Date: Wednesday 12 June 2013 - Thursday 13 June 2013

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Reviewing the Latest Technologies, Policies & Strategies Shaping the Future of First & Advanced Generation Biodiesel & Bio-Oil Derived Jet Fuel in Europe

A unique and highly-focused event, ACI’s 6th annual European Biodiesel conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an open and intimate setting for senior executives and experts from the following industries:

  • First generation biodiesel (FAME)
  • Advanced generation renewable diesel (BTL, HVO, cellulosic diesel, algae, jatropha, bacteria, yeast, fungus etc.)
  • Renewable jet fuel derived from bio-oil (jatropha & algae)

How is the first generation biodiesel industry responding to policy reform in the EU? In which direction will the fossil fuel industry be looking for biodiesel to meet their blending requirements? What practices can be implemented to ensure a sustainable supply chain? What is the outlook for commercial-scale advanced generation renewable diesel production in Europe? What are the latest developments in future feedstock options?

European Biodiesel 2013 will address all these and many other questions key to the future development of the industry as well as offer a limited number of attendees the opportunity to attend a site visit to Iberol’s biodiesel production plant in Alhandra, just a short drive from central Lisbon.

Site Visit

During the afternoon of Tuesday 11th June 2013, a limited number of European Biodiesel 2013 attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit the lab, crushing unit and biodiesel production unit of Iberol – Sociedade Ibérica de Biocombustíveis e Oleaginosas, S.A..

The site visit is at no extra cost.

Reserve your space upon registration for the conference.

For further information on Iberol and the plant please click here.

Event Panellists Include

Andreas Pilzecker, Policy Officer, Unit C1 - Renewables & CCS Policy, DG ENER, European Commission
Javier Vila, Country Manager, Spain, Petrotec
Ralf Schmidt
, Managing Director, Bioeton Deutschland GmbH
Augusto Parodi, A&A Fratelli Parodi
Tarja Myllymäki, Head of Feedstock Development, Neste Oil Corporation
Mike Rath
, Senior Vice-President, Fats and Energy & Chief Risk Officer, Darling International
Paulo Carmona, General Secretary, APPB (Portuguese Association of Biofuel Producers)
Vítor Verdelho, Chief Development Officer, a4f
Christoph Weber, CEO, JATRO AG
Lydia Pforte
, Renewables & Carbon Footprint Calculation, Meo Carbon Solutions
Freddy Langesfeld
, President, CADER (Argentine Chamber of Alternative Energies)
James Challinor, Senior Analyst - Downstream Oil, Wood Mackenzie
Sergio Tommasini, Managing Director, Sunchem Holding & Nicoletta di Norscia, PhD Student, International University of Monaco
Francisco Girio, Head of Bioenergy Unit, National Laboratory of Energy & Geology (LNEG)
Sobhi Basheer, CEO, TransBiodiesel Ltd.
Orlando Paraíba
, Director, ENA (Energy & Environment Agency of Arrábida)
Ian Waller, Owner, FiveBarGate
Dan Hofstad
, Risk Management Consultant, Eastern Europe/Black Sea Region, INTL FCStone (Europe) Ltd

Previous Event Attendees from

* Agency NL - Energy And Climate Change * AGROFERT HOLDING * Agroils Srl * Agroinvest * Al Tayyar Energy * Albemarle Catalysts Company BV * AlgaeLink N.V * AlgaFuel * Ansaldo Energia * Argent Energy UK Ltd * Arisdyne Systems, Inc. * Artistic Support Sdn Bhd * ASG Analytik * Aventro SARL * Axens * BASF * BDI - BioDiesel International AG * Biocar * Biocom Energia * Bioenergy Pilot * Biofuel Solution AB * BiofuelsB2B * BioMCN * Bionet Europa * Biovalue Holding * Bloomberg New Energy Finance * Bluestar - Rhodia * BP Europa SE * BtL Technologies * C.M. Bernardini * Cargill * Ceska Rafinerska * Chemoprojekt SK * Chemspans GmbH * City Of Rotterdam Engineering Consultancy * CleanerG B.V. * Commissariat Energy Atomic (CEA) * COPA-COGECA * CU WG Spain S.A. * Czech Ministry Of Agriculture * Daimler AG * Danisco * Davy Process Technology * De Mol SPRL * DEG Group * Delta Biovalue BV * Demeter * Desmet Ballestra Oleo * Deutsche BP AG * Diermeier Biodiesel * Dynamic Corporation (PTY) * E4tech * ECN Energy Research Centre Of The Netherlands * * Ecofys * ECOIL Srl * Ecoinvest Corporation S.A. * Elneeman Technologies * Emery Oleo * Energospektar * EuroBioFuels AG * European Biofuels Technology Platform * European Commission * European Environment Agency Scientific Committee * Evofuel * Evonik Industries * ExxonMobil * Fabrika Maziva-FAM A.d. * Factor CO2 Ennova * Factor CO2 Ennova * FCStone * Fediol - The EU Oil & Proteinmeal Industry * Finnish Petroleum Federation * FiveBarGate * Friends Of The Earth Netherlands * GAZPROM - Neft * GEA Biodiesel * GELSENCHEM * GLACONCHEMIE GmbH * Grupa LOTOS & CEEP * Grupo Daniel Alonso,S.L. * Halcrow Romania * Haldor Topsøe A/S * Hawaiian Electric Company * HB International * Heap & Partners Ltd / AMIChemE * Hellenic BioPetroleum * Iberol * IDAE * IFP * IFPEN * IFPRI * INA Industrija Nafte, D.d. * Infineum UK Ltd * Infinita Renovables * Ingredient Marketing International * Innospec Limited Niederlassung Deutschland * Innovation Fuels, Inc * Inspectorate * INTERTEK * Ital Bi Oil * Japan Petroleum Energy Center * JAT Energy * JATRO AG * Jatropha Agro RT. Ltd. * Jeco Integrated Services * Kajima Corporation * Kingsman * Klk Oleo * LANXESS * Letofin * Limagrain Verneuil Holding * LITASCO SA * LMC International * Louis Dreyfus Commodities * Lukoil * Maersk Maritime Technology * Majekodunmi Consultant * Malaysian Palm Oil Council * Mari El Refinery * Mercurius Biofuels * Mestilla * Metier Plancon B.V. * Ministry Of Economic Development (New Zealand) * Ministry Of Petroleum (Angola) * Ministry Of The Environment (Czech Republic) * MOL Plc. * Morgan Stanley * National Institute For Public Health And The Environment (RIVM) * Neste Oil * Neuron BioIndustrial BPh * New Britain Palm Oil Ltd * Nippon Oil Research Institute Co Ltd * Norwegian Cargo Survey * Norwegian Institute Of Public Health * Novozymes A/S * Oil & Gas Institute * Oleoline * OXEM * Oxiris Chemicals * Pacific Biodiesel, Inc. * Petrobras * Petrotec * PETROTEL-LUKOIL SA (Romania) * PETROYAG VE KIMYASALLAR SAN. TIC. AS * Pitey S.A. * PKN Orlen * Poyry Management Consulting * PPM Energie GmbH * PREOL A.S. * Prolea Diester Industrie * Q8 - Kuwait Petroleum * QS Biodiesel * Quifel Energy S.A. * Rafineria Trzebinia S.A. * Reliance Industries Limited (Biofuels) * Repsol * Rohm & Hass * Ross Gordon Consultants SPRL * RSB Services * SCB Group * Senders Limited * Setuza A.S. * SGS * Shirke Biohealth Care Pvt. Ltd. * SIP LTD * Solena Group * Solvay * SQ Consult B.V. * St1 Refinery AB * Standic B.V * Statoil * Syngenta Crop Protection AG * TanQuid GmbH & Co KG * TEPSA * Thurkraftwerk AG * Transbiodiesel * Transcor Oil Services Nv / Sa * Ukrchemresource.LLC * Universita Degli Studi Di Palermo * University Of Pannonia * University Of Vienna * UPM * Vapo Oy * VERBIO Diesel Bitterfeld GmbH & Co. KG * Virent Energy Systems INC. * Volvo Technology Corporation * VTT Technical Research Centre Of Finland * VURUP * Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research * Wärtsilä Finland Oy * Westway Terminals * Wetlands International * World Energy *

Key Topics Include


  • EU policy reform: The future of ILUC & first generation biodiesel
  • Policy implementation & uncertainty
  • The future of biodiesel from the viewpoint of the fossil fuel industry
  • Running a competitive biodiesel plant in Europe
  • Regional industry focus: Eastern Europe
  • Ensuring a sustainable supply chain
  • Commercial-scale advanced generation renewable diesel production
  • Emerging feedstock outlook: focus on algae & tobacco
  • Aviation insight: Jatropha-based bio jet fuel

Further Information or to Register

Sherine Whittle

Tel: + 44 (0)207 981 9800

Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference.   For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Chris Taylor

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2508




Event Sponsor
Media Partners
Conference Venue

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

Rua Das Portas De Santo, 89

116-022 Lisboa, Portugal