Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center & CEM Biofuture Platform Initiative Workshop on Estimates of Sustainable Biomass – 7 December 2022

Date

This workshop 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.

Date:               07 December 2022, 15:00 Central European Time

Location:         Virtual

INTRODUCTION

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 workshop 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.

Workshop participants will address the following questions:

  1. What is the current state of sustainable biomass supply chains?
  2. What is the estimate of sustainable biomass that can be converted into biofuels suitable for hard-to-abate sectors?
  3. What are the limitations of these estimates of sustainable biomass?
  4. How could estimates of sustainable biomass availability be improved?
  5. Are there examples of best practice in estimate sustainable biomass availability?

AGENDA

15:00   Welcome and introductory remarks. Torben Nørgaard, Head of Energy and Fuel, Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

15:10   Perspectives on sustainability in shipping. Ann O’Connor, LCA Manager, Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

15:20   Sustainable Supply Chains for Biofuels. Florian Allroggen, PhD, Research Scientist, MIT Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment

15:50   Immediate questions for Florian Allroggen

16:00   Expert Panel moderated by Gerard Ostheimer, PhD. Managing Director, CEM Biofuture Campaign

            8 – 10 minute talks with quick immediate questions

Jeremy Moorhouse, International Energy Agency

Irini Maltosoglou or Olivier Dubois, UN Food and Agriculture Organization

James Spaeth, Program Manager, Systems Development and Integration, U.S. Department of Energy & Chair, CEM Biofuture Platform Initiative

Faustine Delasalle or other, SystemIQ

17:00   Roundtable

17:20   Concluding remarks. Representative tbd, Maersk McKinney Moller Center

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