Christian Rakos appointed President of the World Bioenergy Association
The Steering Committee of the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) appointed Christian Rakos as president of the association at the WBA Annual Meetings 2020. The meetings were initially scheduled to be held in Vienna. However, due to the current COVID 19 situation, a conference call was held to convene WBA members for the meetings.
Rakos follows Remigijus Lapinskas from Lithuania, who steps down as President after four years. In addition to his duties as managing director of proPellets Austria, Rakos is looking forward to his new role:
The sustainable use of bioenergy plays an important role in our fight against climate change. Using bioenergy based on modern technology and sustainable management has enormous potential. It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be able to contribute in this context. Promoting the transitionto a sustainable bioenergy use is my most important goal as the new President of the World Bioenergy Association.