Bringing Together the Best Biofuels Brains in the Business

Over 240 leading industry speakers will participate in World Biofuels Markets 2012 during three days of keynotes, high level presentations and interactive panel discussions.

"You get everybody in one place, it's quality time, quality attendees. Biofuels are not going to be done by one company in isolation; it's going to require a lot of deals, a lot of partnerships"
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Early Confirmed Speakers at World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition 2012


Keynote Speakers for World Biofuels Markets 2012 include:

Jeremy Paxman, Television Presenter and Journalist, BBC will be moderating at the World Biofuels Markets 2012 conference and exhibition

Moderated by:
Jeremy Paxman
Television Presenter and Journalist
BBC
 

Philip New Chief Executive Officer BP Biofuels

Philip New
Chief Executive Officer
BP Biofuels

Thomas (Tom) W. Hicks
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy), 
United States Navy
 

Jonathan Wolfson, Chief Executive Officer, Solazyme

Jonathan Wolfson
Chief Executive Officer
Solazyme

Chad Holliday, Chairman, Bank of America

Chad Holliday
Chairman
Bank of America

Dr. Robert Zubrin, Author, Energy Victory

Dr. Robert Zubrin
Author
Energy Victory

Sander van Bennekom, 
Policy Advisor
Oxfam Novib

Dr Damian Carrington, Head of environment, The Guardian

Dr. Damian Carrington
Head of Environment
The Guardian
 

Tony Juniper, Sustainability Adviser & Environmentalist

Tony Juniper
Sustainability Adviser &
Environmentalist

Ewout Deurwaarder
Renewables & CCS Policy, DG Energy
European Commission

Suzanne Hunt, Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room

Suzanne Hunt
Senior Advisor
Carbon War Room
 

Raffaello Garofalo

Raffaello Garofalo
Secretary General
EBB – European Biodiesel Board 
 



Aviation Biofuels Speakers:

Chairman: Darrin Morgan, Director of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Strategy, Boeing
Moderator: Jeroen Kruijd, Principal Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change, PWC

Kaisa Hietala, Vice President of Market Development, Neste Oil
Jim Woodger, Sales Manager, UOP, a Honeywell Company
Darrin Morgan, Director of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Strategy, Boeing
Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, US Navy
Glenn Johnston,
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Gevo

Kevin Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Byogy Renewables
Maarten van Dijk, Vice President, Business Development and Sustainability, SkyNRG
Thomas Roetger, Assistant Director, IATA
Mark Rumizen, Aviation Fuel Specialist, US Federal Aviation Administration
Alejandro Rios Galvan,
Director, Fuel Services, Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares - ASA

Robert Sturtz, Managing Director of Strategic Sourcing, United Airlines 
Mark Watson,
Head of Environmental Affairs, Cathay Pacific Airlines
Kati Ihamaki,
Vice President, Sustainable Development, Finnair 

John Plaza, Chief Executive Officer, Imperium Renewables
Kyriakos Maniatis, Principal Administrator - Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
Jonathon Counsell, Head of Environment, British Airways
Thijs Komen, Head of Tactical Planning, Air Traffic Management, KLM
Xavier Dommange, Strategic Product Development, EADS
Claire Curry, Bioenergy Pathways Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Kevin Ogorzalek, Program Officer, World Wild Life Fund
Barbara Bramble, Senior Advisor, International Climate and Energy Program, National Wildlife Federation

Christine Moser
, Head of Sustainability Certification & Marketing, Platform for Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Leuphana University
Patrick Mazza, Research Director, Climate Solutions

Advanced Biofuels Speakers:

Chairman: Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest

Magnus Fagerstedt, Director of Marketing, Europe, Neste Oil
David Cepla, Managing Director, Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell Company 
Rasmus Egeberg, General Manager, Refinery Technologies R&D, Haldor Topsøe
Ulrich Kettling, Global Director, Biotechnology & Biorefineries, Corporate Research & Development, Süd-Chemie
Anders Weber, Chief Executive Officer, BioGasol
Ed Dineen, Chief Executive Officer, LS9
Paul Snaith, Head of Business Development & Strategy, Joule Unlimited
Christian Morgen, General Manager, Inbicon International
Poul Ruben Andersen, Vice President Bioenergy Marketing & Business Development, Novozymes
Ziyad Rahme, Vice President, Strategy and Development, Iogen Corporation
Robert Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, ZeaChem
Robert Parker, Chief Executive Officer, TMO Renewables
Lisa Dyson, Chief Executive Officer,
Kiverdi
Randy Cortright, Chief Technology Officer, Virent
Jim Lane, Editor, Biofuels Digest

Biopower Generation Speakers:

Chairman - Day 1: Marco Albani, Senior Expert, Sustainability and Resource Productivity, McKinsey & Company

Chairman - Day 2: Gavin Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer, Coolfin Partnership

Moderator
: Andrew Johnson, Vice President, TSI

Mr. Bernard ter Haar, Director General for the Environment and International Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (The Netherlands)
Dr. Bernhard Graeber, Director of Renewable Energies and International Climate Projects, EnBW Trading
Dr Raphael Slade,  Lead Author, Energy From Biomass: The Size of the Global Resource, Research Fellow, Imperial College London
Marvin Ray Risco, President & James Leitheiser,  Director, Global Business Services, Weyerhaeuser Solutions
Kim Ørnbo, Technical Director, BWE Burmeister & Wain Energy
Jorrit Hachmer,
 
Vice President of Biofuel Trading & DevelopmentRWE
Fredrik Bodecker, Head of Market TradingDONG Energy
Karine Culerier, 
Senior Market Analyst, RWE Supply & Trading 
Sean Ebnet, 
Director of New BusinessDrax
Maarten Gnoth, 
Manager of Sustainability Projects, GDF SUEZ Energie Nederland
Richard van den Broek
Head of Biomass Downstream Asset Development, Vattenfall
Calum WilsonManaging DirectorForth Energy
Diekumo Anthony, Biomass Fuel Developer, E.On Climate & Renewables 
Bernard Mathieu, Director Global Environmental SustainabilityHeidelbergCement 
Joseph Diks,
Sales Manager, Equipment, Andritz
Andrew Johnson, Vice President, TSI

Rasto Ivanic, Senior Director, Business Development, Mendel BioEnergy Seeds
Frank Ligthart, Sales Manager, Capital Projects, Metso Power
Ewout Maaskant, Chief Executive OfficerTopell Energy
Peter Rechberger, 
General ManagerEuropean Pellet Council
Robin Zwart,
Research Coordinator, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands -ECN
Emilio Rietmann, 
Managing DirectorEnergias Renov
áveis do Brasil - ERB
Peter Dickson,
Technical Director,  BNP Paribas
Clean Energy Partners
André Faaij,
Professor Energy System Analysis, Head of Unit, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development

Gavin Maxwell, Chief Executive OfficerCoolfin Partnership
John Bingham, Director of Research, Hawkins Wright

Bio-Based Chemicals Speakers:

Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Director, Future Proof Supply Chains, AkzoNobel
Anna Holmberg, Sustainability Policy Director, Europe, Arizona Chemical
Eric Althoff, Chief Technology Officer, Chemistry, Arzeda Corp
Michael-Jean Nettersheim, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital
Nadav Dobrin, Senior Process Engineer, Bateman Advanced Technologies
William Lese, Managing Director, Braemar Energy Ventures
Warwick Raverty, Chief Scientist, Circa Group
Mike Knauf, Senior Vice President, Bioindustrials, Codexis
Iain Gilmore, Vice President, New Products Business, Davy Process Technology
Marko Schnarr, Environmental Affairs Manager, European Bioplastics
Achim Marx, Director Biotechnology Policy, Lobbying & Branding, Evonik Industries
David Berry, General Partner, Flagship Ventures
Bob Bernacki, Director, Business Development, Gevo
Eran Baniel, General Manager & VP Business Development, HCL CleanTech Ltd.
Frank Roland Schroeder, Director, Sustainability & Product Safety, Henkel
Yvon Durant, Chief Technology Officer, Itaconix
Sarah Hickingbottom, Head of Bio- based Chemicals, LMC International
Ed Dineen, Chief Executive Officer, LS9
Samhitha Udupa, Research Analyst, Lux Research
John Williams, Head of Materials for Energy and Industry, NNFCC
Peter Shepard, Business Development, Novomer
Michael Rosenberg, Vice President, Business Development, OPX Biotechnologies
Bogdan Comanita, Director Marketing & Sales Europe, PennAkem
Josko Bobanovic, Partner, Green Chemistry and Bioenergy, Sofinnova Partners
Bob Florence, Vice President,  Business Development, Fuels and Chemicals, Solazyme
Ulrich Kettling, Head of Molecular Biotechnology, Sud-Chemie
Murray McLaughlin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Chemistry Alliance
Michael Butler, R&D Platform Developer, Unilever
Robert Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, ZeaChem

Sustainability, Certification, iLUC Speakers:

Morning Chair: Kees Kwant, Senior Advisor, NL Agency

Afternoon Chair: Ella Lammers, Senior Advisor, NL Agency

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

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
Ella Lammers, Senior Advisor, NL Agency

Matthew Rudolf, Regional Manager, Americas, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels
Ralph Brieskorn
, International Policy Manager, Biofuels, Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment (The Netherlands)

Salahudin Yaacob, Technology Director, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
Jan Henke, Director, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH / ISCC
Jesús López López, Sustainability Manager, Abengoa Bioenergy Trading Europe
Alex Nevill, Agronomy Manager, Shell
Rainer Zah, Head of Group, Life Cycle Assessment & Modelling, EMPA 
Bruce Dale, Professor,  DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center/Michigan State University 
John Neeft, Co-ordinator, Biograce, NL Agency
Nusa Urbancic, Policy Officer, Transport & Environment - T&E 
Chris Malins, Fuels Program Lead, ICCT

Finance and Investment Speakers:

Chairman: Peter Dickson, Technical Director,  BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners

Philippe Marchand, Director of Biofuels and Regulations for the Refining and Marketing Division, TOTAL Refining and Marketing
William Lese, 
Managing Director, Braemar Energy Ventures
Roger Wyse, Managing Director, Burrill & Co.  
Plinio Nastari,
 President, 
Datagro
Mauricio Neves, Deputy Director, BNDES 
Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners
Harry Boyle, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
David Berry,
Partner, Flagship Ventures
Denis Lucquin
, Managing Partner, Sofinnova Partners
Justin Sherrard,
Strategist Renewable Resources, Rabobank
Alfred Griffin,
Director, Citigroup Global Markets
Kelsey Lynn, Partner, Firelake Capital
Cindy Thyfault, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Westar Trade Resources
Per Regnarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Clean World Capital

Energy Crops Speakers: 

Chair: Denise Green, Manager, Biofuels, Europe & Africa, Hart Energy Consulting

Sriram Srinivasen, Chief Financial Officer, JOil
Lucy Hopwood, Head of Biomass & Biogas, NNFCC
Martina Otto, Head of the Policy Unit - Energy Branch, UN Environment Programme

Spencer Swayze, Director of Business Development, Ceres 
Ruth Digby, Non-food User and Seeds Adviser, NFU
Thilo Zelt, President, Jatropha Alliance

William Nolten, Chief Executive Officer, Waterland
Daphne Preuss, Chief Executive Officer, Chromatin    
Uwe Fritsche, Coordinator, Energy & Climate Division, Oeko-Institut
Nora Alonso Casajús, Managing Director, Iden Biotechnology
Doron Gal, Chief Executive Officer,
Kaiima
Zurina Amnan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Biofuels Bionas

Global Biodiesel Production & Trading Speakers:   

Chairman: Claudio Rocchietta, Managing Partner, Biofuels Partners
Moderator: Ian Waller, Founder, FiveBarGate UK

Mat Stone, Global Biofuels Editor, Argus Media
Ian Waller, Founder, FiveBarGate UK

Gary Haer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Renewable Energy Group & Chairman, National Biodiesel Board 
Claudio Rocchietta
, Managing Partner, Biofuels Partners S.r.l.
Francesco Soragna, Group Biodiesel Product Manager, Desmet Ballestra
Erik Lytikainen, Director of Development & Trading, GreenLight Biofuels
Alfredo Langesfeld, President, Argentine Chamber of Alternative Energies

Global Bioethanol Production & Trading Speakers: 

Moderator: Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, ePURE
Moderator: Eric Sievers, Chief Executive Officer, Ethanol Europe

Jonas Stromberg, Director, Sustainable Solutions, Scania
Rob Vierhout, Secretary General, ePURE
Eric Sievers, Chief Executive Officer, Ethanol Europe
Geraldine Kutas, Senior Advisor to the President for International Affairs, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
Graham Rice, Business Development Manager, INEOS Bio Limited EMEA
Richard Stark, Head of Commercial Development, British Sugar

Emerging Markets (Formerly Developing Nations) Speakers: 

Chairman: Anders Tuxen, Energy Strategist, Novozymes and Director, CleanStar Mozambique

Hong Yan, Chief Scientific Officer, JOil
Anders Tuxen, Energy Strategist, Novozymes and Director, CleanStar Mozambique 
Hugo Verkuijl, Chief Executive Officer, Mali Biocarburant

Meghan Sapp, Secretary General, PANGEA
Geng Anli, President, BioEnergy Society of Singapore
 
Sonia Medina, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Africa Renewables
Jochen Wermuth, Chief Investment Officer and Founder, Wermuth Asset Management
Alfredo Langesfeld, President, Argentine Chamber of Alternative Energies

Biorefinery Platforms Speakers:  

Chairman:  René Van Ree, Programme Manager Bioenergy & Biofuels, Wageningen UR - Food and Biobased Research & Co-ordinator, IEA Bioenergy Task42 on Biorefining

Alessandro Masiello, Technical Account Manager, Rockwell Automation
René Van Ree, Programme Manager Bioenergy & Biofuels, Wageningen UR - Food and Biobased Research & Co-ordinator, IEA Bioenergy Task42 on Biorefining
Oliver Lüdtke, Chief Operating Officer, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie
Klaus Neumann, Vice President - Business Development, Borregaard Industries
Dario Giordano, Chief Technology Officer, Beta Renewables - 60 second interview 
Birgit Kamm, Scientific Director, Biopos
Sean Sutcliffe, Chief Executive Officer, Green Biologics

Anne-Grete Holmgaard, Chief Executive Officer, Biorefining Alliance
Nicolas Denis, Expert Principal, McKinsey & Company
Denis Korthout, Business Development Manager, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

Algae Biofuels Speakers: 

Chair: Will Thurmond, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Markets Online

Daniel Trunfio, Chief Executive Officer, Bio Architecture Lab
Joel Butler, Chief Executive Officer, Solix Biofuels
Ohad Zuckerman, Chief Executive Officer, UniVerve Limited
Syed Isa Syed Alwi, Chief Executive Officer, Algaetech

W
ill Thurmond, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Markets Online
Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4Tech
Jip Lenstra, Senior Corporate Program Developer, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
Packo Lamers,
Assistant Professor, Bioprocess Engineering, Wageningen University

Biogas in Transportation Speakers:

Moderator: Michael Köttner, Chief Executive Officer, International Biogas & Bioenergy Center of Expertise

Victor Sunnliden, Market Developer & Head of Communications, Skovde Biogas
Anders Mathiasson,  Chief Executive Officer
, Energigas Sverige
Mattias Svensson,
Biomethane Coordinator, NGVA Europe
Steve Storey, Technical Officer, The Environment Agency UK
Peter van der Gaag, Managing Director, BER BV, Holland Innovation Team
Michael Köttner, Chief Executive Officer, International Biogas & Bioenergy Center of Expertise (IBBK)
 

Maritime Biofuels Speakers:

Moderator: Jacob A. Sterling, Head of Climate and Environment, Maersk Line

Timothy Wilson, Principal Specialist Engineer, Lloyd’s Register
Jacob Sterling, Head of Climate and Environment, Maersk Line 
Randall von Wedel, Founder and Principal Biochemist, CytoCulture International

Automotive Futures Speakers:

Moderator: Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4Tech

Anders Röj, Manager, Manager, Fuels and Lubricants, Volvo Technology Corporation
Dorothee Lahaussois, Senior Specialist, Toyota Motor Europe
Lew Fulton, Head of Division, International Energy Agency
Candace Wheeler, Technical Fellow, General Motors
 

Waste To Biofuels Speakers:

Moderator: Kevin Willerton, Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Business Development, Westinghouse Plasma Corporation

Moderator: Bruce Ross, Consultant, National Renderers Association

Moderator: Serge Biollaz, Head, Thermal Process Engineering Group, Paul Scherrer Institute

Jens Jacobsen, Sales Director & Partner, MBP Group 
Kevin Willerton, Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Business Development, Westinghouse Plasma Corporation

Hermann Stockinger, Sales Director, BDI-Bioenergy International
Bruce Ross, Consultant, National Renderers Association
Jonathon Counsell,
Head of Environment, British Airways
    
Serge Biollaz, Head, Thermal Process Engineering Group, Paul Scherrer Institute
Jim Conway, Chief Marketing Officer, Griffin Industries, Inc
Jacob A. Sterling, Head of Climate and Environment, Maersk Line
Willemijn van der Werf, Corporate Manager Environmental Strategy, KLM
Nella Mikkola, Policy Advisor, Rural Development and Forestry, Copa-Cogeca
JD Lindeberg, President, Resource Recycling Systems

Biofuels Policy 20 20 20 Speakers:

Moderator: Denise Green, Manager, Biofuels, Europe & Africa, Hart Energy Consulting

Geraint Evans, Biofuels Expert, UK NNFCC
John Cooper, Director of Transport Energy Policy, BP
Denise Green, Manager, Biofuels, Europe & Africa, Hart Energy Consulting
Carlo Hamelinck
, Managing Consultant, Biofuels, Ecofys Investments BV

Kees Kodde, Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace Nederland

Biofuels Supply Chain & Logistics Speakers:

Bas Hennissen, Vice President Energy & Industry, Port of Rotterdam
Richard Sammons, Chief Executive Officer, Simon Storage
Steven Ripley, Market Research Manager, Helveta

Pulp & Paper Speakers:

Linda Beltz,  Director, Technology Partnerships, Weyerhaeuser
Marko Janhunen, Vice President, Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, UPM
Gustav Melin, President, Swedish Bioenergy Association

Billion-Ton Update: A Biomass Assessment Workshop:

Led by: Dr. Bryce J. Stokes, Senior Advisor, CNJV, Consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy

Technical Officer