Our Team

We have a small team who are working hard to drive our mission forward to make it reality.


Lizzie Whitchurch - Director

Meet Lizzie she has extensive experience of marketing and communications. Lizzie works across the business she is your main point of contact and she also works to ensure that Carbon Trap has a high profile within the business and urban communities.                        


David Stone - Director

David works mainly on the development of the business but also on all things IT.  He has been in the software technology business for over 30 years. David is responsible for ensuring that our technology is kept running whilst developing further technologies to assist in the reporting and analysis e.g. IoT hardware. 


Mike Cooper - Director

Mike is the font of all knowledge for Miscanthus.  What he doesn't know isn't worth knowing!!  He has many years of experience within the Biomass & agricultural industry. Mike handles the interface between Carbon Trap and the various projects undertaken with regard to the planting, agronomy and harvesting of our crops.                                    


Dr Nick Cheffins - Director

Dr Nick Cheffins formed Peakhill Associates (www.peakhill-associates.co.uk ) in 2002, working as an independent consultant delivering applied research, economic and sustainability development projects in the agricultural, horticultural and environmental sectors. 

Current activities include work on the development of new biomass supply chains with specific focus on Low Input High Diversity Biomass from non-farmed landscapes for use in Anaerobic Digestion and other technologies for the production of bio fuels and chemicals and researching the potential of energy crops, such as Miscanthus, for the production of clothing fibres, chemical industry feedstocks that displace fossil carbon and as a raw material in the construction of houses.

                             

Dr Paul Carver - Director

"Miscanthus is an amazing crop, producing high yields of high quality biomass above ground, and at the same time actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere and locking it underground for sequestration." - Dr. Paul Carver

Paul has over 20 years experience of the development and commercialisation of perennial energy grasses in the EU, North and South America. 

Paul holds a PhD in crop physiology of the energy grass Miscanthus. 

After 2 years in government research into energy crops from 2000 he worked on commercial research and scale up of energy crops from farm end user contracting to farm implementation, prior to co founding NEF in 2010. 

Since 2012 he has worked on tropical energy grasses including Sugarcane.