After studying geoscience and technology at the University of Muenster/ Germany and at the University of Innsbruck/ Austria Hubert finished his studies with 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 standardisation 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 fulfil its purpose. Hubert was therefore commissioned to convert this MBT and produced solid alternative fuels, which than 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 customised pre-processing lines, mechanical, chemical and thermal process optimisation 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