Dominik Rutz is Head of the Bioenergy & Bioeconomy Unit at WIP Renewable Energies. Since 2005, he is an Expert at WIP on renewable energies and more specifically on bioenergy. He graduated in Environmental Science as well as in Consumer Science. His main field of experience includes the technical and non-technical analysis of bioenergy and its supporting policies worldwide. Mr. Rutz coordinated and contributed as scientific partner to many research and market support projects in the field of renewable energies. He is editor of two books published by Springer: ” Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production” and “Bioenergy for Sustainable Development in Africa”. He is author of many publications and handbooks. Mr Rutz is involved in the European Technology Platform for Renewable Heating and Cooling where he is currently chair of the Biomass Technology Panel and vice-president of the platform. He is member of various national and local renewable energy associations and cooperatives. He is an invited Expert for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and for the European Commission.