28 April 2015

Biofuels - Hype or Reality?

Organised by:

SCI's Biotechnology Group

SCI, London, UK

Registration Closed

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Synopsis

This event provides the opportunity to discuss pros and cons, opportunities and also challenges that the biofuel process encounters. In particular, in the context of scientific and technological developments including global innovation and production, biofuel generations, sustainability, legislation, regulations and policies. In addition to these, the trends in mineral fuel oil pricing, and new discoveries pose a critical question on the future of biofuels: is biofuel agenda a ‘hype’ or ‘reality’ in the 21st Century?


Attendees

This conference is designed for industry, research, and academic sectors to facilitate the dissemination of most recent findings related to biofuels. It will be of interest to participants from leading universities, research institutions, and industrial companies to share their experiences on all aspects of this field that has rapidly expanded over the last 20 years.


Programme

Day 1

10:00
Registration and refreshments
10:30
Welcome and introduction
10:40
Opportunities and challenges for liquid biofuels
Dr Frank Rosillo-Calle, Imperial College London, UK
11:10
The complexities around the future of biofuels
Dr Payman Moayedi, BBC World Service, UK
11:40
Lignocellulosic biofuels: balancing the environmental and economic accounts
Prof Richard Murphy, University of Surrey, UK
12:10
Cellulosic ethanol - an insider story
Dr Steven Martin, BioSyntha Technology Ltd, UK
12:40
Lunch and poster session
13:40
The role of SMEs in development of biofuel innovations and technologies
Dr Namdar Baghaei-Yazdi, Biotech Consultants Ltd, UK
14:40
Advanced biofuels from demo to commercialisation
Dr Jeremy Tomkinson, NNFCC, UK
15:10
Refreshment break
15:40
Can biofuels or bio-commodity chemicals survive in a low oil price world? A commercial perspective
Dr David Mousdale, beòcarta Ltd, UK
16:10
Private-public projects funded in the UK
Dr Merlin Goldman, Innovate UK, UK
16:40
Discussion and closing remarks

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London 
SW1X 8PS

 

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: : conferences@soci.org


Fees

Earlybird fee before 27 March 2015
GB£150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Non-Member
GB£110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member

Standard fee after 27 March 2015
GB£180 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member 
GB£135 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member 
GB£45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member

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