„In my column #StrawClever I give my insights into current issues facing German and European transport policies. The articles are designed to encourage politicians and members of the public to include all currently available technologies and solutions in their thinking, to stop the current single-tracked policy thinking which is ignoring the facts of the situation, and to finally take action. I am happy to be available for background discussions and interviews.“

Claus Sauter, Founder & CEO of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG and BioEnergy Expert

Short CV

Claus Sauter (* 1966), founder of VERBIO AG, has also been its CEO since May 2006. After graduating in economics and social sciences at the University of Augsburg in 1990 he took charge of the family wholesale business, Alois Sauter Landesprodukten-Grosshandlung GmbH & Co. KG, in the Bavarian town of Obenhausen. Claus Sauter subsequently became the managing partner, CEO and shareholder of a number of companies set up by him in Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Switzerland amongst them VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG.

Claus Sauter was President and Member of the Board of the German Biofuels Association "Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie e. V." (VDB) and Member of the European Biodiesel Board (EBB). His positions have been taken by other VERBIO managers but he continues to support the associations' work by his expert experience.