The substitution of fossil fuels requires a thorough analysis of the social, environmental and economic impacts of technologies and practices regarding the sustainable expansion of biofuels production in the world.
The FAPESP Programs BIOEN, BIOTA and PFPMCG are organizing a Joint Workshop on Biofuels & Sustainability in cooperation with SCOPE to produce a set of recommendations from academia, industry, governmental and non-governmental institutions for the sustainabl expansion of biofuels.
This workshop will be opening a rapid assessment process for global biofuels sustainability and its implications on policy in the context of local and a global green economy.
8:30 Reception and Welcome Coffee
9:00 Opening Ceremony
9:30 FAPESP environmental programs, BIOEN, BIOTA and Climate Change
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz (FAPESP, Brazil)
9:55 What are the real perspectives of renewable energies?
10:20 Global sustainable bioenergy: making it work
Lee Lynd (Dartmouth University, USA)
10:45 Why is developing an integrated, whole systems, perspective on land use critical to resolving conflicts between the three global securities: energy, climate and food?
Jeremy Woods (Imperial College, UK)
11:10 Biofuels technology development – Lessons learned
Helena Chum (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
11:35 Development of lignocellulosic biofuels
Chris Somerville (Berkeley University, USA)
12:00 The potential of biofuels, the need for a biorefinery approach and a review of technologies and co-products
Jack N. Saddler (University of British Columbia, Canada)
14:00 Global energy and CO2 reduction requirements to 2050 and the role of biofuels
Lew Fulton (UC-Davis, USA)
14:25 Biofuels – South African policy, practice and perspectives
Brian Huntley (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
14:50 Birdsview of state-of-the-art scientific understanding on sustainable biomass sourcing
Andre P. C. Faaij (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
15:35 Use of biomass and biofuels in Scandinavian energy systems
Jon Samseth (HIOA / SINTEF, Norway)
16:00 Implementing sustainable biofuels in a global context
Patricia Osseweijer (Delft University, The Netherlands)
16:25 Why biomass-based cogeneration is potentially the ideal starting point for a sustainable african biofuel industry – case examples from eastern and southern Africa
Stephen Karekezi (African Energy Policy Research Network, Kenia)
Updated information in the website: http://www.fapesp.br/workshopbiofuelsustainability
Registration at no charges: http://www.fapesp.br/eventos/workshopbiofuelsustainability
Venue: FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa
Information: FAPESP – Gerência Adjunta de Eventos
Tel.: (11) 3838-4216/4362/4394