EBTP Work Group Members

Criteria for WG Selection

The Membership of all Working Groups is periodically reviewed, and applications for membership are welcome from experienced biofuels stakeholders. Please e-mail your C.V. to secretariat@biofuelstp.eu, together with a short message summarising your motivation for joining a particular WG. Your details will then be forwarded to the relevant Chair for approval.

Further information on the selection process for WG membership is presented below.

Several hundred people responded to the original invitation on the Europa website, asking people who wished to become active in the Working Groups of the Technology Platform to express their interest by completing a registration form.  All completed requests were collated by the Secretariat and assigned to possible WGs and these lists discussed at a formal meeting held in December 2006, at which short lists of possible invitees were drawn up on the basis of selection criteria set by the Steering Committee as follows:

  • The technical competence of individuals based on their professional profile.
  • Their individual commitment to the work involved.
  • Expected technical support from company or institution, company profile and formal commitment to allocate adequate resources to the task.
  • Individuals and their company or organisation should be recognised as having previously made significant contributions to the development of biofuels for transport, through (for example) contributions to BIOFRAC, R&D activites and scientific or technical publications.
  • A diversity of country representation from EU25 [now EU27] is to be attempted, since biofuels issues reflect significant regional and sectorial differences.
  • There should be only one expert per company/institution and WG [ammended 2010, please see a1-2010 below].
  • Numbers should be manageable with a proposed maximum of 25 people per WG, with the Chair able to consult with or co-opt specific individuals on a one-off basis if the need arises [ammended 2010, please see a2-2010 below].

In general the appointment to the WGs is a personal appointment. However, since the activity is offered on a voluntary basis and will involve an investment of time and effort, membership also reflects the interest and support of the company or other organisation involved.

To reflect the evolution of the Technology Platform and to enable wider involvement from stakeholders, the following ammendments were made to WG membership conditions in 2010.

a1-2010 Where there is a valid benefit (for example, expertise on a specific topic) more than one person from an organisation may be allowed to join a WG, at the discretion of the Chair.

a2-2010 Given rapid developments in the European biofuels industry, and the move towards greater use of online tools for communication, the maximum limit of 25 WG members has been lifted. This enables a greater number of stakeholders to directly share their expertise and viewpoints on feedstocks, sustainability, conversion technology, end use and market development.

In August 2012, following a consultation, WG4 and WG5 were combined in a new group WG4 Policy and Sustainabilty. This reflects the vital importance of sustainability as a cross-cutting issue that is fundamental to the production and use of all biofuels, and the commercial development of advanced biofuels in Europe.


Details of current WG Membership

WG1 Biomass

Chair
Calliope Panoutsou
Imperial College London
Royal School of Mines, Room 4.03, South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
UNITED KINGDOM
www.iccept.ic.ac.uk

Vice-chair
N.N.

Members

Perttu Anttila
Natural Resources Institute Finland
FINLAND
www.luke.fi

Gabrielle Benoit
UMR Environnement et grandes cultures Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - AgroParisTech
FRANCE
www.egc-grignon.inra.fr

Myrsini Christou
CRES – Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
GREECE
www.cres.gr

Salvatore Luciano Cosentino
University of Catania
ITALIA
www.unict.it

Maria Dolores de la Curt
UPM Universidad Politéca de Madrid Botánica
Grupo de Agroenergética
SPAIN
www.upm.es

Michael Deutmeyer
Green Resources AS
NORWAY
www.greenresources.no

Wolter Elbersen
Wageningen University Agrotechnology and Food Innovations BV
THE NETHERLANDS
www.wur.nl | www.biomassandbioenergy.nl

Raffaello Garofalo
European Biodiesel Board (EBB)
BELGIUM
www.ebb-eu.org

Joakim Hague
Bellona
NORWAY
www.bellona.org

Jean Marc Jossart
AEBIOM European Biomass Association
BELGIUM
www.aebiom.org

Nike Krajnc
Slovenian forestry institute
SLOVENIA
www.gozdis.si

René Laryea-Goldsmith
Independent Reseacher

Elisabeth Le Net
I-Tésé - Institut de TechnicoEconomie des Systémes Energétiques
FRANCE
www.cea.fr

Marcus Lindner
European Forest Institute (EFI)
FINLAND
www.efi.int

Udo Mantau
Informationssysteme für Rohstoffe
GERMANY

Magdalena Rogulska
Automotive Industry Institute
POLAND
www.pimot.eu

Andrea Monti
Bologna University
ITALY
www.unibo.it

Carlos Amaral Netto
Florecha, Forest Solutions, SA.
PORTUGAL
www.florecha.pt

Luis Nieto
Fundación Cidaut (Centre for Transport and Energy Research and Development)
SPAIN
www.cidaut.es

Dragoslava Stojiljkovic
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
SERBIA
www.bg.ac.rs/en/

Dr. Zoltán Szabó
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd
Ireland
www.eerl.com

Daniela Thrän
German Biomass Research Centre gGmbH (DBFZ)
GERMANY
www.dbfz.de

Martin Vis
B.T.G. Biomass Technology Group B.V.
THE NETHERLANDS
www.btgworld.com/en

 

WG2 Conversion

Chair
N.N.

Vice-chairs
N.N.

Members

John M. Andresen
Heriot Watt University
UNITED KINGDOM
www.hw.ac.uk


Robert Bakker
Wageningen University & Research Centre
THE NETHERLANDS
www.wur.nl | www.biomassandbioenergy.nl

Zsolt Barta
Department of Applied Biotechnology and Food Science
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
HUNGARY
www.nonfood.bme.hu

Serge Biollaz
Paul Scherer Institute
SWITZERLAND
www.psi.ch

Michel Bourgogne
Total
FRANCE
www.total.com

Ana María Bravo
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
BELGIUM
www.dupont.com

Anthony Bridgwater
Aston University
UNITED KINGDOM
www.aston.ac.uk

Juan Carrasco
BIOPLAT
SPAIN
www.bioplat.org

Denis Cieutat
Air Liquide
FRANCE
www.airliquide.com

Nicolaus Dahmen
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
GERMANY
www.fzk.de

Isabella DeBari
ENEA CR TRISAIA
ITALIA
www.trisaia.enea.it

Mark de Boer
Albemarle
THE NETHERLANDS
www.albemarle.com

Herman den Uil
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
THE NETHERLANDS
www.ecn.nl

Sören Eriksson
Preem petroleum AB
SWEDEN
www.preem.se

Martin Ernst
BDI BioEnergy International AG
AUSTRIA
www.bdi-biodiesel.com

Gunter Festel
FESTEL CAPITAL
Switzerland
www.festel.com

Alexander Goldberg
Tel Aviv University
ISRAEL
ebioengineering.weebly.com/

Steven Gust
Neste Oil
FINLAND
www.nesteoil.com

Katharina Harlander
Vogelbusch Biocommodities GmbH
AUSTRIA
www.vogelbusch.at

Stéphane His
Technip
FRANCE
www.technip.com

Axel Kraft
Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Institute for Energy, Environment and Safety
GERMANY
www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de

Niels Langvad
Biométhodes
FRANCE
www.biomethodes.com

Florence Lefebvre-Joud
CEA/Siège
FRANCE
www.cea.fr

Alexandru Naghiu
University of Agricultural Sciences Cluj-Napoca
ROMANIA
www.usamvcluj.ro

Luis Nieto
CIDAUT
SPAIN
www.cidaut.es

Judit Sandquist
SINTEF Energy Research
NORWAY
www.sintef.no

Yrjö Solantausta
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
FINLAND
www.vtt.fi

Krister Stahl
Ducente AB
SWEDEN
www.ducente.se

Alexander Tremel
Siemens AG
GERMANY
www.siemens.com

Maria Tuohy
NUI Galway Department of Biochemistry
National University of Ireland, Galway
IRELAND 
www.nuigalway.ie

Wolfgang Wach
Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt
GERMANY
www.suedzucker.de

Lars Waldheim
Waldheim Consulting
SWEDEN
www.waldheim-consulting.se

Eckhard Weidner
Fraunhofergesellschaft, Institute for Energy, Environment and Safety - UMSICHT
GERMANY
www.umsicht.fraunhofer.de

Guido Zacchi
Lunds Tekniska Högskola Center
for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
SWEDEN
www.chemeng.lth.se

Vadim Zubarev
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd
Ireland
www.eerl.com

 

WG3 End Use

Chair

Nils Olof Nylund
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
FINLAND
www.vtt.fi

Members

Thomas Becker
General Motors Europe
GERMANY
www.opel.com

Sandra Frías
BIOPLAT
SPAIN
www.bioplat.org

Lennart Haraldson
Wärtsilä Corporation
SWEDEN
www.wartsila.com

Jürgen Krahl
Technology Transfer Center Automotive Coburg (TAC)
GERMANY
www.tac-coburg.com

Dorothée Lahaussois
Toyota Motor Europe, Powertrain Engineering Division
BELGIUM
www.toyota-europe.com

Simona Silvia Merola
Instituto Motori CNR
ITALY
www.cnr.it

Seppo Mikkonen
Neste Oil Corporation
FINLAND
www.nesteoil.com

Luis Nieto
CIDAUT
SPAIN
www.cidaut.es

Sami Ojamo
Veolia Transport Finland Oy
FINLAND
www.veolia-transport.fi

Thomas Roetger
International Air Transport Association
SWITZERLAND
www.iata.org

Vadim Zubarev
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd
Ireland
www.eerl.com

 

WG4 Policy and Sustainability

Co-chair

Marc Londo
Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
NETHERLANDS
www.ecn.nl

Vice-chair

Béatrice Perrier
PSA Peugeot Citroen Intelligence technico-économique de l'énergie
FRANCE
www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com

Members

Edgar Ahn
BDI BioEnergy International AG
AUSTRIA
www.bdi-biodiesel.com

Ausilio Bauen
Imperial College London
UNITED KINGDOM
www.iccept.ic.ac.uk

Mikel Belsué
BIOPLAT
SPAIN
www.bioplat.org

Göran Berndes
Fysisk resursteori CTH/GU
SWEDEN
www.chalmers.se

Manuel Bravo Lópes
Repsol YPF, Dirección Técnica Refino
SPAIN
www.repsol.com

Graeme Buss
Shell Global Solutions
UNITD KINGDOM
www.shell.com/globalsolutions

Isabel Cañellas
BIOPLAT
SPAIN
www.bioplat.org

David Chiaramonti
Università degli Studi di Firenze
ITALIA
www.unifi.it

James Cogan
Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd
Ireland
www.eerl.com

Ortwin Costenoble
NEN Energy Resources Netherlands, Centre of Standardization
THE NETHERLANDS
www.nen.nl

Uwe Fritsche
International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy
GERMANY
www.oeko.de

Aurélien Gardel
BUNGE
FRANCE
www.bunge.com

Simon Godwin
EUCAR
BELGIUM
www.eucar.be

Alexander Goldberg
Tel Aviv University
ISRAEL
ebioengineering.weebly.com/

Merlin Goldman
High Value Manufacturing, Technology Strategy Board
UNITED KINGDOM
www.innovateuk.org/

Jean-François Gruson
IFP Energie Nouvelles
FRANCE
www.ifp.fr

Roman Hackl
IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet
SWEDEN
www.ivl.se

Carlo Hamelinck
Ecofys
THE NETHERLANDS
www.ecofys.nl

Jesper Hedal Kløverpris
Novozymes
DENMARK
www.novozymes.com

Jonas Helseth
Bellona
NORWAY
www.bellona.org

Hermann Hofbauer
Technische Universität Wien Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Umwelttechnik und Techn. Biowissenschaften
AUSTRIA
www.vt.tuwien.ac.at

Miklos Gyalai-Korpos
Climate-KIC Central Hungary Region
HUNGARY
www.climate-kic.org/networks/centres-regions/central-hungary-region/

Jesper Hedal Kløverpris
Novozymes A/S
DENMARK
www.novozymes.com

Hermann Hofbauer
Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Umwelttechnik und Techn. Biowissenschaften
AUSTRIA
www.vt.tuwien.ac.at

Marko Janhunen
UPM-Kymmene Corporation
FINLAND
www.upm-kymmene.com

Rainer Janssen
WIP
GERMANY
www.wip-munich.de

Gerfried Jungmeier
Joanneum Research - Institut für Energieforschung
AUSTRIA
www.joanneum.at

Andreas Kicherer
BASF Aktiengesellschaft
GERMANY
www.basf.de

Patrik Klintbom
Volvo Technology Corporation
SWEDEN
www.volvo.com

Stephan Krinke
Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg
GERMANY
www.volkswagen.de

Kees Kwant
Agentschap NL
THE NETHERLANDS
www.agentschapnl.nl

Dorothée Lahaussois
Toyota Motor Europe, Powertrain Engineering Division
BELGIUM
www.toyota-europe.com

Imke Lübbeke
WWF
BELGIUM
www.wwf.org

Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli 
PNO Innovation Brussels
BELGIUM
www.pnoconsultants.com/

António Martins
FCNET, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, University of Porto
PORTUGAL
www.fe.up.pt

Teresa Mata
FEUP, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
PORTUGAL
www.fe.up.pt

Franziska Müller-Langer
German Biomass Research Centre gGmbH (DBFZ)
GERMANY
www.dbfz.de

John Neeft
Agentschap NL
THE NETHERLANDS
www.agentschapnl.nl

Ian O'Gara
Accenture
UNITED KINGDOM
www.accenture.com

Luc Pelkmans
VITO Crossroads of technology
BELGIUM
www.vito.be

Peter Saling
BASF Aktiengesellschaft
GERMANY
www.basf.de

Samuel Stucki
SWITZERLAND

Susan Tarka Sanchez
Solazyme
www.solazyme.com

Jeremy Woods
Imperial College London ICEPT, Centre for Envrionmental Policy
UK
www3.imperial.ac.uk

Manfred Wörgetter
BLT - Francisco Josephinum
AUSTRIA
blt.josephinum.at