Tentative Program

Please Note: The Conference Program below is not in its final version, adjustments will occur. Final Program will be available two months before the conference date.


BIT’s 3rd Annual World Congress of

Bioenergy

Theme: Releasing Green Bioenergy for Human

Time: April 25-27, 2013
Place: Nanjing, China

 

Keynote Forum
Time: 13:30-15:35, April 25th, 2013 (Thursday) Place: Room No. 302, 3F, JLCC

International Moderator: Dr. Fang Chen, Professor, Colleage of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, China

13:30-13:35

Moderator’s Introduction

13:35-14:05

Title: The Position of Bioenergy in a Climate Compatible Energy System
Dr. Heinz Kopetz,
Chairman, World Bioenergy Association, Austria

14:05-14:35

Title: Cellulosic Ethanol: A Commercial Reality in the U.S.A.! Where Next? – Brazil, or China…?
Mr. Steve Hartig,
Vice-President Bio-energy, DSM Bio-based Products & Services, USA

14:35-15:05

Title: Sustainable Opportunities Arising from Global Energy Challenges
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren,
CEO, LanzaTech Inc., USA

15:05-15:35

Title: Bioenergy and Sustainable Rural Development
Dr. Shu Geng, Dean and Professor, School of Environment and Energy, Peking University, China

Track 1: Global Bioenergy Economics, Policy, Investment and Markets

Day 2

Session 1-1: Global Bioenergy Economics
Time: 08:30-11:45, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 201, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Mr. Roy Krebs, Founder, Eco Feedstock, USA

Co-Chair:

Dr. Claire Yang, Managing Director–Strategy & Business Architect, Resources Industry, Accenture, China

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: The Emerging Bioeconomy: Industrial Drivers, Global Impact and International Strategies
Mr. Manfred Kircher,
Chairman of the Advisory Board, CLIB2021 e.V., Germany

09:00-09:25

Title: Feedstocks in America; Economics and Opportunity Drivers
Mr. Roy Krebs,
Founder, Eco Feedstock, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: The Application of Satellite-Based Remote Sensing for Monitoring Bioenergy Resources
Dr. Scot Smith, Professor of Geomatics, University of Florida, USA

09:50-10:15

Title: Asian Biofuels Trading Outlook and Understanding Biofuels Pricing
Ms. Nurul Darni, Asia Biofuels Editor, Argus Media, Singapore

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Advanced Biofuels Greenfield Capital Projects
Dr. Claire Yang, Managing Director–Strategy & Business Architect, Resources Industry, Accenture, China

10:55-11:20

Title: Advanced Technology for Biofuel and Biochemicals-formicobioTM
Mr. Esa Niemi, Managing Director, Chempolis Biorefining Technology (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd, China

11:20-11:45

Title: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and Its Changes and Effects on Patent Law
Dr. Malcolm S. McNeil, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP; Adjunct Professor, University of La Verne,USA


Day 2

Session 1-2: Bioenergy Market, Finance and Investment
Time: 13:30-15:15, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 202, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Brian M. Baynes, Partner, Flagship Ventures, USA

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-13:55

Title: Financing a Sustainable Energy Future
Dr. Brian M. Baynes,
Partner, Flagship Ventures, USA

13:55-14:15

Title: Technologies and Systems for Sustainable Bioenergy
Ms. Teija Lahti-Nuuttila,
Director, Tekes–Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Finland

14:15-14:35

Title: Commercial Optimisation-Integration of the Biofuels and Hydrocarbon Value Chains
Ms. Melissa Stark,
Managing Director-Clean Energy Lead, Accenture, UK

14:35-14:55

Title: The Business Case for Biofuel Producers
Mr. Vaughan Bassett,
Vice President, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., Canada

14:55-15:15

Title: Introduction of Bioenergy Development and Investment Opportunity in Denmark
Mr. Narcis Margall,
Special Advisor, Bioenergy and Environmental Technologies Invest in Denmark, Denmark

Day 3

Session 1-3: Bioenergy Policies Worldwide
Time: 08:30-10:15, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 205, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Mr. Michael R. Brower, Senior Federal Policy Director, Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC/Hiscock Barclay LLP, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: A Global Perspective on Energy, And Prospects for Biofuels
Dr. Edwin Kessler,
Meteorologist and Consultant, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, USA

09:00 -09:25

Title: Global Opportunities for Bioenergy Scale Up
Dr. Mackinnon Lawrence,
Senior Research Analyst, Pike Research, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Meeting Our Global Energy Challenge with Renewable and Sustainable Products
Dr. Dorte Fouquet,
Partner, Attorney (Rechtsanwaltin), Becker Buttner Held, Germany/Belgium; Director, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), Belgium

09:50-10:15

Title: What Happens to Global Renewable Energy if the United States Doesn’t Participate?
Mr. Michael R. Brower,
Senior Federal Policy Director, Mosaic Federal Affairs LLC, USA

Day 3

Session 1-5: Industrial Leadership Forum
Time: 13:30-17:10, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday)

Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Host

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Topic 1: Keynote Speech on Development of Biofuel Industry over the Next Decade
Call for Speaker  
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14:00-14:25

Topic 2: Industry Leader from Advanced Biofuels Producers
Speech Opportunity Available    
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14:25-14:50

Topic 3: Industry Leader from Integrated Energy Companies
Speech Opportunity Available    
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14:50-15:15

Topic 4: Industry Leader from Independent Oil Refiners
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15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Topic 5: Industry Leader from Biomass Feedstock Suppliers
Speech Opportunity Available    
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15:55-16:20

Topic 6: Industry Leader from Advanced Biofuel Technology Providers
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16:20-16:45

Topic 7: Industry Leader from Aviation Fuel Buyers and Partners
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16:45-17:10

Topic 8: Industry Leader from Biotechnology Industry Stakeholders
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17:10-17:35

Topic 9: Industry Leader from Oil Industry Stakeholders
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18:30-20:00

Social Dinner

Track 2: Algae Biofuels

Day 3

Session 2-1: Algae Biofuels
Time: 08:30-12:10, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 203, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. John A. Morgan, Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, USA

Co-Chair:
Dr. Xuefeng Lu, Professor, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Innovative PBR Designs Developed by IGV Biotech- An Alternative Approach to Existing Open Pond Systems

Mr. Peter Waldeck, Vice Head R&D, Biotechnology Division, IGV Institut fuer Getreideverarbeitung GmbH, Germany

09:00-09:25

Title: A Comparison of Metabolic Fluxes in Heterotrophically Grown Chlorella protothecoides
Dr. John A. Morgan, Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Photosynthetic Production of Biofuels in Genetically Engineered Cyanobacteria
Dr. Xuefeng Lu,
Professor, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

09:50-10:15

Title: Production of Microalgae at Power Plants for Conversion of CO2 to Biomass and Waste Heat to Electricity

Mr. Vadim Krifuks, CEO, AFS BioOil Co., USA

10:15-10:30

Coffee Breakfast

10:30-10:55

Title: Towards Biofuels Tolerant Photosynthetic Cyanobacteria
Dr. Weiwen Zhang,
Professor, Tianjin University, China

10:55-11:20

Title: From Algae to Diesel and Kerosene-Tailored Fuels via Selective Catalysis
Dr. Chen Zhao,
Senior Scientist&Group Leader, Department Chemie, Department of Chemistry, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany

11:20-11:45

Title: Improvement of Biomass and Hydrogen Photoproduction of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Dr. Shuangxiu Wu, Associate Professor, The CAS key laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

11:45-12:10

Title: Algae Biofuel, Leading the World Towards Oil Independence
Dr. Surajit Khanna, CEO, BioFuel Advance Research and Development-BARD, LLC, USA

Track 3: Bioalcohols

Day 2

Session 3-1: Bioalcohols
Time: 08:30-11:50, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 202, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Alexander Jaeger, Professor, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Austria

Co-Chair:
Dr. Maobing Tu, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-08:55

Keynote Speech:
Title: Distinct Roles of Residual Xylan and Lignin in Limiting Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Organosolv Pretreated Woody Biomass
Dr. Maobing Tu, Assistant Professor, Auburn University, USA

08:55-09:15

Title: Bioethanol Production in a Lignocellulosic Biorefinery
Dr.Alexander Jaeger, Professor, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Austria

09:15-09:35

Title: High Yield of Butanol Production Based on a Disruptive Fermentation Pathway
Dr. Alex Tong, V.P. & General Director, Green Energy & Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (I.T.R.I.), Taiwan

09:35-09:55

Title: The Effects of Water Reduction during Steam Explosion
Dr. Heike Kahr, Senior Researcher, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Austria

09:55-10:15

Title: Eco-Solvent Hydrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass
Dr. Hom-Ti Lee, Deputy Director, Green Energy & Environment Research Labs, Industrial Technology Research Institute (I.T.R.I.), Taiwan

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:50

Title: Impact of Different Pretreatment Technologies on New Enzyme Discoveries and Application Characteristics
Dr. Ye Chen, Staff Scientist, Novozymes, Inc., USA     

10:50-11:10

Title: Thermostable Enzymes Involved in Ethanol Production
Dr. Kesen Ma, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada

11:10-11:30

Title: Synergy of Efficient Lignocellulase System
Dr. Hongli Yuan, Professor, China Agricultural University, China

11:30-11:50

Title: New Enzymatic and Process Technologies for Biofuels Production
Dr. Vijay Singh, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, USA

Track 4: Biogas

Day 2

Session 4-1: Innovative and Productive Biogas Technology
Time:08:30-11:45, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 205, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Marc Schreurs, Manager, i-NET (Intelligent New Energy Technologies), Belgium

Co-Chair: Dr. Tong Boitin, Managing Director, Chengdu DeTong Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd, China

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Large Scale Biogas Production: Case Study Examples
Mr. Roel Slotman,
CCO, Envitec Biogas, Germany

09:00-09:25

Title: Cryogenic System for Biogas Liquefaction
Mr. Yannick Rouaud,
Deputy Vice President New Energies Sales, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies, France

09:25-09:50

Title: Biomethane for Transport-An Opportunity for the Chinese Biogas Sector
Dr. Bernhard Raninger
, Project Director, Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zuammenarbeit GmbH. (GIZ), Germany; Professor, China Petroleum University (CUP), New Energy Research Institute, Biogas- and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beijing, China

09:50-10:15

Title: Hydrogen on Demand Generated with the HYDRO-MAXX
Dr. Marc Schreurs,
Manager, i-NET (Intelligent New Energy Technologies), Belgium

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Biogas Technology and Markets Status in China
Dr. Tong Boitin
, Managing Director, Chengdu DeTong Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd, China

10:55-11:20

Title: Efficient Gas Upgrading Plants with Membrane Technology
Mr. Carsten Steentjes,
Product Manager, EnviTec Biogas AG, Germany

11:20-11:45

Title: Biogas Upgrading with Highly Selective SEPURAN ® Membranes
Dr. Jorg Balster,
Head of Application Technology, Evonik Fibres GmbH, Austria

 

Day 3

Session 4-2: Biogas from Agriculture Residues and Wastes
Time: 08:30-11:45, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 202, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Mr. Robert Binder, President, Binder Group AG, Germany
Co-Chair: Dr. Piet Wens, General Manager, Pollux Consulting, Belgium

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Anaerobic Digestion and Renewable Fertilizers
Dr. Fabrizio Adani,
Professor, Gruppo Ricicla- University of Milan, Italy

09:00-09:25

Title: The Use of Waste Heat for Drying Biomass
Mr. Henk Haaring, General Manager, Dorset Green Machines B.V., The Netherlands

09:25-09:50

Title: Opportunities and Challenges for Biogas Sustainability in Mexico and Latin-America
Mr. Hector Rangel,
Managing Director, Biogas de Juarez, Mexico

09:50-10:15

Title: Benefits of Efficient Control Systems for Biogas Plants by Monitoring of Gas Flow and Gas Quality
Mr. Robert Binder,
President, Binder Group AG, Germany

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: The Use of Software in Modern MSW Landfill Management in View of Optimising Waste to Energy Processes
Dr. Piet Wens,
General Manager, Pollux Consulting, Belgium

10:55-11:20

Title: Predicting the Maximum Biogas Production with Different Crop Residues and Trouble Shot on Site System
Dr. JoungDu Shin,
Research Scientist, National Academy of Agricultural Science, Korea

11:20-11:45

Title: Anaerobic Digestion of Crop Residues (Date Palm Wastes as New Substrates for Biogas Production)
Dr. Fahad Y. AL-Juhaimi,
Associate Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Track 5: Biomass Feedback I: Dedicated Energy Crops

Day 2

Session 5-1: High Powered Genetic Improvement of Bioenergy Crops
Time: 15:30-17:40, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 203, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, Professor, Michigan Technological University, USA
Co-Chair: Dr. Tong-Ming Yin, Vice-President/Professor, Forest Resources and Environment Institute, Nanjing Forestry University, China

15:30-15:35

Chair’s Introduction

15:35-16:00

Title: Developing Dedicated Energy Crops for Sustainable Feedstock Production
Dr. Wuyi Wang, Senior Scientist, Ceres, Inc.,USA

16:00-16:25

Title: Designing Better Cell Walls for Improved Bioenergy Production
Dr. Chandrashekhar P. Joshi,
Professor, Department of Bioenergy Science and Technology, Chonnam National University, South Korea; School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, USA

16:25-16:50

Title: Sequencing the Genome of a Shrub Willow Facilitates the Domestication of Fast Growing Woody Plants
Dr. Tongming Yin,
Professor, Nanjing Forestry University, China

16:50-17:15

Title: Short Rotation Clonal Eucalypt Plantations for Energy in Brazil: An Overview
Dr. Laercio Couto,
Board Member, The World Bioenergy Association–WBA; Adjunct Professor of the University of Toronto, Canada; Chairman of the Brazilian Network of Biomass for Energy and the Forest Consutant for the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock, Brazil 

17:15-17:40

Title: Designer Biofuel Cells for the 21st Century
Dr. Chhandak Basu,
Assistant Professor of Biology, California State University at Northridge, USA

 

Day 3

Session 5-2: Perennial Energy Crops
Time: 15:30-17:15, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 203, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Ooi Suan Kim, Chairman, Builders Biomass, Malaysia

15:30-15:35

Chair’s Introduction

15:35-16:00

Title: Developing a Low Input and Sustainable Switchgrass Feedstock Production System Harnessing Beneficial Bacterial Endophytes
Dr. Chuansheng Mei,
Scientist II(Supervisor), Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

16:00-16:25

Title: Zero Fossil Fuel at Galapagos Islands with Pure Jatropha Oil as Fuel: Facts about Engine Technology, Sustainable Fuel Production and Fuel Quality
Dr. Georg Gruber, Co-Owner, Vereinigte Werkstatten fur Pflanzenoltechnologie (VWP Gruber), Germany

16:25-16:50

Title: Technology is Improving Seed Productivity and Generating More Values from Jatropha
Dr. Yan Hong,
Chief Scientific Officer, JOil (S) Pte. Ltd. Singapore

16:50-17:15

Title: Population Genetics of Jatropha Curcas in Its Center of Origin
Dr. Isidro Ovando-Medina,
Professor, University of Chiapas, Mexico

Track 6: Sustainable Development and Application of Biofuels

Day 2

Session 6-1: Sustainable Development and Application of Biofuels
Time: 15:30-17:35, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 202, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Mr. Paul J Caswell, President of International Business Development, Cathay Industrial Biotech, China

Co-Chair: Dr. Rui Zhang, DFC Performance Analysts, Fuel Cell Energy Inc, USA

15:30-15:35

Chair’s Introduction

15:35-15:55

Title: Commercialization of Biobutanol in China
Mr. Paul J Caswell, President of International Business Development, Cathay Industrial Biotech, China

15:55-16:15

Title: Production of Active Carbon from Cob to Furfural Residue
Dr. Tiancun Xiao, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University, UK; Chairman, Guangzhou Boxenergytech Ltd, China

16:15-16:35

Title: Biofuel Powered Fuel Cell: Application and Future
Dr. Rui Zhang,
DFC Performance Analysts, Fuel Cell Energy Inc, USA

16:35-16:55

Title: Food Waste in China: A Unique Biofuel Opportunity
Mr. MartijnHoogerwerf,
Chief Strategy Officer, China Europe Bio-Energy Consortium Limited, Hong Kong, China

16:55-17:15

Title: Biofuel in Vehicle Utilization of China: Current Status and Outlook
Dr. Xunmin Ou, Assistant Professor, China Automotive Energy Research Center; Tsinghua University, China

17:15-17:35

Title: Jatropha Basic Research and Development
Dr. Fang Chen,
Professor,College of Life Sciences, Sichuan University, China

Track 7: Breaking Research and Advanced Biofuel Technologies

Day 2

Session 7-1: Synthetic Biology for Biofuel
Time: 13:30-15:15, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 203, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux, Head of Corporate Development, GLOBAL BIOENERGIES, France

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: C3 Chemical and Fuel Production by Shunting Glycolysis
Dr. Yajun Yan,
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, USA

14:00-14:25

Title: 100% Drop-in Biofuel for Gasoline Cars
Dr. Jean-Baptiste Barbaroux,
Head of Corporate Development, GLOBAL BIOENERGIES, France

14:25-14:50

Title: Combustion and Gasification of Biomass for Substitution of Natural Gas
Dr. Pyanykh Kostjantyn, Head of Department, Gas Institute of NASU, Ukraine

14:50-15:15

Title: Metabolic Systems Biology for the Microbial Production of Biofuels
Dr. Amit Ghosh,
Post Doctoral Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), USA


Day 2

Session 7-2: Advanced Biomass Conversion Technologies (Part I) (This session is sponsored by Cranfield University)
Time: 13:30-17:10, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 201, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Distinguished Professor and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University, USA
Co-Chair:
Dr. Sai Gu, Professor, Chair in BioEnergy Technology, Director of Centre for Renewable and Biofuels, The School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Combining Nature Inspired Technology and Biosynthetic Pathway to Advance the Lignocellulosic Biofuels and Chemicals
Dr. JianZhong Sun, Director of Biofuels Institute, Jiangsu University, China; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, USA; Vice President, China Energy Association, China

14:00-14:25

Title: Advanced Control of Biomass Combustion Plant to Improve Efficiency and Minimize Emissions
Dr. John Zhou, Professor, London South Bank University, UK

14:25-14:50

Title: Development of Novel Continuous Oil Extraction Method from Non-Food Oil Seeds
Dr. Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan, Distinguished Professor and Graduate Coordinator, South Dakota State University, USA

14:50-15:15

Title: Reforming of Tars and Hydrocarbons from Gasified Biomass
Dr. Jan Brandin, Associate Professor, Linnaeus University, Sweden

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Biomass Waste into Green Energy through Drying and Preparation
Mr. Henk Haaring, General Manager, Dorset Green Machines B.V., The Netherlands

15:55-16:20

Title: Advanced Modeling to Address the Challenges of Pyrolysis and Catalytic Upgrading
Dr. Sai Gu, Professor, Chair in BioEnergy Technology, Director of Centre for Renewable and Biofuels, The School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK

16:20-16:45

Title: Anaerobic Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste by Discontinuous Two Stage Dry Digestion
Mr. Jochen Springer, Branch Manager/Head of Special Department Biogas Plants, GICON GmbH, Germany

16:45-17:10

Title: The Proven Concept & Implementation Model in Jatropha Cultivation & Biofuel Production via Nano-Emulsion and Polarization Technology
Ms. Zurina Amnan, Group CEO, Bionas Group of Companies, Malaysia


Day 3

Session 7-2: Advanced Biomass Conversion Technologies (Part II)
Time: 08:30-12:10, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 201, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark
Co-Chair: Dr. Francesco Frusteri, Project Leader, Institute CNR-ITAE, Italy

08:30-08:35

Chair’s Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Corn Ethanol Facilities as Potential Suppliers of Bioethanol and Biodiesel and High Protein Feed Products
Dr. Pavel Krasutsky, The Director of Chemical Extractive Program, University of Minnesota, USA

09:00-09:25

Title: 2.nd and 3.rd Generation Biorefineries. Sustainable Biofuel Production with Low Carbon Footprint-Case Examples from Labs and One of the World’s Largest Lignocellulosic Biorefineries in Denmark
Dr. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen,
Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

09:25-09:55

Title: The C1-technology Platform for Versatile Enzymes Enabling a Variety of Second Generation Biofuels and Biochemicals Processes
Dr. Jan Wery,
Science Director, Dyadic Netherlands, The Netherlands

09:55-10:15

Title: Metathesis Based Biorefinery: Concept to Operations
Mr. Mel Luetkens, Chief Operating Officer, Elevance Renewable Sciences, USA

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: DME/Methanol Production by CO2 Hydrogenation
Dr. Francesco Frusteri, Project Leader, Institute CNR-ITAE, Italy

10:55-11:20

Title: Regulation of Cellulase Biosynthesis in Clostridium thermocellum, A Cellulolytic, Thermophilic and Ethanogenic Bacterium
Dr. J.H. David Wu, Professor, University of Rochester, USA

11:20-11:45

Title: Biosolar Conversion of CO2 and H2O to Fuel Alcohols by Engineered Cyanobacteria
Dr. Ruanbao Zhou,
Associate Professor, South Dakota State University, USA

11:45-12:10

Titel: Drop-in Replacements for Liquid Transportation Fuels from Marine Micro-algae
Dr. William Roberts, Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia


Day 3

Session 7-3: Biopower Generation Technologies
Time: 13:30-15:15, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 203, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Mr. Ingo Wagner, Project and Communication Officer, DHC+ Technology Platform, Euroheat & Power, Belgium

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: CHP System and Biogas Engine Optimization in Order to Obtain the Best Power Output and Electrical Efficiency
Dr. Guenther Herdin,
Managing Director, PGES GmbH, Austria

14:00-14:25

Title: Biogas Fueled SOFC-Increasing the Power Efficiency Beyond 50 %
Dr. Ralph-Uwe Dietrich,
Project Manager, CUTEC Institut GmbH, Germany

14:25-14:50

Title: Biomass Co-Firing in Large Scale Coal Fired Power Plants: Case Study and Return of Experience
Eng. Robert Berdal,
Product Director Renewable Energy, Tractebel Engineering (GDF SUEZ), Belgium

14:50-15:15

Title: Boosting Efficiency in Biogas Power Generation
Mr. Ingo Wagner,
Project and Communication Officer, DHC+ Technology Platform, Euroheat & Power, Belgium

Track 8: Biomass Feedback II: Agricultural, Forestry Waste, Industrial and Municipal Solid Waste

Day 3

Session 8-1: Feedstock from Forestry, Agriculture and Food Industry
Time: 08:30-10:15, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 203, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Piotr Paschalis-Jakubowicz, Professor, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Poland
Co-Chair:
Mr. Juha-Pekka Juuti, President & CEO, Nonagon Oy, Finland

08:35-09:00

Title: Combined Heat and Power Production from Forest Biomass
Mr. Juha-Pekka Juuti, President & CEO, Nonagon Oy, Finland

09:00-09:25

Title: Biofuels and Bioenergy from Sustainable Biomass: Energy Crops and Organic Fraction of Waste
Dr. Serpil Guran, Director, Rutgers EcoComplex, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Multi-elemental Analysis of Wood Waste Using ED-XRF Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analyzer
Dr. Martino Negri, Senior Researcher, CNR-IVALSA Trees and Timber Institute, Italy

09:50-10:15

Title: Effectiveness of Selected Methods of Harvesting Forest Biomass for Energy Purposes in the Light of Energy Balance and Co2 Emissions-Case Study
Dr. Piotr Paschalis-Jakubowicz, Professor, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), Poland

 

Day 3

Session 8-2: Waste to Energy as Renewable Energy Source: Sustainable Waste Management Worldwide
Time: 13:30-16:45, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 201, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Lillemor Gustavsson, Operational Manager, Karlskoga Environment and Energy Company, Sweden

Co-Chair: Mr. Kolluru Krishan, Chairman, MPPL Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd., India

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Waste to Energy: A Review of the State of Play in Europe
Dr. Richard Blanchard, Director, Loughborough University, UK

14:00-14:25

Title: Turning Waste of Poultry and Pigs into Rich Organic Fertiliser
Mr. Henk Haaring,
General Manager, Dorset Green Machines B.V., The Netherlands

14:25-14:50

Title: An Introduction of the Program for the Complete and Comprehensive WTE Knowledge and Technology Training Seminar with Demonstration of Several Ready-to-Use Computer Software
Dr. Abraham Shu, Independent Consultant, Former Senior Management Executive of Several Multinational Corporations of US, Europe and Asia, USA

14:50-15:15

Title: Sustainable Biogas Production–Waste Substrates, Co-Digestion and Monitoring
Dr. Lillemor Gustavsson, Managing Director, GreeTA Environment Company, Sweden

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Bio Waste to Energy & Compost for Sustainable Development
Mr. Kolluru Krishan,
Chairman, MPPL Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd., India

15:55-16:20

Title: Utilising Locally Available Microorganism for Converting Agro-waste into Useful Bio-based Products
Dr. Abd Shukor Abd Rahman,
Director General, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institutute (MARDI), Malaysia

16:20-16:45

Title: The Ecological Engineering of Biomass Energy from Saline Land
Dr. Pei Qin,
Director, Institute of Biotechnology, Nanjing University, China

Track 9: Young Investigator's Research

Day 3

Session 9-1: Young Investigator's Research

Time: 10:30-12:15, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 205, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Marc Schreurs, Manager, i-NET (Intelligent New Energy Technologies), Belgium

10:30-10:35

Chair’s Introduction

10:35-10:55

Title: Sulfur, Tar and Char Reaction in Fluidized Bed Gasification of Biomass Fuels
Dr. Xiangmei Meng,
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

10:55-11:15

Title: Organic Wastes to Bio-energy–A Short Glimpse
Mr. Kavwa Sichone,
The University of Waikato, New Zealand

11:15-11:35

Title: Comparing Biomass Quality (for Bio-Dust Combustion Purpose) of Poplar and Willow among Genotypes and within Shoots
Ms. Na Liu,
Aarhus University, Denmark

11:35-11:55

Title: Biodiesel: A Promising Alternative Energy Resource
Mr. Abdelaziz Emad Atabani,
University of Malaya, Malaysia

11:55-12:15

Title: Comparative Performance Analysis of a Solar Box Cooker and Improved Charcoal Stoves in Mozambique
Mr. Tomas Manuel Nhabetse, Researcher/Assistant Lecturer, Pedagogical University, Mozambique

Day 3

Session 9-5: Biofuels for Marine Transport
Time: 13:30-17:10, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday)

Chair: Call for Chair
Co-Chair: Call for Co-Host

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Topic 1: Keynote Speech on Promising Biofuel Potential for Shipping
Call for Speaker   
Submit Your Abstract and Biography Here

14:00-14:25

Topic 2: Introduction of Bioship Project
Speech Opportunity Available    
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14:25-14:50

Topic 3: Biofuels Present Problems for Marine Transport
Speech Opportunity Available    
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14:50-15:15

Topic 4: Use of Biodiesel Fuels in the U.S. Marine Industry
Speech Opportunity Available    
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15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Topic 5: Technology Roadmap of Biofuels for Transport
Speech Opportunity Available    
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15:55-16:20

Topic 6: Maritime Transport and the Environment – Benefits of Biodiesel.
Speech Opportunity Available    
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16:20-16:45

Topic 7: Biodiesel for Marine Engines
Speech Opportunity Available    
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16:45-17:10

Topic 8: Palm Biodiesel in Maritime Shipping
Speech Opportunity Available    
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17:10-17:35

Topic 9: Biofuels for Marine Vessels
Speech Opportunity Available    
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18:30-20:00

Social Dinner

Track 10: Biodiesel

Day 3

Session 10-1:Biodiesel
Time: 13:30-16:50, April 27th, 2013 (Saturday) Place: Room No. 202, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Axel Ingendoh, Technical Manager Antioxidans, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Co-Chair:
Dr. Markku Honkanen, Technical Advisor, Oil Products and Renewables Neste Oil Corporation, Finland

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-13:55

Title: Innovations in Biofuels from an Industrial Chemical Company
Dr. AxelIngendoh, Technical Manager Antioxidans, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Germany

13:55-14:15

Title: Hvo, Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil–A Premium Renewable Biofuel for Diesel Engines
Dr. Markku Honkanen, Technical Advisor, Oil Products and Renewables Neste Oil Corporation, Finland

14:15-14:35

Title: Potential and Energy Evaluation of Biodiesel Production from Scenedesmus dimorphus Cultivated by Domestic Secondary Effluent
Dr. He Liu, Professor, Jiangnan University, China

14:35-14:50

Title: Issues on Sustainability of the Brazilian Biodiesel Program (PNPB)
Dr. Antonio Domingos Padula,
Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul School of Management, Brazil

14:50-15:15

Title: Enzymatic Production of Biodiesel from Waste Animal Fat
Dr. Georgina Sandoval,
Researcher, Industrial Biotechnology Unit, Mexico

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:50

Title: Biodiesel Production by Magnetic Solid Catalysts
Dr. Zhen Fang,
Professor, Biomass Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

15:50-16:10

Title: Economic Assessment of Microbial Lipids for Biodiesel Production
Dr. Ho Nam Chang,
Professor, NRC for Industrial Science and Technology,   KAIST, Korea

16:10-16:30

Title: Direct Determination of Total Glycerols in All Biodiesels: Liquid Chromatography and Charged Aerosol Detection
Ms.Yan Jin,
Senior Engineer, ThermoFisher, China

16:30-16:50

Title: Brazilian Biodiesel: The Case of the Palm’s Social Projects
Dr. Aldara da Silva Cesar, Associate Professor, Agribusiness Engineering Department, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Danish Session

Day 2

The Fossil Free Future of Denmark-Danish R&D on Bioenergy
Time: 13:30-16:45, April 26th, 2013 (Friday) Place: Room No. 205, 2nd Floor, JLCC

Chair:

Dr. Torsten Rødel Berg, Internationalisation Adviser, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark

13:30-13:35

Chair’s Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Bioenergy Policy Overview and Investment Opportunity in Denmark
Mr. Narcis Margall, Special Advisor, Bioenergy and Environmental Technologies, Invest in Denmark, Denmark

14:00-14:25

Title: How to Utilize 3-4 times more National Biomass without Reducing Food Production and with Additional Benefits to the Environment
Dr. Uffe Jorgensen, Senior Scientist, Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark

14:25-14:50

Title: Optimized Biogas Production by Utilization the Primary Agriculture Products: Manure and Lignocellulose Crop and Crop-By-Product Biomasses-How to Optimize the Biogas Production by Integrating Sustainable Land Use Biomass
Dr. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Head of Center for Bioenergy and Green Engineering, Institute of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

14:50-15:15

Title: Sustainable Utilization of Forest Bio-Fuel-Research at the University of Copenhagen
Dr. Morten Ingerslev, Senior Scientist, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen University, Denmark

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: 1D nanofiber as a Carrier for Catalyst
Dr. Dong Mingdong, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark

15:55-16:20

Title: Enzyme Innovation for Biomass Conversion
Dr. Hongzhi Huang, Science Manager, R&D China of Novozymes, Inc, China

16:20-16:45

Title: Increasing the Product Yield from Biomass and Animal Wastes for Bioenergy and Biorefinery Purposes
Alastair Ward, Department of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark