About the Authors

Brew-Hammond Abeeku is the Director of the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE) in Ghana and the Managing Director of the Kumasi Energy (KE) Company Limited. He is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex. He is also a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

Lars Andersson is a senior project manager at the Swedish Forest Administration and head of international cooperation at the Regional Forestry Board of Varmland — Orebro. He has been forestry advisor and consultant in the Programme for an Environmental Adapted Energy System in the Baltic countries, and in various other programs in the Baltic Sea region such as Baltic 21 and the bioenergy group under BASREC.

Ausilio Bauen is a PhD research fellow at the Imperial College’s Centre for Energy Policy and Technology and head of the BioEnergy group at ICEPT. He has researched and consulted extensively on technical, economic, environmental and policy issues relating to decentralized generation and alternative fuel production and infrastructure. His recent focus is on biomass, fuel cells and integration of renew­ables into energy systems.

Knut Bernotat is a civil engineer in industrial economics and management from the Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds an international masters degree in environmental engineering and sustainable infrastructure.

Oscar Braunbeck is a full time research, teaching and extension associate professor at the State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His focus is on machine design (simulation and optimization), mostly related to forage and sugarcane harvesting. He has coordinated or participated in the design of approximately fifteen field equipments aimed at increasing sustainability in the use of biomass resources.

Luis A. B. Cortez is an Associate Professor at the School of Agricultural Engineering at the State University of Campinas — UNICAMP in Brazil. He is an agricultural engineer and received his PhD in Engineering from Texas Tech University, USA in 1988. Since then he is working in the field of energy in agriculture with emphasis in biomass conversion.


Upali Daranagama is a chemical engineer with 25 years of experience in the energy sector. Presently, he serves as the United States Agency Development — USAID — Colombo office as project management specialist in energy

Dominic N. Derzu is a senior project engineer at Kumasi Energy (KE) Company Limited, Ghana. He is a mechanical engineer, who also had an industrial training in France on industrial equipment and technologies. In the last two years, he has been involved in biomass project development at the Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE).

Andre Faaij is an Assistant Professor of Energy Supply and Systems Studies at the Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University. He has a background in chemistry and environmental sciences with a PhD in bioenergy. He has done advisory work to FAO, IEA and UN among others and published extensively. He is task leader of IEA task 40 on Sustainable Bioenergy trade, lead author for the World Energy Assessment and the IPCC, and coeditor of Biomass & Bioenergy.

Marco Antonio Fujihara is an agricultural engineer specialized in forest economy. Presently, he is a senior consultant on climate change at PriceWater House Coopers. In the past years, he has worked with the certification of energy and forest compa­nies and developed CDM projects, actively making climate change an important issue in the managerial agenda of companies and governments. He was prev­iously director at the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources.

Luiz Carlos Goulart is an environmental manager at Plantar S. A., Brazil. He is a business administrator and specialist in finance, environment and quality systems. In recent years he has worked full time with the Plantar C02 Project, being responsible for all basic documents of the project such as Baseline Study, Monitoring and Verification Protocol, Financial Due Diligence, Environmental Assessment and other small reports and researches.

Marties Hardtlein is a project manager at the Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy, University of Stuttgart. She elaborated her doctoral thesis in the field of sustainable production and utilization of energy crops. Currently, she coordinates a project on standardization of solid biofuels and conducts research on economic and ecological aspects of biofuel provision and utilization, as well as quality assurance.

Marcelo Junqueira is an agricultural engineer and holds a masters degree in business administration. He has many years of experience in the sugar industry in Brazil. In 2002, he co-founded Econergy Brasil, the representative of Econergy Interna­tional Corporation, where he is now developing CDM and renewable energy related projects in Brazil. He developed the first baseline methodology analyzed by the CDM Executive Board.

Martin Kaltschmitt is the managing director of the Institute for Energy and Environment in Leipzig, Germany. He has been deeply involved in biomass research for more than a decade. Within this time, together with others he published several books as well as some 100 articles and conference contributions in this field. He is also a member of the CEN Technical Committee 335 “Solid Biofuels”.

Alexandre Kossoy is the project manager of the Carbon Finance Unit at the World Bank where he carries out financial due diligence of projects and companies in Asia and Latin America. Previously, he worked for the Rabobank International in Sao Paulo, where he was responsible for the first structured commercial loan for a Kyoto Protocol related project (USD 5 million to the Plantar Project).

Erik Ling is the Business Development Manager for Biofuels at Sveaskog, Europe’s largest corporative forest owner. He has a PhD in forest economics. His research focused on institutional issues and different aspects of competitiveness of bioenergy. Previously, he was an executive officer at the Swedish Energy Agency, dealing with forest carbon, bioenergy systems analysis and standardization issues.

Isaias Macedo works at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in thermal sciences. Until 1982, he worked as a professor at ITA and UNICAMP and did research mainly in energy generation systems. For twenty years, he was at the Copersucar Technology Center, Sao Paulo, leading research in sugarcane production and processing to sugar and energy.

Geraldo Alves de Moura is the Director and a shareholder of Plantar S. A. He is the leader of the Plantar C02 team and is responsible for the companies’ climate policies. He has successfully conducted the negotiation of the Plantar Project with the Prototype Carbon Fund at the World Bank which was a landmark in carbon credit financing in the forestry and metallurgical sector.

Christian Rakos has studied physics, philosophy and history in Vienna. Between 1986 and 1997 he worked at the Austrian Academy of Science in the Institute for Technology Assessment. Since 1997, he is working for E. V.A, the Austrian Energy Agency, where he is responsible for renewable energy issues. His focus is on the use of renewable energy in the heat market.

Kama! Rijal is a Sustainable Energy Policy Advisor of the Bureau of Development Policy, UNDP, Bangkok. Prior to this, he served as a renewable energy specialist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The focus of his work at UNDP is on mainstreaming energy issues for poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability towards sustainable human development.

Thomas Sandberg is a Professor of industrial economics and management at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He is a social scientist and holds a PhD in business studies. After working with organizational issues for many years, he is now specialized in local energy systems.

Semida Silveira is sustainability expert at the Swedish Energy Agency. She has a PhD in regional planning from the Royal Institute of Technology and has done research at institutions such as MIT and IIASA. She is a senior lecturer at the Royal Institute of Technology, and has previously worked as a manager for climate and energy programs at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and as a consultant in environmental business development.

Monica R. Souza is a mechanical engineer and holds a PhD in energy planning. The focus of her research is on electricity production from biomass. She has worked for almost two years as a researcher at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Daniela Thran is a project manager at the German Institute for Energy and the Environment. She is an environmental engineer and holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Weimar. She coordinates projects in the biomass and renew­able energy field and is involved in the European and international bioenergy activities on standardization and quality assurance.

Arnaldo Walter is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Energy at the State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil. His professional interests include energy planning and technical-economic analysis of energy systems. In recent years, his focus has been on the analysis of electricity production from biomass.

Priyantha Wijayatunga is the Director General of the Public Utilities Commission which is responsible for regulating the restructured electricity industry in Sri Lanka. He is also a professor in electrical engineering at the University of Moratuwa and was previously Dean of the faculty of IT. He has a PhD in power system economics from the Imperial College.

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