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All set for biofuels and bioenergy conference after a two-year absence

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Finally on 5-6 July, the Biofuels International Conference & Expo will take place at the Le Plaza Brussels Hotel in in Belgium.
Following several postponements due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, the much anticipated event has got the green light for delegates and speakers to attend.
It will, of course, be the first conference since the outbreak of the pandemic and is the first gathering since 2019.
Hosted by Biofuels International magazine, the event is now in its 13th year and is well established as a vital go-to event on the biofuels’ calendar. The event will bring together the leading producers, market experts and technology providers in the biofuels sector to share knowledge and expertise about this dynamic industry.
What an event it will prove to be as many delegates have not seen each other in person for a long time, while many others have only been able to interact online, via Zoom and Teams, to name but two. In an ever-shifting regulatory environment, exemplified by the European Commissions’ Fit for 55 policy, the revised Renewable Energy Directives in Europe, Renewable Fuel Standard uncertainty in the US and the implementation of RenovaBio in Brazil, delegates will learn from the leading voices in the biofuel sector while also getting the chance to network with decision makers and specialists from across the industry. Looking ahead to a European perspective, Angel Alvarez Alberdi, secretary general of the European Waste to Advanced Biofuel Association EWABA, will open the conference.
Other speakers will include Craig Winneker, communications director of the European renewable ethanol association ePURE, who will offer an insight into the importance of biofuels to the Green Deal.
A series of presentations from companies at the vanguard of innovation will highlight exciting opportunities opening up in the biofuels sector.
Luc Pelkmans, technical coordinator at IEA Bioenergy, will spotlight how the pandemic has disrupted the biofuels landscape, while Mallikarjun Navalgund, from Praj, will showcase the company’s technology to produce cellulosic bioethanol from agriculture and forest residues. Xavier Noyon, the secretary general of the European Biodiesel Board, will focus on policy and provide an analysis of European legislation for 2030 in compliance with RED II.
All these take place on the first day with more to come 24 hours later.
Henrik Brodin, a director at e4Tech, will pivot to the shipping industry and focus on the future prospects of biofuels in the maritime sector. In between the talks and speeches there will be chances for delegates and guests to meet and discuss issues of the day during scheduled networking breaks and during lunch.
More than 200 representatives from the biofuels and bioenergy industry are expected to gather at the former cinema built in the 1930s to listen to dozens of talks and conference speeches, which will highlight the most pressing issues facing the industry. Each and every presentation over the two-day Biofuels International Conference & Expo will drive home the same key message – biofuels have an essential role to play in the world’s efforts to address climate change, and the industry must strive to innovate, develop and adopt technologies and clean fuels to reach this ambition.
For more information: Visit: biofuels-news.com/conference/ biofuels/biofuels_index_2022.