Deltaway

Waste and Biomass Power Plant Design and Operation

Francois Screve

Francois Screve

President and Founder

WTE/biomass plant experience: 43 plants

President and Founder

Joined Deltaway: 2003

Years in industry: 44

Special skills: Ability to recruit and retain top talent where it’s needed.

Expertise: A published expert in waste-to-energy with more than a quarter century of turning theory into performance improvement.

Customers like: Francois’ results orientation and his ability to listen to owners and plant operations employees.

What he likes best about Deltaway: The ability to work with a team doing what they love to do and what they are best at doing while delivering huge results for our clients.

Proudest achievement: Being selected by large clients to manage and turn around WTE projects.

How he spends his time away from work: Francois loves sailing. In 2002, he spent a year sailing with his family. He enjoys hiking and the outdoors in Wyoming.


Francois has co-authored a textbook titled Waste to Energy, Second Edition: Technologies and Project Implementation, with fellow industry leader Marc Rogoff, PhD. The new edition, from Amsterdam-based global publisher Elsevier, explores and clarifies the wide range of developments in Waste-to-Energy (WTE) in the 24 years since the release of the first edition.

Fred Caillard

Fred Caillard

Vice President, Performance & Engineering

WTE/biomass plant experience: 36 plants

Project Manager & Senior Performance Engineer

Joined Deltaway: 2003

Years in industry: 19

Special skills: Outstanding analytical, communication and problem solving skills.

Expertise: Streamlining plant operations to increase productivity and revenue. Fred is an expert in steam cycle efficiency, WTE boilers and pollution control, and he developed many of Deltaway’s performance modeling tools.

Customers like: His high standards and commitment to customers’ goals.

Francois says: “Fred has a rare ability to connect the technical and financial sides of a project.”

What he likes best about Deltaway: The freedom to focus on the client while working with talented experts on fulfilling projects.

Proudest achievement: Every time he delivers results to a client. He recently improved steam cycle efficiency at the Rozenburg plant in The Netherlands, dramatically increasing its annual revenue.

How he spends his time away from work: “I love to paint and go hiking.”

Tai Jin

Tai Jin

Performance Engineer

WTE/biomass plant experience: 8 plants

Performance Engineer

Joined Deltaway: 2014

Years in industry: 4

Special skills: A strong ability to quickly grasp new and complex concepts and to think through problems and challenges.

Expertise: Good understanding of how to improve the energy efficiency of the steam cycle. Tai has experience developing monitoring and modeling tools for the steam cycle.

Customers like: His ability to deliver tools that are truly effective at improving energy efficiency

Francois says: “Tai is a young and bright engineer with outstanding data analysis skills and an ability to understand and model very complex systems.”

What he likes best about Deltaway: The team’s ability to deliver concrete results for clients. The flexibility of the organization.

Proudest achievement: Earned the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship, a full scholarship for three years’ study in France

How he spends his time away from work: Practicing paper craft and origami. Discovering and comparing Japanese and European cultures

David Lukacie

David Lukacie

WTE/biomass plant experience: 5 plants

WTE Plant Manager

Joined Deltaway: 2011

Years in industry: 18

Special skills: A commitment to excellence and the versatility to work in all areas of plant management from operations to finance.

Expertise: David has extensive international experience in industrial utilities management including WTE, biomass, and cogeneration, and is a great resource for technical challenges.

Customers like: David’s straightforward approach to challenges and people.

Francois says: “A motivated plant manager with high standards and a clear vision. I love his common sense.”

What he likes best about Deltaway: The challenging, hands-on work and streamlined company organization.

Proudest achievement: Managing the Rozenburg facility in the Netherlands.

Ephraim Taylor

Ephraim Taylor

Outage Manager

WTE/biomass plant experience: 8 plants

Outage Engineer

Joined Deltaway: 2011

Years in industry: 20

Special skills: Power plant maintenance and management for WTE, coal, and nuclear generating facilities, with special talents for welding, stoker operations, maintenance, and inspections.

Customers like: Ephraim’s ability to take charge and follow through with assigned tasks, his commitment to quality and his willingness to listen to others’ suggestion.

What he likes best about Deltaway: "In my time with Deltaway, I’ve experienced a true sense of appreciation of each and every employee. Everyone at Deltaway is at the top of his or her field."

Proudest achievement: "To have raised my children and to now watch them raise their own."

How he spends his time away from work: Enjoying family and friends, golfing, boating, and riding his motorcycle.

Bill Helliwell

Bill Helliwell

Plant Manager/Assistant Plant Manager/Consultant

WTE/biomass plant experience: 4 plants

Plant Manager/Assistant Plant Manager/Consultant

Special skills: Troubleshooting and problem solving; getting things done.

Expertise: Plant management, budgeting and financial forecasting, project and outage management, very strong technical skills, recognized pulverized coal controls expert.

Customers like: He listens. If he can assist, he will; if not, he usually can work with the client to develop solutions or alternatives. He enjoys what he does, and doesn’t take himself too seriously.

Francois says: "Bill can adapt to client-specific environments and dive into solving technical challenges, from waste treatment to boiler issues."

What he likes best about Deltaway: The opportunity to use my experience with clients and co-workers and to continue to learn from them all.

Proudest achievement: Recognized by the YMCA of Metropolitan Minneapolis for six years of work as committee chair to successfully help develop the Elk River Community YMCA.

How he spends his time away from work: Traveling with his wife of almost 40 years, walking his dog, struggling at golf.

Christian Philippe

Christian Philippe

Project Manager & Senior Performance Engineer

WTE/biomass plant experience: 4 plants

Project Manager & Senior Performance Engineer

WTE and biomass plant experience: 4 plants

Joined Deltaway: 2017

Years in industry: 20

Special skills: Performance improvement skills that take into account a client’s needs, available technical solutions, market conditions, and environmental constraints

Expertise: Strong experience with district heating and utilities, as well as with a range of fuels: biomass, natural gas, coal, and waste-to-energy. Project management, business planning associated with energy balance, combustion, and boiler design.

Customers like: His technical skills and polished, articulate demeanor.

Francois says: “Christian’s experience as a CEO, combined with his vast technical background, make him a valuable asset for complex energy projects.”

What he likes best about Deltaway: The company’s pragmatic, efficient approach to meeting clients’ needs—especially regarding performance improvement.

Proudest achievement: His efforts that saved millions for a client, with a seven-month payback, thanks to a global, pragmatic, and creative approach, and to making the most of existing assets.

How he spends his time away from work: Sailing and “rambling” with his friends.

Craig Durr

Craig Durr

Plant Manager, Assistant Plant Manager, Consultant

WTE/biomass plant experience: 14 plants

Assistant Plant Manager

Joined Deltaway: 2016

Years in industry: 27

Special skills: Leadership coaching of other peers and his compassion for helping others achieve success.

Expertise: A proven leader who has been involved in start-up and continuing operations at multiple WTE plants in the United States. He hones in on technical issues to improve plant operations and maintenance.

Customers like: Craig’s positive interaction with clients, employees, and others to achieve superior results in challenging environments.

Francois says: “On top of being a very talented WTE expert, Craig has a special gift for sharing his knowledge and help others developing their professional skills.”

What he likes best about Deltaway: Working with such a bright group of highly skilled, talented team members makes the work fun and exciting as we bring clients positive results.

Proudest achievement: Taking over a WTE plant that was formerly a contract plant and then converted to a merchant plant, then setting every performance record at the facility. Also, earning one of the highest safety awards in the industry for multiple years.

Guillaume Gilles

Guillaume Gilles

Vice President, Business Development & Emerging Solutions

WTE and biomass plant experience: 4 plants

Joined Deltaway: 2017

Years in industry: 24

Special skills: Guillaume is a talented business developer of WTE projects globally, with a focus on emerging countries.

Expertise: Guillaume has extensive experience in all the fields of WTE concessions and infrastructure projects development and operation: project sourcing and project development; project financing (debt and equity) and project structuring; concession contracts; asset management; relations with investors, developers, private equity and governments (central and local); O&M contracts; partnership development; and consortium management.

Customers like: His ability to quickly understand and strongly defend customers’ long-term view and interests.

Francois says: “Guillaume is a sophisticated and tenacious businessman with a wide spectrum of expertise in concession project development and financing globally.”

What he likes best about Deltaway: The two pillars of Deltaway’s corporate culture: a deep and uncompromising technical and operational excellence, together with a high dedication and commitment to customers.

Proudest achievement: His decision to join the Deltaway team in 2017, leaving the demanding and enthusiastic environment of a global private equity house to join Deltaway’s demanding and enthusiastic global entrepreneurial venture.

How he spends his time away from work: Guillaume enjoys reading, running, skiing and singing opera.