Biomass Trade & Power

10-12 Mar, 2010 - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre
About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Prof. Andre Faaij
André P.C. Faaij (1969) is appointed as Professor 'Energy System Analysis' at the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development (Faculty of Science) of the Utrecht University. He has a background in chemistry and environmental sciences and holds a Ph.D. on energy production from biomass and wastes. He is a member of a variety of expert groups in bio-energy and energy policy, research and strategic planning. He works as an advisor for governments, the EC, IEA, the UN system, GEF, OECD, WEF, the energy sector & industry, strategic consultancy, NGO's, etc. He is Task Leader of Task 40 under the Bio-energy Agreement of the International Energy Agency on 'Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade' and, in the same framework, acted as national representative in several other tasks. He is an advisor to the UN Biofuels Initiative and FAO's bioenergy activities, supported by the G8 Global Bio-energy Partnership. In 2008, he joined the IPCC team as Convening Lead Author to draft the Special Report on Renewable Energy, the new Global Energy Assessment (GEA) and he became member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Alternative Energies.

Prof. Andre Faaij, Technical Manager
Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development
Chairman’s Welcome and Remarks
Day 1 [Wed 10, March], at 08:30 AM