Day 2 :
José Marques is CEO at IncBio. Following a course in Economics, in the Faculty of Economics in the University of Porto, and after working in two different sectors, he created Incbio in 2006. Focusing on sustainability, his work has been mostly on recycled feedstock. To achieve the best results, he concentrated IncBio’s work in new technologies, using solid catalyst, dry wash resins, and mainly Ultrasonic Reactors. He currently resides in Porto, Portugal.
Oil Extraction Efficiency is the % of oil extracted from the total oil available in the total mass, of any feedstock. In the soybean oil industry, efficiency is approximately 95%. In the rapeseed industry, efficiency is approximately 98,5%. In the palm oil industry, efficiency is close to 50%! It is, without a question, the industry with the worst Oil Extraction Efficiency of any oil industry, and it represents an unbelievable waste, which has taken a big toll on the environment. With the increase of demand of palm oil in the last decade, for many different industries, the industry has been focusing on plantations, cutting or burning tropical forests, to produce more palm oil. But efficiencies have only marginally increased. IncBio’s technology has been under development for more than 5 years, and it has been industrially implemented for 2 years. After the first year of learning from issues that were not expected, the plant has been running for a year with and OER (Oil Extraction Rate) above 25%, when the national average for Malaysia is 20,1%. This represents an Oil Extraction Efficiency of 62,5%, or an increase of 25% over the current technology. While there is still a lot of possibilities for growth, this represents a major step in an industry that is known for hurting the environment. This can actually increase palm oil production by 25%, maintaining the same plantations, without cutting or burning any more trees.
Sustainability Tribe, UAE
Time : 10:10-10:50
AmrutaKshemkalyani is graduated with Bachelor of Mechanical engineering and is accredited professional of USGBC LEED green buildings & Abu Dhabi UPC’s Estidama rating system. She has worked as Sustainability Consultant & Project Manager on numerous sustainable development projects in UAE & Qatar over last 10 years. Since past 8 years she is raising sustainability & environment awareness in UAE by using her expertise through her website www.SustainabilityTribe.com. She has developed sustainability policies for few organizations, set up sustainability departments & is UAE’s top sustainability influencer/advocate. She also works as an Eco-educator & has started #ZeroWasteUAE campaign in 2017.
Average person in UAE generates 5.4kg of waste a day. Food waste in UAE is also significant high. Food waste increases even higher during holy month of Ramadan every year. Rate of waste recycling & composting of organic waste in UAE is so low that most of the waste gets dumped in landfills which add to more emissions. The statistics of waste generated in UAE will be presented which is sourced from Federal statistics authority of UAE. There is huge potential of bio-energy & bio-fuels in UAE, which is still untapped. During presentation current state of UAE’s bio-fuel & bio-energy will be discussed which will include government & private initiatives. Also market gaps in bio-fuel sector in UAE will be discussed to get the idea of future potential in the sector of bio-fuel & bio-energy.
Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Pakistan
Keynote: Fuels, biofuels, bioenergy, energy efficiency, clean technology and sustainability which is the most powerful tool for reducing global Poverty and hunger in the Developing Countries of the World like South Asia
Time : 11:10-11:40
Muhammad Usman, Former Director General of Agricultural Research System, Government of Pakistan who retired from service after a spotless career of about 35 years with senior level experience on research and development of integrated agricultural industries with regard to livestock and dairy development, poultry, aquaculture and apiculture, sustainable agricultural production system, fruits and vegetable, seed production, biofuels, biomass and bioenergy. Usman is basically an agricultural scientist with specialization of agricultural/ chemistry working as plant breeder with regard to the yield and quality of various agricultural crops, released several varieties, presented and published research papers on crops and renewable energy in the different conferences like Geneva. Usman established “Prominent Agro Based Industries SDN BHD” in Malaysia and “Foundation for Rural Development in Pakistan”, with primarily aims to work on integrated agricultural project for Rural Development through improvement in agriculture for rehabilitation of affected area.
The role of fuels, biofuels, renewable fuels, bioenergy, energy efficiency, clean technology and sustainability were studied on the production of agriculture, agricultural industry which create income, generate employment and subsequently reduced the poverty in the developing countries of the world particularly South Asia. Fuels are any materials that store potential energy in forms that can be practicably released and used for work or as heat energy. Biofuels can be broadly defined as solid, liquid, or gas fuel consisting of, or derived from biomass. Similarly, biomass can also be used directly for heating or power-known as biomass fuel.Renewable fuels are fuels produced from renewable resources. Examples include: biofuels. Biomass- is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms which is biomass as a resource for making energy, it most often refers to plants or plant-based materials which is not used for food or feed and are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. Energy efficiency means using less energy to provide the same level of energy. For example, a compact fluorescent bulb is more efficient than a traditional incandescent bulb as it uses much less electrical energy to produce the same amount of light. Sustainability could be defined as an ability or capacity of something to be maintained or sustain itself. If any activity is said to be sustainable, it should be able to continue for aver. Keeping in view the importance of biofuels, bioenergy, energy efficiency and clean technology which create income, generate employment, economical growth social development and subsequently to improve the daily lives for reducing global poverty and hunger in the developing countries of the world particularly South Asia. It was further reported that fuels, biofuels and bioenergy is the most powerful tools for reducing poverty in the world.