IEA Bioenergy welcomes new Chair and Vice-chairs

Jan 2023

Mrs Dipl.-Ing Dina Bacovsky, BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies

Dina Bacovsky of BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Austria, has been elected as the new Chair of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme for 2023 and 2024. She follows Paul Bennett of SCION, New Zealand, who served as Chair in the past 2 years.

Paul Bennett: “I felt honoured to Chair this World leading group over the last two challenging Covid-affected years. We have made significant efforts to streamline the operations of the organisation whilst continuing to position IEA Bioenergy as a world authority on the subject.  Huge congratulations to Dina, Mark and Birger on your new roles.  Obviously I will continue to support the new team whenever I can.”

Dina Bacovsky: “I am looking forward to leading this important international RD&D network on bioenergy, communicating the many benefits of sustainable bioenergy and supporting its deployment. Together with our Task Leaders, we will continue to generate scientific knowledge and expertise on bioenergy technologies as well as analysis of energy systems and the role of bioenergy therein, as to provide a base for decision makers around the globe.”

The IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee also appointed two new Vice-chairs to assist the Chair in her work: Birger Kerckow of FNR – Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, Germany, and Mark Brown of Forest Research Institute – USC, Australia.