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:

ABC sponsors 2019

Read about Energifabriken and  REG – Renewable Energy Group

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.

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.

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

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

Last year’s conference

Previous attendees (2018):

2030-sekretariatet | Aalto University | Air France KLM | Biodrivstoff 2030 | Bioenergi | Bioenergy 2020+ | Bioenergy Association of Finland | Bioenergy International | Biothane | Biozin | BTG | BioLiquids BV | Chalmers University of Technology | IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute | Circle K | Colabitoil | CRI Catalyst Company | E.ON | Eco-1 | Ecobränsle | EFO | Element Materials Technology | Energifabriken | Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency) | Energy Census | Enerkem Inc | Envergent Technologies | ETIP Bioenergy | European Commission | f3 – Swedish Knowledge centre for renewable fuels | CIT Industriell Energi | FMV |Fortum Power and Heat | Freethem Generation | Göteborg Energi | Freethem Generation | Global bioenergies | Green Ideas Group | Biofuel Development | Hållbar Utveckling Väst | Halmstad University | Hamrick Engineering | Holmen | Inlandsbanan | IRENA | Kylvandu | KBR | Kosan Gas Sverige | Kraton Chemical | KTH-Royal Institute Technology | KWST Scandinavia | Lantmännen Agroetanol | Lantmännen Aspen | LanzaTech | Lund University | Methanol Institute | Ministry of Environment and Energy | Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas India | Moore & Oksanen | Naturskyddsföreningen | Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser | Neste | Netherlands Embassy | NGVA Europe | Nobio (Norvegian Bioenergy Association) | NORAM Engineering & Constructors | North European Oil Trade | OX2 Bio | Poyry Sweden | Perstorp BioProducts | Platts | Preem | PRIMA | Profu | Pyrocell | Quantafuel | REG | Region Skåne | Region Gotland | Returpack | RISE | Roland Carlberg Processystem | Russian Biofuels Association | Sala Heby Energi | Scandbio | SEB Finland | SEB – Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken | SEKAB Biofuels & Chemicals | Setra | Sirius Chartering | Slovnaft | SPBI | St1 | Statkraft | STEM Shipping | Stena Rederi | STHLM Biodiesel | Studio Gear Up / Netherlands Platform Sustainable Biofuels | Sulzer Chemtech | Südzucker | SunCarbon | SunPine | Svebio | Sveriges Natur | Swedavia | Swedegas | Södra | Taurus Energy | The Swedish Gas Association | Tinden Invest | Transport Board, Region Västra Götaland | University of Gothenburg | UPM, Valmet Technologies | Varo Energy | Veolia Water Technologies Techno Center | Volvo GTT | Widrikssons Åkeri | World Bioenergy Association | Öresundskraft.

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