Koen 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 […]

Peter 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Richard 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, […]

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 […]

Thilo Zelt is currently president of the Jatropha Alliance. He brings extensive experience as a management consultant and project developer for renewable energies and biofuel feedstock projects in particular. e.g. as one of the founders of a Jatropha project in Madagascar. He holds an MSC in Economics and Management. JatrophaWorld 2010 Rotterdam Speaker Day 1 […]

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 2010 Rotterdam Speaker Day 1 – Wednesday, […]

Toni Sandholm has a BBA in financial management North Karelia University of Applied Sciences. He has 13 years experience harvesting different kind of berry crops. Last product development project before Jatropha was harvester solution for berry called Sea Buckthorn. This project were located in Altai region, middle of Russian Siberia. With mechanized harvesting of Jatropha […]

Bart Rosendaal has more than 10 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry. Bart is in charge of sourcing & logistics at SkyNRG. He is currently senior project manager at the Biofuels division of North Sea Petroleum Holding. Bart is the founder of Rosendaal Energy, a Dutch bio-diesel refinery, as well as Laura Algae Technology. He […]

Tarja Myllymaki graduated from Helsinki University of Technology with a Master of Sciences Degree in Chemical Engineering. She has also made Executive studies in London Business School. She has over 15  years experience in chemical industry where she has held several managerial positions including production, strategic planning and Mergers and Acqusitions operations. She has spent […]

Alessandro Berti has more than 7 years experience in the renewable energy field. He is currently the head of bioenergy and biofuel in the Business Development Division of api nòva energia. Alessandro previously worked in the bioenergy sector in various italian consultancy firms. He currently also holds the position of business development manager of SAB […]

Bart Dehue is a Managing Consultant at Ecofys, an international Consultancy on Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He coordinates Ecofys’ work regarding the Sustainable Supply of Biomass for Bioenergy. Bart assisted the UK in setting up the world’s first operational Biofuel Sustainability Scheme, the UK RTFO, and currently assists the EC with the […]

Dr. Ronald Zwart is the director of CKade BV, a consultancy company specialized in supporting businesses to explore and capitalize the opportunities of a bio-economy. His activities build upon a unique multidisciplinary background in science, public government and the private sector. He has a master degree in Chemical Sciences (MSc; Leiden University) and a PhD […]

Helge Zieler is Senior Director of Plant Genomics at Synthetic Genomics Inc., a biotechnology company in La Jolla CA. The company works on a number of different projects in the biofuel space. In his 4 years at the company, Helge worked primarily on the genomics of oil palm and jatropha, two high-yielding perennial tropical oilseed […]

Dr. Miranda van de Rhee obtained a PhD degree from Leiden University in The Netherlands. She specialized in Plant Molecular Biology. She was a post-doc researcher in several universities and research institutions. She has worked for Genetwister Technologies in Wageningen for 8 years. The company focusses on using molecular biology and biotechnology to improve and […]

Professor Dr Ashwani Kumar Ph.D., Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany), Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur India has worked on developing agro-technology  for bio-fuel  production and Jatropha  curcas for the last 30 years. He participated  in micro mission project of Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India for the last 10 years and developed high […]

Dr. Henk Joos is the D1 Oils Science and Technology director of D1 Oils. D1 is one the world’s leading Jatropha companies and has extensive experience in many aspects of Jatropha project development. Henk has substantial expertise in global agriculture and has been involved in product and business development of a range of agricultural crops. […]

Dr. Georg Gruber studied Economics and Natural Resource Management at the University of Erlangen/Nürnberg and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). For about 25 years, he has been working on the subject of pure plant oil in internal combustion engines, since 1993 as co-owner of Vereinigte Werkstätten für Pflanzenöltechnologie Dotzer, Dr. Gruber, Kaiser GbR […]

Willem Prins studied Port economics, logistics, freight forwarding, storage, supervision and grain trading. He started his career in the forwarding departments of SGS, Alvat and Otterboer. He has been active in the agri commodities sector since 1969,. Currently, he is the manager of development with an accredited superintendent for GAFTA, FOSFA, ECA and FCC. He […]

Willem Jan is a graduate in International Economics and Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In a 15 year career with Shell he, amongst others, lived and worked in Botswana and was responsible for the Solar Energy and Small Scale Biomass division. He joined TNT in 2000. There he has been responsible for […]

Nick Goodall became CEO of the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA), the UK’s independent sustainable fuels regulator in July 2008. An NDPB, it administers the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) and sets the agenda on carbon and sustainability reporting and on the indirect effects of biofuels production. From May 2003, he established and was Chief Executive […]

Khoo Hock Aun leads the Ark Bio/Cosmo Biofuels Group which is actively engaged in research and development. establishing jatropha curcas plantations, oilseed to 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 […]

A techno-entrepreneur with strong biological science training (PhD, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 1989) and in business training (MBA, National University of Singapore, 2001), he moved to Singapore from US in 1993 and has led an independent research group since 1998 on translational plant research which resulted in 8 patents and many peer reviewed publications. […]