TMO appoints Paul Bennett as CTO

TMO is delighted to welcome Paul Bennett as Chief Technology Officer. With the recent announcement of TMO’s ten million litre ethanol project in Brazil, Paul reinforces the company’s commitment to providing world leading technology for sustainable second generation biofuels.


Paul has a background in technology and commercial development of a range of automotive fuels related projects/business.  He spent 23 years with BP, more latterly focusing mainly on clean fuels and biofuels.  Within BP he has held roles including Technology Manager, Policy Advisor, Strategy Development and Business Development Manager.  His last role at BP was as General Manager of BP’s Asia/Pacific Biofuels Business.

In 2009, he set up an independent bioenergy consultancy and worked on a variety of technology and commercial projects including algae biomass, biofuels, anaerobic digestion, biomass combustion.

In 2011, he joined the Energy Technologies Institute to lead the Bioenergy Technology Strategy.  The Project portfolio includes projects ranging from Knowledge Generation to large scale Technology demonstration.

David Weaver, TMO’s CEO said “Paul will play an integral part in TMO’s development from a research based centre to a fully commercial entity. With his commercial and scientific background, he provides the perfect mix of skills that will further enhance TMO’s momentum in Brazil and further develop business opportunities in China and UK.”