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Personal Supporters are experts in bioeconomy, circular economy, CO2 utilisation, chemical recycling or related sectors. Through their professional knowledge and experience, they understand the need for a fundamental change in the chemical industry and endorse the Renewable Carbon Initiative.

Here they show their personal support for a strategy towards renewable carbon.They become visible on the RCI website and have the chance to find like-minded experts.

As a small token of appreciation, Personal Supporters will receive a badge that identifies you as a pioneer in renewable carbon.
We will keep personal supporters informed about the RCI’s webinars, general activities and invite them for feedback and opinions.

Get to know the Initial personal supporters of the initiative

These 152 experts already support the Initiative

Charles Ross (Royal College of Art)

Very interested in this whole principle; have been doing work with ReGenerative Agriculture - which offers a natural way to store carbon in the ground.

Kunal Shah (Anaergia Inc)

I sincerely support the Renewable Carbon Initiative. Fossil fuel based gas networks can be decarbonized by Biomethane produced by Anaerobic Digestion of Organic waste/feedstock. Similarly Biochar can be made from Digestate which can be a renewable way to return carbon back to soil. Happy to support this initiative from the perspective of Bioenergy, Biomethane, Biochar from Organic waste.

Thomas Lingard (Unilever)

This is a very exciting initiative and we're delighted to be involved.

Patrick CREHAN (CKA)

Geoff Isaac (University of Technology Sydney)

PhD candidate interested in how product designers are responding to the environmental crisis by experimenting with alternatives to virgin fossil-based plastics. I am focsuing on case studies of chairs using recycled plastics and bioplastics.

Arnaud CLAUDE (CABAMIX)

Great to be part of this initiative for a smarter sustainability of our industry.

Eelco Blum (Avantium Chemicals B.V.)

I fully support any renewable carbon initiatives. Sugars are the new oil. Working towards a fossil free future!

Michael Omatsola-Morgan (Individual)

I am a mechanical engineering student researching biomass conversion to renewable carbon fuels such as biodiesel. This initiative is exactly what I have been looking for!

Ronald Wevers (Dow Benelux BV)

Let's make sure that we minimize emissions and maximise the materials in use.

Rao Jagdish (Royal Dutch Shell)

Bert Bosman (SABIC)

I support the Renewable Carbon Initiative and ideas behind it. In order to curb climate change it is absolutely necessary to start using carbon in a sustainable, circular way!

EBRU OZKUCUK GULER (ISKO)

Mahmud Shahid (AZ Tannery)

We are supporter of sustainability in the production of leather.

Tomas Vucurevic (BRAIND® Ingredient Brand Strategy Consulting)

BRAIND® is a strategic brand consulting firm that helps sustainable and circular materials, processes & technologies to be known by conscious consumers and stakeholders in order to drive the transformation towards a green economy.

Christian von Malotki (ECHD CONSULTING)

"This is the right first step into a thoughtful future and I want to be part of it!"

Claire Dumas (INRAE)

I am an expert in environmental biotechnology. I am working on biological transformation of solid/urban wastes to organic acids. I am also currently developing a bioprocess for CO2 utilization to methane or organic acids.

Reza Ranjbar (cpi)

Dear Sir/Madam, I strongly support this initiative and would like very much to be a part of it.
Best regards, Reza Ranjbar

Joop Groen (Biorizon - Circular Biobased Delta - Viride)

Barbara Olfe-Kräutlein (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies)

Christian Pinon (Triact)

Triact organises courses in Oleochemistry and related consultancy.

Drishti Masand (Lux Research)

Martijn de Graaff (VoltaChem/TNO)

Implementing renewable carbon is crucial for battling climate change. The sooner we can establish a circular carbon value chain, the better!

Jason Keehn (Self)

Past Senior Event Designer on relevant B2B conferences, including Bio-Based Chemicals & Materials, Sustainable Consumer Products, Community Choice Energy Summit, Bio-based Partnering, Microgrids, Renewable Energy Buyers Summit, & Metabolic Engineering for Infocast.

Bert Lagrain (KU Leuven)

Chemicals and materials production from renewable resources is a very important and rapidly growing field and forms the basis of the circular economy.

Andreas Haider (Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH)

As representative of a R&D institute dealing with sustainable topics in many fields I see this RCI initiative very important for our future.

Henk van Liempt (Scientists for Future)

Working for a sustainable society, utilizing only contemporary solar energy.

BHARATH GANDU (Ariel University)

Ulrich Heinze (UHC Chemieberatung)

Cédric Reuter (TH Köln)

Horst Beck (Henkel AG&Co.KGaA)

No doubt, that we need to stop using fossil resources, which all end today in our linear economy as CO2 in the atmosphere or as waste in land-fills and oceans. We need to come to real circular economy where we use Carbon within a loop of circularity. The missing Carbon in the loop (for growth and filling gabs) should come from bio-based sources or from CO2 only. I really like the logo of renewable Carbon as it makes clear that there is no competition between those three sources, but only towards fossil sources.

Chaitanya Joshi (Praj Industries Ltd.)

Joachim Kreysa (Retired)

Having worked in and for the BioEconomy, I believe that CCU is an important component for replacing fossil carbon, and I am convinced that it should play its role in our move towards a carbon neutral, or better carbon negative economy.

Joel Stone (ConVergInce Advisers LLC)

Joel’s participation and engagement with The Renewable Carbon Initiative is driven by his long-term commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability using industrial biotechnology to offer solutions: “I think the RCI platform will allow encourage a transformation and reinvention of the chemical industry and all other industries and governments to engage interactively to identify a unified pathway for maintaining an environment that our children and grandchildren can feel safe in for generations to come.”

Monique Wekking (TNO / Biorizon)

James McGregor (University of Sheffield)

Kees Kwant (RVO, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate)

Great initiative to work jointly on renewable Carbon through the Circular and Biobased Economy and to get it implemented!

Kamaljit Sood (Sainc Energy Limited)

Roger Samson (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production-Canada)

This is a well thought out approach that has a high potential to mitigate the problem. We are breeding and scaling up high yielding biomass warm season grasses for less than best farmlands in temperate regions of the world.

Amizon Azizan (Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)

Support RCI with my best commitment via university research for the benefit of the bioenergy industry.

Enrique Espi (Repsol)

Shailendra Singh (SustainMantra)

Renewable Carbon is one of the topmost significant initiative that if we as humans are able to crack, we can stop the degradation of our planet & begin the process of regenerating our natural capital!

Eoin Taggart (Coillte)

I would love to become a personal supporter of this great initiative and try to bring some knowledge back to our company and the Irish forestry industry as a whole.

Robert Stevenson (American Laboratory)

I'm very interested in sustainable chemistry and sequestering atmospheric carbon.

Derya Sara (Denge Kimya)

Philippe FONTA (SCRUM-Consult)

The creation of the RCI is a tremendous achievement and the beginning of an even more tremendous paradigm shift. Congratulations to the Nova Institute and the companies who decided to launch this initiative and I hope that many more companies will join the process. RCI will clearly be a pillar of the New International Carbon Economy (NICE).

Olivier Messager (IPInside)

Back in 2011, I initiated the Carbon Management Flagship initiative at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. Since then, I do provide management consulting services in the area of CCUS using expertises developed on key technologies like geophysics, clean combustion, porous materials and membrane as well as catalysis.

Katy Armstrong (The University of Sheffield)

Angela Smits (Croda)

Supplier of renewable ingredients for sustainable and durable materials.

Jürgen Pfitzer (Tecnaro)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Jeroen van Dorp (ChainCraft)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Thomas Gries (RWTH Aachen University)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Ulrich Schörken (TH Köln)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Rafael Cayuela (Dow Europe GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Erik Pijlman (KNN Cellulose B V / Recell)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Errit Bekkering (Chemport Europe)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Juha Lehtonen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Wolfgang Wach (Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Pieter Imhof (BioBTX BV)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Sean D. Simpson (LanzaTech Ltd.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Ludo Diels (Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO))

One of the first 104 supporters!

Mark Reinders (HempFlax BV)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Harriette Bos (Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Michael North (University of York)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Marjo Ketonen (Arctic Biomaterials Oy)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Gijs van der Zanden (Chemploy)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Peter Greven (Peter Greven GmbH & Co. KG)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Seb Sbuttoni (Trans-Global Events Ltd.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Dirk Carrez (Clever Consult / Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC))

One of the first 104 supporters!

James Philp (OECD)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Johnny Beaugrand (INRA)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Marcus Kremers (Airborne / Zwart Licht)

One of the first 104 supporters!

John Vos (BTG Biomass Technology Group B.V.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Gunnar Holen (Nordic Blue Crude AS)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Keith Simons (SHV Energy)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Heleen De Wever (VITO)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Veronika Reinberg (alchemia-nova GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Christian Bonten (Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT) - Universität Stuttgart)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Helmut Nägele (Tecnaro GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Martin Treder (Interessengemeinschaft für Thermische Abfallbehandlungsanlagen in Deutschland ITAD e.V.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Philippe Fonta (SCRUM-consult)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Frank Kensy (b.fab GmbH / C1 Bioeconomy)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Yvonne van der Meer (Maastricht University)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Matthias W. Gluth (Lenzing AG)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Bianchi Sauro (Berner Fachhochschule Architektur, Holz und Bau)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Caroli Buitenhuis (Green Serendipity)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Wojciech Pawlikowski (Noweko / Plastest Sp. zo.o.(Ltd))

One of the first 104 supporters!

André Bardow (ETH Zürich)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Barna Kovacs (BIOEAST INITIATIVE)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Marco Veselka (CropEnergies AG)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Lieve Hoflack (Calidris Bio bvba)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Stafford Sheehan (Air Co.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Wouter De Weirdt (Tectero Bvba)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Sarah Refai (CLIB -Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie 2021 e.V.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Birgit Bonefeld (Aarhus University / BB Textile Biology)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Haralabos (Akis) Zorbas (Industrielle Biotechnologie Bayern Netzwerk GmbH (IBB))

One of the first 104 supporters!

Jukka Kantola (NC Partnering Ltd / World Bioeconomy Forum)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Peter Styring (The University of Sheffield - CO2Chem)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Milica Folic (Haldor Topsøe A/S)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Alastair Sanderson (Unilever Research and Development)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Frank Brouwer (Stahl International B.V.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Christian Patermann (Government Adviser of North-Rhine Westfalia on KBBE / European Commission)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Wolfgang Baltus (Wobalt Expedition Consultancy)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Andreas Kohl (Verbio AG)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Chrystelle Verhoest (Laborelec)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Dennis Herzberg (CLIB - Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie e.V.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Christian Schweitzer (bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Doris De Guzman (Tecnon OrbiChem Ltd.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Jan Ravenstijn (Jan Ravenstijn Consulting / GO!PHA)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Christiaan Bolck (Wageningen UR)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Carmen Michels (FKuR Kunststoff GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Patrick Zimmermann (FKuR Kunststoff GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Arne Kätelhön (Carbon Minds GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Jurjen Spekreijse (BTG - Biomass Technology Group)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Olivier Floch (Unilever U.K. Central Resources Limited)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Stefan Roeraade (Photanol BV)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Christian Breyer (Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT))

One of the first 104 supporters!

Martin K. Patel (University of Geneva - Chair for Energy Efficiency)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Olav Aagaard (Vinventions SA)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Michael Knutzen (MWK COnsulting)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Joachim Venus (Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik Potsdam-Bornim e.V. (ATB))

One of the first 104 supporters!

Suvi Haimi (Sulapac)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Sascha Schriever (RWTH Aachen - Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA))

One of the first 104 supporters!

Erik Colstee (DeMonchy)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Samir Rachidi (IRESEN)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Lars Börger (Neste SA)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Mikael Lindström (RISE Research Institutes of Sweden)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Sten Wranik (bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Fons Janssen (Green Deal 4 Youth)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Samir Somaiya (Godavari Biorefineries Ltd / Somaiya Vidyavihar)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Nicholas Flanders (Opus 12, Inc)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Massimo Bregola (Cargill S.r.L.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Andries Olie (Cosun Beet Company)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Gudbrand Rødsrud (Borregaard Lignotech)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Deepak Pant (VITO)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Manfred Kircher (KADIB - Kircher Advice in Bioeconomy & CLIB - Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Frank van Noord (Cosun Beet Company)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Reinier Grimbergen (TNO Voltachem)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Klaas Jan Schouten (Avantium Technologies B.V.)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Anuj K. Chandel (University of São Paulo (USP))

One of the first 104 supporters!

Maija Pohjakallio (Sulapac Ltd)

One of the first 104 supporters!

René Bethmann (VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Gero Leson (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps / Leson & Associates)

One of the first 104 supporters!

David Winickoff (OECD)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Mariam Ispahani (Sonali Bioplastics)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Wim Soetaert (Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant / Gent University)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Jeremiah Dutton (Trifilon)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Fabien Resweber (MCPP France)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Philippe Boulanger (Carbon Recycling International)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Asger Strange Olesen (COWI A/S)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Andreas Kiesel (Universität Hohenheim - Institute Crop Science)

One of the first 104 supporters!

Manuela Köhler (Beiersdorf)

One of the first 104 supporters!

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