PROGRAM DAY 1 – Monday 22 August

8.30 – 9.30am

Delegate Registration

9.30am

Official Welcome
Garry Mulvay, Chair, Biofuels Association of Australia

9.45am

Official Opening
The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts

10.20am

Vote of Thanks to the Premier
Garry Mulvay, Chair, Biofuels Association of Australia

10.25am

Keynote speaker
Dr Gerard J Ostheimer, Global Lead SE4ALL Program
Boosting energy access around the world

11.15am

Speaker
Jackson Gerard, Group Manager – Mining and Resources, Trade and Investment Queensland
A Birdseye Look at Biofuel Opportunities in Queensland

11.40am

Morning Tea

Noon

Speaker
Dr Jose Ignacio del Real Laborde, Chief Technical Officer, Australian Agave
AGAVE – ADAPTABLE, SUSTAINABLE AND PROFITABLE FEEDSTOCK

12.30pm

Speaker
Kevin Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Byogy Renewables
Renewables and the next steps to commercialisation

1.00pm

LUNCH

2.00pm

Speaker
Robert Wood, Head of Sustainability, Virgin Australia
Biofuels and Aviation – The Future

2.30pm

Speaker
Dr Jean-Philippe Rai, Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader, CSIRO Agriculture
WHEAT GRAIN FOR ENHANCED STARCH HYDROLYSIS AND DIGESTIBILITY

3.00pm

Speaker
Bas Melssen, BioRefining, Novozymes Malaysia
Advanced BioRefining In the Asia Pacific Region – What’s Holding Us Back

3.30pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3.50pm

Speaker
Stephanie Jolly, Director, Biofuels, Qld Department of Energy and Water Supply
Understanding consumer attitudes towards fuels:
insights from market research

4.30pm

International guest speaker
Marc J Rauch, Vice President, US Auto Channel
Biofuels and car engines – the facts!

5.30pm

Conference Reception

Official Welcome
The Hon. Mark Bailey MP, Queensland Minister for Biofuels.


PROGRAM DAY 2 – Tuesday 23 August

9.00am

Speaker
Yash Mankame, Head of South-East Asia, Praj Industries Limited
Growing the biofuel sector in India

10.00am

Speaker
Dr Rhys Bollen, Executive Director Policy, Better Regulation Division NSW Department of Finance and Services
Building a stronger NSW Biofuels Industry

10.30am

Speaker
Dr Doug Stuart, Technical Development Manager, Ecotech Biodiesel
Future Developments in Biodiesel

11.00am

Morning Tea

11.30am

Biofuels Industry Forum
Hosted by Larissa Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Renewable Fuels Association

Panel

Wayne Newtown, President of Agforce

Prof Robert Henry, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Peter Blanchard, Chief Executive Officer,
Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers

Penny Townley, Communication Strategist and award-winning biofuel campaign director

KEY TOPICS

  • Bio-refineries and economic development
  • Agriculture and feedstocks – new developments in the biofuel sector
  • Educating the motoring public and training mechanics on biofuels
  • Biofuels and winning consumer support

12.30pm

Speaker
Bob Katter MP, Member for Kennedy
THE NEXT STEP FORWARD FOR BIOFUELS IN AUSTRALIA

1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Speaker
Dr Ian O’Hara, Principal Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
Bio-refineries and economic development in Queensland

2.30pm

Speaker
Matt Walden, Program Manager Major Projects, ARENA
New generation projects

3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm

Speaker
Geoff Robson, Deputy Director- General, Environmental Policy and Planning,
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Building A Sustainable Bio-energy Industry

4.00pm

Speaker
Chris Case, Senior Associate, Allens
LEARNING & LESSONS: Anatomy of a bankable biotechnology project.

4.15pm

Conference Wrap-up

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