About Kevin Lindegaard
Kevin Lindegaard has 19 years experience working in the field of energy crops and renewable energy. He spent 9 years working at Long Ashton Research Station as the plant breeder in charge of the European Willow Breeding Programme. He was responsible for breeding high yielding and disease resistant willow varieties including: Beagle, Quest, Resolution, Discovery, Terra Nova, Nimrod and Endeavour.
From 2005-2008 he worked as the Renewable Energy Development Officer at Dorset County Council and was responsible for rolling out the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole Renewable Energy Strategy. Other posts include spells with the Swedish company Lantmannen Agroenergi and its UK offshoot Renewable Fuels as well as the Centre of Sustainable Energy in Bristol. He set up Crops for Energy in 2004. Kevin is recognised across Europe for his energy crops policy work. He is a director of the Wood Heat Association.