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Lignofuels 2017

Date: 1st February 2017 - 2nd February 2017 Location: Helsinki - Finland

Lignofuels 2017 – Advanced Biofuels & Materials 

Following the success of the last year’s conference in Munich, Germany with Clariant’s Sunliquid plant visit, and the previous one to that in Madrid with the Abengoa’s demonstration plant site visit. We are delighted to announce that next Lignofuels 2017 Conference will be taking place at the heart of the wood bioenergy industry – Finland.

Already on its 9th edition, this two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders. We would like to invite you to join our forum discussions and take advantage of excellent networking opportunities, meeting leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe.

Exclusive Site Visit to the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery: 

The main conference will be held in Helsinki, on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017. A day prior the main conference, 31s January 2017, a limited number of conference delegates will have the unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery  – The world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.

This refinery started commercial production in January 2015 with an annual production capacity of 100.000 metric tons – or 120 million litres – of renewable diesel. There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on a first come first served basis, so we would highly recommend to book in advance to guarantee availability.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Erik C. Wormslev, Director – Innovation, NIRAS (Conference Chair)
Sari Mannonen, 
Vice President, UPM Biofuels
Harri Laurikka, 
CEO, Bioenergia ry – The Bioenergy Association of Finland
Kyriakos Maniatis, 
Principal Administrator, DG ENER, European Commission
Markku Patajoki, 
R&D Manager, Biotechnology, Neste
Gerhard Muggen, 
Managing Director, BTG BioLiquids
Patrick Pitkänen, 
Head of Sales and Business Development, St1 Biofuels
Desirée Grahn, Director, Biogas Syd
Karolien Vanbroekhoven, Program Manager, VITO NV
Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC


Lignofuels 2017 - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,355.00Inclusive of £240 Early Bird Discount, Valid Only 31st October 2016
Lignofuels 2017 - Documentation Pack Only£420.00


1st February 2017
2nd February 2017
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Samanta Fawcett – Content
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0624
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0)203 141 0627
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0)203 141 0626
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


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We would like to invite you to join us for exclusive tour as we go to visit the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery  – The world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland, on the 31st of January 2017.

On Tuesday, 31st of January 2017, a limited group of Lignofuels 2017 Conference delegates will a have unique opportunity to visit the world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland. There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated on first come first served basis.

UPM Biofuels has innovated and developed a production process to transform a wood-based residue of their own pulp production into a unique advanced biofuel that can be used in any diesel engine without modification. UPM BioVerno provides a unique high quality renewable diesel reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared to fossil diesel and reduces tailpipe emissions significantly. The first in the world commercial scale wood-based biorefinery located in Lappeenranta, Finland, started commercial production in January 2015 with an annual production capacity of 100.000 metric tons – or 120 million litres – of renewable diesel. UPM’s EUR 179 million investment was completed without public investment grants.

UPM official site visit photo

Please confirm your interest in attending when registering for the conference.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Samanta Fawcett
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0624
Email: sfawcett@acieu.net

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 Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators, Automotive & Aviation Industries, Consultants, Traders & Brokers and Chemical Companies

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ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Sam Cormack
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0626
Email: samc@acieu.net

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“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.” Laboratory Manager – MetGen Oy

“A very comprehensive overview of lignocellulosic biofuels production.  Excellent speakers from diverse areas (from research through financing to industry). A great opportunity to exchange knowledge with outstanding stakeholders involved in innovation, development and deployment of advanced biofuels.” Department of Biofuels – IDAE

“ Good, high level speakers and interesting subjects with the latest technological development” R&D Scientist – University of Lyon

“Site visit to Abengoa was really interesting.” Senior Scientist, Lignin Valorisation – WUR

  • Transition to an advanced biofuel industry
  • EU policy and regulatory framework beyond 2020
  • Review of biofuels policies around the globe
  • Enzymatic challenges in modern biorefineries
  • Optimisation of existing pre treatment processes
  • New pre-treatment process for wood waste and other lignocellulosic feedstocks
  • The emerging renewable industry process platforms for fuels chemical and materials
  • The raw material challenge – where does the lignin come from
  • Sustainability certification of wood-based biofuels
  • Re-assessing environmental impact & sustainability standards
  • Financing projects in lignofuel sector
  • 1 Year oil production results at Empyro, results of the oil firing and future commercial applications in refineries
  • Biogenic fuels of generation 4
  • Use of near infrared spectroscopy for the rapid low-cost analysis of a wide variety of lignocellulosic feedstocks
  • Gaseous fermentation to drop-in fuels- particularly adapted to 2G feedstock
  • The use of MSW to produce bio ethanol
  • Biomass overview and advanced biorefineries for chemical and biofuel production
  • Markku Patajoki, R&D Manager, Biotechnology, Neste Oil Corporation
  • Markus Rarbach, Head of Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant Produkte
  • Gerhard Muggen, Director, BTG BioLiquids
  • Erik C. Wormslev, Director – Innovation, NIRAS
  • Børge Holm Christensen, CEO, IBUS Innovation
  • Daniel Hayes, CEO, Celignis Limited
  • Silvio Mergner, Senior Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting
  • Jaime Rodrigo Poch, Manager, CGN Certification
  • Patrick Pitkänen, Head of Sales and Business Development, St1 Biofuels
  • Jhuma Sadhukhan, Senior Scientist, University of Surrey
  • Thomas Buhl, Head of Business Development, Global Bioenergies
  • Alex Michine, CEO, Metgen
  • Norbert Schmidt, Managing Director, ISCC
  • Sergio Ugarte, Managing Director, SQ Consult
  • Dina Bacovsky, Unit Head Biofuels, Bioenergy 2020+
  • Chris Malins, Fuel Program Lead, ICCT
  • Javier Gil Barnó, Head of Service/Thermochemical Applications, CENER
  • Philip Spanos, PartnerRockfield Energy
  • Theodora Retsina, CEO, American Process Inc.
  • Helmut Schmid, Head of Nanotechnology, Fraunhofer-Institute Chemical Technology (ICT)
  • Orly Lavy, CTO & Business Development, 3CBiotech