About the Author
Peter D. Lund is Professor in Advanced Energy Systems at Aalto University (Helsinki) where he chairs the multidisciplinary Energy Science Initiative. He is also a Visiting Professor in Wuhan, China. His primary interest is in sustainable energy systems, innovations, and policies.
Dr. Lund is active in senior roles with EU initiatives in energy: he chaired the Advisory Group Energy of E.C. 2002-06, he chairs the Energy Steering Panel of European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and is a steering committee member of Euro-CASE energy platform. He has served in advisory role in many energy programmes world wide, including IEA, EIT, Baltic and Russia cooperation. Dr. Lund is Editor-in-Chief for Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment and European Editor for International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley). Peter Lund has given numerous invited talks and written over 500 research papers on energy.
John Byrne is Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) and Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Delaware. He has contributed to Working Group III of the United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1992 and shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the Panel’s authors and review editors. He holds several senior academic, advisory and policy advisor positions, among others in South Korea, China, India and the USA. His work in the US includes service as an advisor to the National Council for Science and the Environment (US) and the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice, coordinated by the US EPA. Dr Byrne created the first undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States in the combined area of energy and environmental policy and a recent external review conducted by a committee of internationally respected scholars rated the CEEP graduate program among the three best in the field. He has published 17 books and over 150 research articles.
Göran Berndes is Associate Professor in Energy and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He is also Associate of the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). His research integrates land use and energy systems at scales ranging from local case studies to the global context, addressing technology, ecology as well as governance issues. Dr. Berndes has contributed as Expert Reviewer and Author to Working Group III of the IPCC and has served as international Task leader in IEA Bioenergy since 2007. He was awarded the Nordic Council of Ministers' Bioenergy prize in 2010. He currently chairs the Activity Group on Bioenergy and Water within the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and is manager for the profile area Energy in a Circular Economy within Chalmers Energy Area of Advance. Dr. Berndes is Associate Editor for Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment and Consultant Editor for Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (Wiley).
Iacovos A. Vasalos was a Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemical Engineering from 1979 to 2005. He is currently Emeritus Researcher at the Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). He started his career in the Amoco Research Center in Naperville, Illinois, where he worked for 10 years from 1969 to 1979, as a research engineer, project manager, process specialist in catalytic cracking, research supervisor, and as a consultant until 1999. He is the author or coauthor of 132 scientific publications and 43 international patents many of which have been successfully applied in refineries. He was instrumental in founding and organizing CPERI and CERTH. He was also actively involved in a series of EU-funded projects in areas such as clean fossil fuels, syngas production, biofuels, environmental catalysis with emphasis on catalytic reaction engineering and modelling coupled with overall process simulation.