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As global demand for power, heating and transportation fuels continues to grow and fossil fuel resources become scarcer and more expensive to extract biofuels play an ever greater role in meeting our energy needs.

Focusing on the latest technologies and processes Biomass to Liquids 2010 brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines. Technology developments, project updates, policy and regulation and the feedstock debate will all be addressed in this comprehensive two-day event.

So with that in mind, SMi have put together an event of which the key themes include:

  • Future directions of sustainable biomass conversion
  • Importance of the biogas sector in the context of renewable energy sources
  • Understanding the technology behind BTL
  • BTL fuels in current & future engine technologies
  • Life cycle assessment of BTL fuels
  • Using waste wood as feedstock
  • Policy towards 2nd generation biofuels
  • Biofuel policy - the investor's perspective


 

 

  • Uncover the most important industry developments
  • Assess the increasing role of biogas in the renewable energy sector
  • Discover the latest technological advancements
  • Gain a solid understanding of second generation biofuels
  • Evaluate the various sources of biomass supply
  • Understand the intricacies of finance, policy and regulation
     
  • CEO/COO/Director of Biofuels/Alternative Fuels company
  • Conversion Technology Specialist
  • XTL Business Development Manager
  • Biofuel Project Manager 
  • Head of Renewable Fuels

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Twitchen

John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

9:10 FUTURE DIRECTIONS OF SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS CONVERSION

Ausilio Bauen

Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4tech & Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London

  • The increased need for alternative fuels
  • Alternative biomass feedstocks
  • The technologies that are making it happen
  • 9:50 UNDERSTANDING THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND BTL

    Graham Rice

    Graham Rice, External Relations & Development Manager, INEOS Bio

  • The BTL chain : technologies involved
  • Outlining the benefits of process integration
  • Looking to the future
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 BIOGAS OPPORTUNITIES

    Dieter Korz

    Dieter Korz, International Sales Director, Ros Roca Envirotec

  • Biogas production
  • Biogas cleaning
  • Utilising biogas as a biofuel
  • European case studies
  • 11:40 COMPRESSED BIOMETHANE FUEL POTENTIAL (CBM)

    John Baldwin

    John Baldwin, Managing Director, CNG Services

  • Making biomethane from biogas (technologies, capex, opex)
  • Injecting biomethane into the gas grid (technology, capex, opex)
  • Making compressed biomethane vehicle fuel
  • Vehicles on sale in UK that can be fuelled by CBM and CO2 and air quality advantages
  • Successful applications in UK and Europe
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 BIOGAS FUEL POTENTIAL

    Oliver Vigano

    Oliver Vigano, Business Development Manager, Schmack Biogas

  • Why biogas?
  • General benefits and challenges
  • Successful applications
  • 14:30 IMPORTANCE OF THE BIOGAS SECTOR IN THE CONTEXT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

    Heinz Kopetz

    Heinz Kopetz, President, European Biomass Association (AEBIOM)

  • Economical and ecological impact assessments
  • Sustainable input materials
  • Biogas options
  • 15:10 R&D POLICIES UPDATE ON PYROLYSIS & GASIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES

    Anne-Claire  Lucquin

    Anne-Claire Lucquin , B-XTL Chain , IFP

  • Consumption of resources
  • Energy balance
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by Afternoon Tea

    John Twitchen

    John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

    16:20 Close of Day 1

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John Twitchen

    John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

    9:10 IMPLEMENTATION OF 2ND GEN BIOFUEL DEMONSTRATION PLANTS

    Eelco Dekker

    Eelco Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer, BioMCN

  • Plant design and cost considerations
  • Feedstock sourcing
  • Managing the development
  • 9:50 BIOMASS TO BIOLIQUIDS: THE ALGAL OPTIONS

    Professor Patricia Harvey

    Professor Patricia Harvey, Head of Bioenergy Research, University Of Greenwich

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE NNFCC’S ADVANCED THERMOCHEMICAL BIOFUELS ROADMAP

    Geraint Evans

    Geraint Evans, Fuels and Energy Sector Manager, National Non-Food Crops Centre

  • A strategy to stimulate and progress the development of integrated BTL processes in the UK
  • The major challenges faced by project developers today
  • Identifying potential solutions to overcoming these critical barriers to commercialisation
  • Demonstrating that with appropriate support, BTL technologies could make a significant contribution to the UK’s obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive
  • 11:40 PROMOTING BIO-ENERGY FROM AGRICULTURAL BIOMASS & MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE

    Mark Lewis

    Mark Lewis, Technical Manager, NEPIC

  • Municipal solid waste
  • Sewage, biosolids and wastewater
  • Landfill gas
  • Other urban wastes
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 THE KARLSRUHE BIOLIQ-PROCESS

    Eckhard Dinjus

    Eckhard Dinjus, Professor, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK)

  • Biofuels / BTL fuels in current & future engine technologies
  • Industrial development
  • Maximising the potential of BTL
  • 14:30 PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ATTITUDES

    John Twitchen

    John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

  • The politics of supply and demand
  • Delivering infrastructure
  • Implications for industry
  • 15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by Afternoon Tea

    John Twitchen

    John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

    15:40 Close of Day 2 and Conference

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