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LIMITED EXHIBITION SPACE - BOOK NOW - INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A PAPER - CLICK HEREThe Biofuels International Conference & Expo aims to bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two day period. High-level speakers, experts in their field, will address a range of topical issues relating to the biofuels sector.

Brought to you by Biofuels International, the leading international biofuels magazine, this year’s conference will be co-located with the International Biogas Congress & Expo as well as the renowned Biomass Congress & Expo, making this series of bio events our largest gathering yet of bio related companies, giving participants unrivalled coverage.

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DAY ONE: 22nd October 2019

9.20 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4 Tech

9.30 Renewable Energy Directive Update

  • Renewable energy policy post-2020
  • Targets to 2030

Giulio Volpi, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission

10.00 Multiple pathways for a low carbon mobility in EU: Concawe’s work exploring the role of low carbon fuels in road transport

  • Covering biofuels, power-to-fuels and other fuels with low CO2 intensities

Marta Yugo, Science Executive, Economics and Modelling (CO2 and Energy), Concawe

10.30 What role will biofuels play in transport decarbonisation?

  • Climate strategies up to 2050
  • What is the role of sustainable biofuels for the EU?
  • What are the key drivers for success in the biofuel industry?

Marko Janhunen, Director, Public Affairs, UPM

STX11.00 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

11.30 REDII implementation at the EU and national levels, with a special emphasis on aviation, co-processing and waste certification
Angel Alvarez Alberdi, Secretary General, European Waste to Advanced Biofuels Association

12.00 Waste-based Biodiesel and Ethanol market in the EU: market in the light of RED II
Victor Allemandou, CEO, Nexus Brokerage Services

12.30 Is REDll enough to drive the development of Advanced Biofuels?

  • What roll does EU directives play to reach the decarbonisation? Hinder or help?
  • High Blended fuels the future for Europe.

Ylwa Alwarsdotter, Executive Vice-President, Business Development, SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals

anellotech1:00 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Anellotech

2.20 Opening remarks from the chair
Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4 Tech

2.30 Food vs Fuels the positive impact of industrial scale waste-based biofuels
Vinesh Sinha, Managing Director, FatHopes Energy Sdn Bhd

3.00 Biofuel market outlook from the IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report
Pharoah Le Feuvre, Renewable Energy Expert, International Energy Agency

STX3.30 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

4.00 Advanced biofuels in the EU: an outlook to 2030

  • Introduction to the advanced biofuel target set out in REDII and an overview of advanced biofuel targets in different Member States (complement EC representative presentation).
  • Presentation of an outlook for advanced biofuel production in the EU based on different scenarios (e.g. baseline technology success, accelerated / challenging growth, meeting REDII requirements). Discussion of the implications of different scenarios.
  • An overview of promising fuel production pathways and technology developers that are expected to contribute to deployment and production in the 2030 timeframe. This will also include a view on their potential to contribute to different sectors, e.g. marine and aviation.
  • A high level review of the barriers facing advanced biofuel production in the EU and actions that could be taken to resolve them.

James Nicolle, Management Consultant, e4 Tech

4.30 E-fuels: an alternative to biofuels?

  • A look at the first synthetic Blue Crude plant
  • Sustainability comparisons
  • Regulatory compliance

Gunnar Holen, CEO, Nordic Blue Crude

5.00 Commercializing the innovative production of renewable fuels from non-food biomas

  • Anellotech is developing its Bio-TCat™ technology to produce 100% bio-based drop-in aromatic chemicals and fuels from non-food biomass, currently from sustainably-sourced loblolly pinet
  • Anellotech’s product range AnelloMate™ includes ‘AnelloMate BTX’, a naphtha containing over 90% bio-BTX (a mixture of bio-based benzene, toluene and xylenes) and ‘AnelloMate Distillate’, a middle and heavy distillate range hydrocarbon mixture
    • AnelloMate BTX can be used as a high-octane gasoline/petrol blendstock. It can also be used in a range of chemical applications to make commodity plastics.
    • AnelloMate Distillate can be used as bio-marine fuel, or can be upgraded in refineries to make diesel or jet fuel blendstocks
  • AnelloMate products offer a unique opportunity for cellulosic sourced biofuels with the same properties as conventional fuels, including fungibility in fuel distribution systems
  • Engineering work has begun on Anellotech’s first commercial plant and the next phase of construction will begin in the second half of 2020

David Sudolsky, President & CEO, Anellotech

Nature Energy5.30 Networking drinks
kindly sponsored by nature energy

DAY TWO: 23rd October 2019

9.20 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4 Tech

9.30 Biofuels in aviation: lessons learned: sustainability & policy
How the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market came into being

  • The importance of SAF in the aviation sector
  • The developments thus far (financially, technology etc)
  • Sustainability considerations and best practices
  • Importance business cases to bridge the price gap
  • The importance and difficulties with regards to scaling this industry

Karlijn Arts, Policy & Sustainability Manager, SkyNRG

10.00 French roadmap for bio-jet fuel: Draft Mobility Orientation Law
Bernard Chaud, VP for Industrial Strategy, Global Bioenergies

10.30 CORSIA’s impact on the global aviation biofuel market

  • National and regional biojet uptake incentives
  • CORSIA: background, timeline and lessons learned from 40th Assembly
  • Role of feedstock sustainability, ASTM certification and biojet's link with road biofuel market
  • Quantitative impact assessment on HEFA jet demand through 2030

Cornelius Claeys Analyst, Global Biofuels Stratas Advisors

STX11.00 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

11.30 Aviation fuels and the development of an enabling environment for the industry to thrive sustainably

  • Plus marine biofuels and the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Stephen Wetmore, Business Development Director, The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

12.00 Commercializing Bio-Heavy Fuel Oil: the first sustainable biofuel that is specifically developed for a marine application

  • The opportunity for Marine biofuels
  • The marine specific requirements for biofuels
  • How to bring a fuel from lab to sea?

Rianne de Vries, Manager Business and Government, GoodFuels

12.30 Q&A: Aviation biofuel

anellotech1:00 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Anellotech

2.20 Opening remarks from the chair
Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4 Tech

2.30 The road to 2030: Is the EU’s Effort Sharing Regulation the real driver for emissions reduction?
Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary General, ePure

3.00 Case study: Eni Biorefineries and Green diesel
Giacomo Rispoli, Portfolio Director of Management & Supply and Licensing, Eni

STX3.30 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

4.00 Consumer affordability of a high(er) percentage biofuels blend – supply economics and pricing scenarios
Mark Waddington, Associate Director, Channoil Consulting

4.30 Hydrofaction - Advanced Biofuels for Long Haul Transport from Organic Waste

  • Commercializing of Hydrofaction™ - production of renewable transportation fuels with high energy conversion efficiency:
    • Proven Chemistry and strong IP Position
    • Benefits of Hydrofaction™ and uniqueness of Hydrofaction™ Oil
  • Partnership with:
    • Forestry industry in Europe-a two-stage large scale facility
    • Urban organic waste management in North America-application in wastewater treatment plant
    • Downstream of petroleum industry - refinery and distribution

Perry Toms, CEO, Steeper Energy

5.00 Conference closes

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Speaker Biographies

Marko Janhunen

Marko Janhunen
Director, Public Affairs
UPM

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Marko Janhunen is currently Director, Public Affairs at UPM. UPM is a leading forest industry company headquartered in Finland. UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future. UPM’s turnover is approximately 10 billion EUR. Marko has been working on public policy issues related to environmental and energy issues, public policy and corporate responsibility for 20 years with experience from all continents. Marko is the Chair of Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), a coalition of 11 companies from 8 countries promoting advanced biofuels for transport decarbonisation.

Marko holds a Master’s Degree in Political History issued by the University of Helsinki, a Masters in European Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and an Executive MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics. He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, German and French.

Perry Toms

Perry Toms
CEO
Steeper Energy

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Perry Toms co-founded Steeper Energy in January 2011, and is the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business, he has held various executive management positions related to corporate and business development within the conventional and renewable energy industries.

Perry has over 25 years of senior executive experience with such companies as Noranda Gas, Murphy Oil, TransAlta Corporation, Energy Developments, Novera Energy, Enmax, ABG Biodiesel, and Ignite Energy Resources.

His recent career has focused on corporate and business development services to the emerging renewable energy and clean-tech sectors located in North America, Australasia and Europe. This includes non- conventional technology project development and commercialization, including natural gas cogeneration, wind, biomass, gasification, bio-diesel, hydrothermal upgrading and carbon offset projects.

Marta Yugo

Marta Yugo
Science Executive, Economics and Modelling (CO2 and Energy)
Concawe

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Marta Yugo is the Concawe Science Executive for Economics & Modelling in the fields of CO2 and Energy. Her responsibilities include to provide governance and supervision of Concawe’s activities in assessing the economic and GHG emissions impact of emerging technologies, roadmaps and legislation affecting the EU refining sector, the vehicle fleet and the low-carbon economy. Marta has over 12 years of experience in the Oil&Gas industry initially as a refining process engineer at REPSOL Technology Center and then as a senior Energy and Carbon Analyst before joining Concawe in 2017. As part of her current role, she is actively involved in the JEC Well-To-Wheels and Alternative Fuels analysis and leads the new Concawe’s Low Carbon Pathways bridging programme to support and jointly develop the Vision 2050 of the EU refining industry. Marta’s holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a MSc degree in Refining, Gas and Marketing.

Victor Allemandou

Victor Allemandou
Founder
Nexus

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Broker on physical biodiesel and feedstock, Victor Allemandou has been speaker at more than 20 conferences around Europe but also overseas(U.S., China, Indonesia, Colombia...)

Capitalizing on 7 years of experience, he founded in 2018 Nexus Brokerage, a brand new brokerage company offering worldwide services in the biofuels, petroleum and chemical sectors.

His working languages are French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Victor holds a double degree: Master in Management and a Msc in Financial Markets from EDHEC Business School.

Cornelius Claeys

Cornelius Claeys
Analyst, Global Biofuels
Stratas Advisors

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Cornelius Claeys is a Brussels-based analyst responsible for global biofuel policies and market developments. Before joining Stratas Advisors, Cornelius worked in Saudi Arabia, where he conducted research on the economic effects of legislative reforms in the aviation and energy sector. He also has experience in the European Commission’s DG Trade, Brussels-based think tanks and international business media. Cornelius has a Degree in Applied Economics: Business Engineering and a Master in European Studies from the University of Leuven. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

Karlijn Arts

Karlijn Arts
Policy & Sustainability Manager
SkyNRG

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Karlijn Arts studied the legal, political, anthropological and psychological side of international security. Over the last few years she became heavily involved in the energytransition, establishing a start-up in the renewable energy sector and working for a company which is trying to make the aviation sector more sustainable: SkyNRG.

At SkyNRG she is responsible for all sustainability and policy related matters. She is actively involved in the developments within the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and is the intermediate for the company’s independent Sustainability Board.

Gunnar Holen

Gunnar Holen
CEO
Nordic Blue Crude

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CEO in Nordic Blue Crude since February 2016. 

Have successfully developed the company and funded it with Seed capital. Have negotiated and secured important contracts together with his team, which includes off-take, utilities, CO2 deliveries, Oxygen deliveries / distribution. 

Background and synopsis: 
Corporate and investment finance professional with 31 years of Investment banking experience. Wast experience from fundraising and M & A Activity. Previously top rated and high profiled Investment analyst both domestically and internationally. Has shown high entrepreneurship through by developing Car from 2 to 50 employees and going from NOK0 to NOK80 in Revenues in five years. Have in all jobs been a significant contributor for the Companies where he worked. 

Previous:
COB and CEO in Bømlo Gold Exploration AS. Have successfully negotiated and secured a farm in agreement with a large international Gold Mining Company. 

Senior Advisor in ProCorp AS. I have led and participated in many different projects including fundraising, divestments, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. 

Founder (50 % owner), and CEO of CAR ASA. CAR started as an independent research and advisory company. The company excelled through an impressive return on recommended shares and portfolios. CAR achieved research ratings well ahead of bigger and more established Investment banks. Developed the company to a fully licensed brokerage firm. CAR succeeded well in Corporate Finance activities with over NOK50m in CF revenues in 2007. CAR progressed from 2 persons to 55 and from 0 to 80 million NOK in revenues in 2007 and a net profit of 12 million NOK. 

Senior Analyst in Fearnley Securities. Responsible for oil, oilservice and mining. Rated in Reuters European Small Cap Survey and Norwegian rating both for oil companies and oilservice.

Senior Analyst in Credit Agricole Indosuez Cheuvreux, based in London. Achieved no 3 rating both in 1998 and 1999 in Extel for research on Norwegian market being the sole analyst in the bank on this market and beating houses having 10 or more analyst on the same task. I also obtained high ratings in Reuters Small cap surveys. Secured participation for the company in several major international placements. 

Head of Research in Handelsbanken Markets Norway. Achieved high national ratings. Secured and carried out several large CF assignments. I was voted the best presenter of all analysts in the bank at the Handelsbanken Academy. 

Managing Partner i R.S. Platou Securities. One of the founders of the company. Established the company and lifted it to a serious player with a 3 % market share within one year. 

Head of Research in BB Fonds, Bergen Banks Investment Bank (now merged to DnBMarkets). The research group, built up was rated the best in Norway. 

Have conducted many speeches at seminars and participated in panel debates. This has been for different organizations such as NHO (the Norwegian Employers Organization, the Norwegian Investor Relations association, the Norwegian association for Investment research analysts, the Norwegian share owner’s organization, the Student organization at Norwegian School of management (BI), the Norwegian Institute for Public Accountants and Oslo Stock Exchange.

Ylwa Alwarsdotter

Ylwa Alwarsdotter
Executive Vice-President, Business Development
SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals

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Ylwa Alwarsdotter is Executive Vice President Business Development at SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals. Prior to that she was Responsible for Marketing, Purchase, Logistics and Distribution at SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals. She worked 20 years within Pulp and Paper Industry in leading positions from Research, Development to Sales and Marketing. She is working at the board of IKEM (Innovation and Chemical Industries), BioFuel Region and is a member of several groups in the field of Bio-Based Economy and Industrial Policy within CEFIC. Three years in row Il Bioeconomista has dedicated a tribute to her for making the bioeconomy happen.

Vinesh Sinha

Vinesh Sinha
Managing Director
FatHopes Energy Sdn Bhd

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Vinesh Sinha, the CEO and founder of FatHopes Energy, has been at the forefront of the sustainable biofuel industry for in access of a decade, prioritising the most transparent, accountable and robust supply chains for sustainable biofuels implementation. Under his watch the organisation has developed some state of the art solution to provide real time traceability of waste and residues aggregated, providing peace of mind across the supply chain. In the recent year the system has caught the attention of global regulators with a potential of it becoming widely accepted as a true traceability solution - enabling subsidies and incentives to be accurate calculated and disbursed. His work spans throughout the world and he has managed to engage and push his ideology to the highest levels of the largest corporations in the world that produce vast amounts of waste and residue based vegetable oil that act as a feedstock that the organisation converts to biofuels and supply's large global oil and gas companies predominantly in Europa and USA. He started the organisation at a tender age of 19 and now more than a decade later has become an iconic Entrepreneur in Asia, winning several awards including the Forbes 30 under 30 2018, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and has been identified as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.

Emmanuel Desplechin

Emmanuel Desplechin
Secretary General
ePURE

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Graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Bordeaux, France, and holder of an LL.M in European Law from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, Emmanuel Desplechin is in charge of Government Affairs and Secretary General at ePURE.

Prior to that, Emmanuel was the Secretary General of the Industrial Ethanol Association for several years. In 2008, he joined UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, to open its office in Brussels. In March 2011 he joined the Danish biotech company Novozymes as Senior Manager for Public Affairs. He was appointed in his current functions at ePURE in September 2013.

Angel Alvarez Alberdi

Angel Alvarez Alberdi
Secretary General
Waste to Advanced Biofuels Association

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Angel Alberdi is the Secretary General of the European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA), a Brussels-based association defending the interests of EU UCO Collectors and the advanced biofuels industry at-large. Mr. Alberdi has been active in public and government affairs in the Energy sector in Brussels for more than 10 years, with relevant professional experiences in the European Commission, European trade associations, international consultancies and law firms.

Stephen Wetmore

Stephen Wetmore
Business Development Directo
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

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An economist by training, Stephen is a strategist and pragmatic optimist with a deep knowledge and unique blend of experiences in sustainability, market transformation, innovation, circular-economy, built environment, agriculture, conservation, business development, and brand and marketing.

Driven by a passion for people and equitable growth within the boundaries of our planet, he has often combined formal work experience with social enterprise and conservation. With more than 20 years’ experience, and a career that has spanned 4 continents and all sectors, he brings a diversity of unique perspectives and skills garnered from a range of roles and leadership positions.

Incisive in identifying shifts and understanding significant issues of materiality and levers for innovation and change, he has a solid track record in merging sustainability and business development to drive organisational and/or business success, and finding systemic solutions to create shared value and systems impact.Always looking for collaboration and finding synergy, Stephen previously drove Sustainable Business, Partnerships, and Innovations with WWF. Much of his work targeted market transformation, and low carbon bio-economy transitions.

With RSB he works with government, civil society, industry and companies alike to drive RSB’s impact around the globe. Prior to joining RSB as Business Development Director, Stephen served as Chair of the RSB Board of Directors.

Rianne de Vries

Rianne de Vries
Manager Business and Government
GoodFuels

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As Manager Business and Government Rianne is part of the Innovation team at GoodFuels. She is in charge of all GoodFuels Innovation projects. These projects are key for developing new sustainable marine biofuels and accelerating the shift towards a zero carbon transport sector. Apart from the management of these projects, Rianne kick starts new projects by joining together knowledge experts from industry, government and knowledge institutes. Before joining GoodFuels Rianne worked as a consultant in the field of innovation management, advising clients in the maritime transport sector on their innovation strategy and developing innovation roadmaps and business models.

Mark Waddington

Mark Waddington
Associate Director
Channoil Consulting

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Mark is a bilingual senior consultant and associate director at Channoil Consulting. He has over 30 years’ experience of refining, trading, supply and commercial sales. Mark worked for 21 years at BP in a variety of commercial roles in refining, trading and marketing. After BP, Mark worked at Argus Media and World Fuel Services, where he ran their UK ground fuels wholesaling business, before joining Channoil Consulting in 2017.

He is an experienced project leader, with emphasis on strategy and commercial development in downstream fuels supply chain, commercial due diligence and bankable market studies. He has extensive recent knowledge of the UK fuels supply chain and European biofuels markets.

Recent project experience:

- Bankable market study of East Africa LPG market for a PE-backed storage company
- Commercial and HR due diligence on fuel import and supply chain facilities in Jordan
- Market Options Study and strategy development for an independent UK refiner
- Market entry study for renewable diesel

Giacomo Rispoli

Giacomo Rispoli
Executive Vice President
Eni Refining & Marketing

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Giacomo Rispoli holds a degree in Chemical Engineering.

He joined Eni Refining & Marketing in 1986, after spending five years working as process engineer.

Currently he is the EVP advisor of COO Eni Refining & Marketing, for Conventional and Advanced Biofuels, and Waste-to-Fuel and Sustainable Mobility proprietary technologies.

From 2015 to June 2019 he was EVP of Portfolio Management & Supply and Licensing.

From 2014 to May 2015 he was EVP of Industrial Project Initiatives and Asset Portfolio Development.

From 2010 to July 2014 he was EVP of Research, Technological Development & Projects. He was responsible for the implementation of the first EST (Eni Slurry Technology) industrial unit in the world, in Eni Sannazzaro refinery, started up on October 2013. He was also responsible of biofuels development projects, as the conversion of the Venice petroleum refinery into Green Refinery which started up the biofuels production on May 2014.

From 2006 to 2010, as R&D Director he has led the development of the EST and other innovative technologies, filing numerous patents.

From 2004 to 2006, he has been the President and CEO of the Eni Gela Refinery (Sicily) and from 2001 to 2004, he has been the Venice Refinery Manager

Pharoah Le Feuvre

Pharoah Le Feuvre
Renewable Energy Expert
International Energy Agency

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Pharoah Le Feuvre is based in the Renewables Energy Division of the International Energy Agency (IEA), and undertakes analysis in the area of bioenergy for heat and power and transport biofuel markets. The basis of his presentation is the findings from the transport analysis of the IEA’s Renewables 2019 market report. An annual publication which covers renewables energy across the electricity, heat and transport sectors, assessing markets in in the previous year e.g. 2018, and providing a five year forecast e.g. 2019-24 for this year’s edition. Originally from Scotland, Pharoah has a background working in the renewable energy field in local government, energy consultancy, an energy utility and also undertaking the management of renewable power and heat subsidy schemes for the UK energy regulator. Pharoah joined the IEA in 2015 and is based in Paris.

David Sudolsky

David Sudolsky
President & CEO
Anellotech

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David Sudolsky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anellotech, which is developing the Bio-TCat™ process to produce cost-competitive renewable aromatic chemicals (benzene, toluene and xylenes, "BTX") from non-food biomass for use in making plastics such as polyester, nylon, polycarbonate, polystyrene, or for renewable transportation fuels.

Anellotech is currently evaluating loblolly pine and eventually other sustainable bio-feedstocks at its seven-story tall TCat-8® pilot plant. Anellotech complements its world-class R&D team with in-depth, long-term alliances with leaders to leverage decades of successful experience in developing and commercializing process technology. IFPEN is Anellotech's process development and scale-up partner, Johnson Matthey is the company's catalyst development partner, and Axens is Anellotech's partner for commercialization, global licensing and technical support. Industry-leading strategic partners in the BTX supply chain, including Suntory and Toyota Tsusho, as well as other confidential strategic investors, have provided funding to Anellotech.

Prior to founding Anellotech, Sudolsky was a business officer or CEO of five biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical and bioprocessing start-ups, one of which (Dura Pharmaceuticals) was sold for $1.8 billion. Sudolsky has hands-on chemical engineering experience in process design and refinery plant startups with Union Carbide, and work at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He is a firm believer in environmental education and co-led a successful five-year effort ending in 2011 to build a multi-faceted Eco Center on the roof of a public school in the middle of New York City. David attended Columbia University where he earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University's Business School and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Bernard Chaud

Bernard Chaud
Director of Industrial Strategy
Global Bioenergies

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Bernard, graduated Engineet from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale du Génie rural des eaux et des forêts, joined Global Bioenergies in 2015. He is CEO of IBN-One, the joint venture between Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union (N°2 beet sugar producer in France). IBN-One’s project is to build and operate the first commercial plant producing bio-based isobutylene. Bernard is 58 and experienced in the process industry with connections to agriculture and forest. He was in charge of biofuels at TEREOS from 2007, in charge of sugar and biofuels at French Department of Agriculture between 2003 and 2007 and, previously, hold several business positions in the potash industry as from 1988.

James Nicolle

James Nicolle
Management Consultant
e4 Tech

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James joined E4Tech having completed an MBA at Henley Business School. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working at Green Biologics (GBL), a sustainable biochemical company focused on the production of bio-butanol and bio-acetone using bacterial fermentations. Most recently at GBL, James was the Head of the Process Development Group with responsibility for a multidisciplinary team of scientists based in the UK and US. As part of this role he was heavily involved in the commissioning of GBL’s US based production facility. James held several other roles within GBL, including Head of Projects, and spent time in the laboratory as a Senior Scientist. As a Project Manager James successfully delivered a number of industrial collaborations and led several European and Innovate UK R&D grant projects covering a range of scientific disciplines. James has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Warwick where he studied the genetics of bacteria used in biomining. He also holds a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology and Virology from the University of Warwick.

Dr Ausilio Bauen

Dr Ausilio Bauen
Director
e4 Tech

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Dr Ausilio Bauen is a Director of E4tech, a strategy consulting firm specialising in sustainable energy. He has 20 years’ experience in sustainable energy technologies and supply chains. Ausilio works with private and public sector clients to understand opportunities and risks in sustainable energy and develop related business and policy strategies. His work covers techno-economic, environmental, market, business and policy aspects. In particular, Ausilio advises energy and automotive companies, technology developers, industry associations and governments on growth and sustainability aspects of biofuels. He is part of advisory panels for a range of organisations, including the IEA's Bioenergy Roadmap Advisory Group, the Climate Bonds Initiative's Technical Working Group on bioenergy, and the selection panel for UK Department for Transport Fuels for Freight and Flight Competition. Since 2006 he has been advising the UK Department for Transport on the development of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation.

Giulio Volpi

Giulio Volpi
Directorate General for Energy
European Commission

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Biography pending.

 

Floorplan

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor

anellotech

Consumers increasingly value products, packaging and fuels produced from sustainable resources. Sustainable technology company Anellotech wants to help meet this demand by commercializing technology for the production of cost-competitive renewable chemicals and fuels.

Anellotech’s patented Bio-TCat™ process produces 100% bio-based BTX (i.e. benzene, toluene and xylene) ‘drop-in’ aromatic chemicals, offering a solution to the lack of efficient, scalable processes for producing BTX from renewable, non-food biomass. In addition to BTX, Bio-TCat technology produces a heavier aromatics product, which can be used as bio-marine fuel, or can be upgraded to make diesel or jet fuel blendstocks.

Anellotech was founded in 2008 and has raised US$80 million in cash and in-kind contributions to date. These considerable investments come from our highly-motivated strategic partners, who are working alongside us to develop and commercialize Bio-TCat, our efficient, eco-friendly thermal catalytic process which helps chemical producers and brand owners economically meet environmental sustainability goals. A recent Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) review of Anellotech’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), by Jacobs Engineering Group showed that renewably-sourced Bio-TCat products produce significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to identical petro-based chemicals.

Anellotech’s bio-aromatics are currently produced using loblolly pine feedstock from the southern United States at Anellotech’s T-Cat8® pilot plant in Silsbee, Texas. Commercially-viable process yields and catalyst performance have been demonstrated and TCat-8 has shown stable, consistent and safe process operations in multi-month studies. As a result, Anellotech has begun planning for scale-up design and engineering of a commercial plant.

Anellotech’s world-class R&D team is jointly developing the Bio-TCat process through long-term partnerships with leaders in process development, catalysis, engineering design, and licensing. Anellotech’s alliance network includes:

  • Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company which is co-developing and providing catalysts for the development program and will manufacture catalysts for commercial use
  • IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), the French public research entity, is collaborating with Anellotech throughout the process development program.
  • Axens, an international provider of licensed advanced technologies, is our partner for commercialization, global licensing, basic engineering design, start-up and technical support for licensees.
  • Suntory, one of the world’s leading consumer beverage companies, has partnered with Anellotech to advance the development and commercialization of cost-competitive bio-aromatics, including bio-paraxylene, the key component needed to make a 100 percent bio-based PET beverage bottles
  • Toyota Tsusho Corporation, is the Toyota Group's general trading company that develops diversified businesses. Toyota Tsusho announced publicly its investment in Anellotech in July 2016.  

Want to find out more about Anellotech? Contact us to request a copy of an overview presentation about Anellotech and the Bio-TCat process.

 

Networking Drinks Sponsor

Nature Energy

Nature Energy Biogas – Biomethane production environmentally and economically sustainable
Nature Energy has clear goals in developing and operating large scale biogas facilities. This results in efficient biogas and biomethane production and ensures society gets the highest sustainable yield.

We develop and operate biogas facilities in all parts of Denmark, locally run, and centrally monitored. Biogas plants such as this one help to consolidate the renewable energy industry in Europe and contribute to low-carbon development by reducing fossil fuel dependence with a clean and viable alternative.

Nature Energy market the produced biomethane to various consumers in Europe. Examples of these are major car manufacturer, Utilities adding biomethane to the natural gas mix, to the production of biomethanol, and for CNG driven buses and garbage trucks throughout Denmark.

 

Coffee Break Sponsor

STX

STX Commodities is an international environmental commodities liquidity provider. STX’s mission is to facilitate energy producers, utilities, industrials, oil majors and corporates in Europe and North America to manage their environmental portfolio by offering market access and tailored solutions. STX has built an extensive network and knowledge in European biomethane and electricity market and is therefore able to offer a wide range of products and arbitrage opportunities. Visit www.stxcommodities.com

 

Silver Sponsor

Shell

About Shell New Energies
Shell established its New Energies division in 2016. Shell New Energies focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, being involved at almost every stage of the process, from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers. Shell aims to make electricity a significant part of its business. Shell’s New Energies business is seeking to leverage the company’s strengths in fast-growing and commercial parts of the energy industry. For more information, go to https://www.shell.com/newenergies

Royal Dutch Shell plc
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com.

 

Lanyard Sponsor

SCB

SCB is the world’s largest biofuel brokerage group of companies and is a market leader in European Grains and Softs as well as carbon reduction credit markets. Founded in 2006, the company’s goal is to promote the adoption of a low carbon future. As broker, SCB connects buyers and sellers of commodities across the globe covering both physical and derivative markets. We serve the commodities industry through increased price transparency and by lowering trading costs. Our commitment is to a relentless pursuit of our clients’ goals. Our integrity guides us, and our clients benefit from our focused vision. SCB Group has offices in Chicago, Puerto Rico, London, Nyon and Singapore. The firm also offers global expertise in RINS and other government credit markets as well as glycerine, UCO, tallow and paper swaps on biofuels.

 

Bronze Sponsor

Texaco Havoline

Texaco Havoline has been established in Europe for over 100 years. Havoline engine oils have delivered advanced technology, outstanding engine protection and proven performance since 1904. Today, Havoline with Deposit ShieldTM technology continues to protect engines against harmful deposits, help improve performance and optimise fuel economy.

Texaco Havoline range of products includes high performance engine oils, transmission fluids and antifreeze and coolants.

 

Wifi Sponsor

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas has been shaping a world of trust for over 190 years.

We are a world leading inspection and testing organisation for the growing commodities industry. Focused on our clients, we’re driven by society and the industries we serve.

Our global network of state-of-the-art laboratories located at every major shipping port and petroleum terminal hub, offer independent laboratory testing and related services across Oil & Petrochemicals, Metals & Minerals and Agriculture & Food markets.

Our experts offer invaluable industry experience with the added value of local knowledge, specific to each region we represent.

 
     

Exhibitors

CORROCOAT Ltd

Exhibitor

Corrocoat Ltd
We manufacture and apply glass flake coatings to protect equipment from corrosion in aggressive areas. We work heavily in the BIO-ENERGY market and have proven success in protecting many areas. Ducting, stacks, pipework, tanks, vessels, concrete and work in the baghouse We have 37 operation around the world and can save you time and money by using our systems which provide long term protection in aggressive service environments.

 
Dorset Green Machines

Exhibitor

Dorset Green Machines, a Dutch machine manufacturing enterprise. Our focus is on “commercially attractive solutions for treatment of biomass waste products”.

We are specialists in using available residual heat for drying biomasses, such as:

   - manure,
   - digestate,
   - woodchips,
   - sewage sludge,
   - other biomasses

Dorset produces anything from plug-and-play solutions up to complete processing factories.

Dorset manufactures complete pelleting plants in plug-and-play container solutions. Pelletizing makes the dried product more marketable and significantly decreases the volume.

Other treatment options we offer:

   - Vacuum evaporation can be used for effective separation of water from substance.
   - Pyrolysis for processing biomass into ash, oil and gas.

Our dryers are frequently provided with biological or chemical Air Cleaning, which reduce odour, dust and ammonia emissions.

Let us know the material you want to process and what your situation is. We will tell you what solutions we would recommend.

DORSET GREEN MACHINES
Weverij 26
7122 MS AALTEN
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)543 472103
E beurs@dorset.nu
I https://www.dorset.nu/green-machines/solutions/

 
STOCKER INDUSTRIE sa/nv

Exhibitor

Stocker lndustrie has been providing service to customers since 1952. We offer products from Bacharach, Danfoss-Safag, Monarch, MRU, De/taOhm, as well as our own manufactured Spirafiltre line of oil and hydraulic filters.

We specialise in providing equipment which improves efficiency and reliability in all oil and hydraulic pumping and filtration systems. We offer a full range of equipment including:

- high capacity/pressure pumping systems
- fluid dynamic based filters
- advanced combustion analysers
- precision nozzles

All of our products are provided with Stocker lndustrie's full service and maintenance coverage which reduces downtime and unplanned service interruptions.

Our Mission

We deliver the highest quality and most reliable products for you, our customers.

We work closely with you for the long-term so we can anticipate your changing needs and can provide solutions in the shortest time possible.

 
The Oil Market Journal

Exhibitor

The Oil Market Journal was founded with the aim of providing large volume oil buyers with reliable intraday assessments on Rotterdam Spot Market trading in refined products such as road diesel, gasoline, heating oil and jet fuel.

The OMJ has expanded rapidly and today offers a broad range of biofuel and feedstock prices, news and analysis which are delivered to clients via a suite of innovative delivery systems.

The company is managed by a team of experienced oil and technology professionals and has a proven track record of combining accurate market analysis with reliable intra price assessments and innovative technologies.

 
Ductor

Exhibitor

Changing the world through biotech - Ductor

Our groundbreaking technology revolutionizes the biogas industry while addressing major global issues surrounding waste management, increased food demand and clean energy needs.

 
MRU

Exhibitor

We are a family-owned enterprise based in Neckarsulm-Obereisesheim, Germany, which manufactures high quality and durable portable and stationary Emission Monitoring Systems for the HVAC / Installers market and industrial applications. Our wide range of products includes instruments for mobile and stationary gas analysis, biogas and syngas analysis, automotive exhaust gas analysis as well as precision digital manometers.

MRU was founded on 1st, June 1984 with just two employees and developed into a nationally as well as internationally respected enterprise. At its headquarters in Neckarsulm-Obereisesheim, MRU develops, produces and sells Emission Monitoring Systems for portable and stationary use all around the world. Today MRU Emission Monitoring Systems are being exported in more than 70 countries worldwide.

MRU is managed by the founder and Managing Director Erwin Hintz and the Assistant Managing Director and Sales Manager Martin Seegräber. The next generation of the family business daughter Helena Hintz and her partner Jörg Renner entered the family enterprise in 2014 and 2015

 
Saretco

Exhibitor

SARETCO is a French company specialized in supplying spare parts for Waste-To-Energy (WTE) plants (Pushers, Grates ...) for over 35 years.

With its maxim “Let's not waste our waste”, a source of energy, company has innovated numerous solutions to deal with the operator’s daily problems that ensure a long life and reduction of maintenance costs, and patented a number of combustion grate designs.

 
GAZPACK

Exhibitor

Gazpack BV was founded in 2006 as a daughter company of Airpack Netherlands BV and has since developed a unique system for upgrading biomass to green gas. The patented Sulaway® system is unique in its kind because it produces no waste; all outputs of the process are reusable. It’s a regenerative process that separates the sulphur from the biogas or oil gas, producing almost pure and usable sulphur gas and clean gas without any waste.

The Gazpack Sulaway® system can be applied in various gas streams and processes. Due to the modular building configuration and custom engineering, the Gazpack Sulaway® system can be integrated into any existing facilities and manufactured according client requirements. Our experience in both oil and gas industry as well as the agricultural sector allows us to build the best suitable installation for the required application.

 
BEES

Exhibitor

Bees, a specialist bio-event organiser, is an independent company operating within a network of international strategic partnerships to actively raise the profile and uptake of bioenergy and the bioeconomy worldwide. In the context of current and the predicted future effects of climate change, Bees is driven by the simple conviction that we must act and act now to implement sustainable solutions to this “life as we know it” threat - solutions such as those offered by the bioeconomy and bioenergy. Our current event portfolio includes bio360, the Salon Bois Energie (wood energy), Biogaz Europe and ReGen Europe.

 

Partners


Official Magazine

Partner Magazine

Bioenergy Insight

Association Partners

ePURE REA
RSB Bioenergy Australia
EWABA Bundesverband Bioenergie e.V.
European Biodiesel Board  

Supporters

nexus brokerage LSB UPM

Media Partners

Advanced Biofuels USA
F&L Asia Alternative Energy Africa Magazine
tradeindia.com BioRefineries Blog greenea
Biofuels Digest German Biofuel Portal Magazyn Biomasa
Ethanol Producer Magazine Biodiesel Magazine actualidad
Energybss worldoils Green Journal
Green Match PV Europe INAWE
REVOLVE energy central  

Event Partner

ICCT


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Venue

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B-1000 Brussels

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Tour

FREE plant tour for all delegates

EngieNetworking really is at its best with the ENGIE plant tour at Les Awirs kicking off this year's Biofuels International Conference & Expo.

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Only 40 places available so reserve your seat NOW and take advantage of the 10% Earlybird discount. Tour date 21 October 2019

The Engie PlantAlways seen as a great ice breaker - begin networking at this year’s event with the Engie plant tour.

The Les Awirs power plant is located on the left side of the Meuse, upstream of the industrial area of Liège. By 1973 it developed a power of 670 MW distributed among five groups; the main fuels were coal and natural gas. Three units have been definitively decommissioned in 1998. Whilst unit 5 is still powered by natural gas, unit 4 experienced in 2005 an unprecedented conversion: coal has been completely replaced by wood residues as fuel, a world first!

Join your fellow delegates and speakers and really get to know them before the conference and expo starts on the 22nd October.

The next day following the conference, we have a networking drinks reception. These are just some of the FREE networking opportunities we have lined up for you this year, all included in your delegate pass. And don’t forget your pass gives you free access to the concurrent Biogas Congress and Expo and the Biomass Congress & Expo

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Save €1,395 - 3 for 2 -Only pay for 2 delegates when registering 3 from your companyThe 2019 delegate rates start from €699 + vat for one day or €1,395 + vat for 2 days.

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