International Congress Biomass Fuel & Power

17-18 Apr 2019
Holiday Inn Moscow – Lesnaya, Moscow, Russia

The International Congress Biomass Fuel & Power, organized by the Russian Biofuels Association will take place from 17th to 18th April 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The conference will cover areas like information and help in biofuels market in Russia and neighboring countries. International Congress in Russia and CIS countries is Russia’s top renewable fuels event of the year.


We are calling for Speakers! Join us at 13th Congress & Expo “Biomass: Fuel & Power” in Moscow, Russia. Submit your topic now, and prepare to engage Russian business which plans to develop first and second-generation biorefineries at the longest-running biofuel conference in Russia and neighboring countries.

8:30 Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 – 11:00 Opening session. Introduction. Legislation, Public Policy and Infrastructure of the biofuel market. Biomass: supply and demand, logistics, preprocessing. Biofuel as a tool for regional development. Government initiatives on biofuels market development.

Moderator: Alex ABLAEV, PhD, President, Russian Biofuels Association
Alex ABLAEV, PhD, MBA, President, Russian Biofuels Association
April theses.
Eduard AKIM, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Honorary Member of the UN FAO Advisory Committee on Forest Sector Sustainability. Head of Department, Higher School of Technology and Energy of St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design
Global trends in biomass production and use.
Olga KOCHETKOVA, Deputy Director, Department of Social Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Government initiatives to develop and support the markets of grain processing.
Mikhail SUTYAGINSKY, Chairman of the Board, Titan Group of Companies
Improving urban ecology through the use of biofuels and components from renewable feedstock.
Mallikajun NAVALGUND, President Europe and Asia-Pacific (Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals), PRAJ
Advanced technologies for production of conventional and second generation bio-ethanol.
Alexander YANENKO, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Director, Kurchatov Institute – GosNIIgenetika
Technologies for bioeconomy.

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30 Biodiesel and vegetable oil processing. Is the Russian market ripe for the production of biodiesel? Will oleochemistry drive the market?
Alexey DEDOV, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Biomass processing products are a promising petrochemical raw material. Chemist’s view on processing of renewable raw materials.
Sergey SINEOKI, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Director, National Bioresource Center – All-Russian Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (NBC VKPM), NRC “Kurchatov Institute – GosNIIgenetika”
Production of glycerol by microbial fermentation.
Vladimir STEPANOV, company Tradecom+
The market of waste vegetable oils as a resource for the introduction of biodiesel in Russia.
Andrei CHISTYAKOV, Ph.D., Leading Researcher, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis. A.V. Topchiev (TIPS RAS)
Catalytic conversion of vegetable oils.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Biomass conversion: thermochemical, biochemical, hybrid. Using solid waste and other organic waste to generate electricity, produce heat and chemical products. Production of biogas from solid waste and agricultural waste. Biodiesel.
Viktor ZAYCHENKO, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Senior Researcher, Head of the Energy Saving Problems Laboratory, Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Perspective directions of bioenergy development.
Andrey GRACHEV, Doctor of Technical Sciences, General Director, ELP Group
Mobile unit for thermochemical conversion of biomass and other organic waste to produce liquid fuel and charcoal.
Konstantin DEMENTYEV, Ph.D., Head of the Chemistry and Catalytic Cracking Technology Sector, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis A.V. Topchiev
The use of pyrolysis oil from biomass as a raw material in existing refineries.

Yury EPSHTEIN, Director, Accord Company
Production of biomethane from straw and other wastes and transfer of the machine-tractor fleet of agricultural holdings to this fuel.

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 SESSION: Biomass for electricity generation and production of heat. Pellets, briquettes and woodchips.
Production of electrical and heat energy on biomass base. Pellets, briquettes and heating oil. Economics of production and use. Economics of the production of electricity and heat from biomass. Feedstocks: collection and delivery. Where should the plants be located? How much should biomass cost? Initiatives of the regions on bio-resources mapping.
Olga RAKITOVA, PhD, Executive Director, National Bioenergy Union (NBS)
Market of pellets and briquettes. How to organize an effective supply of biofuels. Case studies in bioenergy development in different Russian regions.
Rolf HOGAN, Executive Director, Roundtable Sustainable Biomaterials Foundation (RSB)
The requirement of sustainability for exports to the EU, the principles of certification of biofuels. How many biofuels can be produced in Russia – assessment of the potential of biofuels for Russia, taking into account various types of raw materials based on research experience for other countries.
Elena TVERITINOVA, Deputy Head of Standards and Quality, Forest Stewardship Council of Russia (FSC)
FSC certification as part of the requirements of a number of countries when purchasing Russian solid wood biofuels. How is the FSC certificate taken into account in the certification of solid biofuels under the SBP scheme for export to the EU and other countries?
Alexander PEKARETS, Director, Shelekhovsky Wood Processing Plant
Technology of charcoal briquette production from wood waste.

18:30 Cocktail Reception

Day 2, Thursday, April 18, 2019
Forum «Fuel Bioethanol – 2019»

8:30 Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 – 11:00 Bioethanol fuel: the law is passed, what next?
Vladimir SKVORTSOV, Deputy Director of the Department of Food and Processing Industry, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
The development of the industry of deep processing of grain and sugar beet in Russia.
Maxim GOLOVIN, Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University Lomonosov
Global trends, public policy instruments to stimulate the production and consumption of biofuels. The impact of launching a biofuel program on agriculture. Resources of economically available raw materials for the production of bioethanol.
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA, Investment Director, RusAgro
Rusagro production of agricultural products – facilities location and raw materials logistics. The issue of agricultural products overproduction. Interest in processing wheat and sugar beet into biofuels and non-food products. Criteria for such projects investing.
Mikhail ERSHOV, Head of Fuels, Institute of Oil Refining and Standards
Development of the bioethanol fuel market in Russia. New bioethanol fuels from E5 to E85. How is the price of fuel with bioethanol for refineries?
Dmitry ARSENEV, General Director, Nikita DUDKIN, Deputy Director General, NPK Ecologia
Concept, budget and construction of bioethanol plant: Engineering of complex projects in chemistry and petrochemistry. Case study of a real project for $500 MM.

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 SESSION: Production of food, technical and fuel alcohol. Projects and case studies: news, startup issues, feasibility studies.
Technology for ethanol production. Differences in production: food vs fuel alcohol. Denaturation. Construction and modernization of distilleries.
Torsten SHULZE, Managing Director, Vogelbusch
Integration of energy flows in distillation and dewatering plants in fuel ethanol plants.
Natalya MELNIKOVA, Commercial Director, S&A Engineering Solutions
Cooling towers. Circulating water cooling.
Damien GEOFFROY, Sales Manager Alcohol & Bioconversion, MAGUIN (France)
New technologies and innovations to optimize and integrate alcohol production processes leading to lower operating costs.
Valdis RUPMEIS, EU Business Development Manager, CelloFuel
Mobile plants for the production of bioethanol from sugar beet, Jerusalem artichoke and wood chips.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Production of food, technical and fuel alcohol. Additional products of bio-ethanol plant: dry bard, protein feed, CO2 and so on.
What products of biotechnology can be in demand? What are the most promising and where is the market going?
Maria NACHETOVA, PhD, Sales and Technical Consultant, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
Bioethanol: key aspects of effective production.
Vladimir KOLESNIKOV, General Director, Ecosystem-N
Technological processes of utilization of liquid waste from distilleries to produce feed proteins.
Andrey DOLZHENKOV, an expert of the Union of Mixed Feed Makers, raw materials purchasing manager, Cargill
Isolation of valuable components from the distillery stillage.
Tarana MAMMADOVA, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director for Research, Institute of Petrochemical Processes named after Mamedaliyeva, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan
The use of bioethanol as an additive to diesel fuels.

16:00-16:30 Coffee-Break

16:30 – 17:30 New generation biofuels. Bioethanol from lignocellulose. Monetization of biochemical and bioproducts: lignin, products based on sugars from biomass and cellulose.
Ivan ZOROV, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Department of Chemical Enzymology, Faculty of Chemistry, Moscow State University
Cellulose ethanol: projects & prospects.
Ivan VAKAR, Industrial and Food Enzyme Manager, DuPont
The choice of industrial enzymes for the production of alcohol.
Vladimir SIDNEV, PhD, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory “Heterogeneous Catalysts and Catalytic Processes”, Research Institute «Yarsintez»
Industrial technology for the synthesis of butadiene from ethanol.
Aleksey ABLAEV, Ph.D., President, Russian Biofuel Association
Biofuel plant economics – what is the real cost of bioethanol. Simulation of the enterprise, which affects the profitability? What is the optimal plant size?

17:30 – 18:30 Degustation “Spirits of the world” sponsored by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
Join us to taste alcoholic beverages from all over the world and to enjoy nuances of these wonderful drinks.

18:30 End of Forum

April 19, 2019

9:00 – 18:00 Technical workshop “SpirtExpert”: alcohol production technology and ensuring the smooth running of alcohol production

Location: Holiday Inn Lesnaya. To participate in the seminar, you are required to register.
Workshop “SpirtExpert” is intended for distilleries technical specialists responsible for the production process and high quality of drinking alcohol. Participation in the workshop is recommended for:

  • Technical Director
  • Chief Engineer
  • Chief Technologist
  • The technologist of alcohol production
  • Head of the main plant laboratory
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