Global Alternative Fuels Congress

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Global Alternative Fuels Middle East Dubai/Abu Dhabi ​

Enhancing Fuel Production Revolution In The New Decarbonisation Era
24th & 25th of May, 2023

  • 08:45 – Opening Remarks By Guest of Honour, H.E. Yousif Al Ali the Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water and Future Energy, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure UAE (MOEI)

  • 09:10 SESSION ONE: Analysing ME` Alternative Fuels Markets: Key Local Potentials And Challenges

  1. Understanding local market opportunities and obstacles in the overall transport decarbonisation strategy
  2. Getting ready for new production capacities and securing feedstocks required

Karl Feilder, Ceo and Founder, Neutral Fuels

  • 10:00 SESSION TWO: Making The Most of Regional Investments And Governmental Support

  1. Considering short term and long term investments objectives in the ME arena
  2. Assessing key criteria for local officials and partners` support
  • 11.00 SESSION THREE: Practical Examples Of Major Sustainable Projects In The ME Arena And Further Afield

Join Session Three for some exciting examples of ongoing and planned major green projects in the ME arena and outside!

Shiva Vig, CEO and Founder, BIOd Dubai

  • 11:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Evaluating Challenges, Potentials & Opportunities in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) & LCAF (Low Carbon Aviation Fuel) Production & Use

Eng. Wafa Al Awadi Engineering Assistant Expert Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) UAE

Alejandro Rios Galvan, Director, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, Khalifa University

Noora Al Sharhan, Compliance Specialist – EHS Aviation sector Compliance Specialist – EHS Aviation sector, Department of Municipalities and Transport Abu Dhabi

  • 12.30 LUNCH

  • 13.30 SESSION FOUR: Evaluating The Impact Of Existing Policies, Mandates And Certifications On Fuel Production Procedures

  1. Discussing overall UAE and Saudi strategy towards Net Zero objectives and the role of Alternative Fuels
  2. Complying with European RED (Renewable Energy Directives) standards and Certifications: Securing business flow and further transport decarbonisation

`IMO’s policy developments supporting global availability and uptake of low/zero carbon marine fuels`

Roel Hoenders, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency International Maritime Organisation, IMO

  • 14:30 SESSION FIVE: Strengthening Feedstocks Security On Local and Global Levels: Supporting Existing Availabilities While Creating New Demand

  1. Evaluating local feedstocks security and possible further expansion: What are the existing / new potential feedstocks in the picture?
  2. Assessing worldwide feedstocks security in the light of recent European mandates and regulations

Bharadwaj V. Kummamuru, Executive Director, World Bioenergy Association

Maarten Van Haute, Manager Downstream R&T, Q8


  • 16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Global Feedstock Sustainability In Practice: Strategy On Replacing Crude Oil

How ready is the industry to meet the existing and fast growing fuels demand? Do we have enough sustainable feedstock to secure all transport? Meet with the ME and European producers and regulators for the heated debate!

Mohammed AlTaani Secretary General Arab Renewable Energy Commission AREC

André Paula Santos, Public Affairs Director, EBB – European Biodiesel Board

  • 17:30 END OF DAY ONE

  • 09:00 Chair Opening Remarks

  • 09:05 SESSION SIX: Working Together Towards Decarbonisation Across Industries: Boosting Stronger Hydrogen Infrastructure

  1. Understanding full hydrogen potential from cost to revenue drive: Most recent scenarios between urgent needs and systemic barriers
  2. Best practices and technologies integrating H2 on fuels production sites
  3. H2 as a fuel: Costs, technologies and scenarios of implementations

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

Frank Wouters, Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited

Bart Biebuyck Executive Director Clean Hydrogen Partnership/EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Deepak Skaria, Energy Transition Expert, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) UAE

  • 10:30 SESSION SEVEN: Refinery Conversion In Practice: Examples Of Current And Future Refinery Upgrades And Technologies

Join Session Seven to hear from majors in the region and further afield, some practical examples of refinery transformation, discussing:

  1. Blending and converting fuels, investments into new, existing products (hydrogen, green ammonia, biomethanol) complying with overall decarbonisation trend as well as most prominent technologies used and in progress
  2. Carbon Capture technologies

Marcio Wagner da Silva Transfer and Stockpiling Manager PETROBRAS

Kanan Mirzavey, Chief Strategy Officer, SOCAR

  • 12:00 Sponsorship Speaking Slot

  • 12:30 LUNCH

  • 13:30 SESSION EIGHT: Making The Most Of Decarbonisation Trends Further Down The Supply Chain:

Exploring New Business Paths In The Chemical Value Chain

  1. Exploring the use of biofuels and bioproducts as feedstocks by chemical companies
  2. Practical examples of chemical industry decarbonisation with biobased fuels and products
  3. Realities of chemical industry feedstock shift: What are the potentials for the alternative fuels producers?
  • 14:30 SESSION NINE: Exploring Most Recent Global Achievements In The Alternative Fuels Field

Join Session Nine to hear from some most successful producers, transitioning the production sites as well as investing in brand new products. What are the major trends worldwide? Are HVO and Hydrogen greatest opportunities for the alternative fuels industry? Join us to hear updates on some large scale projects and developments across the globe!

Maria Strandesen, Head of Future Fuels, A.P. Moller-Maersk

Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy

  • 15:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Assessing Alternative Fuels Sustainability From The Life Cycle Perspective

How green and sustainable the overall production and use of alternative fuel is? What is the real footprint of the production? Is there anything further which can be done to enhance greater life cycle decarbonisation in the future? Join our Panel Discussion to hear from key industry representatives discussing those and many more important questions

Omar Baobaid- Manager, Planning, Strategy & Excellence, ADNOC L&S



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