Thank you for your help on ABA.I have received some comments on the agreement.I believe what is the most important is to start the ABA.Based on these points, I would like to propose the following.
1. Approval of the agreement of the association
Basic idea is based on the discussion made in the Biomass Asia Forum and Workshops. Based on the comment so far received, the agreement has been modified as attached.
2. Approval of tentative startup of
With the preparation member as the tentative Steering Committee unless you have decided a specific person for this purpose, and got the agreement of the person. Also, the Chair of the Steering Committee is to be decided by the agreement among the Steering Committee members. In this sense, if someone else is going to be a member of the Steering Committee, you should be a full representative of the person. Otherwise, we cannot proceed effectively.
(1) Management Committee
In the agreement, we decide that the
(2) Outsourcing the ML and HP maintenance
Also, maintenance of the homepage and mailing list can be outsourced. Biomass Division, The Japan Institute of Energy (JIE) is ready to accept this role at the start-up period. Prof. Yokoyama was the first president of this division, and Prof. Saka is the present president. It is important at the starting period that we have a strong body to support the activity, and considering the importance of this activity, Prof. Saka offered that his division contributes to this association. The division has more than 400 members, and is one of the leading groups in Japanese biomass activity. It already runs a mailing list among the members, and has a well-organized homepage. Thus, the Biomass Division, JIE, possesses know-how for these matters.
(3) Working Groups
We should be considering about the Asia Biomass Conference. Originally, we have considered that
(4) Domestic subdivisions
It can be considered that domestic subdivisions are to be placed, but it should be up to each countryfs decision.
(5) Members and fees
We have the following member classification in the revised agreement:
Industrial members (group only)
Academic, members (group and personal)
Private members (group and personal)
The annual member fee should be based on this classification. For
The right of the members is to send information on the related activities. The benefit of the members is to receive information on the related activities.
Maintenance of the ML and HP is to be conducted.
5. Scheduling to the official startup
Official approval is to be made for this association. We will be able to announce that this activity becomes official after half year without large problems.
After approving the above, the ABA can start the tentative activities, and continue its activities with e-mail discussion.Of course, this agenda is just a proposal, and is valid only when all of you agree it.However, as you may find from the schedule of the meeting, we have only 2 hours, and if possible, we can make a basic agreement on the e-mail, and discuss on the small discrepancy on the meeting.For this purpose, I would be grateful if you could give comments on this agenda by mail to the mailing list, if any.
Thank you in advance for your kind help.
SETA IPM Chair