Dr. Nils A. Røkke is Chairman of EERA- the European Energy Research Alliance, EERA has 250 partners from energy research institutes and universities in 30 European countries with more than 50000 people engaged in energy research. Executive Vice President Sustainability in SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest R&D Institute. Member of the management board of SINTEF. PhD in combustion from NTH (NTNU). Gas Turbine Design and Development Manager in Rolls Royce Marine before returning to SINTEF in 2002 as Vice President Gas Technologies and Director of the Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF. Member of the European ZEP (zero emission power) Advisory Council, Co-chair of the Executive Committee of ZEP and member of the Divisional Board (Energy, Resources and Environment) of the Norwegian Research Council (RCN).