What’s it all about?
Those who listen to the podcast will know I’m a big fan of the electrification of everything, but I’m also a (clean) technology agnostic, and in the drive to reduce fossil fuel consumption, sectors like hydrogen and biofuels may have a significant part to play. This week I talk with the very passionate and driven CEO of a biofuel company that recently made a game-changing breakthrough. Sarah Ellerby has a great story to tell. Take a listen.
About Sarah Ellerby:
Sarah is the CEO of Nova Pangaea Technologies a UK based pioneer developing biofuels, biopolymers and biochemicals from forestry and agricultural biomass.
After a stellar career in professional sport, Sarah has now gained over 17 years’ international Executive Board, Advisory Board experience in the energy, natural resources and manufacturing sectors, much of it in the US before she returned ‘home’ in 2019 to the North of England to take over at Nova Pangaea.
She was an associate Partner at Hanson Family Holdings (formerly Hanson Plc) for over 12 years where she was involved in a large number of corporate advisory and management consultancy projects focussing on growth, strategy, turnaround, start-up commercialisation, business and operating model transformation, finance, investment, M&A, , marketing, and brand development.
She previously held Chief Executive roles in the Oil & Gas, mining, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.
Sarah studied Leadership & Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently obtaining her MBA from Bradford University School of Management.
About Nova Pangaea:
Nova Pangaea Technologies converts biomass from forestry and agricultural processes and turns it into the base products for biofuels, biopolymers and biochemicals. The process, called REFNOVA, is a British invented, world first; the company is based on Teesside and trades with customers worldwide.
The REFNOVA technology converts materials such as woody residues, wheat straw and sugar cane into feedstocks for biochemicals, biofuels and biopolymers, providing additional yield and revenue streams for producers (eg farms, forestry and sugar cane producers), while reducing dependence on fossil fuels and feedstocks that compete with food applications.
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