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Agenda

DAY ONE: 5th July 2022

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 Macé, 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

Bureau Veritas10.35 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas


11.00 Importance of biofuels to the Green Deal
Craig Winneker, Communications Director, ePURE

11.30 Case study: the role of renewable diesel in a low carbon future
Johannes Lehken, Head of Public Affairs for Europe, Neste

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

  • 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

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

Technoilogy1.00 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Technoilogy

2.00 Subject to be announced
Angela Robledo, Business Development Director, Low-carbon fuels, Worley

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

3.00 An analysis of European legislation for 2030 – compliance with RED II
Xavier Noyon, Secretary General, European Biodiesel Board

Bureau Veritas3.25 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas


3.50 Land Use and Biodiversity Criteria for Biofuel Feedstocks required by Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard
Logan Leduc, Project Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada

4.15 Adsorptive Removal of Contaminants from Fats and Oils
Carlos Rodríguez Gaya, Head of Product Management & Technical Sales BU Functional Minerals, Clariant

4.45 Get to Net-Zero target with Axens’ advanced biofuels solutions
Emilia Knospe, Technologist Bio & Renewables, AXENS

Emmission Analytics5.15 Networking drinks with the Biogas & Biomass participants
kindly sponsored by Emmission Analytics

DAY TWO: 6th July 2022

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

9.05 The Role of Biofuels in the Energy Transition
Sinead Lynch, Vice President Low Carbon Fuels, Shell

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

Bureau Veritas9.55 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

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

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

11.40 Technology to produce cellulosic bioethanol from agricultural and forest residues
Mallikarjun Navalgund, Business Development, Europe (Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals), Praj

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

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

12.55 Amsterdam: Your home for renewable fuels
Joey van Elswijk, Commercial Manager, Port of Amsterdam

Technoilogy1.20 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Technoilogy

2.20 Opening remarks from the Chair

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

2.50 Sustainable biofuels for shipping are here to stay and grow
Bart Hellings, COO, Goodfuels

3.15 Sphaerica – the high-output marine microalgae that could change the economics of biofuel
Nathan Wrench, Commercial Director, Cambridge Consultants &
John Archer, Chief Executive Officer, HutanBio

3.35 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

Angela Robledo

Angela Robledo
Business Development Director, Low-carbon fuels
Worley

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Angela Robledo is a global Business Development Director focused on the growth of Worley’s business portfolio in low-carbon fuels. In her current role, she supports the Group Senior Vice President in the preparation and execution of Worley’s global strategy for the chemicals and fuels sector. She works closely with sales teams and customers to develop opportunities in the low-carbon fuels market. She leads multifunctional teams to promote expertise and business solutions across projects. Previously she was a senior consultant in Advisian, Worley’s consulting business, and a senior field advisor at Honeywell UOP.

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
Director
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.

Dr Ausilio Bauen

Dr Ausilio Bauen
Director
e4Tech

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Ausilio is a Director of E4tech, a leading strategy consultancy focused on sustainable energy, now part of ERM the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy. He has over 25 years’ experience working with private and public sector clients on opportunities and risks in sustainable energy and related business strategy and policy. In particular, Ausilio advises energy and automotive companies, technology developers, industry associations and governments on growth and sustainability aspects of low carbon fuels. His assignments range from the assessment of specific biofuels technologies and supply chains, and the modelling of their technical, economic and environmental aspects, to the development of innovation, business and policy agendas. Ausilio has recently been advising multi-stakeholder organisations such as the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative and the World Economic Forum. He is part of advisory panels for a range of organisations and initiatives including the EC’s Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda, UK Department for Transport technology demonstration grant competitions (Advance Biofuels Demonstration Competition, Fuels for Freight and Flight Competition, and Green Fuels Green Skies Competition), IEA's Bioenergy Roadmap Advisory Group, and the Climate Bonds Initiative's Technical Working Group on bioenergy. Ausilio is also a Principal Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and holds degrees in Physics and Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Environmental Technology with Energy Policy from Imperial College, and a PhD on techno-economic and environmental aspects of biomass energy from King’s College London. He has spent time working in the UK, Switzerland and Brazil, and speaks English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Olly Macé

Olivier Macé
Biofuels Director
Independent Consultant

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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
Versalis

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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.

Sjoerd Raijmans

Sjoerd Raijmans
Project Lead – Future Fuels
Sky NRG

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As a Project Lead within the Future Fuels team, Sjoerd is heading several early-stage projects which aim to develop commercial-scale SAF production capacity.

Craig Winneker

Craig Winneker
Communications Director
ePURE

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Craig Winneker is Director of Communications for ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, Before joining ePURE in 2016, he was News Editor at POLITICO Europe. Before that, he was Director of Public Affairs at the European Crop Protection Association and has also worked as Director of Political Communications for the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. His journalism career included top editorial positions with the Wall Street Journal Europe and European Voice in Brussels, and Roll Call in Washington.

Xavier Noyon

Xavier Noyon
Secretary General
European Biodiesel Board

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Xavier, a French citizen, holds masters in both law and public affairs from France and Germany. Prior to joining EBB as Secretary General, Xavier held a similar job in another organisation in the renewable energy field. Most recently, he has created the EU office of PEFC International the global certification for sustainable forest management and traceability.

Henrik Brodin

Henrik Brodin
Business Development Manager
Sodra

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Mr Brodin is responsible for business development, strategy and public affairs in the energy sector at the Swedish forest company Södra since 2016 and Program Director of A Fossil Free Södra. He is also a member both of the Silva Green Fuel and the Swedish Bioenergy Association board. He hold a Master in Business Administration and had previously been commercial responsible of the Södra Groups energy business during several years. Södra is the largest forest owner association in Sweden with traditional forest industry operations such as saw and pulp mills. Södra opened 2020 the world’s first commercial Biomethanol plant from lignocellulosic biomass, builds a demo plant together with Statkraft to produce advanced biofuels from biomass and is owner of tall oil diesel producer SunPine.

Nathan Wrench

Nathan Wrench
Commercial Director
Cambridge Consultants

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Nathan Wrench
Commercial Director; Industrial, Consumer and Energy Division

Nathan is Head of Innovation for Sustainability at Cambridge Consultants, working with ambitious clients to transform their businesses or to pursue new opportunities centred around societal or environmental needs and the clean energy transition.

Background is in Product Design Engineering with considerable experience of running fast and successful technology developments, especially in the field of analytical instrumentation, electromechanical assemblies and mass-market products.

Interests include the development of novel robotics, sensing and control and Machine Learning solutions, applied to applications across market sectors including Retail & Logistics, Agri-Tech, Transport & Infrastructure and Energy.

Mallikarjun Navalgund

Mallikarjun Navalgund
Business Development, Europe (Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals)
Praj

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By training he is a Chemical Engineer with over 38 years’ diverse experience in design, engineering, project management, business development and leading start-ups in the industrial biotech space. He has over twenty years of experience managing multi-national teams across the full life-cycle of international businesses right from the stage of identifying and creating customer value to long term partnerships. Currently he leads Praj’s business development efforts in Europe for the Advanced Biofuels and bio-chemicals business.

Cornelius Claeys

Cornelius Claeys
Analyst, Fuel & Transport
Stratas Advisors

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Cornelius is a Brussels-based senior analyst responsible for biofuels, electric vehicles and alternative fuels in Europe. Before joining Stratas, he built up experience in the European Commission’s DG Trade, Brussels-based think tanks and international energy media. Cornelius has a Degree in Applied Economics: Business Engineering and a Master in European Studies from the University of Leuven. Born in Belgium, he is fluent in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

Ignacio Herraez

Ignacio Herraez
Commercial Representative
Nanogap

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Ignacio Herraez is sales engineer at NANOGAP, Spanish R&D company in the field of nanomaterials. His role within the company is focused in the sales department of nanoparticles, nanofibers and Atomic Quantum Clusters, mostly creating Custom Product Development projects hand in hand with customers within the petrochemical, and chemical industry. He is also the innovation manager within BACTOFUEL project, a multidisciplinary project which aim is to produce biofuels from sunlight, water, CO2 and bacterium to be used in the transport sector. He is responsible for the dissemination and exploitation of the results, which target is to reach commercialisation faster than expected. He graduated as Msc in chemical engineer and also as Msc in Biotechnology. Prior to work in the nanotechnology sector, he has worked as application engineer, export manager and project manager in the industrial sector for 7 years.

Angel Alvarez Alberdi

Angel Alvarez Alberdi
Secretary General
EWABA

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Angel Alvarez Alberdi is the Secretary General of the European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA) since its creation in 2013. EWABA is a Brussels-based trade association defending the interests of the waste-based biodiesel industry using feedstocks such as used cooking oil (UCO), animal fats and other advanced wastes and residues to produce sustainable biofuels with high greenhouse gas savings.

Angel has been working in EU government and institutional affairs in Brussels for over 12 years, with a particular focus on energy and transport matters and EU legislative procedures. He started his career with a stint at the European Commission’s Secretariat General, to then work for an international public affairs consultancy, the EU trade association European Biodiesel Board, and a global law firm. A lawyer by training, Angel holds an M.A. in European Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in EU Governance from the College of Europe.

Sinead Lynch

Sinead Lynch
Vice President Low Carbon Fuels
Shell

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Sinead took over the role of VP Low Carbon Fuels in November 2021 after five years as Shell UK Country Chair. She is a Trustee of the Shell Foundation and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. Prior to joining Shell, Sinead worked at BG Group where, as EVP Safety and Sustainability, she was a member of the Executive Committee. Following the announcement of Shell’s offer to acquire BG Group in April 2015, Sinead led the BG side of a combined Integration Planning Team and post deal completion, was a member of the leadership team that integrated BG into Shell.

Sinead worked for BG since 1993, joining as a Geophysicist before moving from the technical field to senior roles in Economics, Commercial, Business Development and Asset Management. She has led businesses both in the UK and internationally.

Sinead is married with two young sons.

Babette Pettersen

Babette Pettersen
VP Europe
LanzaTech

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Babette is the Vice President, Europe for LanzaTech, a pioneer in gas fermentation technology. LanzaTech converts carbon-rich gas streams into value-added products using proprietary microbes that feed on gases to provide economic routes to ethanol, jet fuel and chemicals. LanzaTech technology feeds on a variety of gases, including industrial off-gases from steel, and syngas from municipal solid waste (MSW) and biomass to reduce carbon emissions from industry, while producing platform chemicals that serve as building blocks to consumer products such as plastics, fuels and synthetic fibers. Products made from recycled carbon from industrial emissions reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by over 70% when compared to equivalent products derived from fossil fuels.

Before joining LanzaTech, Babette was Director of Business Development at Ginkgo Bioworks, an early stage leader in synthetic biology. Prior to this, Babette was the Chief Business Development Officer at Capricorn Venture Partners, a European manager of venture capital and equity funds, Chief Commercial Officer for BioAmber, a market leader in renewable chemicals, and VP New Business Development for Performance Materials at Royal DSM. Prior to this, Babette held Marketing & New Business Development roles in different industry groups for over 20 years at Dow Corning.

Babette has a BSc in Biology from Wellesley College, USA and an MBA from INSEAD, France. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, and is on the Board of the United Fund of Belgium which helps disadvantaged people and those with disabilities, by investing in projects that improve their situation and their social integration.

Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos

Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos
Public Affairs Director
Renewable Energy Group

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Johannes Lehken

Johannes Lehken
Head of Public Affairs for Europe
Neste

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Joey van Elswijk

Joey van Elswijk
Commercial Manager
Port of Amsterdam

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As commercial manager renewable fuels at Port of Amsterdam, Joey van Elswijk is responsible for the settlement and expansion of renewable fuel production facilities in the port. The development of its renewable fuel cluster is a key strategic objective for the Port of Amsterdam. Joey is engaged in multiple projects varying from biobased to power-to-liquid fuel production.

Onofre Andrade

Onofre Andrade
Senior Research Coordinator – Sustainable Aviation Fuels
Boeing Research & Technology

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Onofre Andrade is Boeing’s Research Portfolio Manager for Sustainable Aviation Fuels based in Madrid. Onofre is responsible for coordinating research program with universities and research institutes around the world. Onofre represents Boeing in the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) at ICAO (Fuels Task Force). Prior to joining Boeing, Onofre worked as Sustainability Manager for a fuels distributor in Europe and as an expert in the IEA Bioenergy Task 40: Deployment of biobased value chains.

Onofre Andrade has a MSc degree in Information Sciences from University of Rio de Janeiro.

Emilia Knospe

Emilia Knospe
Technologist Bio & Renewables
AXENS

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Emilia Knospe is working as a Technologist in the field of Bio & Renewables in Axens based in Rueil Malmaison and in charge of providing tailored technical solutions of the bio-based technologies for the biofuels and bio based chemicals production.

She has started her professional career in Axens in 2014 as a process development engineer at IFPEN working on bio-based alcohol production, then from 2016 was a process engineer designing conventional refining units and also participating in the development of Futurol™, an innovative process for the production of 2G ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass. She has a strong experience in Futurol™ pre-commercial plant operation.

In 2019 she joined the Bio & Renewables technology team where she is actively collaborating in the commercialization of Futurol™ as a lignocellulosic platform towards biofuels and biochemicals

Emilia has graduated from the IFP School, Processes and Polymers and she holds the MSc in Chemical Engineering from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland.

Carlos Rodríguez Gaya

Carlos Rodríguez Gaya
Head of Product Management & Technical Sales BU Functional Minerals
Clariant

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Carlos Rodríguez Gaya leads Product Management and Technical Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa within Clariant’s Functional Minerals Business Unit.

A chemical engineer specializing in chemical process from Madrid University, he joined REPSOL after graduating, with responsibilities across several research programs. He joined Clariant in 2010 where he focused on new solution development as Head of Quality and Application Development in Spain. He then took on the role as Technical Support for EMEA where he advanced the understanding of the different needs of the purification process and gaining extensive experience across multiple aspects of the edible oil and biofuel industry. Carlos is Spanish and is married with two children.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

GOLD SPONSORS

Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources.

Clariant Functional Minerals
1,000+ needs, shaped up into a single solution: Bentonite. Clariant’s Functional Minerals business unit is a world- leading provider of bentonite and synthetic material-based specialty products and solutions. The tailored products are designed to enhance products and processes in various industries. From mining the raw materials to processing them to tailoring them into customer-specific solutions, we provide you with 360° of service across the entire value chain.

Our global network of mines, secure supply, efficient logistics and unparalleled application service is ready for your needs on 25 production sites worldwide – and looks back on over 100 years of experience.

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

SILVER SPONSORS

Worley delivers project and asset services for the energy, chemicals and resources sectors around the world. It provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction, as well as consulting services. Every day Worley helps its customers get one step closer to solving our planet’s complex issues, such as climate change, the energy transition, digital transformation and how to deliver a more sustainable world.

CMB has more than 60 years of experience in Oils & Fats industry. The immense know-how has allowed today to chair a leading position on the market. Industrial processes for edible oils, oleochemical and biodiesel are at the forefront of technology.

The internal R&D department keeps constantly updated and improved the guarantees of finished products minimizing the utilities consumption. The added value is the constant growth of low environmental impact (zero effluent). The goal is to understand needs of clients and to develop and supply sustainable and efficient technologies of superior quality. CMB strong investments in research and development represent the greatest reason of his successes in the Oils & Fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel industries.

CMB’s production workshop is able to realize autonomously critical equipment and plants components with high construction quality, deep expertise and the highest delivery speed, such us: distillation column, splitting column, scrubbers, shell and tube heat exchangers, reactors, vessels, and also extractors, toasters, conditioners, cookers, redlers. Our workshop is equipped with modern machines and cutting-edge equipment for mechanical polishing.

CMB is able to develop best-in-class Engineering Services, using all data needed to create plants for Oils & Fats, oleochemical and biodiesel industries.

CMB Technology for vegetable oil Plants includes:

· Oilseed Preparation
Optimization of seeds for extraction, with technologies able to obtain a high value of protein in meals with low energy consumption.

· Oil Extraction
Top level technologies and processes with low energy consumption and low environmental impact. High level of crude oil and meal quality.

· Oils & Fats Refining
Processes to obtain the best products reducing to a minimum the requirements of chemicals and energy.

· Oleochemical
High quality oleochemical processes including fat splitting, fatty acids distillation and fractionation.

· Biodiesel
Technologies for first and second generation of biodiesel, with a superior biodiesel quality and high level of yield.

· Special Plants
Design and realization of tailor-made plants, following every kind of customized production needs of customers.

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company.

We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Our comprehensive range of inspection, testing, certification and consulting solutions – powered by the latest digital technologies – support fast-paced organizations operating within the natural resources sector.

Wherever you are, whatever your industry, our experts worldwide provide specialized solutions to make your business faster, simpler and more efficient.

BRONZE SPONSORS

Praj, India’s most accomplished process engineering company in the Bioeconomy, is driven by innovation and integration capabilities. Over the past three decades, Praj has focused on the environment, energy, and agri-process industry, with over 750 customer references spanning 75 countries across 5 continents. 

Bio-mobilityTM and Bio-PrismTM are the mainstays of Praj’s contribution to the global Bioeconomy. The Bio-Mobility portfolio offers technology solutions globally to produce renewable transportation fuel, thus ensuring sustainable decarbonization through circular bioeconomy. The company’s Bio-PrismTM portfolio comprises of renewable chemicals and materials solutions, promises sustainability, while reimagining nature. 

Praj’s diverse portfolio comprises - 

1. Bio-energy – a complete suite of solutions for ethanol industry viz. multi-feed multi-product plants, modernization of existing plants, renewable fuels like iso-butanol etc. 

2. Renewable natural gas (RNG) - Supply of complete turnkey plants along with T-EPC (Technology - Engineering, Procurement & Construction) for production of RNG from agri residues like rice/wheat straw, corn cobs & industrial waste like sugar factory press mud and distillery spent wash. 

3. High purity water solutions – Praj HiPurity Systems Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides high purity water solutions to pharma, biotech, cosmetics and F&B industries 

4. Engineering led businesses

a. Critical process equipment & skids – leveraging its engineering and manufacturing capabilities, this business caters to the global oil & gas and related downstream sectors 

b. Brewery engineering – Praj has been a trusted partner for global brewers with its integrated and energy efficient brewery plants and systems 

c. Zero Liquid Discharge Systems.

Praj Matrix, the state-of-the-art R&D facility, forms the backbone for the company’s endeavours towards a clean energy-based Bioeconomy. 

Praj has offices in Thailand, Philippines, USA apart from a robust R&D and manufacturing base in India.

Leading player in renewable energy
By 2025, the port of Amsterdam wants to be a leading European seaport, leading the transition to a sustainable society. In order to remain an energy port in the future, we are looking for new cargo flows and ways to generate sustainable energy. The port is accelerating the production of renewable energy products, such as biofuels and biochemicals.

BioPark
BioPark is thé development location for producers of renewable fuels in the port of Amsterdam. BioPark, 20 hectares in size, has a good infrastructure, a deep sea quay and terminals within easy reach for the storage and transport of feedstock and products.

Excellent connections
The port of Amsterdam has a well-equipped sea-entrance and excellent hinterland connections by water, rail, road and underground pipelines. This, together with the unique location within the world’s largest international energy hub ARA (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp), makes the port of Amsterdam an ideal location for biofuels.

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in LNG, hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering.

Operating in 34 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

 

Axens is a worldwide group that provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, for the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as for gas treatment and conversion options.

Axens helps its clients build a sustainable future with inventive and performing solutions.

 

NETWORKING DRINKS SPONSOR

Emmisions Analytic
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Emissions Analytics is an independent real-world emissions and laboratory testing specialist with global operations. We benchmark the real-world efficacy of biofuels on various applications from passenger cars to non-road mobile machinery. Lab services include compound analysis and discovery through two-dimensional GCxGC with TOF-MS to separate compounds from C2 to C44 and identify at the parts-per-billion level.

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Bureau Veritas
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About Bureau Veritas – a business to business to society company

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 75,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

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Technoilogy
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TECHNOILOGY is an international engineering company based in Italy and specialized in the design and manufacturing of industrial plants for Edible Oils Extraction and Refinery, Biodiesel Production, Waste oils Pre-treatment, Olechemicals and Used Mineral Oil Refining. The company is owned by BERNARDINI family active in the Oils & Fats industry since 1950. TECHNOILOGY has an important know-how in vegetable oil Processing and low ghrade materials Pre-Treatment for Biofuel Production (HVO and Methyl-ester) and is equipped with two laboratories where specific trials are carried out on low quality feedstocks such as Animal Fats, POME, Used Cooking Oil, PFAD, Acid oil and others.

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Leaf
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Leaf benefits from Lesaffre’s expertise to develop fermentation solutions for industrial manufacturers looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Our focus is to offer innovative fermentation solutions to exceed the technical and economical expectations of our partners worldwide.

Industrial ethanol solutions: A comprehensive range of yeasts and yeast products complemented and supported by our team of technical experts in ethanol production.

Industrial biotech services: Development of economically viable fermentation solutions for the substitution of petro-based molecules or the creation of new renewable molecules.

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Desmet Ballestra
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The Desmet Ballestra Group is the world leader in developing, engineering and supplying technologies, processing plants and proprietary equipment for variety of business areas, incl. Food, Feed & Green Fuel. Desmet Ballestra’s headquarters for the oleochemical, HVO & biodiesel activities are located in Brussels (Belgium). This is the product centre for the conception of high performance plants and components for:
Biodiesel & Methyl Esters processes;
Fatty acids processes;
Glycerine processes for sweet water, spent lyes and methylesters;
Fatty alcohol processes;
HVO pre-treatment processes.

In more than 40 years, Desmet Ballestra and its 21 affiliated companies have installed more than 400 oleochemical and biodiesel processes, plus more than 10 HVO pre-treatment processes worldwide.

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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

Founded in 2005, Enero Solutions™ is a software engineering company that delivers advanced process control solutions and products to increase the profitability and flexibility of continuous manufacturing plants.

In 2016, offices were opened in France to provide support to European manufacturing sites.

BARTEC products and solutions prevent explosions wherever hazardous substances such as flammable liquids, gases and dust could occur and keep people safe, whilst protecting the environment. Customers primarily include companies from the oil and gas industries as well as chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies from around the world.

BARTEC BENKE online analyzers and measurement technology continuously provide the relevant process parameters, ensuring optimum process control. In this way, the systems ensure the quality of production results in accordance with applicable standards and product-related specifications.

The portfolio of BARTEC BENKE includes a full line of vertically integrated online analyzers, sample systems and shelters. It is their aim, in close cooperation with their customers, to develop new solutions and to set new standards with outstanding analyzers. BARTEC BENKE configure the devices according to the specific process requirements of their customers. Their experts advise and guide you from concept to completion of your project analysis, worldwide

Stardust has been a global supplier of anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion solutions to brand owners and government agencies for over 22 years. Its focus is on R&D of luminescent materials used as markers for protection of brand and supply chain integrity including sustainable sourcing. The markers are introduced to become inseparable part of the product or its packaging and to form a layered covert/forensic security feature identifiable with dedicated instrumentation. Among its diverse projects, Stardust is active in tax stamps and banknotes offering economical, reliable, and versatile solutions that have never been defeated.

Praj, India’s most accomplished process engineering company in the Bioeconomy, is driven by innovation and integration capabilities. Over the past three decades, Praj has focused on the environment, energy, and agri-process industry, with over 750 customer references spanning 75 countries across 5 continents. 

Bio-mobilityTM and Bio-PrismTM are the mainstays of Praj’s contribution to the global Bioeconomy. The Bio-Mobility portfolio offers technology solutions globally to produce renewable transportation fuel, thus ensuring sustainable decarbonization through circular bioeconomy. The company’s Bio-PrismTM portfolio comprises of renewable chemicals and materials solutions, promises sustainability, while reimagining nature. 

Praj’s diverse portfolio comprises - 

1. Bio-energy – a complete suite of solutions for ethanol industry viz. multi-feed multi-product plants, modernization of existing plants, renewable fuels like iso-butanol etc. 

2. Renewable natural gas (RNG) - Supply of complete turnkey plants along with T-EPC (Technology - Engineering, Procurement & Construction) for production of RNG from agri residues like rice/wheat straw, corn cobs & industrial waste like sugar factory press mud and distillery spent wash. 

3. High purity water solutions – Praj HiPurity Systems Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides high purity water solutions to pharma, biotech, cosmetics and F&B industries 

4. Engineering led businesses

a. Critical process equipment & skids – leveraging its engineering and manufacturing capabilities, this business caters to the global oil & gas and related downstream sectors 

b. Brewery engineering – Praj has been a trusted partner for global brewers with its integrated and energy efficient brewery plants and systems 

c. Zero Liquid Discharge Systems.

Praj Matrix, the state-of-the-art R&D facility, forms the backbone for the company’s endeavours towards a clean energy-based Bioeconomy. 

Praj has offices in Thailand, Philippines, USA apart from a robust R&D and manufacturing base in India.

TECHNOILOGY is an international engineering company based in Italy and specialized in the design and manufacturing of industrial plants for Edible Oils Extraction and Refinery, Biodiesel Production, Waste oils Pre-treatment, Olechemicals and Used Mineral Oil Refining. The company is owned by BERNARDINI family active in the Oils & Fats industry since 1950. TECHNOILOGY has an important know-how in vegetable oil Processing and low ghrade materials Pre-Treatment for Biofuel Production (HVO and Methyl-ester) and is equipped with two laboratories where specific trials are carried out on low quality feedstocks such as Animal Fats, POME, Used Cooking Oil, PFAD, Acid oil and others.

Leading player in renewable energy
By 2025, the port of Amsterdam wants to be a leading European seaport, leading the transition to a sustainable society. In order to remain an energy port in the future, we are looking for new cargo flows and ways to generate sustainable energy. The port is accelerating the production of renewable energy products, such as biofuels and biochemicals.

BioPark
BioPark is thé development location for producers of renewable fuels in the port of Amsterdam. BioPark, 20 hectares in size, has a good infrastructure, a deep sea quay and terminals within easy reach for the storage and transport of feedstock and products.

Excellent connections
The port of Amsterdam has a well-equipped sea-entrance and excellent hinterland connections by water, rail, road and underground pipelines. This, together with the unique location within the world’s largest international energy hub ARA (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp), makes the port of Amsterdam an ideal location for biofuels.

Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources.

Clariant Functional Minerals
1,000+ needs, shaped up into a single solution: Bentonite. Clariant’s Functional Minerals business unit is a world- leading provider of bentonite and synthetic material-based specialty products and solutions. The tailored products are designed to enhance products and processes in various industries. From mining the raw materials to processing them to tailoring them into customer-specific solutions, we provide you with 360° of service across the entire value chain.

Our global network of mines, secure supply, efficient logistics and unparalleled application service is ready for your needs on 25 production sites worldwide – and looks back on over 100 years of experience.

Technip Energies is a leading Engineering & Technology company for the energy transition, with leadership positions in LNG, hydrogen and ethylene as well as growing market positions in blue and green hydrogen, sustainable chemistry and CO2 management. The company benefits from its robust project delivery model supported by extensive technology, products and services offering.

Operating in 34 countries, our 15,000 people are fully committed to bringing our client’s innovative projects to life, breaking boundaries to accelerate the energy transition for a better tomorrow.

The Desmet Ballestra Group is the world leader in developing, engineering and supplying technologies, processing plants and proprietary equipment for variety of business areas, incl. Food, Feed & Green Fuel. Desmet Ballestra’s headquarters for the oleochemical, HVO & biodiesel activities are located in Brussels (Belgium). This is the product centre for the conception of high performance plants and components for:
Biodiesel & Methyl Esters processes;
Fatty acids processes;
Glycerine processes for sweet water, spent lyes and methylesters;
Fatty alcohol processes;
HVO pre-treatment processes.

In more than 40 years, Desmet Ballestra and its 21 affiliated companies have installed more than 400 oleochemical and biodiesel processes, plus more than 10 HVO pre-treatment processes worldwide.

SUMA is a german provider for agitators, mixers and pumps specifically designed for biogas plants and liquid manure tanks or lagoons. We´ve been delivering agitation and pumping solutions for over 60 years in the biogas, manure and waste water industry. The company develops, manufactures and optimises its products for the benefit of its customers and solves complex challenges with innovation and know-how. Decades of experience form the basis for continuous further development and new innovations. SUMA looks back on a strong past and can look forward to a great future.

WE SOLVE & MOVE.

Crown is a global leader in oilseed extraction with 70 years of proven expertise in processing design and equipment serving the crush, refining, biofuels, oleochemical and specialty markets. Crown also provides superior aftermarket parts and field services. Our new state-of-the-art Innovation Center includes a 15,000 square-foot, fully functional plant featuring real-world capabilities where you can analyze processes, trouble-shoot issues, increase operational knowledge and more, all within a controlled low-risk, confidential environment. We design pretreatment and biodiesel plants. Multiple feedstocks can be used. With access to our team and Innovation Center, you can de-risk and accelerate projects to stay ahead of market shifts and more.

Radiocarbon analysis of biofuels biobased products

Ciram is a French lab, offering 15 years’ experience in radiocarbon analysis with more than 2000 samples analysed per year.

Radiocarbon is a direct, fast and reliable way to find out the biobased carbon content in any type of products (liquid, solid, gas….)

Ciram uses international norms ASTM D6866-21, EN 16640, EN 16620

Prevention is better than cure and prevention always pays off.
This is our corporate philosophy. Our offers are custom made and adapted to the particular needs of every single customer within the legal/statutory framework. The satisfaction of our customers is our vision and driving force.

TRIAX was founded in 1993 by five associates and is now a company with 20 employees operating internationally.

TRIAX creates innovative solutions that protect workers from falls from height, and it is European market leader in safety gates. Our safety gates, folding stairs and mobile safety ladders are tested and approved by the TÜV SÜD.

TRIAX designs, produces, sells and assembles safety systems against falls:
- Safety gates.
- Flap doors for shafts.
- Folding stairways.
- Mobile safety ladder.
- MAGAPAL®: the autonomous pallet stacker.
- MOBIPAL®: the mobile pallet stacker.
- Pallet sorter.

All our solutions are custom-made: our product division creates unique solutions to suit every single customer.

CMBernardini has more than 60 years of experience in Oils & Fats industry. The immense know-how has allowed today to chair a leading position on the market. Industrial processes for edible oils, oleochemical and biodiesel are at the forefront of technology.

The internal R&D department keeps constantly updated and improved the guarantees of finished products minimizing the utilities consumption. The added value is the constant growth of low environmental impact (zero effluent). The goal is to understand needs of clients and to develop and supply sustainable and efficient technologies of superior quality. CMBernardini strong investments in research and development represent the greatest reason of his successes in the Oils & Fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel industries.

CMBernardini’s production workshop is able to realize autonomously critical equipment and plants components with high construction quality, deep expertise and the highest delivery speed, such us: distillation column, splitting column, scrubbers, shell and tube heat exchangers, reactors, vessels, and also extractors, toasters, conditioners, cookers, redlers. Our workshop is equipped with modern machines and cutting-edge equipment for mechanical polishing.

CMBernardini is able to develop best-in-class Engineering Services, using all data needed to create plants for Oils & Fats, oleochemical and biodiesel industries.

CMB Technology for vegetable oil Plants includes:
· Oilseed Preparation
Optimization of seeds for extraction, with technologies able to obtain a high value of protein in meals with low energy consumption.

· Oil Extraction
Top level technologies and processes with low energy consumption and low environmental impact. High level of crude oil and meal quality.

· Oils & Fats Refining
Processes to obtain the best products reducing to a minimum the requirements of chemicals and energy.

· Oleochemical
High quality oleochemical processes including fat splitting, fatty acids distillation and fractionation.

· Biodiesel
Technologies for first and second generation of biodiesel, with a superior biodiesel quality and high level of yield.

· Special Plants
Design and realization of tailor-made plants, following every kind of customized production needs of customers.

A Filtration Group company, Amafilter® provide trusted filtration technology to customers around the world, making their operations more productive and sustainable.

With over 90 years expertise, Amafilter® deliver efficient filtration solutions for the separation of solids and liquids, with particular focus in applications with viscous fluids and with high solid load, where our cake filtration technologies excel.

Amafilter® has extensive expertise in renewable fuel filtration and can provide the complete product solution for the pre-treatment of non-edible crude vegetable oil, UCO and animal fat. They offer filtration solutions which can improve productivity and product quality as well as provide solutions when alternative biomass sources are utilised, assisting to find the perfect filtration solution for customer’s requirements.

Their product range includes the Cricketfilter®, horizontal and vertical pressure filter leaf systems, cartridge and bag filter housings, as well as process filtration spares to meet the most demanding applications.

Amafilter® believe that the future lies with the development of products that deliver cutting-edge filtration solutions and have a direct impact on customers application processes leading to safer and more profitable operations.

The Amafilter® product range is designed to meet the most stringent safety and environmental regulations, and they work closely with customers to custom design products that meet specific requirements.

TheAmafilter® service teams deliver world class service and support across the globe, using their expertise and technical knowhow to optimise plants filtration processes, making the world safer, healthier and more productive.

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Amafilter® filtration solutions help businesses worldwide reduce maintenance costs and time and increase production capacity for the food & beverages, minerals & mining and chemical industries. To make sure your system is working to optimal capacity, visit our website, www.amafiltration.com, to see what Amafilter® can do for you, or contact us at: Contact Info: Brunella Stefanelli, Marketing Manager, Brunella.stefanelli@filtrationgroup.com

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Website: amafiltration.com

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We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company.

We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Our comprehensive range of inspection, testing, certification and consulting solutions – powered by the latest digital technologies – support fast-paced organizations operating within the natural resources sector.

Wherever you are, whatever your industry, our experts worldwide provide specialized solutions to make your business faster, simpler and more efficient.

Axens is a worldwide group that provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, for the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as for gas treatment and conversion options.

Axens helps its clients build a sustainable future with inventive and performing solutions.

Opting Solution Inc. services were born out of Unigerpro’s desire to participate and contribute to the current global environmental transition. It has therefore joined efforts with sister companies to form a team of scientists dedicated to optimizing industrial processes. Our goal is to offer to our partners and customers technologies and solutions that are both profitable from an investment standpoint, as well as enable an environmental gain. Before Opting, biofuels didn’t give you a financial advantage. Now, with improved technology, Opting can retrofit existing systems to accommodate biofuels while maintaining the same energy outcome.

Choosing Opting means dealing with a multidisciplinary team with more than 40 years of experience in modern industrial processes.

 

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


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