Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA)
Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (MCIWM)
Certificate of Technical Competence (CoTC) for Managing the Treatment of Non-hazardous
MSc Environmental Protection and Management (University of Edinburgh)
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science with Biology (University of Stirling)
Henrik is a Director, based in the company’s Skye office, and has been with Ecodyn since 2007. Henrik has an MSc in Environmental Management and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and an Associate of IEMA and has worked in both the public and private sector. Most recently Henrik has focused on working on renewable projects but has a very diverse expertise.
Waste minimisation & resource efficiency
Carbon Footprinting & Management
Environmental and quality management system implementation (ISO 14001 and ISO 9001)
Renewable Energy Development/Systems
Waste Management Licensing
Pollution Prevention & Control (PPC) assistance to various industries
Cost Benefit Analysis
Sustainable Construction (EcoHomes)
SOME NOTABLE PROJECTS
Carbon Footprinting – developed carbon footprinting protocol which has been used for (among others) Scottish Food and Drink Federation, Scottish Executive, Caledonian Cheese Company, Grampian Country Food Group.
SFDF Parliamentary Reception - the Scottish Food and Drink Federation asked us to identify what would be the next big thing to hit their sector; we researched the industry and concluded that the climate change agenda (both fuel costs and carbon taxation) was the single biggest threat. This Parliamentary Reception included development of typical supply chain carbon footprints for member companies and training for company directors in supply chain carbon management.
Resource Efficiency/Carbon Management – delivery of practical solutions to small businesses in Dumfries and Galloway to improve sustainability, namely looking at resource efficiency such as waste generation, water use, energy use and carbon emissions.
Waste Minimisation – carried out process efficiency / waste minimisation audits for several hundred companies, mainly in manufacturing industry, both directly and on behalf of organisations such as Envirowise and Scottish Enterprise. Savings identified in diverse areas including process efficiency, utilities (water supply, effluent, energy systems), waste generation, segregation and disposal, and others. Sectors covered include construction, food and drink, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, public and others.
Appropriate Assessment – worked on a project for Fife Council to carry out Appropriate Assessment on 2-3 Local Plans; simultaneously developing an AA toolkit for use by Council staff to facilitate the completion of the AA process internally.
Quality Management Systems (QMS) – set up and maintained the QMS for Stirling Council’s composting facility, enabling them to produce a quality product to ensure biodegradable waste was diverted from landfill. Responsible for collecting and compiling environmental data, developing procedures, developing quality controls, site reporting, recording waste data, reviewing policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with a waste management license, and liaising with SEPA.
HIE Carbon Management Workshops – development and delivery of a programme of interactive workshops for SMEs in the food sector across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. As the cost of climate change starts to bite, it is these peripheral areas with their dependence on transport links and high unit energy costs that will be affected first. These workshops provided delegates with an introduction to carbon footprinting and ways of reducing the carbon intensity of product supply chains.
Environmental Audits – supply chain carbon intensity auditing for dairy and bakery clients and their suppliers, including feed, fertiliser, packaging suppliers, hauliers etc. Also carried out legislative compliance and risk assessment audits for a wide range of companies within the Food and Drink Industry. Projects include an assessment of historical and current processes on site against current and forthcoming legislation, provision of a compliance report and risk assessment, together with action plans for improvement.
Environmental Management – acted as outsourced Environmental Manager for a number of companies including Grampian Country Foods Coupar Angus and Haverhill, both are PPC sites with significant effluent, water, waste, odour and noise issues, and Henry Gray, a scrap vehicle re-processor with extensive environmental issues. This involves analysing historic and current resource utilisation and waste disposal costs to find innovative ways of minimising waste and water production and disposal.
Industrial Symbiosis/Eco-Industrial Parks - worked on a project for the Western Isles Council where we looked at the possibility of establishing an Eco-Industrial Park with industrial symbiosis in one of their vacant industrial areas. The project centred on the existing Integrated Waste Management Facility, which processes food waste in an anaerobic digester, and involved analysing the waste types available on the Islands to establish whether or not it would be feasible to transfer the associated businesses to the industrial park, so that these wastes could be recycled and reused by other companies/businesses to reduce the overall amount of waste sent to landfill.
Scalpay Community Land Steering Group – completed assessment of the potential for renewable energy developments on Scalpay. The project initially intended to investigate all aspects of renewable energy but developed into conducting a feasibility study on wind energy potential. This study considers the physical, environmental and planning constraints, the business development process, available funding and finance and the management structures required. Part of the project involves organising community consultation events to present ideas/findings.
Catrine Community Trust – completed a preliminary feasibility study for biofuel production from used cooking oils (UCO), as well as completing a feasibility study for bio-combined heat and power generation within the Trust’s area. The aim of both of these studies is to make Catrine a more eco-friendly and economically independent community. The project also investigated the regulatory requirements associated with biofuel production and look at the development of CHP plants, including the economics and process flow(s).
Sleat Renewables Limited – as part of the board has been involved with the process to complete planning application for a single large scale wind turbine and to obtain a grid connection offer for said turbine. Has taken part in researching sources of funding for completing the necessary studies for the planning application. Been involved with the community buy-out of a local forest. This included researching sources of funding for the purchase of the forest, as well as addressing governance of the project.
Renewable energy projects – various projects across Scotland to generate renewable energy for commercial clients, landowners, farmers and private householders. Installations range in scale from 6kW up to 6MW.
2010 - present
2010 - present