Programme

Monday 4 November
10.00-13.00 Early Career Researcher Forum (separate programme)
13.00-16.30 Site visit to Volvo Trucks (separate programme)

 

Tuesday 5 November. Location: Gothia Towers

Moderator, plenary sessions

Anders Ådahl, Co-director Energy Area of Advance, Chalmers University of Technology

09.00 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Ingrid Nohlgren, director f3 Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels and office director for the collaborative research programme Renewable transportation fuels and systems

Duncan Akporiaye, director Bio4Fuels

Patricia Thornley, director Supergen Bioenergy Hub

Opening speaker

Robert Andrén, Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency

09.50 PLENARY SESSIONS (ROOM: F1)
FOCUS: POLICY

UK transport policy and the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

Aysha Ahmed, Head of Advanced Biofuels Programme, Department for Transport

Biofuel policy in Norway

Mats Nordum, Senior Advisor, Climate Department, Norwegian Environment Agency

10.40 Coffee break
11.10 FOCUS: INDUSTRY

Sustainable advanced biofuels and more – St1 Biorefinery

Patrick Pitkänen, Director Advanced fuels, St1 Oy

Biogas futures in transport

Keith Simons, Principal Scientist, SHV Energy

The quest for green profitability

Håvard Wollan, CEO, Biokraft AS

12.30 Lunch break (Seasons Restaurant, Gothia Towers)
13.30 FOCUS: SUSTAINABILITY

Biofuels in the future fossil-free energy system: The Nordic perspective

Torjus Bolkesjø, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Sustainability challenges for biofuels from a UK perspective

Patricia Thornley, Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

Land, climate and global development pathways: implications for biofuels and the bioeconomy

Francis X. Johnson, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

14.30 Coffee break
15.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 

SUSTAINABLE BIOMASS RESOURCES

 

ROOM: F1

Session chair

Pål Börjesson, Professor, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund university

Industry speaker

Forest-based biofuels – potentials for a new business to grow

Henrik Brodin, Business Development Manager, SÖDRA

Academic speakers

Drop-in fuels from black liquor – combining increased pulp capacity with production of sustainable biofuels

Elisabeth Wetterlund, Associate Professor, Dept. of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Luleå University of Technology

The impact of bioenergy systems on soil carbon

Rebecca Rowe, Ecologist, The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Potential for HVO production from Swedish raw materials

Hanna E. Karlsson, Postdoctor, Dept. of Energy and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

 

CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES FROM BIOMASS TO SUSTAINABLE BIOFUELS

ROOM: F2

Session chair

Judit Sandquist, Research Scientist, SINTEF Energy Research

Industry speaker

Roll-out of pyrolysis technology in Europe

Gerhard Muggen, Managing Director, BTG Bioliquids

Academic speakers

Sustainable transportation fuels – A techno- economic well-to-wheel analysis

Karin Pettersson, Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Hybrid process of distillation and gas permeation for production of dehydrated ethanol

Olaf Trygve Berghlin, Research Scientist, Process Technology Dept., SINTEF

Model-based fast screening of electrochemical reaction pathways for the integrated biofuels synthesis and CO2 reduction

Jin Xuan, Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University)

Fast pyrolysis lignin with catalytic vapor upgrading for the production of alkyl-phenols and aromatics Dumitrita Spinu, PhD candidate, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

16.50 RECEPTION BREAK

DROP-IN SESSION FOR BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY JOURNAL SUBMISSIONS

Hallway area outside F1 and F2

17.15 POSTER SESSION COMBINED WITH BUFFET DINNER AND NETWORKING

Hallway area outside F1 and F2

19.30 CLOSE
Wednesday 6 November. Location: Gothia Towers

Moderator, Plenary sessions
Anders Ådahl, Co-director Energy Area of Advance, Chalmers University of Technology (SE)

09.00 Welcome!

PLENARY SESSION (ROOM F1)

09.05 FOCUS: INDUSTRY AND END USE

Fossil free domestic aviation in Sweden
Anna Soltorp, Sustainability & Political Affairs, BRA Flyg

Net zero emissions by 2050 – a maritime approach to renewable energy transition
Anne Sophie Vinther Hansen, Senior Innovation Project Manager, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S

Driving the shift to a sustainable transport system – here and now!
Henrik Dahlsson, Senior Advisor Sustainable Transports, Scania

10.15 Coffee break
10.45 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 

POTENTIAL FOR BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOMATERIAL BYPRODUCTS/ALTERNATIVES

ROOM F1

Session chair

Aniko Varnai, Researcher, Faculty of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Industry speaker

Potentials for biochemical and biomaterial products in a sugar platform biorefinery setting

Gudbrand Rødsrud, Technology Director, Business Development, Borregaard

Academic speakers

How can alcohols contribute to a fossil- independent non-road machinery fleet?

Gunnar Larsson, Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Co-production of lipids and biopolymers in a single fermentation process – a way to improve sustainability of microbial lipid-based biofuels

Volha Shapaval, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Understanding sustainability within a net zero emission target. Synergies between environment, economy and society

Mirjam Roeder, Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute, Aston University

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF EUROPEAN BIOFUEL DEPLOYMENT

ROOM F2

Session chair

Robert Holland, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Industry speaker

The role of the European technology and innovation platform for bioenergy

Patrik Klintbom, Senior Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Chair of ETIP Bioenergy

Academic speakers

Biogas development – public procurement, networks, and policy instruments

Julia Hansson, Senior Scientist, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Forecasting Impact: A case study of bioenergy systems

Samuel Cooper, Research Associate, University of Bath

Can the Nordics become CO2 negative by 2040? The role of biomass

Kenneth Karlsson, Senior Project Manager, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

12.00 CLOSING REMARKS (PLENARY)

ROOM F1

12.30 Lunch and networking
ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP: BIOFUELS STRATEGY FOR THE COMING DECADE – THE NORDIC REGION AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY!

ROOM F1

The workshop is arranged in cooperation with NER, Nordic Energy Research, an intergovernmental organization within the framework of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Come join us in a strategic discussion spanning over the coming decade. We identify some hot spots and discuss solutions.

 

INTRODUCTION: Nordic Energy Research (Speaker TBD)

GROUP DISCUSSION: The way forward

PANEL DEBATE

Moderator Jakob Lagercrantz, founder of the 2030 Secretariat Panelists:

·     Patrick Pitkänen, St1 Oy, biofuel producing industry perspective

·     Anne Sophie Vinther Hansen, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, transport industry perspective

·     Mirjam Röder, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute, sustainable biomass research perspective

·    Julia Hansson or Kenneth Karlsson, IVL: transport research perspective

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