Oleofuels 2020 Conference


Marseille, France

The European HVO market has seen significant growth over the last 5 years, with more and more oil majors, such as Neste, Total, ENI and dedicated fuels producers alike are continuing to invest heavily in HVO production units. With the continued focus on reducing GHG and CO2 emissions both in Europe, and around the globe, the demand for more sustainable fuels has never been higher. However with increasing competition from Asia and the US, the need for sustainable feedstock, technological adaptation, increasing regulatory pressures, price fluctuation, and the need for more investment in R&D show that the industry is facing some significant challenges.

Already in its 13th edition of a very successful series, the Oleofuels 2020 conference will bring together senior representatives from the biodiesel, renewable diesel and HVO industries to discuss the latest market advancements, developments & business opportunities.

Key Topics

  • Oleofuels Marker Overview - Evaluating Key Market Industry Trends - 2020 and Beyond
  • Reviewing Existing Renewable Energy Directive and Key Regulatory Updates
  • Sourcing of Effective Feedstocks for Oleofuels
  • Latest Conversion Technology - Finding the Silver Bullet
  • Moving the European Oleofuels Market Forward - From Research & Development to Commercialisation
  • Future Fuels for Transportations
  • HVO supply and demand outlook - future marketing possibilities for HVO by-products such as bio naphtha and bio-propane
  • RED II - is this really incentivizing the market in order to leverage full market potential?
  • Case Study: Moving the European Oleofuels Market
  • Forward - From Research & Development to Commercialisation - A refiner's perspective

Exclusive Site Visit:

During the afternoon of Tuesday 23th June 2020, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit TOTAL's Biorefinery in la Mede

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-served basis. Please register your attendance when booking for the conference.

LA MEDE, is one of the largest biorefineries in Europe

Identified by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as a way of mitigating global warming, biofuels mesh perfectly with our strategy. We have been producing biofuels for more than 20 years and are today the leading distributer in Europe.

Our La Mede biorefinery, the first world-class facility of its type in France and one of the largest in Europe, aims to meet the growing demand for biofuels.

Operational as from 2019, it has a capacity of 500,000 tonnes of HVO-type1 biodiesel per year. The HVO technology that we have selected is French, developed by IFP Energies nouvelles and marketed by its affiliate Axens. It produces a sustainable and high-quality biofuel, similar in nature to fossil fuels and therefore has no adverse effect on engines.

The biorefinery was designed to produce biofuels from various types of oils, including vegetable oils certified sustainable according to E.U. criteria as well as used oils, residual oils and animal fats. La Mede's feedstock will be made up of 60% to 70% crude vegetable oils (rapeseed, sunflower, soybean, oil palm, corn or new plants such as carinata) and 30% to 40% treated waste (animal fats, cooking oil, residues, etc.). Total has pledged to process no more than 300,000 tonnes of palm oil per year - less than 50% of the total volume of raw materials needed - and at least 50,000 tonnes of French-grown rapeseed, creating another market for domestic agriculture.

All the oils processed will be certified sustainable to European Union standards. In addition, as part of its palm oil procurement process, Total is taking an extra step by introducing strengthened control of sustainability and respect for human rights.

The La Mede biorefinery project is coupled with a plan for continuous improvement of the facility's energy efficiency, with the aim of reducing energy consumption by 8% by 2020.

Previous Speakers Include

  • Florian Gollin, Sales Manager, EcoMotion
  • Adam Stepien, Managing Director, Polish Chamber Of Biofuels
  • Giacomo Rispoli, Executive VP Portfolio Management & Licencing, ENI
  • Nuno Correia, COO/CIO, PRIO Energy
  • Bruce Ross, Managing Director, Ross Gordon Consultants SPRL
  • Teemu Lindberg, Director Technology, Refining, UPM
  • Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Raffaello Garofalo, Secretary General, European Biodiesel Board
  • Marcel Van Heesewijk, CEO & Founder, Investancia
  • Detlef Evers, Managing Director, MVAK
  • Chris Abrams,  Commercial Development Manager, IMERYS Minerals Ltd.
  • Matt Jordan, Global Business Development Manager, IMERYS Minerals Ltd.
  • Robert Gmyrek, Member Of The Board, General Director, BZK Group
  • Walter Mirabella, Chairman Fuels Team, EFOA
  • Steve Fabijanski, CEO, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc
  • Wouter Van Betuw , Business & Industry Development Manager, Nijhuis Water Technology B.V.
  • Lars Jorgensen, Senior Principal Engineer, Haldor Topsoe A/S
  • Anselm Eisentraut, Head Of Market Intelligence, Strategy, NESTE
  • Dr. Alan A.Del Paggio, Vice President, CRI Catalyst
  • Henrik Radberg, Business Development Engineer, PREEM AB

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Event details
Organizer : ACI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22120