Thomas Siegmund was Secretary General of the German Wood Energy Association FVH and Vice Secretary General of the umbrella organisation for the bioenergy sector BBE. Since 2017 Thomas is Vice President of Bioenergy Europe and advocats for a sustainable use of biomass. Since this month he works with REDcert, a certification scheme well-known in the biofuels market, to enable a practicable and reliable implementation of the upcoming RED II obligations for the heat and electricity generation with biomass fuels.