2nd Global Biofuels Virtual Conference, 2nd Global Biofuels

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17-18 Nov, 2020

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Chris Tindal

Chris Tindal

Assistant Director

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

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Chris Tindal

Chris Tindal

Assistant Director

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

AGENDA SESSION

Opening Remarks

Day 1 [Tue 17, November], at 09:00 AM

Market Opportunities for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 09:10 AM

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Chris Tindal is the Assistant Director for the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) whose goal is to promote the development and commercialization of alternative jet fuel options that offer equivalent levels of safety and compare favorably on cost with petroleum based jet fuel, while also offering environmental improvement and security of energy supply for aviation.  He helps to manage the coalition of CAAFI stakeholders and provide leadership and strategic guidance to CAAFI's State and Regional programs, Federal government interagency initiatives, airport authorities, and International initiatives consistent with CAAFI priorities.

 

Chris is an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Queensland.  In that role, Professor Tindal assists in exploring research and development opportunities for QUT, as well as investigating potential opportunities to establish commercial-scale biorefineries in the State of Queensland.

 

Chris received an appointment as the Strategic Biofutures Advisor to the State of Queensland.  He provides a direct in-market connection between the Queensland Government and key industry stakeholders, both globally and domestically, but particularly within North America with a view to helping cement business relationships and projects for Queensland.  The role was created to help identify and target strategic opportunities for North American-based biofutures organizations to establish operations in Queensland.

 

Chris is also a member of the Board of Directors for Advanced Biofuels USA, a nonprofit educational organization that advocates for the adoption of advanced biofuels as an energy security, military flexibility, economic development and climate change mitigation/pollution control solution.  Advanced Biofuels USA encourages public understanding, acceptance, and use of advanced biofuels by promoting research, development and improvement of advanced biofuels technologies.

 

Chris retired as the Director for Operational Energy underneath the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for Energy, where he was in charge of setting energy policy and direction for the Department of the Navy and promoting the adoption of alternative fuels and renewable energy resources.  Additionally, he developed intergovernmental, international, and industry relationships throughout the energy field.  He was the Navy leader of the pioneering U.S. Department of Agriculture/ U.S. Department of Energy/ U.S. Navy Alternative Fuels Initiative which developed programs to launch the advanced biofuels industry.  In his role, Chris successfully led the Great Green Fleet effort, in which the U.S. Navy acquired and used 77 million gallons of F-76 alternative fuel blend for their ships in the Great Green Fleet deployment in 2016. 

 

He has had the honor to be named in the peer-selected competition for the "Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy" Awards by the Biofuels Digest from 2013 through 2017.

 

Chris Tindal was a Navy man for over 40 years.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and served on Active Duty on two ships in Charleston, South Carolina.  He retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserves in 2010.  Originally from Alabama, Chris currently lives in South Carolina.

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Senior Analyst

Lux Research

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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Senior Analyst

Lux Research

AGENDA SESSION

The Post Covid-19 Energy Industry

Day 1 [Tue 17, November], at 09:10 AM

MULTISTAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE SESSION

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Yuan-Sheng Yu is a Senior Analyst at Lux and leads the Energy Program. In this role, he provides strategic advice on technology and business innovations impacting the energy system. This includes a focus on key drivers – government policies, socio-demographic trends, breakthrough technologies – and their impact on shaping the global energy landscape. His research focuses on four key themes – evolution of energy networks, decarbonization of industry, building a hydrogen economy, and future energy for mobility.

Glenn Davies

Glenn Davies

Co-Founder & Group CEO

CannAcubed Pte Ltd

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Glenn Davies

Glenn Davies

Co-Founder & Group CEO

CannAcubed Pte Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Is Industrial Hemp The Ultimate Energy Crop?: Case Study Of China’s First Hemp Biogas Plant

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 10:30 AM

PROFILE

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Glenn is the Founder & Group CEO of CannAcubed, a Singapore HQ Biotech Industrial Hemp Company with a Licensed Hemp & CBD project in China, an R&D hub planned in Thailand, and Hemp pilot projects planned for Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

 

The Company’s goal is to explore the potential commercialization of Industrial Hemp as an Impact commodity to solve key issues around, carbon sequestration & climate control, sustainable agriculture, deforestation, poverty alleviation, renewable energy & fossil fuel reduction, environment waste & plastic reduction, green building & construction materials, health/disease & wellness, and hunger & nutrition.

 

CannAcubed’s vision is to combat global economic, social, & environmental threats by aligning with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) along with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

 

Dannis Poon

Dannis Poon

Executive Vice President

ECO Environmental Investments Limited/ Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

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Dannis Poon

Dannis Poon

Executive Vice President

ECO Environmental Investments Limited/ Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

AGENDA SESSION

China’s Advanced Low Carbon Fuels Supply Overview – HVO, Cellulosic Ethanol

Day 1 [Tue 17, November], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Dannis Poon is the Executive Vice President of ECO Environmental Investments Limited.  He has over 25 years of managing experience in the energy sector and related infra-structure in Greater China Region.

 

His key role is to drive ECO’s business by developing innovative and green initiatives to attain environmental & ecological sustainability.  Dannis is also the Co-Chair(Asia) of ISCC “Waste, Residues and Advanced Low Carbon Fuels”, which supports the constructive dialogue on the sustainability certification on biofuels and chemicals”

Dr. Pramod Chaudhari

Dr. Pramod Chaudhari

Chairman

Praj Industries Limited

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Dr. Pramod Chaudhari

Dr. Pramod Chaudhari

Chairman

Praj Industries Limited

AGENDA SESSION

India Spotlight: Advanced Biofuels Market Outlook, Technology Updates & Emerging Opportunities

Day 1 [Tue 17, November], at 11:00 AM

PROFILE

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As a first generation techno-entrepreneur, Dr. Pramod founded Praj in 1983. He dreamt and developed Praj into a world-class engineering company specialized in Agri-processing opportunities. As India’s biggest Biofuel Technology company, Praj has in excess of 750 footprints in over 75 countries, across five continents. Under his visionary leadership, Praj has successfully developed the technology for conversion of Cellulosic Biomass to 2nd Generation Renewable Fuels, BioGas and Chemicals. Praj is the only Indian Corporate to launch India’s first-of-its-kind Integrated Bio-refinery Demo and now executing three commercial plants for Indian OMCs. Praj has also set up first of its kind integrated demo plant of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) - renewable transportation fuel, in the country. Further, Praj is also engaged in design and deployment of Biojet fuel technology in collaboration with Gevo Inc, USA. Deeply passionate about Bio-economy and Environment, Pramod is committed to develop clean and green technologies. Pramod is a ‘Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Bombay (1971)’ and an alumnus of Harvard Business
School (AMP 1995).

Aaron Robinson

Aaron Robinson

Senior Manager - Environmental Strategy and Sustainability

United Airlines Cargo

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Aaron Robinson

Aaron Robinson

Senior Manager - Environmental Strategy and Sustainability

United Airlines Cargo

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Aaron Robinson manages United Airlines' Eco-Skies program, focusing on sustainable fuel development, emissions reductions, and external communications. During his time leading the program, United has been recognized as Air Transport World’s Eco-Airline of the Year, Newsweek’s highest ranked airline globally for environment, and the highest rated U.S. airline by Carbon Disclosure Project each year.

Aaron previously worked in financial analysis for United. After leading the fuel conservation program at Northwest Airlines, he transitioned to environment at post-merger Delta Air Lines, where he oversaw all aspects of compliance with the EU ETS, represented the airline in developing its climate change strategy, led numerous internal sustainability programs, and published the airline’s emissions and sustainability reports.

Aaron has also worked in airport operations, operational reliability, and cargo safety. In addition to serving at Air Transport World, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and Rolls-Royce, he also founded SimAirline.net, an online flight simulation organization. He holds a BA in Economics from Carleton College, an MBA from The University of Texas, and a private pilot license.

 

Aaron Robinson has managed United Airlines' Eco-Skies program for the last four years, during which time United has been recognized as Air Transport World’s Eco-Airline of the Year, Newsweek’s highest ranked airline globally for environment, and the highest rated U.S. airline by Carbon Disclosure Project each year.

 

Aaron previously worked in financial analysis for United, and in environment and fuel efficiency at Delta Air Lines and pre-merger Northwest Airlines. In addition to working in various operations roles at airlines, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and Rolls-Royce, Aaron also founded SimAirline.net, an online flight simulation organization, and has a private pilot license.

Lt. Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)

Lt. Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)

Managing Director

Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (PRESPL)

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Lt. Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)

Lt. Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)

Managing Director

Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (PRESPL)

AGENDA SESSION

Sustainable Biomass Supply Chain Management for Biofuels & Bioenergy

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 11:00 AM

PROFILE

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Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd) is the Managing Director of Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Limited (PRESPL). Known as India’s first biomass fuel aggregation and supply company, PRESPL has has big force multiplier to support biomass IPPs, process industry boilers, cogeneration plants, bio-refinery industry using agri-residues feedstock and other industry using biomass as a feedstock. Last year, global energy major Shell, along with SBI Ventures Neev Fund has jointly made a Series-B funding of Rs 55 crore in PRESPL. Col Manish was the Chairperson of  the FICCI Bio-Energy Committee for the year 2018-19. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from JNU.  

Claudio Bertelli

Claudio Bertelli

Director of Business Development

LanzaTech

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Claudio Bertelli

Claudio Bertelli

Director of Business Development

LanzaTech

AGENDA SESSION

Carbon Recycling: Key Catalyst of Innovation for a Circular Carbon Economy

Day 1 [Tue 17, November], at 10:30 AM

PROFILE

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Claudio Bertelli is director of business development at LanzaTech. Claudio has 25-years of experience in refining, petrochemicals and the renewables industry. Claudio spent most of his career with UOP covering sales, business development and management roles. He started his career as a process engineer for polyester polymerization with the M&G Group in Italy.

 

Claudio received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Genova University in Italy with a thesis project on pyrolysis and gasification of plastics and RDF and he has an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

 

Atul Mulay

Atul Mulay

President (Bio-Energy)

Praj Industries Limited

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Atul Mulay

Atul Mulay

President (Bio-Energy)

Praj Industries Limited

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Wed 18, November], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Mr. Atul Mulay is working as President and Strategic Business Unit Head for Bio-Energy Division in PRAJ Industries Limited, Pune and heads global operations. He is Director of PRAJ Engineering and Infra Limited Board and a Trustee of PRAJ Foundation. He is associated with Praj since inception of the Group.

 

Praj Industries is listed as Asia’s Greatest Brand 2018. Praj is awarded prestigious Golden Peacock Eco-Innovation Award 2019 in recognition of “Enfinity”, 2nd

 

Generation Bioethanol technology. Praj is ranked 8th in the list of Top 50 hottest companies in Advanced Bio-economy for 2019 and ranked No. 1 among ‘The Best Places to Work in the Advanced Bioeconomy’ 2020.'

 

Mr. Mulay is qualified Mechanical and Production Engineer and has also done his post-graduation in Marketing Management from Pune. He obtained his credit Fulbright Scholarship from United States of America and completed his Global Leadership Management through this scholarship at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.