Dr. Tarek Abdel-Hamid is a graduate of American University in Cairo in 1989 where he obtained Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering: CAD. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies in Environmental Research & Studies Institute/ Ain Shams University in Egypt in 1992, followed by Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering from the same institute […]

Oyvind Vessia is working in the unit responsible for the Renewable Energy Directive at the European Commission, and for the time being working mainly with the sustainability criteria for biofuels. Educated as an engineer with additional education in economics, he has been working with various energy- and environment-related projects. JatrophaWorld 2009 Brussels Speaker Day 1 […]

Professor Ian Graham graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast with a first class honours degree in Botany and Genetics in 1986.  He obtained his PhD in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 1989, after which he went on to do postdoctoral research at The University of Oxford and The Carnegie Institution […]

K.U.Leuven is a European top university situated in the university town of Leuven, only 20 minutes from Brussels. Leuven Sustainable Earth Research Centre (LSUE) includes over 300 scientists active in the domain of earth, climate and sustainbility issues. Speaker Profile Wouter Achten is a PhD student at the Division Forest, Natrue and Landscape at the […]

Diligent Tanzania Ltd is active in the production, promotion and usage of vegetable oil, mainly Jatropha oil. We are producers of Jatropha oil and biodiesel for transportation fuel purposes and offer consultancy services for anyone who wants to grow or use Jatropha. Diligent Tanzania ltd. is continuously researching all aspects related to vegetable oil. Our […]

WaterLand International is a private limited liability corporation registered in The Netherlands and in Indonesia. Waterland Asia Food is a private limited liability corporation registered in The Netherlands and in Indonesia. PT Waterland Asia Bio Ventures is a limited liability corporation registered and having a R&D center in Indonesia. Waterland EP BioSciencon SDN BHD is […]

South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. is a leading developer of high quality carbon credits, founded and managed by highly experienced carbon market professionals. It was the first company worldwide that generated and brought to market issued CERs with the Gold Standard quality label. South Pole staff has advised successfully registered CDM and VER projects […]

BEI International, LLC is a 50 year old company that manufactures agricultural harvesters.  BEI is the first company in the world to selectively harvest jatropha properly.  BEI sells harvester all over the world. Speaker Profile Max Lint, President/CEO/Co-owner of BEI International, LLC.  Prior experience as General Manager of a subsidiary in the Automotive Parts Supplier […]

Elsbett AG is the pioneer and world leader in pure plant technology for diesel engines and has been involved in the use of Jatropha oil as a fuel in its pure form since 1986.  Elsbett’s technology is present in at least 15 countries worldwide with a significant presence in the UK and Germany.  The company […]

EDUCATION 1971-1976 Master of Public Administration (Erasmus Highschool part of the University of Ghent) cum laude – 5-year cycle. Dissertation: The functional budget: a policy analysis 1986-1987 Specialisation/third degree University level: Public managementand Administration – cum laude (University of Louvain)Official EU-nomenclature: Master of Public Administration and Management. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1980 Acting director at the General […]

Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) is an international biofuels trade association based in Brussels, Belgium that acts as a platform to support the creation of sustainable bioenergy industries in Africa. PANGEA lobbies governments, provides a network for the industry, and shares knowledge on best practices in both the EU and Africa. Its members produce, […]

At 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 […]

K.U.Leuven is a European top university situated in the university town of Leuven, only 20 minutes from Brussels. Leuven Sustainable Earth Research Centre (LSUE) includes over 300 scientists active in the domain of earth, climate and sustainbility issues. Speaker Profile Bart Muys is a full professor of forest ecology and management at K.U.Leuven. He is […]

Wageningen University Chair of Valorisation of Plant Production Chains (WU-VPP) is a multidisciplinary research group within the Agrotechnology and Food Science Group (AFSG) performing scientific and applied research aiming at the development of economically and environmentally sound (bio)chemical, enzymatic and biological conversion and fermentation processes. These processes are based on plant raw materials and should […]

Viridesco Ltd, is a UK-based biofuel company focused on the production and local distribution of pure plant oil (PPO) as a diesel substitute in the developing world, using Jatropha as an oil-yielding feedstock. Viridesco produces a highly price-competitive biofuel alternative to imported oil and gas, benefiting from a low cost of production in the developing […]

Lanxess provides a broad product range consisting of premium chemicals, rubber and polymers • Basic chemicals • Active ingredients (custom manufacturing) and intermediates for pharmaceutical and crop protection products • Material production products • Finishing agents for leather • Ion exchange resins, especially for water treatment • Inorganic pigments for coloring concrete and surface coatings […]

Energem Biofuels Limited (EBL) is the alternative energy division of Energem Resources Inc, a renewable energy company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. At present EBL have two core projects in Africa. The first project is establishing large scale commercial Jatropha curcas plantations and […]