Biofuels Events 2013-2014
30 September - 3 October 2013
2013 Algae Biomass Summit
Orlando, Florida, US
The Algae Biomass Organization is now accepting abstracts for speaking and poster opportunities for the 2013 Algae Biomass Summit with a first priority deadline of 3 April 2013.
Primary Topic Areas:
3. Engineering and Analysis
4. Finance and Policy
Secondary Topic Areas:
A. Research in algae biology
B. Algae-strain development, selection and breeding
C. Genetics and genetically modified algae
D. Crop protection
E. Algae cultivation processes – ponds, photobioreactors, fermentations
F. Harvesting and dewatering technologies
G. Waste water remediation, nutrient recycling
H. Carbon capture and CO2 recycling
I. Extraction, processing and conversion to end products
J. Advanced biofuels
K. Food, feeds and nutraceuticals
L. Bioplastics and chemicals
M. Life Cycle Analysis and techno-economic modeling
N. Markets, products and business development
O. Commercial scale production
P. Project siting, facility co-location
Q. Project financing, venture capital, joint ventures, strategic partnerships
R. Tax and legislative initiatives, US national and state and international
S. Government agency programs and funding
T. Industry stakeholder initiatives, sustainability and regulatory policy
U. Others topics not included in above (please specify)
21 October 2013
Moving Europe Forward with Clean Transport Fuels
The establishment of an appropriate refuelling infrastructure and the consequent development of the market of the related vehicles is needed to promote economic growth and job creation in the Union, as well as to reduce the EU's oil import bill which currently represents up to 1 billion euro a day, leading to a significant deficit in the EU trade balance of around 2.5% of GDP.
At the conference, Vice-President Siim Kallas, Lithuania Transport Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius and other high-level speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities of alternative fuels. There will also be three panel sessions with representatives of the industry, associations, NGOs and foreign administrations to discuss the potential of alternative fuels for growth and jobs, the situation of alternative fuels in the world and investments into alternative fuels.
23 October 2013
SusChem Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event
To help SusChem stakeholders to prepare for forthcoming Horizon 2020 developments and future programme calls SusChem is organising a "Pre-Brokerage" Event on 23 October at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel, Rue Gineste 3 in Brussels. Horizon 2020 starts in 2014 and will cover the next seven years of EU research and innovation funding.
At the event, participants will learn about the latest information on the 2014-2015 work programmes published by the EU for Horizon 2020. They will also learn how SusChem priorities relate to the Work Programmes in our strategic areas such as:
- Resource Efficiency
- Raw Materials
- Industrial Biotechnology
- Materials Technologies
28-29 October 2013
SAHYOG Mini-Symposium and Twinning Workshop:
Developments in Sustainable Biomass Valorisation - EU-India R&D collaboration on Biomass and Biowaste
Specific views and insights will be presented on the following topics:
- What are major drivers in biomass utilisation and valorisation in the international context?
- What underlying policies and roadmaps can lead to more sustainable use of biomass?
- What is industry’s role, and what can public-private partnerships bring to the table?
- What are major topics for collaboration, in particular with India-one of the largest growing economies in the world?
The Symposium and Workshop specifically aims at bringing European and Indian researchers and project developers together in order to benefit from shared knowledge and experiences.
Technical topics include:
- Feedstock production and genetic improvement of plants
- Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass
- Biorefinery: chemicals and materials from biomass
- Thermochemical conversion technologies
- Anaerobic digestion technologies (biogas, biomethane, hydrogen)
- Algae production and conversion systems
- Sustainability and life cycle assessment
F.O. Lichts World Biofuels and Ethanol 2013
This 4-day event includes expert speakers drawn from all ethanol and biofuels stakeholders from all over the world – including policy-makers, the biggest first generation producers, pioneers in second generation production, oil companies, OEMs, airlines, analysts, plant designers, biotech companies and technology developers.
A summary of the agenda will be added here soon. Further details are available from the conference website
6 November 2013
Green Shipping - LNG as fuel for vessels
An event focusing primarily on LNG as a shipping fuel, but addressing some of the broader issues affecting 'green' fuels for the maritime industry.
- Green Shipping – Norway’s contribution
- Supply and demand for LNG in Europe
- The potential of LNG as a fuel in the Belgian transport sector
- The EU regulatory environment affecting the use of LNG for shipping
- LNG and maritime transport - A view from the European Parliament
- The potential for LNG in Europe – an environmental perspective
- What role for the Norwegian NOx fund as a driving force for LNG? Which new LNG technologies and developments show potential for the future?
- Latest development on LNG as fuel in Europe.
- Commercial parameters relevant for the breakthrough of small-scale LNG distribution (incl. LNG as a marine fuel).
6-7 November 2013
Key Topics include:
- Global Activity Update: Current & Future Projects
- Potential in Europe: Future Opportunities for Growth
- Project Economics & Finance
- IGCC Project Case Studies
- Commercialisation of UCG Activities
- Biomass Gasification: Challenges & Opportunities
- The Prospects of Waste Gasification
- EU Policy Update: Supporting Efficient & Environmentally Sound Technology
- Syngas to Syncrude: GTL Updates
- Gasification Products and Applications
12-13 November 2013
Bloomberg Fuel Choices Summit
Tel Aviv, Israel
15 November 2013
H2020 Partnering Event - Forest Products and Services, Wood and Fibre products
Munich Airport, Germany
The 2013 FTP joint partnering event for Horizon 2020 and COST actions is a brokerage meeting to the forest-based bio-economy. Organised by FTP and COST with support from EFI, EFPRO, InnovaWood and PTS.
This partnering event offers a unique opportunity to obtain up-to-date information on tentative topics in the first call for proposals under the upcoming European Framework Programme for Research “Horizon 2020”. 50 selected Participants may present ideas for international research and innovation projects and discuss them with potential partners. They will also have the opportunity to give feedback and to support and supplement each other’s ideas. The event is designed to be a starting point for building consortia and core planning teams in order to submit research and innovation proposals at a later stage. Additionally, participants are invited to present and discuss ideas and proposals for COST Actions within the COST Domain ‘Forests, their Products and Services’.
19-20 November 2013
The conference covers industrial biotechnology & grain processing markets in Russia and neighbouring countries. This event provides valuable insight into the most effective, innovative and profitable grain processing opportunities as well as latest trends in value-added fermentation products: organic acids, biofuels, bioplastics, aminoacids, etc.
20-21 November 2013
Bioenergy Commodity Training 2013
ACI’s 3rd Annual Bioenergy Commodity Trading will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and networking opportunities. The conferecne will address regulations and policies regarding bioenergy commodity trading, bioenergy supply chain, focusing on national biomass subsidy schemes, sustainability & certification issues as well as assessment of the business risk for the future.
Key Topics Include:
- EU and Global Bioenergy Commodity Market Trends
- Supply and Demand Forecast
- Bioenergy Investment Activity Review
- Key European Union Policy and Regulatory Updates
- National Implementation of EU Policies
- Showcasing Successful Trading Methods and Strategies
- Sustainability and Raw Materials
- Ensuring Quality in Company Logistics and Infrastructure: What are the Challenges and Opportunities?
Biomass Policies Workshop on biomass resource efficiency
This workshop in the framework of the Biomass Policies Project IEE 12 835 will discuss the baseline for biomass resource efficiency in Europe and how it can be best integrated in existing supply- demand modeling; which are the key factors that frame the term in recent policy documents; what type of information is already available; which are the gaps and how can policy makers best exploit current knowledge to inform the ongoing policy debates. Topics to be covered include:
- What is biomass resource efficiency? Principles and indicators.
- Carbon balances of woody bioenergy: what we know about the “Carbon debt” and what this means for Biomass Policies
- Water footprint as an indicator for biomass resource efficiency
- Do national policies address the efficient use of the biomass resource?
- Competition for biomass resources and possible market distortions: the case of the Netherlands
- Cascading use principle: the views of the wood industry and of the bioenergy sector
The event takes place from 13:00 -17:30 at Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels
To register please send your contact details to Mrs. Nicoleta Andronache Andronache[at]aebiom.org Tel: + 32 24 00 10 29.
3 December 2013
2nd Annual European Future Transport Conference
An event focusing on the market development of alternative fuels and propulsion systems such as natural gas, hydrogen and electricity:
- Examining the potential for development of alternative fuels and whether they can to reduce CO2 emissions cost effectively and boost the competitiveness of European industry
- The feasibility of a pan European alternative fuels infrastructure and the importance of standards for alternative fuels and e-vehicles
- Assessing and tracking customer uptake and the future shape of Europe’s mobility
Final BIOLYFE Conference: 2nd Generation Bioethanol Production: Demonstrating large-scale bioethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks
In October 2013 the world’s first plant for the production of second generation biofuels was opened in Crescentino, Northern Italy. It is the first commercial-scale plant in the world for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass with a capacity to produce 75 million litres per year based on PROESA™ technology.
This conference will provide insight in the realisation of the world’s largest lignocellulosic bioethanol plant and discuss critical success factors for commercial-scale second generation bioethanol production worldwide.
Stakeholders are invited to register for the BIOLYFE Conference by 22 November 2013.
Further informastion is available on the BIOLYFE website
ESBF 1st Workshop - Building the EU's biofuel industry: A hurdle race
The workshop provides an opportunity to address key issues of interests for the biofuels industry. Highlights include:
- Biofuels Growth and Economic Success: Stories from the industry
- Status and development of main biofuels pathways
- Industrialising advanced biofuels : Feedstock perspective, key technology development
- Prospective markets and strategic opportunities
- Future of European Biofuels Industry
11-12 December 2013
Lignofuels Americas 2013
Philadelphia, United States
- Industry Outlook: US, Canada & Brazil
- Thermochemical Conversion
- Biochemical Conversion
- Improving Biorefinery Economics through New Markets & Values for Purified Lignins
- New Patent Strategies for Biofuel & Biochemical Companies in an Era of Patent Reform
- Benefitting from Retrofitting: Opportunities in the Ethanol Industry
- Investment & Economics
- Lignofuel Production Plants: Case Study Examples
- Innovative R&D Bites
- Future Opportunities for Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
18 December 2013
Smart, Green and Integrated Transport: Horizon 2020 Information Day
Charlemagne Building, Brussels, Belgium
The first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme will be published at the end of the year.
To support the preparation of proposals, the Transport Directorate of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Directorate-General is organising an Information Day on 18 December 2013from 9 AM till 6 PM in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels.
The aim of the day is to inform potential participants in the first round of calls under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge of the new Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and to offer some unique opportunities for networking.
The participants will have the opportunity to address specific technical questions related to the Work Programme 2014-2015 to European Commission’s project officers.
18 December 2013
JRC European Forum for Science and Industry - Energy Transition from a European Perspective: A Round Table discussion on Scientific support to energy markets
Berlaymont Building, Brussels, Belgium
This Round Table is organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in close cooperation with DG Energy and with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).
The electricity market is changing dramatically in the light of the increased use of renewable energy sources. Variable renewable energy production creates new challenges for infrastructure and energy markets. Above all, there is a growing need for new market designs reflecting today's energy panorama in Europe. The question that needs to be asked is whether the design of market places, support systems for renewables, and grids, as well as the incentives in place towards a low-carbon economy in the EU are appropriate for facing these challenges. In this context, the focus of this Round Table will be on liquidity: Liquidity for the marketplace with new products and price signals, and conditions for investments.
The Round Table should underpin the science-based understanding of the challenges for the electricity system created by intermittent energy sources. Stakeholders from European and Member State authorities, energy utilities, transmission and distribution system operators, industry, financial services and consumers are invited to participate in this Round Table hosted in the framework of the JRC European Forum for Science and Industry.
The Round Table runs from 10.00am - 4.30pm and broadly covers
SESSION I: Financing needs and conditions for investment in generation, transmission, and distribution. How to develop liquidity in the market?
SESSION II: Which European market design can attract more capital at financial markets
Plus the launch of the Baltic Energy Security Research Platform
Registration is via JRC-CONFERENCE@ec.europa.eu
15-18 January 2014
4th Central European Biomass Conference
Includes sessions on biofuels, as well as biorefineries, energy crops and other feedstocks, biomass for heat and power, etc.
11th International conference on biofuels "Fuels of the Future 2014"
- Political conditions for biofuels in Europe
- Opportunities, risks and perspectives for the european biofuel industry
- Germany‘s mobility and biofuel strategy and the role of biofuels
- Indirect land use change (ILUC) in LCA – Scientific soundness and compliance with international standards
- Which regulatory instruments allow for a reduction of LUC / ILUC effects?
- Impact of EU biofuels policy on the biofuels industry and international trade flows
- WTW report – Analysis and comparison of the energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) performance for different fuel
- Existing policy framework and proposal to review RED and FQD to take iLUC of biofuels into account
- What impact would a 6 percent cap have on first generation biofuels production?
- Impact of the EU biofuels policy on Brazilian land use dynamic and food prices
- What will happen beyond 2020? How do we create the stability the industry needs?
- Sustainable biofuel production in emerging and developing countries
- Opportunities and risks of bioenergy for developing countries
- Sustainable smallholder supply chains for aviation fuels
- Improving food security through biofuel development in India: Development of Biofuels in India in Context of Food and Energy Security
- Biofuels for rural development in Indonesia
- Global biofuel demand – depending on international policies
- DBFZ report on the amendment of the RED / FQD - Summary results for the need to adjust the GHG and performance assessment – Is the potential of waste and residue overestimated?
- Infrastructure: Can Europe cope with advanced biofuels?
3-5 February 2014
World Biomass Power Markets
Covers waste-to-energy, combustion, CHP, MSW, and advanced conversion, such as plasma gasification. There is no direct focus on liquid biofuels, but several areas of common interest such as feedstock processing and logistics, pyrolysis and gasification pathways. Case studies on challenges faced by recent commercial-scale biomass power plants.
17-19 February 2014
RFA National Ethanol Conference
World Bio Markets
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Topics include advanced biofuels, sustainable feedstocks, sustainable aviation, plant process design and optimisation, etc.
Full conference programme will be added here when available.
International Bioenergy Conference
This conference was conceived to showcase UK bioenergy research in an international context – covering BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre, the EPSRC SUPERGEN Bioenergy programme, work at the ETI and other individual research programmes. The programme will cover:
- biomass feedstocks for renewable energy generation
- biochemical and thermochemical conversion technologies, including biorefining
- sustainability: environmental, social, economic
- whole-systems modelling and analysis
- added value through alternative applications for biomass feedstocks
- industrial implementation and scale-up
- policy implications and needs
24-26 March 2014
International Biomass Conference and Expo
- Pellets & Densified Biomass
- Biomass Power & Thermal
- Biogas & Landfill Gas
- Advanced Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals
1-2 April 2014
European Biomass to Power
This conference mainly covers heat and power generation from biomass, however covers areas also very relevant to biofuels production, such as biomass sustainability, use, processing, logistics, etc..
The event includes a site visit to the high-efficiency multi-fuel Avedøre Power Station, operated by DONG Energy on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
25-28 April 2014
7th Annual world congress of Industrial Biotechnology-2014
Stream 2: Bioenergy Development covers:
- Pipeline 201: The Future of Bio-energy: Advanced Technology, Challenges, Trend and Opportunities
- Pipeline 202: Advanced Biomass Conversion Technologies
- Pipeline 203: Breakthrough in Ligno-Cellulosic Bioethanol and Other Biofuels
- Pipeline 204: New generation Bioenergy
- Pipeline 205: Biofuels and Carbohydrate Development
As at 24 October 2013, the call for presentations under these topics was still open. Interested stakeholders are invited to contact the organisers via the link below.
6-7 May 2014
European Algae Biomass
This conference brings together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest coents, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire algae value chain. Topics include:
- Commercial market analysis & forecast
- Strain selection & genetic engineering
- The future for European algae biomass: view from diverse markets
- Algal culture systems: latest developments from laboratory & field
- Harvesting, dewatering, drying & oil extraction: maximising efficiency & reducing cost
- Commercial algae production: case study examples
- Biofuel production & biorefining
- Algae-based CO2 capture
- Algae as an investment opportunity: An investor’s viewpoint
12-14 May 2014
5th AEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference
22-23 May 2014
REGATEC 2014 International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology
REGATEC 2014 has a technical and industrial focus and leading researchers and experts are invited to present the latest advances on thermochemical and biological conversion of biomass and waste to biomethane. REGATEC includes plenary presentations, parallel sessions, a poster session, an exhibition and a conference gala dinner as well as excellent opportunities to network and find collaboration and business partners.
REGATEC is organized by Renewable Energy Technology International AB and Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy.
3-5 June 2014
World Bioenergy 2014
The conference focuses primarily on heat and power generation from biomass, but covers topics such as biomass production and logistics, which are also of great relevance to liquid biofuels production.
4-6 June 2014
10th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries
Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply.
The conference further aims at providing an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference will provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations.
The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures and oral presentations including 4 sessions on green biotech and 2 sessions on nutrient and energy cycling, interactive and conventional poster sessions and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium.
Topics to be covered include:
- Biobased polymers and materials
- Valorisation of biomass waste streams
- Improving biomass production
- Bioactive compounds from biomass
- Plant cell wall modification
- Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation
- Bioproducts from woody biomass
- Improving biomass production
- Advanced generation bioenergy vectors
- Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
- Thermochemical transformations of biomass
- Nutrient and energy cycling
- Chemical platform molecules
- Case studies / Pilot plants
- Environmental biotech
- Metabolic engineering and fermentation processes
- Micro and macro algae technology
9-12 June 2014
International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo
23-26 June 2014
22nd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
The key focus of the 22nd EU BC&E will be interaction between research, industry and policy makers. For this purpose the conference programme will be structured to satisfy the needs of both the wider audience and the scientific specialists by involving close interactions between the pure science, the industrial exploitation of the results of the research and the policy makers who provide the framework for research and industry. The programme will offer overviews of the latest scientific findings, industrial progress and political landscape and will extend from biomass itself to conversion processes for biofuels, bioenergy and biorefineries and to industrial applications and impacts on the environment.
The call for abstracts is ongoing. Please see the website for submission details and deadlines.
7-10 July 2014
3rd European Biorefining Training School
The European Biorefinery Training school was founded in 2011 by Wageningen University, INRA and the National Technical University of Athens. The training school in 2014 will be organized under the Climate-KIC’s European-wide umbrella. The main aim of the school is to offer an introduction to some of the key subjects and provide insight into many of the diverse issues that surround the bioeconomy transition. Unlike a conference highlighting the latest research results for experts, the school is aimed at a more general audience and will deliver information about the latest technology breakthroughs, understanding of the key environmental and economic issues and expert views on the different biorefinery concepts. The 4-day school will comprise a series of lectures, site visits, in-depth training modules and after-session informal discussions.
For more information please visit the Training School website
27-29 August 2014
Nordic Biogas Conference, NBC 2014
The largest biogas event in the Nordic countries will cover small-scale biogas systems, maritime substrates, liquid biogas, landfill gas, CBG/LBG within road transport and sea transport as well as biogas trends.
2-5 September 2014
Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products 2014
Denver, Colorado, United States
The call for abstracts for tcb2014 opens on 15 January 2015 and closes on 15 March 2014. Submissions are also invited for the student poster competition.
The main topics covered by the symposium include:
- Advances in pyrolysis and solvent liquefaction
- Advances in gasification
- Catalytic upgrading of bio-oil and syngas to fuels
24-25 September 2014
Biofuels International 2014
26-29 October 2014
Lignobiotech III Symposium
Organised by the Biotechnology Center of the University of Concepción, the third edition of ‘Lignobiotech’ will examine the biotechnology and related sciences of lignocellulosic biomass for pulp, fuels, chemicals and materials, including fundamentals, applications, economy and environmental issues.