Denes Bulkai


Titles and Degrees

  • M.Sc. Chem. Eng. Technical University of Budapest, 1977.
  • Ph.D. Anal. Chem., Technical University of Budapest, 1983.
  • Postgraduate Degree in International Economic Relations, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, 1992.
  • Extra Mural Diploma in History, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2000.


  • Hungarian (mother tongue).
  • English (fluent).
  • German (good).
  • Russian (fair).
  • French (fair).
  • 2009 October - Present: Bulkai KFT, Budapest

  • 1992 - 2009: Senior Environmental Advisor, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  • 1990 - 1992 Technical Manager, American Appraisal, Hungary.
  • 1986 - 1990 Founder and Technical Manager, Energy Efficiency Office of the Hungarian State Authority for Energy Management and Safety.
  • 1977 – 1985 Technology Development Researcher, Hungarian Aluminium Corp.



  • Environmental appraisal and monitoring of large projects especially in the metallurgical and chemical process industries; also in other heavy industry, transport infrastructure, shipping and municipal services;
  • Energy efficiency projects: developing environmental guidelines for energy service companies;
  • Liaison with technical personnel of project sponsors and consulting firms, including preparation of terms of reference for environmental consultancy assignments and participation in the selection of consultants;
  • Project supervision, particularly compliance with environment-related covenants.


  • Supervised more than one hundred appraisals in Hungary, Czech and Slovak Republics, Poland and Russia. The majority of the assignments were in the manufacturing and process industries; hotel chains, catering networks, retail, transport and recycling companies.


  • Conducting energy and environmental conservation projects, publicity campaigns, energy audits, demonstration projects, publication of manuals and handbooks, training programmes, R&D sponsoring;
  • Coordination of the implementation of two IBRD energy efficiency projects;


  • Participated in industrial process development, including authorship of several UNIDO and UNEP studies on the bauxite/aluminium industry, patents and scientific publications.

Publications and Papers

  • Environmental Guidelines for Energy Service Companies, EBRD, London, 2005.
  • Dr Denes Bulkai, Slovalco Aluminium Smelter, Model of Modernisation, ICSOBA, Travaux Vol. 29, pp. 205-210, Budapest, 2002.
  • Z. Pastor & D. Bulkai, The Hungarian Environmental Credit Line, in Sustainable Banking, ed. by J. J. Bouma et al., pp. 360-371. Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, 2001.
  • Environmental Audit Protocol, EBRD, 1996.
  • 1977-1986, about 20 articles, conference papers and other publications related to the bauxite and aluminium industry, including two manuals:
  • Environmental Aspects of Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Production, UNIDO, Vienna, 1984 and 
  • Bauxite Testing Laboratories, UNIDO, Vienna, 1986