There is increasing recognition that drop-in biofuels will play an essential role in decarbonizing the long-distance transportation sector, particularly aviation and marine.
Although increasing (green) electrification is anticipated to decarbonise urban road transport, the current fuel and engine infrastructure combined with the long lifespan of aircraft and maritime vessels predisposes them to using low carbon-intensive, drop in biofuels.
This session will discuss the role that drop-in biofuels will play and how technology maturation and, most importantly, enabling policies, will play in facilitating the production and use of low carbon intensive drop-in biofuels.
Jack Saddler, Professor of Bioenergy/Biofuels, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
Boeing’s progress and support of decarbonising aviation
Sean Newsum, Director of Environmental Strategy, Boeing, United States
Progress in the production and use of biojet/SAF globally and in the US
Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), United States
The development of C-SAF and progress in establishing a Canadian biojet/SAF supply chain
Geoff Tauvette, Vice President, Operations and Sustainability, FSM Management Group Inc., Canada
Progress in the commercialization of biojet/SAF: Technologies, potential and challenges
Susan van Dyk, Scientist and Independent Researcher in Biofuels, Bioenergy and Renewable energy, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada
(more speakers to be announced)