Biofuel producers and users to convene in Singapore for Global Biofuels Summit; India takes centre stage

According to the press statement released by the organizers, in step with biofuels test by airlines, IMO 2020 implementation of the lower 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships' fuel oil, new government mandates for higher transport biofuel blending, theSingapore summit, is being organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT) and is well-timed to track the progress of this fast-growing industry. Leading biofuel producers and end users from Indian industries will meet in Singapore for CMT's Global Biofuels Summit on 22-23 October, 2019

An exclusiveSite VisittoNeste'sSingaporebio refinery will be arranged to give participants a first-hand experience, as well as a presentation onNeste's'Sustainable Production Focusing on Circular Economy' is planned.

Indonesia'sPT Pertamina (Persero)on 'Converting Crude Palm Oil (CPO) into Green Fuel'. Utilising Used Cooking Oil (UCO) as a feedstock has become a popular option for producing environmental-friendly biofuels.Singapore'sAlpha Biofuel will share their success stories on transforming UCO into biofuel whileBharat Petroleum– that recently commissioned 2G ethanol bio-refinery – will reveal the 'Roadmap for Advanced Biofuels inIndia'.

MeanwhileGoodfuels, which runs a GoodShipping Program for companies like IKEA & Heineken to make sea-shipments sustainable-- will presentMarine Biofuelscase studies and prospects inAsia.

Novozymes, currently -- helping 5 commercial scale plants with its industrial enzyme technology –will provide inputs on 'Catalysing Cellulosic Ethanol Production for Sustainable Supply of Liquid Fuel' - highlighting Chinese government's initiatives and subsidies to implement the E10 mandate by 2020 and more.

Biofuels user - Scania and BHP Biliton Marketing Asia will share the challenges and opportunities in Biofuel Applications in Heavy Duty Vehicles & Maritime Applications. Likewise, Tata Motors,India'slargest automobile manufacturer, outlines differences between adopting EV and Biofuels - based on availability, infrastructure andtechnologyrequirements.

The program also includes a Panel Discussion on 'Sustainable Feedstock Supply to Meet Growing Biofuel Demand' with panellists from Eni Trading & Shipping, Neste, Bharat Petroleum and Alpha Biofuels.

Organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), other key sessions are:

Biofuel Outlook in Malaysia & Indonesia - Drewry Maritime Services

Emerging Technologies in Converting Biomass into Biofuel - Lux Research

Leading biofuel producers and end users from Indian industries will meet inSingaporefor CMT's Global Biofuels Summit on 22-23 October, 2019

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