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International Biogas Congress & Expo - innovations in biogas + International Biomass Congress & Expo -  Bringing biomass markets closer
‘The Biofuels International Conference covers a wide range of biofuel-related
topics, keeping us updated with key changes in the industry’
Senior biofuels manager, Repsol
‘The Biofuels International Conferenceprovides a unique location for amulti-feedstock, international,business-focused event. It is amongthe best events I have participated inover the past three years’
Development engineer, Meva Energy
‘The Biofuels International Conferenceprovides a unique location for amulti-feedstock, international,business-focused event. It is amongthe best events I have participated inover the past three years’
Development engineer, Meva Energy

INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A PAPER - CLICK HEREThe 13th Biofuels International Conference & Expo will 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 held in Brussels, Belgium and 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.

To join us as a sponsor, exhibitor or potential speaker please contact / +44 203 551 5751


DAY ONE: 23rd March 2021

9.00 Welcoming remarks from the Chair:
Angel Alvarez Alberdi, Secretary General, EWABA

9.05 The role of biofuels as part of the Energy Transition
Olivier Mace, Biofuels Director, Independent Consultant

9.35 Impact of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) on biofuels demand: a choice of quality over quantity
Theo Zisis, Senior Oil Demand Analyst, EMEARC Refining and Oil Products Markets, Wood Mackenzie

10.05 Cellulosic biofuels and contribution of biomass based biofuels to decarbonization of transport
Dario Giordano, International Development and Licensing, Licensing Green Chemistry Manager, Versalis

10.35 Networking break

11.00 EU Biofuels Outlook 2020-2050: impact of covid-19 and European Green Deal

  • Regulatory biofuel demand drivers including RED II, FQD and national blending mandates
  • Impact of European Green Deal and Covid-19 on the abovementioned
  • Effect of changing base pools and feedstock limits on FAME, HVO, ethanol and biomethane markets
  • Detailed quantitative supply and demand outlook for individual countries as well as European aggregate

Cornelius Claeys, Analyst, Fuel & Transport, Stratas Advisors

11.30 Case study: the role of renewable diesel in a low carbon future
Ilkka Räsänen, VP of Public Affairs, Neste Oil

12.00 Advanced Biofuels a new business segment in traditional forest industry
Henrik Brodin, Business Development Manager, Sodra

12.30 Moving Fuel forward: the advantages of waste biodiesel
Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos, Public Affairs Director, Renewable Energy Group

1.00 Networking lunch

2.10 Session two: Opening remarks from the Chair

2.15 Emerging risks for ethanol trade
Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM

2.45 An analysis of European legislation for 2030 – compliance with RED II
European Biodiesel Board

3.15 Networking break

3.45 Importance of biofuels to the Green Deal
Emmanual Desplechin. Secretary-General, ePure

4.15 Land Use and Biodiversity Criteria for Biofuel Feedstocks required by Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard
Lawrence Keyte, Team Lead, Sustainability and Compliance, Clean Fuel Standard, Environment and Climate Change Canada

4.45 Speaker spot reserved for Clariant

5.15 Networking drinks with the Biogas & Biomass participants

DAY TWO: 24th March 2021

9.00 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Ausilio Bauen, Director, e4Tech

9.15 How has the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the Biofuels landscape
Andrew Murfin, General Manager, Advanced Biofuels Shell

9.45 Advanced Biofuels and their role in the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 and beyond
Luc Pelkmans, Technical Coordinator - IEA Bioenergy

10.15 Networking break

10.45 Prospect for biofuels in the maritime sector
Ausilio Bauen, Director, e4Tech

11.15 Case study: Implementing sustainable aviation fuels on a global scale
Onofre Andrade, Senior Research Coordinator – Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Boeing Research & Technology

11.45 The opportunities and challenges of developing a commercial scale aviation biofuel plant
Sjoerd Raijmans, Project Lead – Future Fuels, Sky NRG

12.15 Latest developments in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

  • - How has Covid-19 impacted progress regarding sustainable aviation

Robert Boyd, Head of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, IATA

12.45 Vision of the end-user: how airlines can participate in the scale-up of largescale aviation biofuels

  • Responding to the challenge of achievable economics & availability
  • What does sustainability mean for an airline?
  • Exploring the French Road Map
  • The SAF Green Deal – how does it work?
  • Defining the regulatory framework in France by 2022

Sandra Leymonerie-Combet, Head of AFKL New Energies, Air France

1.15 Networking lunch

2.20 Session two: Opening remarks from the Chair

2.30 Making jet fuels a reality
Babette Pettersen, VP Europe, LanzaTech

3.00 Advanced biofuel markets and key drivers
Esa Sipila, senior consultant, AFRY Management Consultancy

3.30 Producing ethanol & butanol from H20, sunlight & CO2

  • Phocatalytic process using atomic quantum clusters (developed by NANOGAP) and sunlight to produce green H2 (without the needs of electricity, just sunlight and the photoreactor
  • Bioelectrochemical or fermentation process (studying both possibilities) using CO2 and with enhanced bacteria modified by CRISPR-Cas tool.

Ignacio Herraez, Commercial Representative, Nanogap

4.00 End of conference

Speaker Biographies

Luc Pelkmans

Luc Pelkmans
Managing Director
CAPREA Sustainable Solutions

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Luc Pelkmans is Technical Coordinator of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Cooperation Program and managing director of the consultancy company CAPREA Sustainable Solutions. He graduated as MSc in mechanical engineering in 1994 and worked for the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) from 1996 until 2017 as project manager on alternative transport fuels and drivetrains, biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased economy.

Eddie Tofpik

Eddie Tofpik
The Society of Technical Analysts

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Eddie started in the markets in 1980 and has worked on trading desks in Bullion, Energy, Agricultural, Softs, Metals Futures & Options. In the late 1980’s he added FX, Equities and Fixed Income to his abilities and by 1990 he’d managed desks in all of these. He joined Esprit Brokers (precursor to ADMISI) in 1991 to develop FX business & started the 24 Hour FX Desk. By 2018, after 27 successful years as Head of FX he moved over to a new role as Head of Technical Analysis and Senior Markets Analyst. Eddie is a Director of The Society of Technical Analysts in the UK. He’s also a Member of ACI-UK (the FX dealers association) and an Associate Member of the CISI. Eddie publishes ‘Eddie’s Crayons…’ Technical Analysis reviews on FX and commodity futures markets. He regularly speaks at conferences and on TV & radio.

ADM Investor Services International Limited (ADMISI) is a full service brokerage company with a 106 year history in London & international markets. ADMISI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland (UK) Limited & indirectly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company of the U.S.

Theo Zisis

Theo Zisis
Member of the Oil & NGLs research team
Wood Mackenzie

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Theo joined Wood Mackenzie in November 2019 and is a member of the Oil & NGLs research team based in the London Office. He is responsible for working primarily on oil demand modelling and forecasting for the EMEARC region. He is also responsible for our European biofuels market outlook.

Prior to working with Wood Mackenzie, Theo spent five years at Centrica where he was Senior Fundamentals Analyst in the Group Economics and Fundamentals Team. Among Theo's responsibilities at Centrica was the building and maintenance of models projecting global crude oil supply/demand balances and price. He was responsible for the analysis behind, and presentation of, the macro economic and oil sections of their monthly and half-yearly reports.

Theo holds a degree in economics from the University of Macedonia in Greece and a masters in energy, trade and finance from Cass Business School in London. He is currently undertaking data science courses which further supplement his academic qualifications.

Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd
Assistant Director, Aviation Environment
Air Transport Association (IATA

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Robert joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2013 and holds the position of Assistant Director, Aviation Environment. IATA is the trade association representing more than 290 commercial airlines and he leads IATA’s work on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). A key focus is to accelerate the global deployment of SAF while addressing policy, economic, sustainability and logistic challenges. Robert serves as a member of the United Nations ICAO Fuels Task Group, with particular focus on how SAF will be recognized under CORSIA. He is also a Director and Treasurer of the Round Table on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). Robert’s studies include a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and post graduate studies in Applied Finance. In 2008 he earned a Master’s in Business Economics from the University of Queensland. Prior to joining IATA Robert was the Head Economist for Virgin Australia Airlines.

Olly Macé

Olly Macé
Biofuels Director
BP fuels supply & midstream Europe

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Until the end of December 2020, Olivier (Olly) Macé is Biofuels Director for bp fuels supply & midstream Europe, responsible for the biofuels commercial performance in the region. Olly has worked in the Downstream Oil and Biofuels sectors for the last 30 years, holding a variety of roles across Refining, Trading, Supply & Logistics, Fuels and Lubricants Sales, Finance, Strategy etc. In 2006, BP launched the BP Biofuels organisation, aimed at developing a large-scale biofuels business based on advanced technologies and production assets. Olly joined BP Biofuels at its inception and held various managerial positions between 2006 and 2013, including Regional Director Europe & Africa and Global Head of Strategy, Regulatory Affairs & Communication. During this period, bp made a number of significant investments in the biofuels sector, most notably the acquisition of three ethanol plants in Brazil which are now part of the BP-Bunge Bioenergia JV.

Olly will retire from bp at the end of 2020 but intends to remain involved in the Biofuels sector as an independent.

Dario Giordano

Dario Giordano
Green Chemistry Licensing Manager

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Dario Giordano has been Green Chemistry Licensing Manager at Versalis since November 2018.

After graduating in Chemical Engineering at Turin Polytechnic, he joined Mossi and Ghisolfi (M&G) Group in 1990 and he had several management responsibility and covered several positions.

He has been VP R&D and Technology and member of the Executive Committee of M&G Group.

Since April 2015, Dario served as Chief Executive Officer of Beta Renewables S.p.A, leading the licensing activities of proprietary technology (PROESA ®) for the production of second generation ethanol and conversion of biomass to sugar.

Following the acquisition by Versalis of M&G Bio Perimeter on November 1st 2018, Dario joined Versalis and is in charge of licensing activities related to Green Chemistry.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

We have a number of cost-effective options to suit all budgets. To discuss please contact:
/ +44 203 551 5751


Bioenergy Insight

RSB Bioenergy Australia
EWABA Bundesverband Bioenergie e.V.
European Biodiesel Board GreenAir
Krajowa Izba Biopaliw  

nexus brokerage UPM

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




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