M.Sc. (Tech), EurIng
Mrs. Alakangas has been working at VTT since 1983, and has versatile experience on bioenergy. She has published over 200 publications. She has worked as the co-ordinator for ALTENER Bioenergy networks (EUBIONET). She has also worked as a partner or task leader in about 30 EU projects. She is leading the Working group 2 for CEN – Solid biofuel standardisation CEN TC335 and ISO 238. Mrs. Alakangas has been involved in international co-operation since 1984 with different organisations like IEA, United Nations, EU, and Nordic Council of Ministers. She has also participated in the assessment of bioenergy use in European pulp and paper industry for CEPI. In addition, she has contributed in co-ordination of Finnish energy technology programmes (e.g. Bioenergy, Wood Energy, Small Scale Wood Fuel Production and Use, BioRefine).