COUNTESS OF WESSEX AWARDS CLEARFLEAU DIRECTOR
Clearfleau Director Richard Gueterbock was recognised for outstanding achievements in his career in the agri-food sector with a Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS). In addition to his efforts in promoting smaller scale anaerobic digestion to cut carbon emissions and reduce organic waste, the award recognises his work in agricultural policy and as a Trustee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
Along with about 30 other recipients, Richard was presented with his Fellowship an annual ceremony at the House of Lords by the Countess of Wessex, who was also awarded the Fellowship for all her work with rural charities and agricultural societies.
In the citation for the Fellowship, Secretary for the English Panel of the Council for Awards, Malcolm Stansfield MBE stated; “First on the farming scene as Political Adviser to Lord Deben (then John Gummer MP) in the late 1980s, Richard is now a company director and specialist in on-site renewable energy for the agri-food sector. Until recently, was a Trustee of RASE – with his input being of real value through recent difficult times.”
Richard will be continuing to push for changes in Government policy to address flaws in the incentive regimes for on-site anaerobic digestion, not only to support digestion of process residues and by-products on food processing sites but also across the farming sector.
The Fellowship is awarded by the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies, which recognises outstanding work in the agri-food sector, including excellence in rural policy making, research and commercial activities or a significant contribution through innovation and leadership in agricultural organisations and the rural sector.