About us

About us

Striving to make a difference

“If all the cattle in the world joined together to start their own country, they would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases”

– 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”

– UNFCC, European Commission, UNFAO

Our Vision & Mission

We have a vision. It’s a world where every small farmer produces their own energy and nourishes their own land with nutrients they already have at their disposal.
So we’ve set ourselves on a mission. To develop simple, affordable, effective solutions that enable farmers of all sizes to transform their livestock wastes into usable energy and fertiliser, on their own farm and for their own use.

We have a vision. It’s a world where every small farmer produces their own energy and nourishes their own land with nutrients they already have at their disposal.
So we’ve set ourselves on a mission. To develop simple, affordable, effective solutions that enable farmers of all sizes to transform their livestock wastes into usable energy and fertiliser, on their own farm and for their own use.

Why do we believe in Anaerobic Digestion?

Simple. AD turns muck into money. It’s good for your pocket and also good for the environment.

However, in developed countries, AD has typically only been seen as a solution that can operate at large scale, requiring significant investment.

But why should it only be something for those with deep lagoons of muck … and deep pockets? It shouldn’t…

And that’s what drives us every day.

The team

Our small but growing team brings a wealth of experience in fields of science, engineering and business to the table. We are passionate about our mission, about the environment, and about good living and good business.

Dr. Ilan Adler

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

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.

Sandra Pires

Grant Manager & Business Administrator

Sandra has spent her career in a range of adminstration, logistics and finance roles at companies including Ericsson and BP Fuels.  She moved from her native Portugal to the UK in 2016, and joined the Economad team in 2023 to manage our grant funded projects and oversee our business administration functions.

Niranjan Saravanamoorty

Assistant Engineer

Niranjan is completing a 2-year MSc Engineering Business Management at Exeter University and has joined EcoNomad for his industrial placement year, bringing with him his passion for engineering and has become a key support for the technical team.

 

Join the Team

We’re always on the lookout for bright, enthusiatic and talented people to join us here at Economad Solutions.  Please check out our Careers page for latest openings.