One of the major events in the Brazilian bioenergy calendar, the 2nd annual World Biofuels Markets Brazil conference, offers both new entrants and established energy market professionals the chance to hear from and meet with the thought leaders, feedstock and biofuel producers, policy makers, biotechnology providers, project developers, financiers and end-users who are driving the development of next generation biofuels in Brazil.
Just some of the speakers already confirmed:
- Keynote Speaker: Ozires Silva, Dean, Unimonte; Founder, Embraer; Former Director of Technology, AVAMAX& Former President, Petrobras
- Carlos Cavalcanti, Head of Biofuels, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
- Ester Dal-Poz, Professor, University of Campinas & Coordinator, Brazilian Biotechnology Innovation Observatory
- Ed Dineen, Chief Executive Officer, LS9
- Humberto Farias, Chief Executive Officer, Renuka do Brasil
- Luiz Fernando do Amaral, Environmental Advisor, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)
- Guilherme Freire, Environmental Strategies and External Relations, Embraer
- Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Chief Scientific Director, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- Marcos Jank, Chief Executive Officer, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA)
- Vincent Kamel, President, Rhodia Coatis
- Allan Kardec Duailibe, Director General, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP)
- Gustavo T. Leite, Chief Executive Officer, Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC)
- Ismael Perina Jr., President, Sugarcane Growers Organization of South-Central Brazil (Orplana)
- Mike Ritzenthaler, Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray
- Alexandre Tanaka, Biofuels Analyst, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP)
- Manoel Teixeira Souza Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Embrapa Agroenergy Research Centre
Join an expected audience of 400 Brazilian and International biofuels leaders as domestic and international experts debate the key market issues:
- Shortage of supply: what are the potential long-term consequences for sugarcane-based first and second generation biofuels?
- The Brazilian government programs that will drive next generation supply
- Accelerating scale-up with finance & investment: when, why, how and how much?
- Strategy of oil majors in accessing the Brazilian advanced biofuels market
- Output not optimism: Hear working, commercial output, real world case studies of next generation and alternative feedstock biofuels from Brazil and around the globe
- Aviation Biofuels: What have been the successes and challenges in the first major wave of bio-jet fuel use on commercial routes?
- Alternative feedstocks: relative cost and potential of jatropha, castor, African palm, Macaúba palm, sorghum and energy cane
- Extended biochemicals, bioplastics focus: exploring major new revenue streams for feedstock producers in Brazil