Cosmos Biofuel Group (Malaysia) - Chair - Chamber 1 - Growers and Producers
Khoo Hock Aun leads the Cosmo Biofuels Group which is actively engaged in establishing Jatropha Curcas plantations, 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. He has also developed a strategic interface with related government agencies in South East Asia, overseeing the policy for biofuels and renewable energy. Khoo graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang and was a Nuffield Foundation Study Fellow with the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom where he examined developments in biotechnology: the institutional basis for innovation, the role of government policy and the various approaches to commercialise and finance innovation in the field of life sciences.
Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI - Chamber 5
Meshack has been employed by KEFRI since 1990 and is now a Principal Research Officer charged with problem analysis, project development and management, science writing, formulation of policy briefs, information dissemination, monitoring and evaluation, training, partnerships and networking.
Centre for Empowerment and Development - Chamber 3
Laxman Neupane, is the Manager for the Centre for Empowerment and Development (CED) Nepal based in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur, Nepal. He joined CED Nepal in 2013 working for the Governance, Human Development and Sustainability Program, and promotes sustainable smallholder biofuels in Nepal.
Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) - Chamber 5
Kateryna is currently completing a Master’s degree in Strategic eco design at Université de Montréal and has experience working with sustainable business strategies in the aviation industry, particularly with the emerging sector of alternative aviation fuels.
Liisa Ranta is a Sustainability Manager at UPM Biofuels Development, based in Helsinki, Finland. She is responsible for sustainability and regulative matters related to different biofuels development initiatives.
Leonardo B. Rosario is a development manager with more than 30 years professional experience in project development and management, sustainability auditing and participatory action research, among others.
Ellie Wood is a Regional Director of Environmental Strategy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she is responsible for developing and executing sustainable aviation fuel projects and engagements in North America and Asia Pacific.
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