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Renewable energy is becoming crucially important, as concern for the effects of burning fossil fuels is increasing and the oil price continues to rise. Dr David Fulford has been involved in this area for over 40 years. David Fulford worked in Development and Consulting Services (DCS) of the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) that set up the Gobar Gas Company in 1977. The DCS project was funded by USAID from 1979 to 1984. “Running a biogas programme” is a rewrite of the final report to USAID. He was a director of the Gobar Gas Company, which was the forerunner of the Biogas Support Programme (BSP) set up by SNV (the Dutch Aid Group). BSP (now Biogas Sector Partnership) won an Ashden Award in 2006. Before he went to Nepal, David worked with a team developing the Humphrey pump at the University of Reading. Since returning to the UK in 1984 and completing a PhD, he taught on the MSc course on Renewable Energy at the University of Reading, linked with . He has done a range of consulting work, including being a contract international assessor for Ashden. After returning from Nepal to the UK in 1984, Dr David Fulford did a PhD entitled “Variable Conductance Heat Pipes” at the University of Reading. He then became a lecturer on the MSc course on Renewable Energy (although the title of the course changed several times). He worked in this role for about 20 years, teaching, supervising laboratory sessions and overseeing MSc research projects. He still gives occasional lectures for this and other courses.  e  UK In 2007, he set up Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd to encourage the development of biogas technology. Using experience from consulting work, he is advising Advanced Anaerobics Ltd, a group who are developing a low cost farm based anaerobic digestion system for the UK. Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd is involved in on- going R&D work, developing a concept called a Counter-Flow Leach Bed (CFLB) predigester. The research involves Birmingham City University (BCU). As a result of visits for Ashden, he has liked up with SKG Sangha, an NGO in South India and set up Foundation SKG Sangha, as a UK registered charitable company to encourage biogas programmes. He also gives talks and presentations on the subject of biogas technology to various groups. Dr David Fulford, through Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd, offers expertise in several areas: Research and Development Effective research consists of identifying patterns that define relationships between different items of interest. A pattern can be described with words or by using mathematical equations. There are several models that describe anaerobic digestion. His PhD was on sodium heat pipes. Photography and Video Ashden required good photographs for their publicity. A project for DfID on micro-hydro systems included making a video. David gained skills in photography, video making and image processing. A new interest in making 3D panoramas, means much to learn. 3D design modelling Having been a lecturer in Engineering at the University of Reading, he used design software. He now uses Alibre Design to make 3D models of mechanical engineering components and assemblies. A consulting project for a small electronics company means designing rugged boxes for circuits. He was able to make 3D drawings of different biogas plants and equipment for the latest book.  
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Experience and Expertise
Renewable energy is becoming crucially important, as concern for the effects of burning fossil fuels is increasing and the oil price continues to rise. Dr David Fulford has been involved in this area for over 40 years. David Fulford worked in Development and Consulting Services (DCS) of the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) that set up the Gobar Gas Company in 1977. The DCS project was funded by USAID from 1979 to 1984. “Running a biogas programme” is a rewrite of the final report to USAID. He was a director of the Gobar Gas Company, which was the forerunner of the Biogas Support Programme (BSP) set up by SNV (the Dutch Aid Group). BSP (now Biogas Sector Partnership) won an Ashden Award in 2006. Before he went to Nepal, David worked with a team developing the Humphrey pump at the University of Reading. Since returning to the UK in 1984 and completing a PhD, he taught on the MSc course on Renewable Energy at the University of Reading, linked with . He has done a range of consulting work, including being a contract international assessor for Ashden. After returning from Nepal to the UK in 1984, Dr David Fulford did a PhD entitled “Variable Conductance Heat Pipes” at the University of Reading. He then became a lecturer on the MSc course on Renewable Energy  (although the title of the course changed several times). He worked in this role for about 20 years, teaching, supervising laboratory sessions and overseeing MSc research projects. He still gives occasional lectures for this and other courses.  e  UK In 2007, he set up Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd to encourage the development of biogas technology. Using experience from consulting work, he is advising Advanced Anaerobics Ltd, a group who are developing a low cost farm based anaerobic digestion system for the UK. Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd is involved in on- going R&D work, developing a concept called a Counter-Flow Leach Bed (CFLB) predigester. The research involves Birmingham City University (BCU). As a result of visits for Ashden, he has liked up with SKG Sangha, an NGO in South India and set up Foundation SKG Sangha, as a UK registered charitable company to encourage biogas programmes. He also gives talks and presentations on the subject of biogas technology to various groups. Dr David Fulford, through Kingdom Bioenergy Ltd, offers expertise in several areas: Research and Development Effective research consists of identifying patterns that define relationships between different items of interest. A pattern can be described with words or by using mathematical equations. There are several