PyroGenesys

Meet the team

ThOMas SURMAN

Plant Operator

Tom is a Pyrochemy plant operator. He completed his Undergraduate Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Hull, graduating in 2019, before pursuing a Postgraduate Master of Research in Applied Sciences at the University of Chester, which led him to employment with PyroGenesys who sponsored his research.
 
Tom’s research on the pyrolysis of biogenic municipal waste, focuses on waste characterisation, biochar characterisation, techno-economic analysis, review of pyrolysis reactor technologies and life cycle assessment.
 
Through his work with PyroGenesys, Tom has professional experience in sectors such as operating process equipment, factory acceptance testing of reactor prototypes, and the analytical analysis of pyrolysis feedstocks and products.