UNFCC, European Commission, UNFAO
"If all the cattle in the world joined together to start their own country, they would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases"
Agricultural technology has made great strides in converting farm waste into renewable fuel and natural fertiliser, but in Europe, this is only widely available to large-scale farming operations.
We believe that efficient and sustainable waste management solutions should be available for farms of all sizes. Our ambition is to reduce the environmental impact of livestock smallholdings through animal waste-to-energy conversion at a local scale. Using a number of proprietary technologies, we deliver affordable and easy to use solutions for small size farms to increase their ability to operate sustainably and off-grid. BioNomad is our first product and we hope you will like it.
At present, the EU produces about 1.4 billion tonnes of manure per year from livestock farming operations, while this sector accounts for 10% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions globally.
Ilan Adler
Co-Founder, CEO
Technology development
PhD in Environmental Engineering, an Associate Professor at University College London and an Enterprise Fellow at the Royal Academy of Engineering. As an eco-technology expert, Ilan has worked with anaerobic digestion technology and renewable energy, as well as wastewater management, for over 15 years. He has co-developed a number of products and has also founded a number of enterprises in adjacent sectors.
Alex Demenko
Co-Founder, COO & CFO
Business development
MBA alumnus from London Business School. Alex has more than 15 years of diverse business experience in international environments of various sizes. He worked in multiple industries, including supply chain and logistics (DHL), financial services (AXA), management consulting (KPMG), and specialized in strategy, business development and operations.
Charlie Clarke
Sales & Commercial Director
Charlie has worked for over 25 years driving the commercial agenda in businesses across a broad range of industries including leather tanning, advanced plastic recycling technologies, renewables, food waste and natural health, and leads on this work for EcoNomad. Alongside his expertise in business development, sales, marketing and general management, he has a Masters in Integrated Environmental Management from University of Bath, and is a qualified Practitioner of IEMA.
Diego Vega
Head Technician
Diego oversees the design, installation and management of technical systems at Economad Solutions. This includes a key role in our R&D work developing, analyzing, and overseeing the new anaerobic digester systems. He has a BSc in Architecture with a strong engineering focus, and worked previously as a consultant and process manager for Arup, specializing in LEED, AQUA HQE, and Living Building certification. He also brings a high level of technical expertise from roles as a Building Physics Analyst, Facade Designer, and Parametric Designer, as well as a Buildings System Manager and Commissioning Agent for HVAC systems.
Industrial designer & inventor
Peter McKay
An industrial designer and inventor, with more than 30 years of experience designing eco-technologies for the developing world. Peter held an original patent for the earlier version of our thermal-solar pump, that was later transferred to the company. He actively supports all ongoing technology development in EcoNomad Solutions.
Experienced farmer, AD operator
James Taylor
Farming expert and trainer at Surrey Docks Farm for over 20 years. James is responsible for operation and management of proof of concept biogas systems onsite. He has a degree from Askham Bryan College and later worked in various horticultural projects in Germany, including the Berlin Botanical Gardens. James is closely involved in product design and monitoring strategy.
Luiza Campos
Associate Professor at University College London, with over three decades of experience in wastewater and water treatment innovations, filtration and anaerobic digestion. Mentor and former PhD supervisor of Ilan Adler, Luiza provides invaluable link with academia for R&D purposes and supports numerous grant applications.
UCL academic, env. engineering