Russian Biofuels Association

Russian National Biofuels Association promotes renewable fuels in Russia. To achieve its goals the Association works with various government and non-government stakeholders in Russian and neighboring countries. More...

International Congress & Exhibition "BIOMASS: Fuel & Power"
April 15-16, 2015 in Holiday Inn Lesnaya Hotel Moscow

Russian Biofuels Association is pleased to invite you to attend the International Congress "BIOMASS: Fuel & Power" and will be honored if you consider joining us in Moscow.

The event will be held on April 15-16, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya Moscow. The previous Congress gathered more than 200 senior executives from over 15 countries to discuss a variety of topics from feedstock to marketing of liquid and solid biofuels.


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Introducing speaker:

Sergey Dzhurinskiy, Director General of the Cluster Foundation for Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency, Bright Capital venture fund

Began working at Bright Capital in 2011. Prior to this position was Senior Investment Manager at the company. Has a 7-year-old entrepreneurial experience.
Before Bright Capital he was the director of development of innovative electronics distributor (2nd place in Russia in the industry), was a brand manager of one of the 5 largest producers of vitamins in Russia, he was a senior analyst in RUSNANO.

Presentation: Venture capital investments in the biofuel industry: status and prospects.

Introducing speaker:

Eugene NOVOZHILOV, professor, doctor of technical sciences, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, corresponding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences, the winner of the award named after MV Lomonosov.

Presentation: "Pulp and Paper Mill as biorefineries: Expanding list of products with high added value".

Introducing speaker:

Tim SCHULZKE, Group Manager Thermochemical Conversion, Department Biorefinery & Biofuels, Division Processes, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Presentation: "Ablative flash pyrolysis of straw - utilization pathways for pyrolysis condensates".

Introducing speaker:

Professor Eduard Akim
Member of the UN FAO Advisory Committee on Wood and Paper Products
Saint Patersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers
All-Russian Research Institute of Pulp and Paper Industry. 

Introducing speaker:

Raffaella SERRA, Business Development manager, Beta Renewables S.p.A.

Presentation: New technologies integrated biorefineries for the production of ethanol from agricultural wastes (straw). Practical experience of industrial plant with capacity of 80 million liters per year.


Comments of our past attendees: 


Martin Gürtler, Business Development Manager Biomass Conversion, Novozymes A/S

Daniel Cobelo, Senior Business Developer, Hamrick Engineering,  CelloFuel


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