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Advanced Biofuels Conference 2021

IVA Conference Center
Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
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September 21 - 23, 2021
08:00 - 16:00
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Svebio, Swedish Bioenergy Association
IVA Conference Center
September 21 - 23, 2021
08:00 - 16:00

Conference programme

Biofuels – bioliquids, and green gases – are essential in the global effort to replace fossil fuels and reach the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. As businesses, industries, and societies begin a green recovery in a post-pandemic world, the demand for transportation fuels is expected to rise. Biofuels are an important and reliable climate-neutral part of the solution available today – and viable for tomorrow!

In the European Union (EU), the goals are clear for 2030 with the implementation of the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in effect as of 2021. The EU Green Deal could provide a leap-frog opportunity in getting Europe Fit for 55 in terms of capacity buildout of renewable and sustainable transportation fuels. Fuels that, by displacing their fossil counterparts, improve local air quality and provide genuine greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the existing vehicle, vessel and aircraft fleets. However, this requires long-term and coherent policies, technology agnostic and market neutral legislation, and a holistic life cycle approach to steering instruments.

Advanced biofuels go hand-in-hand with conventional biofuels, including biomethane, towards reducing emissions in national transport sectors, not least in the hard to electrify aviation, marine, and heavy-duty transport sectors. Green hydrogen, biobased – and recycled carbon electro-fuels (e-fuels), and electrification of the transport sector complement transportation’s fossil fuel exit.

The 2021 conference will highlight the latest developments in European and international policy, the energy system transition to renewable fuels, new technologies and partnerships – with the leading players presented. There is rapid progress in capacity build out for renewable diesel (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) not least by retrofitting existing refinery and infrastructure assets. Much hope is being pinned on green hydrogen and e-fuels such as methanol and ammonia – what findings can be shown?

Tuesday 21 September

Chair: Johanna Mossberg, Vice President Biorefinery and Energy
at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Prel.)

The frontier in policy changes – how to boldly go to
reduce transport emissions and fossil fuels dependancy

Europe working together for a green future
Emma Wiesner, Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament, Sweden (Invited)

Value of the forest - Investing in biofuels and biomethanol
Sari Pajari-Sederholm, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Metsä Group, Finland (Invited)

Energy innovations made in Austria - The Green Deal for climate-neutral transportation
Theodor Zillner, Deputy Head of Department, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria (Invited)

Scale-up and market opportunities of renewable ethanol from Brazil
Emily Rees, European Representative, UNICA Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, Brazil (Prel.)

International collaboration and business
opportunities for advanced biofuels

The value of renewable fuels for an oil company - Future trends and market change
Kasia Hietala, Director of the Board, Exxon Mobil, Finland (Invited)

Industry perspectives – possibilities and commercialization

Three commercial pathways for sustainable fuel production
Dan Szeezil, Manager - Renewable Fuels, Honeywell UOP, USA

Investing in large-scale biofuel production and renewable energy
Mika Anttonen, Chairman of the Board, St1 Nordic, Finland (Invited)

Circular energy solutions - from forest to fuel in large scale
Amy Herbert, Chief Commercial Officer, Haldor Topsoe, USA (Invited)


Wednesday 22 September

Chair: Johanna Mossberg, Vice President Biorefinery and Energy
at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Prel.)

Electrofuels as the bridge to electrification
of transport with renewable carbon

Project AIR - First-of-a-kind, large-scale, commercial size electro-based blue methanol plant
Anna Berggren, Vice President Sustainability, Perstorp, Sweden (Prel.)

Value-added steel manufacturing - Potential of CCU-based hydrogen and methanol
Kristjana María Kristjánsdóttir, Project Manager, Carbon Recycling International, Iceland (Invited)

Integrated production of biomethanol as marine fuel with CO2 from the heating sector
Kristina Säfsten, CEO, Övik Energi, Sweden (Invited)

Clean biofuels and the future of combustion engines

Futurol - Advanced technology for cellulosic ethanol treatment
Larissa Perotta, Renewables Business Development Manager, Axens, France

BioTfuel - Targeting the development of advanced biodiesel and biojet fuels
Michael Hecquet, Coordinator for BioTfueL project, Total, France (Prel.)

Climate targets 2030 for mobility require cap on fossil fuels
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum, Finland (Invited)

Transition of aviation and marine transportation with biofuels

Green transition with the production of sustainable biofuels and chemical products
Mallikarjun Navalgund, President, Praj Industries, India (Prel.)

Goldilocks at sea - The story of lignin as marine fuel
Adnan Cavka, Chief Technology and Business Developmemt Officer, SEKAB, Sweden (Prel.)

Closing remarks
Tomas Ekbom, Conference Director, SVEBIO, Sweden


More speakers will follow.
Please note that the programme is subject to change.