Governance

 
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:  

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is made of maximum 18 persons 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.
DIRECTORS
    • Hannes Tuohiniitty (President)

    • The Bioenergy Association of Finland (Bioenergia ry)
    • Christoph Pfemeter (Vice-President)
    • Christoph Pfemeter (Vice-President)

    • The Austrian Biomass Association (ABA)
    • Vanja Curin

    • The Biomass Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Michael Doran
    • Michael Doran

    • The Irish Bioenergy Association (Irbea)
    • Vilma Gaubyte
    • Vilma Gaubyte

    • The Lithuanian Biomass Energy Association (Litbioma)
    • Jan Habart

    • CZ Biom – 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
    • Gustav Melin

    • The Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO)
    • Gordon Murray

    • Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)
    • Annalisa Paniz
    • 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.
 

To find out more information about Bioenergy Europe's structure and organisation, check out our Statutes and By-Laws.