Thomas Yeransian

With over twenty years of professional experience as a project developer and consultant, Mr. Yeransian manages the development, licensing, engineering and operation of facilities and projects primarily in the fields of solid waste management, combustion, and power generation. Areas of expertise include:

Development of solid waste management facilities, combustion facilities and power generation facilities from the initial market assessment and feasibility analysis through site selection, design, procurement, construction, start-up and operation of facilities.

Environmental permitting management to produce environmental impact reports, and to apply for and acquire permits necessary for facility construction and operation.

Creation, registration and trading of emissions reduction credits including criteria pollutants to meet emissions offset requirements and greenhouse gases to meet emerging international requirements.

Process systems engineering to establish performance and design characteristics in support of permitting, process modifications, and competitive business and market evaluation.

Emissions control technologies engineering to evaluate technical and economic performance of alternative emissions controls, and to specify system modifications, all as required for permitting or compliance with environmental standards or regulations.

Creation and trading of renewable energy credits within ISO New England under the NEPOOL GIS including NH Class III RECs, MA Class I RECs, CT Class I RECs and Maine Class I RECs.

As a principal and a founder of CommonWealth, Mr. Yeransian has specialized in screening project opportunities, projecting landfill gas quantities; preparing project concepts and designs; assessing the commercial viability of technologies; negotiating project agreements; and specifying and optimizing equipment to collect and utilize landfill gas in projects developed by CommonWealth. In addition, Mr. Yeransian has managed the acquisition of environmental permits and approvals for more than 20 landfill gas recovery projects, as well as for numerous solid waste landfills, waste-to-energy facilities, independent power production facilities and industrial facilities.

Prior to joining CommonWealth in 1991, Mr. Yeransian, was a senior consultant at a national firm specializing in the development of waste-to-energy facilities, where he prepared and negotiated facility conceptual designs and technical specifications; acquired environmental permits; and supported project construction and acceptance testing efforts. Mr. Yeransian had previously been an environmental consultant for ENSR, in which position he acquired environmental permits and supported the development of a broad range of industrial facilities. Mr. Yeransian has bachelors’ degrees in chemical engineering and economics from Tufts University and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston College.