Martin Junginger is a Professor of Bio-based Economy at the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University. Martin is part of the Energy & Resources department management team and leads its bio-based economy research cluster.
Since 2013, he has led the IEA Bioenergy Task 40 on sustainable international bioenergy trade, initiating a number of biomass trade-related studies and workshops each year. Over the years, Martin has led projects totalling more than €3 million of Utrecht University funding. His past and current portfolio of projects includes European Commission projects, Horizon 2020, Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), ERA-NET and Intelligent Energy Europe, and others for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, utility RWE Essent, Rabobank and the Port of Rotterdam.
Amongst other areas, Martin’s work encompasses analysis of bioenergy systems, related sustainability assessment of biomass production for energy and materials, including GHG emissions and other environmental impacts, and policy evaluation. He has co-published numerous titles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, project reports, book chapters and conference proceedings, and has also edited three books on energy and biomass topics. He acts as a reviewer for a variety of journals, scientific and government bodies.
Martin has built up an excellent network in the Netherlands, the EU, Canada, the US, Brazil and other countries. He is frequently involved in workshops and other international events.
Martin is familiar with the work of SBP, serving as a member of the independent Advisory Board to SBP from 2015 to 2018.