Vice President, Commercial & General Manager Europe
Jens Wolf is general manager of Europe at Enviva, the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets that provide global power and heat generators with a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Based in the United Kingdom, he works with customers, regulators, policymakers and external stakeholders to grow Enviva’s market and customer footprint and expand the use of its sustainable wood biomass product across Europe.
With more than 20 years of experience working across the value chain within the power, heat and biomass industries, he has obtained an invaluable acumen in renewable energy, sustainability and new market development. Throughout his tenure at Enviva, he has been widely successful in engaging with international decision-makers and regulators on the importance of biomass in reducing carbon emissions to achieve international "Net Zero" targets by 2050.
Before joining Enviva, he was commercial director for Drax where he was responsible for the development and logistics of trading and sourcing biomass on behalf of the company. Prior to Drax, he was director of asset management and Development for DONG Energy (Now Ørsted) where he successfully developed the projects to convert four Danish combined heat and power (CHP) plants from coal to biomass. He began his professional career as a Consultant with ICF International, and later McKinsey & Company, where he advised utilities and energy sector companies on operations and strategy.
Known as an industry expert on biomass, he wrote the introduction to "Biomass Combustion, Science, Technology and Engineering" where he outlines the main combustion techniques used for turning biomass into power.
He holds a master of Economics from The University of Copenhagen. Originally born in Denmark, he studied in Spain and has worked in 10-plus countries. In addition to being fluent in Danish, English and Spanish, he is conversational in both German and French. He resides in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.