Dr Dermot Hughes

The NVP Energy team is made up of experienced and professional leaders who are forging the change in sustainable, cost effective wastewater treatment. The team is furnished with an array of technical skills and in-depth knowledge which allows NVP Energy to provide uniquely tailored solutions.

Dr Dermot Hughes

Technical Manager & Co-Inventor

Dermot joined the NVP Energy team in 2016, having worked on the technology for 10 years at the National University of Ireland, Galway where he co-invented it. Within his role as Technical Manager, Dermot is responsible for the design and technical aspects of the technology and coordinating the development of the technology given his unique, in-depth knowledge of the NVP Energy technology and processes.

Dermot holds a PhD in Microbiology from the National University of Ireland, Galway since 2011. Dermot’s research involved two broad fields: (i) wastewater bioengineering including process technology and development and (ii) molecular microbial ecology. Dermot worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher through funding obtained though Enterprise Ireland on the use of low-temperature anaerobic digestion for the treatment of industrial wastewater streams and this research led to the development of the technology. Dermot also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, Environmental Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr Dermot Hughes Technical Manager & Co-Inventor

"Implementing NVP Energy’s solution has provided ABP Food Group with cost effective wastewater treatment and high quality biogas. The team were extremely professional to work with through all stages of the project; from design, installation, commissioning through to successful ongoing operation."

John Durkan Sustainability Environmental Manager, ABP Food Group

"NVP Energy are extremely professional to work with from initial contact and feasibility assessment to installation of the solution. Their cost effective wastewater treatment solution with its short return on investment made it an easy choice."

Jerry Ryan Technical & Quality Director, Arrabawn Dairies Group

"We’re proud that Shell Springboard supports businesses like NVP Energy who are truly at the leading-edge of the low-carbon economy."

Erik Bonino Chairman, Shell UK