Keith Sharp graduated from RMIT in Melbourne as a Chemical Engineer in 1986, working for Mobil Oil Australia for ten years in operational and design roles before joining TfA Project Group in 1997 where he is currently Engineering Manager.
During ten years with Mobil Oil Australia he worked in Terminals Engineering and Operations at Yarraville Terminal, Central Engineering, Altona Refinery and as JUHI Manager at Tullamarine Airport.
Since joining TfA Keith has designed and project managed major fuel terminals, lubricant plants, bitumen plants, aviation fuel farms and hydrants, mining fuel and lubricant tank farms, and Defence Force facilities.
He has been involved with renewable energy and biofuels projects for 20 years. Keith was lead process engineer on the $100M Dalby Ethanol Biorefinery project, from technologist selection and feasibility studies to FEED, costing and detailed design. He has visited numerous international ethanol bio-refineries, bio-digestion plants, biorefinery technologists and biofuels conferences. He led the front end engineering for the proposed primary energy and Austcane biorefineries and been involved in numerous biorefinery feasibility studies.
Keith is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Australia, IChemE and the Australian Institute of Energy. He is a registered professional engineer in Queensland and nationally and Queensland representative on the Engineers Australia Chemical College Board. Keith is a member of the Australasian Institute of Dangerous Goods Consultants and Bioenergy Australia. He is experienced and accredited in hazardous areas classification and an experienced HAZOP facilitator.back