At the General Assembly in May 2023, ERFO members appointed Hubert Baier as the new President. Hubert succeeds Mikko Talola, who served ERFO in this capacity for eight years. All ERFO colleagues are grateful that Mikko has led the association at a time when the role of SRF has become known to a wider public and when SRF standardisation has become a global issue. Mikko has played a key role in securing the important role of SRF in waste management.
Hubert has announced that he wants to continue on the path is taken and provide further impetus to ensure that the benefits of the SRF concept are recognised and solidified as an important part of the circular economy, combining the recovery of recyclables and the reliable use of energy from non-recyclable waste. Hubert has many years of experience in both the production and use of customised SRF. He was responsible for the operation of cement clinker kilns, co-founded the Association for Quality Assurance of Alternative Fuels and was largely responsible for the reconstruction of a public pre-processing plant, which he also successfully led to the awarding of the RAL quality mark 724. His management skills and network will drive the further work of ERFO and contribute to the improvement of the European SRF business.