It probably seems like a lifetime since you were last able to meet with your peers and have face-to-face discussions and network in-depth, it certainly does to us at ACI. It has been a great loss not being able meet and spend time with likeminded, dedicated professionals who can bring fresh perspectives on existing challenges and open up avenues for new opportunities. Reconnect with old industry friends and catch up on each other’s latest achievements in the field.
ACI has been far from idle in this time of the ’Great Lockdowns’. We are quite sure that many of you will have experienced various types of on-line events both before and during this year, we at ACI certainly have. Our experience has not been that great, we always found them only pale reflection of the ‘live’ event.
This will not be a ‘webinar’ with hidden attendees, the set up will be designed to allow all to participate in the discussions and meet as many other attendees as is possible. We truly believe this will be an online meeting unlike any other you have attended.
Thursday 25th February 3pm-5pm CET
Waste to Energy Markets: Opportunities, Challenges & How to Manage the Risks on Sourcing & Trading of Waste-Based Feedstocks
Bio-Oils is an independent business group created in 2005 to develop projects in the biofuels area, born with the strategic objective of becoming a relevant agent within the Spanish and European biodiesel market.
After 4 years working as Managing Director of BionetEuropa, one of the Spanish main players on UCOME industry, Javier started the operation in Spain for Petrotec on March 2012. One year later, Petrotec Spain reached a market share of 35% of the total UCOME (Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester) production. Javier was responsible for all the Spanish activities and targeted new sourcing markets in Latin America.
Javier Vila Director of Biowaste TradingGrupo Bio-Oils
Thursday, 25th of March 2021, 3pm-5pm CET
Desmet Ballestra Oilseeds, Oils & Fats & Oleochemicals Division
Based on Belgium’s De Smet know-how as the world specialist in oilseed and edible oil processing plants, Desmet Ballestra delivers tailor-made engineering and procurement services covering each step of the industry, from oilseed preparation and extraction to oil processing plants including refining and fat modification processes. Moreover, in co-operation with our oleochemicals division, Desmet Ballestra has delivered almost 100 ‘classical’ biodiesel pre-treatment and transesterification plants all over the world.
In the last decade, Desmet Ballestra has started also to engineer and install several large capacity pre-treatment plants before HVO hydrocracking processing plants. Specific for these plants is that the raw materials are very diverse from pure vegetable oils up to all kind of waste oils like UCO, animal fats and other low quality by-products. Specific processes are implemented in these plants, to achieve the severe inlet specifications of the HVO units.
Supported by intensive research at our ‘Oils & Fats R&D center’ in Brussels and a long knowledge of vegetable oils & fats refining techniques, Desmet Ballestra has developed and optimized several pre-treatment steps to reach the required cleaning of a wide range of waste oils and blends for HVO production.
With its Oils & Fats Center of Excellence in Brussels, Desmet Ballestra is present in all major oils & fats market areas of the world through its integrated business units in Northern and Central America (USA, Mexico), South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru), Asia & Far East (PR China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia), India and Europe (Belgium, Italy, UK, France, Spain,Turkey, Russia).
Desmet Ballestra has a dedicated After Sales Team to support customers operation worldwide. After Sales Services include supply of spare parts, technical assistance during planned maintenance, operators training, remote software support, diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Desmet Ballestra is held in high repute all over the world by its customers, and its name stands for experience, innovation, first class project management, customer service and environmental protection policy.
Javier Vila, Director of Biowaste Trading, Grupo Bio-Oils
After 4 years working as Managing Director of BionetEuropa, one of the spanish main players on UCOME industry, Javier started the operation in Spain for Petrotec on March 2012. One year later, from the, Petrotec Spain reached a market share of 35% of the total UCOME (Used Cooking Oil Methyl Ester) production. Javier was responsible for all the Spanish activities and targeted new sourcing markets in Latin America. Before joining the Biodiesel industry, Javier was Manager in one of the Big Five consultancy Firms. He was involved in strategy and financial projects in manufacturing industry. Javier is now Director of Biowaste Trading at Grupo Bio-Oils
Standard bookings can be made using the tickets at the bottom of this event’s web page, but there are group discounts that are available for multiple ticket registrations, season tickets and tickets that include both the ‘virtual’ and the ‘live’ events. For more information on the special rates and all the details on what exactly is included in the Premium passes please contact:
Mado Lampropoulou on +44 203 141 0607 or email your request to: [email protected]
Premium passes include:
The Oils & Fats International (OFI) portfolio has been serving the oils and fats industry since 1985, offering publishing, events, online exposure and social media connections to this global industry.
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Biofuels International is mailed to a minimum of 3,000 named individuals within the sector.
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