Venko Beschkov was born in 1946 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated in chemistry from the Sofia University, St. Clement Ohridski, Bulgaria (1969). He received his PhD in 1978 and his DSc degree in 1996. His present interests are chemical and biochemical processes for environment protection and utilization of renewable energy sources. He participated in 36 scientific projects, as well as in 20 applied projects. He has published over 200 scientific papers, 2 monographs, and 7 chapters in selected issues (encyclopedia, books). Over 1500 citations of his papers have been noted. He was Head of the Institute of Chemical Engineering at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for 21 years (1993/2014) and Deputy-minister of Environment in the Bulgarian Government (1991/92).