About the Linneborn Prize

The Prize was established in 1994 by European Commission  for outstanding contributions to the development of energy from biomass and is awarded every year to an individual for outstanding merits in biomass.

The Prize is named in honour of Johannes Linneborn, a pioneer of wood gasification. Deeply rooted in human ethics, he had far-reaching visions on the world’s development, on health, transport and agriculture.

The prize is awarded every year at EUBCE (European Biomass Conference & Exhibition) to honor scientific, technical or managerial merit in the development of biomass, to a single european individual (but occasionally to a non-european) for the long period of continuos achievements.

The Linneborn Prize Committee selects the individual to be honoured with the prize. The committee is formed by: (a) all the past awardees, (b) the Chairperson of EUBCE, (c) one representative of the European Commission, (d) the organiser of EUBCE.


Nominations for the 2019 Johannes Linneborn Prize are open

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must have scientific, technical or managerial merit in the development of biomass, attained over a long period of continuous achievements.

Nominations are due to the Linneborn Prize Chair using the following on-line nomination form by 22 February 2019.

Every nomination should be accompanied by a page containing an explanation why the person who nominates someone believes that he/she deserves to get the award.

Please accept the following basic rules:

  • A person may not nominate him/herself. A person may not nominate someone from his/her organisation but always someone from another organisation.
  • Members of the Linneborn Prize Committee cannot be nominated.

Please attach to the nomination form a list of technical and scientific publications and/or achievements in the area of biomass and a curriculum vitae of the nominee.

Fields marked with a * are mandatory.

You will receive a copy of the submitted nomination form by e-mail.

Thank you in advance for your kind collaboration!


ChairWim Van Swaaij 

Secretariat: Angela Grassi angela.grassi@etaflorence.it