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TUESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2011
 
08:00 – 09:30
  Registration
     
09:30 – 10:00
  Welcome address by ICAO

Keynote speaker
     
10:00 – 10:30
  SETTING THE SCENE
   
  • ICAO’s role in facilitating the research, development and use of sustainable alternative fuels by aviation, as a result of the Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/09) held in 2009 and the 37th Session of the ICAO Assembly (2010)

    Ms. Jane Hupe (Chief, Environment Branch, ICAO)
     
  • ICAO Global Framework for Alternative Aviation Fuels (GFAAF):
    Developments since CAAF/09 and inclusion of sustainable alternative fuels in States Action Plan

    Mr. Ted Thrasher (Environment Officer, ICAO)

     
10:30 – 11:00
  Networking and refreshment break
     
11:00 – 12:20
  A VISION FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR AVIATION
   
  • Recent developments, and next steps (States)

    Mr. Gilberto Lopez Meyer (Director General, Airports and
       Auxiliary Services − ASA, Mexico)

    Dr. Lourdes Maurice (Executive Director Office of Environment and
       Energy (AEE-1), Federal Aviation Administration − FAA, United States)

    Ambassador Jorge Taunay (Represenative of Brazil on the
       Council of ICAO)

    Captain Aysha Al Hamili (Representative of the United Arab Emirates
       on the Council of ICAO)
     
12:20 – 12:30
  Questions and Answers
     
12:30 – 14:00
  Lunch Break
     
14:00 – 14:45
  A VISION FOR SUSTAINABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR AVIATION (CONT.)
   
  • Recent developments, and next steps (Organizations)

    Mr. Paul Steele (Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group −
       ATAG)

    Mr. Michael Hurd (Director of Environmental Strategy, Boeing)

    Ms. Victoria Junquera (Manager, Science & Technology,
       Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels − RSB)
     
14:45 – 15:00
  Question and Answer Period
     
15:00 – 15:30
  Networking and refreshment break
     
15:30 – 17:15
 

CONSORTIA

  – Mr. Philippe Novelli (Coordinator, ONERA/SWAFEA)

  – Mr. Richard L. Altman (Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative
     Fuels Initiative – CAAFI)
     “Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Defining and Implementing the Next Steps

  – Dr. Nicolas Jeuland (Head of Department Fuels and Lubricants at
     IFP New Energies in France, and member of the Alfa-Bird Steering Committee)

  – Mr. Guilherme Freire (Environmental Strategies Director Embraer and
     ABRABA Executive Director)

  – Mr. Joachim Buse (Deputy Chairman, Aviation Initiative for
     Renewable Energy in Germany, AIREG)

  – Ms. Linden Coppell (Head of Environmental Affairs, Etihad Airways,
     on behalf of the Masdar Institute Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium)
    “Saltwater tolerant biomass as source of aviation fuel –
     a way forward for Abu Dhabi?

     
17:15 – 17:30
  Question and Answer Period
WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2011
 
09:00 – 09:30
  QUALIFICATION
   
  • Qualification process
     
  • Fuel evolution and certification/approval process
     
  • Aviation fuels specifications
     
  • Relationship between fuels properties and engine performances

    Mr. Mark Rumizen (ASTM/Commercial Aviation Alternative
       Fuels Initiative, Aviation Fuels Specialist, CAAFI)
       “The Path to Qualification of Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels
     
09:30 – 09:45
  Question and Answer Period
     
09:45 – 10:15
  Networking and refreshment break
     
10:15 –11:45
  RESEARCH
   
  • New developments in research and qualification of sustainable alternative fuels
     
  • What has been done, what remains, progress measurement, and perspectives on the need for research
     
  • Short and medium-term – emerging feedstocks; long-term

    Dr. Jennifer Holmgren (Chief Executive Officer, Lanzatech)

    Mr. Frederic Eychenne (New Energies Programme Manager, Airbus)

    Dr. Delia Dimitriu (Manchester Metropolitan University – MMU-CATE)

    Mr. Jonathon Counsell (Head of Environment at British Airways/Solena)

    Dr. Fayette Collier (Project Manager, NASA’s Environmentally
       Responsible Aviation – ERA)

    Mr. Dirk Kronemeijer (Managing Director, SkyNRG)
     
     
11:45 – 12:00
  Questions and Answers
     
12:00 – 12:30
  DEPLOYMENT
   
  • Challenges in deploying alternative sustainable fuels
     
  • Commercialisation of sustainable alternative fuels and scaling up production of biofuels
     
  • Achievements, what remains and progress measurement
     
  • Infrastructural challenges related to global distribution
     
  • Distribution perspectives: farm, feedstock processor, refinery, airport (pipeline/tank)
     
    Mr. Jim Resoske (Vice President and General Manager of the
       Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at Honeywell's UOP)

    Mr. Thilo Zelt (Business Development Agent, Platform for
       Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Leuphana University Lüneburg)
     
12:30 – 14:00
  Lunch Break
     
14:00 – 15:30
  DEPLOYMENT (CONT.)
   
  • Challenges in deploying alternative sustainable fuels
     
  • Commercialisation of sustainable alternative fuels and scaling up production of biofuels
     
  • Achievements, what remains and progress measurement
     
  • Infrastructural challenges related to global distribution
     
  • Distribution perspectives: farm, feedstock processor, refinery, airport (pipeline/tank)

    Mr. Cesar Velarde (Observatory of Sustainability in Aviation – OBSA,
       SENASA, Spain), “European Roadmap

    Mr. John Plaza (President and CEO, Imperium Renewables)
       “Commercialization Path of Renewable Jet Fuels from the Biofuel
       Producer’s Perspective


    Mr. John Lo (General Manager HSSE, Operations & Technical,
       Shell Aviation) "Alternative Fuels – Practical Deployment Hurdles

    Mr. David White (Manager Sustainability & Climate Change,
       Virgin Australian Group of Airlines) “Sustainable aviation fuel
       road mapping study for the Australasian region


    Ms. Nancy Young (Vice President for Environmental Affairs,
       Air Transport Association of America – ATA)
       “Buying & Flying Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels –
       Deployment from an Airline Perspective


    Mr. Xavier Oh (Senior Manager Environment and ICAO Liaison, ACI)
     
15:30 – 15:45
  Question and Answer Period
     
15:45 – 16:15
  Networking and refreshment break
     
16:15 – 17:15
  PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION
   
  • Recent developments, experiences and plans: domestic and international

    Dr. Lourdes Maurice (Executive Director, Office of Environment and
       Energy (AEE-1), FAA, United States)
       “Domestic cooperative partnership programs for alternative aviation fuels

    Ms. Amy Bann (Director, Environmental Policy, Boeing)
       "Global and regional collaboration and partnerships"

    Mr. Philippe Novelli (ONERA/SWAFEA Coordinator)

    Mr. Cesar Velarde (OBSA-Spain) and Mr. Alejandro Ríos (ASA-Mexico)
       “Positive social impacts related to biofuels deployment –
       creating employment and development in rural areas
    "
     
17:15 – 17:30
  Question and Answer Period
THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2011
 
09:00 – 10:15
  LEGAL AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
   
  • Policies on biofuels
     
  • Availability of biofuels to aviation and incentives to market creation

    Ms. Jane Hupe (ICAO Secretariat Chief Environment Branch)

    Mr. Alejandro Rios (Director, Fuel Services, ASA, Mexico)

    Dr. Lourdes Maurice (Executive Director, Office of Environment and
       Energy (AEE-1), FAA, United States)

    Mr. Andy Kershaw (Manager, Environmental Policy,
       Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group − SAFUG)
     
10:15 – 10:30
  Question and Answer Period
     
10:30 – 11:00
  Networking and refreshment break
     
11:00 – 12:15
  ACCOUNTING, LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS, SUSTAINABILITY
   
  • Accounting
     
  • Life-cycle analysis
     
  • Sustainability

    Ms. Nancy Young (Vice President, Environmental Affairs, ATA)
       "The role that LCA and sustainability play in deployment of
       aviation alternative fuels


    Ms. Barbara Bramble (Chair of Steering Board of the Roundtable
       on Sustainable Biofuels, and Senior Advisor for National Wildlife
       Federation’s Climate and Energy Program)
       "RSB criteria, tools and certification process"

    Dr. Chris Malins (Clean Fuels Program Lead for the
       International Council on Clean Transportation)

    Mr. R. Stratton (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
       Massachusetts Institute of Technology − MIT)
      "The sources of variability present in life cycle GHG inventories
     
12:15 – 12:30
  Questions and Answers
     
12:30 – 14:00
  Lunch Break
     
14:00 – 16:00
  FINANCING ALTERNATIVE FUELS
   
  • Streamlining/harmonizing financial application process: banks’ case studies from States
     
  • Corporate and project financing for biofuels: current situation and future trends
     
  • Volatility in the market price of commodities, a risk and/or a threat to the feedstock, by-products and biofuels production and distribution chain
     
  • Insuring investments in sustainable biofuels: the scope and coverage of governmental and private insurance
     
  • Risks and opportunities in second generation biofuels investment: multilateral financial institutions; public funding; private banks

    Mr. Donald P. Schenk (President, ACA Associates, Inc.)

    Mr. Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho (Senior Energy Specialist,
       Energy Division, Inter-American Development Bank − IDB)

    Ms. Cindy Thyfault (President, Westar Trade Resources)

    Mr. Alejandro Zamorano (US Bioenergy Analyst,
       Bloomberg New Energy Finance)
     
16:00 – 16:15
  Questions and Answers
     
16:15 – 16:45
  Networking and refreshment break
     
16:45 – 17:00
  Workshop wrap-up