Advanced Biofuels Conference

Advanced Biofuels Conference



Welcome to Stockholm and the Advanced Biofuels Conference – Europe is ready for advanced biofuels!

The Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO) heartily welcomes participants across the globe to the beautiful city of Stockholm to attend our 5th Advanced Biofuels Conference on 17-19 September, 2019. Pre-conference study visits will be followed by two full conference days, a conference dinner cruise, a workshop, and cover all land, aviation and maritime transport sectors.

Advanced biofuels for Europe are key for reducing emissions in the national transport sectors. We have seen commercial breakthroughs in technologies, new policy measures adopted and changing business models, all which of are no longer on the horizon. This year, we invite you to participate in latest European policy, energy system transition to renewable fuels, partnerships, world class R&D and new technologies – with all the leading companies presented. More and more vehicles are certified with HVO100, to complement today’s selection of bio-CNG, E85, ED95, B100 as well as conventional fossil fuels blended with biofuels.

The conference will bring you an update on the value of advanced biofuels and business opp­ortunities in the new bioeconomy. You will get leading international experts, unique networking, interesting study visits and a workshop on biofuels policy and biobased jet fuels.

The Advanced Biofuels Conference is intended for people creating a sustainable transport sector. Speakers and delegates will be policy makers and politicians, leading scientists, researchers, engineers, as well as executives and representatives from companies and organizations.

For more information please contact the Conference Director, Mr Tomas Ekbom,
+46-8-441 70 83,

Silver sponsors:

Read about Energifabriken / REG – Renewable Energy GroupUPM Biofuels

What to expect

The conference offers three days with +150 decision-making attendees from the entire value chain: feedstock to consumer brands via policy, technology, finance and innovation. It’s a one-stop-shop to meet new partners from across the entire advanced biofuels sector, at one time in one place. Six sessions will comprise the conference with the following topics:

1. Political strategies and visions
– how to reduce transport emissions and dependency on fossil fuels

In hindsight, different policies (eg mandates, quotas, carbon tax) have had different and sometimes conflicting effects – what works, what does not and why?

2. Advanced biofuels for Europe
– partnerships and challenges for business opportunities

The last 18 months have seen a surge of investment announcements into advanced biofuels for road, rail, marine and aviation. The Nordic forest industry has been a major driver but also European agriculture as well as urban green waste and wastewater treatment plants.

3. Policy and industry perspectives – possibilities and commercialisation

What is behind this surge of investments – have investors found new confidence in advanced biofuel policies and policymakers or are there other factors such as technology ”gamechangers” also in play?

4. Future for road transport – where are we heading?

Some argue that G-mobility (gas) is the low- carbon bridge to fossil free E-mobility (electric) others are pushing for E-mobility directly by proposing bans on diesel and gasoline internal combustion engines (ICE). However, ICE’s will be around for decades to come not just in road vehicles but also in working machinery and stationary generators.

5. Clean biofuels – the bridge to fossil free transport

Many of ICE’s in cars, trucks and working machinery can be made to run on clean bio-fuels such as biodiesel, HVO, E85, ED95 or biomethane that are available today.

6. Biofuels in aviation and marine transport – we are flying and sailing green

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the IATA and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have targets to reduce CO2 emissions from aviation and shipping by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 and 2008 respectively. The challenge for the former is that with the exception of niche applications, high energy dense liquid fuels are the only option for the for-seeable future. Shipping has a range of options.

Workshop: Policy, institutional framework and the role of the financial sector for deployment and upscaling of biorefineries for large scale biofuel production – what is needed to propel the development?

We invite you to participate in a workshop arranged in collaboration with, RISEETIP Bioenergy and the project ETIP Bioenergy SABS II.

When: 09.00-12.00, Thursday, 19 September

The Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) is now in place and sets a floor level for renewable transport fuels. However, if we are to deliver on the Paris agreement, as well as the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-plan), we need to facilitate implementation biorefineries for large scale biofuel production. Such a development and deployment of new sustainable technologies will demand significant capital. Further, not only are vast amounts of capital needed, the mobilization of capital is needed to accelerate in the very near future.

The workshop focuses on policy, institutional framework and the role of the financial sector for deployment and upscaling of biorefineries for large scale biofuel production and provides presentations and perspectives by key actors from the financial sector as well as inspiring examples from the industry.

The workshop also provides the opportunity for creative friction and alignment of key messages regarding what´s needed to propel the development through round table discussions.

Contact Johanna Mossberg, RISE, for more information,

Pre conference study visits, 17 September

On Tuesday 17 September there will be pre-conference study visits available for all conference delegates. 

  • Study Visit 1: RISE SPF

RISE Surface, Process and Formulation (RISE SPF) is a unit within RISE Research Institutes of Sweden focusing on chemical process- and pharmaceutical development, surface technology and formulation. As a partner with industry and academic research groups we conduct projects from idea to proof of concept for commercial application. RISE SPF’s main business areas are within Life Science, Specialty & Fine Chemicals, Bioeconomy and Surface technology.

Our activities span from lab scale R&D to concept testing in pilot scale. The majority of the personnel have a long and multidisciplinary background from industrial chemical and pharmaceutical R&D. Our extensive analytical competence and instrumentation for chemical and surface analysis, provides us with the tools necessary for advanced problem solving.

During the guided tour you will learn more about selected areas of expertise and see our innovation infrastructure with state of the art research laboratories. A special focus will be on our flexible laboratories for developing, optimizing and testing of for instance new renewable transport fuel manufacturing processes. In these facilities we use miniaturized refinery equipment for developing and optimizing new facile processes for converting lignocellulosic and other feedstocks to renewable transport fuels and chemicals together with industry.

  • Study Visit 2: SCANIA

There is in development an option that the technical study tour will also include the Scania Production Facility in Södertälje, where heavy-duty engines and trucks are manufactured. Some of these are dedicated engines for ED95 biofuel, which will be then be presented with the full program.

Please note, the tour is subject to change. Confirmed program will be released before the conference starts. Registration is required.


Scania G 440 4×2 Highline with box semitrailer and Scania R 480 4×2 Topline with box semitrailer. Euro 6.
Aargau canton, Switzerland. Photo: Dan Boman 2011

Conference dinner cruise, 18 September

We are pleased to invite all delegates to the Conference Dinner Cruise on Wednesday 18 September.

Join us for a spectacular evening dinner cruise and enjoy a fantastic dinner while passing several cobs and islands around Stockholm.

We will pick up our dinner guests from “Nybrokajen” or “Elite Hotel Marina Tower”.

18.30 Departure from “Nybrokajen” by boat (Berth 9 / Kajplats 9)
19.00 Departure from “Elite Hotel Marina Tower” by boat
22.00 Arrival back at “Elite Hotel Marina Tower”
22.30 Arrival back at “Nybrokajen” (Berth 9 / Kajplats 9)

Please be on time since the boat will not be able to wait for any passengers arriving late.
We recommend 15 minutes before departure.

Limited number of tickets. Please note that registration is required.

Book your accommodation
before 16 August

Welcome to book your accommodation at Elite Hotel Marina Tower in Stockholm. The rooms reserved for conference delegates are available for reservation until 16 August, or until the room reservation block has been filled. Price single occupancy: 1 800 sek per night including breakfast & tax

If you require accommodation before or after the conference dates or if you have any questions please contact us at: or at +46 8 559 017 46.

Cancellations must be made 30 days before arrival at the latest. Later cancellations will be charged for the first night. A reservation must be supported by a credit card guarantee, which will be charged in case of late cancellation or no show. Payment method on-site is by credit card or in cash.

Elite Hotel Marina Tower.

Elite Hotel Marina Tower is located in a historical mill on the waterfront, only a few minutes from the city centre.

Explore Stockholm

Stockholm is a beautiful city with water all-around and September is the perfect time to explore it. We encourage guests of conference participants enjoy Stockholm, taking the opportunity to look at the city attractions. Read more in the Official visitors guide,

Stockholm is a beautiful city with water all-around and September is the perfect time to explore it. Photo: Jeppe Wikström

Sponsorship opportunities and mini-expo stands

It is expected that Advanced Biofuels Confe­rence will be attended by delegates from all over the world. By becoming a sponsor you will address the following target groups: Biofuels suppliers, Technology suppliers, Equipment manufacturers, Project and Technology developers, Natio­nal policy and decision makers, Consulting companies and Trade associations, Financing institutions, Policy makers, Politicians, Leading scientists, Engineers etc.

For information about sponsorship and mini-expo stands (roll-up banner and table), please contact: Dorota Natucka Persson, Svebio/Bioenergy International,, +46 70-401 91 40

Last year’s conference

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