Julius Ahiekpor is the Research Director at IRID. He is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the Chemical Engineering Department of Kumasi Technical University. He has interest in sustainable energy production, energy access, and modern energy cooking solutions. He has over ten years’ experience and knowledge in renewable energy technologies and has been involved in several projects and studies including; the identification of barriers to RE technology transfer to Ghana, assessment of rural woodstove market, mapping of the clean cooking sector in Ghana, capacity needs assessment for renewable energy and energy efficiency in West Africa, feasibility study and implementation plan to establish 200 institutional biogas systems in Ghana, assessment of solar PV projects in Ghana, developed carbon financing and marketing options woodstoves in Ghana, and several waste to energy projects. and the bioenergy coordinator at Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CREK). He is also the Acting Executive Director at Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD). He was part of the Technical Committee which developed standards for cookstoves in Ghana. He has considerable skills in data collection, verification, and analysis, desk studies, questionnaire preparation and administration, qualitative and quantitative studies, factor analysis, PESTLE and SWOT analysis. He is professional engineer with the Ghana Institution of Engineering and has over 30 publications and technical reports to his credit.