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  Dr. Andy Piers
Dr. Andy Piers is the CEO of River Basin Energy. Dr. Piers has been a leading business figure in the fields of renewable energy and renewable chemicals for over 25 years, including his appointment as a member of the Board of Management of the Swiss speciality chemicals giant, Clariant International, where he was responsible for Corporate Development, Venture Funding, Technology & Strategy. As a senior leader in International Paper for nearly 15 years, Dr Piers has a deep expertise in the forest products sector where he built the company’s chemicals division to be the world’s largest producer of pine chemicals, energy products and bio-based and renewable materials. Dr Piers now leads River Basin Energy, a leading company in the area of second generation solid biomass fuels, and is intent in growing the company to be one of the largest suppliers of fully renewable solid biomass fuels worldwide.



  River Basin Energy Nederland B.V.
Bemmel, Netherlands

Clean Solid Fuels

River Basin Energy intends to be the leading supplier of enhanced fuels for existing thermal power plants in regions where asset utilisation and a low carbon footprint are of importance to utilities and generators. The company is commercializing biomass fuels to replace coal with biocoal in thermal power stations. River Basin Energy immediately: - Decarbonizes coal power/heat assets, - Avoids de-rating of power stations and - Extends the useful life of existing coal assets

clean solid fuels / 
 Organisation Activities
Activity: private company (start-up/sme) with an innovative product, technology or service
Technology Sectors: energy, clean technology, environment / bio energy
Geographic: africa / america / asia / europe / oceania


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