Jatropha World 2010 Rotterdam

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Jatropha World 2010 | 6-7 Oct, Rotterdam

Day 1 – 6 Oct 2010, Wednesday

08:00     Registration and Coffee

09:00     Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Peter Vissers, Senior Partner, Partners for Innovation B.V

A-Z of Jatropha Production

Global Jatropha Practitioners’ Roundtable (presentations I-VI followed by discussion)

  • Case studies of plantation management including: propagation, pruning,pest and disease management, fertilisation, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, intercropping
  • Production model: centralised management / outgrowers / small holder scheme
  • Mechanisation and GPS monitoring
  • Yields and economics
  • Oil processing technology, set-up and logistics

09:15       (I) Jatropha Development in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia
Speaker: Chumroen Benchavitvilai, Executive Officer, Bioenergy Development Co., Ltd.

09:45     (II) Jatropha Plantation & Biofuel Development in Central America
Speaker: David Erazo, Director General, Agroipsa

10:10     (III) Maximizing the Returns on Investments (growing in Mozambique and Tanzania)

  • Cost of jatropha cultivation and oil production
  • Revenue projection

Speaker: Richard Morgan, CEO, Sun Biofuels Ltd

10:35     Discussion followed by Refreshments

11:15     (IV) Challenges of Building an Integrated Sustainable Biofuels Business Supported by Small Scale Farmers in Malawi
Speaker: Willem Jan van Wijk, Managing Director, TNT N.V.

11:40     (V) Jatropha 2.0 – Breeding, Biotech and Molecular Agronomics: How an Integrated Platform is Bringing the Opportunities of Jatropha to Reality

  • Major strategic partnerships that drives advancements
  • The role of breeding, biotechnology and molecular agronomics in accelerating crop improvements
  • Community farming initiative in Guatemala
  • JMax 100 – elite cultivar of Jatropha

Speaker: Brian Brokowski, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, SG Biofuels, Inc.

12:05     (VI) Experience of Seed Processor in Tanzania and Prospects for the Future
Speaker: Koen Peters, Director Business Development, Diligent Energy Systems BV

12:30   Discussion

12:45     Networking Lunch

14:00     Chairman’s Remarks
Speaker: Thilo Zelt, President, Jatropha Alliance

14:05     Advances in Mechanical Harvesting

  • Results from field trials
  • Plantation design to suit mechanical harvesting
  • Costs and economics

Speaker: Max Lint, President/CEO, BEI International LLC

14:25     Advances in Mechanical Harvesting

  • Harvesting in Africa, experiences and results
  • Different harvesting methods
  • Future challenges with mechanization

Speaker: Toni Sandholm, Sales Manager, Rakennustempo Oy

End-Users’ Perspectives on the Jatropha Value Chain

14:45     Offtaker’s View on Jatropha as Biofuel Feedstock

  • Neste oil’s requirements for feedstock
  • Sustainability criteria for jatropha production

Speaker: Ms. Tarja Myllymaki, Head, Feedstock Development of Renewable Fuels Business, Neste Oil Corporation

15:10    Jatropha Investment from the Perspective of a Power Producer

  • Investment in Brazil (By Api Nova)
  • Investment in Ghana and Mozambique (By SAB)
  • Drivers that led to the jatropha investments

Speaker: Alessandro Berti, Business Development Manager, Bioenergy & Biofuels Division, Api Nova Energia
Business Development Manager, SAB srl (JV between Api Nova Energia and Seci Energia)

15:35     Discussion followed by Refreshments

16:10    International Trade & Logistics of Jatropha Oil

  • Pricing and competitiveness
  • Contracts
  • Trading and logistics

Speaker: Willem J Prins, Director, BFP Africa, BFP International BV

Sustainability & Certification

16:35     Practical Implications of EU Renewable Energy Directive’s (RED) Sustainability Requirements for Jatropha Project Developers
Speaker: Bart Dehue, Managing Consultant, Ecofys

17:00     Towards Sustainable Jatropha Production & Certification

  • Sustainability criteria for agriculture/feedstock production/biofuels
  • International certification schemes
  • Impacts on land use change
  • How to improve GHG performance
  • Project developer’s implementation strategies and challenges

Speakers:
Nick Goodall, CEO, Renewable Fuels Agency
Hock Aun Khoo, Vice Chairman, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)
Peter Vissers, Senior Partner, Partners for Innovation B.V
Bart Dehue, Managing Consultant, Ecofys

17:40     Discussion followed by end of Day 1

18:00     Networking Reception
On board “James Cook” – 2hr Cruise Visit to Rotterdam Port

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Day 2 – 7 Oct 2010, Thursday

09:00       Chairman’s Remarks
Speaker: Dr. Ronald Zwart, Director, CKade BV

09:05    Potential of Bio-Jet Fuel for the Aviation Industry
Speaker: Bart Rosendaal, Supply Director, SkyNRG

Jatropha R&D

09:30    Breeding and Producing Elite Seedlings for Jatropha Plantation
Speaker: Dr. Hong Yan, GM (Research and Operations), JOil (S) Pte Ltd

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09:55    Jatropha Genomics and Its Implication on Breeding
Speaker: Dr. Helge Zieler, Senior Director, Plant Genomics, Synthetic Genomics Inc (SGI)

10:20     Biotechnological Strategies for Improvement of Jatropha
Speaker: Dr. Miranda D. van de Rhee, Project Manager, Genetwister Technologies BV

10:45     Discussion followed by Refreshments

11:25     Jatropha Curcas: High Yielding Accessions and Improvement
Speaker: Prof. Ashwani Kumar, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan

11:50     Adding Value to Jatropha Curcas through Breeding and Innovative Processing

  • Update on breeding strategy and status of the D1 Oils breeding program
  • Overview on existing D1 Oils cultivars
  • Innovative processing technology and the production and testing of jatropha kernel meal as high protein source for animal feed

Speaker: Dr. Henk Joos, Science and Technology Director, D1 Oils Plc

12:15    Pure Jatropha Oil from Decentralized Oil Mills as Fuel for Adapted Diesel Engines, Requirements on Engine Technology and Fuel Quality
Speaker: Dr. Georg Gruber, Vereinigte Werkstätten für Pflanzenöltechnologie (VWP)

12:40     Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00     End of Conference

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