Date: Wednesday 25 September 2013 - Thursday 26 September 2013

Location: London, UK

Advanced Biotechnologies for Cost-Competitive Biorefineries

ACI’s 4th Annual Lignofuels Summit will be taking place in London, UK on 25-26 September 2013.  The two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of advancing biotechnologies for cost-competitive biorefineries  in the face of political & economic uncertainty within the sector.

Key Topics Include

  • Lignofuels Production Update – What’s Next?
  • Sustainable Biofuels: Effects of Policy & Legislation
  • Financing the Bio-based Economy
  • Economics of Biorefining
  • Advances in Biochemical Pathways & Enzymes
  • Thermochemical Treatment: Opportunities & Challenges
  • Production Case Studies: Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Case Studies: FT-Liquids, Drop-in Fuels & Bio-based Chemicals
  • Wood Industry Perspective
  • Biotechnology for the Transport Sector

Confirmed Panel Members

Dr Geraint Evans, Head of Biofuels and Bioenergy, NNFCC (Co-Chair)

Dr Nicolaus Dahmen, Bioliq Project Manager, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Dr Markus Rarbach, Head of Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant

Dr Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4tech

Dr Christiaan van der Meijden, Senior Researcher, ECN

Carmen Millán Chacartegui, Project Promotion & Institutional Relations Manager, Abengoa Bioenergy

Karl Seck, President & CEO, Mercurius Biofuels

Dr Juha Antilla, Vice President, Technology, Chempolis Oy

John McVay, Director-Downstream Energy Consulting, IHS Global Insight Ltd

Prof Enzo Montoneri, Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry, University of Torino

Peter Jackman, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox pllc

Dr Chris Malins, Fuels Lead, ICCT, International Council on Clean Transportation

Matti Heikkilä, Manufacturing Technology Leader, Metgen

Dr Edward Green, Founder & CTO, Green Biologics

Anneli Petersson, Researcher, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Jens Nielsen, Professor of Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology

Emma Haight, Vice President, Infrastructure & Renewables, NIBC Bank NV

Dr Sari Mannonen, Business Relations & Marketing, UPM Biofuels

Dr Johan W. van Groenestijn, Senior Scientist, TNO

Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan, Lecturer Sustainable Resources, University of Surrey

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

Previous Event Attendees Include:

* 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 * 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 *

For further information or to register your attendance contact:

Dimitri Pavlyk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2503


Opportunities to Meet Your Target Audience

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)20 7981 2508




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Conference Venue

Hilton London Olympia
380 Kensington High Street
London W14 8NL
United Kingdom 



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