Krzysztof Biernat, Ph.D. (MechEng), is a professor at the Łukasiewicz Research Network - Automotive Industry Institute, Poland. He is also the chairman of the Polish Biomethane Council, a member of the Management Board of the \"Bioeconomy Cluster\" Association, and a member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform Renewable Heating and Cooling. He specializes in chemical thermodynamics, including environmental processes and production technology, and quality assessment and use of operating fluids such as biofuels and alternative energy carriers. He has many national and international awards, decorations, and orders for scientific and pro-innovative activities. He is a leading expert in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and an expert in national and European operational programs. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and a dozen or so monographs on the properties and operating conditions of fuels, biofuels, and other operating fluids, as well as environmental protection. He has promoted more than 200 master\'s and engineering theses. He is also the chairman of the Scientific Council of the journal Material Engineering and the thematic editor of Applied Sciences, Chemical Industry, and Automotive Archives. He is a member of the Academy of Engineering in Poland and a member of many national and foreign scientific societies, including the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Society of Chemical Industry (SOCI), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).