Biofuels International expo Asia & conference – Call for papers

Submit your presentation abstract now for the upcoming Biofuels International expo Asia & conference in Kuala Lumpur on 10-11 November.

After last year’s successful event in Singapore the event, organised by Biofuels International magazine, is moving to Malaysia this year with the theme: improving profitability in biofuels production.

The potential for biodiesel production across Asia is enormous. As well as Malaysia and Indonesia being the two largest palm oil-producing countries, the conditions are also suitable for other feedstocks such as jatropha and biomass.

But despite this Asia’s biodiesel manufacturers are finding profits elusive in a market characterised by poor demand, rapidly rising feedstocks and reduced trading routes to the US.

Supplies of biodiesel appear to have outstripped demand in many countries and many of the new plants that have come online and now lying idling or not operating at full capacity.

Total biodiesel mandates in Asia would amount to 1.7 million tonnes but due to poor implementation in Malaysia, as well as Indonesia, mandates are achieving only 500,000 tonnes – less than 10% of biodiesel capacity in Asia.

Abstracts can be submitted on the following topics:
•Overcoming the challenges of producing biodiesel in Malaysia
•Opening up trade opportunities to Europe: complying with the Renewable Energy Directive
•Potential of biomass to liquid technology
•Alternative revenue streams for biodiesel producers
•Meeting international product quality specifications
•Is algae any closer to being a commercial reality?
•Mitigating risk and debt management at a biofuels plant
•New process technology to increase yields
•How to measure sustainability
•Securing project finance for project developments
•Potential for exports across Asia
•Case study: biodiesel production in Asia.

Previous speakers have included Alpha Biofuels, Vance Bioenergy, Shell, Trafigura, JTC, Neste Oil, Choren, Dong Energy, Lurgi, Helios Terminal, Saab automobiles, the Philippines National Oil Company, the European Commission and Singapore Environment Council, International Energy Agency, Saudi Aramco and many more.

Deadline for abstracts: 28th June 2010.

For further information contact Margaret Garn on
Margaret@biofuels-news.com or +44 208 687 4126

If you are interested in taking an exhibition stand please contact David Kelly at David@biofuels-news.com or +44 208 6874 156

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