Beau Sejour presentation on a comprehensive solution to treat Guernsey’s solid and liquid waste

June 13th, 2011 by Events

Dick Bilborough and Christopher Rowlands PhD will present a comprehensive solution to treating Guernsey’s solid and liquid waste at a public presentation, which begins at 7 pm on 21 June at the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre theatre.

The promoters believe that this proposal which will be Guernsey-funded and managed meets the progressive environmental aspirations of the Guernsey people, and satisfies the crucial affordability question.

The proposed solid and liquid waste treatment facility will be located at the Longue Hougue reclamation site (click image to expand - image courtesy of Dick Bilborough)

The proposed solution makes best use of already‐commissioned Channel Islands’ resources by avoiding unnecessary duplication of capital‐intensive assets.

This presentation will last approximately 40 minutes, with an unlimited time available for questions at the end.

Hand‐out material will also be made available on the night.

Please register your interest in attending this free public presentation by emailing lhpdcl @ by 17 June.


Chris Rowlands PhD, FCIWEM, CWEM, CEnv, MSB, C Biol. has over 30 years experience in water and waste water treatment.  He has conducted extensive feasibility assessments of future plant requirements and post project appraisals.  He has published numerous papers on water treatment and has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, the EU, USA and China.  He is a visiting lecturer to University Environmental courses and an external examiner of PhD candidates.

Recent experience includes:

  • Chairing an odour survey for Thames Water at Mogden including chairing public meeting.
  • Assessing standards of BSc/MSc courses at King Abdulaziz University.
  • Ongoing assessments of candidates for Chartered membership of CIWEM.


Dick Bilborough began his career in 1953 with agricultural machinery manufacturing, and design and sales in specialist sector equipment.

In 1964 he joined a division of a large USA agribusiness group which is involved in machinery manufacturing and farming and meat production.

Dick Bilborough established companies in the UK, France and South Africa.  He has given numerous papers at major conferences.  In 1973 he led a UK Government Trade Mission to South Africa.

In 1972 he formed a UK company to take advantage of joining the Common Market.

He has written a booklet on ‘The Market for Farmland Investment’.

He developed portfolio of major institutional investors and developed and marketed four corporate farming businesses in the UK and successfully listed an agricultural property unit fund.

He retired in 1993 and started a new business designing and manufacturing thermophilic in-vessel composting plants, which was successfully listed in 2004.

In 1999 he became involved and interested in Guernsey when interest was expressed in In-Vessel Composting (IVC) technology for sewage treatment.

He has been encouraged by Guernsey-based shareholders in his companies to take an interest in Guernsey waste problems, leading to today’s proposal which began as a hobby and has become an absorbing challenge.


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