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Maurice Evers
- Lumbricus BV, CEO/Head R&D and Consultancy

eversAfter my study soil science and soil fertility at Wageningen University, I worked for 8 years as a researcher on fertilizers, soil improvers and biostimulants at the Nutrient Management Institute (NMI) in Wageningen. I setup many registration projects for waste recycling products to work on a more sustainable nutrient cycle.




Leon Fock – EUROFEMA, Chairman


Leon Fock entered the organic fertiliser business in 2005 after a career in IT consultancy. He is currently CEO of Culterra Holland, a manufacturer of organic fertilisers with two plants, one in the Netherlands and one in Germany.





Peter Hammond – CCm Technologies, Chief Technology Officer

hammondPeter is Chief Technology Officer and a founder of CCm Technologies. His background is in commercial process engineering development and has had a particular focus on the application of carbon dioxide within the food, agricultural and petrochemical industries.




 Thijs Kapteijns – Protix, Business Development Manager


Thijs Kapteijns is Business Development Manager at Protix since 2018, a leading insect producer from the Netherlands. He is expert in the field of insect frass, an organic fertilizer which is produced by Black Soldier Fly insect larvae. During the 2nd SOFIE event Kapteijns will present about the added value of insect frass for organic and organo-mineral fertilizer formulations.




 Mark Kragting – TEMA Process, Sales manager


Mark Kragting works as a sales manager in TEMA Process with a back ground in thermal and mechanical engineering. Experience in the processing of waste streams. Focussing on project development of integrated solutions for bulk materials like biomass, sewage sludge, digestate and municipal solid waste with the aim of upgrading organic waste products to valuable fertilizers or alternative fuels.




Laia Llenas Argelaguet – BETA Technological Center, Deputy Director

Llenas ArgelaguetDr. Laia Llenas is a Chemical Engineer and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. She is the Deputy Director of BETA Technological Centre, a growing research center located in the center of Catalonia that currently counts with a multidisciplinary team of 70 people working in the field of circular bioeconomy and rural development.




Harald Mikkelsen – Koppert, Blue Ocean Technologies, New business & Innovation, Manager

MikkelsenI started to work for Koppert, known as the Biological Company even when I was a student. Fixed position in 1981 and every couple of years was able to make a shift in topics and direction of the company. I started just part of rearing beneficial parasitic insects and predatory mites.




Giel Tettelaar – EFCI Register (Notified Body | NANDO 2832), Chairman


Giel Tettelaar is Chairman of Global Network Group and the Stichting EMCI Register, two cutting edge providers of Certification worldwide. Giel has a background in both certification/compliance as well as software development and this background is combined in our certification processes.