Libya Connect Project

Our principal was recently engaged on an interesting business development opportunity in Libya during this time, spending an initial visit in conjunction with the Middle East Association in Tripoli, but quickly augmenting this with local visits to known Libyan business contacts in country.

ImageAt this time, Colonel Gaddafi was still in power, and it was clear there was a vast appetite in Libya for knowledge transfer, reliable and experienced training and specific skills in risk assessment, land contamination and waste management.  Visits followed with senior commercial parties and we were on the brink of landing a major opportunity for a series of prestigious presentations to the Oil & Gas Industry. We also established some interesting commercial linkages, which were cemented at one of our meetings in the stunning Roman city of Sabrata, to which we were given sole access for a personal visit one day.


Then the revolution came, and quite rightly all these plans were put on temporary hold whilst we prayed our Libyan friends would be safe.  They were, so whilst the new Libya rebuilds itself and its civic institutions we decided to get together with two other companies, Common Resource Ltd and Scientists International Ltd to develop a new platform for Anglo-Libyan co-operation.

The emphasis is on capacity building, bringing together our in-depth knowledge of social and environmental systems to assist in the redevelopment of civic society in Libya. 

We have already attracted the interest of a significant number of skilled and experienced environmental and socio-economic scientists, engineers and energy specialists. We are in the process of developing a structure that will allow full participation and involvement in the project. This will be augmented by an ARABIC translation service will facilitate participation by a wide variety of UK and Libyan Businesses, and provide a focus for pre-existing contacts in Libya who already support our project.

We are awaiting the outcome of the July 2012 elections in Libya, as is everyone, and hope that our efforts and energy and the opportunity to develop commercial, social and intellectual links with our friends in Libya will be hugely successful.



Pyrolytic Waste Treatment Technology

Korean Pilot Plant

In 2008/9 the company’s lead consultant carried out an initial assessment of a new Cleantec pyrolytic waste process.  The project promoters had entered into early licensing negotiations for commercialisation rights for the innovative technology, which had been developed in South Korea.


The purpose of the review was to assess in broad terms whether the per tonne municipal waste treatment costs would make the technology attractive in the developing UK WtE sector. Using only publicly available sources of information, an initial market feasiblity study was carried out and comparisons made with a number of competitive WtE plants that were currently being planned or constructed in the UK, an initial marketing plan was provided to the project promoter. Additionally, commercial discussions were held with parties that had suitable sites and long term waste contracts that could provide the supply contracts for a new market entrant.

The RSA WEEE Man – Engaging with the public!

In 2005, we acted as advisers to Reco-Vie Limited during the launch of their new Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment  (WEEE) recycling company , by participating in the sponsorship of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) WEEE Man project.  We sourced the materials for this stunning sculpture which represents the 3.5 tonnes of WEEE the average EU citizen produces in a lifetime.

The WEEE Man was launched in 2005 outside County Hall, London, then was moved to Bristol Docks for a further viewing and associated training programme and finally taken to Tim Smit’ Eden Project where it currently resides.


Linking the launch to Reco-Vie’s own corporate launch gave unparalleled publicity, with news of the event syndicated to over 400 television stations worldwide, whilst the move to the Eden Project in Cornwall has ensured that millions of people have seen the sculpture and the associated advertising panels.

The striking images were used to brand the company, were used on collection vehicle livery and gave presence and form to numerous exhibitions and conferences that were subsequently undertaken.  We continue to have close links with the RSA, and our Co-sponsors, Canon (Europe) Limited.