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Renaud De Rijdt is a geological civil engineer, graduated from the University of Liège in 1985.
He began his career first as an assistant and then as a research engineer at the Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology and Geophysical Prospecting Laboratories of the University of Liège, for which he carried out studies of hydroelectric developments ( N’Zébela dam in Guinea, Peusangan I and II facilities in Sumatra …), water drilling projects (Niger, Congo-Zaire) as well as geological and geotechnical studies of dams, tunnels, landslides, dumps …
From 1989 to November 1993, he held the position of project manager for ESI-European Software Institute, a subsidiary of MicroResearch nv, where he managed the “environment” department, which designed and implemented databases for major chemical and chemical companies. oil companies like Agip Petroli, Shell, Total, Ciba, Rhone Poulenc, Ucb, EIGA …
For fifteen years, from November 1993 to December 2008, Renaud De Rijdt headed the Walloon subsidiary of the BENVITEC Group, a holding company specializing in civil engineering work related to the protection of the environment.
It has developed at Walloon and international level the Group’s activities related to the collection and recovery of landfill biogas, the construction and rehabilitation of CETs, geosynthetic sealing and then the remediation of polluted soils and aquifers. It has managed around 500 projects for a total of more than 40 millions euros and has operated in Belgium, France, Africa and Southeast Asia.
In 2008, he became a director of SA Aenergyes, an engineering firm and specialist in energy optimization (consulting and engineering), which he developed in parallel with an independent consulting engineering project in the field of civil engineering environmental.
He is also director and secretary of the non-profit association (VAL) +, the Walloon Region Cluster dedicated to solid waste issues.