Founder & Managing Director, Landwärme GmbH
Zoltan Elek graduated from Technical University of Munich in electrical engineering with a major in energy technology. In addition, he graduated from the Center for Digital Technology and Management at the Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität Munich, participated in an MBA program in cooperation with University of California (Berkeley), and completed an executive program at Harvard Business School.
After his employment at E.ON Engineering, Stadtwerke München, and McKinsey & Company, Mr Elek founded Landwärme GmbH in 2007 and is now managing director of the Germany-based company. Landwärme is a biomethane supplier active in the European market. With a trading portfolio of 2.5 TWh, Landwärme is now Europe’s leading biomethane trader. Besides the trade of biomethane, Landwärme plans and operates biogas upgrading plants and offers services along the entire biomethane value chain. As a founding member of the ERGaR, establishing the first European Renewable Gas Registry, Landwärme actively takes on a role lowering the bar toward an integrated European market for renewable gas. Hence, Mr Elek offers around 10 years of experience in and well-founded knowledge of the biomethane industry and markets in Europe. He has given numerous presentations at conferences on renewable energies and biomethane in particular.