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Dr. Karl Kolmsee

Dr. Karl Kolmsee studied agricultural and philosophy at the universities of Hamburg and Goettingen, Germany. After his PhD in philosophy he has spent most of his professional career in the energy business – first as consultant at A.T. Kearney later as manager at E.ON, Europe’s largest private utility, and member of the board at Schmack biogas, one of the pioneers of the biogas market in Europe. In 2009 Karl Kolmsee has been nominated professor for energy management at Applied University of Kufstein, Austria. His main areas of academic work are international energy markets and renewable energy. He is founder and managing director of Smart Utilities Solutions an international engineering office for decentralized energy and water solutions. In 2010 he founded Smart Hydro Power to focus on design and commercialization of kinetic pico hydro power systems. Karl Kolmsee lives in Germany but works mainly in India and Latin America.

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