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Biofuels International programme

DAY ZERO: 3rd October 2017

Join us on DAY ZERO: 3rd October 2017 for a Pre-conference Whisky Distillery Tour

DAY ONE: 4th October 2017

9.15 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Martin Tangney, President, Celtic Renewables

9.30 Advanced biofuels strategy through to 2030
Rob Wakely, Head of Low Carbon Fuels Division, Energy Technology and International Directorate, Department for Transport (DfT)

10.00 Investing in advanced biofuels: technology options and policy support
Andrew Murfin, General Manager, Advanced Biofuels, Shell

10.30 Networking break

11.00 Bioenergy and Scotland's low-carbon economy
Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

11.30 UK policy uncertainty, reintroducing E10 and the future of the bioethanol market
Grant Pearson, Commercial Manager, Ensus

12.00 Q&A with this morning's speakers - panel

12.45 Networking Lunch

 

Session 2
Overcoming today's challenges

Session 3
What does the future hold?

2.00 Opening remarks from the Chair
Yuan-Sheng, Analyst, Lux Research

2.00 Opening remarks from the Chair
Mark Simmers, CEO, Celtic Renewables

2.15 Biofuels perceptions and implications

  • How global perceptions of biofuels impact their development
  • Case study: first generation biofuels

Jessica Robinson, Communications Director, NBB

2.15 Scotland National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology including the Biorefinery Roadmap

  • Progress to date against this plan with case studies
  • What needs to be done to achieve the 2025 target
  • Feedstock Mapping tool – a highly interactive model for identifying all of Scotland's available biomass by volume, composition, value and location

Roger Kilburn, CEO of IBioIC

2.45 Feedstocks & their pricing dynamics:
How are market conditions and policy initiatives shaping our future?

John Cropley, Head of Liquid Products Research, ED&F Man

2.45 Replacing fossil based hydrocarbons and their pollution with practical alternatives
Chris Wilcox
, Vice President of Business Development, Gevo

3.15 Networking break 3.15 Networking break

3.45 Policy outlook for biofuels in the United States
Robin Vercruse, Vice President of Policy and Environment, Fuel Freedom Foundation

3.45 Small scale methanol plants in the context of the EU's post 2020 strategy

  • How advanced fuels such as methanol help achieve EU targets
  • Analysis of RED II and impact on first generation producers
  • How existing ethanol producers can improve their greenhouse gas savings

Christian Schweitzer, Managing Director, BSE Engineering

4.15 The Dawn of a New Era in Global Biofuel Capacity Expansion

  • The Global biofuels industry is projected to grow to 67 billion gallons per year (BGY) by 2022, albeit at a much slower pace than before.
  • key technology trends
  • strategies enabling the next era of the biofuels industry

Yuan-Sheng, Analyst, Lux Research

4.15 Methanol - The fuel of the future!

  • Why methanol from bio and electricity is the fuel of the future
  • Short-term markets:
    • Increased CO2 reduction for biodiesel producers
    • Gasoline-blends
    • Bio-MTBE
  • Long-term markets

Per Koustrup, CO-founder, Nordic Green

 

4.45 Close of Conference and Networking Drinks Reception
with Whisky tasting session hosted by Celtic Renewables

DAY TWO: 5th October 2017

BIOFUELS STREAM

9.15 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Graeme Walker, Professor, Abertay University

9.30 RED II: status report
Thomas Gameson, Independent Consultant

10.00 Conventional EU ethanol: Safe, effective and free of adverse side effects

  • Case study: Pannonia Ethanol
  • Land use change explained
  • Renewable Energy Directive post-2020

James Cogan, Technology, Industry and Policy Analyst, Ethanol Europe Renewables Limited

10.30 Networking break

11.00 EU RED II, discussion around the phasing out of 1st sugarcane biofuel, outlook of sugarcane based ethanol production, state of sustainable ethanol production.
Sonia Slavinski, Standard Manager, Bonsucro

11.30 Red II Q&A with this morning's speakers

11.45 Ethanol producers making more with less
Membrane solution that increases throughput and yield while reducing water and energy cost
Gillian Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Whitefox Technologies

12.15 Biofuel perspectives from the IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2017
Pharoah Le Feuvre, Renewable Energy Expert, International Energy Agency

12.45 Networking lunch

1.40 Introduction from the chair
Graeme Walker, Professor, Abertay University

1.45 Analysis of the European biofuels market: pricing & trading
Tim Worledge, Platts Agriculture, S&P Global Platts

2.15 Networking break

2.45 UK biodiesel markets post RTFO 2 and post-Brexit
Dickon Posnett, Development Director, Argent Energy

3.15 End of conference

 
TO REGISTER FOR THE BIOFUELS STREAM CLICK HERE
 

There is still a chance to be part of the 2017 conference programme. Please send your contact details and a short abstract to:

Margaret Dunn

Conference Co-ordinator
Email:
   margaret@biofuels-news.com
Tel:  +44 (0)208 687 4183

 

Bioenergy Insight programme

DAY ZERO: 3rd October 2017

Join us on DAY ZERO: 3rd October 2017 for a Pre-conference Whisky Distillery Tour

DAY ONE: 4th October 2017

9.15 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Martin Tangney, President, Celtic Renewables

9.30 Advanced biofuels strategy through to 2030
Rob Wakely, Head of Low Carbon Fuels Division, Energy Technology and International Directorate, Department for Transport (DfT)

10.00 Investing in advanced biofuels: technology options and policy support
Andrew Murfin, General Manager, Advanced Biofuels, Shell

10.30 Networking break

11.00 Bioenergy and Scotland’s low-carbon economy
Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

11.30 UK policy uncertainty, reintroducing E10 and the future of the bioethanol market
Grant Pearson, Commercial Manager, Ensus

12.00 Q&A with this morning's speakers - panel

12.45 Networking Lunch

 

Session 1
The big picture

2.00 Opening remarks from the Chair

Andy Yuill, Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Natural Power

2.15 Mapping the supply chain

  • An industry in transition: Global overview
  • Analysing recent trends and forecasts in global wood pellet supply
  • Understand how wood pellet producers are responding to global shifts

William Strauss, Founder and President, Future Metrics

2.45 Exploring Industrial Wood Pellet Pricing and the European Landscape

  • Insight into key pricing in the European market
  • Overview of key projects planned and existing
  • Key price drivers and policy

Brodie Govan, biomass broker, Voyage Power

3.15 Networking break

3.45 Ensuring sustainability at scale

  • Analysing the three pillars of sustainability: Certification, transparency, and care for the forest landscape

Daniel Davidson, international sales director, Enviva

4.15 The bankability factor: investors and incentives

  • Financing bioenergy projects

Chris Holmes, Head of Waste & Bioenergy, Green Investment Group

 

4.45 Close of Conference and Networking Drinks Reception
with Whisky tasting session hosted by Celtic Renewables

DAY TWO: 5th October 2017

BIOENERGY STREAM

9.15 Welcome from chair
Andy Yuill, Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Natural Power

9.30 Brexit effect on bioenergy market

  • Exploring the role of bioenergy in the industrial strategy post-Brexit

James Court, head of policy and public affairs, Renewable Energy Association

10.00 Update on the wood-based bioenergy sector in North America

  • Wood-based bioenergy in North America: All roads lead to pellet exports

Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Centre

10.30 Networking break

11.00 Greening the UK's gas network 2012-20

  • A look at biomethane 2012-2020: how will the market develop?

John Scott Kerr, Head of Business Development, Future Biogas UK

11.30 Green your fleet

  • Biomethane as a commercial and sustainable fuel for buses and trucks

Jonas Strömberg, Director for Sustainable Solutions, Scania

12.00 What is next for energy-from-waste plants in the UK?
Dan Cooke, External Affairs Manager, Viridor

12.30 The opportunity for development of the circular economy
Richard Gueterbock, Director & founder shareholder, Clearfleau

1.00 Networking lunch

2.10 Introduction from the chair

2.15 Latest in pyrolysis AD systems

  • Integration of pyrolysis and AD. How biogas production can benefit?

Dr Jan Mumme, Edinburgh University and founder of start- up company Carbogenics

2.45 The future of gas from a UK perspective

  • The role of BioSNG in the decarbonisation of heat and transport
  • The prospects for the large-scale supply of renewable gas following the introduction of the BioSNG demonstration-scale waste-to-energy plant in Swindon

David Pickering, Project Manager, BioSNG, Cadent Gas

3.15 Delivering AD plants

  • Successful contracting structures and risk allocation

Dr Stephen Wise, associate director and waste technical lead, Amec Foster Wheeler

3.45 End of conference

 
TO REGISTER FOR THE BIOENERGY STREAM CLICK HERE
 

Be part of the 2017 Bioenergy conference programme. Please send your contact details and a short abstract to:

Liz Gyekye

Email:   liz@woodcotemedia.com
Tel:  +44 (0)208 687 4183

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