European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

OECD event: Present and future policy for bio-based production

img
Organizer OECD
Expected End Users/Attendees Scientists, policymakers, industrial representatives OPEN TO ANY DELEGATE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ITFor more information, please contact Dr James PHILP at James.PHILP@oecd.org

For participating in the event, please communicate your interest in it by writing to James.PHILP@oecd.org by September 12, 2014.

Venue, date and time Thursday October 9th, 2014 - 14:15-18:00
Concept and Objectives We wish to explore two topics:1. The Level Playing Field: Redressing the balance of public policies between bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based materials2.  Replacing the oil barrel: An early look at the prospects for bio-based production to gradually replace fossil-based production

 

Agenda

OECD workshop on Present and future policy for bio-based production

9 october 2014 – Turin, italy

(A SATELLITE EVENT OF THE THIRD BIOECONOMY STAKEHOLDERS’ CONFERENCE,
8-9 OCTOBER 2014)

Introduction

The OECD is running a satellite workshop at the Third Bioeconomy Stakeholders Conference on 8-9 October 2014 in Turin. The workshop is from 14:15 to 18:00 on 9 October.  It is intended to that there will 2 short sessions at the workshop:

  1. “Replacing the Oil Barrel”, an early look at the prospects for bio-based production to gradually replace fossil-based production.
  2. Redressing the balance of public policies between bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based materials (“The Level Playing Field”)

Draft Agenda

14:15-14:30 Brief introduction to the workshop – Jim Philp, OECD Secretariat
14:30 – 15:45 Session 1: Replacing the oil barrel
14:30 – 14:55 Bio-based production – Italian success stories beyond ethanol Francesco Degli Innocenti, Manager, Ecology of Products and Environmental Communication, Novamont, Italy
14:55 – 15:20 Bio-based chemicals production in Brazil – beyond ethanol Jose-Vitor Bomtempo, Professor,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15:20 – 15:45 Bio-based chemicals at Bazancourt-Pomacle Pierre-Alain Schieb, Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy, NEOMA Business School, France
15:45 – 16:15 – COFFEE BREAK
16:15 –17:30 Session 2: The Level Playing Field

16:15 – 16:40 Strategies for a re-think of the policy framework for the bio-based economy Michael Carus, Managing Director, nova-Institüt, Germany

16:40 – 17:05 Recent changes in US policy that favour bio-based chemicals production in the US Harry Baumes, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, United States Department of Agriculture, United States

17:05 – 17:30 The Bio-based Industries Consortium PPP and a focus on higher added-value Dirk Carrez, Managing Director, Clever Consult, Belgium

17:30 – 18:00 Open Discussion

 

In the open discussion the two sessions will be discussed together. The sessions are naturally connected – the eventual replacement of the oil barrel will necessitate integrated biorefining, which means that public policy has to be supportive of bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based materials production to prevent the favour of one sub-sector compared to others. Participants will be asked to focus on the public policies to make this happen.

 

Details of presentations. Each speaker is asked to prepare a presentation for a duration of 20 minutes, which will be followed by 5 minutes of questions for clarification only. Other questions can be reserved for the Open Discussion session from 17:30 – 18:00.