Date: 07 December 2022, 15:00 CET
With the intense global focus on climate challenges, various industries need to transition towards reduced or net-zero emissions. The shipping industry accounts for 3% of the global emissions and belongs to the hard-to-abate category as direct electrification is only an option for a low percentage of the total shipping emissions. As such, the use of sustainable bio-based fuels is being considered for use by the shipping sector to contribute to its GHG emissions reduction strategy.
This Roundtable will explore estimates of sustainable biomass availability to help inform the shipping industry (and related industries) regarding the potential for biofuels to contribute to their GHG reduction strategies.
Participants will address the following questions:
- What is the current state of sustainable biomass supply chains?
- What is the estimate of sustainable biomass that can be converted into biofuels suitable for hard-to-abate sectors?
- What are the limitations of these estimates of sustainable biomass?
- How could estimates of sustainable biomass availability be improved?
- Are there examples of best practice in estimate sustainable biomass availability?
- Gerard Ostheimer, Managing Director at CEM Biofuture Campaign
- Mike Tupy, Principal Engineer at Cargill
- Roberta Cenni, Biofuel Manager at the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
Speakers and panelists:
- Torben Nørgaard, Head of Energy & Fuels at the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
- Ann O’Connor, LCA Manager at the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
- Florian Allroggen, PhD. Research Scientist at MIT MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium
- Evan Coleman, Postdoctoral Impact Fellow at MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium
- Katie Daehn, Postdoctoral researcher in the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium
- Jeremy Moorhouse, Bioenergy Analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA)
- Olivier Dubois, Independent Biomass Expert, former coordinator of UN-FAO’ activities related to energy for agrifood chains and bioenergy
- Hugo Liabeuf, Senior Energy Insights Analyst at SYSTEMIQ
- Mark Elless, Technology Manager – Bioenergy Technologies Office at the US Department of Energy