Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH is founded by J. Koeber in 1855. In 1910 the company was renamed HEB  ( Harburger Eisen und Bronze Werk) after a fusion with Harburger Eisenwerke. In the 50s Krupp became the New 100% Shareholder of HEB. The Name changed from HEB to Thyssen Krupp Elastomertechnik GmbH In spring 2005 HF became […]

Speaker Profile Roger Sheriff has been farming in Zambia for 14 years, primarily oil seed crops and livestock. He has a background on mechanical engineering. He has planted his first Jatropha trials 9 years ago, and has been manufacturing biodiesel for on farm use for 2 years. He joined Jatrafuel in January 2008 joined to […]

Diligent Energy Systems is an innovative company that produces biofuels from tropical plants: biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas, and bio-ethanol from waste from coffee production in Colombia.  Corporate social responsibility Entrepreneur and founder Ruud van Eck attaches great value to sustainable entrepreneurship according to the principle of the three “P’s”: people; planet; and profit. People – […]

GreenEnergy (GEV) is Vietnam’s First Mover in commercial jatropha cultivation.  For the last three years GEV has worked closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to determine both best practice and best planting material for jatropha cultivation in Vietnam.  GEV is establishing a 100 hectare national center of excellence to complement its […]

The Global Exchange for Social Investment (GEXSI) is an international organisation that mediates social investments in low-income regions around the world, with the aim to alleviate poverty. GEXSI was originally launched at the World Economic Forum (Davos) in 2001, under the auspices of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. GEXSI’s mission to assist social endeavours […]

D1 Oils Plc is a biofuels technology company. Our strategy is to develop new energy crops into sustainable commercial fuels. We provide technology and services for the breeding, development, planting and harvesting of new varieties of commercial biofuel crops, focusing on alternative, sustainable feedstocks that are not subject to the same price pressures as food-grade […]

ESV Group has planted 4000ha of Jatropha and have 2 on-farm Nurseries. We have made good progress in seed selection ,planting , and pruning methods in Jatropha. The farm employs 1000 people and follows FSC and Creamer commission standards.   Speaker Profile Mr Van Rooyen has been doing business in Africa for the past 2 […]

Wärtsilä enhances the business of our customers by providing them with lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, we focus on the marine and energy markets. We provide ship power solutions and flexible power plants with related services to our customers. Through innovative products and services, we set out to be the […]

Eco-Carbone provides consulting and project development services in the area of climate change mitigation. We specialize in developing carbon reduction projects, and market the resulting carbon assets in both Kyoto Protocol-related and voluntary markets. Our team combines years of experience in industry, agronomy, project finance and environmental management. We are active in a number of […]

Agroils Srl is the first Italian company created with the objective to become the reference partner for the development of sustainable biofuels starting from innovative feedstock as Jatropha and microalgae. Agroils is active in more than 16 sun-belt countries and it has provided its assistance to private investors, social entrepreneurs, governments, NGOs and businesses. Agroils […]

EBB has its headquarters in Brussels with an international staff. It’s members represent a wide scope of the EU member states and covering 85% of all EU biodiesel producers. EBB’s mission is: To promote the use of biodiesel in the European Union To gather EU biodiesel producers in order to project solidarity of the industry […]

The Global Exchange for Social Investment GEXSI (www.gexsi.org) is an international development finance intermediary which operates worldwide with offices in London and Berlin. GEXSI’s mission is to support social entrepreneurs in low-income regions worldwide to move from philanthropic support to commercial investment. GEXSI focuses on businesses that have social, environmental and economic impact, and clear […]

Objective of Directorate Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology: Building a European Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy by bringing together science, industry and other stakeholders, to exploit new and emerging research opportunities that address social, environmental and economic challenges: the growing demand for safer, healthier, higher quality food and for sustainable use and production of renewable bio-resources; the […]

University of Hohenheim five scientific centres coordinate inter-disciplinary research and act as catalysts for inter-faculty research. One of them, the Centre for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics is the cross-sectional and cross-disciplinary centre that conducts research and teaching on development-oriented environmental, agricultural and food science programmes. Almost 100 active members from the University’s three […]

Austrian Biodiesel Institute (ABI) is an international competence center for liquid biofuels founded in 1995. We are an experienced team of presently 23 independent experts from 6 countries on 4 continents. We provide professional support for biodiesel projects, including: feasibility studies and business plans due diligence and second opinion studies partner searches industry surveys development […]

Climate change, environmental pollution and increasing prices for raw materials are major drivers for a more sustainable production and use of materials and energy resources. However, production chains in today’s globalized economy are complex and the optimisation of single process steps does not necessarily lead to the most sustainable state for the whole chain. Consequently, […]

Sun Biofuels Ltd is a UK based biofuels company involved in production, processing and marketing of biofuels in the developing world with minimal impact on the environment while bringing a high level of employment to disadvantaged communities. Sun Biofuels has selected Jatropha curcas L. as the preferred feedstock for biofuel production to avoid the use […]

BioDiesel Technologies (BDT) offers the most comprehensive and efficient biodiesel project delivery and equipment solution on the market. Over the past five years BDT has been developing its expertise in biodiesel processing technology built around the concept of standardised modular production units. These units, which are at the forefront of European biodiesel processing technology, have […]

The University of Groningen, The Netherlands, is one of the oldest research universities in Europe boasting more than 100,000 graduates since its inception in 1614. Some 19,900 students are currently enrolled in more than 160 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, and some 775 students are studying for their PhD. Every year, about 2,500 students graduate […]

Prof. Dr. Guzine is the Director of the National Research Center Biodiesel Group, Head of the Engineering Development and Consultancy special unit. She was Head of Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Department for six years, leader of more than 90 publications, main participant in more than 15 technical solutions for industrial problems supervision on 16 […]

LIRE is a non profit organization founded in 2006 by six members, mainly Lao companies and NGOs. The key founder was Sunlabob (www.sunlabob.com), a Lao company specialized in providing electricity to villages far away from the grid in rural areas. LIREs task focuses on renewable energy technologies in Lao PDR, ranging from fundamental research to […]

ICRISAT is an autonomous, non-profit, non-political, international research organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centers under the aegis of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ICRISAT works to improve the farming systems of the semi-arid tropics (SAT) of the developing world through integrated genetic and […]

TÜV SÜD is an internationally leading technical service organisation with over 13,000 employees and present at more than 600 locations worldwide. Under the UNFCCC, TÜV SÜD is the only Designated Operational Entity (DOE) accredited for all scopes of the CDM. Having accompanied over 1000 projects through validation and verification, TÜV SÜD was elected “best verifier […]

BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is a corporate group operating worldwide, which posts annual sales 2006 in excess of 8.3 billion euros. It stemmed from a joint venture set up in 1967 between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich). The company’s actions and development are determined by a consistent policy of innovation […]