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I Biofuture Summit


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When: 24-25 October 2017

Where: Hotel Estanplaza International, São Paulo - Brazil


Programme

Biofuture Summit

2 events in one
Biofuture Platform Policy Conference
below50 Roadshow

October 24-25

Estanplaza Hotel, São Paulo Brazil

 

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Event concept

In recent times, renewable energy has been increasingly garnering attention and yielding investiment and cooperation, particularly in the power generation field. Whilst this wave of interest is welcome and critical, more should be done to scale up the alternatives to fossil fuels in the transport sector and industry, taking advantage of new, sustainable technologies already available.

Today the use of fossil fuels in transportation and industrial production contributes up to 35% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions., Hence, sustainable biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts shall  play a  crucial role in tackling these emissions and overall fighting climate change. 

Organized in accordance with the mandate approved by  the member countries at the All-Member Biofuture Platform meeting (Abu Dhabi, January 2017), the first Biofuture Platform Policy Conference will  address the need (increasingly evident in climate and econometric models, scenarios and projections by agencies such as IEA, IRENA and REN21, among others) for scaling up the use of sustainable bioenergy in order to maintain the internationally agreed global temperature levels as well as to foster discussions, share best practices and lessons learned in tackling climate change.

Pursuant to the multistakeholder nature of the Platform, and particularly highlighting the critical importance of the private sector, the first Biofuture Platform Policy Conference will be held in conjunction with the roadshow for below50 (a global coalition of leading corporations to promote low carbon fuels, linked to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, WBCSD). 

 Combining the two events, the first Biofuture Summit aims to:

‑ provide government officials, experts and industry stakeholders an opportunity to share lessons and exchange experiences on some of the key policy aspects related to the challenge of scaling up the bioeconomy sector, including supply and demand policies, R&D policies, financing, sustainability, and usage.

‑ Showcase the private sector´s current activities, research projects, investment plans and promising new technologies  aimed at achieving performance breakthroughs and cost reductions for sustainable large scale production and use of advanced biofuels and biomaterials.

The expected outcomes of the Biofuture Summit are:

‑ increased awareness among key policy makers and decision makers about the need to scale up the bioeconomy and the challenges ahead;

‑ a strengthened overarching sense of the solutions and ways forward, and an enhanced  understanding  that coordinated action across different policy and production areas, mobilizing public and private efforts, is the best way to overcome the challenges to scaling up the low carbon bioeconomy.

The Summit deliberations could contribute to the Biofuture Vision Statement to be elaborated and endorsed by the twenty Biofuture Platform countries during COP23.

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The Biofuture Platform is an action-oriented, country-led, multi-stakeholder coalition on low carbon transport and the bioeconomy launched last November at UNFCCC COP22 by Argentina, Brazil, Canada,  China,  Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay. The Platform aims to facilitate for policy dialogue and collaboration among leading countries, organizations, academia and the private sector conscious of the need to accelerate development and scale up deployment of modern sustainable low carbon alternatives to fossil based solutions in transport, chemicals, plastics and other sectors.

below50 is a global collaboration that brings together the entire value-chain for sustainable fuels – that is, fuels that produce at least 50% less CO2 emissions than conventional fossil fuels. below50 is creating global campaign for local action, taking a global strategy and implementing solutions at a local level. below50 aims to create demand for these fuels and scale up their deployment by: Increasing the number of companies choosing below50 fuels; creating inter-sectoral B2B opportunities across supply chains; demonstrating that below50 fuels makes good economic, social and environmental sense; and addressing legislative and financial barriers to sourcing below50 fuels.


Programme

OCTOBER 24

TIME

PLENARY – SALA BELÉM

7h30 – 8h30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

8h30 – 9h30

Opening ceremony

– Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brazil

– Marina Grossi, President, CEBDS-WBCSD Brazil

– Rachel Kyte, CEO, SEforALL

– Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency, IEA

– Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, IRENA

– Roberto Jaguaribe, President, APEX-Brasil

– Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of the State of São Paulo

9h30 – 11h00

Keynote Panel 1: Climate scenarios and the need to scale-up the advanced bioeconomy

(moderator) Christian Zinglersen, Head of the Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial

– Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, IRENA

– Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA

– Bernardo Gradin, CEO, Granbio

11h00 – 11h30

Coffee Break

11h30 – 13h00

Keynote Panel 2: Overcoming current challenges and framing the policy options ahead

(moderator) Francesco LaCamera, Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate, Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, Italy     

– Kees Kwant, IEA Bioenergy Chair

– Rasmus Valanko, Director for Climate & Energy, World Business Council on Sustainable Development         

– Plinio Nastari, Civil Society Representative at CNPE, Brazil´s National Council on Energy Policy

– Ramakrishna Y.B, Chairman of the Working Group on BioFuels, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India  

13h00-14h30

Lunch Break


TIME

TRACK 1
POLICIES FOR THE BIOECONOMY

(organized by the Biofuture Platform)

SALA MANAUS A

TRACK 2
LOW CARBON FUELS
(organized by below50)

SALA MANAUS B

TRACK 3
BIOPRODUCTS AND BIORREFINING
(organized by ABBI)

SALA AMAZONAS

14h30 – 16h30

Getting the policy framework right for scaling up (I)

 

demand pull and supply push policies

 

(moderator) Sangita Kasture, Joint Director, Ministry of Science and Technology, India

Patrick Leahy, Head, Advanced Biofuels Programme Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport, United Kingdom

Miguel Ivan Lacerda de Oliveira, Director, Biofuel Department, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil

Floyd Vergara, Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board

Paula Vieira, Director Transportation and Alternative Fuels Division, Canada

 

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy: low carbon fuels (I)

 

– perspectives for low carbon fuels advancements, industrial conversion and commercialization

(moderator) Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo, Projects and Technical Advising Senior Manager, CEBDS

Pedro Scorza, Director of Aviation Biofuels, Gol

João Alberto Abreu, Executive Vice President, Raízen

Daniel Cardinali, Head of Business Development Latin America – Sugarcane & Biorefinery, Novozymes

Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels, and Chair, International DME Association

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy: bio-based products and biorefining (I)

 

 – the potential and role of green chemistry and bio-based products, the vision for flexible biorefineries

 

(moderator) Andrew Hagan, Executive Director, World Council on Industrial Biotechnology

Kees Kwant, Chairman, IEA Bioenergy

Vinicius Nonino, Director of Strategy and New Business, Fibria, Brazil

Gustavo Sergi, Renewable Chemicals Business Director, Braskem, Brazil

Daniel Gonzaga, Director of R&D, Natura, Brazil 

 

 

 

16h30 – 17h00

Coffee Break

         


 

TIME

TRACK 1 – POLICIES

SALA MANAUS A

TRACK 2 – LOW CARBON FUELS

SALA MANAUS B

TRACK 3 – BIOPRODUCTS AND BIORREFINING

SALA AMAZONAS

 

17h00-19h00

Getting the policy framework right for scaling up (II)

 

– feedstocks and utilization

 

(moderator) Jeffrey Skeer, Senior Programme Officer, Technology Cooperation (Bioenergy), IRENA

Markku Järvenpää, Senior Vice President, international affairs, National Resources Institute (LUKE), Finland

Gonçalo Pereira, Director, Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Lab, CTBE

Jan Lewandrowski, Senior Economist, Climate Change Program Office, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

 

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy: low carbon fuels (II)

 

 

(moderator)  Gerard Ostheimer, Director, Below50/SE4ALL

Bernardo Silva, President, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association

Elizabeth Farina, President, UNICA

Donizete Tokarski, Director, Ubrabio         

Gabriel Kropsch, Vice-President, Abiogás

 

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy : bio-based products and biorefining (II)

 

 

(moderator) José Vitor Bontempo, Professor, Head of UFRJ Chemical School, Brazil

Guy de Capdeville, Director Embrapa Bioenergy, Brazil

Renato Tyszler, Executive Director New Business, Suzano Papel & Celulose, Brazil

Ivo Fouto, CEO, Cenerbio, Brazil

Thomas Schrøder, Vice-President Biorefining Commercial, Novozymes, Denmark

 

 

19h00-19h30

Welcome and networking cocktail

 

 


 

OCTOBER 25

TIME

MAIN STAGE – SALA BELÉM

8h00 – 9h00

Welcome Coffee

9h00 – 10h00

Wrap-up plenary:

Reports from Tracks 1 and Plenary Debate: which are the right priority policy mechanisms to urgently sustainably scale up the bioeconomy?

– José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho, Undersecretary for Environment, Energy, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil (moderator)

– Francesco LaCamera, Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate, Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, Italy

– Christian Zinglersen, Head of the Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial

– Sangita Kasture, Joint Director, Ministry of Science and Technology, India

– Jeffrey Skeer, Senior Programme Officer – Technology Cooperation (Bioenergy), IRENA

10h00 – 10h30

Presentation of Biofuture Platform Vision Statement, review, and next steps

– Renato D. Godinho, Biofuture Platform interim Facilitator

– Marcelo Khaled Poppe, Senior Advisor, Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE)

10h30 – 11h00

Coffee Break

11h00 – 12h30

Industrial developments recap and discussion of Summit outcomes from the private sector

– Gerard Ostheimer, Director, Below50/SE4ALL (moderator)

– Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo, Projects and Technical Advising Senior Manager, CEBDS

– Bernardo Silva, President, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association

– José Vitor Bontempo, Professor, Head of UFRJ Chemical School, Brazil

12h30-12h45

Closing Words

 

       – Marina Grossi, President, CEBDS-WBCSD Brazil

       – José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho, Undersecretary for Environment, Energy,      Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil


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