Lignofuels 2016 – ACI event soon to start in Munich

Following the success of Lignofuels 2015 event in Madrid with the Abengoa demonstration plant site visit,  Lignofuels 2016 Summit will be taking place in Munich, Germany on the 20th and 21st of January 2016. The event is organised by ACI, Active Communication International. With offices in Chicago, London, Pune, Portland, Poznań and Milwaukee, ACI produce world-class events focusing on areas of most relevance to our served industry sectors More information and program.  

This two day conference will for the 8th time bring together key lignofuels stakeholders to join in-depth discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe.

Key Topics Include:

    • Transition to an advanced biofuel industry
    • EU policy and regulatory framework beyond 2020
    • Review of biofuels policies around the globe
    • Enzymatic challenges in modern biorefineries
    • Optimisation of existing pre treatment processes
    • New pre-treatment process for wood waste and other lignocellulosic feedstocks
    • The emerging renewable industry process platforms for fuels chemical and materials
    • The raw material challenge – where does the lignin come from
    • Sustainability certification of wood-based biofuels
    • Re-assessing environmental impact & sustainability standards
    • Financing projects in lignofuel sector
    • 1 Year oil production results at Empyro, results of the oil firing and future commercial applications in refineries
    • Biogenic fuels of generation 4
    • Use of near infrared spectroscopy for the rapid low-cost analysis of a wide variety of lignocellulosic feedstocks
    • Gaseous fermentation to drop-in fuels- particularly adapted to 2G feedstock
    • The use of MSW to produce bio ethanol
    • Biomass overview and advanced biorefineries for chemical and biofuel production

Exclusive Clariant Site Visit – 19th January 2016

In addition to the main two day event, during the afternoon of Tuesday 19th January 2016 a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Clariant’s pre-commercial scale Sunliquid Plant in Straubing, Germany. There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Markku Patajoki, R&D Manager, Biotechnology, Neste Corporation
  • Markus Rarbach, Head of Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant
  • Gerhard Muggen, Director, BTG BioLiquids
  • Erik C. Wormslev, Director – Innovation, NIRAS
  • Børge Holm Christensen, CEO, IBUS Innovation
  • Daniel Hayes, CEO, Celignis Limited
  • Silvio Mergner, Senior Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting
  • Jaime Rodrigo Poch, Manager, CGN Certification
  • Patrick Pitkänen, Head of Sales and Business Development, St1 Biofuels
  • Jhuma Sadhukhan, Senior Scientist, University of Surrey
  • Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development, Global Bioenergies
  • Alex Michine, CEO, Metgen
  • Norbert Schmidt, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Sergio Ugarte, Managing Director, SQ Consult
  • Dina Bacovsky, Unit Head Biofuels, Bioenergy 2020+
  • Chris Malins, Fuel Program Lead, ICCT
  • Javier Gil Barnó, Head of Service/Thermochemical Applications, CENER
  • Philip Spanos, PartnerRockfield Energy
  • Theodora Retsina, CEO, American Process Inc.
  • Helmut Schmid, Head of Nanotechnology, Fraunhofer-Institute Chemical Technology (ICT)
  • Orly Lavy, CTO & Business Development, 3CBiotech