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ir. - M.Sc. - MBA Wim Lefebre

ir. - M.Sc. - MBA  Wim Lefebre
Managing Director


Oude Bellegemstraat
BE - 8550 Zwevegem

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phone: +32473458880
mobile: +32473458880
Main focus:Complex biomass and waste-to-energy plants with cogeneration.
Tailor-made incineration and heat recovery solutions based on 16 years experience and state-of-the-art boiler design simulation software.
For international energy intensive industries in EU.

Current activity:2007-now: Project Director for Waste-to-Energy EPC Projects (detail see former activities)

2007-now: Performance simulation for waste-to-energy plants for different waste compositions and loads, with dedicated software, for various clients.

2007-now: Managing Director at CREANERGY

Former activity:2014-now: MYDIBEL (via WATERLEAU): Project Director for 3 MWel biogas digestion and cogeneration plant.

2013-now: NPG BIO II (via WATERLEAU): Project Director for 3 MWel biogas digestion and cogeneration plant.

2011-2013: Alco Bio Fuel (via WATERLEAU): Project Director
Gas turbine 13 MWel + cofiring and heat recovery steam generator (60 tph)

2010-2012: Indaver Belgium (via WATERLEAU): Project Director Incineration & Heat Recovery
Hospital waste reception and incineration in rotary kiln 14 MWth, cogeneration inclusive heat recovery steam generator 18 barg and 320°C and steam turbine 2.5 MWel, dry and wet flue gas treatment.

2008-2011: Envisan Romania (via WATERLEAU): Project Director inclusive engineering responsible
Refinery sludge incineration 240 tpd in atmospheric bubbling fluidized bed 25 MWth
Cogeneration inclusive heat recovery water-tube horizontal steam boiler 32 barg 360°C and steam turbine 1.6 MWel
Dry flue gas treatment

2004-2007: Member of the Management Team at VYNCKE

2001-2007: Head of the Technology Department at VYNCKE
I grew the Technology team from 8 to 40 engineers on 2 locations: Belgium and Czech Republic: involved via management by exception in all projects below (planning, staffing, design decisions, major purchase decisions, technology innovation, strategy, project tactics, ...)
ERDA, Bertrix, Belgium, biomass incineration, 6.3 MWel, 37 tph 65 bara 455°C
Balcas, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, biomass incineration, 2.7 MWel, 22 tph 36 bara 380°C
Unilin Decor, Wielsbeke, Belgium, wood dust and MDF, 17.5 MWth, thermal oil
Spanolux MDF, Vielsalm, Belgium , wood dust and MDF, 7 MWth, thermal oil
Finsa, Padron, Spain, wood waste, 35 MWth thermal oil, hot gases for dryer
Fibranor, Lugo, Spain, wood waste, 32 MWth thermal oil, hot gases for dryer
Fibraplac, Glorinha, Brazil, wood waste, 11 MWth thermal oil + 12 MWth steam + 22MWth hot gases for dryer
Fiberboard, Baruth, Germany, wood waste, 90 MWth (thermal oil + hot gases for dryer)
Danzer II, Melnik, Czech Republic, sawmill waste, 10.5 MWth superheated water 16 bara 180°C
CMPC Maderas, Mulchen, Chile, wood waste, 35 tph steam 13 bara
CMPC Maderas, Nacimiento, Chile, wood waste, 35 tph steam 13 bara
Dieffenbacher SPB Panel, Surat Thani, Thailand, palm waste, 19.6 MWth
Cargill, Donetsk, Ukraine, sunflower hulls, 18 MWth steam 24 tph 21 bara
CPI, Chumporn, Thailand, palm waste and coal, 30 MWth, 3.5 MWel
Hartalega I, Malaysia, palm waste, 20 MWth thermal oil
Hartalega II, Malaysia, palm waste, 13 MWth thermal oil
Voltalia, Bar-sur-Aube, France, wood waste, 7 MWth, 1.35 MWel
Meidensha, Surat Thani, Thailand, palm waste, 45 MWth, 50 tph steam 420°C 43 bara, 11.5 MWel
Smercina, Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic, wood waste, steam 16 tph 25 bara 240°C

1998-2001: Project Manager and Product Development Engineer at VYNCKE responsible for:
Spano, Wielsbeke, Belgium, biomass incineration, 10 MWth, thermal oil
Bertsch, Ilmenau, Germany, demolition timber, 5.1 MWel steam 22tph 48 bara 430°C
Bucina, Zvolen, Slovak Republic, wood waste, 2x16 MWth
Mahaphant, Lopburi, Thailand, rice husk and coal, steam 15tph 16 bara
Indupalma, San Alberto, Colombia, palm waste, 15 MWth, steam 20 tph 23 bara
Danzer I, Melnik, Czech Republic, sawmill waste, 10.5 MWth superheated water 16 bara 180°C
Unilin, Bazeilles, France, wood waste and MDF, 19 MWth thermal oil + 14 MWth steam 17bara + 21 MWth hot gases for dryer (thermal oil and piping)
Camsan, Ordu, Turkey, wood waste and MDF, 12 MWth, thermal oil
Linopan, Wielsbeke, Belgium, wood waste, 6MWth thermal oil + 3 MW hot gases for dryer

Education:MBA GENERAL INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT at Vlerick Business School, 2003
Part-time executive program, 24 months, English
Dissertation: Enabling and Consolidating Innovation in an SME Environment
Graduated Magna cum Laude

M.Sc. THERMAL POWER & FLUIDS ENGINEERING at UMIST, University of Manchester, 1998
As part of the Socrates exchange program
Winner of the Prize of the Institute for the session 1997-1998

Option: Mechanical Conversion of Energy
Dissertation: Implementation of the CFD-FUSION Approach in Aerodynamic Flows
Graduated Summa cum Laude

Graduated Summa cum Laude

Memberships:2014 – Present Member of VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure

2013 – Present Member of the Club of the Top Westvlamingen

2012 – Present Member of BRYO
BRYO is the association for bright young entrepreneurs in Flanders and is founded by

2012 – Present Member of VOKA Kortrijk and VOKA Leuven
VOKA is the Flemish Chamber of Commerce and Industry

2012 – Present Member of the Board of JCI Award Vlaams-Brabant VZW
Non-profit organization to promote and reward young entrepreneurs
in Flemish Brabant

2003 – Present Member of the Vlerick Alumni Association

2003 – Present Member of JCI Junior Chamber International
JCI is the worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs

2012 – 2013 Member of the Board of JCI Leuven as Director Business and Networking

2005 – 2013 Mentor for Vlerick Business School international MBA students

2006 – 2010 Member of the Board of the Vlerick IMBA Alumni Section as Organizer of the Career Coaching Event 2008 in De Warande, Brussels.

2004 – 2005 Vlerick Innovation Network

2002 – 2003 Treasurer of the Student Committee for the Vlerick Business School IMBA students

International relations:VDI: Verein Deutscher Ingenieure

JCI: Junior Chamber International: JCI is the worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs

Vlerick IMBA Alumni

Professional Ideas, strategies, considerations:Profitable energy solutions while maintaining sustainability and wise consumption of fossile fuels.

Personal activities (family, hobbies, travelling):Walking, Cycling, Travelling, Sailing, Energy, Wine & Dine, Nature, Culture, Music, City Trips, Art


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.

Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
Executing firm: Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

MBT Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: STRABAG AG

Flue Gas Cleaning

The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.

Category: Incineration
Executing firm: ete.a - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie– und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH

Batch Dry Fermentation

The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).

Category: Recycling / Fermentation
Executing firm: BEKON Energy Technologies Co. & KG

MBT Warsaw, Poland

The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: Convaero GmbH

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