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The fifth edition of Biofuels Markets Americas, and the second annual biofuel event in Argentina, organised by Green Power Conferences in cooperation with the Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen, will provide an excellent platform for the global industry to learn the region’s opportunities in biofuels, address the key issues and do business.

Latin America is a market leader in the biofuels industry, with 40% of the global production of ethanol and a biodiesel market that is expanding rapidly to satisfy the increasing global demand. For biofuel production, Latin America has the advantages of good soil, suitable climate, available land, and low labour costs. It will have a key role in future growth of global markets, with the World’s ever increasing demand for clean energy. Countries across the region are at different stages in the development of their industries: Argentina, with an efficient agribusiness sector that can rapidly incorporate technological innovations, is already emerging as a important player in the global biofuels market; Brazil, which has pioneered the ethanol industry, is the world’s second largest producer with production costs among the lowest in the world and biodiesel is also now a growing industry there; much of the rest of Latin America including Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay have adopted biofuels programmes or are planning to do so.

Sustainability is the key issue and the event will look at the challenges of the introduction of certification, use of current feedstocks and how to address the Food vs. Fuel debate, the potential for the use of alternative feedstocks and new technology options.

This is a must attend event for all players in the Latin American biofuels industry. A high level agenda has been developed after extensive research within the industry and all the key trends, from financing and policy developments to commercial project implementation, will be addressed.

The event is designed to provide participants with a solid base for making informed decisions on future business strategies.



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Pre-conference workshops: SUSTAINABILITY AND CERTIFICATION & JATROPHA
Learn from 30+ leading biofuels professionals from across the region and the globe
Network and share knowledge within regional and global key players throughout the value chain of this vibrant industry
Discuss strategies to guarantee sustainability whilst increasing the region’s share in the global market
Discover the opportunities and challenges of investing in regions biofuels industry
Hear best practice examples of biofuel projects from across the region
Gain insight into the future developments, including sustainability certification and new technologies




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Over 220 executives from 17 countries across Latin America, the US and Europe met at the first Biodiesel Congress in Buenos Aires in October 2007. Officially supported by Argentine Biofuels and Hydrogen Association and the Argentinean Secretariat for Agriculture, the inaugural event featured high-level debate, discussion and analysis from a selection of leading players in government, industry and key associations involved in the region’s growing biodiesel market.

Due to popular request, the event has been expanded to include Biofuels, Biomass and BioPower Generation.

Here’s who you’ll meet at Biofuels Markets Americas



Biofuels Producers
Banks/Investors
Equipment & Technology Solutions
Feedstock Producers
Commodity Traders & Brokers
Oil/Petroleum/Refining
Project Developers/Consultants/Consulting Engineers
Governmental
Chemical & Agricultural Suppliers
Press
Universities/Research/Non Profits
Associations
Automotive & Transport
Other Corporates
Amongst the attendees present in previous editions of Biofuels Markets Americas were representatives from: Petrobras, IDB, IFC, Aceitera General Deheza, Glencore, Repsol YPF, Recope, Imperium Renewables, Brasil Ecodiesel, World Energy, West LB, Renewable Energy Group, Bunge, Cargill, Desmet Ballestra, Patagonia Bioenergia SA, Molinos Rio de la Plata, Pure Biofuels, Techint, Bunge, Kolmar, Bio Oils Energy, Louis Dreyfus, Tecna, Recope, GEA Westfalia, Masefield International, BASF, Biopetrol Trading, Biopetrol Industries, Bio-Pure Diesel, BNDES, Braskem, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, Daimler Chrysler, Dedini, Degussa, Ecopetrol, Electrabel, Ford, GE Energy, Hitatchi, La Fabril, Maizar, Mitsubishi, Noble, Novozymes, Petropar, Petrotesting, Poet, Scania, Sindacucar, Toyota, Unilever, Volkswagen and many more



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Speakers include:



Kevin McGeeney, CEO, Starsupply Renewables, Switzerland
Senator João Tenório, President, Senate Biofuels Committee, Brazil
Britta Thomsen, MEP, Committee on Industry Research and Energy, European Parliament
Hector Huergo, President, Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen
Miguel Almada, National Biofuels Programme, Secretariat of Agriculture, Argentina
Frederique Abreu, Agroenergy Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil
Julio Rodriguez, Head of Biofuels Department, Viceministry of Mines and Energy, Paraguay
Pablo Adreani, Director, Agripac, Argentina
Freddy Langesfeld, Director, GEA Biodiesel, Argentina
Claudio Molina, Executive Director, Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen
Roberto Vellutini,Infrastructure and Environment Sector Manager, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
Sergio Thompson-Flores, CEO, InfinityBio, Brazil and Chair of Investment/Infrastructure Committee, Interamerican Ethanol Commission, USA
Jorge Acosta, Business Development Director, Masefield International, USA
Vanda Nunes, Business Development Manager, SGS, Brazil
Camila Ramos, Head of Research for Latin America, New Energy Finance, Brazil
Rodolfo Rossi, President, ACSOJA, Argentina
Roland M Stein, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany
Juan Carlos Villalonga, Political Director, Greenpeace, Argentina
Jorge Riccombeni, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
Manlio Coviello, Energy Specialist, ECLAC, Chile
Ricardo Rozemberg, Head of Strategy, National Investment Promotion Agency, Argentina
Gastón Fernández Palma, President, AAPRESID, Argentina
Patricio Cavieres, President of the Agro-Energy Commission, College of Agronomists, Chile
Gonzalo Hierro, Marketing & Business Development Director, </U>ePlus Renewable Energy Solutions, Argentina
Olivia Adams, Head of Biodiesel USA, ED & F Man, USA
Mike Lu, President, Brazilian Jatropha Growers Association, Brazil


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08.30

Registration and Refreshments

09.00

Chairman's Introduction and Opening Session

Hector Huergo, President, Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen, Argentina

Victor Arrúa, Representative, IICA



Global Energy



09.30



What is the state of the Global Industry?
Where is it heading and what are the limits to growth?
What are the future challenges in the Americas?
How can BioEnergy contribute to mitigating climate change?
What is the role of BioEnergy in the energy matrix?
Opening Keynote Speakers:

Senator Roberto Urquía, CEO, Aceitera General Dehaza, Argentina*
Senator João Tenório, President, Senate Biofuels Committee, Brazil
Britta Thomsen, Danish MEP and Member of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=European_Parliament_Committee_on_I ndustry%2C_Research_and_Energy&action=edit&redlink=1), European Parliament, EU
Kevin McGeeney, CEO, Starsupply Renewables, Switzerland
José Luis Esperón, Executive Vice-President, National Institute of Industrial Technology, Argentina




11.00

Networking Refreshment Break



Financing and Investing



11.40



Why investing in Bioenergy in this region makes sense?
What are the key risks in financing Bioenergy projects?
What are the public and private finance options?
Can private capital drive a Bioenergy boom?
What is the potential for CDM Bioenergy projects?
Which financial products need to be further developed?

Ricardo Rozemberg, Head of Strategy, National Investment Promotion Agency, ArgentinaSergio Thompson-Flores, CEO, InfinityBio, Brazil and Chair of Investment/Infrastructure Committee, Interamerican Ethanol Commission, USA
Gustavo Vergagni, Director, V&A - Desarrollos Empresarios, Argentina



13.00

Networking lunch



Sustainability and Certification



14.30



What are the key sustainability issues?
How to develop a sustainable industry?
How will certification be implemented?
Vanda Nunes, Business Development Manager, SGS, Brazil
Manlio Coviello, Energy Specialist, ECLAC, Chile

Panel Debate:
Faith Corneille, Energy and Agriculture Officer, U.S. Department of State, USA*
Héctor Laurence, President, Fundación Vida Silvestre - WWF, Argentina*
Sergio Gancberg, President, Renova, Argentina*
Juan Carlos Villalonga, Political Director, Greenpeace, Argentina



15.30

Networking Refreshment Break


Ensuring Feedstock Supply



16.10

Current and New Feedstocks



What are the market developments?
How to increase yields?
How to address concerns regarding sustainability?
How to develop secure sustainable supplies of feedstock?
What are the developments in Energy Crops?
What are the feasible alternative feedstocks in South America? Jatropha? Algae? Biomass?
Rodolfo Rossi, President, ACSOJA, Argentina
Gastón Fernández Palma, President, AAPRESID, Argentina

Panel on Mapping of Biomass Supplies:
Miguel Almada, National Biofuels Programme, Secretariat of Agriculture, Argentina
Frederique Abreu, Agroenergy Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture (Zoning of Brazilian Sugar Cane), Brazil

Jatropha: Mike Lu, President, ABPPM (Brazilian Jatropha Growers Association) and VP, Curcas Diesel Brasil Ltda, Brazil



17.30 Close of Day One & Networking Cocktail Reception Day Two: 10 September 2008

08.45

Welcome coffee

Biofuels Regulation and Standards



09.15



What is the state of the regulatory framework across the region?
How does policy range from country to country?
What are the main barriers for market growth?
How are these being or could they be addressed?
What developments are there for the integration of policies?
What are the effects of regulation beyond Latin America?
What is the state of progress on International Biofuels Standards?
Patricio Cavieres, President of the Agro-Energy Commission, College of Agronomists, Chile
Julio Rodriguez, Viceministry of Mines and Energy, Paraguay
Olga Otegui, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, Uruguay*

Other speakers to be announced.



11.00

Networking Refreshment Break



Trading and Pricing



11.40



What are the key challenges and opportunities in trading biofuels?
How to access and satisfy the export markets?
What is the potential buyers’ perspective on connecting to downstream distributors?

Jorge Riccombeni, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
Roland M Stein, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany
Freddy Langesfeld, Director, GEA Biodiesel, Argentina
Olivia Adams, Head of Biodiesel, ED&F Man, USA
Jorge Acosta, Business Development Director, Masefield International, USA



12.30

Networking lunch



Biofuels Value Chain



14.00



How do the leading players in the region view the value chain?
What are the key challenges for growth?

Roberto Vellutini, Infrastructure and Environment Sector Manager, Inter-American Development Bank, USA
Claudio Molina, Executive Director, Argentine Association for Biofuels and Hydrogen, Argentina



Other speakers to be announced




BioPower Generation



15.00



What is the state of the Biomass Power Generation market in the region and beyond?
What are the opportunities for growth and the future challenges?
How is CDM contributing to the development of these markets?
Mauricio Tolmasquim, President, EPE, Brazil
Herwig Ragossnig, Bioenergy Expert, European Biomass Association, Belgium
Fabian Gaioli, Project Manager, MGM International, Argentina



15.30

Networking Refreshment Break



The Future of BioEnergy in the Americas



16.10



What are the scenarios for the future BioEnergy markets?
Where will the investment be focused?
How will technology develop over the next 10 years?
What will the impact be of innovation on the Latin American business?
Camila Ramos, Head of Research for Latin America, New Energy Finance, Brazil
Pablo Adreani, Director, Agripac, Argentina
Gonzalo Hierro, Marketing & Business Development Director, ePlus Renewable Energy Solutions, Argentina



17.15 Closure of the conference * awaiting final confirmation


Pre Conference Workshops 10.00 – 16.00, 8 September 2008
Sustainability and Certification Workshop
Jatropha Value Chain
This expert workshop will provide attendees with a full in depth overview of the steps required to ensure a full sustainability and certification that ensures sustainability, continuity and quality. Ensuring the sustainability of biofuels is likely to become compulsory for supplying biofuels in many markets and avoiding the fear that fuel security is being purchased at the expense of food security. Biofuels is an environmental product and is being entirely supported by political will and therefore it must ensure a true net environmental gain. This workshop is produced by leading certification experts SGS. SGS is engaged in a number of areas along various supply chains helping companies and trade bodies assess the sustainability of given products, particularly feed stocks.
Review of sustainability criteria – from a net reduction of greenhouse gases to maintaining the local environment
Full supply chain considerations – sustainability, continuity and quality
Review of certification standards – technical issues
Certification process – how will certification be implemented
Types of assessment and methodology
Auditing, monitoring and customising programmes
This expert led workshop will examine the role of Jatropha as a biodiesel feedstock in Latin America. Attendees will gain real practical insights from key experts and one of the leading Jatropha programmes in the continent. The day will examine the plant agronomy, breeding and propagation techniques as well the possible routes to industrial scale plantation and production of sustainable jatropha biodiesel.

Led by Brazilian Jatropha Growers Association with Empraba Agroenergia, JetBio, Fundacao Espaco Eco and Curcas Diesel Brasil.


The Brazilian Biodiesel Program
The Jatropha curcas L. Research Program in Brazil
The Plant
Planning a Jatropha Plantation
Industrial Process
Monitoring – IT applied to Jatropha plantations
Social Eco Efficiency Tool Applied to Jatropha curcas
Case Study: Sao Luis Biodiesel Program – Maranhao, Brazil


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Now in its 5th edition year, Biofuels Markets Americas offers an integrated solution of brand positioning, business development and face-to-face networking opportunities with senior decision makers.

Connecting you with the right people
With a proven track record of top level decisions makers and CEOs, Biofuels Markets Americas provides the perfect environment for you to do business and connect with biofuel professionals from around the world under one roof.



Generate new high level business contacts
Enhance your company's brand visibility globally
Increase your market share and gain competitive advantage
Reinforce existing partnerships
Find new partners and business opportunities
Cost effective packages to meet your business needsOur sponsorship and exhibition packages are designed to help you meet your business objectives. If you are looking to win prospective clients, strengthen existing relationships or enhance your company profile, we will help you do so in a cost effective manner.

Contact Amit Shahani for further details
00971 4 214 9558
Email: Amit Shahani (amit.shahani@greenpowerconferences.com?Subject=Sp onsorhip%20enquiry%20Biofuels%20Markets%20Americas %202008)

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