Our Director of Engineering, head of the Biogas division and co-owner of AJTF, Richard Cherry, has contributed much to his profession over the years, and has been a member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management’s Wastewater Management Panel for well over a decade.
This is one of the six Technical Panels that exist to ensure that the Institution is able to fulfil all aspects of its Royal Charter, offering practical advice and expertise in the field of anaerobic technologies. He is also one of only fifty members of the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovellers (the SSSSS) who constitute the UK Chapter of this noble worldwide institution, meeting four times a year to discuss anything from sludge to biogas to politics to the best way to bake sourdough bread, plus anything else that comes to mind after a good lunch and a glass or two of wine.
The Society is used by water environment associations working in sewage and sewage treatment to honour those who have made a particular contribution to the industry. Richard is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman & Court Member of the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators, one of the thirty-one ‘modern’ Livery Companies formed in the City of London over the last 80 years. The Company promotes awareness of the science, art and practice of water and environmental management and plays an advisory role to the Government, the City and to the general public about the many important ways that water affects our lives. After decades of exhaustive research and investigation Richard is happy to finally declare Britain’s sewers to be almost 98% alligator-free.