International Energy, a developer of technologies for the renewable generation of photosynthetic biofuels, has appointed Rakesh Shankar to its scientific advisory board.

Dr Shankar’s career experience spans over 20-plus years of service as a diplomat in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Canada, including appointment as India’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr Shankar subsequently served as chief negotiator for the government of the Northwest Territories in Canada, and worked with the ‘Sustainable Development Research Initiative’ at the University of British Columbia.

Derek Cooper, president and CEO of International Energy, said: He has an established history of worldwide experience with high-level negotiations, and expertise with alternative energy and environmental issues, alongside a solid grasp of conventional oil and energy. Mr Shankar is a great asset to our team.