Bioenergy Australia Conference 2016
MERCURE BRISBANE, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
14 - 16 NOVEMBER 2016
Bioenergy Australia's premier bioenergy conference, Bioenergy Australia 2016 was a resounding success with an increase in numbers, exhibitors and sponsors. Bioenergy Australia would like to thank all those involved in making this year's event a huge success. Thank you to our Sponsors, our exhibitors, our speakers and our delegates.
We look forward to welcoming you to a Bioenergy Australia event in 2017 and of course to Bioenergy Australia 2017.
Bioenergy Australia 2016 was held at the Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, from Monday 14 November - Tuesday 15 November 2016 with a technical tour on Wednesday, 16 November.
The Conference was scheduled to link with the IEA Bioenergy EXCO Meetings that were held in Rotorua, New Zealand in the previous week. As a result, we were delighted to welcome several international speakers and delegates to our event representing over 20 countries.
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Presentations from Bioenergy Australia 2016 are available ONLY to those attending the Conference although as is traditional with the Bioenergy Australia Conference, some keynote presentations and IEA Bioenergy Presentations are freely available.
|DAY ONE: Monday, 14 November 2016|
|07:30 – 17:30||Registration Open|
|09:00 – 10:35||SESSION ONE: Day One Plenary – Framework for Bioenergy Chair: Colin Stucley, Chelsea Room|
|09:00 – 09:05||Welcome Colin Stucley, Chair of Bioenergy Australia & Stephen Schuck, CEO of Bioenergy Australia|
|09:05 – 09:20||Official Opening The Hon Mark Bailey MP, Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply|
|09:20 – 09:45||Queensland’s Biofutures Revolution Michael Burke, Department of State Development|
|09:45 – 10:10||Financing Bioenergy in Australia: Experience and Insights from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Henry Anning, Clean Energy Finance Corporation|
|10:10 – 10:35||ARENA’s Activities in Bioenergy Matthew Walden, ARENA|
|10:35 – 11:00||Morning Tea and Poster Presentations in the Exhibition Area|
|1100 - 1300||SESSION TWO: Day One Plenary – Bioenergy Perspectives Chair: Colin Stucley, Chelsea Room|
|1100 - 1120||Life Cycle GHG Assessments of Cellulosic Ethanol Concepts Jesper H Kløverpris, Novozymes, Denmark|
|1120 - 1140||*The Potential of Drop-In Biofuels and Biomass-to-Biojet in Particular (modified version available), John N Saddler, University of British Columbia, Canada|
|1140 - 1200||*Bioenergy in Austria Manfred Wörgetter, Bioenergy 2020+ GmbH, Austria|
|1200 - 1220||*Overview of Advances in United States’ Bioenergy Arena James J Spaeth, U.S. Department of Energy, Golden, United States of America|
|1220 - 1240||*The Role of Bioenergy in a Low Carbon Economy Kees Kwant, Chairman IEA Bioenergy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands|
|1240 - 1300||Prospects for Thermo-Chemical Conversion of Biogenic Resources in Australia Marc Stammbach, Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia|
|1300 – 14:00||Lunch and Networking – Exhibition and Posters in the Exhibition Area|
|NOTE - Presentations marked with ' * ' are IEA Bioenergy related.|
Presentations from the following sessions are available to delegates only given that there is a cost to attend the Conference:
- DAY ONE - SESSION THREE
- DAY TWO - SESSION FOUR
- DAY TWO - SESSION FIVE
- DAY TWO - SESSION SIX
- DAY TWO - SESSION SEVEN
- DAY TWO - SESSION EIGHT
Post the 2016 Conference, attending delegates will have received a direct link to these presentations.
If you would like access to any or all of the presentations and did not attend the conference, contact email@example.com for further details including costs and Terms and Conditions (note - BA Members received reduced rates on Conference Materials).
The National Team Leaders for Tasks 37, 38, 39, 42 and 43 each presented a Task Update at the Conference. ARENA funding contributes to the fees payable for Australia's participation in these Tasks. As such, the presentations made by the NTL's and other IEA Bioenergy task participants are openly provided below as follows:
- IEA Bioenergy Task 43 – Workshop on Mobilisation of Forest Biomass Supply Chains For Bioenergy, Biofuels And Bioproducts, Mark Brown, University of the Sunshine Coast
- Second Generation Biorefineries – Optimisation Opportunities And Implications For Australia, Geoff Bell, Microbiogen
- Bioenergy: Is It Good For The Climate?, Annette Cowie, NSW DPI
- Zambezi Biorefinery: “Pure” Glucose From 2nd Generation Feedstocks, Ed de Jong, Avantium Chemicals BV, The Netherlands
- Overview on Biorefining Activities in Austria, Michael Mandl, TBW Research, Austria
- Bioenergy Demonstration Projects In Canada: Lessons Learned, Key Factors For Success, Knowledge And Technology Gaps, Eric Soucy, Natural Resources Canada
- Corn Stover Value Chain: From Farm to Sugar, Murray McLaughlin, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
- IEA Bioenergy Review on the State of Technology of Algal Biofuels, James D. (Jim) McMillan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
- Biogas in the Circular Economy, Clare Lukehurst OBE, United Kingdom
- The Role Of Biogas In Supporting Intermittent Renewable Electricity, Jerry Murphy, University College Cork, Ireland
- Small Scale Waste To Energy – Drivers And Barriers, Inge Johansson, Energy and Bioeconomy, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Borås, Sweden
- IEA Bioenergy - Task 37 Energy from Biogas: Knowledge Sharing Opportunities For Australia During The 2016-2018 triennium, Bernadette McCabe, Nation Centre for Engineering in Agriculture, USQ
- Biomethane Market Potential - Opportunities And Challenges Ahead, Mattias Svensson, Energiforsk - Swedish Energy Research Centre, Malmö, Sweden
- Monitoring And Process Control Of Biogas Plants, Günther Bochmann, IFA Tulln - BOKU University, Tulln, Austria
- Resource Recovery Via Distributed Biogas Production, Saija Rasi, Natural Resources Institute Finland
- Long Term Strategies On Sustainable Biomass Imports In European Bioenergy Markets, Luc Pelkmans, VITO NV, Belgium.
- Advanced Liquid Biofuels Developments in the USA, James D. (Jim) McMillan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
- Overview On Advanced Biofuels Technologies, Dina Bacovsky, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria
- Management Of Inhibitors Of Biocatalysts In Biochemical Conversion Of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks, Leif J. Jönsson, Umea University, Sweden
- Integration of Licella's Cat-HTR into Canfor Prince George Pulp Mill, Steve Rogers, Licella Pty Ltd
Comparison of Biofuels Life Cycle Assessment Tools for Sugarcane Ethanol Assessment in Brazil, Antonio Bonomi, Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, Campinas, Brazil
- ABBA PRESENTATIONS
The ABBA Project (Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment Project) is an ARENA funded project and as such, the presentations relating to ABBA are also made widely available.
Australian Biomass for Bioenergy Assessment, with contributions from:
- Julie Bird, Rural Industries R&D Corporation
- Dave Rogers, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
- Mary Lewitzka, RenewablesSA
- Kelly Wickham, Sustainability Victoria
- Martin Moroni, Private Forests Tasmania
- Kelly Bryant, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
- Fabiano Ximenes, NSW Department of Industry
- Ana Belgun, Data61 CSIRO
- Rebecca Dengate, Data61 CSIRO
- Phil Hobson, Queensland University of Technology, Mohammad Reza Ghaffariyan, University of the Sunshine Coast
The following Posters were on display at Bioenergy Australia 2016:
POSTER COMPETITION WINNER 2016 - Congratulations to Jo-Anne Blinco, Wilmar, who won the Best Poster Competition and took away the $550 prize.
Thank you to our Event Sponsors and Trade and Services Exhibitors.
Platinum Sponsor - Department of State Development
Gold Sponsor - Beasley's / Putzmeister
|Silver Sponsor |||Silver Sponsor |||Silver Sponsor ||
|Conf. Dinner Sponsor |||Delegate Lanyard Sponsor |||Name Badge Sponsor ||
A Selection of photographs from the Conference are available below.
Articles and media coverage of the event included interviews and articles produced by some of our speakers:
“What is Australia’s biofuel future?”, Ed de Jong, Avantium and Geoff Bell, Microbiogen, Ecogeneration, 28 Oct 2016
"Biogas: The ugly duckling of Renewable Energy", Jason Hawley Finn Biogas, Inside Waste Magazine, 27 Oct 2016
"Is Australia ready for EfW?", Joyanne Manning, Arup, Inside Waste Magazine, 2 November 2016
“International biogas experts converge in Queensland”, Inside Waste Magazine, 3 November 2016.
IEA Bioenergy Task 42 - Biorefining Group Trip to Mackay - Daily Mercury - 'Fuelling a future for industry - bio-refiners visit pilot plant', 17 Nov 2016.
IEA Bioenergy Task 37 - Biogas Group visit to Toowoomba - "Talking Biogas", The Chronicle, 25 Nov 2016.
'Growing a sustainable biogas sector in Australia', Inside Waste Magazine (A/Prof Bernadette McCabe), 11 December 2016.
For more details what this space - http://www.bioenergyaustralia.org/pages/bioenergy-australia-2017.html
Bioenergy Australia 2016 included a technical tour of the following locations:
- Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (CSIRO)
- UQ Pinjarra Hills – Algal biofuels and solar biofuels
- XXXX Brewery Milton - Anaerobic digestion
- Ecotech Biodiesel Narangba
- Visy Gibson Island - Fluidised bed combustor/AD
Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (CSIRO)
UQ Pinjarra Hills - Algal biofuels and solar biofuels
XXXX Brewery Milton - Anaerobic Digestion
Visy Gibson Island - Fluidised bed combustor/AD
As part of Bioenergy Australia 2016 two of the five IEA Bioenergy Tasks in which Australia participates held their Annual Planning Meetings in Australia. Each Task Group was also able to combine the meeting with local site visits - IEA Bioenergy Task 37 - Biogas, visited Toowoomba while IEA Bioenergy Task 42 - Biorefining, visited Mackay.
- IEA Bioenergy TASK 37 - Biogas - Task Meeting in Toowoomba and visit to Oakey Beef Exports Anaerobic Digestor Plant
The Task 37 Group was hosted by the University of Southern Queensland National Cente for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA).
At the conclusion of the two day meeting Task 37 representatives had a tour the biogas facility at NH Foods Oakey Beef Exports (OBEX). OBEX, based in Queensland’s Darling Downs is one of Australia’s largest beef processing plants. It is an award winning, vertically integrated supply chain business which has implemented a number of innovative processes including the installation of an innovative-designed covered high rate anaerobic lagoon (COHRAL) to capture biogas from the plants wastewater which is used to replace natural gas in its boilers.
The Task 37 Group extends its thanks to all those who made their trip to to Toowoomba possible and for the great welcome they received there.
- IEA Bioenergy TASK 42 - Biorefining - Task Meeting in Mackay and Visits to local MacKay Bio Developments
The Task 42 Biorefining Group was hosted by the Department of State Development and Mackay Regional Council Economic Development Program. The Group visited the following local bio related locations:
- Wilmar Ethanol Distillery, Plane Creek Mill, Sarina - Wilmar Bio-Ethanol’s Distillery in Queensland produces 60 million litres of ethanol per year. The distillery produces ethanol (ethyl alcohol) by fermenting molasses, a by-product of sugar production. The biodunder produced is used as a liquid fertilizer rich in potassium used in Sarina, Mackay, Proserpine and the Burdekin. Bioethanol goes into: fuel; food and beverages; aerosols and cleaning products; pharmaceuticals, toiletries and cosmetics; printing; paints and surface coatings. https://www.wilmarsugarmills.com.au/about-us/our-mills.
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Biocommodities Plant, Racecourse Mill site, Mackay - The facility offers a unique pilot scale research and development infrastructure for the conversion of cellulosic biomass into renewable transport fuels and high-value biocommodities in an integrated bio refinery. The QUT Mackay Renewable Bio commodities Pilot Plant was established in 2010 with $3.1 million in funding from the Queensland Government.
The facility is located at the Racecourse Sugar Mill and tests the commercial viability of innovative products and processes within a factory setting. QUT Bio-commodities plant aims to link innovations in product and process development with the assessment of commercial viability to enhance the uptake of this technology in Australia. https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future- environments/facilities/mackay-renewable- biocommodities-pilot-plant.
- Mackay Sugar Cogen Plant at Mackay Sugar Ltd., Racecourse Mill, Mackay - 38 megawatt Racecourse Cogeneration Plant produces enough renewable energy to power about 30 per cent of Mackay. The plant is also reducing Queensland's greenhouse gas emissions by 200,000 tonnes equivalent carbon dioxide (CO2e) each year.
- Sugar Refinery, Sugar Australia, Mackay - Completed in 1994, Racecourse Refinery is Australia's newest and most advanced sugar refinery. The Racecourse Refinery can produce up to 420,000 tonnes per annum.
The refining process itself is conventional with the following main operations: affination, phosphatation and filtration, granular carbon decolourisation, crystallisation, centrifuging and drying. The Racecourse Refinery adds a final conditioning step to this conventional process. The factory is designed for continuous operation with only a few maintenance shutdowns each year.
Raw sugar for the refinery is sourced direct from the adjacent raw sugar mill and other surrounding mills during the cane crushing season (July to December) and retrieved from the Mackay Bulk Sugar Terminal during the non-crushing season (January to June).
The Task 42 Group extends its thanks to all those who made their trip to Mackay possible and for the great welcome they received in Mackay.
The following delegates attended the Bioenergy Australia 2016 Conference:
Post the Conference, if you have any queries, please direct them to:
Bioenergy Australia 2016 Conference Secretariat
c/o The Association Specialists Pty Ltd
PO Box 576
Crows Nest NSW 1585 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 9431 8600 Fax: +61 2 9431 8677