Academic/Professional Qualifications:
– Bachelor Of Economics (Analytical Economics) University of Malaya
– Member of the Chartered Institute Logistics and Transport (MILT)

Career:
Port Klang Authority: 1970-1972.
Unilever: 1972 joined Unilever Malaysia as Shipping Manager, and rose to the position of General Operations Manager after having served in various Senior Management Positions as Distribution Manager, Chief Buyer and as Marketing Manager (Personal Products) and Marketing Manager (Foods).

Left Unilever in 1995 to join a Malaysian conglomerate, and was later posted to Germany as Joint Managing Director of its German subsidiary.

In 2008, joined Mission New Energy as Sales and Marketing Director to study ,develop and implement a Sales and Marketing strategy for the company’s Renewable Energy Business. In this capacity, I am located mostly in Germany, from where I direct Mission’s Sales and Marketing efforts, focusing on Europe and supporting initiatives in USA.

In Jan 2010 was elected to be Member of the Board of Directors of The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification System . ISCC is accredited by the German Ministry of Agriculture and is currently under evaluation for EU recognition.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 28
09:00      Chairman’s Remarks

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Chen Lulin, Managing Director of Yunnan Shenyu New Energy Co. Ltd. Mr. Chen graduated from Beijing Polytechnic University of Chemical Engineering in 1984. He worked on water treatment, gas pollution control and district heating projects on behalf of JNE Engineering Company.

Mr. Chen joined Yunnan Shenyu New Energy Co., Ltd in 2007.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 28
09:05      Developing Jatropha Value Chain in Yunnan, Southwest China

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Dr. Hong Yan got his Ph.D. in Peking Union Medical College in 1989 and MBA from National University of Singapore in 2001.

He is active in both research and technology development in the area of plant biotechnology. He is the GM (research and operation) for JOil (S) Pte Ltd, also an adjunct professor with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 28
09:45      Progressive Improvement of Jatropha for Commercial Plantation

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Andreas Staebler studied chemical engineering in Munich, Hong Kong and Lisbon and graduated 2003.

Since 2004 he is employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) as scientist, initially mainly working on the development of biofuels. Since 2008, Andreas Staebler is head of the business unit “biogenic raw materials” at the Fraunhofer IVV and thus responsible for the research concerning the utilization of raw materials and residues from food industry and agriculture in technical applications and energy recovery.

Additionally he is coordinating the foundation of a Fraunhofer project center in Brazil.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 28
11:50      Production of Biolubricants for Metal Working Processes via Enzymatic Modification of Jatropha Oil

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011
is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Chumroen Benchavitvilai (BSc. Chemical Engineering and MBA) is the Executive Officer and co-founder of Bioenergy Development Co., Ltd (BEDC) which is supported by Thai business group in edible Ethanol.

BEDC’s main business is to develop Bioenergy with a focus on Biofuel. He has been involved in the studies and researches of a few energy crops in Thailand and neighboring countries like Lao, Cambodia and Myanmar.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
12:20      (V) Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Dr. Jitendra Chikara is doctorate in biological sciences and working as senior scientist in Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR), Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, since 1981 and heading the discipline of Wasteland Research.

He has 30 years of experience in the field of utilization of wastelands for productive use. He has valuable experience of last ten years on improvement of Jatropha germplasm and cultivation for seed production under wasteland conditions.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 28
10:15      Moving up the learning curve: CSMCRI’s concerted efforts towards enhancement of Jatropha seed productivity in marginal lands

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Richard Palmer is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of Global Clean Energy Holding, Inc. (OTC Symbol: GCEH, www.gceholdings.com ) a California-based biofuels feedstock company with Jatropha farms in Latin America.

Richard has 25 years of hands-on experience in the alternative energy field and has been active in the biofuels industry for almost 10 years. He held senior level management positions with Mobius Risk Group, Bentley Engineering and Southland Industries, and was a Senior Director with Enron from 1997-2002 responsible for Technical Services and Deal Structuring for comprehensive energy transactions between $250M and $3.2B .

Mr. Palmer received his designation as a Certified Energy Manager in 1999, holds two Business Management Certificates from University of Southern California’s Business School, and is an active member of both the American Society of Plant Biologists and the International Tropical Farmers Association.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
14:45      (VI) Mexico

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011
is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Adolfo’s family has been farming in Argentina for over 100 years. For over 12 years Adolfo managed their large farming operation there. Starting in 2002, Adolfo began researching and consulting on the development of jatropha through a private consulting effort and later incorporated as MasJatrofa SRL. His customers ranged small-scale developments, to large institutions such as Kimberly Clark and George Soros´s ADECO AGRO.

Adolfo is recognized as a leading expert in Jatropha curcas cultivation. He has published scientific papers on the temperature sensitivity, water response and salinity tolerance of Jatropha curcas during the germination cycle.He was one of the first to use a mechanical seeding machine in order to dramatically decrease planting costs. He has also developed the first patented jatropha mechanical harvesting machine.

Adolfo has collaborated with Kingdoms College, and visited former USA Senator, Christopher B. Burnham appointed Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Management by Kofi Annan on June 1, 2005. Mr. Burnham is the senior most American in the United Nations Secretariat. He was tasked by Secretary-General Annan with overhauling the accountability and transparency of the United Nations.

His work has been visit by Toyota Tshusho, Dole Foods, Lufthansa, BEI Intl, Neste Oil, etc.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
14:15      (IV) Brazil

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Working as the Business Development Manager for Jatenergy Limited, Tony Crimmins has been involved with the development of Jatenergy Limited since its conception 4 years ago. The company initially identified Cassava as the boom bio ethanol, in Cambodia. Having a background in Chemical and Environmental Engineering provides for an understanding both technology and eco-system challenges. Tony’s has developed his own business management consulting business strategizing and developing mid- size businesses in the area of agricultural technology and plant science. Companies such as Grain Research Development Council and Nuflora International Pty Ltd are two particular groups that he has assisted both with their invested into plant science, and development for new cultivars in the market of oil seed.

Business acumen gained by successfully assist in listing 12 businesses onto the Australia Stock Exchange with Winning Corporate Services a unique multi-tiered investment house specialising in resources specifically energy related businesses. Currently on the board of four Australian public companies which are all focused on energy both conventional and renewable. He has worked for 6 years in China (Taiwan) as an environmental engineer and business development manager, and has a understanding of the area and business practices. Tony has previously worked as a general manager, project manager and in commercialisation of technology-based products and services.

About Jatenergy
Jatenergy is an energy company operating in Australia and Asia that has recently expanded its energy portfolio from jatropha-based biofuel to include coal through the purchase of mining projects in Indonesia’s Kalimantan coal region. Jatenergy has recently announced binding agreements to purchase 10 coal exploration permits and permit applications in Queensland’s Bowen and Galilee basins.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
09:30      Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
15:45      Energy Now and for the Future

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011
is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Khoo Hock Aun leads the Ark Bio/Cosmo Biofuels Group which is actively engaged in establishing oil palm, jatropha curcas, and pongamia plantations, biodiesel downstream processing and trading activities in the Asia Pacific region.

He is presently developing markets and partnerships for an oilseed-to-biodiesel supply chain based on the Group’s proprietary processing technology for all oilseed crops including use of oil palm and coconut biomass for second generation biofuel.

He is Advisor/Strategist for the International Jatropha Organisation, Vice-Chair, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels and Secretary-General, Malaysian Bio-Industry Organisation.

Mr Khoo graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang in 1978 and was a Nuffield Foundation Study Fellow in 1988 with the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He has managed, in a period spanning over two decades, a number of trade associations in both in Malaysia and South East Asia.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
16:45      Sustainability Roundtable: Sustainable Jatropha Production & Certification

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Will Polese is the Managing Director Lux Research Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Will has spent more than 20 years working with clients in Asia, and heads Lux Research’s regional headquarters in Singapore where he lives with his family.

Will Polese joined Lux Research from Xelocity, Inc., a boutique consultancy firm, where he was the President of the North American business. Earlier in his career, Will spent several years running the sales team for a commercial printer, leading the Japan sales team at Forrester Research, as well as spending eight years with Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

Will has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and Economics from Pitzer College. Additionally, he studied abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, as well as in Japan at Obirin University in Tokyo and Hakodate University in Hakodate.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
09:40      Global Outlook of Biofuel Market

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

MANILA, Philippines — A former solon has proposed the use of public land for Jatropha propagation to help ease the country’s need to generate power and energy.

Herminio Teves, former congressman of the third district of Negros Oriental, said that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has recently declared a total of 14.2 million hectares of public land as “alienable and disposable.” He suggested that this land could be used to plant Jatropha, a tree that could be used for the production of biodiesel.

Teves said that if the public land will be utilized for Jatropha propagation, it will yield some 99.4 billion kilos of seeds, which could produce around 25 billion liters of Jatropha raw oil as bunker fuel to fire the country’s diesel power plants.

(Source: Manila Bulletin, 3 May 2011)

More information on Large-Scale Jatropha Cultivation & Oil Production will be revealed as speakers at JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 on 27-28 June share successful case studies of large-scale Jatropha seed & oil production in Asia, Brazil and Madagascar.

Among others they will present their viewpoints on:

  • Business models
  • Production models
  • Fruit & oil yield in relation to cultivation techniques & conditions
  • Value addition
  • Revenue projection, costs and economics
  • Oil production set-up and logistics

Click here to view the latest agenda, or send an email to Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to reserve your seat now!

As a Research Associate at Lux Research based in Singapore, Uday contributes widely to the Intelligence and Consulting teams specifically focusing on innovations in Bio-based Materials and Chemicals and Alternative Fuels.  His daily interactions and interviews with industry leaders, technologically driven research companies, universities and research houses shape the primary and secondary research used in authoring Journal articles, Briefings and State of the Market reports.

Prior to joining Lux Research, Uday worked as a Market Researcher for an in-house consultancy firm of a Vietnam-based integrated sugar production company, having operations in Ho Chi Minh City and Cambodia, where he was instrumental in expanding the scope of the parent company’s operations to start a bio-based ethanol and power cogeneration plant in Cambodia.

He has also gained valuable experience working as a Credit & Risk Analyst for a British company generating industry wide credit/risk assessment reports with a major focus on global oil & gas and shipping companies.

Uday has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the graduate school of the Institute of Defence & Strategic Studies (IDSS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.  His Master’s thesis on the political implications of the India-U.S. economic relations in the backdrop of the Civilian Nuclear deal initiated in 2005 was awarded ‘The Outstanding Thesis’.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
09:10      Global Outlook of Biofuel Market

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou SpeakerProfessor Fang Chen graduated from Sichuan University with a PhD Degree in Botany. His area of academic specialisation was in Resource Plant. He has taken several national key projects about jatropha exploration. He has worked with Sichuan University for nearly 20 Years.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
09:40      Outlook & Development of Jatropha Biofuel in China

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou SpeakerDr Tie Li graduated from The Fourth Military Medical University with a Doctor of Medicine. His area of academic specialization was in Clinical Genetics. He has over several Oil and Gas Projects and New Energy Projects. He has worked with Oil and Gas company for over 16 Years and with China Petroleum Bio-Energy Co. Ltd. for over 5 Years.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
10:50      Large-Scale Jatropha Cultivation & Oil Production – Country by Country Case Studies – (I) China

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Max Lint, President/CEO/Co-owner of BEI International, LLC.  Prior experience as General Manager of a subsidiary in the Automotive Parts Supplier Industry, Vice President of large Electric Utility Distribution and Construction company, co-owner of International Internet Software company.  Mr. Lint has extensive experience in manufacturing, technology and distribution.

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 Haikou Speaker
Day 1 – Monday, June 27
16:45      Development in Mechanical Harvesting

JATROPHAWORLD ASIA 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld Asia in Haikou from June 27 to 28, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

A report on airline testing of oil from jatropha has shown it could be a potential substitute for traditional jet fuel.

Business Matchmaking, a non-profit company that works with airlines, says Japan Airlines, Air New Zealand, Continental, Brazil’s TAM Airlines and most recently the Mexican carrier Interjet, in cooperation with European manufacturer Airbus, were all tested with the jatropha fuel.

The report, written by Yale’s School of Environmental Studies and funded by Boeing, says the weed-like plant, ‘can deliver strong environmental and socioeconomic benefits’.

(Source: The Fuel Handler, 15 Apr 2011)

Jatropha is closing in on being back in favour as the ideal feedstock for biofuel production!

JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 is committed to provide a true depiction of its potentials and the latest developments in support of Jatropha’s repute as viable feedstock for Aviation Biofuel production.

To substantiate the case further, one only need to listen in to the session on Progress of Jatropha R&D in Brazil and the Brazilian Biojetfuel Platform by Mr. Mike Lu, President, Brazilian Jatropha Growers Association (ABPPM) that will address matters including:

  • Jatropha domestication program in Brazil – Embrapa Agroenergia
  • Cultivar registration – Quinvita
  • Mechanization – Jatropha harvesting
  • Global Biojetfuel Platform
  • Brazilian Biojetfuel Platform: Associated projects / Meeting the sustainable — Feedstock production challenge

Attend JatrophaWorld Asia for a realistic outlook and factual information on ways to accelerate the commercialization of jatropha for fuel and energy.

Sign up for JatrophaWorld Asia here!

Siemens, the German conglomerate is this week starting trials on behalf of an unnamed shipping company assessing the viability of jatropha-based biodiesel for powering turbines on a high-speed ferry.

The trials come amid tests which D1 revealed were being undertaken by two other unnamed European multinationals – one a consumer goods group using the biofuel to generate power, and another a specialty chemicals company assessing jatropha oil as a replacement for oil as a raw material.

the demand also represented a “vote of confidence” in the whole jatropha sector, after a series of setbacks, according to an industry insider… The significance of these trials is largely in terms of the industry, opening up potential markets for the oil, which has yet to fulfil the hopes of investors who rushed to back jatropha towards the end of the last decade.

The 70 tonnes of fuel being used for the three trials was, in the context of the industry, a “relatively significant” amount.

“And the prospects for returns from the oil and a meal byproduct, being research as an animal feed, suggest that as an investment proposition, jatropha may have a better future than suggested by recent history”.

Read the entire article on: http://www.agrimoney.com/news/high-level-jatropha-trials-send-d1-shares-soaring–3023.html

In reference to above, there is no doubt that the industry is spurred to revive its momentum.

As a matter of fact, at JatrophaWorld Asia scheduled on 27-28 June 2011, in Hainan Island, China, Jatropha experts, cultivators and oil processors are anticipated to affirm this as they delve into the conference’s central theme of Delivering Jatropha Oil to the Market – Strategies to Ramp Up Production”, share their knowhow including lessons learnt in large scale cultivation and also dispel common Jatropha myths.

A major highlight at this 1.5 day event is a private site tour to the Nursery and R&D Centre of China Petroleum Bio-Energy Co. Ltd (CPBE), arranged exclusively for registered delegates, and separately bookable on a first come first served basis.

Click here to view the latest agenda, or send an email to Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to reserve your seat now.

The state department of science and technology is establishing a bio-diesel plant here for extraction of jatropha oil and its conversion into bio-diesel.

The plant, funded by the department of science and technology, Government of India, will be the first government-funded bio-diesel plant in Uttar Pradesh.

Established in the Biotech Networking Facility Center, run by the state’s department of science and technology near Bakshi Ka Talab area of Lucknow, the basic aim of the plant will be to train farmers by giving them first hand-experience in bio-diesel production. The facility can also be used by farmers who do large-scale jatropha farming to extract diesel from the oil.

“The plant is not a production unit, but rather a demonstration unit, which will enable farmers to know how to extract jatropha oil and then convert it into diesel for their usage,” said BL Meena, Principal Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh.

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted Rs 24 lakh for the one-time establishment of the plant. The state government has agreed to bear the expenses of running the establishment, including manpower and other infrastructure, she said.
(Source: Indian Express, March 20, 2011)

Jatropha’s rise in Asia as a promising source for bio-diesel has been given a boost in countries such as India. With increased emphasis on sustainability alongside recent innovations for optimizing jatropha yields quality & mechanical harvests, more governments are recognizing the potential of jatropha as a viable alternative feedstock option.

What are the latest developments in effective large-scale jatropha commercialization and cultivation methods? How will the global industry be shaped by new sustainability standards? Experts at the JatrophaWorld Asia 2011 will provide answers to these issues and more. Due to convene in Hainan Island, China, on 27-28 June 2011, the conference is the 7th in the industry-setting series.

The program is being finalized & will be uploaded online shortly. For more information, click here to submit enquiries or contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to pre-register your interest now.

Peter VissersKoen Peters has a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Wageningen University and master’s degree in Business Administration from Nyenrode University. He’s been working with Diligent since 2006, managing innovative sustainable energy projects, mainly in developing countries. Specific focus on biofuel and biomass business concepts.

He has 10 yrs experience with consultancy and business development in the field of sustainable energy and environment. Founded Tanzanian company Umeme Jua Ltd (wholesale of rural PV products); led solar PV market development projects in Uganda for the Shell Foundation; and assisted various entrepreneurs with development of international investment plans.

Prior to that, he has 7 yrs experience in international cooperation. Worked for the Dutch government, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the British Department for International Development (DFID), and the Ministry of Environment in Poland

JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
12:05      (VI) Experience of Seed Processor in Tanzania and Prospects for the Future

JATROPHAWORLD 2010 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld in Rotterdam from October 6 to 7, 2010, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Peter VissersPeter Vissers is an experienced evaluator and assessor of complex projects in the fields of environment and energy. He has undertaken environmental due diligences for major deals by the venture capital sector. Peter is involved in renewable energy studies in emerging and developing countries since 2004.

He is the bio-energy topic leader of Partners for Innovation and is carrying out sustainability assessments of Jatropha plantations in Mozambique and Madagascar.

Peter obtained a degree in international environmental policy (MSc) and in chemical engineering (MSc).

JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
09:00      Welcome and Introduction

JATROPHAWORLD 2010 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld in Rotterdam from October 6 to 7, 2010, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Chumroen Benchavitvilai (BSc. Chemical Engineering and MBA) is the Executive Officer and co-founder of Bioenergy Development Co., Ltd (BEDC) which is supported by Thai business group in edible Ethanol. BEDC’s main business is to develop Bioenergy with a focus on Biofuel. He has been involved in the studies and researches of a few energy crops in Thailand and neighboring countries like Lao, Cambodia and Myanmar.

BEDC promotes cultivation of energy crops especially Jatropha curcas under contract farming scheme. BEDC provides the planting materials and training on proper cultivation methods along with buy-back contract at variable prices calculated according to other feedstocks of combined vegetable oil, with a minimum price guarantee.

BEDC has a pilot oil expelling mill in Thailand  to process Jatropha seeds and has been supplying crude jatropha oil (CJO) to various biofuel developers in Germany, Japan and USA especially Terasol who is the core supplier of all CJO to UOP for Jet Fuel R&D.

BEDC is now preparing to establish their own plantations in Cambodia and Lao.

JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
09:15      (I) Jatropha Development in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia

JATROPHAWORLD 2010 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld in Rotterdam from October 6 to 7, 2010, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

David Erazo has a Msc. Agricultural management Projects, he has 20 years experience in development and management of agricultural projects.

He is the General Manager of Agroipsa (Agroindustrias Piñón S.A). Agroipsa startedoperations in October 2006, and they have planted 1250 hectares of Jatropha curcas.

David is also a Biofuel Adviser for the:

  • Government of Honduras and The Salvador,
  • Adviser for jatropha enterprices in México, Guatemala and Ecuador

JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
09:45      (II) Jatropha Plantation & Biofuel Development in Central America

JATROPHAWORLD 2010 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld in Rotterdam from October 6 to 7, 2010, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Richard MorganRichard Morgan has over 20 years experience in plantation crop management, soft commodity trading and managing agriculturally based investments in emerging markets.  Mr Morgan graduated from the University of Wales with a degree in Agriculture and obtained a Masters in Agricultural Economics from the University of London.

JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
10:10      (III) Maximizing the Returns on Investments (growing in Mozambique and Tanzania)

JATROPHAWORLD 2010 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld in Rotterdam from October 6 to 7, 2010, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.

Brian Brokowski is vice president of marketing and communications for SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop and produce elite seeds of Jatropha.   In this role, Mr. Brokowski oversees global marketing, media relations and public affairs activities.

He has more than 15 years experience in communications and marketing working with corporate, consumer, government and non-profit organizations.  He most recently worked with Sempra Energy where he managed media efforts surrounding several high profile renewable energy projects.

He spent ten years with Fleishman-Hillard, one of the largest public relations agencies in the world, where he led programs for some of the nation’s most recognized brands, as well as emerging companies.

Mr. Brokowski graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego with a degree in communications and political science.  He is a regular speaker on Jatropha, presenting at conferences around the world including the Pacific Rim Conference on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Andean Energy Conference in Bogota, Colombia.

JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker
Day 1 – Wednesday, October 6
11:40      (V) Jatropha 2.0 – Breeding, Biotech and Molecular Agronomics: How an Integrated Platform is Bringing the Opportunities of Jatropha to Reality

JATROPHAWORLD 2010 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Jatropha value chain, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Jatropha from a technological and socio-economic angle. To find more about JatrophaWorld in Rotterdam from October 6 to 7, 2010, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/jatropha/.