Canadians make top leaders list for biomass

Andrew Snook
February 12, 2016
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Scott Bax, senior vice-president of operations for Pinnacle Renewable Energy, speaking at WPAC 2015.
Scott Bax, senior vice-president of operations for Pinnacle Renewable Energy, speaking at WPAC 2015.
February 12, 2016 - Argus Media recently released its “Top 36 most influential leaders in the biomass industry,” and three of Canada’s industry leaders made the cut.

Included in the top leaders list were Gord Murray, executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC); Michele Rebiere, chief financial officer for Viridis Energy; and Scott Bax, senior vice-president of operations for Pinnacle Renewable Energy.

Also included in the top leaders list were the following:

Deborah Keedy, head of biomass procurement, Drax;
Graham Backhouse, head of supply chain and logistics, Drax Power;
Edward Billington, strategy director, Billington Energy;
Henry Pease, biomass trader, RWE Supply and Trading;
Brodie Govan, biomass broker, PVM;
Jason Woods, had of biomass, Vattenfall;
Peter Wilson, standards director, Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP);
John Westmacott, chairman, U.K. Pellet Council;
Nina Skorupska, CEO, REA; and
Elizabeth McDonnell, Office of Renewable Energy Deployment, DECC.

Bengt Lofgren, CEO and founder, AFAB and Swedish Pellet Association; and
Arnold Dale, vice-president, bioenergy, Ekman & Co.

Hugues De Cherisey, director-general, SNPGB.

Seth Ginther, executive director, USIPA;
William Strauss, president, FutureMetrics; 
Harold Arnold, president, Fram Renewable Fuels;
Alicia Cramer, business development vice-president, The Westervelt Company;
John Keppler, CEO, Enviva;

Peter Paul Schouwenberg, head of environment, RWE Generation Hard Coal, Gas & Biomass;
Rens Hartkamp, consultant and sustainability manager, CM Biomass; and
Patrick Todd, senior policy advisor, DG Energy, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Yoshinobu Kusano, general manager, biomass business, materials and supplies business development and promotion department, Sumitomo;
Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, director, head of power business development, Gas and Power Company; and
Kunio Shigemasa, general manager of Thermal Power Technology Centre, Gas and Power Company.

Fabian Mehu, head of biomass trading, Engie;
Johan Mertens, procurement officer, Engie;
Yves Ryckmans, chief technology officer, Laborelec; and
Michael Corten, CEO, Bee.

Filippo Valdata, biomass trader, Global Renewables and
Paolo Perini, CEO, Segatifruili.

Pia Brinkmann, Madsen, head of fuel and logistics, Dong Energy.

Christian Rakos, president, European Pellet Council; and
Michael Wild, European sales manager, Wild and Partner.

Tiago Andrade, director, Europe, Wood Pellet Services;

Attendees at Argus Biomass 2016 will have the opportunity to network with all 36 leaders, as well as another 400 leading minds from the global supply chain for the biomass Industry.

Argus Biomass 2016 takes place from April 5 to 7, 2016. 

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