St1 Biofuels to speak at Bioenergy International expo & conference

Antti Pasanen, managing director of St1 Biofuels Oy, is the latest addition to the impressive line-up of speakers at the upcoming Bioenergy International expo & conference in Prague on 5-6 May.

St1 Biofuels Oy was established in 2006 and its first small-scale plant in Finland is the first anywhere to produce ethanol from waste for commercial use on motor fuel.

While St1’s current technology enables waste containing starch, sugars, or low concentrations of ethanol to be processed, product development is being pushed ahead to extend the range of feedstocks to include household biowaste, waste paper, municipal waste, and other manufacturing waste.

The producer’s target is to produce 300 million litres of ethanol by 2014, equivalent to around 10% of the energy content of petrol then on sale in Finland from a mixture of industrial, municipal, and agricultural waste.

Pasanen 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

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