All our activities are managed by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the Core Groups.

Learn more about the role of each body:



The General Assembly is made of all members and has the following functions:

  • Examine and approve the annual report presented by the Board of Directors;
  • Examine and approve the accounts, balance sheets, and budget;
  • Elect one or more auditors from the members who report to the General Assembly on the financial accountability over the previous period;
  • Determine membership fees on proposal of the Board of Directors;
  • Approve and comment on the activities of the Board of Directors as well as decide on any activity of Bioenergy Europe;
  • Elect a President among all the members
  • Elect up to 15 additional members for the Board of Directors for a 2 years mandate, while keeping a majority of full members (President included in the calculation);
  • Decide about modifications of the Statutes and about the dissolution of Bioenergy Europe.


The Board of Directors is made of maximum 16 persons and has the following functions:

  • Elect the Vice-President among its members;
  • Prepare the decisions of the General Assembly based on the advice of the Core Group;
  • Approve new members.


The Core Group is made of maximum 5 persons including Bioenergy Europe's President/Vice-President and has the following functions:

  • Prepare the decisions of the Board of Directors;
  • Discuss all strategic files on a daily basis.

DIRECTORS (full members)

    • Didzis Palejs (President)
    • Didzis Palejs (President)

    • The Latvian Bioenergy Association (Latbio)
    • Thomas Siegmund (Vice-President)

    • The German Bioenergy Association (BBE)
    • Christoph Pfemeter
    • Christoph Pfemeter

    • The Austrian Biomass Association (ABA)
    • Gustav Melin
    • Gustav Melin

    • The Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO)
    • Michael Doran
    • Michael Doran

    • The Irish Bioenergy Association (Irbea)
    • Pablo Rodero

    • The Spanish Bionenergy Association (AVEBIOM)
    • Vanja Curin

    • The Biomass Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Annalisa Paniz
    • Annalisa Paniz

    • The Italian Agroforesty Energy Association (AIEL)
    • Ilias Papageorgiadis

    • The Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas (ARBIO)
    • Hannes Tuohiniitty

    • The Bioenergy Association of Finland (Bioenergia ry)
    • Marijan Kavran

    • The Croatian Association of Biomass, Pellets and Associated Technologies (CROBIOM)
    • Vilma Gaubyte
    • Vilma Gaubyte

    • The Lithuanian Biomass Energy Association (Litbioma)
    • Michael Persson

    • The Danish Bioenergy Association

DIRECTORS (associate members)

    • Eric Vial
    • Eric Vial

    • Propellet France, France
    • Ross McKenzie

    • Drax
    • Werner Sitzmann

    • Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co

To find out more information about Bioenergy Europe's structure and organisation, check out our Statutes.