Lignofuels 2020 Conference


Helsinki, Finland

Lignofuels Series is Back to Helsinki!

Earlier this year The Finnish Parliament has approved a law that is set to see biofuels targets gradually increase for 2030. The new law has made for a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030.

Finnish parliament's approval of the law will increase the share of biofuels used in road traffic to 30% by 2029. The government has also approved a law that will allow for the distribution of bio-based light fuel oil. A share of all light fuel oil used that is intended for heating, construction machines and fitted motors, will be replaced by bio-based fuel oil starting from 2021. (Emma Greedy, Biofuels International)

This is why following the success of last years conference in Oslo which gathered over 150 senior level attendees and further highlighted the leading role of Scandinavian advanced biofuels industry within the EU/EEA, we are excited to be bringing Lignofuels series back to Helsinki.

Already on its 10th annual edition, this Lignofuels 2020 taking place on 26th & 27th February will bring together key lignofuels and advanced biofuels & materials stakeholders to join our forum discussions and hear latest industry case studies, inlcuding Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation Biofuels Producers, Oil Refiners, Process Technology Providers, Enzyme Developers, Engineering Firms and Agribusiness as well as Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies.

With its interactive format and numerous networking breaks it will also provide a senior level platform for representatives of the entire value chain, allowing attendees to benefit from excellent networking opportunities.

Key Topics

  • Advanced Biofuels Market & Policy Overview
  • Developments in Demo Plants for Commercial Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Production
  • Technological Developments for the Advanced Biofuels Industry
  • Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Feedstock: Methods & Analysis
  • Ensuring Sustainable Production Through Holistic Utilisation of Feedstock
  • Lignocellulosic Feedstock: Availability and Sustainability
  • The Role of Lignofuels in Decarbonising Aviation
  • Advanced Biofuels as a Solution for Shipping

Who Will Attend?

Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation Biofuels Producers, Oil Refiners, Process Technology Providers, Enzyme Developers, Engineering Firms and Agribusiness as well as Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies

Confirmed Speakers

  • Havard Wollan, CEO, Biokraft
  • Paolo Corvo, Head of Sales & Marketing, Clariant
  • Kristina Elg Christoffersson, Manager Research, Development and Technical Customer Support, Domsjo Fabriker
  • Bart Hellings, Head of Innovation, Goodfuels
  • Peter Hawighorst, Senior Project Manager, GRAS
  • Mikala Grubb, Senior Business Development Manager, Refinery, Haldor Topsoe
  • Dr Calliope Panoutsou, Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College
  • Steven Gust, Fellow - Lignocellulosic Fuels, Innovation, Neste
  • Erik C. Wormslev, Director - Innovation, NIRAS
  • Carlos Ocampo, Global Business Director, Biomass, Novozymes
  • Oskar Sieking, Business Manager Filters, Outotec
  • Tuukka Sormunenm, Head of Chemicals & Biorefining, Poyry
  • Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager, SkyNRG
  • Henrik Brodin, Strategic Business Development Manager, Sodra Innovation & New Business
  • Patrick Pitkanen, Director Advanced Fuels, St1 Biofuels
  • Michael Hecquet, BioTfuel R&D Coordinator, TOTAL RC on behalf of Bionext
  • Panu Routasalo, Vice President, UPM
  • Berien Elbersen, Senior Researcher, Wageningen University & Research

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