10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013” January 21 -23, 2013 Berlin, Germany
The German BioEnergy Association (BBE) and the Union for the Promotion of Oilseeds and Protein Plants (UFOP) cordially invite paper proposals for the 10th international Conference on Biofuels “Fuels of the Future 2013” that will be held during 21 – 22 January 2013 in Berlin and to actively contribute to the program design. Do you have topics that you would like to discuss with politicians and the industry representatives? Would you like to share your experiences? Or are you currently involved in a project whose results you would like to present at the sessions?
The strength of the conference is that it actively involves all the relevant market participants with the aim to directly address the key topics and the needs of the industry – a conference by the industry for the industry. With over 500 participants on average, the conference is also a platform for national and European policy-makers to discuss the funding framework.
The conference provides also an opportunity to introduce your company or institution to an international industry audience with an information booth in the entrance hall of the venue or to be represented as a sponsor. If you have any questions, please contact the office of the BBE.
New raw materials for new biofuels
Companies around the world are developing new biofuels on the basis of residue and waste products or currently unused biomass. Along with decreasing the competition for cultivation areas or reducing potential risks to the environment, increasing energetic efficiency of biofuels in particular is a major concern. Various concepts and technologies are being researched, among them bioethanol gained from lignocellulosic biomass, hydrogenation of plant oils and animal fats, biodiesel from algae or thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels (BtL). Policy-makers but also the petroleum and automotive industry have high expectations towards these “new biofuels”. At the Conference, we will present the various alternatives and give an insight into recent developments.
- What part do new biofuels play in the biofuels strategies of the German government and other governments around the world? How is the development promoted? What market incentives are available? How much R&D subsidies are and have been made available?
- What is the status quo of individual concepts such as the development of biobutanol, NExBTL, DME and algae fuels? When will they be ready for the market?
- Which new raw materials show the greatest potential for biofuel production?
- Which projects are currently in process and where? In which sites are new demonstration facilities or R&D projects planned? READ MORE