Richard Bennett

Biography

Richard Bennett, Founder and CEO of Sunbird Bioenergy Africa.Richard Bennett, is the founder and CEO of Sunbird Bioenergy Africa. His vision is to create a profitable pan-African renewable energy company that delivers job creation, import substitution, energy security and reduced carbon emissions for African governments. Richard secured the initial bioenergy projects for the company in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria, and acquired Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone. The company now produces and exports renewable fuels including bioethanol, renewable electricity and food and beverages including extra neutral alcohol.

Richard has more than 30 years entrepreneurial experience in the technology and renewable energy sectors and specialises in growing early stage companies for either trade sale or initial public offering. Previous projects include listing China New Energy Limited (CNE.L), MTI Wireless Edge Limited (MWE.L), Coms plc (RED.L) and J2 Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM).

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Selected Posts

Airline COVID-19 bailouts should be conditional upon airlines committing to emission reduction targets; airline biofuel (Jet A1) can be produced competitively in Africa and support sustainable development goals  →

UK money managers look beyond Europe for post-Brexit investments; an opportunity for African companies to seek development capital and list on the London Stock Exchange →

Bioenergy projects in Africa deliver on many of their government’s most important goals; job creation, import substitution, energy security and reduced carbon dioxide emissions →

Photos

Richard Bennett CEO Sunbird Bioenergy

Richard Bennett Founder and CEO of Sunbird Bioenergy Africa

 

His Excellency President Lungu of Zambia and Richard Bennett of Sunbird Bioenergy planting cassava

His Excellency President Lungu of Zambia and Richard Bennett of Sunbird Bioenergy planting cassava

Current Directorships

Richard Bennett is currently a director of:

Sunbird Bioenergy Group Including:
Sunbird Bioenergy Africa, CEO.
Sunbird Bioenergy Zambia, CEO.
Sunbird Bioenergy Sierra Leone, Charman.
Grey Reach Investments, Director.

China New Energy Limited, a Chinese technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange with the symbol CNEL.L and provides specialist bioenergy technology and services to the renewable energy and alcohol beverage industry.

MTI WIreless Edge Limited, an Israeli technology company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange with the symbol MWE.L. Subsidiaries include MTI Wireless Edge and the irrigation management company Mottech.