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Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY: SECURING SUSTAINABLE FEEDSTOCK RESOURCES

Bio-based remains a crucial contributor in reducing our reliance on fossil resources and our output of carbon and pollutants such as plastic waste. If the bio-economy is to work, end users require a regular supply of sustainably produced and transported bio-based materials. Yet bio-mass has also been in the firing line from NGOs, press, and governments for unsustainable practices leading to the destruction of natural habitats and the use of precious food-producing arable land. This has led to an emphasis on the use of waste-streams and a move away from first generation feedstocks. This session will look at how the value chain can link up to make better use of feedstock resources, introduce efficiencies and costs savings at all levels of the supply chain, and introduce sustainable business practices.

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

  • Moderator: Larry Sullivan, Adjunct Professor, The Citadel

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Local, regional and global knowledge: developing relationships with farmers and logistics partners

  • Specialist skills and equipment for collecting and distributing agricultural waste.
  • Low bulk densities: maximising the amount of biomass that can be carried.
  • Reducing carbon emissions during transportation of biomass.
  • Per Regnarsson, Chief Executive Officer, CWC Biofuels

Enabling scalability, sustainability, and consistent supply through effective supply chain management

Bill Levy

  • Specialist skills and equipment for collecting and distributing agricultural waste
  • Low bulk densities: maximising the amount of biomass that can be carried
  • Reducing carbon emissions during transportation of biomass.
  • Bill Levy, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific AG

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Why there is no point in being renewable if we are not a more sustainable solution

Jeff Brown

  • How do fuels and chemicals differ in size of market and use of feedstock?
  • Life-cycle assessment: establishing land use change for crops like sugar and palm
  • Importance of not-for-profits such as RSPO for delivering positive action
  • Jeff Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Novvi

Jeff Brown NovvyBio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Getting the most out of non-food biomass

  • Achieving cost-competitive, high-quality glucose from non-food biomass
  • Feedstock flexibility: ensuring security and sustainability of feedstock resources
  • Transforming a mature technology into a best in class process
  • Willemijn Witteveen, Avantium

Willemijn Witteveen Avantium

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

A farmer’s view to a global bio-economy

  • Setting the presentation with the definition of a farmer
  • Your company/technology and my feedstock. Need for communication and understanding of each other’s future to OUR BIOECONOMY
  • A brief look at how precision AG will build a common future
  • Don McCabe, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Don McCabeBio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

 

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Panel discussion: Bringing the whole value chain together

Bio-Based Supply Chain and Sustainable Feedstock Ressources

  • Ensuring feedstock availability for regular and consistent production.
  • Are we making the best use of the world’s potential agricultural land?
  • Is it possible to produce sufficient bio-mass without impacting natural habitats and food growing capacity?
  • How can the bio-economy benefit local communities?
  • How can the bio-based sector link up with logistics and agricultural organisations?
  • Panelists:
    • Bill Levy, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific AG
    • Per Regnarsson, Chief Executive Officer, CWC Biofuels
    • Eelco Blum, VP Business Development Officer, Avantium
    • Don McCabe, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
    • Geraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs, The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association