Member Independent Consultant
Through early 2016, Hans served as President of STEAG Energy Services LLC. He has been in the environmental field in Germany since 1987 and in the U.S. since 1999. His experience concentrates around air pollution control systems in the fossil-fuel powered utility and thermal (waste-to-energy, cement, steel, etc.) industries.
While in Germany, his responsibilities included permitting application procedures and regulatory interfacing, environmental and financial analysis, project development, process engineering and management, procurement and construction supervision, start-up and commissioning, and operation of air pollution control equipment. He has managed and supervised feasibility analysis, conceptual engineering and design, permitting final design, technology development, and project implementation and has assisted in project financial planning including assuring financing for several projects. Hans acted as project director of numerous air pollution control systems, municipal waste-to-energy and hazardous waste incineration projects including permitting procedures, process design, construction as well as start-up and commissioning.
In the U.S. he expanded his initial focus on the design and construction of these air pollution control retrofits quickly into the areas of long term operation and maintenance of air pollution control equipment. His current focus is on most cost effective long term air pollution control equipment management ensuring maximum performance at the lowest possible cost. As a result he successfully introduced SCR catalyst regeneration to the North American market. His experience in SCR management includes SCR design engineering; catalyst management (catalyst design, specification, testing, life-cycle strategies including cleaning, regeneration, and replacement), ammonia storage and supply systems including, ammonia injection grid testing, large particle ash screen engineering, and year-round operating consulting.
Hans also consulted for American Electric Power (AEP) during the conceptual design and vendor selection phases of AEP’s FGD retrofit program for their coal-fired fleet of approximately 15,000 MW. He also consulted for Duke Power during the conceptual design, development of technical specification, vendor selection and initial project implementation phases of Duke’s FGD retrofit program for their coal-fired fleet of approximately 6,500 MW.
Hans has B.Sc. and M.E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart as well as an M.E. from the University of Florida and an Executive MBA from University of Toronto.