4 minutes with… Gjermund Rokke, Consultant, Gjermund Rokke Consult LTD

049ea76Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

Consultant in bioenergy, especially bio jet-fuel, project development, management and administration.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

Staying up-dated on the technical and commercial development in biofuels, especially jet fuel.

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?  

Establishing profitable, full scale plants for second generation biofuels. Improving yields especially for FT-SKA fuels

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change? 

The cost of feedstock

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?  

Reduce global warming

Where are you from? 

Trondheim, Norway

What was your undergraduate major in college, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?

Technical University of Norway (NTNU) in Trondheim. The obvious choice for becoming an engineer in the sixties in Norway.

Who do you consider your mentors – could be personal, business, or just people you have read about and admire. What have you learned from them?

Professors at the university. Systematic and logical approach to complicated technical challenges

What’s the biggest lesson you ever learned during a period of adversity?  

There is a solution to even the most complicated technical challenges

What hobbies do you pursue, away from your work in the industry?

Music, reading

What are 3 books you’d want to have with you, if you were stranded on a desert island

.Some Norwegian. Don’t know the English titles.

What books or articles are on your reading list right now, or you just completed and really enjoyed?  


Biofuels International

IEA Bioenergy

What’s your favorite city or place to visit, for a holiday?  

Norwegian mountains

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