Alfons is holder of several patents including Nitrogen generation by PSA process, biogas and bio natural gas production and production of carbon molecular sieves. He served as the CEO of Carbotech Gas Systems GmbH for over two decades during which he established the company’s presence in 6 continents. He holds a Dipl. Ing. Process Engineering from University GHS Essen, is a PhD / Dr. Ing. Process Technologies from University TH Bochum and has also been R&D engineer at Bergbau Forschung GmbH. His current company Carboneum Consult is a technical consultancy to serve leading organisations in the areas renewable gases, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and CO2. He has been closely associated with GPE since its inception and continues to guide process design, engineering & execution of cokeoven gas cleaning and PSA plants. He also helps with sourcing products and services from Europe.