Biofuels Use: engines, stationary and aviation applications

October, 22nd, 2020 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm (UTC - 03:00)

Although biofuels use is already well known, in recent times this technology is presenting interesting advances, with relevant gains in efficiency and performance. In this webinar these technologies will be reviewed, and a special focus will be given to the Brazilian automotive industry perspectives and the forthcoming use of hydrogen from biomass. This event will be the third of a series of on-line seminars that will bring an irrefutable vision of the BIOEN-FAPESP Program and its results in its five divisions: biomass, biofuels, biorefineries, engine and aviation applications, sustainability and impacts.


2:00pm – 3rd BIOEN Webinar Introduction

Rubens Maciel and Heitor Cantarella, BIOEN FAPESP - Moderators

2:05pm - Opening

Carlos Americo Pacheco – Executive Board Director of FAPESP

Luiz Eugenio Mello – Scientific Director of FAPESP

Glaucia Mendes Souza – Steering Committees for Special Programs - BIOEN Program / University of São Paulo (USP)

2:25pm - An overview of biofuels routes to power: options and perspectives
Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira – Steering Committees for Special Programs - BIOEN Program / University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

2:40 pm - Transport electrification with biofuels
Ricardo Simões de Abreu - Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineering (AEA)

2:55pm - Hydrogen from ethanol
Daniel Lopes - Hytron Energia e Gases Industriais
3:10pm - Questions & Answers

3:30pm - End of the 3rd BIOEN Webinar


Biofuels Technologies: the sustainability challenge

Aug 20th, 2020

The Biofuture Principles for post-Covid recovery: an agenda for Brazil

Aug 13th, 2020

Biomass and Sustainability

Jun 25th, 2020

Building Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains

Online Seminar Series, October 2020

Inclusive agricultural value chains hold the promise of improving the livelihoods of farmers, while offering commercial actors a reliable supply of high-quality raw materials and products. However, there are many uncertainties about how to organize inclusive agricultural value chains, especially because such value chains usually have a global set-up while the production of biomass takes place in widely diverging contexts. We understand agricultural value chains to include chains leading to food products, clothing, energy, and biobased applications.

This online event will bring scholars, policy makers and practitioners together to discuss various questions and issues regarding building inclusive agricultural value chains. It will take the shape of a seminar series in October 2020 with four sessions:

  • Tue. 6 Oct. 2020, 18–22 CET (12–16 NY time, 9–13 LA time)
  • Tue. 13 Oct. 2020, 18–22 CET (12–16 NY time, 9–13 LA time)
  • Tue. 20 Oct. 2020, 18–22 CET (12–16 NY time, 9–13 LA time)
  • Tue. 27 Oct. 2020, 18–22 CET (13–17 NY time, 10-14 LA time)

The first three sessions will consist of a public keynote lecture followed by a closed discussion of research papers. The fourth session will be a public event with a variety of program elements (to be announced). If you know of people in your environment who would be interested in participating, please let them know! Registration is now open, see aanmelder.nl/inclusive-agricultural-value-chains/register.