Centre governance

This is the governance structure for the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy, Bio4fuels:

Centre Governance

The General Assembly (GA) is the main decision body with representation of all research and industry partners.

The Centre Board (CB) is chaired by an industry partner and provide oversight of the management of the Centre with representatives from industry and research partners appointed by the GA. The Bio4Fuels Board consists of:

Represented Role Candidate
Hans Aasnæs Chair of the Board UMOE AS
Hilde Merete Brandsrud Representing Stakeholders Østfold County Council
Olav A. Veum Representing Resource partners Norsk Skogeierforbund
Ingo Machenbach Representing End Users Silva Green Fuel
Pål Jahre Nilsen Representing Technology partners CAMBI
Petter Røkke Centre Leader Institute SINTEF
Ragnhild Solheim Host Institute NMBU
Edd Blekkan R&D partner NTNU
Philip Andre Reme R&D partner PFI*
Trond Værnes Observer Research Council of Norway
Duncan Akporiaye Secretary Centre Leader

*Rotating member

The Centre Management comprises the Centre Leader, Dr. Duncan Akporiaye, SINTEF MK and the deputy leader, Prof. Svein Jarle Horn, NMBU and the Centre administrative manager, Dr. Ågot Aakra, NMBU. Together the Centre Management unifies the major locations of research within Biofuels and Bioenergy.

The Centre management will build on the experience of the existing CenBio FME, ensuring smooth daily operations and interactions between the Centre’s key industrial, agricultural, forestry and educational partners and international advisory committee.

The Research Activities are structures as four primary Subprojects (SPs), coordinated by SP leaders. Each subprojects comprises Work Packages (WP) relating to research linked to the main focus areas of the value chain.

The Technical Committee consists of all WP leaders to ensure scientific quality and opportunities for integretation across the Centres activities.

Published 29. August 2016 - 13:29 - Updated 8. June 2017 - 13:43

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