All our activities are managed by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Core Group. Learn more about the role of each body:

The Board of Directors is made of maximum 18 person and has the following functions:

  • Elect the Vice-President among its members.
  • Elect the Core-Group
  • Prepare the decisions of the General Assembly based on the advice of the Core group.
  • Approve new members.

The Board of Directors is made of maximum 18 person and has the following functions:

  • Elect the Vice-President among its members.
  • Elect the Core-Group
  • Prepare the decisions of the General Assembly based on the advice of the Core group.
  • Approve new members.

The Board of Directors is made of maximum 18 person and has the following functions:

  • Elect the Vice-President among its members.
  • Elect the Core-Group
  • Prepare the decisions of the General Assembly based on the advice of the Core group.
  • Approve new members.
  • Hannes Tuohiniitty (President)

    Bioenergia Ry
  • Christoph Pfemeter (Vice-President)

    Austrian Biomass Association
  • Michael Doran

    The Irish Bioenergy Association (Irbea)
  • Vilma Gaubyte

    The Lithuanian Biomass Energy Association (Litbioma)
  • Jan Habart

    Czech Biomass Association
  • Matthias Held

    German Bioenergy Association (BBE)
  • Marijan Kavran

    The Croatian Association of Biomass, Pellets and Associated Technologies (CROBIOM)
  • Mark Lebus

    LC Energy
  • Ross McKenzie

    Drax
  • Gustav Melin

    The Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO)
  • Gordon Murray

    Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)
  • Annalisa Paniz

    The Italian Agroforesty Energy Association (AIEL)
  • Ilias Papageorgiadis

    The Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas (ARBIO)
  • Pablo Rodero

    The Spanish Bionenergy Association (AVEBIOM)
  • Werner Sitzmann

    Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co
  • Eric Vial

    Propellet France
  • Core Group

    The Core Group is made of maximum 5 persons including Bioenergy Europe's President/Vice-President and has the following functions:

    • Prepare the decisions of the Board of Directors;
    • Discuss all strategic files on a daily basis.
  • General Assembly

    The General Assembly is made of all members and has the following functions:

    • Examine and approve the annual report presented by the Board of Directors;
    • Examine and approve the accounts, balance sheets, and budget;
    • Elect one or more auditors from the members who report to the General Assembly on the financial accountability over the previous period;
    • Determine membership fees on proposal of the Board of Directors;
    • Approve and comment on the activities of the Board of Directors as well as decide on any activity of Bioenergy Europe;
    • Elect a President among all the members
    • Elect up to 17 additional members for the Board of Directors for a 2 years mandate;
    • Decide about modifications of the Statutes and about the dissolution of Bioenergy Europe.

Become a member

Members of Bioenergy Europe benefit from a wide range of services and advantages, from representation towards EU decision makers to knowledge sharing, unparalleled networking opportunities and a framework to discuss and steer market dynamics specific to different sectors involved. 

Our Networks

  • The international platform for everyone involved in biomass torrefaction and carbonization.

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  • Represents the interests of the wood pellect sector to ensure its sustainable developement.

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Our Certification Schemes

  • The first international certification scheme for wood chips and hog fuel. A 12-class scheme addressing every profile of producer and end-user, from industrial to domestic use.

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  • The world-leading, transparent and independent certification scheme for wood pellets. From production to delivery, ENplus® guarantees quality and combat fraud along the entire supply chain.

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  • enSURE Compliance with RED II Sustainability Requirements for the Production of Electricity, Heating and Cooling from Biomass.

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