Goodfellow, Howard

ChemE 6T4
Inducted into the EAA Hall of Distinction: 2009

As a leader in clean technology, Howard Goodfellow established a number of businesses that provided critical guidance in environmental management and control.

As President of Tenova Goodfellow Inc., Howard became known internationally for the Goodfellow Expert Furnace System Optimization Process (EFSOP®) technology he developed and commercialized in 1998.  This extractive analytical and control system holistically optimizes the furnace process in steel manufacturing and is the basis for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions due to its worldwide application. This application is now being extended to other combustion-intensive industries to improve energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

Howard is also a global authority on industrial and mine ventilation.  Through his design guidebooks and numerous technical publications in international journals and conferences, he pioneered new standards for industrial and mine ventilation.

Selected Achievements:

  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2008
  • Canada Award, Society of Chemical Industry, 2008
  • Ontario Professional Engineers Award, 2007
  • Adjunct Professor in U of T Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, 1980-2006
  • Recipient of the R&D 100 Award for one of the top 100 most technologically significant new products and processes of the year, 2000
  • Canada’s National Energy Efficiency Award, 1999