The EBIO consortium provides complementary world class expertise along the entire value chain and strong industrial commitment to maximise wide exploitation of the results through industrial implementation.

The consortium counts 9 beneficiaries from 7 countries, synergically creating an ambitious and diverse team that, with a multidisciplinary background, aims to reach the set targets and achieve the project’s goals.

The consortium consists of:

SINTEF is one of the largest independent research organisations in Europe with around 2,000 employees. It creates value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develops technological solutions that are brought into practical use. In the context of EBIO, SINTEF acts as project coordinator.

Roman Tschentscher

Catalysis Engineering and Reactor Technology


Bernd Wittgens

Senior Adviser

BTG is a private company of consultants, researchers and engineers specialised in sustainable energy production from biomass and waste. Started in 1979 as specialists on R&D, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of gasifiers systems, BTG’s expertise covers a broad variety of thermal bioenergy conversion technologies. BTG will be involved in the project as technology provider and end-user.

Robbie Venderbosch

Senior Engineer


Bert van de Beld

Director Technology

The Johannes Gutenberg University was originally founded in 1477 and today still strives to emulate the innovational spirit of its namesake. The research environment on the JGU campus provides an ideal location with almost all chemical disciplines and appropriate infrastructure. The project EBIO fits perfectly in the novel focus area SusInnoScience at the Department of Chemistry.

Siegfried R. Waldvogel

Ordentlicher Professor


Jesco Panther

Chemist, Biochemist, Project Manager

The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial research university where 3,200 scientists and professionals conduct pioneering research. Founded in 1961 in Enschede, the UT stands for high tech with a human touch. In EBIO the PhotoCatalytic Synthesis (PCS) group of the Faculty of Science and Technology is involved.

Guido Mul

Associate Professor


Bastian Mei

Assistant Professor

The company CONDIAS was established in 2001 and is composed by scientists, engineers and skilled engineering workers. CONDIAS develops and produces conductive diamond electrodes, electrode stacks and electrochemical cells. Exclusive know-how protected by patents and IPR grants the firm a world leading role. The process development team is involved in EBIO to develop a customised electrode.

Tobias Graßl

Responsible Project Manager - Chemist


Rieke Neuber

Head of Product Management

Operating four oil refineries with a total of 30 million tons annual crude oil processing capacity, Tüpraş is the first producer in Turkey’s refining sector and largest industrial enterprise of the country. Tüpraş R&D center, established in 2010, includes five high-tech laboratories dedicated to R&D studies, equipped with more than 150 devices. Within EBIO, the goal is to enhance the characteristics of oil products.

Arzu Arslan Bozdag

Chief R&D Engineer


Serdar Celebi

Material Research and Reaction Engineering


Ozge Deniz Bozkurt

Chief R&D Engineer

AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company with 17,000 employees. The work within this project will mainly be conducted by the AFRY Process Industries division located in Sweden. This division supports the global industry in Pulp & Paper, Chemicals, Biobased solutions and biorefining.

Jonas Kihlman

Head of Competence Line Biorefining Sweden

Alina Hagelqvist

Senior Process Engineer

ETA is a consultancy company and engineering firm based in Florence (Italy), active in the field of renewable energy, with a multi-disciplinary and international team. The company believes in fostering and supporting knowledge around the scientific, commercial and social exploitation of Renewable Energies. Within EBIO several ETA divisions will be involved: Project, Communication and Event divisions.

Maurizio Cocchi

Bioenergy Consultant & Project Manager

Emma Fromant

Project Manager

The Spanish National Research Council is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Its main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and it is prepared to collaborate with Spanish and foreign entities in order to achieve this aim.

Avelino Corma Canòs

Director en Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica