Conference on Advanced Biofuels and Bioeconomy
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About the event
The bioeconomy in all of its dimensions (bioproducts, biorefineries, biotechnology and, more particularly, biofuels) has a decisive role to play in our economic future by providing the means for sustainable development, that is, economic and social development in line with the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change.
In particular, there is a lot of potential for international cooperation in the transport sector, where cutting greenhouse gas emissions has been particularly challenging. Exchange of information and best practices, knowledge-sharing in public policies and trade and investment opportunities are the main outcomes of a deeper interaction on bioeconomy and biofuels among countries.
The presentation from this Conference on Advanced Biofuels and Bioeconomy – promoted by the Brazilian Embassy in London and Canning House with the support of Imperial College, and organized by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) – which sought to foster a wide, frank dialogue among relevant stakeholders in Brazil, the UK and other like-minded countries on the potential for advanced biofuels and the bioeconomy.
8h40 – 9h00 Arrival and Registration
9h00 – 9h30 Opening Remarks - Peter Collecott, Chairman (Canning House) - Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos - Jeremy Woods (Imperial College) - Sir David King (FCO)
9h30 – 11h 1st Session: the role of 2nd generation biofuels in tackling climate change with a positive social and economic dimension Chair: Ausilio Bauen (E4Tech) Speakers: - Rob Wakely (UK Department for Transport) - Márcio Félix (Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil) - Mairi Black (UCL) - Guilherme Studart (BNDES)
11h – 11h15 Coffee Break
11h15 – 13h00 2nd Session: Bioproducts, biorrefineries, biotechnology: the road towards a bioeconomy revolution Chair: Jeremy Tomkinson (NNFCC) Speakers: - Gustavo Leite (CTC) - Jeremy Woods (Imperial College) - Dario Giordano (Beta Renewables) - Gustavo Sergi (Braskem) - Nigel Dickens (Shell)
13h – 14h Lunch
14h – 15h30 3rd Session: the Brazilian experience: current trends and challenges, trade and investment opportunities Chair: Plinio Nastari (Datagro) Speakers: - Alex Figueiredo (Apex) - Eduardo Leão (UNICA) - Fernando Garcia (Amyris)
15h30 – 15h45 Coffee break
15h45 – 17h15 4th Session: The Biofuture Platform: Kickstarting a new, green Bioeconomy Speakers:
- Iain Wright, MP - Renato Godinho (Ministry of External Relations, Brazil) - Anne Väätäinen (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland) - Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos
17h15 – 18h30 Cocktail reception