Date: Wednesday 26 September 2012 - Thursday 27 September 2012

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Integration of Processes & Technologies for Production of Fuels
from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

ACI’s 3rd Annual Lignofuels Summit will be taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-27 September 2012. The two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of integrating processes and technologies for production of fuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

In addition to the two day conference, during the afternoon of Tuesday 25th September a limited number of conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive site visit to Chemrec’s BioDME plant as well as SunPine’s CTO plant.

Key Topics Include


  • Policy Outlook & Commercialization of Lignofuels
  • Strategies for Supply Chain Obstacles
  • Latest Developments in Pre-Treatment Processes
  • Improvements in Enzymatic Hydrolysis & Fermentation
  • Innovative Thermal Treatment Technologies
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Production Case Studies
  • Alternative Lignofuels Production Case Studies
  • Cellulosic Biofuels: Overcome Barriers to Commercialisation
  • Challenges in Accomplishing Higher Level Blends in the EU

Piteå Site Visits

Chemrec’s BioDME Plant & SunPine’s CTO Plant

ACI is delighted to announce the Piteå site tours of Chemrec’s BioDME plant & SunPine’s CTO plant as part of Lignofuels 2012. During the afternoon of Tuesday 25th September up to 40 attendees will have the opportunity to attend these fantastic plants.

There is an extra charge to attend the site visit. Please register your attendance for the site visits when booking for the conference.

Further information to follow




Confirmed Panel Members

Kjell Andersson, Policy Advisor, SVEBIO (Co-Chair)

Lena Dahlman, Vice President, SVEBIO (Co-Chair)

Alex Michine, CEO, Metgen

Dr. Markus Rarbach, Head of Biocatalysis, Süd-Chemie AG

Gudbrand Rødsrud, Chief Technical Officer, Borregaard

Dr. Juha Anttila, Vice President, Technology, Chempolis Oy

Sune Wännström, Director of Research, SEKAB

Dr. Randy Cortright, Founder, CTO, Executive Vice President, Virent

Sören Eriksson, Head of Product Development, Preem AB

Ingvar Landälv, Chief Technology Officer, Chemrec

Per Salomonsson, Coordinator Alternative Fuels, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

Al Costa, Director, Alkol

Claire Curry, Analyst Bioenergy Pathways, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Edmund K. Mupondwa, Theme Leader Canadian Cellulosic Biorefinery Network, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Marie Just Mikkelsen, Head of Bioprocessing & IP, BioGasol

Niels Langvad, CTO, Biométhodes

Angelica Hull, Managing Director, Swedish Biofuels AB

Dr. Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4Tech

Lars Waldheim, Director, Waldheim Consulting

Rhys T. Dale, Director of Development, The Bio-Process Group

Christian Lindfors, Research Scientist, Synfuels, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Joško Bobanović, Partner, Sofinnova Partners

Previous Event Attendees

* Acpco2 * Adewunmi Oil Ltd *Alcogroup S.A * Ambiensys * American Process Inc *Andritz * Andritz Energy & Environment * APPA * BASF SE * Bio Base Europe * BioGasol * Biologisk Institut * Bloomberg New Energy Finance * Borealis AB * BP Europa SE / GFT * BTG Bioliquids BV * Chempolis * Chemrec AB * Competence Center Biorefining And Bioenergy * COWI AB * Delft University Of Technology & DSM * DONG Energy Power A/S * DONG Energy Power New Bio Solutions, Inbicon A/S * DTU * DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol * E.ON Biogas * E4tech * Ecofys Germany * EIB Luxembourg * Evonik Industries AG * Fortum Power & Heat Oy * Fraunhofer Institut Für Chemische Technologie (ICT) * Future Blends Ltd. * Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Université De Liège * Goteborg Energi AB * Green Biologics LTD. * Inspectorate Antwerp NV * Instituto Superior Technico (IST) * JSC Latvia's State Forests * Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology (KIT) * Knowledge Centre For Agriculture * Laborelec * M&G/Chemtex * ME3 – KTH * Metgen * M-real Hallein AG * Neste Jacobs Oy * Neste Oil * NIRAS * Novozymes A/S * OMV Solutions GmbH * Pieralisi Maip SPA * Plataforma Para Municipio De Oliveira Do Hospital * Port of Rotterdam * Poyry * Protista International AB * Ramboll * REAC Fuel * Repsol S.A. * Siemens Industry Software AS * SQ Consult B.V. * Statoil ASA * Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy * Sumitomo Chemical Europe * S.A./N.V. * * Synthos Group * Tommy Larsen ApS * University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels * University Of York * UPM-Kymmene * VALAGRO Association * VIB & KULeuven * Volkswagen AG * Weyland * and many more....

2011 Conference Testimonials

'Very pleasant, great atmosphere' - Martin Bohn, Laboratory R&D Manager, BASF SE

'Very good follow up before & during event. Good networking. Thanks a lot!' - Chrystelle Verhoest, Project Engineer Bio-energy, Laborelec

'I had a great time in Copenhagen attending the meeting. It was perfectly organized and most of the presentations were of utmost interest to me' - Dr. Uwe Dingerdissen, Corporate Innovation Strategy & Management, Evonik

'A well-organized sequence of informative talks as well as sufficient opportunities to socialize and mingle made Lignofuels 2011 a truely worthwhile event. Relevant topics and guest speakers were chosen well to contribute to the overall understanding of the biofuel sector' - Janne Woicke, Engineer Renewable Energy Services, ME3-KTH

'The conference was very well organized with a critical amount of participants all with diverse and nevertheless complementary views on the challenges. The balance between the site visit and the presentations allow good interaction within the audience/speakers resulting in fruitful collaborations. Topics addressed were of high relevance and the discussions were covering state of the art solutions and visions' - Antoine Mialon, Researcher, Metgen Oy

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 traders & brokers, automotive & aviation industries, financiers, investors, consultants and chemical companies

Conference Fees

Group Discounts Available

Conference Only : £1395

Conference +Site Visit : £1790

Site Visit Only: £595

Documentation Pack: £420

For further information or to register your attendance contact:

Sherine Whittle

Tel: +44 (0)207 981 9800


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:

Maureen Ignacio

Tel: +44 (0)207 981 2508 


Conference Sponsor
Media Partners

Scandic Järva Krog

Vallgatan 2

170 08 Solna Stockholm


Tel: +46 8 517 345 00