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Advanced Biofuels Conference 2020

September 16, 2020
13:00 - 16:00
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The condensed format will consist of at least two sessions in which high-level presenters will discuss issues such as the opportunities and shortcomings of the European Green Deal, implications and challenges of the recast Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) on waste and residue feedstocks. Each session closes with an interactive panel discussion along with Q&A from online participants.

12.45 Please login to Zoom 15 minutes before the event starts.

You can connect to Zoom via the web or you can download the App. App and headset are recommended.
For any questions regarding participation via Zoom, please contact Svebio, +46-8-441 70 80.

13.00 Policy and industry perspectives

Chairperson: Tomas Ekbom, Conference Director, Svebio

  • Opening and welcome
    Gustav Melin, CEO, Svebio, Sweden
  • Value of the forest – Investing in biofuels
    Lena Ek, Chairman, Södra, Sweden
  • Market trends in renewable energy – How to beat fossil fuels
    Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division, IEA, France
  • RED II implications and challenges in waste and residues based supply chains
    Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC System, Germany
  • Panel discussion with previous speakers

14.20 - 14.30 Break

14.30 Market and technology for advanced biofuels

  • Moving fuel forward
    Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos, Director – Government Affairs, Europe, REG, Belgium
  • Value creation with wood-based bioproducts
    Panu Routasalo, Vice President, UPM, Finland
  • Omega green advanced biofuels plant
    Erasmo Carlos Battistella, CEO, ECB Group, Brazil
  • Refining into a sustainable future with high-value bioproducts
    Per-Arne Karlsson, Director Public Affairs, Renewable Energy, St1 Sverige, Sweden
  • 2030-climate targets for mobility require a cap for the use of fossil fuel
  • Eric van den Heuvel, Director Dutch Platform Sustainable Biofuels, The Netherlands
  • Panel discussion with previous speakers
  • Closing remarks
    Gustav Melin, CEO, Svebio, Sweden

16.00 The programme ends

Advanced biofuels are more than ever key to reducing emissions in many national transport sectors. The EU has decided on levels for advanced biofuels but has limited the use of crop-based biofuels up to 2030. All this changes the conditions for future investments.

The conference gives you insights on how the goals can be achieved. There is a wide range of new technologies and projects. But will these be realized and will we be able to reverse global warming and at the same time develop the transport sector? 

Please note that the programme is subject to change. 


Tomas Ekbom and Gustav Melin.


Lena Ek and Paolo Frank.


Norbert Schmitz and Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos.


Panu Routasalo and Erasmo Carlos Battistella.


Per-Arne Karlsson and Eric van den Heuvel.