Matthew Burke is a senior consultant at The Green House. He has an undergraduate and MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. His Master’s research was in the bioengineering field and included the design of algal reactors to improve growth while ensuring low energy usage. After completing his studies Matthew worked as a research assistant in the Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER) at UCT focusing on the production of bioenergy through anaerobic digestion and wastewater remediation. Since joining The Green House he has specialised in life cycle assessment (LCA) and carbon footprinting, along with combining the two to help companies fully quantify their value chain (scope 1, 2 & 3) carbon footprint. Projects have also involved LCA dataset compilation, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory reporting, survey design and analysis, landscape approach mitigation planning, national material flow analyses and conducting various training courses on LCA and GHG reporting.
Matthew has recently managed life cycle assessment, carbon footprinting and mitigation measure identification and target setting projects for various corporate clients. His LCA expertise spans a number of sectors, including the agriculture, waste, food, plastics and packaging sectors.