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LATEST PROGRAM

 
 

Tuesday, October 24th 

7h30 – 8h30 // Registration and Welcome Coffee

8h30 – 9h30 // Opening ceremony - Plenary (Sala Belém)

  • Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brazil

  • Marina Grossi, President, CEBDS-WBCSD Brazil

  • Rachel Kyte, CEO, SEforALL

  • Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency, IEA

  • Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, IRENA

  • Roberto Jaguaribe, President, APEX-Brasil

  • Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of the State of São Paulo

9h30 – 11h00 // Keynote Panel 1: Climate scenarios and the need to scale-up the advanced bioeconomy

  • Christian Zinglersen, Head of the Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial (moderator)

  • Sakari Oksanen, Deputy Director General, IRENA

  • Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA

  • William Feehery, President, Dow Dupont Industrial Biosciences

  • Bernardo Gradin, CEO, Granbio, Brazil

11h00 – 11h30 // Coffee Break

11h30 – 13:00 // Keynote Panel 2: Overcoming current challenges and framing the policy options ahead

  • Francesco LaCamera, Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate, Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, Italy (moderator)

  • Kees Kwant, IEA Bioenergy Chair, Netherlands

  • Rasmus Valanko, Director for Climate & Energy, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, Switzerland

  • Plinio Nastari, Civil Society Representative at CNPE, Brazil's National Council on Energy Policy, Brazil

  • Ramakrishna Y.B, Chairman of the Working Group on BioFuels, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India  

 

13h00 – 14h30 // Lunch Break

14h30 – 16h30 // Thematic Parallel Sessions 1

TRACK 1 - POLICIES FOR THE BIOECONOMY - SALA MANAUS A

Organized by Biofuture Platform

Getting the policy framework right for scaling up (I): demand pull and supply push policies.

Speakers

  • Sangita Kasture, Joint Director, Ministry of Science and Technology, India (moderator)

  • Patrick Leahy, Head, Advanced Biofuels Programme Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport, United Kingdom

  • Miguel Ivan Lacerda de Oliveira, Director, Biofuel Department, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil

  • Floyd Vergara, Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board, USA

  • Paula Vieira, Director Transportation and Alternative Fuels Division, Canada

TRACK 2 -  LOW CARBON FUELS - SALA MANAUS B
Organized by below50

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy: low carbon fuels (I): perspectives for low carbon fuels advancements, industrial conversion and commercialization.

Speakers

  • Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo, Projects and Technical Advising Senior Manager, CEBDS (moderator)

  • Pedro Scorza, Director of Aviation Biofuels, Gol Airlines, Brazil

  • João Alberto Abreu, Executive Vice President, Raízen

  • Daniel Cardinali, Head of Business Development Latin America – Sugarcane & Biorefinery, Novozymes

  • Rebecca Boudreaux, President, Oberon Fuels, and Chair, International DME Association

TRACK 3 BIOPRODUCTS AND BIORREFINING - SALA AMAZONAS
(organized by ABBI)

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy (I):  Markets and Competitiveness for bio-based products and biorefining.

Global climate change poses one of the most significant risks to the future of manking. Yet, industries and consumers are not shifting towards carbon mitigation technologies with the needed urgency.

  • How can we make bio-based products and biorefineries mainstream?

  • How can we build the competitiveness and value of bio-based products?

  • How can we expand the market for biotechnologies that will allow the biofuture we seek?

Speakers

  •  Andrew Hagan, Executive Director, World Council on Industrial Biotechnology, Switzerland (moderator)

  • Kees Kwant, Chairman, IEA Bioenergy

  • Vinicius Nonino, Director of Strategy and New Business, Fibria, USA

  • Gustavo Sergi, Renewable Chemicals Business Director, Braskem, Brazil

  • Daniel Gonzaga, Director of R&D, Natura, Brazil 

16h30  17h00 // Coffee Break
17h00 – 19h00 // Thematic Parallel Sessions 2

TRACK 1 - POLICIES FOR THE BIOECONOMY - SALA MANAUS A

Organized by Biofuture Platform

Getting the policy framework right for scaling up (II): feedstocks and utilization

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Skeer, Senior Programme Officer, Technology Cooperation, Bioenergy, IRENA (moderator, panelist)

  • Markku Järvenpää, Senior Vice President, international affairs, National Resources Institute (LUKE), Finland

  • Gonçalo Pereira, Director, Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Lab, CTBE

  • Jan Lewandrowski, Senior Economist, Climate Change Program Office, United States Department of Agriculture, USA

TRACK 2 - LOW CARBON FUELS - SALA MANAUS B

Organized by below50

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy: low carbon fuels (II)

Speakers

  • Gerard Ostheimer, Director, SE4ALL (moderator)

  • Bernardo Silva, President, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association

  • Elizabeth Farina, President, UNICA

  • Donizete Tokarski, Director, Ubrabio

  • Gabriel Kropsch, Vice-President, Abiogás 

TRACK 3 BIOPRODUCTS AND BIORREFINING - SALA AMAZONAS

Organized by ABBI

Industrial developments in the bioeconomy (II): Technological advancements of bio-based products and biorefining.

In this session, panelists will explore the fundamental issues for fastracking technologies and innovation in the global advanced bioeconomy.

  • What technologies and tools do we have at our disposal and what do we know about what works and what does not?

  • What dots must we connect to allow the scale-up of biorefineries and production of bio-based products?

Speakers

  • José Vitor Bontempo, Professor, Head of Bioeconomy Work Group, UFRJ Chemical School, Brazil

  • Guy de Capdeville, Director Embrapa Bioenergy, Brazil

  • Renato Tyszler, Executive Director New Business, Suzano Papel & Celulose, Brazil

  • Ivo Fouto, CEO, Cenerbio, Brazil

  • Thomas Schrøder, Vice-President Biorefining Commercial, Novozymes, Denmark

19h00  19h30 // Networking Cocktail
 

Wednesday, October 25th 

8h00 – 9h00 // Registration and Welcome Coffee

9h00 – 10h00 // Wrap-up Plenary (Sala Belém)

Reports from Tracks 1 and Plenary Debate: which are the right priority policy mechanisms to urgently sustainably scale up the bioeconomy?

  • José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho, Undersecretary for Environment, Energy, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil (moderator)

  • Francesco LaCamera, Director General for Sustainable Development, Energy and Climate, Ministry of Environment, Land & Sea, Italy

  • Christian Zinglersen, Head of the Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial

  • Sangita Kasture, Joint Director, Ministry of Science and Technology, India

  • Jeffrey Skeer, Senior Programme Officer – Technology Cooperation (Bioenergy), IRENA

10h00 – 10h30 // Presentation of the Biofuture Platform Vision Statement, preliminary findings from the Biofuture/Mission Innovation survey for the State of the Low Carbon Bioeconomy Report, and next steps

                                        

  • Renato Godinho, Biofuture Platform interim Facilitator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil

  • Marcelo Khaled Poppe, Senior Advisor, Center for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE).

10h30 – 11h00 // Coffee Break

11h00 – 12:30 // Industrial developments recap and discussion of Summit outcomes from the private sector

                                       

  • Gerard Ostheimer, Director, Below50/SE4ALL (moderator)

  • Ana Carolina Avzaradel Szklo, Projects and Technical Advising Senior Manager, CEBDS

  • Bernardo Silva, President, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association

  • José Vitor Bontempo, Professor, Head of UFRJ Chemical School, Brazil

12h30 – 12h45 // Closing Words

  • Marina Grossi, President, CEBDS-WBCSD Brazil

  • José Antonio Marcondes de Carvalho, Undersecretary for Environment, Energy, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil