With a 30 year history in renewable energy, Andrew Murfin brings unique perspectives gained from delivering new energies in the biofuels, offshore wind, and nuclear power industry. With a passion for change, Andrew has motivated established energy companies to invest in alternative energies across the globe.
In Biofuels since 2008, he spent the first 4 years in Ottawa leading development of second generation ethanol, which is now being successfully implemented in Brazil by Raizen. Andrew has led Shell’s Advanced Biofuels investments since 2013. Committed to seeing delivery, Andrew is currently a Director in Varennes Carbon Recycling, a waste to fuels project under construction in Quebec.
Andrew learned the value of low carbon energy early in his career, establishing a renewable energy business within the UK’s nuclear electricity company. Leadership in the offshore wind industry over 10 years led to two offshore wind projects constructed, one of which for many years was the worlds’ largest: London Array. During this time, Andrew also served on the Board of the British Wind Energy Association.
A Chartered Engineer with a first degree in electromechanical engineering, Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Energy.