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Richard A. Olliver

Aplethora Energy Services - Chamber 5 - UN, Governments and Research

Mr. Olliver has over 40 years experience in the global energy and infrastructure industries. His current focus is on the Energy sector, with an emphasis on project development, EPC strategies and energy process technology commercialisation consistent with the concepts of waste-to-energy (WTE), cleantech, green technologies, sustainability and the circular economy.

He has served as a senior executive for several major international EPC firms (Foster Wheeler, ABB Lummus, CH2M HILL), and owner/operators (ConocoPhillips) investing in major capital projects in the process and power industries.

Mr. Olliver has participated in capital project developments, from concept through EPC and operation, of over $50 Billion CAPEX, for oil & gas, oil refining, petrochemicals, power and syngas production, and renewable energy projects. He is recognised globally as an authority on Syngas generation, and most recently has been engaged on work in the Renewable Energy sector, mainly biomass and waste conversion and disposal, to produce syngas and higher value products, including hydrogen, methanol and other derivatives.

For a recent assignment, he was engaged in the role of Executive Vice President for KnightHawk ETEC in Houston, Texas, USA, aimed at commercialisation of a new HTR Process Technology, to produce clean syngas or CO2 from any hydrocarbon, including wastes.

Mr. Olliver is Founder, President & CEO of Aplethora Energy Services based in Houston, Texas, USA, providing technical and commercial advisory services to owner operators in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical arena. As such, his main thrust in the Energy industry is seeking cost effective solutions that provide significant value and accelerated positive outcomes for client organisations.

Mr. Olliver has served on the Board of Advisors for the Engineering Construction Contractors group (ECC) and the Construction Industry Institute (CII). He is a member and technical advisor of the World Alliance for Distributed Energy (WADE) in Washington, DC, a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), and a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) in Zurich, Switzerland. He has a BSME in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, and holds an MBA from Seton Hall University.

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