9th Edition of International Conference on

Biofuels and Bioenergy

Theme: Biofuels and Bioenergy for Expanding a New Horizon

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Edinburgh,Scotland

16 years of lifescience communication

Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Tracks & Key Topics

Biofuels 2018

ABOUT CONFERENCE

Euroscicon Ltd invites participants from all over the world to attend ‘International conference on Biofuels and Bioenergy 2018 ' during March 29-30, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, which includes prompt Keynote Presentations, Oral Talks, Young Research Forum, Technical Workshops, Poster Presentations and Exhibitions.

On this great occasion, Organizing Committee heartily invites participants from all over the globe to take part in this annual conference with the theme " Biofuels and Bioenergy for Expanding a New Horizon"aims at sharing new ideas and new technologies amongst the professionals, industrialists and students from research areas of Biofuels, Bioenergy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics to share their recent innovations and applications in various fields and indulge in interactive discussions and technical sessions at the event. Biofuels and Bioenergy involves the tracks like Biomass, Biogas, Bioenergy, Biorefineries, Bioethanol, Biodiesel, Aviation biofuels, Algae biofuels and Bioeconomy. Biofuels and Bioenergy -2018 is a stage to accumulate visionaries through the examination talks and presentations and set forward numerous interesting techniques of creation and scale up of renewable Energy and making the congress a flawless stage to share capability.

The Conference will also have a space for companies and/or institutions to present their services, products, innovations and research results. 

What’s New

Biofuels & Bioenergy-2018 is a platform to meet insightful leaders through the research talks and presentations and encourage many novel approaches of production and scale up of renewable energy. It adds a forum for all stakeholders in the bioenergy sector, original research, featuring review articles, research and development spotlights, news, commentaries, interviews with key opinion leaders and much more, with a prospect to building an international community of bioenergy communication.

About City

Edinburgh the world’s leading Festival City. Edinburgh is Scotland’s inspiring capital where centuries of history meet a world class city in an unforgettable setting. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is a banquet for all senses.

Edinburgh hosts a range of world famous festivals and events including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Hogmanay Street party, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Science Festival to name a few. With events happening throughout the year, the city is a delight for visitors. Galleries, museums and parks abound for anyone left without something to do and the city is considered one of the most picturesque in Europe.

With a long tradition in welcoming people from all over the world, "Edinburgh", the host city, is among the most exquisite tourist destination, and hence the perfect place to hold such event, -Edinburgh the world’s leading Festival City, Scotland is a country of a rich and ancient history, strikingly beautiful landscape and proud, hardy people. There are many reasons why you should visit this amazing city. 

Target Audience:

  • Fuel Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Professors, Researchers, Students and Technical Staff from the field of Chemical Engineering 
  • Engineers and Delegates from Aviation and Automobile companies
  • Directors/Co-Directors of Research based companies across Europe and US who are investing in Biofuels and Bioenergy

SESSIONS/TRACKS

Track 1: Biomass

Biomass is an organic material that is used to produce fuel, used as an energy source in power stations for generating electricity. Materials that make up biomass fuels are forest debris, scrap lumber, certain crops, manure and waste residues. Biomass can be obtained by two ways-directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. Conversion of biomass to biofuel can be achieved by different methods which are broadly classified into: thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods. Industrial biomass can be cultivated from different types of plants including miscanthus, switchgrass, willow, poplar, bamboo, sorghum, sugarcane, corn, and a variety of tree species, ranging from eucalyptus to oil palm (palm oil).

1. Biomass sources and conversion

    technologies

2. Sustainable feed stock development

3. Agricultural biomass and energy production

4. Biomass & Electricity

5. Industrial waste biomass

6. Biomass challenges

7. Waste biomass to energy

8. Modelling of biomass combustion,co-combustion and gasification.

Track 2: Biogas

Biogas is a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter under anaerobic condition. Biogas can be produced from different raw materials such as agricultural waste, plant waste, municipal waste, sewage and food waste. It is a renewable energy source which can be produced with less capital investment and in less time.  Biogas can be produced by anaerobic digestion with anaerobic bacteria, which digest material inside a closed system, or fermentation of biodegradable materials. Biogas is composed of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and may have small amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S), moisture and siloxanes. Biogas can be compressed, like natural gas is compressed to CNG, and used to power motor vehicles.

1. Biogas from agricultural waste

2. New substrates for biogas production

3. Biogas from waste vegetables

4. Biogas technologies

5. Manure derived biogas

6. Biogas from algae

Track 3: Bioenergy

Bioenergy is renewable energy produced by living organisms from biological origin. Biomass is any organic matter which has deposited sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may comprise wood, straw, wood waste, sugarcane, manure, and many other by-products from different agricultural engineering processes. In its wider sense it includes biomass, the biological matter utilized as a biofuel, as well as the social, scientific, economic and technical fields related with utilizing biological sources for energy. This is a common misbelief, as bioenergy is the energy cultivated from the biomass, as the biomass is the fuel and the bioenergy is the energy stored in the fuel.

1. Bioenergy conversion

2. Bioenergy transition

3. Bioenergy processes

4. Renewable energy

5. Bioenergy applications

6. Next generation renewable

    energy technologies

Track 4: Biorefineries

Biorefining is the efficient processing of biomass into a wide range of marketable products and energy. By means of co-producing relatively (high) value chemicals (e.g. fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymers) the production costs of secondary energy carriers potentially could become market competitors, especially when biorefining is integrated into the existing chemical, material and power industries. Industrial biorefineries have been identified as the novel route to the creation of a new domestic bio based industry. By producing multiple products; a biorefinery can take advantage of the differences in biomass components and intermediates and maximize the value derived from the biomass feedstock.

1. Integrated biorefinery

2. Biorefinery systems and types

3. Biorefinery products

4. Petroleum refinery

5. Bio oil production

6. Biorefining scheme from

   algal and bacterial   protein sources

Track 5: Bioethanol

Bioethanol is a clean fuel used for combustion engines made from plant-based feedstocks. It produces considerably lower emissions on combustion and it only releases the same amount of carbon dioxide as plants bound while growing. Bioethanol is majorly produced from the sugar fermentation process, and rarely produced from the chemical reaction between ethylene and steam. The main source of sugar required to produce ethanol comes from fuel or energy crops. These fuel crops are grown specifically for energy use and include maize, corn and wheat crops, waste straw, willow, sawdust, reed canary grass, cord grasses, Jerusalem artichoke, Myscanthus and sorghum plants.

1.Bioethanol production from

   waste vegetables

2. Bio alcohol from algae

3. Bio alcohol from plant sources

4. Scale-up on industrial level

5. Bioethanol as automobile fuel

6. Generations of bio alcohols &

    scope of advancement

Track 6: Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a form of biofuel used as a substitute for diesel. It is safe, biodegradable, and produces less air pollutants than petroleum-based diesel. Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used in pure form, or blended with petrodiesel in any proportions. Biodiesel blends can also be used as heating oil.  It also can be obtained from Pongamia, field pennycress and jatropha and other crops such as mustard, jojoba, flax, sunflower, palm oil, coconut and hemp. Several economic studies have been conducted regarding the economic impact of biodiesel production.

1. Production of biodiesel

2. Algal biodiesel

3. Biodiesel to hydrogen cell power

4. Enzymatic biodiesel production

5. Biodiesel as automobile fuel

6. Biodiesel production from agricultural waste

7. Applications of biodiesel

Track 7: Aviation biofuels

Aviation biofuel is a biofuel used for aircraft. Some consider it to be the primary means by which the aviation industry can reduce its carbon footprint. After a multi-year technical review from aircraft makers, engine manufacturers and oil companies, biofuel was approved for commercial use in July 2011. Since then, some airlines have experimented using biofuels on commercial flights. The focus of the industry has now turned to second generation sustainable biofuels that do not compete with food supplies. “Drop-in" biofuels are biofuels that are completely interchangeable with conventional fuels. Deriving "drop-in" jet fuel from bio-based sources is approved via two routes.

1. Aviation biofuels from renewable sources

2. Commercialization of aviation biofuels

3. New sources for aviation biofuels

4. Applications of aviation biofuels

5. Large scale biogas production

    and challenges

6. Environmental protection

    control system(EPC)

7. Bio based jet fuel

8. Cost reduction policies

Track 8: Advanced biofuels

Advanced biofuels or second generation biofuels are fuels that can be processed from numerous types of biomass called lignocellulosic biomass. First generation biofuels are processed from the sugars and vegetable oils formed in arable crops, which can be smoothly extracted applying conventional technology. In comparison, advanced biofuels are made from lignocellulose biomass or woody crops, agricultural residues or waste, which makes it tougher to extract the requisite fuel. Advanced biofuel technologies have been devised because first generation biofuels have few major limitations. First generation biofuel can be produced feasibly but restricted in most cases: there is a limit above which they cannot yield enough biofuel without forbidding food supplies and biodiversity.

1. Second generation biofuels

2. Thermochemical routes

3. Syngas from biomass

4. Lignocellulosic biomass

5. Synthesis of advanced biofuels

6. Advanced biofuels from photobioreactor

7. Advanced biofuels from pyrolysis oil

8. Next generation feedstock for biofuels                                         

9. Commercialization of next

     generation biofuels

10. Microbial pathways for advanced biofuels production                                          

Track 9: Algal Biofuels

The term "algae" refers to a great diversity of organisms—from microscopic cyanobacteria to giant bladder kelp. Most algae convert sunlight into energy in a similar manner as plants; however, the genetic diversity of the many kinds of algae gives researchers an incredible number of unique properties that can be exploited to develop promising algal biofuel technologies. The key to algae's potential as a renewable fuel source lies in the high productivities of algal biomass that can be grown in each area; some researchers say algae could be 100 times more productive than traditional bioenergy feedstocks. Achieving the potential for these high productivities in real-world systems is a key challenge to realizing the promise of sustainable and affordable algal biofuels.

1Algae cultivation

2. Cyanobacterial biofuels production

3. Algal bio sequestration

4. Advances in biofuel production

5. Green diesel from algae

6. Jet fuel from algae

7. Hydrogen Fuel cells

8. Harvesting and oil extraction system

9. Commercialization of algae biofuels

10. Wastewater based algae

     biofuels production

Track 10: Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy is understanding mechanisms and methodologies at the genetic and molecular levels and applying this to creating or improving industrial processes. The Bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. It is an essential alternative to the dangers and limitations of our current fossil-based economy and can be considered as the next wave in our economic development. Bioeconomy, bio based economy, biotechnology refers to all economic activity derived from scientific and research activity focused on biotechnology.

1. Biofuel policies

2. Bioeconomy vision and tools

3. Industrial bio economy

4. Blue economy business

5. Biofuel market

Track 11: Food V/S Fuel Debate

Some propose that fuel only be made from non-edible vegetable oils such as Camelina, Jatropha or seashore mallow which can thrive on marginal agricultural land where many trees and crops will not grow, or would produce only low yields. Others argue that the problem is more fundamental. Farmers may switch from producing food crops to producing biofuel crops to make more money, even if the new crops are not edible. The law of supply and demand predicts that if fewer farmers are producing food the price of food will rise. It may take some time, as farmers can take some time to change which things they are growing, but increasing demand for first generation biofuels is likely to result in price increases for many kinds of food

1. Biofuels impact on food security

2. Nonfood crops for biofuels production

3. Agricultural modernization and its impact on society and environment

MARKET ANALYSIS

Importance and Scope:

Growing energy crisis, climate variations and carbon dioxide discharge from fossil fuels makes it a high concern to look for low carbon energy resources. Biofuels have been progressively explored as a successful alternative source of fuel and serve a key target for the future energy market that can play a vital role in preserving energy security.

 It is mainly considered as potentially feasible, low-carbon energy source. Biofuels & Bioenergy- 2018 is the event devised for the International professionals to accelerate the promulgation and application of research discoveries related to biofuels & bioenergy as replacement fuels. It is a scientific podium to meet counterpart key decision makers all around the Biotech Organizations, Academic Institutions, Industries, & Environment Related Institutes etc., and making the congress an ideal platform to participate and share the knowledge in the field of bioenergy and biofuels.

Biofuels & Bioenergy-2018 is a platform to meet insightful leaders through the research talks and presentations and encourage many novel approaches of production and scale up of renewable energy. It adds a forum for all stakeholders in the bioenergy sector, original research, featuring review articles, research and development spotlights, news, commentaries, interviews with key opinion leaders and much more, with a prospect to building an international community of bioenergy communication.

Market Analysis-

The recognition of biofuels has prevailed since the invention of the motor vehicle. With the discovery of immense petroleum deposits, gasoline and diesel was accessible reasonably, thereby confiding biofuels to the background. Nonetheless, the recent surge in oil prices, added with mounting worries related to global warming linked with carbon dioxide (CO2), emissions have culminated in the re-emergence of biofuels as feasible alternatives. Biofuel is manufactured using a wide range of resources. This resource has grown preferably in recent years, aiding to shape a dexterous industry that is steadily searching for new technologies and feedstock.

In fact, industry demand for reasonable, candid sources of fats and oils is bracing promising research on advanced feedstock such as Algae and Camelina. With more than a decade of commercial-scale production, the industry takes pride in its meticulous approach to improvement and strong target on sustainability.

 Production has increased from around 25 million gallons in the early 2000s to about 1.7 billion gallons advanced biofuel in 2014. With projected feedstock availability, the industry has settled a goal of manufacturing about 10 percent of the diesel transportation market by 2022. The industry’s economic impact is hovered to thrive significantly with pursued production increases. The industry backs jobs in diverse sectors, from manufacturing to transportation, agriculture and service.

The biofuels industry is receiving much attention in recent years, as they help to minimize carbon emissions, qualify for carbon credits, reduce dependence over fossil fuels, and utilize feedstock, which is renewable in nature. The governments of at least 24 countries have issued biofuel blending mandates, development plans, policies, and regulations for promotion and use of biofuels.

Global biofuels-

Availability and Sustainability of Feedstocks at a Local and Global Level-

Currently most biofuels are created from Crop harvests that can be utilized for nourishment (e.g. corn, wheat, sugar stick, sugar beet, palm oil, assault, soy, and so on). Although biofuels offer various advantages to society, there has been a worldwide open deliberation as of late concerning the effects of biofuels (and bioenergy) on nourishment generation and costs, carbon stores (in timberlands), land utilize, and related issues. Wide differing qualities of 'non-sustenance' feedstocks are possibly accessible universally for biofuel production including vitality crops (e.g. Miscanthus, Jatropha, Short Rotation Copice), squanders (e.g. waste oils, nourishment handling squanders, and so on), rural deposits (straw, corn stover, and so forth), ranger service buildups and novel feedstocks, for example, green growth.

Growth in production and use of biofuels worldwide

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance GRFA declared an intuitive guide demonstrating the present command and arranged focuses for biofuel production in nations over the globe. The GRFA estimates that worldwide fuel ethanol production will surpass 90 billion liters in 2014. As per the US Energy Information Administration, the US created more than 13.3 billion gallons of ethanol in 2013 (marginally up on the 2012 figure). Different projections for worldwide development of biofuels production to 2020 have been made by global associations, free specialists and biofuels affiliations. The PEW Trusts Report Who's triumphant the perfect vitality race? 2012 demonstrates that the US is at present the world pioneer in biofuel ventures with $1.5bn put resources into 2012. In any case, comprehensively, interest in biofuels fell 47% somewhere around 2011 and 2012.

World Fuel Ethanol Production in 2016

Total Global production of Biofuels is 25676 Million of Gallons.  United States 14806, Brazil 7093, European Union 1387, China 813, Canada 436, Thailand 334, Argentina 211, India 401, Rest of World 391.  Brazil and the USA represent the dominant part of worldwide bioethanol Production. Global exchange ethanol is relied upon to become quickly throughout the following decade, predominantly with fares from Brazil to the US and EU. Be that as it may, development in global exchange biodiesel is foreseen not to become essentially because of specialized issues, issues encompassing exchange palm oil, arrangements, for example, hostile to dumping obligations, and expanded national generation of biodiesel by expending nations.

This demonstrates "somewhere around 2010 and 2011 biofuel utilization expanded by 3%, which deciphers into 13.6 million tons of oil proportionate (toe) utilized as a part of 2011 contrasted with 13.2 million tons in 2010. The European Union's consideration has moved to setting up maintainability frameworks to check that the biofuel utilized as a part of the different nations conforms to the Renewable Energy Directive's manageability criteria. "In 2010, The European Biodiesel Board assessed that European Union biodiesel Production total 9.6 million metric tons. The EBB evaluates the EU oversees over portion of the world's biodiesel yield. In 2011, generation diminished by 10% to 8.6 million metric tons. European Biodiesel Production 2011

Strategies for developing the biofuels market:

The current stage of development of biofuels is influenced by governments who have recognized the triple challenges of climate change, energy security and rural development. The significance of this phase, compared to the rapid phase of development of ethanol in Brazil in the 1970s, is that the issues are now global. The demand for biofuels is not just a desire of policy makers, but is reflected in surveys of the public – the consumer. Of the Europeans surveyed, 47% say they would be prepared to pay more for a vehicle that ran on biofuels, and 41% would be prepared to pay a little more for biofuels. BP’s strategy has involved the formation of a dedicated business unit to pursue opportunities across the value chain from accessing feedstock, through conversion to trading and marketing.

 

 As the only alternative for fossil fuels, biofuels continue to grow in importance, despite a significant slowdown in investment. International trade remains active, with dynamic growth from the major exporting countries. Current markets are therefore expected to maintain their current levels whilst waiting for the emergence of new biofuel technologies from 2015 onwards. The USA has been the world’s leading producer and consumer of biofuels since 2007 followed by South America and Europe, with slightly lower consumption levels, but with a strong exertion of biodiesel in Europe and ethanol in Brazil. After a notable slowdown in growth between 2008 & 2009, consumption of biofuels worldwide returned to growth in although the European Union shows relatively stable consumption of biodiesel, South America has seen its consumption double, whilst that of the USA has fallen by nearly 50%. Ethanol consumption is growing steadily at the rate of 20% in Europe and North America, whilst the situation remains stable or possibly declines slightly in South America.

Major Biofuel Associations around the Globe:

  • Renewable Fuels Association
  • Biofuels Association of Australia
  • Russian Biofuels Association
  • European Biodiesel Board
  • European Biomass Industry Association
  • Aebiom - European Biomass Association

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