Frank Rogalla

Director of Innovation and Technology, Aqualia

Frank Rogalla

Director of Innovation and Technology, Aqualia

Biography

Frank Rogalla is Director of Innovation and Technology of Aqualia in Madrid, Spain, a private utility providing water and wastewater services for more than 25 M people. Previously he was Global Process and Technology Leader for a large Construction and Engineering Contractor, Black & Veatch, based in London, UK.

After his studies of Environmental Engineering in Germany he obtained a MSc degree as a Fulbright student in the US, and worked for almost ten years at the Research Center of Veolia (then Compagnie Générale des Eaux, CGE) near Paris, France. Later he was stationed in New York for Metcalf and Eddy, and for Severn Trent Services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working on technology transfer and large municipal and industrial infrastructure projects.

His specialty is advanced water and wastewater technology, where he holds a handful of patents and was instrumental in bringing a few high rate treatment systems to full scale for the first time in Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, UK, US and Venezuela. He is leading the consortium www.all-gas.eu to implement a large EU FP7 project to demonstrate ‘Algae to Biofuel’ on a scale of 10 ha, and his team is working on various H2020 projects to implement the circular economy.

Session:

Day 2: Tuesday 25th April 2017

13:45 – 15:20 – Insight Water, Waste, Energy Synergies