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ABC: Biofuels and biochemicals making pace in advanced biorefineries

The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) is organizing the 6th Advanced Biofuels Conference (ABC) providing you with latest on renewable transportation fuels, novel technologies and policy developments. Meet leading players and experts in Stockholm at ABC 2020, 15-17 September 2020.

With the European Union’s (EU) new Renewable Energy Directive, advanced biofuels adding to conventional biofuels are essential for replacing fossil fuels in mitigating climate emissions. International development is booming with several new mega-projects, also for the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and biochemicals.

During two days, the conference will showcase the latest developments in European and international policy, the transition from fossil to renewable fuels and new technologies, investments and partnerships. Leading companies will present solutions with current and new production of biofuels. Of special interest is marine biofuels and biochemicals which are highlighted at the conference.


Conference session 3, “Policy and industry perspectives – possibilities and commercialisation”, will feature amongst others Dr René Backes, Business Development Specialist Renewables, with Germany-headed global chemicals major BASF. Dr Backes will show latest developments in green chemistry with renewable and recycled feedstock. BASF has a stake in several advanced biofuel technologies and projects including P2Science, LanzaTech, and more recently Quantafuels.


Dr René Backes, Business Development Specialist Renewables, with Germany-headed global chemicals major BASF.

Over the last 18 months, media attention and policy focus on ocean plastics and single-use plastics has spurred alliances and chemical recycling technologies. As part of its Quantafuels deal, BASF has a four-year first-right of refusal for the production output of Quantafuels Skive facility in Denmark that is soon to commission. This is to be used as feedstock at its Ludwigshafen plant in Germany.


  • High-level delegates and experts which will converge and converse about the current status of biofuels in terms of policy, sustainability, conversion technologies and infrastructure.
  • Around 30 internationally renowned speakers that will share the latest updates and real-world experiences on state-of-the art technologies, current projects and future investments.
  • Several high-level panel discussions for political debate on lessons learned and success stories on how to move forward in the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
  • Miniexpo with our sponsors and selected exhibitors for business mingle and networking opportunities followed by an evening conference gala dinner situated in a maritime setting.
  • Opportunity to visit the newly commissioned E.ON Högbytorp facility, an innovative and unique waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant with integrated biogas plant from municipal organic waste to upgraded biomethane, sold as bioCNG.
We look forward to meeting you in Stockholm at the Advanced Biofuels Conference!

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