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2018 September 18

Advanced Biofuels Conference

During 18–20 September, 2018, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO) is organising its 4thAdvanced Biofuels Conference, in Gothenburg. The conference starts with study visits and is followed by two conference days that cover the aviation, maritime and land transport sectors.

There is plenty to see, hear and discuss. The Nordics are a hotbed of activity when it comes to advancing and implementing biofuels. Sweden and Finland reached already in 2015 more than two times the target of European Union (EU) 2020 renewable energy in transportation. HVO is a leading advanced biofuel in terms of commercial production capacity with Nordic companies behind the lion’s share of global production. Along with HVO100, Swedish motorists and fleet operators have already today a selection of compressed biogas, E85, ED95, B100, as well as conventional fuels with high blends of bio-components at filling stations.

Conference highlights

This conference highlights the latest projects and plants with leading international experts presenting an update on biofuel technologies. The Advanced Biofuels Conference is intended for those who are interested in creating a sustainable transport sector. Speakers and delegates are policy makers and politicians, leading scientists, researchers, engineers, as well as executives and representatives from companies and organisations.

What to expect

The conference offers three days with +150 decision-making attendees from the entire value chain: feedstock to consumer brands via policy, technology, finance and innovation. It’s a one-stop-shop to meet new partners from across the entire value chain, at one time in one place.

  • Chairperson: Jakob Lagercrantz, 2030-Secretariat
  • Carl Nyberg, Vice President, Neste
  • Greg Dolan, CEO, Methanol Institute
  • Mika Aho, Director, Public Affairs & Communications, St1
  • Kjetil Böhn, CEO, QuantaFuels
  • Geir Baalsrud Ingeborgrud, Managing Director of Eco-1
  • Philippe Marliére, Co-founder and Board Director, Global Bioenergies
  • Alan Del Paggio, Vice President, Upstream & Renewables, CRI / Shell Global Solutions
  • Marko Janhunen, Director, Public Affairs, UPM, Finland
  • Gustav Melin, Svebio, Sweden
  • Tomas Ekbom, Svebio, Sweden

Pre-conference Study visits 18 September
– St1 Refinery & Södra Cell Värö

Our first stop will preliminary be St1 refinery in Gothenburg, a pioneer in advanced biofuels producing ethanol from different waste materials with several plants built in Finland and Sweden. Etanolix® plants producing ethanol from food industry waste and today Cellunolix® plant producing cellulosic ethanol from sawdust.

The second stop will preliminary be Södra Cell Värö biorefinery, which is the biggest sawmill and the most modern pulp mill in Sweden. Södra has a broad portfolio of biofuel projects and investments, from biomethanol plant under construction to demonstration of large-scale biofuels production with Statkraft in Norway and commercial operation at SunPine with tall diesel production and new investment in a second plant.

The pre-conference study visits are for conference delegates only. limited places and subjected to change due to availability, registration is required.

Welcome to contact: Tomas Ekbom,, +46-8-441 70 83, for enquiries.

Download the conference flyer: Link