Internat. Biomass Torrefaction Council-IBTC
Michael Wild, economist and engineer by education, is active in renewable energies for practically his entire 26 years professional career. He has pioneered Biomass fired district heating systems in Austria and conversion of coal fired systems to biomass in former socialist countries. The first internet based biomass trading platform (ABEX) was started by him in 1999. Until 2010 he led the international biomass trading company EBES creating numerous intercontinental supply chains for many types of biomass from Asia and Northamerica towards Europe and within Asia to Japan. Beside other biomasses he initiated the acceptance of Palm Kernel Shell as energy carrier and implemented the first supply chains from Indonesia to Europe and Japan. From 2007 he took a leading position in torrefaction technology development forming also a consortium with Andritz AG. In 2012 he helped setting up the International Biomass Torrefaction Council IBTC within AEBIOM whose members elected him president. He is actively supporting producers and trading houses developing their trade into Europe acting as their European Sales Manger. Co-founder of Carbon Wealth, a company to “convert atmospheric CO2 into a fuel via Skymining©.