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Expert workshop: Potential of Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) routes for biofuel production

November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Aim and purpose: To create a working arena for stakeholders from science and industry working on
implementation and commercialization of HTL to join forces for market penetration.

09:00   Registration and coffee
09:20   Welcome – Judit Sandquist and Sonja van Renssen
09:30   Presentations from the European research projects
    4Refinery – Silje Fosse Håkonsen
    Heat to Fuel – David Chiaramonti
    HyFlexFuel – Valentin Batteiger
    NextGenRoadFuels – Lasse Rosendahl
    Waste2Road – Duncan Akporiaye
    Bio4Fuels – Duncan Akporiaye
10:30   Coffee break
11:10   Forest-residues-to-biojet fuel (ATM Project): HTL results– Jack Saddler, Professor, University of British Columbia
11:20   European R&I policy – Maria Georgiadou, Senior expert, European Commission DG RTD
11:40   Development of HTL and Global Commercialization Possibilities – Douglas C. Elliott, Laboratory fellow (retired), PNNL
12:00   Lunch
13:00   Industrial status and developments of HTL
  13:00 Hydrofaction®: a leading technology for the efficient conversion of sustainable biomass into renewable transportation fuels – Perry Toms, CEO, Steeper Energy Aps
  13:15 Eni Waste to Fuel Technology – Industrial Deployment Plan – Roberto Marchini, Vice President, ENI Syndial
  13:30 Building a reliable process – Len Humphreys, CEO, Licella
  13:45 RCAT-HTL: Sustainable Pathway for Drop-in Biofuels – Ramesh Bhujade, Vice president – R&D, Reliance
  14.00 Scaling up hydrothermal liquefaction technology – trials and tribulations – David Lewis, HTL Project Engineer, Southern Oil Refining Pty Ltd
14.15   Panel discussion with the speakers: Industrial status and market situation
14:45   Tea/coffee break
15.15   Panel discussion: Challenges on the pathway towards commercialization of HTL
15:45   Panel discussion: Next steps – cooperation possibilities – building a platform
16:15   Workshop summary
16:30   Closure



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Brussels, Belgium
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