Dr Rainer Janssen

Head of Biomass Department


Sylvensteinstrasse 2, 81369 Munich, Germany

Dr Rainer Janssen is Head of the Biomass Department at WIP Renewable Energies and Senior Expert in Biomass. He specialises in the production, distribution and market penetration of biomass energy (solid biomass, biogas) and biofuels for transport (bioethanol, biodiesel, vegetable oil) with special emphasis on innovative technologies, research and innovation policies, market research, public awareness as well as the development of supportive framework conditions and policy regulations in the EU and emerging and developing economies. He graduated in Physics (Dr. rer.nat.) at the Technical University of Munich, Walter Schottky Institute, Germany and performed studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr Janssen coordinated various international and European bioenergy projects and is invited expert for the European Commission (DG RTD, DG ENER), IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy, and GIZ (German Development Cooperation). Since 2009, he is member of the Steering Committee of the Biomass Panel of the RHC TP (Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling) and member of working group 4 on “Policy and Sustainability” of the EBTP (European Biofuels Technology Platform). Since 2012 Dr Janssen is biomass expert for the GIZ on national and international developments in the area of biomass and biofuels and Vice-President of EUREC, the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres. In 2014, he participated in the expert Working Group for the elaboration of the SET-Plan Integrated Roadmap on behalf of the RHC TP. 


Dr Rainer Janssen, +49 89 72012743       

⚠ Project ended 02/2018 – please take a look at our results!

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