Maria Georgiadou works in ‘Clean Energy Transition’ in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. She is in charge of the field of Renewable fuels, Biofuels and Bioenergy heading since 2007 the strategic orientation and the development and implementation of relevant EU programs and policies and the support under the European Union’s Framework programs for research and innovation.
She oversees the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy and the European Energy Research Alliance Bioenergy. She contributes to the Implementation Plan for Action 8 Renewable fuels and Bioenergy of the SET Plan and to the Innovation Challenge 4 Sustainable Biofuels of Mission Innovation. Maria advises on technology issues for EU legislation, EU strategic actions of joint programming with Member States and Associated Countries, as well as on international cooperation in the field of renewable fuels, biofuels and bioenergy,
Maria holds PhD and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA), a Master in Business Administration and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).