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Sustainability & iLUC

Tuesday, March 13 2012: Day One

Sustainability iLucThe Sustainability and iLuc conference will take a closer look at the recently approved certification schemes and how they're working in practice as well as an update on the environmental impact of biofuels including iLUC developments and sustainability policy.

Chair: Kees Kwant, Senior Advisor, NL Agency

09.00 Certification Schemes Update

  • Hear from the EU Approved Certification Schemes  regarding the assessment process and their experience
  • Analyse variations in the schemes and the implications of this as increasing numbers are accepted by the Commission
  • The practicalities of certifying your biofuels production processes and the future of the market as the certification scheme programme increases in scale  

David Glenister, International Biofuels Sustainability Expert, SGS
Nick Goodall, Chief Executive Officer, Bonsucro
Igor Dormuth, Carbon Management Service, TÜV SÜD
Jenny Walther-Thoss, Program Manager, ISCC and RED Certification, Control Union
Jan M Henke, Director, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH / ISCC
Matthew Rudolf, Regional Manager, Americas, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels
John Neeft, Co-ordinator Biograce, NL Agency


10.30 Networking Refreshment Break

11.00 Industry Case Studies: Do You Meet the Criteria?

  • Hear from companies that have met the criteria of the approved certification scheme to gain a deeper understanding the practicalities of being assessment by the scheme
  • Understand the challenges of the  approval process, including time scale, man-power and logistical demands of the certification scheme
  • The impact of certification on product demand, future prospects, public perception, and sustainability

Jesús López López, Sustainability Manager, Abengoa Bioenergy Trading Europe
Ella Lammers, Senior Advisor, NL Agency
Salahudin Yaacob, Technology Director, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil

12.30 Networking Lunch Break hosted by Iogen

13.30 Keynote: Sustainability - The Broad View

Tony Juniper addresses issues surrounding food security, ecosystem services,
carbon and water impacts, energy use scenarios, what the range of options
for the future might look like in the context of the biofuels market

Tony Juniper, Sustainability Adviser & Environmentalist


Chair: Ella Lammers, Senior Advisor, NL Agency

14.00 Updates and Developments in Sustainability Policy

  • What is the future of sustainability for first and next generation biofuels?
  • Will future sustainability programmes be focussed on decarbonisation or Quota achievement?
  • Greenhouse gas savings and their role in future strategy
  • Assessing policy and the best-case scenarios that would ensure a more sustainable but economically viable biofuels industry

Rainer Zah, Head of Group, Life Cycle Assessment & Modelling, EMPA
Ralph Brieskorn, International Policy Manager, Biofuels, Ministry of Environment (Netherlands)
John Neeft, Co-ordinator Biograce, NL Agency

15.30 Networking Refreshment Break

16.00 The Latest Research and Debate on iLUC

  • The outcome of the Commission’s report and the key take away messages
  • A realistic assessment of GHG default values from RED: abatement potential, drivers, and production potential
  • Compare and debate the implications of indirect land use of biofuels compared with fossil fuels
  • Update on iLUC model and the latest research on its actual extent

Moderator: Andre Faaij, Professor Energy System Analysis, Head of Unit, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Alex Nevill, Agronomy Manager, Shell
Bruce Dale, Professor, DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center/Michigan State University
Nusa Urbancic, Policy Officer, Transport & Environment (T&E)
Chris Malins, Fuels Program Lead, ICCT


17.30 Networking Drinks Reception

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