André P.C. Faaij is Academic Director for the Energy Academy Europe—a centre of excellence on Energy Research, Education and Entrepreneurship—and Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at Groningen University. Until April 2014, he was Professor and scientific director of the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht.
His research includes bio-based economy, carbon capture and storage, intermittent energy sources, alternative transport fuels, energy system studies and modeling, technological learning and innovation in energy systems, GHG balances & accounting, energy and research policies.
Between 2003 and 2012, he was Task Leader of Task 40 under the Bio-energy Agreement of the International Energy Agency on ‘Sustainable International Bio-energy Trade’ and, in the same framework, acted as national representative in several other tasks. He is an advisor to various UN energy activities (including UNIDO, UNEP, FAO) and contributed to various IPCC reports, the World and Global Energy Assessment and IEA’s World Energy Outlook, covering energy systems, bio-energy, waste management and energy supplies.