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World Ethanol & Biofuels
5 - 7 November 2024

Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel

Ralf Hortsch
Head of Strategy & Marketing Biofuels & Derivatives at Clariant


Ralf Hortsch was appointed Head of Strategy & Marketing of Clariant’s Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives in March 2021.

Before his current role, Ralf held various positions at the Business Line including Head of Licensing & Services (2018-2021), Head of Operations sunliquid® Pre-commercial Plant (2013-2018) and Group Leader Fermentation (2011-2013). He was part of the sunliquid® technology development team from the beginning. Prior to that he worked as an R&D Group Leader for Süd-Chemie.

Born in Dresden, Germany in 1981, he holds a PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany and an Engineering Bachelor and Masters Degree from the Technical University Dresden.

Agenda Sessions

  • Why now is the right time to go for advanced biofuels