DR ADRIAN HIGSON
MD & Biobased Products Expert, NNFCC
14:00 – 15:15 Biogas 2030: Snapshots of Tomorrow
Adrian Higson is NNFCC’s Managing Director. He is also NNFCC’s Lead Consultant for Biobased products. He is a chartered chemist with over 20 years’ research and consulting experience within the chemical and biobased products industry.
Adrian maintains a wide client base, providing consulting and facilitation services for both the public and private sector. Private sector clients include SME technology developers, multi-national FMCG companies and business investors.
Adrian is a goal focused APM qualified project manager with experience of coordinating large multi-site and multi-stakeholder projects. He has an excellent track record of delivering complex projects to high quality, on budget and within deadlines.
Whether a market analysis, sustainability appraisal or a business options study, Adrian takes a ‘solutions based’ approach to each study; working with the client to ensure the right questions are asked, ensuring project outputs are aligned with client expectations and desired outcomes.
Adrian holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool and has held research positions at the University of Colorado (USA) and University of Dundee (UK). Prior to joining NNFCC he was a project manager at SAFC Pharma (Sigma Aldrich) supervising the GMP manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Adrian’s experience has contributed to several public working groups, including
- UK Bioeconomy Business Environment Working Group
- European Commission Expert Group for Bio-Based Products
- Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group
- Bioeconomy advisor to Innovation Norway.