Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) – This body consists of stakeholders who will engage with the project on ad hoc basis according to the specific needs of the ELECTRA consortium. The mission of the advisory board is primarily to advise the consortium in terms of scientific quality, technical implementation, result valorization (incl. commercial one), trends in environmental regulation, and public acceptance. The SAB will also play a key role in multiplying dissemination and communication measures. The SAB of ELECTRA is structured in different groups of stakeholders covering the entire value chain of environmental bioremediation:
SAB members for scientific and technological expertise:
- S. Di Gregorio (University of Pisa, IT). She is the experienced coordinator of projects on bioremediation of sediments at pilot/large scale and will help ELECTRA in accessing contaminated sediments.
- H. Drake (University of Bayreuth) has long-term collaboration with the SJ Liu, the coordinator of the NSFC proposal. He will advise us as a worldwide expert of anaerobic processes and support the dissemination of ELECTRA’s results as editor in Chief of AEM.
- T. Reichenhauer (Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH) is an expert in development and investigation of in-situ remediation technologies, fate and behaviour of contaminants in the environment and has excellent knowledge of regulative issues and technical constraints.
- J. Lin is the director of the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection and of the National Engineering Research Center for Urban Environmental Pollution Control. He is also the Director of China Association for Environmental Sciences and vice chair of the soil remediation committee of China Soil Association. J. Lin is one of the most relevant expert of soil remediation in China to monitor related activities of ELECTRA.
- Doris van Halem (TU-Delft, NL) is an expert on drinking water and on bio-electrochemical treatment of groundwater.
SAB members for decision-making and regulative institutions:
- C. Wermeille is head of Section Contaminated Site at Federal Office of the Environment Switzerland, (Bern, CH).
- H. de Baets from OVAM (Mechelen, BE), is the general administrator of the Flemish governmental organization responsible for waste and soil treatment in Flanders. These policy makers will assist us in terms of existing regulations.
SAB members for transfer of technology and commercialization:
- G. Caspary, CEO of GreenBridge (Washington DC, USA) has a strong expertise on clean technology transfer with prestigious activity record at MIT and the World Bank.
- L. Zhao is the Chairman of China Environment Chamber of Commerce. With the participation of China Environmental Chamber of Commerce, we expect that the technologies of ELECTRA can penetrate the Chinese market and that our technologies will be applied by many environmental companies.
SAB members for dissemination and communication to industrial and scientific audience:
- J. Dupont-Inglis, the CEO of Europabio (BE), which influences over 1,800 bio-based industrial actors. She will support us in disseminating our activities and establishing contact to relevant companies.
- G. Lyberatos the editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials will give support for publication of one ELECTRA special issue in this journal.
- E. Olguin (INECOL, MX), the President of the International Society of Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB) will help in the dissemination of ELECTRA’s activities and results to further environmental biotechnologists in Africa, South America, North America and Europe.
- Y.M. Koo (Inha University, KR) is the General Secretary of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) and co- chair of Asian Congress on Biotechnology series (ACB). He will support us in dissemination and communication activities across whole Asia.
- F. Nicotra (University of Milano-Bicocca, IT) is the vice president of IUPAC Division III and co-chair of International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS).
- S.P. Li is the former president of the Environmental Microbiology Committee of CMS. He will be a valuable dissemination relay towards members of the Chinese Microbiology Society.
In addition, ELECTRA will profit from the support of Swissnex, which is a main actor of technology transfer from Switzerland to China and benefits from a huge stakeholder portfolio in China. In addition to the participation of ENI and ARMS as project partners and final customers (polluted site owner), ELECTRA will profit from the participation T. Keijzer who is a senior Expert Soil & Buildings and in charge with Environmental Affairs and bioremediation of numerous polluted sites at Philips Lighting B.V.