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Rescheduled / Postponed event: Oleofuels 2020 Conference

Nice, France

Note: This event was originally planned for 24-25 June, 2020 in Marseille, France and has now been rescheduled

New date: 6-7 October, 2020

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 on its 13th edition of a very successful series, Oleofuels 2020 taking place on the 6th and 7th October 2020 in Marseille, France 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

We are doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised.  Like you, we are keen to get the meetings to happen and return to some form of normality.  We are constantly tracking WHO updates, local government regulations and talking to our attendees wherever possible.  Venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in order to make the conferences possible.

But we do accept that these are exceptionally challenging times and the updates are very fast moving.  As such, it may help you to understand how and why we arrive at decisions on moving ahead with any current event:  One month before the meeting we again re-assess the situation specific to the individual summit, both local to the event and globally.  We then take a decision as to the viability of holding the meeting as if it were happening the very next day.  If it is possible to run on that basis, we will proceed.  If not, we will be forced to take the decision to postpone the event to a later and better date.

Speakers Confirmed Include:

  • Marco Bonvini, Head of Business Development - Bio-Based Solutions, NextChem
  • John McNichol, Global Market Development and Technical Services Manager. The PQ Corporation
  • Mikala Grubb, Senior Business Development Manager, Haldro Topsoe
  • Paolo Corva, Head of Sales and Marketing, Clariant
  • Carlos Rodriguez, Product Manager, Clariant
  • Peter Hawighorst, Project Manager, ISCC System GMbH
  • Cornelius Claeys, Analyst Europe - Biofuels, Stratas Advisors
  • Alba Soler, Science Associate, Concawe
  • Bruce Ross, Managing Director, Ross Gordon Consultants
  • Bharadwaj V. Kummamuru, Project Officer, World Bioenergy Association
  • Adam Stepien, Managing Director, Polish Chamber of Biofuels
  • Eric Villareal, General Secretary, Total Raffinage France
  • Andrea Martelli, Head of Biofuels Trading, ENI
  • Angel Alvarez Alberdi, Deputy Director, Ewaba
  • Kristell Guizouarn, President, EsteriFrance & European Biodiesel Board (EBB)
  • Christophe Beaunoir, CEO, Saipol
  • Eric Benazzi, Marketing Director, Axens
  • Timo Huhtisaari, Business Unit Lead – Sustainability & Future Business, St1 Nordic Oy
  • Lars Lind, Managing Director, Adesso BioProducts AB

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Radisson Blu Nice
223 Prom. De Anglais, 06200
Nice, France
Phone: +33 4 97 17 71 77
Event details
Organizer : ACI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22120