World Refining & Fuels Conference (WRFC2007Rio)

Venue: Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Event Date/Time: Jun 05, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 07, 2007
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World Refining & Fuels Conference: Rio de Janeiro
International Success with Clean Fuels & Technology Advancements

Date: June 4, 2007 - June 6, 2007
Location: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers
Av. Niemeyer, 121-Leblon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Conference Program
June 4 | June 5 | June 6

June 4, 2007
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Conference Opening Reception

June 5, 2007
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Hart Energy Consulting, International Fuel Quality Center

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Frederico Kremer, Products Quality Manager, Petrobras

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Keynote Remarks: Investing in the Future: Petrobras' Vision for Clean Fuels

Introduction: Tammy Klein, Executive Director, Global Biofuels and Americas, International Fuel Quality Center

Paulo Roberto Costa, Downstream Director, Petrobras*

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote Remarks: Japan's New Energy Strategy and Challenges
Tommy Kudo, President, Japan Petroleum Energy Center (JPEC)

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Remarks: Liquid Fuels: Investing for the Next Decades

Introduction: Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Hart Energy Consulting, International Fuel Quality Center

Jean Sentenac, President & CEO, Axens

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Introduction by Tammy Klein
Keynote Address
Carmen Difiglio, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Delegate Lunch

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Future for Biodiesel
A panel of experts will exhibit cutting-edge technologies advancing biodiesel as we now know it, and public-private programs and pilot projects to implement the fuel.

Moderator: Nancy Checklick, Manager, Americas, Hart Energy Consulting

Miguel Almada, Secretariat of Agriculture, Farming and Fishing of Argentina
Dr. Eduardo Cavalcanti, RioBiodiesel Programme Coordinator, State of Rio de Janeiro
Andrea Pastorino, Infineum
Advancments in BioTechnology - The Future of Biofuels

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Refreshment and Networking Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Clean Diesel Trends in Latin America
With diesel trucks contributing to air pollution in Latin American cities, especially particulate matter and NOx, governments throughout the region, in cooperation with national oil companies, are setting new sulfur limits for diesel that will take effect in the next few years. Hear first-hand from the experts on this panel about the latest on clean diesel trends in Latin America, and what governments, refiners and other organizations are doing.

Moderator: Jack Peckham, Executive Editor, Diesel Fuel News
Experiences in Introducing Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel in the Americas
Sal Torisi, Criterion
Implementing ULSD in North America- One Year Later
Pankaj Desai, Albemarle
Global Distillate Trends in Fuel Specs and Effects on the Market
Terry S. Higgins, Director, Refining and Special Projects Hart Energy Consulting
Mr. Jean Louis Rapaud, Total*

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Tammy Klein, Executive Director, Global Biofuels & Americas, International Fuel Quality Center

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception
Sponsored by Petrobras

June 6, 2007
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Tammy Klein, Executive Director, Global Biofuels and Americas, International Fuel Quality Center

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Remarks: Successful Energy Policies in Latin America
The Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE, is the political and technical support organization that works on common efforts to develop and integrate the regional energy market. Hear an overview of the present and future region’s energy market, regulation, policies, integration, and development.

Introduction: Mariana Martin, Hart Energy Consulting, International Fuel Quality Center

Mauricio Garrón B., Director of Strategies and Projects, OLADE

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote Remarks

Introduction: Tammy Klein, Executive Director, Global Biofuels and Americas, International Fuel Quality Center

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Networking and Refreshment Break

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m "Distillates Fuels - New Developments in Marine and Jet Fuel Quality & Emissions"
- While air pollution from ocean-going vessels is a significant and rapidly growing source of damage to human health and welfare, limited progress has been made in the last 15 years to reduce these emissions and now ocean-going vessels now represent one of the largest anthropogenic sources of air pollution. This panel discussion will focus on policies and technologies to achieve cleaner marine fuel quality to reduce emissions, and address current developments within the International Maritime Organization. In the air, jet fuels emit 2-3% of all human-caused carbon dioxide emissions and nearly all the world’s emissions of nitrogen oxide, and may even be more environmentally harmful when burned at the high altitudes on long-haul flights. Trends in number of air travelers are "skyrocketing" with a forecast to double to more than 9 billion by 2025. Jet fuel providers, as well as aircraft producers and operators, are seeking cleaner jet fuel alternatives. This panel will present companies leading the way in new alternative (e.g. biofuel) and synthetic jet fuels.

Moderator: Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Hart Energy Consulting
Marine Fuel Quality Activities within Petrobras
Frederico Kremer, Petrobras
Anthony Kitson-Smith,
ExxonMobil UK*
Stan Seto,GE Aviation*
Air BP*

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Delegate Luncheon

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. New Gasoline Blends
Throughout Latin America and the entire world, gasoline is going through reformulations, changes in specifications, and introducing the blending of ethanol -- all in the aim of improving air quality and efficiency, and reducing costs. Understand these trends in gasoline through the eyes of the government, the refiners, and the private sector in this panel discussion.
Advancements in Low Sulfur Refining
Carlos Calvaca, Technical Development Manager, Dupont
Ethanol Developments in the U.S.
Michael McAdams, Executive Director Government Affairs, Hart Energy Publishing
Ron Jordan, Gulf Coast Marketing ManagerAir Products & Chemicals, Inc.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Sustainable Biodiesel
Moderator: Tammy Klein,
"Current Status & Issues with Brazil’s Federal Biodiesel Program" - Brazil's government recognizes that responsible and sustainable farming practices are crucial to developing feedstocks while protecting the Amazon rainforest. Hear about how the federal government's biodiesel programs address this environmental issue, as well as incorporate rural and economic development for many feedstock producing areas. Representatives from government agencies and private businesses dedicated to protecting the land and its inhabitants will demonstrate how this can be acheived while building a successful biodiesel industry.
Marie Antoinetta Souza, ANP

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Closing Remarks
Tammy Klein, Executive Director, Global Biofuels and Americas, International Fuel Quality Center



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