Speakers of the International Congress

Overview of confirmed speakers

Robert Altmann

Ostbayrische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH)   

Artur Auernhammer

MP, Chairman of the Board, German Bioenergy Association e. V. (BBE)  

Siegfried Bajohr

DVGW Research Centre at the Engler-Bunte Institute of the Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT)

Siegfried Bajohr graduated as a chemical engineer at University of Karlsruhe in 1996. After his PhD in 2002 he started his educational academic work as lecturer at the Engler-Bunte-Institut of University of Karlsruhe (now KIT) and continued his research work on gas phase reactions and catalysis. His current R&D work is focused on catalytic processes for synthesis, conversion and utilization of regenrative and fossil fuels.

Sophie Barthel

Argus Media   

Sophie Barthel is a senior reporter in the Argus Biofuels Team and is responsible for the daily coverage of European feedstock markets. Within her role, Sophie analyses relevant legislative and regulatory changes, follows trends in demand & supply, international trade and produces daily price assessments. Furthermore, she has specialised in the main European biofuel ticket markets – Germany, the Netherlands and the UK – by assessing the cost of compliance to national blending targets.

Prior to joining Argus, Sophie completed a master’s degree in EU Politics at the London School of Economics.

Elmar Baumann

German Biofuels Industry Association e. V. (VDB)  

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