APRIL - Amsterdam
A comprehensive 2-day introduction to the technology and market dynamics of advanced and emerging biofuels, combining all the fundamental drivers and how they interact: policies & markets, technology pathways, feedstock sources, sustainability measures and “clean” transport fuel competitors.
• Gain a thorough grounding into the complex issues which together will determine both overall market growth and individual product success.
• Review the state of the global biofuel market
• Navigate the most promising technologies and their development status for future, “advanced” biofuel pathways
• Understand the complex interactions between biofuels production, feedstock choice, land use and sustainability, and explore the context for campaigns against biofuels by environmental and development groups.
• Successfully navigate the technology and market dynamics of advanced and emerging biofuels
• Effectively evaluate biofuels policies and markets
• Ensure your understanding of sustainability measures and feedstock sources
• An overview of production costs and investment requirements
• Introduction to global biofuel markets
• Market drivers for advanced biofuels, policy and economic
• Potential future developments in biofuel markets, drivers and uncertainties
• Mapping biofuel conversion technologies
• Comparing opportunities for ethanol production vs. ‘drop-in’ fuels
• Overview of estimated production costs and investment requirements for key advanced technologies
• Advanced biofuel feedstock supply and sustainability.
• Feedstock supply
• Feedstock production and sustainability
• Other sustainability issues and lifecycle studies
• Land use, land use change and indirect effects
• Market competition and economics for advanced biofuels
• Focus on biofuels in aviation
• Closing Summary
Dr Chris Malins is a globally recognised expert on alternative fuel policy and sustainability. He is the founder of the London based consultancy Cerulogy. Previously, Chris spent
six years leading the fuels program at the International Council on Clean Transportation.
Consultant at Cerulogy
His work has been focused on biofuel policy and sustainability issues in Europe and America and in aviation, the environmental impact of oil extraction and refining, and on the global transition to low sulphur fuels. He is particularly interested in the commercialisation of cellulosic biofuels technologies, indirect land use change and potential biomass availability.
Chris has participated in expert advisory panels on fuels issues for the UK Department for Transport, California Air Resources Board, International Civil Aviation Organisation, Alberta Department of Energy, European Commission Joint Research Centre, European Commission DG Energy and the EU refinery sector regulatory fitness check. Before joining the ICCT, Chris led communications for the UK’s Renewable Fuels Agency, the world’s first biofuel sustainability regulator. He holds a doctorate in applied mathematics from
Sheffield University. Chris also lectures on biofuels policy for the Environmental Technology masters degree at Imperial College London.