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Lignofuels 2017 releases final agenda

January 10, 2017
By Maria Church

Jan. 10, 2017 - Lignofuels 2017, Advanced Biofuels & Materials conference taking place in Helsinki, Finland, on Feb. 1-2, has released a final agenda.

Confirmed Speakers & Topics Include:

Nicholas Oksanen, Executive Vice President, Industry Business Group, Pöyry – “Advanced Biofuels & Materials: European Market Overview”

Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels -“Wood-based Biorefineries Pave the Way to Successful Bioeconomy”

Patrick Pitkänen, Head of Sales and Business Development, St1 Biofuels – “Latest Developments In Modern Biorefineries”


Timo Huhtisaari, Sustainability and Biofuels Expert, North European Oil Trade – “Commercial View on the Cellunolix and Advanced Ethanol Market”

Marko Janhunen, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Biorefining -“How to Release the Full Potential of Biorefining and Advanced Biofuels?”

Kyriakos Maniatis, Principal Administrator, European Commission DG ENERGY -“The Role of Advanced Biofuels in Decarbonising Transport”

Harri Laurikka, CEO, Bioenergia Ry – “Scandinavian Examples – Demonstrating Ongoing Commitment to Bioenergy”

Tomas Ekbom, Biofuels Expert and Program Manager for BioDriv, Swedish Bioenergy Association – “Current Status of Swedish Biofuels Development and Government Policy”

Thomas Ladrak, Sales Manager, ZetonMarkku Patajoki, R&D Manager, Biotechnology, Neste – “Advancing Pre-Treatment Processes”

Gerhard Muggen, Director, BTG-BTL – “Conversion of Biomass to Pyrolysis Oil. An Update on the 5 Ton / Hour Empyro Pyrolysis Plant After 2 Years of Operation”

Jostein Gabrielsen, Principal Research Engineer, Refinery R&D, Haldor Topsoe – “Characterization and Upgrading of Catalytic Flash Pyrolysis Oils From Pine Tree”

Paul O’Connor, Founder/Director, BIOeCON – “Novel Technology For Lignocellulosic Biomass Fractionation”

Raffaella Serra, Business Development Manager, Beta Renewables – “Industrial Experience In Second Generation Ethanol Production”

Karolien Vanbroekhoven, Program Manager, VITO – “Membrane Separation Technology as a Valuable and Efficient Tool in the Value Chain of Wood Towards Chemicals and Materials”

Nils-Olof Nylund, Research Professor, D.Tech., VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland – “Renewable Diesel: a Shortcut To Decarbonised Bus Services”

Ivo Fouto, CEO, CENERBIO – “Innovative New Energy Crop Dedicated for Pulp & Paper, Biorefinery & Bioenergy”

Desirée Grahn, Director, Biogas Syd – “Status and Development of Biogas in Scania”

Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC – “Sustainability Certification of Advanced Biofuels and Materials”

Andrew Lang, Vice President, World Bioenergy Association – “Issues of Greatly Expanding Biomass Supply to Meet Targets for Biofuels and Biochemicals to 2030 and Beyond”

María Díaz Muruaga, Strategy & Business Development Manager, CENER – “Biomass Value Proposition: Lignin Bio-Based Products as Key Drivers for Advanced Biofuels Success”

Edze Diemer, Biomass Business Developer, ECN – “Diversifying Lignin Applications”

Magnus Torp, Managing Director, Capergy – “The Born Global Challenge”

Hannes Richter, Head of Department Nanoporous Membranes, Fraunhofer Institute IKTS – “The Opportunities of Ceramic Membranes for Lignofuel Production”

Joachim Bachmann Nielsen, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, DTU – “Simple Lignin Conversion to Marine Diesel”

Ravi Prakash Gupta, Chief Research Manager (Bio-Energy), Indian Oil Corporation Limited – “Advance Pretreatment Process of Rice Straw for Bioethanol Production”

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