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Australian Clean Fuels Summit 2020

Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 15, 2020

The Australian Clean Fuels Summit will explore innovative policies and strategies to boost Australia’s biofuel industry and promote decarbonisation of the transportation industry – identifying how we can utilise a range of organic and inorganic waste streams to create low carbon, safe and renewable fuels for marine, aviation and road.  

It is a one of a kind event in Australia, an opportunity to highlight and explore the importance of biofuels to create a stronger and sustainable economy. The Summit will bring together local and international professionals across the policy, health, economics and climate sectors and Australian federal ministers.

The event will explore topics such as the health impact of transport emissions, potential economic benefit of a strong biofuels industry in Australia, the need for clean fuels to match low emission vehicles, the need for biofuels in decarbonisation of the aviation and marine sectors and how the globe is moving at a rapid pace towards these fuels.

Speakers at the Summit:

  • Dr John Hewson, Chair Bioenergy Australia
  • Gerard Ostheimer (USA), Managing Director, Below 50 – Global uptake of Biofuels and the opportunity for Australia
  • Michael Dwyer (USA), Chief Economist, U.S. Grains Council – The economic benefits of developing a domestic biofuels industry
  • Dr. Sadaf Sobhani (USA), Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Lab – The health impacts of traditional fossil fuels and the opportunity for clean fuels to drive improved health outcomes.
  • Phil Moore (Singapore), Neste Singapore – Neste developing new markets for clean fuels globally
  • Steve Rogers (AUS), Australian representative, International Energy Agency –Policy driving increased uptake of Biofuels across Europe
  • David Szymczak (AUS), Chief Operating Officer, United Petroleum – Producing and supplying Biofuels to market in Australia, the challenges and opportunities
  • Angela Gillham (AUS), Deputy CEO, Maritime Industry Australia – Emissions challenges faced by the global shipping industry and the need for zero carbon fuels to meet targets
  • Andrew Sellick (AUS), General Manager Sustainability, Virgin Australia – The role of renewable fuels for the aviation industry moving forward
  • Tony Weber (AUS), Chief Executive, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Australia – The need for clean fuels to support low emission vehicles in Australia

Speakers at the Parliamentary Cocktail Reception:

  • Dr John Hewson, Chair Bioenergy Australia
  • The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
  • The Hon. Mark Butler MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy


Oct 14, 2020
Oct 15, 2020


Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Ave
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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