Developing a sustainable aviation industry in Ethiopia and beyond.
RSB partners with Boeing to lead the sustainable development of aviation biofuels in Africa
Location: Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018
Time: Full day (09h00 – 17h00)
Agenda: Download here
In a first for the continent, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this not-to-be-missed summit will bring together local, regional and international leaders from the aviation industry and government who are driving the development of a sustainable aviation biofuels in the region.
The summit will provide an overview of aviation biofuels, and share global experience and best practice. It will also provide a practical platform for the exchange of knowledge on feedstock opportunities and biofuel production, while strengthening local, regional and global co-operation. We will work together to uncover research and development potential for aviation biofuels in Ethiopia.
With experts joining us from the aviation industry and across the biofuel production supply chain, this practical and extensive forum aims to help unlock the doors of sustainable biofuel production in Africa. Speakers from organisations including International Air Transport Association (IATA), The Boeing Company, SkyNRG, and Lanzatech will share global best practice and their own experiences – exchanging knowledge and the potential for the development of a truly sustainable aviation industry in the region – as well as discussing both regional and global market trends, drivers, technologies and policies. The RSB and WWF South Africa will provide insight and expertise on sustainability and feedstocks – key for the emergence of aviation biofuel technologies.
Global and regional aviation biofuel markets; policy and market drivers; conversion technologies; feedstock assessments; sustainability considerations such as food security; Ethiopian industrial and biofuel strategies.
Who is attending?
Ethiopian and East African government and industry representatives; regional and global airlines; industry organisations and civil aviation authorities; private and public investors; researchers; social and environmental NGOs; the African Union, UN, FAO and other international organisations active in the region.
Organisations include: The Boeing Company; Abyssinia Flight Services; Addis Ababa University; CEO Group; Cepheus Growth Capital Partners; Development Bank of Ethiopia; Ethiopian Airlines; Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute; Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research; Ethiopian Investment Commission; Ethiopian Mineral, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation; European Union; FAO; Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services; Lanzatech; Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change; Ethiopian Ministry of Industry; Ethiopian Ministry of Mining, Petroleum and Natural Gas; National Airways; Population Health and Environment East Africa; SkyNRG; Sunchem; UNEP; UNIDO; Wolkite University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and WWF
|08h00 – 08h30||REGISTRATIONS|
|08h30 – 08h45||Welcome by the facilitator|
|08h45 – 09h00||Welcome by the RSB||Rolf Hogan, Executive Director, RSB|
|09h00 – 09h15||Keynote address from the Ethiopian Ministry of Industry||H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, State Minister of Industry|
|09h15 – 09h30||Keynote address from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mining, Petroleum and Natural Gas||H.E. Dr Koang Tutlam, State Minister of Mining, Petroleum and Natural Gas|
|PART I: SETTING THE CONTEXT|
|9h30 – 9h50||Aviation biofuels: a global overview and the importance of sustainability leadership||Elizabeth Wood, Regional Director Environmental Strategy & Integration, The Boeing Company|
|9h50 – 10h10||Social and environmental sustainability consideration in aviation biofuels||Arianna Baldo, Africa Representative, RSB|
|10h10 – 10h30||Q&A Part I|
|10h30 – 10h50||Coffee break|
|PART II: TECHNICAL AND FEEDSTOCK|
|10h50– 11h10||Overview of current bio jet fuel initiatives, approved pathways, and feedstock solutions||Oskar Meijerink, Business Development Manager, SkyNRG|
|11h10 – 11h30||Assessment of RSB-compliant biofuel potential in Sub-saharan Africa: special focus on Ethiopia||Tjaša Bole-Rentel, Energy Economics and Policy Specialist, Policy Futures Unit, WWF SA|
|11h30 – 11h50||Sugarcane ethanol in Ethiopia||Endawek Abite, CEO, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation|
|11h50 – 12h10||Profitability and scalability in the sustainable aviation fuel space: the case of Solaris Tobacco||Samantha Hampton, Business Development and Sustainability, Sunchem|
|12h10 – 12h30||Q&A Part II||Facilitator|
|12h30 – 14h00||LUNCH|
|PART III: MARKET AND POLICY|
|14h00 – 14h20||The Ethiopian biofuel strategy||Michael Gessese Tesema, Director of the Biofuel Development Coordination Directorate, Ministry of Mining, Petroleum and Natural Gas|
|14h20 – 14h40||The importance of fuel supply for a fast-growing airline: the case of Ethiopian Airlines||Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines|
|14h40 – 15h00||Commercialising bio jet fuel globally and in Africa: challenges and opportunities||Dr Laurel Harmon, VP Government Relations, Lanzatech|
|15h00 – 15h20||Q&A Part III||Facilitator|
|15h20 – 15h40||Coffee break|
|15h40 – 16h20||Panel discussion: creating an enabling environment for investment through policy and market drivers||Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, Ministry of Mining Petroleum and Natural Gas, SkyNRG, Boeing, WWF, Lanzatech|
|16h20 – 16h30||Closing remarks: Next steps||Arianna Baldo, Africa Representative, RSB|
|16h30 – 18h00||NETWORKING COCKTAIL AT THE ATRIUM|