Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development –
Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Task 40 NTL,
leads Task Project Regional transitions in existing bioenergy markets
Dr. Ric Hoefnagels is an Assistant Professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. He is involved in many bioenergy projects on a national level in the Netherlands and European and international projects on biomass potentials, trade and sustainability criteria of solid biomass. Furthermore, he has experience with greenhouse gas balances of biofuels, technological learning and CO2 capture and storage. He has frequently worked for IEA Bioenergy Task 40, amongst others on the development of a comprehensive GIS-based logistic model to analyze extra-EU and intra-European biomass trade, in cooperation with Vienna University of Technology and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) which became part of his PhD. He was also a member of multiple EU funded projects including Re-Shaping, Biobench, Dia-Core, BioSustain, RENJET and ADVANCEFUEL.