal.
Commissioned by Tees Valley Unlimited to lead an assessment
of the most promising bio-based opportunities for the Tees Valley Chemical
Cluster. This study took into account feedstock availability, technology status and
embedded capabilities to identify the most promising prospects and outline next
steps for development.
Commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, Chemicals Scotland and
Forestry Commission Scotland to assess what opportunities might be available to
exploit the Scottish Forest resource as a feedstock for a Scottish bio-based chemicals
Biotechnology Process Plant Study (2015)
For more information read the case study here.
Analysis (several studies) (2014 & 2016)
Commissioned by several investment clients to provide
due-diligence on straw resource in English regions to supply planned biomass
power and advanced biofuel developments, taking account of competing demands,
typical supply arrangements and factors likely to affect continuity of supply.
Commissioned by the European Climate Foundation to identify
the Europe-wide impacts of utilising agricultural crop and forest residues and
waste streams on the potential for advanced biofuels production and associated
economic and employment returns for the rural economy.