Dr. Gerhard Isenberg

Dr. Isenberg holds degrees in physics and engineering from Karlsruhe University, Germany. He is a member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) and worked on international energy R&D and implementation projects worldwide.

His professional project experience covers nuclear fusion technologies, renewable energies, and alternative drive systems for mobile applications. With MAN New Technologies, Munich, Dr. Isenberg was involved in solar and wind power projects for decentralised power systems. At Daimler Research and Technology, Stuttgart/Ulm, he worked on hydrogen technologies, fuel cell vehicles, and biofuels for the automotive sector.

Dr. Isenberg is Chairman at the Board of Trustees of Die Umwelt-Akademie, Munich. His expertise covers Automotive Technologies and Electric Power Generation, Energy Security and Global Climate Change Mitigation Strategies.

Dr. Isenberg has contributed to a series of university lectures on renewable energy technologies and authored and co-authored various publications on renewable energies and sustainable mobility technologies in internationally renowned books and journals.

Scope of expertise
Post fossil Mobility Concepts: Resource Availability and Peak Oil; Alternative Energy Strategies; New Fuel Options; Alternative Mobility Concepts
Sustainable Energy and Advanced Propulsion Technologies: Renewable Fuels (Biofuels, Hydrogen, Renewable Electricity) and Alternative Drive Systems (Hybrid and Fuel Cell Technologies)

Dr. Horst Feuerstein

Dr. Horst Feuerstein holds degrees in economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. He was a member of the World Bank, Washington D.C. and Director at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg, advising on a broad array of international development projects worldwide, especially in the Latin-American, European, Middle Eastern and North African regions.

His expertise covers energy sector analysis and finance, environmental policy and renewable energies. In his projects at the World Bank and the EIB, he specialized on rural sector analysis and finance as well as resource economics and the rational use of energy.

Dr. Feuerstein worked at the University of California, Berkeley on advanced resource economics, regional economics, and econometrics. At the German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, he supervised energy and transportation studies. His professional project expertise covers air transport, telecommunications, tourism, agro-industry, and financial intermediation

Scope of expertise
Energy Sector Analysis and Finance: Development Financing through Financial Intermediaries
Renewable Energies: Resource Economics and Rational Use of Energy
Environmental Policy: Rural Sector Analysis and Finance

Johannes Ebner

Johannes Ebner holds a degree in electrical engineering from Stuttgart University, Germany.

His professional experience covers a broad range of technical and legal measures for improving safety and reducing emissions of on-road vehicles.

As officer of the Regional Government of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, he was involved in German and European legislation for the automotive sector and public transportation projects.

At Daimler Engineering he worked on international strategies for new propulsion technologies and for improving acceptance of road freight transport with commercial vehicles

Scope of expertise
NOx Reduction with SCR technology: Infrastructure for AdBlue in Germany/Europe
Advanced Propulsion Technologies: Field tests with alternative drive systems for cars and buses (CNG, electric, hybrid, fuel cell infrastructure for fuels/ operating fluids and energies)
Transport and Environment: Emission legislation for on-road vehicles (cars, trucks, buses); incentives for environmental vehicles (tax/scrapping incentives, environmental zones, incentives for fleet operators); combined

Dr. Ing. Kalman Geiger

Kalman Geiger did his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at Stuttgart University and habilitated at the Institute for Polymer Technologies that focusses on material engineering, processing technologies and product engineering in plastics. Dr Geiger led the Department of Rheology and Rheometry until his retirement.

Dr Geiger has his long research and teaching experience and is an acknowledged expert in the fields of Rheology and Polymer Processing.

He has participated in several research projects and has publications in renowned journals to his credit. He is also a much admired speaker at scientific conferences.

Scope of expertise
Physical and Chemical Production Technologies: Advances Polymer Processing
Rheology: Advanced and Practical Rheometrical Measuring Methods
Advance Material Processing: Extrusion, Under-water Pelletizing

Dr. George Francis

George Francis holds a PhD from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Hohenheim and has more than 15 years experience with international bioenergy projects. He is currently involved in long term projects in India, Kenya and Madagascar.

Dr Francis has long experience in the field of intercultural renewable energy projects, especially production and evaluation of biomass, including new feedstock for energy production. He has done feasibility studies, conceived projects, prepared detailed implementation plans, devised consortia for implementation, prepared training programmes for farming out and co-ordinated and managed bioenergy feedstock projects in different countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has successfully acquired financing for such projects from public developmental banks and multi-national corporations.

Since the founding of Live Energies GmbH in 2007, he holds the position of Managing Director of the company. He also provides technical consultancy on bioenergy projects involving agricultural products, by-products and household wastes to various companies in Germany and abroad. He has been an invited reviewer for EU funded sustainable energy projects under FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects since 2001.

Dr. Francis has several publications in refereed journals and invited presentations at international fora to his credit.

Scope of expertise
Production of biofuel feedstock: Feedstock for biodiesel and bioethanol production, optimal conditions for establishment of bioenergy plantations
Conceptualisation and feasibility analysis and
organisation of Bioenergy and CDM projects:
Development of international project concepts, feasibility evaluation, consortia development, project implementation
Project evaluation: Evaluation of implementation of bioenergy and biofuel projects

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Kaul

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Kaul holds degrees in Energy Engineering and Energy Management & Policy from IIT, India and University of Pennsylvania, USA.

His expertise includes Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Politics in Developing Countries, Energy Management and Environmental Energy Systems.

He is Professor at the Department of Industrial Technology, Fitchburg State University, and Co-coordinator of the Energy Program and the principal architect of the new curriculum in Energy Management Technology, covering energy resources and the environment, energy conservation, power and lighting, co-generation and waste recovery systems. As a Fulbright senior specialist, he developed a program on renewable and sustainable development for the European Union.

Professor Kaul has provided technical consultancy for ERS Inc. in Massachusetts, USA. He also served as senior fellow at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India, participated in energy discussion forums and presented lectures on various topics on energy in USA, Europe, India and Nepal.

As a distinguished energy specialist of Fitchburg State University, Prof. Dr. Kaul has authored and co-authored various publications on energy technology and policy in internationally renowned books and journals.

Scope of expertise
Energy Implementation Strategy: Energy Management, Appropriate Technology Implementation, Energy Conservation and Energy Politics in Developing Countries
Sustainable Energy and Mobility Issues: Biofuels and Hydrogen Technology. Alternative Drive Technology and Renewable Energy for Electric Power and Sustainable Development.