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PKN Orlen to speak at Bioenergy International expo & conference

Major European oil refiner PKN Orlen will be presenting on the execution of targets for biofuels at the upcoming Bioenergy International expo & conference in Prague on 5-6 May.

Robert Gmyrek, the director of the biofuels department will also cover the need for top quality biofuel.

PKN Orlen is the pioneer in the Polish market when it comes to selling biofuels and both its diesel and petrol contain a share of biocomponents. In 2007 it launched Bioester (B100) manufactured from rapeseed oil.

Gymrek will also be speaking on Poland’s national indicative targets (NIT), which were introduced in 2008 and the need to meet strict environmental criteria.

As well as Poland the company also operates refineries in the Czech Republic (Unipetrol) and Lithuania (Ma?eikiu Nafta) which each have their own targets that were met in 2008.

Gymrek joins other key speakers in the industry including H.E. Mr. Jan Dusík, Minister of the Environment for the Czech Republic, Ivan Soucek, CEO, Ceska Rafinerska, Marc Gillmann, Bioenergy expert, Total, Miroslav Bažata, Head of biofuel sales, Agropodnik, Robert Gmyrek, Director, Biofuels Department, PKN Orlen, Dag Roger Rinde, CEO, Statoil, Jaroslav Pešek, Head of quality and strategic reserves department, ?epro and many more.

The full conference programme can be viewed at http://www.biofuelsinternationalexpo.com/conf_prog.html

Bioenergy International expo & conference, which rebranded this year to focus on bioenergy and biomass as well as just biodiesel and bioethanol, is a two day exhibition and conference which will look in depth at second generation biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, ways to source sustainable biomass, pyrolysis technology, the potential of biogas across Europe, developments in the use of bioenergy for aviation, future feedstocks such as algae and jatropha and the challenges of storing and handling both biomass and biofuels.

It is organised by leading global publication Biofuels International magazine and as an added benefit delegates will get the chance to visit a nearby biodiesel plant on 4th May.

Preol is a leading producer in the Czech Republic, which has just completed constructing a state-of-the-art biodiesel plant in the industrial region of Lovosice.

The plant, designed by Desmet Ballestra, has the capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of FAME biodiesel and 10,000 tonnes a year of glycerine. It also has an integrated oil mill capable of processing 400,000 tonnes of rape seed a year and 160,000 tonnes of rapeseed oil, as well as 230,000 tonnes of rape meal.

For further information visit www.biofuelsinternationalexpo.com or contact Margaret Garn +44 208 687 4126 margaret@biofuels-news.com