Maarten Herrebrugh is CEO and co-founder of Blackwood Technology, a leading torrefaction technology company. From 2009-2015 he was the COO and later CEO of Topell Energy, where he was responsible for building and operating Topell’s industrial scale biomass torrefaction plant. Before entering the bioenergy industry, he ran a restructuring business where he executed operational turnarounds for various companies in different industries. Earlier in his career he worked for Akzo Nobel and the Boston Consulting Group. Maarten holds a MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management.