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 our host governments and communities.
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, cleantech and renewable energy sectors and specialises in growing early stage companies for either trade sale or initial public offering.
Richard is currently a director of China New Energy Limited (1156.HK), MTI Wireless Edge Limited (MWE.L) and Chairman of Getech plc (GTC.L). Previously Richard was a director of Coms plc (RED.L) and J2 Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM).
Recent Articles by Richard Bennett
PPDF: Energy Technical Working Group
Zambia has the potential to become a green-powerhouse-economy! Unlocking Zambia's vast bioenergy resources will deliver substantial economic
Aviation Biofuel Reduce Emissions
Aviation biofuel can achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions, according to leading producer, Neste. It is necessary...
LSE Seeks African Companies for IPO
Sunbird Bioenergy Africa is well positioned to deliver on our ambition for an initial public offerings (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange...
Sunbird Bioenergy Immediately Gets to Work After Luapula Expo
LUSAKA – Immediately after the Luapula Expo, Sunbird Bioenergy Africa’s project team mobilised to Kawambwa, Luapula Province, Zambia, to...
Listed Market Appointments
Richard Bennett has been a director of China New Energy / ZKTY since 2011. He initially helped them list on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market in 2010 (CNEL.L) and more recently in 2020 move to the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX:1156).
Richard Bennett has been a director of London Stock Exchange AIM Listed Ethernity Networks (ENET.L) from 2012.
Richard Bennett was appointed Chairman of London Stock Exchange AIM Listed Getech plc in 2020.
Richard Bennett has been a director of London Stock Exchange AIM Listed MTI Wireless Edge (MWE.L) from 2013 to 2022.
Richard Bennett can be contacted on LinkedIn or on Twitter as CleanTechRich.