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Advanced Biofuels Conference 2019

Elite Hotel Marina Tower Stockholm
Saltsjöqvarns kaj 25, Stockholm
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September 17 - 19, 2019
08:00 - 17:00
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Svebio, Swedish Bioenergy Association
Elite Hotel Marina Tower Stockholm
September 17 - 19, 2019
08:00 - 17:00

What to expect - Confirmed speakers

The conference offers three days with more than 170 decision-making attendees from the entire value chain: feedstock to consumer brands via policy, technology, finance and innovation. It’s a one-stop-shop to meet new partners from across the entire advanced biofuels sector, at one time in one place. Seven sessions will comprise the conference with the following topics:

  1. Political strategies and visions – how to reduce transport emissions and dependency on fossil fuels
    There are many options to create policies for reducing fossil fuels, be it reduction quota or volume quota mandates or carbon pricing and taxation with tax exemption. However, there have been different and sometimes conflicting effects – what works, what does not work and why?

  2. Advanced biofuels for Europe – partnerships and challenges for business opportunities
    The last 18 months have seen a surge of investment announcements into advanced biofuels. The Nordic forest industry has been a major driver but also European agriculture, as well as urban green waste and wastewater treatment plants. Will the road bend or continue straight-on?

  3. Policy and industry perspectives – possibilities and commercialisation
    Find out what is behind the new surge in investments – have investors found new confidence in advanced biofuel policies and policymakers or are there other factors such as disruptive technologies that change the game?

  4. Future for road transport – where are we heading?
    Some argue that E-mobility (electric) is the only way replace fossil fuels, with proposing bans on diesel and gasoline internal combustion engines (ICE). Others are pushing for G-mobility (power to gas with hydrogen). However, ICE’s will be around for decades to come not just in road vehicles. B-mobility (biofuels) is also the only option that works in all existing engines right now.

  5. Clean biofuels – the bridge to fossil free transport
    There is a strong trend for cleaner emissions where both electric transport and biofuels are now expanding in heavy-duty vehicles and working machinery. Clean bio-fuels such as 100% FAME, HVO100, E85 and ED95 and 100% CBG biomethane are available today. The bridge can only be constructed from both ends. But how shall this bridge develop?

  6. Biofuels in aviation and marine transport – we are flying and sailing green
    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the IATA and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have targets to reduce their CO2 emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 and 2008, respectively. The challenge for aviation is production and cost for biojet. Though shipping has a range of options. How can these be combined?

  7. Biofuels and biochemicals in a changing climate
    Never before has the global awareness of climate change been larger. There is a clock ticking for when the last fossil fuel can be used. How shall biofuels act in the environment of extinction rebellion and demands for rapid, total society change? How can sustainability be turned around as a competitive edge rather than a burden of dismissed trust?

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gustav Melin, CEO, SVEBIO, Sweden
  • Panu Routasalo, Vice President, UPM, Finland
  • Glaucia Mendes Souza, Professor / President of the FAPESP Bioenergy Research Program BIOEN, Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • Emanuele Fratantuono, Biofuel Trader, Renewable Energy Group, The Netherlands
  • Karin Varverud, Founder and Part-owner, Energifabriken / Ecobränsle, Sweden
  • Andreas Teir, Vice President, Development, Renewable Products, Neste Corporation, Finland
  • Sofia Winternell, Business Developer, SEKAB, Sweden
  • Steve Rogers, Business Development Manager, Licella, Australia
  • Jack Saddler, Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • James D. (Jim) McMillan, Chief Engineer, NREL, USA
  • Anna Soltorp, Head of Sustainability, BRA – Braathens Regional Airlines, Sweden
  • Marianne Langvik, Commercial and Finance Manager, Biokraft, Norway
  • Anne Sophie Vinther Hansen, Maersk Sustainability, Denmark
  • Gerhard Muggen, CEO, BTG-BTL, The Netherlands
  • René Backes, Business Development Specialist Renewables, BASF, Germany
  • Tomas Ekbom, Program Director, BioDriv, SVEBIO, Sweden
  • Magnus Edin, CEO, Sunpine AB, Sweden
  • Svante Axelsson, General Director, Fossil-Free-Sweden, Sweden
  • Henrik Henriksson, CEO, Scania, Sweden

More speakers will follow.