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Lignofuels 2023

Date: 8th February 2023 - 9th February 2023 Location: Helsinki - Finland

Following the success of Lignofuels 2022 which brought 150+ senior level industry professionals to Helsinki in June 2022, we are delighted to be returning to Finland for the 2023 edition of the conference taking place on 8th & 9th February 2023 in Helsinki.

Returning for its 12th edition this year, Lignofuels 2023 live conference will not only give the participants an insight on the current challenges and opportunities from the industry, but will also provide updates and future forecasts on the latest industry’s technology trends. It will feature numerous interactive sessions, presentations and case studies from key industry players and provide excellent live networking opportunities with your senior level peers, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies from across the globe represented by 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.

For more details on the upcoming edition of Lignofuels conference please follow this link https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/lignocellulosic-fuel-conference-europe/


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Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0610
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0609
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0610
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Clarion Hotel Helsinki
Tyynenmerenkatu 2
Helsinki, 00220 Finland

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+358 10 850 3820
  • Lignofuels Market Overview
  • Dealing with the Current Challenges in the Lignofuels Industry
  • Scaling up the Lignofuels Industry
  • Improving the Circularity of Lignofuels Production and Use
  • Future Markets for Lignofuels
  • Improving the Profitability of Lignofuels
  • Future Technology in the Lignofuels Industry
  • Updates on Regulation and its Effects on the Lignofuels Industry
  • Achieving Long-Term Sustainability in Lignofuel Feedstocks
  • Technical, Strategic and Business Development Executives from First and Advanced Generation
  • Biofuels Producers
  • Oil Refiners
  • Process Technology Providers
  • Enzyme Developers
  • Engineering Firms and Agribusiness
  • Financiers, Investors, Policy & Regulators
  • Automotive & Aviation Industries
  • Consultants, Traders & Brokers
  • Chemical Companies

Mika Alava, Finance Director, NordFuel
Andrea Martelli,
Global Head of Biofuels Trading, Supply & Sustainability, ENI
Ilyas Muhammad,
Senior Business Development Manager, Decarbonisation, A.P. Moller – Maersk
Job Barnhoorn,
Manager Corporate Affairs, Chevron (Renewable Energy Group)
Michael Hecquet,
BioTfuel R&D Coordinator, TotalEnergies
Bart Hellings,
Director, GoodNRG Group
Havard Wollan,
Chief Executive Officer, Biokraft
Henrik Brodin,
Head of Energy, Sodra
Marko Janhunen, Public Affairs Director, UPM
and many more…


The Bioenergy Association of Finland (Bioenergia)  is the guardian of the interests of more than three hundred member organizations and individual members. As the EU and Finland move towards carbon neutrality, we want to develop the bioenergy sector so that Finland has the best conditions in the world to produce sustainable and even carbon-negative products based on biomass. In our operations, we strive for the highest possible value added and exports, and we support energy self-sufficiency, security of energy supply and supply, employment and the regional economy. We work together with our members as part of a bio- and circular economy where energy is recovered from by-products.

For more information visit us at https://www.bioenergia.fi/

The Green Chemicals Blog first appeared on 8th November 2007 as part of the ICIS blog community and successfully expanded until publication was interrupted for a month from July to August 2012 as the blog left the ICIS platform and continued as a non-corporate private entity dedicated to covering the business of sustainability within the chemicals and materials markets and o provide data and analytics to global forestry, petrochemicals and renewable carbon markets.


EUREC, the Association of Renewable Energy Research Centers, promotes European research and education activities for the renewable energy sector, and supports the development of innovative technologies to enable the transition to a sustainable energy system. The organisation was founded in 1991 as European Economic Interest Grouping (E.E.I.G.).

EUREC’s members are prominent research and development (R&D) groups spread across Europe, operating in all renewable energy technologies. Our members also conduct research into supporting technologies such as energy efficiency, storage, distribution and integration, and undertake studies to evaluate the social and economic aspects surrounding renewable energy.

Apart from work in policy development and education and training (through the European Masters programmes), EUREC is involved – to varying levels from communication to coordination or advisory – in numerous European co-funded projects centred on renewable technologies. These technologies revolve around a wide array of technologies (wind, biomass, small hydro, marine, geothermal, photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, and solar thermal heating and cooling).

EUREC is a partner of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy – Support of Renewable Fuels and Advanced Bioenergy Stakeholders (ETIP-B2022-2025) project that aims at triggering collaborative efforts of stakeholders from research to innovation to implementation in the field of renewable fuels and bioenergy. The ETIP Bioenergy aims to actively engage with stakeholders and civil society, link their needs to policy making of the European Union and Member States, and provide advice to industry.

Bioenergy Europe is the voice of European bioenergy. It aims to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. Founded in 1990, Bioenergy Europe is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation bringing together 40 associations and 157 companies, as well as 11 academia and research institutes from across Europe.


For over 20 years, F&L Asia has remained the preferred media choice for industry giants such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, SK Lubricants, S-Oil, Lubrizol, Infineum, Chevron Oronite, Afton Chemical, BASF, Evonik Industries, Tianhe Chemicals and many more.

Each year, F&L Asia produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event. A sounding board for the latest developments in base oils, lubricants, fuels and additives, F+L Week attracts the very best amongst top industry scientists, market trend setters and decision makers from all around the planet to its economic epicentre in Asia.

Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as thein-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

Biobased Press (www.biobasedpress.eu) is an independent, non-sponsored website that takes a helicopter view of the biobased economy. It discusses business and research, and links the biobased economy to neighbouring areas like sustainability, biotechnology, energy, agriculture, policy and the economy. Recently, we ran a series on the history of antibiotics.

E-mail: [email protected]
Website : www.biobasedpress.eu
Twitter : @biobasedpress
Address: Lauriergracht 52, 1016 RL  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 653 842048

Direct line +44 (0)203 551 5751 www.biofuels-news.com

BIOFUELS INTERNATIONAL magazine is brought out 10 times a year and is the leading global publication in the market. Designed to appeal to those who wish to learn and be kept abreast of this increasingly important area, the magazine encompasses, biodiesel, bioethanol, and biomass.

Every issue includes in-depth news analysis and features on related subjects, including distribution, handling, storage, equipment and second generation technology. Industry experts regularly contributing to the magazine include the European Bioethanol Fuel Association and Will Thurmond, author of Biodiesel 2020: A global market survey.

Biofuels International is mailed to a minimum of 3,100 named individuals within the sector and is the industry’s only audited magazine. These consist of senior engineers, technical managers, project managers, CEOs/managing directors and logistics and distribution managers, as well as the appropriate and relevant financial and trade bodies with a specific interest in the biofuels industry.

For more information please contact Claire Smith on [email protected]
Direct line +44 (0)203 551 5751 www.biofuels-news.com


Biomass events
 promotion resource is the international events bulletin focusing on biomass news, biomass technologies, biomass conferences and exhibitions.

The website has been established to supply information about the latest events in biomass and bioenergy field. Our main objective is to support biomass industries worldwide, promoting key biomass events. We believe that biomass will play one of the decisive roles in creative sustainable bioenergy Europe.


Wood pellets Ukrainian Biofuel Portal – is a specialized B2B platform on biomass and biofuel trade representing extensive base of suppliers and manufactures. Find reliable biofuel traders.

Ukrainian Biofuel Portal carries out mission of a consulting, project management partner, providing professional informational business-to-business service in alternative energy and power supply.

The marketers of Ukrainian Biofuel Portal try their best to find reliable partners from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.


Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portalwww.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


Bioferefing Blog publishes important, innovative technical aspects about the facilities, processes and technologies encompassed by the field of the green chemical engineering, bioeconomy and biorefining.

BRB’s aim is promote and encourage the development of the biorefineries and the growth of the bioeconomy in Spain, Europe and across the world.



Founded in 1940, Topsoe is a global leader in developing solutions for a decarbonized world, supplying technology, catalysts, and services for worldwide energy transition.

Our mission is to combat climate change by helping our partners and customers achieve their decarbonization and emission-reduction targets, including those in challenging sectors: aviation, shipping, and production of crucial raw materials. From low-carbon or zero-carbon chemicals, to renewable fuels and plastic upcycling, we are uniquely positioned to aid humanity in realizing a sustainable future.

Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark, with 2,100 employees serving customers all around the globe. To learn more, visit www.topsoe.com



Leaf, business unit of Lesaffre, is a global key player in industrial biotechnology to enable a better future.

We push boundaries to reveal the full potential of fermentation and develop industrial microorganisms and processes that allow renewable productions. In collaboration with players that are also passionate about accelerating the transition, we design and put into action high performance bio-based solutions.

Drawing upon Lesaffre’s global presence and 170 years of fermentation expertise, we offer high quality and locally manufactured biomass and bio-based products. At Leaf and Lesaffre’s network of fermentation labs (R&D and application lab), we provide answers to our clients’ demand, to overcome their challenges and to seek for improvement potentials. With a team committed to sustainability, customers’ satisfaction and innovation, Leaf is your industrial fermentation partner for a sustainable tomorrow.




Enviva is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source produced by aggregating a natural resource, wood fiber, and processing it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva owns and operates ten plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tons per year in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi, and is constructing its eleventh plant, in Epes, Alabama. The Epes plant is projected to add 1.1 million MTPY – approximately an 18% increase – to Enviva’s production capacity and is expected to be the world’s largest wood pellet production plant once constructed. Enviva sells most of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Japan, helping to accelerate the energy transition and to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors like steel, cement, lime, chemicals, and aviation fuels. Enviva exports its wood pellets to global markets through its deep-water marine terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida.



AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services, with a global reach. We accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.

We are 17,000 devoted experts in infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalisation, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come.

Making Future



The Saur Industrial Water Solutions division provides solid and adaptive solutions for sustainable and resilient water use, energy and resource recovery for Light and Heavy Industries, Utilities, and Commercial Buildings around the world.

With Nijhuis Saur Industries being mainly responsible for the division, we deliver an extensive portfolio of innovative technologies, game-changing solutions and added-value services to protect water resources. With our unique Customer for Life approach, we help industries, utilities, and cities to comply with ‘reduce, remove, reuse and recover’, closing the water loop.

We deliver innovative technologies, engineering and consulting services, mobile water solutions, EPC / DBFOM project execution and O&M site services. Our portfolio of water solutions is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of Nijhuis, Econvert, Unidro, Nortech, Riventa, PWNT, Byosis, Sodai, Flootech, Aqua-Chem and NSI Mobile Water Solutions Europe.

OUR EXPERTISE: Integrated solutions to solve industrial and municipal water challenges to close the water loop

We draw on extensive experience as an international water EPC contractor, technology provider, service and O&M provider, and a water innovator. With the synergies this brings, and our portfolio of operational solutions, technologies, equipment and expertise, we provide real answers to your specific challenges, delivering water on-demand.

As a partner for life, we help you meet your installations’ needs regarding water quantity, quality and assets, while complying with environmental standards – and building a cleaner, safer, more water-secure planet.

In a nutshell, we

  • Integrate Systems and act as EPC or DBFOM contractor;
  • Deliver Technologies and Solutions;
  • Provide (mobile) services and consumables;
  • Operate and Maintain (O&M).


Our Purpose: #MissionWater | Complying to Reduce, Remove, Reuse and Recover




Sulzer Chemtech – we make chemistry happen

Global market leader in innovative mass transfer, static mixing and polymer solutions for chemicals, petrochemicals, refining and LNG. We are steering the way in ecological solutions such as bio-based chemicals, polymers and fuels, recycling technologies for textiles and plastic as well as carbon capture and utilization/storage, contributing to a circular and sustainable economy. Our product offering ranges from process components to complete process plants and technology licensing.



Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for many industries: biofuels, pulp, paper and energy. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history. Valmet’s net sales in 2020 were approximately EUR 3.7 billion. Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in located Espoo, Finland

Our main customer industries are major global industries that offer growth potential for the future. We will complement our core business by applying the technology and know-how to industries beyond biomass, particularly in the energy sector.

Biomass is abundant raw-material for renewable fuels and products thereby offering new business opportunities to the forest products industry. Valmet has developed a family of sustainable and cost-effective processes to support new value chains. We can help customers to grow their revenues and profits while also reducing their carbon footprint, without interfering with food or feed production chains.

Our product and service portfolio consists of productivity-enhancing services, plant upgrades and rebuilds, new cost-efficient equipment and solutions for optimizing energy and raw material usage, and technologies increasing the value of our customers’ end products.


American Elements is the world’s largest manufacturer of engineered and advanced materials with a catalogue of 35,000 products including specialty chemicals and salts, laboratory reagents, catalysts, additives, solvents, organometallic compounds, inorganic pigments, and coating materials for commercial and research applications including and green/clean technologies, automotive, aerospace, military, medical, and electronic. We specialize in the properties, applications, and cost effective manufacturing of advanced materials, including ultra high purity refining and nanoscale materials which allows us to meet the needs of global research, laboratories facilities, all U.S. and many foreign national laboratories, universities throughout the world, and customers in a wide range of industry fields


GEA – Engineering for better world

The GEA is one of the largest providers for equipment and process technology worldwide particularly for the bioeconomy industry. The GEA Group focuses on demanding production processes and supplies its customers with efficient solutions in the field of bio-based chemicals and biofuels.

The commercial application of the latest advances in biorefineries requires an equally advanced standard of process technology solutions. Successful upscaling of test processes to industrial levels is one challenge to be met. Others are the combination of different process steps in plant designs, and reliable quality control on an industrial scale.

GEA specializes on custom developing and delivering technologies for the efficient production of biobased products. From single components to complete biorefinery plants our expertise covers:

  • Research & Development test centers.
  • Centrifugal Separation.
  • Evaporation.
  • Homogenization.
  • Distillation.
  • Solution Crystallization.
  • Spray Drying.
  • Emission Control.

Offering the competencies of highly experienced process technology specialists in one structured portfolio, GEA is the go-to address for producers and EPC when it comes to meeting these challenges.

Process innovation for the Biorefinery (gea.com)

Axens group provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, the chemical recycling of plastics, all natural gas treatment and conversion options along with water treatment and carbon capture. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit life cycle. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens is an IFP Group company.




DBG Bio Energy is an Amsterdam-based biotechnology scale up, founded in response to the urgency of tackling challenges of the paper industry and speeding up the energy transition. Pressing climate change issues and mounting international pressure on the paper industry regarding their waste processing, push us to find new solutions. This, mainly because most of their waste is currently being incinerated or landfilled. Both of which are not very environmentally friendly methods for a wet, organic residual waste.

DBG Bio Energy established an innovative approach to deal with this specific industrial waste stream. By mimicking the regenerative cycle of nature in which waste is reused, we developed a patented enzyme technology to upcycle paper sludge into BioLNG, green fertlisers and Biogenic CO2.

BioLNG is a low carbon fuel that powers heavy transport and ships, hence accelerating the energy transition and energy self-sufficiency. Green fertilisers are a better alternative to synthetic fertilisers, because of their superior quality and regenerative properties. We liquify the leftover CO2 to avoid emissions and since it is biogenic and food-grade, it can be used for making e-fuels, as well as other applications in food and other industries. This way, we not only work towards Zero Waste, but make other industries more sustainable as well.



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 0609

Email: [email protected]  




At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.



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