Confirmed moderators at the International Congress

Overview of confirmed moderators


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Sonja van Renssen

Editor-in-chief, Energy Monitor

Sonja van Renssen is the editor-in-chief of a new digital publication, Energy Monitor (energymonitor.ai), launched by the New Statesman Media Group in September 2020. Our goal is to tell data-driven stories about the global energy transition. Based in Brussels, Sonja is an experienced journalist and conference moderator who has previously written for leading energy and climate titles including S&P Global Platts, Nature Climate Change, Foresight Climate & Energy and ENDS Europe. Sonja has an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. She won a BBC-sponsored Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in 2005. Sonja grew up in part in Taiwan and Japan, and speaks fluent English and Dutch, with a good command of German and French 

 

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Stefan Walter

German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe), Managing Director

After twelve years of association work in the areas of real estate and tax policy, Stefan Walter was most recently in-house counsel and head of the tax department at the German Farmers' Association from November 2014 to February 2018.

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Thorsten Weidemann

German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe)

Consultant for Policy Issues and Sustainability


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Prof. Dr. Thomas Willner

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)      

  • since 1993: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • 1988-1993: ThyssenKrupp, Project management of research and development in oils and fats technology
  • 1983-1988:Hamburg University of Technology, Research in thermochemical liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass

 

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