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12th World Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy, will be organized around the theme “Energy solutions from Nature”

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Advanced biofuels are fuels that can be processed from numerous types of biomass. First generation biofuels are processed from the sugars and vegetable oils formed in arable crops, which can be smoothly extracted applying conventional technology. In comparison, advanced biofuels are made from lignocellulosic biomass or woody crops, agricultural residues or waste, which makes it tougher to extract the requisite fuel. Advanced biofuel technologies have been devised because first generation biofuels manufacture has major limitations. First generation biofuel processes are convenient but restrained in most cases: there is a limit above which they cannot yield enough biofuel without forbidding food supplies and biodiversity. Many first generation biofuels rely on subsidies and are not cost competitive with prevailing fossil fuels such as oil, and some of them yield only limited greenhouse gas emissions savings. When considering emissions from production and transport, life-cycle assessment from first generation biofuels usually approach those of traditional fossil fuels. Advanced biofuels can aid resolving these complications and can impart a greater proportion of global fuel supply affordably, sustainably and with larger environmental interests.

  • Track 1-1Second generation biofuels
  • Track 1-2Advanced biofuels from pyrolysis oil
  • Track 1-3Thermochemical Routes
  • Track 1-4Microbial pathways for advanced biofuels product
  • Track 1-5Synthesis of advanced biofuels
  • Track 1-6Lignocellulosic Biomass
  • Track 1-7Development of bioenergy technology

Aviation biofuel is a biofuel utilized for aircraft. It is reckoned by some to be the paramount means by which the aviation industry can diminish its carbon footprint. After a multi-year technical analysis from aircraft makers, engine manufacturers and oil companies, biofuels were advocated for commercial use in July 2011. Since then, some airlines have evaluated with using of biofuels on commercial flights. The limelight of the industry has now curved to advanced sustainable biofuels (second generation sustainable aviation fuels) that do not compete with food supplies nor are major consumers of prime agricultural land or fresh water.

  • Track 2-1Applications of aviation biofuels
  • Track 2-2Jet biofuel
  • Track 2-3Commercialization of aviation biofuels
  • Track 2-4Green replacement fuels in flights
  • Track 2-5Synthesis of aviation biofuel via Fischer-Tropsch process
  • Track 2-6Risk analysis of aviation fuels
  • Track 2-7Developing of new sources for aviation biofuels
  • Track 2-8Cost reduction policies

Algae fuel or algal biofuel is a substitute to liquid fossil fuels that utilizes algae as its source of energy-rich oils. Also, algae fuels are a substitute to common known biofuel sources, such as corn and sugarcane. Various companies and government agencies are sponsoring efforts to reduce capital and operating costs and make algae fuel production commercially feasible. Like fossil fuel, algae fuel releases CO2 when burnt, but unlike fossil fuel, algae fuel and other biofuels only release CO2 recently withdrawn from the atmosphere via photosynthesis as the algae or plant grew. The energy crisis and the world food crisis have sparked interest in algaculture (farming algae) for making biodiesel and other biofuels utilizing land unbefitting for agriculture. Among algal fuels' attractive characteristics are that they can be cultivated with negligible impact on fresh water resources, can be generated using saline and wastewater, have a high flash point, and are biodegradable and comparatively harmless to the environment if spilled. Algae cost more per unit mass than other advanced biofuel crops due to high capital and operating costs, but are declared to generate between 10 and 100 times more fuel per unit area.

  • Track 3-1Culturing Algae
  • Track 3-2Harvesting and oil extraction systems
  • Track 3-3Cyanobacterial biofuels production
  • Track 3-4Commercialization of algae biofuels
  • Track 3-5Algal bio sequestration
  • Track 3-6Wastewater based algae biofuels production
  • Track 3-7Advances in algal biofuel production
  • Track 3-8Biofuels from microalgae and Microbes

Biomass is organic matter extracted from living, or recently living organisms. Biomass can be utilized as a source of energy and it most often directs to plants or plant-based matter which are not used for food or feed, and are precisely called lignocellulosic biomass. As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or secondarily after transforming it to numerous forms of biofuel. Conversion of biomass to biofuel can be attained by various methods which are mainly categorized into: thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods.

Biomass is a renewable source of fuel to yield energy since waste residues will always prevail – in forms of scrap wood, mill residuals and forest resources and properly directed forests will always have additional trees, and we will invariably have crops and the unconsumed biological matter from those crops.

  • Track 4-1Conversion technologies
  • Track 4-2Biomass and electricity
  • Track 4-3Industrial waste biomass
  • Track 4-4Sustainable feedstock development
  • Track 4-5Perennial biomass feedstocks
  • Track 4-6Integrated biomass technologies
  • Track 4-7Recent developments in sustainable biomass

Biogas commonly refers to a mixture of various gases formed by the disintegration of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. Biogas can be manufactured from raw matters  such as agricultural waste, municipal waste, manure, plant material, green waste, sewage or food waste. Biogas is a renewable energy source and in diverse cases exerts a limited carbon footprint. Biogas can be manufactured by fermentation of biodegradable materials or anaerobic digestion with anaerobic organisms, which disintegrates material inside an isolated system. Biogas is basically methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and may have small traces of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), siloxanes and moisture. The gases methane, carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen can be combusted or oxidized with oxygen. This energy yield allows biogas to be benefitted as a fuel; it can be utilized for any heating purpose, such as cooking. It can also be practiced in a gas engine to transform the energy in the gas to electricity and heat.

  • Track 5-1Biogas from algae
  • Track 5-2Biogas technologies
  • Track 5-3Biogas from agricultural waste
  • Track 5-4Biogas from breeding farms
  • Track 5-5New & possible substrates for biogas production
  • Track 5-6Anaerobic packed-bed biogas reactors
  • Track 5-7Large scale biogas production & challenges

Biodiesel indicates an animal fat-based or vegetable oil diesel fuel comprising of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters. Biodiesel is customarily made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., soybean oil, vegetable oil, animal fat (tallow)) with an alcohol generating fatty acid esters. Biodiesel is suggested to be utilized in standard diesel engines and is thus well-defined from the vegetable and waste oils used to operate fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used singly, or blended with petrodiesel in any proportions. Biodiesel blends can also be utilized as heating oil.

  • Track 6-1Biodiesel as automobile fuel
  • Track 6-2Biodiesel to hydrogen-cell power
  • Track 6-3Biodiesel production on industry level and scale up
  • Track 6-4Biodiesel feedstocks
  • Track 6-5Crops for biodiesel production
  • Track 6-6Efficiency and economic arguments
  • Track 6-7Impact of biodiesel on pollutant emissions and public
  • Track 6-8Cost effective techniques for biodiesel production

Biologically synthesized alcohols, most frequently ethanol, and rarely propanol and butanol, are formed by the reaction of microorganisms and enzymes through the fermentation of sugars or starches, or cellulose. Biobutanol (also called biogasoline) is often asserted to provide a direct stand-in for gasoline, because it can be used precisely in a gasoline engine. Ethanol fuel is the most widely used biofuel worldwide. Alcohol fuels are formed by fermentation of sugars derived from wheat, sugar beets, corn, molasses, sugar cane and any sugar or starch from which alcoholic liquors such as whiskey, can be produced (such as potato and fruit waste, etc.). The ethanol manufacturing methods applied are enzyme digestion (to release sugars from stored starches), distillation, fermentation of the sugars and drying. Ethanol can be used in petrol engines as a substitute for gasoline; it can be blended with gasoline to any concentration. Current car petrol engines can operate on mixes of up to 15% bioethanol alongwith petroleum/gasoline. Ethanol has lesser energy density than that of gasoline; this implies that it takes more fuel to generate the same amount of work. An asset of ethanol is it’s higher octane rating than ethanol-free gasoline accessible at roadside gas stations, which permits the rise of an engine's compression ratio for increased thermal efficiency. In high-altitude locations, some states direct a mix of gasoline and ethanol as a winter oxidizer to lower atmospheric pollution emissions.

  • Track 7-1Production of Bioethanol
  • Track 7-2Sustainable Development and Bioethanol Production
  • Track 7-3Bioethanol Economics
  • Track 7-4Delivering Biomass Substrates for Bioethanol Production
  • Track 7-5Cost models for Bioethanol Production
  • Track 7-6Scale up on industrial level
  • Track 7-7Bioethanol utilization
  • Track 7-8Bioalcohols as automobile fuel
  • Track 7-9Generations of bioethanol & scope of advancement
  • Track 7-10Generations of bioalcohols & scope of advancement
  • Track 7-11Bioalcohols from algae
  • Track 7-12Bioethanol market forces in 2007
  • Track 8-1Latest conversion Technologies in Biomass
  • Track 8-2Liquid Biofuels from Biomass
  • Track 8-3Trending Research from Biomass
  • Track 9-1Biomass Resources for Bioenergy
  • Track 9-2Agriculture residues
  • Track 9-3Forestry materials
  • Track 9-4Energy crops

Bioenergy is renewable energy made accessible from materials acquired from biological origin. Biomass is any organic matter which has deposited sunlight in the form of chemical energy. As a fuel it may comprise wood, straw, wood waste, sugarcane, manure, and many other by-products from different agricultural processes. In its most exclusive sense it is a synonym to biofuel, which is fuel obtained from biological sources. In its wider sense it includes biomass, the biological matter utilized as a biofuel, as well as the social, scientific, economic and technical fields related with utilizing biological sources for energy. This is a common misbelief, as bioenergy is the energy cultivated from the biomass, as the biomass is the fuel and the bioenergy is the energy stored in the fuel.

  • Track 10-1Bioenergy crop-Panicum virgatum
  • Track 10-2Bioenergy in transition
  • Track 10-3Bioenergy healing
  • Track 10-4Bioenergy systems
  • Track 10-5Bioenergy Applications
  • Track 10-6Bio-chemical conversion
  • Track 10-7Thermochemical Conversion: Combustion and Co-firing
  • Track 10-8Thermochemical Conversion: Gasification and Pyrolysis
  • Track 10-9Chemical conversion from Oil-bearing crops
  • Track 10-10From waste products into renewable resources
  • Track 10-11From traditional biomass to modern bioenergy
  • Track 10-12From chemical to Biological Processes
  • Track 10-13Assessment of global bioenergy potentials
  • Track 10-14Microbial Electrochemical Cells
  • Track 10-15Bioenergy Conversion
  • Track 10-16Stump harvesting for bioenergy
  • Track 10-17Bioenergy feedstock
  • Track 10-18Quantitative assessment of bioenergy
  • Track 10-19Biocatalysis and bioenergy
  • Track 10-20Bioenergy crops and algae
  • Track 10-21Bioenergy cropping systems
  • Track 10-22Life cycle assessment of bioenergy system
  • Track 10-23Bioenergy for Agricultural Production
  • Track 10-24Photo bioreactors
  • Track 10-25Energy in biomass
  • Track 10-26From local fuel to global commodity

Biohydrogen is described as hydrogen produced biologically, most often by algae, bacteria and archaea. Biohydrogen is a potential biofuel attainable from both cultivation and from waste organic materials. Recently, there is a huge demand for hydrogen. There is no record of the production volume and use of hydrogen world-wide, however utilization of hydrogen was predicted to have reached 900 billion cubic meters in 2011.Refineries are large-volume producers and consumers of hydrogen. Today 96% of all hydrogen is extracted from fossil fuels, with 48% from natural gas, 30% from hydrocarbons, 18% from coal and about 4% by electrolysis. Oil-sands processing, gas-to-liquids and coal gasification projects that are existing, require a vast amount of hydrogen and is presumed to raise the requirement notably within the next few years. Environmental regulations administered in most countries, increase the hydrogen demand at refineries for gas-line and diesel desulfurization. A  significant future aspect of hydrogen could be as a replacement for fossil fuels, once the oil deposits are exhaustede. This application is however dependent on the advancement of storage techniques to enable proper storage, distribution and combustion of hydrogen. If the cost of hydrogen generation, distribution, and end-user technologies decreases, hydrogen as a fuel could be penetrating the market in 2020.Industrial fermentation of hydrogen, or whole-cell catalysis, requires a finite amount of energy, since fission of water is accomplished with whole cell catalysis, to reduce the activation energy. This permits hydrogen to be manufactured from any organic matter that can be copied through whole cell catalysis as this process does not rely on the energy of substrate.

  • Track 11-1Algal biohydrogen
  • Track 11-2Bacterial biohydrogen
  • Track 11-3Fermentative biohydrogen production
  • Track 11-4High-yield biohydrogen production
  • Track 11-5Enhancing biohydrogen production
  • Track 11-6Biohydrogen purification
  • Track 11-7Production of Hyderogen by Photosynthetic organisms
  • Track 11-8Emergency of the hyderogen economy

A biorefinery is a center that melds biomass conversion processes and equipment to manufacture fuels, power, heat, and chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery concept is parallel to today's petroleum refinery, which makes various fuels and products from petroleum. Biorefining is the sustainable conversion of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products and bioenergy. By producing various products, a biorefinery takes advantage of the various parts in biomass and their intermediates therefore maximizing the value acquired from the biomass feedstock. A biorefinery could, for instance, manufacture one or several low-volume, but high-value, chemical or nutraceutical products and a low-value, but high-volume liquid transportation fuel such as biodiesel.  At the same time generating electricity and process heat, by combined heat and power (CHP) technology, for its own use and perhaps adequate for sale of electricity to the local utility. The high-value products boost profitability, the high-volume fuel helps meet energy needs, and the power production aids to lower energy costs and minimize greenhouse gas emissions from conventional power plant facilities. Although some facilities prevail that can be called bio-refineries, the bio-refinery has yet to be fully accomplished. Future biorefineries may play a vital role in yielding chemicals and materials that are traditionally extracted from petroleum.

  • Track 12-1Types of biorefineries
  • Track 12-2Biorefining systems
  • Track 12-3Biorefining scheme from algal and bacterial protein sources
  • Track 12-4Integrated biorefinery
  • Track 12-5Lignocellulosic material in biorefinery
  • Track 12-6Valorization of Biorefinery
  • Track 12-7Biowaste biorefinery
  • Track 12-8Bio oil production
  • Track 12-9Chemical conversion in biorefinery
  • Track 12-10Risk management issues
  • Track 12-11Principles of biorefineries

Food versus fuel is the plight regarding the risk of distracting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the drawback of the food supply. The biofuel and food price debate concerns wide-ranging views, and is an abiding, controversial one in the literature. There is a conflict about the sense of the issue, what is creating it, and what can or should be rendered to remedy the situation. This intricacy and uncertainty is due to the wide number of concussion and criticism loops that can positively or negatively affect the price system. Furthermore, the relative strengths of these positive and negative impacts change in the short and long terms, and implicate delayed effects. The academic side of the debate is also obscured by the applicability of different economic models and competing forms of statistical analysis.

  • Track 13-1Biofuels impact on food security
  • Track 13-2Nonfood crops for biofuels production
  • Track 13-3Agricultural modernization and its impact on society
  • Track 13-4Food, fuel and freeways
  • Track 14-1Production of Biodiesel from Biomass
  • Track 14-2Production of Bioethanol from Biomass
  • Track 14-3Production of Biochemicals from Biomass
  • Track 14-4Production of Biogas from Biomass
  • Track 14-5Microbes and sustainable production of biofuel
  • Track 14-6Energy balance of biofuel production
  • Track 14-7Advances in biofuel production
  • Track 14-8Syngas from Biomass
  • Track 15-1Solar Energy
  • Track 15-2Wind Energy
  • Track 15-3Energy efficiency
  • Track 15-4Energy-from-waste
  • Track 15-5Renewable chemicals