1982-1995. I Started as a regular police officer with the Dutch Police, where I was able to promote to the Flying department of the dutch Police. Being a Police pilot I was involved in law enforcement duties as well as polution control duties, flying for the Dutch coastguard. `In 1995 I left the Dutch Police being a chief inspector, maintenance test pilot and flight instructor. I transferred to KLM to become an airline Pilot.
1995- 2012. Having flown several aircraft types within the KLM fleet I am now currently a pilot on the Boeing 777
2001-2005 Appointed as representative for the Dutch Airline Pilots Association to work together with international government bodies in the aftermath of 9-11 to make air-travel more secure.
2006-2012. Became involved in a bamboo biomass project in South Africa, with the goal of creating green energy from fast growing, very sustainable bamboo species. During this period a lot of knowledge was gaine don conversion technologies, plantation systems and schemes,
Currently I am part of a group that is putting up plantations of a fast growing dedicated energy crop in the `Philippines. The goal is to create green electricity initially and later on synthetic diesel and ethanol via various conversion technologies.
Motivation for this involvement:
1. The urgency for climate change, especially as an airline pilot, and seeing this happening on a global scale.
2. Has 2 wonderfull boys living in the Netherlands at -2 m, Below current Dutch sea level.
Furthermore I see people struggling in all parts of our planet to feed their families and to keep their head above the economic waters. I am certain that the solution to climate change and the battle against poverty need to go hand in hand. That is the basis of my presentation.
Mr. Rob Prange, Executive Consultant (International)
Mackay Green Energy Inc.
Africa’s Biomass Focus – on On-Going Projects, Infrastructure, Investment & Trade
Day 3 [Fri 24, February], at 09:05 AM