Dr. Adrie Veeken is active in the field of organic waste treatment for 30 years in academics, consultancy, government and business. After his MSc studies in Chemistry and Environmental Sciences he started with his PhD at Wageningen University in 1990. He was active as researcher and assistant professor until 2004 in Environmental Technology and Urban Environmental Management. From 2004-2007 he was consultant at LeAF as head of the Biogas group and the laboratory activities. In 2008 he joined the Waste Management Department of the Dutch government, involved in various international waste management projects. From 2011 he joined the waste treatment company Attero where he is at present Research & Business Developer Bio-based products.