After studying geoscience and technology at the University of Muenster/ Germany and at the University of Innsbruck/ Austria Hubert finished his studies with a fundamental thesis to comply with the limits of air pollution control and recycling of FGD-gypsum .
While studying economics at the Open University of Hagen/ Germany he started parallel his doctoral thesis on pre-processing and characterization regarding usability of fly ashes from coal fired power plants. Than he followed the invitation to join the special workgroup for developing high-early-strength cement at Holcim/ Switzerland. During that time he got the first contact to the idea of minimizing the resource consumption by using alternative fuels and raw materials in the cement manufactoring process. After that, Hubert went back to Germany for production of artificial raw material for clinker production at STRABAG DEUTAG Remex/ Germany. A call from Dyckerhoff Zement GmbH/ Germany let Hubert start as a central AFR-manager for all German sites and advisory for the company’s sites abroad. At that time he was also engaged in working groups of the VDZ, the Federal Environmental Ministry and the Environmental State Ministry of North Rhine Westphalia and was founding member of the Federal Quality Community of Secondary Fuels r. A. (BGS e.V.).
Shortly before the enforcement of the German landfill ban in 2005 Hubert was asked to re-design, reconstruct and successfully operated it for additional 6 years the Mechanical-Biological Treating plant of ECOWEST Entsorgungsverbund Westfalen GmbH/ Ennigerloh. Finally, this facility was one of the first German MBT which was awarded with the Sign of Quality Assurance RAL No. 724 in 2006.
As a Senior Expert of GIZ he collaborated on a sustainable use of oil shale, strategical concepts on waste management and pre-processing, quality assurance, optimizing and co-processing in Ukraine, Thailand and Morocco. After return, he became Senior Project Manager – Alternative Resources at ThyssenKrupp Polysius AG/ Germany and won the ThyssenKrupp special “Energy and Environment” innovation award in 2010.
Since 2009, when Hubert founded WhiteLabel-TandemProjects e.U. he steadily expanded the Net of AFR-Experts.
Hubert Baier Ph.D., Mineralogist and Process-Engineer
Tel.: +49 2504 933197