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2nd International Conference on Biofuels Standards

Standards and Measurements for Biofuels: Facilitating Global Trade

19-20 March 2009, Brussels

The Conference was organised by the Directorate General for Energy – European Commission (DG TREN/D2), in close collaboration with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Brazilian Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normalização e Qualidade Industrial (INMETRO). The objectives of the Conference were to examine the achievements reached by the Tripartite work on biofuels standards and report on the progress achieved after the publication of the White Paper on Internationally Compatible Biofuels Standards (see http://ec.europa.eu/energy/renewables/biofuels/doc/standard/white_paper_icbs_final.pdf pdf ). On the second day two informative sessions described

Opening speeches

  • Christopher Jones, Director DG TREN, European Commission
  • Christopher Murray, Charge d'Affairs US Mission to the EU
  • Ricardo Neiva Tavares, Ambassador, Mission of Brazil to EU

Session 1a: The Tripartite White Paper and the developments regarding global fuel specifications

Chair: Stefan Tostmann, DG TREN, European Commission

Rapporteur:Ellyn Beary, NIST,US

Session 1b: The Tripartite White Paper and the developments regarding global fuel specifications

Chair: Kyriakos Maniatis, European Commission, DG TREN

Rapporteur:Noel Gurwick, U.S. Department of State

Session 2: NMI Activities: Reference Materials, Reference Methods and Support for PT programs

Chair: Humberto Brandi pdf - 196 KB [196 KB] , INMETRO, Brazil

Rapporteur:Noel Gurwick, U.S. Department of State

Session 3: Industry needs, Producers & Distributors

Chair:Henry Joseph Junior, ANFAVEA, Brazil

Rapporteur: Ortwin Costenoble, NEN, NL

Session 4:  Test Methods & Global Reference Fuels

Chair:Sonia Maria Cabral de Menezes, Petrobras, Brazil

Rapporteur:Michel van Son, VSL, NL

Session 5: Global Specifications, Cat. B,  Glossary & Definition

Chair:Donna Hoel, ExxonMobil,US

Rapporteur:José Felix da Silva, ÚNICA, Brazil

Session 6: Informational Update – Current status of Renewable and Low CarbonFuel Initiatives

Chair:Manuela Buchgraber, European Commission, DG JRC

Rapporteur: Ileana Martinez, NIST, USA

Session 7: Informational Update – Status of Global developments to Measure Sustainability

Chair:Willie May,NIST, US

Rapporteur:Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho, Fed. University of RJ/Inmetro, Brazil

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