After studying geoscience and technology at the University of Muenster/ Germany and at the University of Innsbruck/ Austria Hubert finished his studies with the production and recycling of FGD-gypsum and his doctoral thesis on pre-processing and usability of fly ashes from coal-fired power plants. He joined the specialist department at Holderbank/ Swiss (aka Holcim aka HolcimLafarge) for developing high-early strength cement and came first into contact with the idea of AFR & co-processing, which later became the basic concept for “Geocycle” business. After the production of mineral waste-derived raw materials for clinker production at STRABAG DEUTAG Remex/ Germany, he followed the call to Dyckerhoff Zement GmbH/ Germany. There he was the responsible central AFR manager for all German locations and he also acted as a group internal advisor for the company’s foreign locations. At this time, he was also active in working groups of the German Cement Works Association (VDZ), was a founding member of the Federal Quality Association for Secondary Fuels (BGS e.V.), and later also a member of the national and European standardization committee CEN TC 343.
Two years before the German landfill ban came into force in 2005, it became obvious that a mechanical-biological treatment plant already built at ECOWEST Entsorgungsverbund Westfalen GmbH/ Ennigerloh could not properly fulfill its purpose. Hubert was therefore commissioned to convert this MBT and produced solid alternative fuels, which then shall meet the requirements of the local cement and power plants as well as for disposal. He successfully operated the plant as GM, which in 2006 was the first German MBT to be awarded the RAL quality mark No. 724.
This operational experience in the sectors of waste management, cement, and power plant industries was later complemented by mechanical and plant engineering. Hubert then also worked internationally as an AFR expert in so-called “tandem projects” on strategic, technical, and waste management inventory, designing customized pre-processing lines, mechanical, chemical, and thermal process optimization and co-processing as well as legal advice.
Since 2009, when Hubert started WhiteLabel-TandemProjects e.U., he has been steadily expanding the network of experts and, as the next growth step, founded WhiteLabel-TandemProjects UG, based in Münster in 2019.
Hubert Baier Ph.D., Dipl.-Mineralogist and Process-Engineer
Tel.: +49 2504 933197
Erwin studied at Duisburg University and gained a Ph. D. in Applied Chemistry. His career started at BioRad GmbH, a company engaged in environmental analysis and biochemistry. He was responsible for customer service and applications. In 1986 he started at Asea Brown Boveri where he initially worked at the research center in Baden-Dättwil (Switzerland) and later at W & E Umwelttechnik in Zürich where he was the Director responsible for flue gas cleaning and slag treatment in municipal waste incineration plants.
In 1993 he moved to RWE Umwelt AG where he was responsible for market strategy and pre-processing techniques. In 1999 he was employed by Readymix AG in Düsseldorf where he was responsible for the use of alternative fuels in the companies cement process. From 2005 – 2015 he was the General Manager of Geocycle, a subsidiary of Holcim (Germany) AG, responsible for the business division “Alternative fuel and raw materials (AFR), and industrial waste”. Since 2015 on he has been a partner with WhiteLabel-TandemProjects e.U. (WLTP), an interdisciplinary network of experts focusing on waste identification, co-processing, and their economical aspects.
Erwin Schmidl Ph.D., Chemist and Process-Engineer
Tel: +49 175 181 3088
Christiane Dias Pereira
Christiane graduated in civil engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig and holds an MBA in enterprise management. She has specialized in environmental management and waste management. Furthermore, she has post-graduate qualifications in law and environmental law. She speaks Portuguese, English, German, and Spanish.
Presently she is the Technology Director at TERRA MELHOR LTDA and President of CReED e.V. in Brazil. She is also the technical coordinator in Brazil for the Technical University in Braunschweig. She gives lectures in waste management for the Master’s program in Urban and Environmental Engineering at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), for the post-graduate course in Waste Management at SENAC-Jundiaí, and for the specialist course in Mechanical and Biological Treatment at FESP-SP in San Paulo.
She has held management responsibilities in companies focusing on technological solutions and the legal requirements of waste management. She has also participated in national and international waste management projects.
With almost 20 years of experience in the mechanical and biological treatment of municipal solid waste, she has, in cooperation with public and private institutions, developed, programs and initiatives covering the development of technological concepts, implementation of waste treatment plants, technical evaluation, and risk analysis. She has also developed and presented training programs for waste management to Brazilian ministries, communities, and environmental agencies. She is also active as a consultant for the German Development Bank (KfW) and the GIZ.
Christiane Dias Pereira, Civil Engieer and Advocate
Avenida São João, 2375 – Sala 705
Jardim das Colinas
São José dos Campos / SP
Tel: +55 1298 2355000
Huáscar Pablo Arcienega Barriga
Huáscar graduated as a chemical engineer at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz-Bolivia and began his career at the Bolivian cement company SOBOCE in the department for quality control, where he worked also for a short time as a senior engineer. Ultimately, he was appointed to the overall supervision of Business Unit II, where he worked intensively for a long time on the formation of buildups and rings in the sintering zone at an FLSmidth’s SLC and optimized the pyro processes. Later, he moved to Empresa Pública Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) as a process engineer, where he was mainly responsible for the construction and commissioning of the tkIS technology at the Oruro cement plant on 4000 metres above sea level.
He studied the carbon footprint and the potential impact of this plant and could reduce it by 17% by adapting the final design in accordance with the environmental needs. For this study, he was awarded the degree of Magister Scientiarum in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.
Huáscar has taught several courses as an associate professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and was awarded for teaching the course “Design of Process Plants” in the Chemical Engineering programme. He is also an associate professor at the Institute of Industrial Research in the Master’s degree programme in Industrial and Business Administration and currently holds courses on environmental management and integrated management systems as well as quality, safety and environmental management.
Presently he is Technical Director at BIOCENOSIS s.r.l. and a member of the WLTP-group.
Huáscar Pablo Arcienega Barriga, Chemical and Process Engineer
Av. Camacho Ed Krsul Piso
Tel: +591 71 534411
Karl received his degree in Mechanical Engineering / Diplomingenieur Maschinenbau at the Ruhr – Universität Bochum in 1980 and started his professional career at Research & Development of Polysius AG in Beckum / Germany.
Thereon he continuously advanced through most process aspects and disciplines of modern Cement Plant Technologies and managed different positions for Pyro-processing, Raw Material Preparation, and Clinker Production. In his latest years, he was managing large integrated Cement Plant Projects on an international scale as Project Director.
During all his time he had a strong focus and fable for Cement Pyro-processing, Fuels, and the combustion process. He was involved in developing and optimizing the combustion process itself and the equipment from Kiln Burner, to Calciner, Heat Exchanger, and Fuel Preparation.
In 2012 it was nearly a natural step to accept the position of General Manager for a newly founded Joint Venture of Vecoplan AG and ThyssenKrupp Polysius AG specialized in AFR Co-processing namely the preparation, handling, storage, dosing, and injection and combustion of Alternative Raw Materials and Fuels for the Cement Production Process.
Today he is a partner with WhiteLabel-TandemProjects e.U. (WLTP), an interdisciplinary network of experts focusing on waste identification, co-processing, and their economical aspects.
Karl Menzel, Dipl.-Ing. and Process-Engineer
Breslauer Str. 16
Tel: +49 1517 266 8446