Speakers

European Pellets Conference

Opening & welcome

Rudi Anschober

Regional Minister for Energy, Austria

Christiane Egger

  • Deputy Manager, O.Ö. Energiesparverband/Austria
  • Vice-president of the "European Energy & Transport Forum"
  • Vice-president of FEDARENE
  • Christiane Egger has a diploma in law and a post graduate degree on environmental engineering

Tomas KĂ„berger

  • Associate professor of sustainable international energy systems at Lund University, Sweden
  • Vice president Corporate Development, TallOil AB
  • Chairman of the Swedish Bioenergy Association, Svebio

Hana Herynkova

  • BA (Hons) Marketing Management, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Market Economist Programme (Dipl.), Lyngby Business Academy, Denmark
  • Business Economics and Management, Westbohemian University, Czech Republic
  • Since 2007 Senior Research Analyst, BRG Consult, UK
  • Research and projects in the areas of biomass and market analysis and strategies

Emese Kottasz

  • Policy Officer at the European Commission's Renewable Energy policy unit in DG Energy and Transport
  • Masters degree in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation in 2001, London School of Economics and Political Science
Entrepreneurs Roundtable: The future of pellets markets & technologies

Herbert Ortner

  • 1989: Foundation of ÖkoFEN Forschungs- und Entwicklungs Ges.m.b.H.
  • Since 1989: Managing Director of ÖkoFEN Forschungs- und Entwicklungs Ges.m.b.H.
  • 1997: development and market launch of the first pellet-heating in Austria

John Swaan

  • Executive Director - Wood Pellet Association of Canada
  • Chair - BC BioProducts Association
  • Founder of Pacific BioEnergy Corporation, Prince George, British Columbia
  • Pioneer and expert in the wood pellet industry in Canada

Lars Romney

  • BSc. "Business Administration and Economics with Advanced Studies in Management and Organizations", Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Head of Business Development, Svenska Statoil AB
  • Leader of several management and development projects including the development of Statoil Pellets

Markus Mann

  • Managing Director of WesterwĂ€lder Holzpellets GmbH
  • December 2006: Foundation of Energiepellets Hosenfeld GmbH
  • November 2002: Wuppertaler Energy and Environment Award
  • 1989 – 1991: Studies at the Außenhandels- und Verkehrsakademie DAV in Bremen

Francisco Puente-Salve

  • M.Sc. Energy and Fuels Engineer, Polytechnic University Madrid
  • 10 years of experience in project management and processes optimisation in consulting firms and power industries
  • coordinator of Propellets project, EIE - Europe Intelligent Energy - Programme of the European Commission

Aavo Isak

  • Studies at the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Since 1993 Managing Director, AS SB KeskĂŒtteseadmed, Estonia
  • Member of the board of Pelletiveski OY since 2003
  • Since 2006 member of the board of Pelltech OY
  • Long experience in designing, manufacturing and retail of pellet burners

Per Ottosen

  • Diploma in mechanical engineering with special emphasis on environmental aspects
  • Senior consultant, DONG Energy
  • Long experience in asset management of environmental plants like desulphurisation, water cleaning, gasification or wind power plants

Claus-Georg Nette

  • Member of the Executive Board of Marquard & Bahls AG, Hamburg
  • Since 1998 in the present position responsible for finance and administration
  • Diploma in law in Hamburg and Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (New York)
Johannes Jetschgo
Heating markets around the globe

Stan Elliot

  • Director of Sales & Marketing for Bear Mountain Forest Products, USA
  • 25 years professional experience in Sales/Marketing
  • Degree in Business Management, University of Oregon

Shuichi Miura

  • Since 1992 Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Design, Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
  • PhD in Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
  • Subject of Study: Global warming measures in buildings and housings, Energy consumption and conservation of buildings and housings, Regional planning for renewable energy and sustainability

José Roberto Moreira

  • Chairman of the Board of Centro Nacional de ReferĂȘncia de Biomassa (CENBIO) sited in SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil.
  • Professor of Energy at the Instituto de Tecnologia MauĂĄ
  • Professor of Energy at the Instituto de EletrotĂ©cnica e Energia da Universidade de SĂŁo Paulo
  • PhD in Physics - Instituto de FĂ­sica da Universidade de SĂŁo Paulo, 1971

Frédéric Douard

  • Manager of ITEBE, Bioenergy Intitute
  • Board director of the European Biomass Association, AEBIOM, since 2003
  • Administrator of the French Renewable Federation, CLER

Florian Steierer

  • Diploma in forestry sciences, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany and French National School for Forestry, Agricultural and Environmental engineering, Nancy and Montpellier
  • Project member at the institute for forest economics, Freiburg
  • Consultant for the Timber Section of the United Nations Economic commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva
Production & technology

Ingwald Obernberger

  • Studies of process engineering, Technical University Graz, Austria
  • Since 1995 Managing Director, BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
  • University lecturer for energy and environmental process engineering at the Technical University Graz and for thermo chemical biomass-conversion at the Technical University Eindhoven, NL
  • Since 1996 scientific consultant of the European Commission

Klaus Hjuler

  • Diploma in chemical engineering
  • Senior project manager and research and development coordinator, FORCE Technology, Denmark
  • Specialist in fuel characterisation and the chemistry of gasification and combustion processes
  • Experience with national and European R&D programmes

Gottfried Eder

  • 1999 – 2003: Studies of Product- and Projectmanagement, FH Wiener Neustadt
  • Diploma thesis: Economic and technical alternatives for the use of a new generation of bio mass pellets
  • Since May 2003: Employee of Austrian Bio Energy Centre GmbH in Wieselburg, PhD studies at Johannes-Kepler-UniversitĂ€t in Linz

Gregor Rinke

  • Seeger Engineering AG: Project manager for biomass power plants and pellet production plants (project developer)
  • Education: PhD; scientist having the main focus on the use of renewable energies

Markus Kratzer

  • Graduate in civil engineering with emphasis on environmental and process engineering
  • Project manager wood press, responsible for wood pelleting at BĂŒhler AG (CH)
  • Process manager for the pelleting of renewable resources


Presentation of innovative pellets technologies from Austria

GĂŒnther Huemer

  • Managing Director of Guntamatic Heiztechnik
  • Focus in the field of innovative biomass boilers
  • Speaker at all important biomass conferences in the German speaking area

Werner Emhofer

  • Diploma in business administration at the University of Linz
  • Since 2004 Sales Area Manager for new export markets, Fröling

Gerhard Selinger

  • Since 2002, Director Business Unit Central Heating Systems, Sales & Marketing, International Business, Rika MetallwarengesmbH & CoKG
  • 1985 - 1991 Studies at the University of Salzburg

Bernhard Holzer

  • Technical college for mechanical engineering, technical equipment and installation
  • Energy Consultant at O.Ö. Energiesparverband
  • Head of the export department at Windhager Zentralheizung

Herbert Ortner

  • 1989: Foundation of ÖkoFEN Forschungs- und Entwicklungs Ges.m.b.H.
  • Since 1989, Managing Director of ÖkoFEN Forschungs- und Entwicklungs Ges.m.b.H.
  • 1997 development and market launch of the first pellet-heating in Austria


Pellets-Workshop "Current developments of European pellets markets"

August Raggam


Christian Rakos

  • Since 2005, Managing Director of proPellets Austria
  • One year active at the Renewable Energy Information Office, Ireland
  • Study of Physics, Philosophy and History

Cornelis Hemmer

  • Since Nov. 2006, Managing Director of Deutscher Energie-Pellet-Verband e.V. (DEPV), Germany
  • Geographer / earth scientist

Francisco Puente

  • M.Sc. Energy and Fuels Engineer, Polytechnic University Madrid
  • 10 years of experience in project management and processes optimisation in consulting firms and power industries
  • Coordinator of Propellets project, EIE - Europe Intelligent Energy - Programme of the European Commission

Didier Marchal

  • Project manager: bioenergy projects management, R&D at regional, national and European levels, ValBiom (Belgian Biomass association)
  • Member of ITEBE's board of directors
  • Forest engineer

Johan VinterbÀck

  • Since 2004, Head of office, Swedish Association of Pellet Producers
  • Since 2004, Market analyst, Swedish Bioenergy Association
  • 2000 PhD Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Jonas Dahl

  • Since 2004, Project Manager at FORCE Technology, Denmark
  • 2000 - 2004, Senior Researcher on thermal biomass utilisation at Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 2000 PhD at Graz University of Technology, Austria

John Swaan

  • Executive Director - Wood Pellet Association of Canada
  • Chair - BC BioProducts Association
  • Founder of Pacific BioEnergy Corporation, Prince George, British Columbia
  • Pioneer and expert in the wood pellet industry in Canada

European Energy Efficiency Conference

Opening & welcome

Rudi Anschober

MEP Mechtild Rothe

  • Member of the committee of Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament since 1984
  • Substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
  • President of EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources) since 2002
  • Vice chairperson of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament (PSE)
  • Spokeswoman of the PSE group on sustainable energy policy
  • Since January 2007 Vice President of the European Parliament

Luc Werring

  • Studies of civil engineering, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
  • Principal administrator, Directorate General for Transport, Brussels, Belgium
  • Head of the safety, technical standards and technology unit, Directorate General of Transport, Brussels, Belgium
  • Head of the unit of regulatory policy and promotion of new energies and of demand management, Directorate General of Energy and Transport, Brussels
  • Principal advisor to the Directorate General Energy and Transport

Eberhard Jochem

  • Studies in process engineering an economics, RWTH Aachen and University Munich
  • Since 1999 professor for economics and energy economics at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Institute of Technology) where he founded the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE)
  • Senior executive at the Frauenhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Member of the council for sustainable development of the German government since 2001
  • Since 2005 member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)

Dimitri Zenghelis

  • Member of the HM Treasury since 1999
  • Head of the EMU (European Monetary Union) Analysis Branch and of Economic Forecasting
  • Economic adviser of the British government on European and international economic policy
  • Considerable contributions to the “Stern Review on Economics of Climate Change”
Alan K. Meier
Round-Table: "Market transformation - from products to energy efficient solutions"
Manfred Hegger

Claus Bugge Garn

  • Civil engineer from the Danish Technical University
  • Vice president Standards/Codes/regulations Rockwool International A/S
  • Member of the management of BuildDesk International A/S
  • Board member of the Danish Electricity Saving Trust
  • Initiation and participation in several research projects on energy efficiency of buildings on European and national level

J. Robert Pfarrwaller

  • Head of the „Lighting“ division, Philips GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
  • Managing director, Philips GmbH
  • Wide management experience in Eastern Europe, South-East Asia and Australia, Philips Medical Systems

 

Herb Muther

  • Bachelor of Science in Business, University of Vermont, USA
  • Vice-president of sales, Honeywell’s Building Solutions (HBS) in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Wide experience in marketing and management in the field as well as in corporate levels

Viktor Sundberg

  • Master of Science in Engineering Physics
  • He has been working at the Electrolux European Affairs Office in Brussels, Belgium since 1995, and became responsible for EU-Affairs in 2000.
  • Since 2003 he is Vice President of Environmental & European Affairs for Electrolux Major Appliances Europe.

Oliver Loebel

  • Secretary General, ComitĂ© europĂ©en des Ă©quipements techniques du bĂątiment (CEETB), Brussels (Belgium): Representing specialist engineering contractors in areas such as opening of energy markets, energy efficiency, renewable sources of energy and construction process-related issues
  • Director "Sector policy", Union europĂ©enne de l'artisanat et des petites et moyennes enterprises (UEAPME), Brussels (Belgium): Promoting sector-specific interests of craft businesses and SME towards the European institutions

MEP Paul RĂŒbig

  • Studies of business administration, marketing and production engineering, University of Linz, Austria
  • Foundation of companies in Germany, France and Britain
  • Member of the National Parliament of Austria 1996
  • Since 1996 member of the European Parliament
  • Author and co-author of numerous books

Gerhard Dell

  • Energy Commissioner to the Upper Austrian Government
  • Director of O.Ö. Energiesparverband
  • Member of the Austrian National Committee of the World Energy Council
  • Chairman of the Austrian committee (Ministry of Economy) on Energy Labelling
  • Lecturer at the University of Linz
  • Dr. Gerhard Dell has a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and a post-graduate degree (PhD engineering, Dr.tech.) in Electrical Engineering and Energy Economics. He worked as researcher on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency projects at the Technical University Graz.

Energy Efficiency Services & Programmes

Jens H. Laustsen

Annegret-Cl. Agricola

Gerhard Dell

  • Energy Commissioner to the Upper Austrian Government
  • Director of O.Ö. Energiesparverband
  • Member of the Austrian National Committee of the World Energy Council
  • Chairman of the Austrian committee (Ministry of Economy) on Energy Labelling
  • Lecturer at the University of Linz
  • Dr. Gerhard Dell has a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and a post-graduate degree (PhD engineering, Dr.tech.) in Electrical Engineering and Energy Economics. He worked as researcher on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency projects at the Technical University Graz.

Christiane Egger

  • Deputy Manager, O.Ö. Energiesparverband/Austria
  • Vice-president of the "European Energy & Transport Forum"
  • Vice-president of FEDARENE
  • Member of the Board of EUFORES
  • Christiane Egger has a diploma in law and a post graduate degree on environmental engineering









Bruna Brembilla

  • Head of the environmental division of the executive committee of the province of Milan, Italy
  • President of the environmental sector of the union of the provinces of Lombardy, of ATO (Optimal Local Area Water Services) and the authorising body for energy certifiers (SACERT)
  • Vice-president of Fedenatur (European Federation of Protected Peri-Urban Areas) and Federene (European Federation of Energy and Environmental Agencies)

Holger Krawinkel

  • Studies of geography and political science,
    University Gießen, Germany
  • Degree in urban and regional planning,
    University Oldenburg
  • Since 1994 chairman of the Energy-Trust Schleswig-Holstein
  • Since 2004 head of the department of construction, energy and environment of the Federal Association of Consumer Advice Centres

Energy Efficient Technologies & Solutions

René Kemna

  • MSc. Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, NL
  • Co-founder and partner of VHK engineering consultants, Brussels, since 1984
  • Involved in most preparatory studies for the EU Energy Label of appliances (92/72/EC directive) as technical specialist
  • Specialist in energy efficiency and eco-design of energy using consumer products

Ulrich Höpfner

  • Studies of chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Co-founder and since then dean respectively managing partner of the IFEU (institute for energy and environment research) in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Member of international and national committees like the “European Energy and Transport Forum” of the European Commission and the Council for Sustainable Development of the state of Baden-WĂŒrttemberg

M. Shailendra Mudgal

  • Studies of environmental engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • More than 10 years of experience in environmental consulting
  • Leading of various environmental policy analysis and impact assessment projects related to different Directives of the European Commission

Rob Van Gerwen

  • Studies of physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Wide experience in the fields of fuel cells, energy savings, domestic energy consumption, smart metering and distribution grid design, KEMA, The Netherlands
  • Co-author of the book: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; Fundamentals, Design and Applications
  • Lecturer at the Institute for Continuing Engineering Education
  • Invited lecturer for the Technical Universities of Den Bosch and Arnhem

Dick Dolmans

  • Studies of chemistry, political and social sciences and economics at the RHIK, Brussels and the University of Leuven
  • Since 2003 Vice President of contracts division, Hunter Douglas Europe
  • Secretary general of ES-SO, European Solar Shading Organization
  • Secretary and board member of VEROZO, the Belgian trade association of manufacturers of solar control systems
  • Member of the board of the chamber of building physics of KVIV, the Royal Flemish Association of engineers

Evening event

Franz Alt

  • Studies of political sciences, history, philosophy and theology
  • Head of the future- editorial department “Zeitsprung” (time-leap) in the Southwest broadcasting service and of the magazine “Querdenker” of the television station 3Sat
  • Has been awarded several prizes like the German “Umweltpreis” (award for environmental care) 2004 and the human-rights prize “Award 2003”

Energy Future 2030

Opening & Welcome

Rudi Anschober

Regional Minister for Energy, Austria

Reinhard Haas

  • Associate professor of Energy Economics at the Vienna University of Technology
  • Research in the areas of dissemination strategies for renewables, sustainable energy systems, liberalisation vs. regulation of energy markets, energy modelling and scenarios
  • Coordination of national and European projects
  • More than 50 publications in books and reviewed international journals

MEP Claude Turmes

  • Since 1999 member of the Green/EFA (European Free Alliance) in the European Parliament
  • Since 2002 vice-president of the Green/EFA
  • Launch of the “Energy Intelligent Europe”-concept

Anne Power

  • Professor of social policy and deputy director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics
  • Expertise in the areas of cities and sustainable development, disadvantaged and run-down neighbourhoods, race relations and international and UK housing and social change
  • Member of the Sustainable Development Commission of the British government since 1999
  • Numerous books and publications
Njeri Wamukonya

Future Technologies

Marlene Kratzat

  • Degree of industrial engineering with a special focus on chemical engineering
  • Research associate of the centre for solar energy and hydrogen research Baden-WĂŒrttemberg, Stuttgart
  • Since 2005 associate of the system analysis department.
    Areas of operation: international scenarios of the development of sustainable energies, industry analyses, matters of external trade, effects on the working environment, instruments for the enhancement of renewable energies, mechanisms of compensation of the Renewable Energy Sources Act and the certification of green energy offers

Michael Paula

  • Head of the department of energy and environmental technologies at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • initiation of the “Austrian Strategieprozess ENERGIE 2050”
  • R&D strategies in the field of technological sustainability research

Theodor Zillner

Dörte Laing

  • Degree in mechanical engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany and University of Birmingham, UK
  • Area head for thermal storage technology at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Stuttgart
  • Since 1987 work in the area of high temperature solar thermal technology with an emphasis on thermal storage technology since 2001

Matthias Rommel


Sergio Ferreira

  • Degree in environmental engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Electricity & energy project manager at the European Copper Institute, Brussels
  • Projects in the areas of energy efficiency, ecodesign, sustainable energy and new renewable energy sources

Dialogue Platform "Are we ready for the energy future?"

Johannes Lackmann

  • Since 1994 co-development and management of several wind farms with local investment
  • Member of the executive committee of the German Wind Energy Association since the foundation of the organization
  • President of the German Renewable Energy Federation since 1999
  • Vice president of the European Renewable Energy Federation since 2004

Andree Böhling


Vasco de Janeiro

  • Studies of engineering and industrial management, Technical University of Lisbon
  • Studies of international politics, Free University of Brussels
  • Since 1998 adviser for sustainable development, environmental strategies, climate change, emissions trading, energy efficiency and industry pro-active initiatives in these areas
  • Union of the Electricity Industry - EURELECTRIC, Brussels

Wolfgang Steiger

  • Studies of mechanical engineering, Technical University Darmstadt
  • 1999 to 1997 research and development in the area of diesel engines, Adam Opel AG, RĂŒsselsheim, Germany
  • 1998 to 2002 head of research in the area of environment and traffic, VW AG Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Since 2002 corporate research and management of the field of power transmission research, VW AG Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Has been awarded with the Prof. Ferdinand Porsche prize of the Vienna Technical University in 2005

Frédéric Baron

  • Expert in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modelling, turbomachinery and strategic management of innovation and research in energy and environment
  • Co-ordinator of EDF (ElectricitĂ© De France) research and development involvement in the European research programmes
  • Director of the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER), Karlsruhe, Germany

Hanne May

  • Studies of German language and literature, the history of art and journalism, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • Chief editor of the magazines “neue energie” and “new energy”
  • Publications in various journals
  • Co-author of the book “GrĂŒnes Geld – Jahrbuch fĂŒr ethisch –ökologische Geldanlagen” (Green money – yearbook for ethical – ecological funds)

Strategies for 2030

Martin Huemer

  • Studies of technical physics, technical University Vienna, Austria
  • Work in the division for energy and environmental technologies, Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria
  • Since 2002 work in the division energy research, horizontal aspects and coordination of the Directorate General of the European Commission

Gerhard Dell

  • Energy Commissioner to the Upper Austrian Government
  • Director of O.Ö. Energiesparverband
  • Member of the Austrian National Committee of the World Energy Council
  • Chairman of the Austrian committee (Ministry of Economy) on Energy Labelling
  • Lecturer at the University of Linz
  • Dr. Gerhard Dell has a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and a post-graduate degree (PhD engineering, Dr.tech.) in Electrical Engineering and Energy Economics. He worked as researcher on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency projects at the Technical University Graz.

Sabine Froning

Ivo Opstelten

  • PhD in applied physics, Vrije University, Amsterdam
  • Since 2004 president coordinator of Building Future, a cooperation between TNO and ECN (Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands) on Energy in the built environment
  • Since 2005 president head of the research group system integration within the unit energy in the built environment at ECN

Seminar "Rural development & sustainable energy"

Andreas HĂŒbner

  • Studies of engineering of urban- and regional planning, University of Dortmund
  • Head of the “Energy concepts and consulting” division, Gertec GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft, Germany
  • Experience in the areas of project leading and working in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and information campaigns

Alvaros Rios Roca

  • Studies of chemical Engineering in the United States
  • Ex minister of Hydrocarbons of Bolivia
  • Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)
  • Speaker in energy conferences and analyst and writer of several communication media in Latin America

Joachim Payr

  • Managing director and co-owner of the “Energiewerkstatt GmbH” which is an engineering department for electrical engineering and biology and engaged in the efficient usage of renewable energies, especially wind power.
  • The Energiewerkstatt has contributed to more than half of all wind energy projects which have been realised in Austria.
  • Mr. Payr performed more than 2000 energy consultations and acquired his in-depth knowledge through the build-up of Austria’s wind power industry.

Grzegorz Wisniewski

  • Since 2001 CEO and president of the board of the institute for renewable energy (EC BREC IEO), Poland
  • Vice-chairman of the ManagEnergy Reflection Group (MERG) of the European Commission
  • Member and founder of the European Solar Thermal Energy Technology Platform
  • Chairman of the scientific council of Podkarpackie Energy Agency (regional agency), Rzeszwo, Poland
  • Member of the scientific council of the Institute for Fuels & Renewable Energy, Poland

Reinhard Six

  • Studies of thermal engineering, University of Giessen, Germany
  • Since 1996 expert for the regional energy and environment agency of the Rhone-Alpes region in charge of European affairs
  • Senior expert for energy planning, local/regional energy and environmental policy counselling, GHG emission reduction plans
  • Management of more than 33 EU projects

Kornél L. Kovåcs

  • Ph.D. in biology, JATE University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Doctor of Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Since 1996 professor and chairman of the department of biotechnology of the University of Szeged
  • Since 2000 chairman of the biotechnology division of the Hungarian Biochemical Society
  • Since 2003 president of the Hungarian Biogas Association
  • Research amongst others in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, biological energy conversion and environmental biotechnology

Michael Stöhr

  • Executive for international energy projects, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Germany
  • Member or the supervisory board of the cooperative for self-governing, social and ecological living
  • Initiator and managing director of the SOLIZ (solar church exhibition centre Riem) civil law association and the SOLNA (solar neighbours Riem) civil law association
  • Winner of the German solar-prize 2006 in the category “media”
  • German energy saving-champion 2006 in the category “tenant”

Dirk Köwener

Franco Nemac

  • Studies of electrical engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Co-founder of ApE – Energy Restructuring Agency
  • Expert in the field of energy policy, power generation and transmission and other energy sector related issues like renewable energy sources and energy efficiency
  • Member of the Slovenian Electrotechnical Association and of the Slovenian committee of the World Energy Council (WEC)

Kierson Wise

  • BA Geography with Development Studies, University of Sussex
  • MSc. (Distinction) Climate Change and Sustainable Development, DeMontfort University, Leicester
  • Since 2002 renewable energy project manager, Severn Wye Energy Agency, UK

Hans Gulliksson

  • MSc. civil engineering, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 1987-1999 regional manager, FLK, Sweden
  • 1991-1996 vice president and member of the board of FEDARENE, European Energy Agency Association
  • 1991–97 chairman of InneMiljöCentrum (organisation for indoor climate)
  • Since 1997 member of the board for the national HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) association
  • Since 1999 general manager Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden