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Robert Boyd

Manager Environment – Alternative Fuels; IATA

Robert Boyd holds the position of Manager Environment – Alternative Fuels, within the Environment department at the International Air Transport Association (IATA). His focus on alternative jet fuel is aimed to increase the global deployment while addressing policy, economic, sustainability and logistics challenges. 

Robert serves as a member of the United Nations ICAO Alternative Fuels Task Force and sits on the advisory board of the Carbon War Room and Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI).  Prior to joining IATA Robert was the Principal Economist for Virgin Australia Airlines and co-lead of the renewable jet fuel team. 

Barbara Bramble

Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies; National Wildlife Federation

As Vice President for International Conservation and Corporate Strategies, at the National Wildlife Federation, Barbara J. Bramble works with the private sector to sever the connection between deforestation and agricultural production. She brings NWF’s massive membership to bear in convincing manufacturers and major retail brands to avoid purchasing agricultural and forest commodities that originate from recently cleared tropical rain forests and other carbon rich lands. Before joining NWF, she served as legal advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Her J.D. is from George Washington University, and B.A. is from George Mason University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council and former board chair of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials.

Maarten van Dijk

CEO; SkyNRG

Maarten van Dijk is CEO at SkyNRG. He has been involved in sustainable aviation fuels since 2007 and has been with the company right from the start in 2010. Maarten holds various advisory and board positions in sustainable aviation fuel projects and platforms across the globe. He studied chemistry at Utrecht University, where he graduated with additional majors in renewable energy technologies and in business economics.

Frederic Eychenne

Manager, Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme; Airbus

Frederic Eychenne has been Airbus Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme Manager since May 2011 within the Environmental Affairs department. In this role, Frederic manages all the Airbus Projects and partnerships on Sustainability for aviation and emissions reduction. He also contributes to all initiatives in conformance to the Airbus New Energies strategy and Sustainable Fuels projects.

Kevin Fingerman

Assistant Professor; Humboldt State University

Dr. Kevin Fingerman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Science and Management at Humboldt State University. His research has investigated broad-based environmental and social impacts of transportation energy. In particular, he has worked on the life cycle water and greenhouse gas impacts of bioenergy systems and policy design to improve the environmental and social performance of fuels. Dr. Fingerman served in a consulting capacity on bioenergy sustainability issues for several California regulatory agencies, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Packard Foundation, Friends of the Earth International, and several private sector entities. 

Maiju Helin

Head of Sustainability and Market Development; UPM Biofuels

Maiju Helin is Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels based in Helsinki, Finland. She has over 10 years’ experience of biofuels’ sustainability, regulation and business development. Maiju is a Master of Science from Tampere University of Technology and has studied chemical engineering at McGill University in Montreal and business leadership at Henley Business School.

Bart Hellings

Head of Innovation; GoodFuels

Bart is responsible for development of biofuels for the marine market at GoodFuels. Before joining GoodFuels he worked as a management consultant on corporate sustainability and innovation and he pioneered on the development of sustainable biofuels from tropical crops.

DEBERSON FERREIRA JESUS

Ethical Sugar

Dr. Deberson Ferreira Jesus  is an expert in the sugar/energy industries, and works at both Ethical Sugar and the Institute of Research in Risk and Sustainability (IRIS). He is a regular contributor to publications within the sugar/biofuel sectors, with particular attention to socio-environmental governance, risks and impacts. He has also authored research papers about the multiple and complex social links between risks, governance challenges and sustainability strategies, especially through transnational certifications.

 

GUY HOGGE

Global Head of Sustainability; Louis Dreyfus Company

Guy joined the Louis Dreyfus Group in 1994 from British food company Tate & Lyle, where he worked in various animal feed and sugar roles for 7 years. After serving in several commercial positions within Louis Dreyfus Company’s Sugar and Oilseeds Platforms over the years, Guy was appointed Global Head of Sustainability in 2010. In this role, he leads Louis Dreyfus Company’s efforts to improve and advance the sustainability profile of its diverse business portfolio worldwide.

GLENN JOHNSTON

Executive Director - Regulatory Affairs; Agrisoma

Glenn Johnston is the Executive Director Regulatory Affairs at Agrisoma.  Mr.  Johnston has over 28 years’ experience in the biotech/chemical global regulatory arena. Prior to joining Agrisoma, Mr. Johnston was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Gevo Inc. There he accelerated establishing a pathway for advanced isobutanol with US EPA policy makers. Mr. Johnston also established ASTM specifications for new alternative jet fuel pathways (ATJ) and has been recognised multiple times by ASTM with the “Award of Excellence” for his dedication and contributions to developing standards.  

John Kornerup Bang

Head of Sustainability Strategy; A.P. Moller-Maersk

John Kornerup Bang is Head of Sustainability Strategy and shared value initiatives at Maersk and brings 20 years of experience working on sustainable globalization. Currently in Maersk, he drives the development of the overall direction and priorities on sustainability as well as work on solving larger systemic issues related to global logistics through combining commercial muscle with multi-stakeholder partnerships. During the past 10 years John has served as Chief Advisor and spokesperson on Climate Change for Maersk. Over the past three years John served as advisor from Maersk to Ban Ki Moon’s High Level Advisory Group on sustainable transportation including work on the links between the SDGs and transportation.

Klaske Kruk

Founder; Circularities

Klaske Kruk is founder of Circularities a Dutch organisation helping companies and government formulate and realise circular economy programs. Klaske collaborates with worlds most distinguished thinkers in the field of circular economy and won prices with that. Before she founded Circularities Klaske was the Programme Director of Circle Economy.

Guillaume Lebert

Sustainability Senior Scientist for Fabric Care Euro; P&G

Guillaume Lebert is Sustainability Senior Scientist for Fabric Care Europe and is currently leading the Research & Development projects related to plant-based products in Europe. With more than 13 years’ experience across the different product categories and regions within Fabric Care, Guillaume has been at the forefront of work to product innovations and maximising irresistible consumer experience.  In 2017, he has joined P&G Europe Fabric Care R&D to lead sustainability programs.

Amy Malaki

Programme Manager - Transportation; ClimateWorks Foundation

Amy Malaki is the Program Manager for the Transportation Portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she focuses on philanthropic strategies to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. She focuses on policies for cleaner and more efficient vehicle and fuel technologies, increased availability and accessibility of transit, biking, and walking and also leads the international aviation initiative at ClimateWorks. Before joining ClimateWorks Amy used to work in the electric vehicle industry and as a high-tech strategy consultant. She has a B.A. in Chinese and a B.A. in China Studies both from the University of Washington and a M.A. in International Policy Studies (Energy and Environment) from Stanford University.

Hasso von Pogrell

Managing Director; European Bioplastics (EUBP)
Hasso von Pogrell is Managing Director of European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association of the bioplastics industry in Europe. Before joining EUBP in 2009, von Pogrell worked as lobbyist for a number of industries, including optical and medical technologies, retail enterprises, and the German construction industries. 

Kenneth Poucher

Global Environmental Advisor; A.P. Moller - Maersk

Kenneth Poucher is the Global Environmental Advisor for A.P. Moller – Maersk, within Sustainability Strategy and Shared Value Projects. Kenneth’s position focuses on developing standards, matrices and strategy for decarbonising logistics; provides specialist advice on environmental management issues within the marine environment; and is developing A.P. Moller – Maersk’s ability to become resilient to risks from climate change.   

Perry Toms

President & CEO; Steeper Energy

As co-founder of Steeper Energy, Mr. Toms is leading the company to develop commercial projects with its proprietary HTL technology, Hydrofaction™, that facilitates the transformation of various low-value forestry or agricultural biomass to a petroleum-like renewable fuel oil that can replace fossil fuels in heavy transport sector, as well as a source of renewable hydrocarbons for chemicals and lubricants. Mr. Toms has held various executive management positions related to corporate and business development within the conventional and renewable energy industries over a career spanning 30 years. Perry has developed projects around the world including biomass thermal gasification and waste biomass to energy projects in Australia and United Kingdom, North America’s largest municipal solid waste to compost projects for the City of Edmonton, carbon offset projects in India, and, soil carbon sequestration in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Stephen Wetmore

Sustainable Business, Partnerships & Innovation; WWF

A social economist by training, Stephen is more a strategist and pragmatic optimist with a deep knowledge and blended experience in the fields of community development, sustainability, innovation, and market transformation. Driven by the desire for social, economic and environmental justice, he has often combined formal work experience with social enterprise. With more than 20 years’ experience, he brings a range of leadership roles and unique perspectives and experience, garnered as an NGO activist, researcher, academic, business initiator, social entrepreneur, corporate consultant and policy advisor.

Canopy

Speaker TBC

Canopy has more than 14 years experience educating the marketplace about the potential to use agricultural residues as a way to diversify the fibre basket away from ancient and endangered forests, and quantifying market demand.

WWF South Africa

Speaker TBC

WWF works to look after our natural resources — oceans, land and wildlife — so we can continue to benefit from food, water and a healthy climate. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Annual Meeting is made possible by our generous sponsors.

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry and a leader in driving sustainability across the sector.

Agrisoma is meeting the growing global demand for sustainably sourced, renewable biofuels with Carinata, a sustainably grown crop designed for producing low GHG fuels with no land use change or other adverse effects.

UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM’s biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability.

RSB's Annual Meeting runs alongside European Bioplastics' Conference and we will be partnering with them to showcase the growing market for bioproducts of all kinds

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