Kees W. Kwant has extensive experience in developing and implementation of bioenergy in the Netherlands and abroad, develop sustainability and chaired the working group on the GHG calculation methodology. At present he is Liaison Biobased Economy and the linking pin between research and implementation in the framework of the Biobased and Renewable Energy Programs of RVO in the Netherlands. He participates in the EU programs: BESTF and member of the advisory board of ETIP. He was Chair of the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme from 2015 to 2017 and still represents the Netherlands in the ExCo.
Kees has a background in Fluid Dynamics and Technology Development from the Technical University Twente. He worked at DSM to develop fermentation processes and was programme manager of the national solar energy programme of the Netherlands.