A former award winning investigative Journalist, TV Producer, and Engineer Andy Pag has lived out more boys-own adventures than most of us care to dream of, from being shot at by Senegalese bandits to being spoilt with Ferrero Rocher by the British Ambassador in Athens.
After 12 years of leading vehicle based expeditions to the remotest parts of the Africa and the Sahara Desert, his encounters and experiences have inspired him to change the elements of his life that were creating an unsustainable drain on the planets resources.
In 2007 he researched renewable fuel technology that could power his travels, and converted 4 tonnes of waste cocoa butter into 2000ltrs of biodiesel to fuel the intrepid mission from London to Timbuktu, which was independently certified as the first ever carbon negative expedition.
Then in 2008 he launched the Grease to Greece Rally where teams have to drive across Europe powered only by waste vegetable oil that they scavenge from burger bars along the way. This inspiring eco-rally has encouraged hundreds of people to try sustainable fuels in their car. His eco-projects have drawn the attentions of millions around the world as he shows how living sustainably doesn’t mean calling a halt to everyday life.
Andy is an expert in communicating the science and sociology of sustainable energy, but can also change a lorry clutch by the side of the road with a couple of old spanners and a piece of rope.