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TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2009
 
Revised, 20/02/09
08:00 - 09:30
Registration
   
09:30 - 09:45

ICAO Welcome
ICAO Secretary General:
Dr. Taïeb Chérif

Keynote speaker: Mr. Lew Fulton, International Energy Agency (IEA)

   
09:45 - 10:15

1. Setting the scene

Topics
A. ICAO’s role and Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) activities (Working Group 3) with regard to alternative fuels
 
  • Jane Hupe, Chief Environment Unit
   
10:15 - 10:35
COFFEE BREAK
 
   
10:35 - 12:15

1. Setting the scene (cont.)

Topics
B. Alternative Fuels: Why do we need them?
 
  • John P. Heimlich, Air Transport Association (ATA)
  • Paul Steele, Air Transport Action Group (IATA/ATAG)
  • Dan Rutherford, International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA), International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
   
C.

Alternative Fuels: What are the benefits from them?

 
  • Richard Altman, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)
   
12:15 - 14:00
Lunch Break
 
   
14:00 - 15:20

2. Overview of potential options for alternative fuels

Moderator: Richard Altman, CAAFI

Topics
A. Short term: Coal to liquid - Fischer Tropsch experience to date
 
  • Piet Roets, Sasol
   
B. Short term: Gas to liquid
 
  • Mohammed Al. Sobai, Qatar Fuel - Woqod
  • Captain Chris Schroeder, Qatar Airways
  • Philippe Fonta, Airbus
   
15:20 - 15:40
COFFEE BREAK
 
   
15:40 - 17:00 2. Overview of potential options for alternative fuels (cont.)
   
 
Topics
C. Short term: Biomass to liquid
 
  • Paul Bogers, Shell Aviation
   
D. Short to medium term
 
  • Leah Raney, Continental Airlines
  • Bill Wason, CO2 Star
   
17:00 - 17:15
Questions and Answers
 
   
WEDNESDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2009
   
09:00 - 10:30

2. Overview of potential options for alternative fuels (cont’d)

   
 
Topics
E. Medium term: Biofuels (e.g. hydrotreated renewable jet-from multiple organic feedstocks)
 
  • Jennifer Holmgren, UOP
  • Yasunori Abe, Japan Airlines
   
F. Medium term: Algae
 
  • Brian Goodall, Sapphire Energy
   
G. Long term: Liquefied gaseous fuels; liquid methane; hydrogen
 
  • Fayette Collier, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
H. Long term: Overview on the Brazilian Feedstock
 
  • Mauro Rocha, Petrobras
   
10:30 - 10:40
Questions and Answers
   
10:40 - 11:00
COFFEE BREAK
 
   
11:00 - 12:30

3. Challenges to development and deployment of alternative fuels

Moderator: Ebad Jahangir, ICAO Secretariat

 
Topics
A.

Research and Development
(What has been done; what remains; progress measurement - views on need for research)

European Union's view:

 
  • Doris Schröcker, European Commission
B. United States' view:
 
  • Lourdes Maurice, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
C.

Manufacturer's view (EMBRAER):

 
  • Alexandre Tonelli Filogonio, EMBRAER
D. Manufacturer's view (Airbus):
 
  • Philippe Fonta , Airbus
   
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
 
   
14:00 - 15:30

3. Challenges to development and deployment of alternative fuels (cont’d)

Moderator: Tetsuya Tanaka, ICAO Secretariat

   
 
Topics
E. Overview of the fuel evolution and certification process:
 
  • Mark Rumizen, CAAFI
F. Aviation fuel specifications in context
 
  • Ravin Appadoo, Consultant
G. Overview of the relationship between fuel properties and engine performance: Discussion about engine components:
 
  • Nader Rizk, Rolls Royce, to represent engine manufacturers
   
15:30 - 15:50
COFFEE BREAK
 
   
15:50 - 17:00

3. Challenges to development and deployment of alternative fuels (cont’d)

Moderator: Tetsuya Tanaka, ICAO Secretariat

   
 
Topics
H.

Environmental assessments/initiatives (life cycle assessment, air quality measurement; international initiatives):

 
  • Nancy Young, Air Transport Association (ATA)
  • Lourdes Maurice, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Chris Wilson, University Sheffield, Omega
   
17:00 - 17:15
Questions and Answers
 
THURSDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2009
   
09:00 - 10:10

3. Challenges to development and deployment of alternative fuels (cont’d)

Moderator: Ted Thrasher, ICAO Secretariat

   
 
Topics
I.

Infrastructure challenges with global distribution (pipeline/tank farm perspective; airport distribution):

 
  • Paul Bogers, Shell Aviation
  • Piet Roets, Sasol
  • Hortencia Barton, American Airlines
  • Xavier Oh, Airport Council International (ACI)
   
10:10 - 10:30
COFFEE BREAK
 
   
10:30 - 12:20

4. Initiatives to promote cooperation

Moderator: ICAO Secretariat

 
Topics
A.

Examples (CAAFI, IATA initiatives; cooperation within government- e.g. United States experience/plans, European Union experience /plans, Brazil, South Africa, etc. ):

 
  • Doris Schröcker, European Commission
  • Ancelmo de Gois, Brazil
  • Richard Altman, CAAFI
  • Michel Baljet, IATA
  • Dale Smith, Boeing
   
12:20 - 12:30

5. Workshop wrap up

Folasade Odutola, Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

   
12:30 - 12:40 Official launch of the Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels
 
  • Mr. Jalal Haidar, Representative of the United Arab Emirates on the Council of ICAO