The 2013 Envirotech Investor Summit | October 30-31 in London
By 2011New Energy World Network's Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit had established itself as the foremost event for networking with the industry's most active and influential investment decision-makers, experts, company leaders, entrepreneurs and technology pioneers. With attendance capped at 500 delegates the Summit had become Europe's largest investor event for renewable energy and clean technology.
This was their website for the 2013 Envirotech Investor Summit held October 30-31 in London. The Summit addressed the growth and financing challenges faced by emerging environmental and clean technology companies and the strategic issues occupying the leading energy companies.
It focused on key issues of growth, investment and new business opportunities concerning the whole investor spectrum including private equity and venture capital firms, asset management firms, listed company investors, corporate investors, corporate acquirers, hedge funds, project financiers, family offices and pension funds.
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New Energy World Network’s Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit 2013 will take place in London on the 30th and 31st October 2013. The Summit follows on from sold-out events over the past six years and will once again bring together hundreds of the industry’s most active and influential investment decision-makers, financiers, company leaders, entrepreneurs and technology pioneers across a huge two day event incorporating three streams of expert discussion, in depth analysis, company presentations and the latest insights into growth, financing and development within the green economy
The agenda will focus on key issues of growth, investment and new business opportunities concerning emerging start-ups, established businesses and international corporates - as well as the whole investor spectrum of private equity and venture capital firms, asset management firms, listed company investors, corporate investors, corporate acquirers, hedge funds, project financiers, family offices, pension funds, endowments, foundations and impact investors.
Plenary Sessions: Making Green Investment Happen
Richard Sachar, Director, New Energy World Network
9.15Green Infrastructure: Promoting Large-Scale Change
- What are the main hurdles facing the industry in growing the renewable share in the energy mix and how can they be overcome?
- From community schemes to large scale developments, how important are these projects to the overall development of the green economy?
- To what extent is the unprecedented shale gas boom impacting the development of new clean energy projects?
Shaun Kingsbury, CEO, Green Investment Bank
Dr Ian Mays, CEO, Renewable Energy Systems (RES)
Dorothy Shepherd, Portfolio Delivery Manager - Offshore Wind, The Crown Estate
Nick Boyle, CEO, Lightsource Renewable Energy
10.00Renewable Heat: A Huge Market Opportunity
Silvio Spiess, CEO, Innasol
10.20NETWORKING BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
10.50World Energy Scenarios: Casting The Cleantech & Renewables Debate In A Global Context
Dan Rieser, Deputy Director, World Energy Council
11.15Corporate Perspectives: How Are Europe’s Biggest Companies Incorporating Green Innovation & Sustainability?
- What are the success factors that make sustainability initiatives actively impact a companies bottom line?
- How can green technology company's get the attention of major corporates?
- What payback do companies need to see to persuade them to adopt energy efficiency and other new technologies?
Peter Harris, Director Sustainability, UPS
Greg Chant-Hall, Head of Sustainability, Skanska
Amie Shuttleworth, Project Sustainability Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine
Mark Cavill, National Carbon and Environment Manager, Royal Mail
Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SITA UK
12.10Stimulating Innovation: Transforming Green Ideas Into Successful Businesses
- How are companies managing to address the funding gap on the road to commercialisation?
- How are emerging cleantech companies building strategic partnerships and gaining investment support?
- How can growing companies seek international partners and break into new markets?
- How are successful are corporates at integrating innovation from SMEs into their organisations?
Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners
Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice President - Global Development, Silver Spring Networks
David Robertson, COO, Hydrodec
Albert Fischer, Managing Director, Yellow&Blue
Jochen Wermuth, Chief Investment Officer, Wermuth Asset Management
13.00NETWORKING LUNCH IN EXHIBITION AREA
STREAM A: Green Infrastructure & Finance
14.30Building The UK’s Low Carbon Infrastructure
Julian Morgan, Chief Economist, Green Alliance
14.50Sustainability, Green Finance And Investors: Where Are We?
Simon Howard, CEO, UKSIF
15.15Private Equity: Investing In Later Stage Opportunities
- To what degree do the requirements of resource productivity and business efficiency affect a wide range of private equity deals?
- How are investors looking to partner with established blue-chip corporates to further support their investee companies?
- How do opportunities compare between investing in companies and investing in green development projects?
Joost Bergsma, Managing Partner, Glennmont Partners
Colin le Duc, Partner, Generation Investment Management
Barney Lee, Partner, Mourant Ozannes, Guernsey
David Rae, CFO, Innasol
Thomas Rottner, Founder & Managing Partner, Platina Partners
16.00NETWORKING BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
16.30Banking & Risk Management: Financing Green Projects In A Strengthening Economic Climate
- How is the improving economic climate in Europe affecting the financing decisions of green projects?
- What alternative financing options are banks currently exploring to ensure green growth?
- How large is the appetite among banks for financing large-scale clean energy generation projects?
Amit Dewan, Managing Director - Project & Commodity Finance, UniCredit Bank AG
Federico Florian, Head of Energy & Environmental Finance, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Asari Efiong, Senior Product Development Manager - Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Nicolas Guillemont, Vice President - Energy Finance Project, Société Générale
17.15M&A Activity: Corporate Acquirers Step Up
- Where are large energy and technology companies looking to build out their capacity in this area?
- Is a strategic tie-up or acquisition the ideal route for an emerging tech innovator?
- What kinds of companies are on the radar screens of corporates in the coming months?
Francis Wright, Managing Director, Turquoise International
Mark Howard, Partner, Charles Russell
Nicholas Atkins, Managing Partner, Georgieff Capital Advisors (UK) LLP
18.00 CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE
18.10DRINKS RECEPTION IN EXHIBITION AREA
STREAM B: Stimulating Innovation
14.30Venture Capital Panel: Sourcing Game-Changing Cleantech Opportunities
- As VCs look towards resource efficiency, how is the scope of 'cleantech' being redefined?
- With corporate venturing firms playing a larger role in the cleantech VC space, how are these groups choosing to partner with traditional investment firms?
- Why are energy efficient technologies, in their broadest sense, so important to such a wide range of industries?
Konrad Augustin, Principal, E.ON SE
Kelsey Lynn, Director - Technology Ventures, Imperial Innovations
Nicola Baker-Munton, CEO, Stratagem
Christoph Ruedig, Investment Director, Albion Ventures
Nikunj Jinsi, Global Head Clean Technology Investments, International Finance Corporation
15.15From Seed-Stage To Growth: Navigating the Route to Company Expansion
- Where can emerging technology developers gain early stage support and capital to enable them to take the next steps to growth?
- What are the routes to finance available for cleantech companies seeking to hit the market?
- How can new technology companies attract the attention of large industry players and other strategic partners?
Roger Price, CEO, Windlab
Sean Sutcliffe, CEO, Green Biologics
Beverley Gower-Jones, Owner, Carbon Limiting Technologies
Dr Marianne Germain, CEO & Co-founder, EpiGaN nv
Will Martin, Director, Angel Investment Network
16.00NETWORKING BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
16.30Sustainable Investment: Responding To Global Change
- As green investment continues its move into the mainstream, what must be done to prove it is a mature and established asset class?
- From demographic change to resource scarcity - what are the macro drivers translating to a sustainable investment opportunity?
- To what extent are generalist investors taking sustainability themes into account when assessing prospective companies?
Bill Weil, Chief Investment Officer, Ludgate Investments
Aled Jones, Head of Responsible Investment - EMEA, Mercer Limited
Sam Gill, CEO, Environmental Investment Organisation
Max von Arnim, Partner, Fjord Capital Partners
James Hulse, Head of Forests & Head of Investor Initiatives, CDP
17.15Corporate Venturing: Making Strategic Green Investments
- In which sectors are corporates leveraging their VC arms to source partnerships with innovators?
- What do corporate investors bring to the table over and above capital support?
- What are the long term drivers dictating the growth of corporate investment in cleantech and related technologies?
Akira Kirton, Venturing Principal - EMEA, BP
David Aitken, Head of Incubation, Carbon Trust
Ashley Smith, Principal, British Gas Ventures
18.00CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE
18.10DRINKS RECEPTION IN EXHIBITION AREA
Plenary sessions: Tackling Climate Challenge
Ben Chambers, Group Editor, New Energy World Network
09.05The Need For Regulatory Consistency To Support Growth & Development Of Green Projects & Renewable Energy
Tim Yeo MP, Chairman, Energy & Climate Change Committee
9.30Fireside Chat: How Oil Majors Are Going Green
- To what extent are diversified energy companies willing to invest in clean energy technologies and generation?
- Which new technologies stand out as being the best aligned to traditional forms of generation?
- How are sustainable practices and new efficiency technology being implemented in fossil fuel operations?
Hosted by: Ben Chambers, Group Editor, New Energy World Network
Angus Gillespie, Vice President CO2, Shell
10.00New Opportunities For Sustainable Capitalism
Al Gore, Chairman, Generation Investment Management
10.45NETWORKING BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA
STREAM A: Technology Focus
11.30Marine Energy: Staying In The Race As Strategics Pick Winners
- How can Europe maintain its lead in tidal and wave technology development?
- With strategic investment proving crucial to scale-up, how can innovators secure partnerships?
- What does the marine industry still have to do to prove its case when compared with other alternative energy technologies?
Stephanie Merry, Head of Marine, REA
Tim Cornelius, CEO, Atlantis Resources Corporation
Paul Jordan, Global Market Sector Head - Clean Energy & Power Generation, Ricardo
David Krohn, Board Director, EUOEA
Martin Murphy, Managing Director, Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL)
12.30NETWORKING LUNCH IN EXHIBITION AREA
14.00Solar Power: Re-Adapting To A Post-Boom Market
- What is the outlook for solar manufacturers and developers in 2014?
- How is the policy affecting the solar space and what is the long term outlook for solar incentives and tariffs?
- To what extent are manufacturing issues impacting the development of new solar projects?
Archie Fraser, Corporate Finance Director, Solarcentury
Rob Denman, Director, TGC Renewables
Richard Rushin, UK Sales Manager, Trina Solar
Joachim Baumgaertner, Managing Director, Green Rhino Energy Ltd
14.40Geothermal Power: Tapping Into Europe’s Potential
- Are utilities now turning to geothermal heat for the provision of low carbon heat to district heating schemes?
- What are the most likely sources of funding for financing heat projects in urban environments?
- How can geothermal technology translate to industrial settings and new applications?
Susan Petty, President & Chief Technology Officer, AltaRock Energy
Ryan Law, Managing Director, Geothermal Engineering Ltd.
Michael Feliks, UK Operations Manager, Cluff Geothermal Ltd.
15.20Smart Cities: Delivering Energy With Next-Generation Technology
- Which key technologies are currently being deployed to maximise energy efficiency?
- In what areas is investment most urgently required to upgrade existing urban infrastructure?
- Are financing difficulties for smart projects hindering a holistic approach to developing smart cities?
Eric Dresselhuys, Executive Vice President - Global Development, Silver Spring Networks
Simon Daniel, CEO, Moixa Group
David Symons, Board Member, UK Business Council for Sustainable Development
Tim Curtis, Director Operational Development, Ricardo-AEA
Matthew Pencharz, Sr. Advisor to the Mayor of London - Environment & Energy, Greater London Authority
16.00CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF SUMMIT
STREAM B: Technology Focus
11.30Wind Power: Maintaining Europe’s Leadership
- Where will the next market breakthrough come from to spur the continued rollout of wind energy?
- To what extent are planning concerns continuing to hinder the build-out of onshore wind?
- As large scale offshore wind projects develop, what upgrades are needed to the transmission grid to ensure the most effective deployment?
Ian Bryan, Development Manager, The Crown Estate
Christine Brockwell, MD – Offshore Wind, Green Investment Bank
Ken Milne, Senior Manager for Energy Policy, Isle Of Man Department of Economic Development
Rob Van Basten Batenburg, CEO, Marwind
12.30 NETWORKING LUNCH IN EXHIBITION AREA
14.00Sustainable Transport: Changing Consumer Perceptions
- Is consumer uptake the main barrier to the further development of electric vehicle technology?
- What alternative technologies are rivalling EVs in the widespread rollout of sustainable transport solutions?
- Where is investment most needed in developing a sustainable transport infrastructure?
Ian Ellison, Sustainability Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Peter Badik, Managing Partner, Greenway Operator
Martin Hale, EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB
Andrew Wordsworth, Chairman, E-Car Club
14.40Bioenergy: Tapping Into Industrial Interests
- Which bioenergy sub-sectors, such as waste-to-energy or biomass, offer the most attractive returns for investors?
- How are project developers accessing finance for biomass projects and how can investors add value?
- What issues still need to be resolved around feedstock supply to ensure the widespread growth of biomass generation?
Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux, Head of Corporate Development, Global Bioenergies
Richard Bennett, CEO, Sunbird Bioenergy
Ralph Hofmeier,Founder & Owner, EAWC Technologies
Richard Barker, CEO, Biogen
15.20 Emerging Company Focus: From Concept To Commercialisation
- What are the main hurdles for emerging green businesses to overcome when looking to commercialise a breakthrough technology?
- What strategies are young cleantech businesses using to make connections with corporate players who can help grow their business?
- What are the financing opportunities available for up-and-coming cleantech innovators, and how can companies overcome the sector’s growth challenges?
Helge Gallefoss, CEO, Fjord IT
Chris Hilliard, Chairman & Managing Director, MagPower Systems
David Banitt, CEO, NewCO2Fuels
Brooks Preston, Partner, Virgin Green Fund
16.00CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF SUMMIT
Some of the Speakers
Chairman, Generation Investment Management
Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.’s board of directors.
Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit devoted to solving the Climate Crisis. Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives four times and the US Senate twice. He served eight years as Vice President. He authored the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice. He is co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
CEO, Green Investment Bank
Shaun Kingsbury served as an Investment Partner at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a leading clean energy private equity firm where he was responsible for its European activities.
He is a long time renewable energy investor and advisor having been a founding partner of Pulsar Energy Capital and an advisor to 3i on a number of renewable energy transaction opportunities in Europe. Shaun also set up and leads the Low Carbon Finance Group in London, a body of leading capital providers to the renewable energy sector.
Vice President CO2, Shell
Angus is Shell’s VP CO2 based in The Netherlands. His is a centralized team that oversees Shell’s overall CO2 emissions and accompanying financial exposure with a cross-business, global role. He was previously responsible for strategy development in Future Fuels & CO2, where Shell’s biofuels growth plans were generated, and before that for the Shell Renewables business. He has also held a variety of commercial roles in Shell’s upstream businesses in Aberdeen, The Hague and Houston.
Before joining Shell in 1999, Angus worked in strategy development roles in several companies and industries including insurance, transport and the UK power sector including for both of the integrated Scottish electricity companies. He is an economist by training and a strategist by profession, with a degree in Economics and an MBA. Angus is married with one teenage daughter and a Scottish terrier. His main pastimes are marathon running and other endurance sports – such as supporting his favourite Scottish football team.
CEO, Renewable Energy Systems (RES)
Dr. Ian Mays MBE is CEO of Renewable Energy Systems (RES). Ian was awarded an MBE in 2007. He is a mechanical engineer by training, obtaining his BSc degree and PhD at Reading University and is Visiting Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Hertfordshire. Ian has been a leading figure in the field in the development of renewable energy since the 1970s and is one of the industry’s most active advocates in the UK and abroad. He is Past President of the European Wind Energy Association, Past Chairman of the British Wind Energy Association and is also involved in the Global Wind Energy Council.
Ian is a holder of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious Silver Medal, was named “Renewable Energy Champion” by the industry in 2006 and and received the Poul la Cour Prize in 2010, which is awarded to individuals who have pioneered the development of wind power and achieved exceptional results in the wind community.
CEO, Lightsource Renewable Energy
A dynamic leader and entrepreneur, Nick Boyle is founder and CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited, the UK’s largest solar PV developer, owner and operator. He is well known in the industry for his success in marrying retail financial products to low-risk, predictable investment revenue, generated by utility-scale solar PV plants.
Since the inception of Lightsource in 2009, Nick’s drive and vision has seen the company enjoy tremendous success over a short period growing from a start-up business to 47% of the UK large scale solar PV market in just 2.5 years. Summer 2013 saw the company hit the 300 MW installed capacity mark – a major milestone and testament to Nick’s innate ability to identify opportunities and build on them. Prior to his current role, Nick sat at Board and Senior Director level in a number of leading retail financial service companies.
Chairman, Energy & Climate Change Committee
Tim Yeo has been MP for South Suffolk since 1983 and Chair of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee since 2010. He was a member of the Thatcher and Major Governments, serving in the Home Office, Foreign Office, Department of Health and Department of the Environment. As Minister of State for the Countryside and Environment, he reformed planning law, helped to develop climate change policy and established the now thriving Energy Saving Trust.
Tim was a member of the Shadow Cabinet from 1998 until 2005, when he resigned to speak freely about issues such as the environment. From 2005 to 2010, Tim was Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee. Tim has also been a director of Groupe Eurotunnel SA and Chairman of AFC Energy plc since 2007, and Chairman of TMO Renewables Limited since 2010.
Principal, E.ON SE
Konrad Augustin is Principal at the Strategic Co-Investment (SCI) Group of E.ON SE, one of the largest utility companies in Europe. SCI as corporate venturing unit is searching for and investing in innovative start-up companies to create value by deploying their technologies and services across the E.ON group globally.
In doing so SCI is focusing on the sectors customer engagement, distributed energy generation and storage, smart grids and renewable energy. Before joining E.ON Konrad was member of the BASF Venture Capital team. In over six years of VC experience he conducted various transactions and was active in a number of boards. Before this he was working in strategic marketing and corporate audit of BASF Group. Konrad studied Business Administration in Regensburg and Connecticut, USA, and holds an MBA.
Executive Vice President, - Global Development, Silver Spring Networks
Eric has been with Silver Spring Networks since it was founded in 2002 and has more than 14 years of experience in developing Smart Grid solutions to address the industry’s most pressing challenges. Eric has been instrumental to the growth of the company and currently leads the company’s global development.
He has also held various leadership roles in customer development, new product development and product introductions. Eric is a frequent speaker on topics related to smart grids and energy efficiency and has served on the board of directors of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), Demand Response and Smart Grid (DRSG) Coalition and the Automatic Meter Reading Association’s (AMRA) Marketing and Development Committee. He was also the founding member of OpenAMI. Eric previously spent 9 years at Procter & Gamble in various sales and marketing roles. He holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Sustainability Director - EMEA, UPS
Peter Harris is Sustainability Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at UPS. He has spent 23 years with UPS including six as UK Automotive Director and two as UK Industrial Engineering Director.
He also spent four years with London Buses and two years in Indonesia as an agricultural engineer with Voluntary Service Overseas. He has a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, and is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
He is also a non-executive director of Coperforma, a company providing transport services to the National Health Service in the UK.
Venturing Principal - EMEA, BP Ventures
Akira Kirton is Ventures Principal – Europe, Middle East and India for BP Ventures. BP Ventures makes strategic investments in companies with distinctive technology that aligns with BP core businesses. Prior to this, Akira was seconded to the UK Energy Technologies Institute, a $bn public private partnership focussed on accelerating technologies to enable the UK to meet its 2020 and 2050 energy and climate change targets.
Akira sits on the board on a number of companies in the BP Ventures Portfolio, with a particular focus on the carbon utilisation arena and aligned to BP’s gas value chain development. Akira holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and a BSc in Law with Management from the University of London International Programme.
Product Sustainability Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
Ian manages sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover from a product development perspective. The role involves developing and implementing a product sustainability strategy to manage product life cycle impacts, lightweight design, energy and materials cycles.
Ian was previously Corporate Responsibility Director for a JV in the Aerospace and Defence sector. This role addressed Sustainability issues including, sustainable development, climate change, eco-efficiency, sustainable procurement, CR reporting, health, safety and environment. Previous roles with that company included Strategic Change Director and Head of Information Systems & Strategy. Ian has an Engineering degree and has recently completed a Masters in Sustainability at Cambridge University. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered IT Professional and Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Team Head - Power, Renewables & Water, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Federico commenced his career as General Counsel at an infrastructure conglomerate (partly owned by the IFC, the private arm of the World Bank) in Buenos Aires. In 2002 he joined Currie & Brown, a British PFI and PPP consultancy practice for projects in the UK and Latin America, advising on project financing and concession agreement with governments and the private sector.
Afterwards, he spent four years at Royal Bank of Scotland and two years at Bank of Scotland, developing the solar energy market in Southern Europe. He joined KfW IPEX-Bank, London Branch, in September 2008, focusing on renewable energy projects, power and water companies, in the UK and Ireland. Author of a book on public work concessions and many other publications in specialised newspapers, he participates actively in conferences and seminars in the UK and abroad, discussing the development of the energy market in Europe and the availability of project finance for utility companies and other incumbent players.
Managing Partner & CEO, Glennmont Partners
Joost Bergsma founded BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners in mid 2008 whilst working at ABN AMRO Asset Management now owned by BNP Paribas Investment Partners. At the end of 2010, Clean Energy Partners finalised its fund raising at Euro435m for its first clean energy fund.
The Fund invests in four clean energy infrastructure technologies (electricity from on shore wind, solar photovoltaic, biomass and small scale hydro). The fund has made investments in Italy, France, the UK and Ireland. Joost has been active in utility banking and fund management for more than twenty years and has specialised in the power sector and clean energy. Previously, Joost worked at SG Warburg & Co. and ABN AMRO. He has read law at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and has an MBA from INSEAD (France).
Senior Product Development Manager - Energy Efficiency & Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
Asari Efiong is Senior Product Development Manager in the Energy Efficiency & Climate Change Team at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD). She is responsible for new financial product development in renewable energy and clean technology across the EBRD countries of operations.
She joined the team in January 2010 from Merrill Lynch where she was Vice President in the Equity Research Division based in London and before this an equity research analyst at Credit Lyonnais in Paris covering the Oil & Gas sector. Ms. Efiong has a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from City University in London.
Managing Director-Project & Commodity Finance, UniCredit Bank AG
Amit specialises in financing projects in the conventional and renewable energy sector. Amit has 15 years of experience in the energy sector in both financing and advisory.
Amit previously worked at Bank of Scotland and ANZ Investment Bank also focussed on the energy sector. Amit’s experience has been on originating, structuring and arranging energy transactions with debt financings of several billion dollars across Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Amit did his MBA from Manchester Business School.
A highly experienced and respected CEO. Prior to founding Innasol in 2010, Silvio spent 8 years as the CEO of Internorm Group, Europe’s highly successful leading window manufacturer responsible for 1,800 staff and 1,200 commercial partners. He is a vocal commentator on renewable energy and UK renewable heating and has indirectly participated in the drafting and debate of a UK renewable financial incentive programme and UK Government support.
Prior to joining Internorm Silvio was a senior manager at Unilever.
Development Manager - Offshore Wind, The Crown Estate
Ian Bryan joined The Crown Estate in February 2009 and currently has responsibility for delivery of the Offshore Wind Test & Demonstration programme.
A Chartered Electrical Engineer, he served in the Royal Navy’s Submarine Service until 1992 and since has worked in the environmental and renewable energy sectors as an engineer, developer and executive.
Christine was previously a Director at Global Capital Finance, a leading financial services advisory firm where she was responsible for the firm’s European renewable energy transactions and global equity syndication. She led the company on several noteworthy asset M&A transactions, including offshore wind. Prior to joining Global Capital Finance in 2006, she was an advisor to private clients within Citigroup Global Markets.
Christine joined GIB in June 2013 and is responsible for the Offshore Wind sector.
Senior Manager for Energy Policy, Isle of Man Government
Since 2009, Dr Ken Milne has been Senior Manager for Energy Policy in the Isle of Man Government where he has advised on energy policy and economic development. He has a MBA from the Open University and a BSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Dundee in the UK.
Previous roles include post doctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the USA and the University of Dundee in the UK and senior management positions in the UK/Norwegian company, Axis-Shield plc, and TheraGenetics Ltd in the UK. The Isle of Man Government owns 4,000 sq km of seabed in the middle of the Irish Sea and is developing a marine plan to enable potential offshore wind and tidal projects. This plan aims to maximise potential economic development opportunities through a sustainable approach to the Island’s marine environment.
Kelsey B. Lynn is Director, Technology Ventures, at Imperial Innovations, a £230m venture business focused on technology commercialization and venture financing for startups associated with the top UK research universities.
David Robertson has been the Chief Operating Officer of Hydrodec Group plc since January 2012. He previously spent 30 years at BP plc, with 10 years in executive level roles concluding as Technology Vice President, Conversion, in the Refining and Marketing segment. After leaving BP in 2009 he held the position of COO at a US based technology start-up business in the energy/waste sectors, with accountability for R&D, projects and operations.
Director, Marwind Group
Rob van Basten Batenburg has almost 10 years of experience in the offshore wind, marine and other forms of renewable energy sectors. After a distinguised career in the Royal Netherlands Navy as submariner and senior staff officer for plans and policy, he focused on providing professional services in management consulting and innovation in HiTech, CleanTech, maritime and energy technology areas. He also has a tenure as Director in BT Group, where he was an innovator and drove international business.
He is a graduate of the Dutch naval and defence academies, AmsterdamUniversity and LondonBusinessSchool with a Sloan Fellowship.
Marwind Group is active in financial intermediary services, management consulting and interim management in the renewable industry, with a focus on offshore wind and marine energy. Marwind has been proven foresightful in these sectors since 2002. With a sound understanding of the value chains, it has provided large industrial players with M&A and operations advice, received funding mandates for various technology areas, and has acted as a placement agent for investors. In addition, Marwind was at the basis of various new venture concepts. In addition, it has improved the business and operational efficiency of offshore wind-farm operators.
CEO, Atlantis Resources Corporation
Timothy acquired a unique combination of academic, practical and commercial experience before taking the role of CEO of ARC. Tim has accumulated a wealth of engineering and concept development experience.
His roles have included underwater research, sub-sea engineering in the oil and gas sector as well as business development and corporate accountability through director and executive roles.
Tim has a BSc. in Marine Biology from Flinders University, an MBA from Bond University and he remains a fully-certified submersible engineer, ROV pilot and commercial diver. He currently lectures in emissions trading and exotic environmental derivatives at Singapore Management University.
Susan Petty President & Chief Technology Officer, AltaRock Energy
Susan Petty is the Chief Technology Officer, President, and Founder of AltaRock Energy, Inc. She has over 34 years of experience in the geothermal industry in electrical and direct use project economics, optimizing of power plants to meet resource conditions, reservoir evaluation, reservoir modeling, well, plant and wellfield performance data analysis, well testing and test data analysis. She has also assisted in negotiation of geothermal lease agreements, power sales agreements, geothermal project financing agreements and geothermal property sales and purchases, and policy studies for state and federal agencies.
Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux Head of Corporate Development, Global Bioenergies
Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux is Head of Corporate Development at Global Bioenergies. He was trained as a molecular biologist and he obtained his PhD from Imperial College London, UK. Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux later turned his R&D activities to the fields of synthetic biology and enzyme engineering. He joined Global Bioenergies in 2011 to lead enzyme engineering projects before taking over the responsibility of Corporate Development. Jean-Baptiste is now based in Hong Kong from where he actively develops the company’s network in Asia.rporate Finance, RBS and Merrill Lynch.
He joined Global Bioenergies in 2011 to lead enzyme engineering projects before taking over the responsibility of Corporate Development. Jean-Baptiste is now based in Hong Kong from where he actively develops the company’s network in Asia.rporate Finance, RBS and Merrill Lynch.
Founder and Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners
Dr Jos B. Peeters is Founder and Managing Partner of Capricorn Venture Partners, an independent pan-European venture capital and asset manager seeking to invest in technology based growth companies. Capricorn is investing out of its Capricorn Cleantech Fund, its Capricorn Health-tech Fund, its Capricorn ICT Arkiv and is managing Quest for Growth, a cross-over fund quoted on EuroNext Brussels, and the Quest Management Cleantech Sicav.
Jos is a founder and director of EASDAQ, which is relaunching as Equiduct, a regulated market for secondary trading in Europe.
Jos has a PhD in Physics from the University of Leuven. He is a past chairman of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA), a member of the Global Advisory Board of the London Business School and Chairman of Science@Leuven, the alumni association of the sciences students of the University of Leuven.
Portfolio Delivery Manager - Offshore Wind, The Crown Estate
Dorothy Shepherd is The Crown Estate’s Portfolio Delivery Manager, responsible for the delivery phase of the offshore wind programme. She heads the Offshore Wind Delivery Team, located in Edinburgh and London, who support post consent offshore windfarm sites that face project finance challenges to reach a financial investment decision.
Prior to this she was the Commercial Manager for the Offshore Wind Portfolio responsible for the strategic development of commercial agreements leading the Project Economics and Financing strategic workstream. She has extensive experience of project development with responsibility for the management of the Moray Firth Round 3 Zone, a Joint Venture company owned by EDP Renovaveis (UK) Ltd and Repsol Nuevas Energies. Having over 15 years-experience within the Energy industry: working in various roles in SSE plc, a FTSE 30 Energy Multi-Utility Company, drawing on her background as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. She has an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate School of Business.
Managing Director, Turqouise International
Francis is a Managing Director of Turquoise International, a merchant bank specialising in Energy and the Environment. Established in 2002, Turquoise offers both corporate finance advisory and investment management services. Turquoise is also a founder member of Turquoise Capital LLP, a seed-stage investor, and acts as fund manager to the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. Francis previously worked at Close Brothers Corporate Finance, RBS and Merrill Lynch.’s network in Asia.rporate Finance, RBS and Merrill Lynch.
Turquoise is also a founder member of Turquoise Capital LLP, a seed-stage investor, and acts as fund manager to the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. Francis previously worked at Close Brothers Corporate Finance, RBS and Merrill Lynch.’s network in Asia.rporate Finance, RBS and Merrill Lynch.
Managing Partner, Georgieff Capital Advisors (UK) LLP
Nicholas Atkins has over 20 years of corporate finance and private equity experience. He has advised on a range of M&A and corporate finance transactions across various industry groups, including the technology sector, and now heads up Georgieff Capital’s clean technology advisory practice. He has also successfully led a number of private equity transactions both as an advisor and principal. Mr. Atkins has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He has dual British and US citizenship.
Mr. Atkins is External Partner of Intelligent Venture Capital, Board Observer at Tiger Optics LLC and a member of the European Advisory Board of the Cleantech Group LLC.
Partner, Generation Investment Management
Colin works on Generation's Climate Solutions Fund. Prior to co-founding Generation in 2004, Colin was a Director at Sustainable Asset Management ("SAM") where he worked on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and SAM's sustainable investment funds.
He has also worked for Arthur D. Little as an energy consultant, and Total as a natural gas analyst. Colin holds a BSc in International Management and Modern Languages from University of Bath, UK and has completed the Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School.
Colin is on the Boards of GreenBytes, TerraLUX, RecycleBank, Infinite Power Solutions, Business for Social Responsibility and Forest Trends. He is also a Board Observer at Nest. He speaks fluent French and lives in London with his young family.
Founder & Managing Partner, Platina Partners
Thomas is the founder and a Managing Partner of Platina Energy Partners, an independent European investment firm specialized in renewable energy established in June 2002, investing its third generation fund mainly in wind and solar opportunities across Europe. Thomas chairs the investment committee and oversaw the investment and operational activities of more than 1.1GW of investments in renewable assets. Prior to this Thomas was Senior Vice President, Business Development for Sithe Energies Europe, which acquired and operated large power generation assets, where he led the business development effort in Central and Eastern Europe.
Before this, Thomas was Commercial Director for Dalkia Utilities, a UK subsidiary of Veolia Environment and Managing Director of Associated Energy Projects Plc in London, a company that focused on capital intensive projects in the waste and renewable energy sectors. Thomas holds a BA in Economics, an MSc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris, an MSc in Structural Design and an MBA from INSEAD.
Head of Marketing & Sales - EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB
Martin Hale is the Head of Marketing & Sales for UK and Ireland at ABB EV Charging Infrastructure, a world leader in fast EV charging solutions.
Since opening Europe’s first fast charging station in 2010, ABB has installed hundreds of communication connected fast charging stations across the world, capable of charging EVs in under 20 minutes. As the global electric vehicle market for cars and commercial vehicles looks set to grow substantially, fast charging stations address the most significantly perceived barrier to growth in the low carbon vehicle market, namely "range anxiety". Prior to his current position, Martin also gained experience from the EV Charging operators' perspective. He has also helped develop brands such as Canon, Car Phone Warehouse, Chelsea Building Society, eOn, IBM, ICI, Sandoz and Toyota.
Nicola Baker-Munton is the Chief Executive Officer of Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Limited which she founded in 1999. At Stratagem, Nicola has pioneered strategic management of IP through her strong commercial experience and belief that IP clients require expert advice as part of an overall defined plan for maximising the value of IP assets.
Nicola is also an accredited mediator providing dispute resolution in the IP and general corporate arenas. Nicola has a joint degree in Biology and Biochemistry and qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney at the Wellcome Foundation Ltd in 1991.
Executive Vice President - Europe, Skanska
Steve Cooper is EVP for Skanska Infrastructure Development, an operating unit of Skanska AB, one of the world’s largest development and construction services companies. He is responsible for the UK and European PFI / PPP market, overseeing projects in development including healthcare, education, roads, waste, energy, and accommodation.
Steve joined Skanska in 2004, and has been involved in the financing, development and delivery of Public Private Partnership projects since the mid 1990's. At Skanska Steve has overseen successful projects over a number of sectors. He has been actively involved in supporting education and healthcare “centres of excellence” within Skanska to globally share best practice across the firm’s development and construction teams. Steve grew up by the sea and is the proud owner of a Salcombe Yawl (which he sails badly) but now lives in landlocked Buckinghamshire.
Managing Director, Greenway Operator a.s.
Peter founded GreenWay Operator together with Juraj Ulehla in 2011, as a spin-off from MyEnergy, which is active in various clean technology and renewable energy projects in the Slovak Republic. Peter is also the Director of the Slovak Electric Vehicle Association and initiator of the National strategy for electric mobility in Slovakia.
Peter studied banking and finance on University of Economics and started his career in the banking sector where he worked in risk management, asset and liability management, treasury, security and FX trading. He managed the Central and Eastern Europe largest government bonds portfolio (over € 200 billion) at Erste Bank in Vienna. With the solar boom coming to the Czech and Slovak Republic he left the banking sector and became one of the first solar park developers in his country. He successfully managed the development, construction and sell of power plants in total enterprise value over € 35 mil. He is active member of several charitable foundation.
UK Sales Manager,Trina Solar
Richard is UK Sales Manager at Trina Solar, bringing with him a wealth of commercial knowledge developed over more than 20 years in senior sales and business development positions in the energy efficiency and micro-generation sectors.
He has a strong understanding of the specific challenges facing distributors, installers, and developers in the UK, having previously spent three years as Business Development Director at Mark Group. Richard specialises in the mass application of solar PV on all scales, from small-scale domestic installations to large-scale solar farms, as well as in investment models and policy from the Green Deal through to Feed-in Tariffs and Renewable Obligation Certificates.
Project Sustainability Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine
Amie Shuttleworth has worked for Sir Robert McAlpine for the last 8 years in various roles including environmental engineering, community liaison and sustainable procurement. She is currently the Project Leader of the National Initiatives Group examining design and commercial reporting of construction projects. Her passion is sustainable design, she was the Project Sustainability Manager of Air W1 which included a hydrogen fuel cell solution in London’s West End. She has recently completed her thesis at the University of Cambridge where she analysed
Deputy Director - Scenarios, World Energy Council
Mr. Dan A. Rieser is Deputy Director, Scenarios, at the World Energy Council (WEC). He coordinates the work on the WEC’s World Energy Scenarios to 2050.
Prior to the World Energy Council, Mr. Rieser worked in academia, as a consultant in the energy sector and as an economist for an energy regulatory authority. Previously Mr. Rieser developed energy projects for the European Union, for example in the Balkans. He has also chaired task forces with the European energy regulators group ERGEG (now called ACER).
Managing Director, Yellow&Blue
Albert Fischer has 23 years of experience in venture capital and management in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Over the course of his career he has invested in 22 companies focusing on sustainability and clean energy, two of which have gone public (AIM and NASDAQ). Albert is Managing Director of Yellow&Blue and a Board member for portfolio company Triogen.
Albert is also Chairman for Locamation, Cuculus and Topell Energy. Albert was previously Chairman of Plant Health Care plc, a leading provider of natural products for plant and soil. He was also Managing Director and co-founder of venture development firm Planet Capital and a General Partner with GreenPartners (Pymwymic), an investment firm focused on social and environmental sustainability. Albert held various senior positions in industry including Head of Development at Elsevier Science. Albert holds a PhD degree in Physics from Leyden University and followed executive education programmes at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance and IMD Lausanne.
Chairman & MD, MagPower Systems
Mr. Hilliard has been the Chairman and Managing Director of MagPower Systems Inc. since November of 2009. Recasting the company’s financial statements, developing a comprehensive business plan and securing funding lead Mr. Hilliard to assume control of corporate activities. The Company has reached manufacturing agreements and anticipates commercial production this fiscal year.
Mr. Hilliard currently acts as an advisor to a number of companies including a junior gold company, New Carolin Gold Corp (LAD-V), an LNG transmission company, a network based telecommunications provider, and consults to a Toronto-based mid-tier asset management firm.
Prior to MagPower, Mr. Hilliard founded a private capital consultancy, Peak Producers Inc., in 2003. This followed years of success as both a Vice-President at a boutique investment management firm with just under $10 billion in assets and as an Associate Director, Vice President and Branch Manager at one of Canada’s premier investment dealers. Peak Producers has raised nearly $150 million since its inception. Mr. Hilliard was the Senior VP at Urban Communications, was the CFO at an industrial land development company, and President of three other private corporations.
Mr. Hilliard is the Past President of Simon Fraser University’s Alumni Association, co-Chair of the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Golf Classic, and an advisor with Carbon Talks. He holds a BA in Economics (1988) and a second BA in English Literature (2006) both from SFU. Mr. Hilliard currently resides with his family in White Rock, BC where he strives to achieve his personal goal of a single digit handicap.
Partner, Charles Russell
Mark is a partner in the Corporate Finance group at Charles Russell. He advises on primary and secondary listings (on AIM and the main market), M&A, VC/PE investments, joint ventures, restructurings and distressed asset sales. Mark's clients include companies operating in the Energy and Natural Resources and Technology sectors, and it is this which has resulted in Mark's interest in Cleantech.
Relevant experience includes:
Advising AIM listed Transense Technologies on a number of capital market fundraisings. Transense' patented SAW sensors are being used in tyre pressure monitoring systems to, amongst other things, increase automotive productivity. The company is also working on the European Union funded Intel wind project which is looking at ways in which to improve the efficiency and reliability of wind turbines.
Advising on the sale of Kittiwake Developments Limited to Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies. Kittiwake Developments is a leading manufacturer of condition monitoring technology including wear debris sensors, oil testing and analysis instrumentation and acoustic, vibration and gas emissions monitoring sensors. These products are used alongside filtration technology in the commercial marine, oil and gas, power generation and defence markets.
Managing Director, Geothermal Engineering Ltd
Mr Law is a geologist specialising in shallow and deep geothermal systems. He has a degree in Geology from Oxford University, a Masters in Hydrogeology and a PhD on the transport and modelling of heat in fractured rocks.
He trained with Ove Arup and Partners Ltd, and is currently Managing Director of Geothermal Engineering Ltd which is developing heat and power projects across the UK. He is also Chair of the Deep Geothermal Sector Group within the Renewable Energy Association.
Investment Director, Albion Ventures
Christoph joined Albion Ventures as an Investment Manager in October 2011 and focuses on investments in healthcare and renewables. He initially practised as a radiologist, before spending 3 years at Bain & Company. In 2006, he joined 3i working for their Healthcare Venture Capital arm. Most recently he has worked for General Electric's healthcare division, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions in the medical technology and healthcare IT sectors.
He holds a degree in medicine from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich and an MBA from INSEAD.
Principal, British Gas Venture Capital
Ashley runs British Gas Venture Capital and has spent more than a decade in clean-tech. Prior to co-founding BGVC, Ashley invested in technology companies ranging from gas turbine efficiency to solar to power electronics at CT Investment Partners. Earlier in her career, Ashley worked for Franklin Templeton Investments and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has an MBA from Wharton Business School, and a BSc from McGill University.
Head of Responsible Investment - EMEA, Mercer Limited
Aled is the Head of Responsible Investment (RI) for EMEA within Mercer Investments. He is responsible for managing the delivery of RI services to Mercer’s clients in the EMEA region. Aled also works directly with clients to provide them with advice on formulating and implementing all aspects of their RI strategy.
Partner, Virgin Green Fund
Brooks is a Partner of the Virgin Green Fund Emerging Markets and a member of its Investment Committee. Brooks has been investing in renewable energy in emerging markets since 2005. Prior to founding VGF EM, Brooks was the Principal at Wolfensohn & Company, an emerging market private equity firm led by former World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn where Brooks focused on low carbon energy investments in global emerging markets. From 2003 to 2008, Brooks had a number of senior management roles at BP plc in emerging markets, including head of global business development and M&A for BP Solar, and chief of staff to a Group Vice President running 10 large downstream oil businesses with $450 million in EBIT operating across 100 countries, most of them emerging markets.
Brooks was Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Natural Resources and Environment and Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Forestry at USDA in the Clinton/ Gore Administration. He wrote 15 laws passed by the U.S. Senate as Professional Staff Member at the Senate Committee Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, where he covered forestry. Brooks also managed energy and environment issues for Senator Patrick Leahy. Brooks was the Founder of Clearwater Strategic Community Investing.
A dynamic professional and highly respected CFO, with 20 years’ international business and finance expertise. David spent seven years with Ernst & Young advising fast growing businesses on how to succeed and implementing financial best practice across a number of industries. Following this he worked for 10 years as a senior corporate finance professional, raising significant amounts of capital for both public and private businesses and has focused on the clean tech sector since floating the UK’s first fuel cell company in 2004.
Since then, David has been the CFO or advised and raised capital for companies in a number of clean tech sub-sectors including energy efficiency, biomass, energy management, biofuels, solar, wind, waste, ocean thermal energy conversion and soil remediation.
Jochen Wermuth, Founding Partner, Wermuth Asset Management
Jochen Wermuth is Founding Partner, Wermuth Asset Management family office & Green Gateway Fund, Advisory Board member of the World Economic Forum’s GCC, Davos, and of the Liberal Mission Foundation, Moscow. He has overseen investments in Russia/CIS valued in excess of $1bn, participated in the set-up of Deutsche Bank Russia and worked in the Russian Ministry of Finance ‘93-97.
He focuses on resource efficiency and the profitable move towards a sustainable, waste-free “circular economy”. He has passed his D.Phil. qualifying exams at Oxford & holds an MA in economics from Brown University. He speaks German, English, Russian and French.
Roger is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Windlab Systems Pty Ltd. He is also a Partner at Innovation Capital, Windlab’s largest shareholder. In more than 25 years of experience Roger has worked for both multinationals and start-up companies in Australia, Europe and the USA.
His experience spans R&D to sales, manufacturing to corporate development. His industry experience crosses telecommunication, transport and energy. He has led the investment, acquisition or sale process for more than 10 companies. At Innovation Capital he is a member of the investment committee, helping to manage and invest nearly A$100Million in Australia start-up businesses.
Previously Roger held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Reino International; an Australian venture backed start up providing innovative and technically advanced transportation solutions to the global market. Whilst at Reino he oversaw the growth of the business from 15 to 300 people, relocated the headquarters to the US and led an aggressive M&A program which resulted in the acquisition and integration of 4 companies in 2 years.
Chief Investment Officer, Ludgate Investments
Bill joined Ludgate in 2008 and is the Chief Investment Officer; as a Director of Ludgate, he has responsibility for the management of the investment team. Bill graduated with honours from the University of Pennsylvania, with degrees from both Wharton and the School of Engineering and has an MBA from INSEAD. He started his career at Environmental Resources Management as a consultant, moving on to various operational experiences, including helping to turn around a start up in the metals sector.
Prior to joining Ludgate, Bill was General Manager of Strategy and Portfolio for Royal Dutch Shell in their Renewables and CO2 division and then latterly, gained experience in cleantech venture investing working with Vantage Point Venture Partners.
David Banitt, CEO of NewCO2Fuels, has more than 20 years experience in management, marketing and development gained at several successful high technology companies. He worked for El-Op, developing military thermal imaging systems. Later joined Optrotech, a world leader of capital equipment vendor for the printed circuit board manufacturing market, where his last position was vice president of marketing.
Later Banitt managed Nitzanim Initiative center, a technology incubator during which he served a chairman of a number of start up companies in various fields. At the end of 1996 Banitt founded Exsight Electro Optical system that developed a contactless electrical testing system for the printed circuit boards. Banitt joined Nano-Or Technologies on August 2001 and served as CEO until July 2005. He also serves as external director at the PCB manufacturer Eltek since 1997. He holds a degree in electronics and electro-optics engineering gained at Tel Aviv University.
Global Market Sector Head – Clean Energy & Power Generation, Ricardo UK Ltd.
Paul joined Ricardo, a leading provider of technology, strategy and environmental consultancy services, in April 2010 to lead the strategic direction of the clean energy & power generation area. Previously Paul was Business Development Director at Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), a wave energy technology developer.
Prior to OPT, Paul worked in the Innovation Programme at the Carbon Trust, developing new low carbon technologies and setting-up the Marine Energy Challenge programme. Before that, Paul was at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures as Development Manager focusing on project development of 5MW to 150MW gas turbine and diesel engine power projects. Paul has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Newcastle University and an MBA from INSEAD. Paul also Chaired RenewableUK’s Marine Strategy Group from 2010 to 2012.
Director of Corporate, Solarcentury
Archie Fraser, Director of Corporate Finance at Solarcentury – Archie is responsible for Solarcentury’s relationships with its project investors; this role has become increasingly important as Solarcentury’s utility-scale development activity increases. He is also responsible for developing finance solutions for Solarcentury’s rooftop business. Before joining Solarcentury, Archie was Head of Alternative Energy Research at Redburn Partners.
He started in corporate finance at Kleinwort Benson before joining Fibrowatt in 1994, which became the UK’s largest independent renewable energy generator before it was sold to Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund. Archie has an MA from Oxford University.
CEO, Sunbird Bioenergy
Richard Bennett is CEO of Sunbird Bioenergy Africa and also a non-executive Director of AIM listed China New Energy who are Asia's largest builder of biorefineries. Richard is an experienced entrepreneur and executive who excels at commercialising emerging technology. Previously, Richard was a co-founder of J2 Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) and CEO of Coms plc (AIM:COMS). Now at Sunbird, he is implementing his vision of creating a sustainable bioenergy industry in Sub-Sahran Africa.
CEO, Moixa Group
Simon Daniel is CEO & founder of Moixa Group, pioneering IPR in advanced mobile and energy technologies. He previously launched USBCELL batteries and Moixa ventures, including gaining a dozen US patents and licensing a 2 million unit selling folding keyboard. Simon leads the strategic, innovation and commercialization of Moixa Technology which is delivering MWh pilots of distributed energy storage for consumer and grid balancing. He was previously a senior manager/technology evangelist for Accenture and holds a physics MA CANTAB.
Director - Operational Development, Ricardo-AEA
Tim has been with Ricardo-AEA (and its predecessor AEA Technology) since 2007 and has held senior management roles in the energy and environment field for the last 15 years, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. In addition to a number of operational responsibilities, Tim leads on strategy and business planning within Ricardo-AEA.
As the company develops its offerings internationally and with key business sectors, Tim is also leading the Ricardo AEA “Future Cities” business stream, involving collaboration and development of city related services both a UK and international level.Previous roles at AEA have included leading integration with AEA’s US operations, Director of Delivery (responsible for the delivery of all AEA's projects and programmes in Europe) and leadership of AEA's energy consultancy business.
Board Director, EU Ocean Energy Association
After completing his Masters in Environmental and Marine Pollution law, David moved to the UK and took up a role at the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, primarily managing a nuclear stakeholder dialogue. He joined RenewableUK in mid-2011 and coordinates the wave and tidal energy work on behalf of the association.
He sits on a number of forums including the Marine Energy Programme Board chaired by the Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker, and the Offshore Renewable Energy Licensing Group, as well as providing the secretariat for the Electricity Market Reform, Consents and Licensing and UK Economic benefits subgroups of the MEPB. He is also the treasurer and a board member of the European Union Ocean Energy Association.
CEO, Fjord IT
Helge is an experienced entrepreneur and truly believes that innovation and technology can be used to industrialize eco-friendly solutions. He is the founder of a range of companies in the media and IT from 1989 until Fjord IT 2011, such as TV and media productions, web development, IPTV, Web TV / convergent and virtualized services.
Helge is the inventor of the patent pending passive cooling technology that is at the core of the Fjord IT technology platform.
CEO, Environmental Investment Organisation
Sam is currently leads the Environmental Investment Organisation, devoting his time and energy to advancing a pragmatic investment solution to address the climate crisis. Sam joined the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO) in 2009 and has been the driving force behind the development and launch of the Environmental Tracking (ET) concept.The ET Carbon Rankings list the world’s largest 1,300 companies according to their carbon emissions and levels of transparency. The ET Index Series is designed to provide the investment community with a market mechanism capable of harnessing the power of the financial system to incentivise corporate emissions reductions through share price pressure. The EIO is a UK based non-profit research body, focused solely on advancing practical and marketable solutions to address the impending climate crisis.
Prior to joining the EIO Sam worked for Google. Sam graduated from the University of London Institute in Paris with a first class degree in French Language, History and Culture. He has recently published Environmental Tracking 3.0 which explains the logic behind the EIO’s work in a straight forward and accessible manner.
UK Operations Manager, Cluff Geothermal Ltd.
Michael Feliks is Cluff Geothermal’s UK Operations Manager, and current Chair of the REA deep geothermal energy subgroup. Prior to joining Cluff in 2011 he worked in several UK Government departments including the Treasury and DECC, where he worked on developing renewable heat policy and the creation of the Renewable Heat Incentive. He latterly led DECC’s policy response to the re-emergence of deep geothermal energy in the UK. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Glasgow.
Environmental Advisor, Mayor Of London's Office
Matthew Pencharz first joined the Mayor's team at City Hall from the BBC in November 2009. He spent more than three years on the network section of the BBC One programme Politics Show, where he focused primarily on environment and energy stories.
He was latterly a producer on BBC Breakfast, responsible for the programme's political output. He had previously worked at the London Borough of Barnet, where he started the work on the Council's ground breaking compulsory recycling scheme, and at the House of Commons.
Matthew has been a key member of the Mayor's team, serving as his political advisor for much of his first term. He was appointed Environment Advisor following the Mayor's re-election.
Head of Incubation, Carbon Trust
David Aitken is Head of Incubation at the Carbon Trust and focuses on support to early stage clean technology ventures. David has advised more than 50 clean technology ventures across a wide range of low carbon technologies and led the Carbon Trust’s $5m incubation partnership with General Electric, which was launched in early 2012, to find, assess and incubate clean technology start-up businesses across Europe. David also leads the Carbon Trust’s incubation work for the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s £35m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund.
Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, David worked at CarbonAided, a start-up venture established to develop carbon offset projects. David has also consulted to Craigmore Sustainables, a specialist manager of farmland and forestry assets with more than £40 million under management, and worked on a range of infrastructure projects across Asia Pacific as a lawyer for Beca Engineering. David holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from Oxford University and a law degree from Canterbury University.
Barney Lee, Partner, Mourant Ozannes, Guernsey
Barney joined Mourant Ozannes from Australia in 2005, spending five years with the firm before leaving to set up the office of another international offshore firm in Guernsey 2010. Barney returned to Mourant Ozannes in 2013 where he focuses on the needs of investment funds and related clients including fund formation, structuring and regulatory advice, restructuring, M&A, corporate and finance. Barney is qualified as a Solicitor in both New South Wales and England and Wales (currently non-practising).
Head of Marine, REA
Dr Stephanie Merry is the Director of Focus Offshore Ltd, an engineering consultancy specialising in marine renewable energy, and Head of the Ocean Energy Sector Group of the Renewable Energy Association in London.
She previously worked in the submarine hydrodynamics department at QinetiQ Haslar and before that as a lecturer in fluid dynamics at Southampton University.
She is a Fellow of the IMechE, has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Oceanography, both from Southampton University.
Board Member, BCSD-UK
David Symons sits on the managing board of the BCSD-UK and leads WSP’s sustainability advisory practice, helping companies and cities develop clear strategies and deliver on these in new and imaginative ways.
He is a well respected thought leader and has provided recent commentary on environmental issues to BBC Radio Four, FiveLive and Two, The Times, The Guardian, CNN and the New York Times. David has an MBA with distinction from Warwick University and a first degree in physical sciences from Southampton University. Outside work he’s a keen distance runner and a rather less accomplished photographer.
Managing Director, Tidal Energy Ltd.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer who graduated in electrical and electronic engineering and gained an MSc in power electronics engineering. He has spent the great majority of his career in the marine sector, firstly serving as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy for 12 years and since then, 20 years in managerial positions in industry. Martin joined Tidal Energy Ltd as Managing Director in 2009 and is leading the company in the development, build and commissioning of its full scale prototype DeltaStream device.
Martin is heavily engaged with stakeholder authorities working to establish the marine renewable industry in the UK as a world leading force. He sits on the Offshore Renewables Steering Committee in the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Ocean Energy Group and Chairs the Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) Working Group. He participates in the UK Government's Marine Energy Programme Board led by Energy Minister, the Rt Hon Greg Barker MP, and Renewable UK's industry Marine Strategy Group.
Global Head - Clean Technology Investments, International Finance Corporation
Nikunj Jinsi joined IFC in 2003 and heads IFC’s clean technology investment team globally, as part of its Climate Business Group. He combines over 20 years of experience in various industry sectors, having worked and lived in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the US. Nikunj blends operational, entrepreneurial, investment banking and over 17 years of emerging market private equity experiences with unique global perspective on several industries. At IFC, Nikunj has led over 25 growth equity investments, several of which have had successful exits, for which IFC acted as a (co-)lead, involving other leading private equity and strategic players, and has taken on board positions on several of IFC’s portfolio companies.
This year’s Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit will once again feature a third stream of dedicated sessions showcasing emerging innovators and technology developers to a targeted and expert audience of investors, industry leading-companies and large corporates.Presenting companies will include breakthrough businesses from a range of sectors and backgrounds, offering insights into new industry developments, business opportunities and potentially game-changing technologies.
Global Bioenergies was founded in October 2008 by Marc Delcourt and Philippe Marlière. In February 2009, the company raised €3.2m ($4.6m) from Seventure Partners, the VC subsidiary of BPCE, one of France’s main banks. In 2009, a proof of concept was obtained for the process leading to the bio-production of isobutene. A lab-scale prototype was built in 2010. Two preliminary agreements have been signed on the isobutene process, one with an American major and one with a German car manufacturer. In July 2011, Global Bioenergies has performed its IPO to raise the capital necessary to the development of its isobutene process. €6.6m have thus been raised on the NYSE Alternext market in Paris. In July 2011, the Company has announced the signature of a partnership with Synthos to replicate to butadiene the success originally obtained on isobutene, another member of the light olefins family. A milestone in this partnership has been reached in December 2012 which has resulted in the payment of €2.7m by Synthos to Global Bioenergies. The butadiene process is now in its development phase.
In June 2013, the Company announced the beginning of the industrial pilot phase of its isobutene process, in collaboration with Arkema and supported by a €5.2m financing to be received from the French State (“Investissements d’Avenir” program).
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