Biofuels conference hailed a success on the first day

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More than 180 people packed the main auditorium for the 14th Biofuels International conference and expo on May 16.
After CEO and founder Peter Patterson made his opening remarks, several experts in the vast field made their presentations.
Olivier Mace, an independent consultant, spoke about the role of biofuels in securing security of supply.
He was followed by Xavier Noyon, the secretary general of the European Biodiesel Board, who addressed issues surrounding the future outlook for the European biodiesel market.
Next up was David Carpintero, the director general of ePURE, who turned the spotlight on the latest EU policy developments related to ethanol.
Then, Andrew Murfin, from Shell, looked at the role of technology in the production, supply and advancement of biofuels.
Following the networking lunch, Dennis Chafia, of Gidara Energy, addressed the future of biofuels in particular the proven pathways to utilise waste.
Dana White, of Bureau Veritas, then took a closer look at global efforts to upscale feedstocks for the production of biofuels.
Then Dani Charles, of Saint Paul Commodities, looked towards the US and focused on the continent's biofuel regulatory landscape as well as the challenges and solutions for feedstock traceability.
Neste's Jonathan Wood then concentrated on the key success factors for the growth of SAF.
Eddie Tofpik, a markets analyst from ADM, focused on the technical analysis of first generation biofuel feedstocks.
After him, Carlos Gaya, from Clariant, addressed the audience about unlocking the potential of alternative feedstocks with efficient pre-treatment.
Jason Libersky, from Gevo, took to the podium before the first day ended with Guillaume Cheviron, of Axens, who touched on integrated technology from biomass to SAF.

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