Advanced Biofuels Conference 2021

IVA Conference Center
Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
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September 21 - 23, 2021
08:00 - 16:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+01:00
Svebio, Swedish Bioenergy Association
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IVA Conference Center
September 21 - 23, 2021
08:00 - 16:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+01:00

Conference programme

Biofuels – bioliquids, and green gases – are essential in the global effort to replace fossil fuels and reach the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. As businesses, industries, and societies begin a green recovery in a post-pandemic world, the demand for transportation fuels is expected to rise. Biofuels are an important and reliable climate-neutral part of the solution available today – and viable for tomorrow!

In the European Union (EU), the goals are clear for 2030 with the implementation of the new Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in effect as of 2021. The EU Green Deal could provide a leap-frog opportunity in getting Europe Fit for 55 in terms of capacity buildout of renewable and sustainable transportation fuels. Fuels that, by displacing their fossil counterparts, improve local air quality and provide genuine greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the existing vehicle, vessel and aircraft fleets. However, this requires long-term and coherent policies, technology agnostic and market neutral legislation, and a holistic life cycle approach to steering instruments.

Advanced biofuels go hand-in-hand with conventional biofuels, including biomethane, towards reducing emissions in national transport sectors, not least in the hard to electrify aviation, marine, and heavy-duty transport sectors. Green hydrogen, biobased – and recycled carbon electro-fuels (e-fuels), and electrification of the transport sector complement transportation’s fossil fuel exit.

The 2021 conference will highlight the latest developments in European and international policy, the energy system transition to renewable fuels, new technologies and partnerships – with the leading players presented. There is rapid progress in capacity build out for renewable diesel (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) not least by retrofitting existing refinery and infrastructure assets. Much hope is being pinned on green hydrogen and e-fuels such as methanol and ammonia – what findings can be shown?

Tuesday 21 September

09.00 The frontier in policy changes – How to boldly go to
reduce transport emissions and fossil fuels dependancy

Chair person: Gustav Melin, CEO Svebio

  • Opening adress
    Alarik Sandrup, Chairman, Svebio
  • Europe working together for a green future – how and in which scope?
    Nils Torvalds, Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament, Finland
  • Policies to curtail fossil in view of meeting the Paris 2050 targets (online)
    Kyriakos Maniatis, Officer, Ex European Commission, Greece 
  • Scale-up and market opportunities of renewable ethanol from Brazil (online)
    Emily Rees, European Representative, UNICA Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, Brazil
  • General panel discussion 1

10.30 Coffee & tea

10.50 The frontier in policy changes – How to boldly go to
reduce transport emissions and fossil fuels dependancy (part 2)

Chair person: Åsa Håkansson, Business Developer Policy and Legislation, Preem

  • CelluApp technology, making value of wood into ethanol, marine fuel and chemicals
    Monica Normark, Chief Technical Officer, SEKAB, Sweden
  • Green transition with the production of sustainable biofuels and chemical products (online)
    Mallikarjun Navalgund, President, Praj Industries, India
  • Production of pyrolysis oil from sawdust for biofuels
    Pontus Friberg, Chairman Pyrocell, Sweden
  • General panel discussion 2

12.30 Lunch

13.30 International collaboration and business
opportunities for advanced biofuels

Chair person: Tomas Ekbom, Program Director, Svebio

  • Investing in large-scale biofuel production and renewable energy
    Mika Anttonen, Chairman of the Board, St1 Nordic, Finland 
  • BioTfuel – Targeting the development of advanced biodiesel and biojet fuels
    Michael Hecquet, Coordinator for BioTfueL project, Total, France
  • HydroFlex™ – Enabling fuel production from waste and biomass (online)
    Asad Navid, Business Development Manager, Haldor Topsoe, Denmark
  • Three Pathways to Produce Sustainable Fuels in Sweden (online)
    Dan Szeezil, Manager - Renewable Fuels, Honeywell UOP, USA
  • General panel discussion 3

15.10 Coffee & Tea and End of day 1

18.30 Reception drink and Conference dinner at IVA Conference Centre / Restaurant Grodan

  • 18.30 Gathering in the lobby on the entrance level for a reception drink and networking
  • 19.00 Dinner

Wednesday 22 September

09.30 Electrofuels as the bridge to electrification
of transport with renewable carbon

Chair person: Magdalena Streijffert, Public Affairs Manager, Neste

  • Barents Blue – Developing a world-scale clean ammonia hub
    Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO and Founder, Horisont Energi, Norway
  • Project Air. Producing sustainable methanol for the transition towards a climate neutral chemical industry
    Håkan Kihlberg, Vice President Strategic Projects and Processes, Perstorp, Sweden
  • Biomass-based heat & power plant with biomethanol production as marine fuel (online)
    Håkan Vedberg, Strategic Business Development Director / CFO, Övik Energi, Sweden

10.30 Coffee & tea

10.50 Clean biofuels and the future of combustion engines

Chair person: Magdalena Streijffert, Public Affairs Manager, Neste

  • Alternative marine fuels for short sea shipping
    Mathias Palmqvist Broman, Naval Architect, SSPA, Sweden
  • Some guiding principles on designing renewable aviation mandates
    – Highest carbon reduction per feedstock molecule

    Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos, Director, Government Affairs, Renewable Energy Group, The Netherlands
  • Futurol – Advanced technology for cellulosic ethanol treatment
    Julie Maillot, Bio-based technologies engineer - Renewables Business Group, Axens, France
  • Biomass potential and how pyrolysis can solve electricity and energy system challenges
    Gustav Melin, CEO, Svebio, Sweden

12.00 Lunch and End of day 2

Please note that the programme is subject to change.