aireg - Sustainable Aviation Fuel Conference 2019
17th and 18th of October 2019
Aviation is a growth industry. In the coming decades an increasing amount of people worldwide will choose airplanes for travel and transport. The aviation industry faces significant environmental and climate challenges. Combined with a limitedness of fossil feedstocks, it is imperative that aviation preemptively finds alternatives to kerosene used today. Synthetic fuels play an important role in this effort. The aim should be for manufacturers, airlines, airports and political entities to reach joint agreements on how synthetic aviation fuels can be produced and used in a competitive manner.
Kerosene from renewable energy sources is still a niche product in aviation today. One reason for this is that Kerosene cannot yet be produced at competitive costs. To further the market integration of alternative fuels for aviation, legislators must provide financial market introduction support. Current market and production conditions do not allow production at competitive prices to be expected in the coming years.
Our goal is to facilitate the development of sustainable, alternative fuels for the aviation market at comepetetive prices.
This topic will be the focus of discussions between 200 national and international leaders from politics, business and science.
Our partners are:
The conference is a two day international conference with 200 participants from, Europe, USA, Australia, Africa, Brazil, and India. The conference will be held in English and moderated by Cord Schellenberg, a journalist and aviation expert.
Format: Moderated panel discussions with keynote speeches and subsequent discussion including the conference topics.
You can find program changes under www.aireg.de/conference
(invited press only)
Steve Csonka, CAAFI Executive Director
N.N., DHL Group
Jürgen Ringbeck, CEO, Ricon GmbH
Martin Kaltschmitt, Vice-Chair, aireg
|Andreas Scheuer, Federal Transport Minister (invited)|
Deutsche Post/DHL (tbc)
|Panel Airports –|
Are they prepared?
Impulse: Hermann Blomeyer, Head of Environment, Munich Airport
Melinda Pagliarello, Director, Environmental Affairs, ACI-NA
Lena Wennberg, Manager Sustainability and Environmental, Swedavia (invited)
Jan Eike Hardegen, Deputy Head Environment Department, Hamburg Airport
N.N., Changi Airport
|15:20||Panel Agencies/Associations -|
The regulatory framework
Impulse: N.N., A4A
Jane Hupe, Chief Environmental Unit, ICAO (invited)
Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC
|16:20||Panel Airlines -|
The end-user perspective
Impulse: Kay Kratky, President, aireg
Aaron Robinson, Senior Manager Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, United Airlines (invited)
Juergen Wiese, Chairman of the Board, EBAA
Arja Suominen, SVP Communications and Corporate Responsibility, Finnair
Evening event – Moderator: Cord Schellenberg
Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Environment Ministry
Steffen Bilger, Part. State Secretary, Federal Transport Ministry (tbc)
|08:00||Welcome||Siegfried Knecht, CEO, aireg|
Moderator: Henrik Erämetsä, Vice-Chair, aireg
Peter Vanacker, CEO, Neste
Steve Csonka, Executive Director, CAAFI
|09:45||Panel Biomass/MSW -|
What aviation should take on today
Impulse: Bruno Miller, Managing Director, Fulcrum
Jenny Walther-Thoß, Speaker, "Sustainable Biomass", WWF
Henrik Wareborn, CEO, Velocys
Jonathan Male, Director Bioenergy Technologies Office, Department of Energy
Jackson Gerard, Director Biofuels Investment, Queensland (invited)
|11:15||Panel Power-to-Liquid: |
The most sustainable option?
Impulse: Christian Küchen, Director General, MWV
Arthur Heberle, VP Innovation, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Stefan Weber, Head of Technology and Design, MTU
Mark Misselhorn, Executive Director, Caphenia
|12:15||Panel Science/Research - |
R&T offers and possible breakthroughs
Impulse: Martin Kaltschmitt, Dean Process Engineering Faculty, TU Hamburg
Peter Pfeifer, Leader Gas and Multiphase Catalysis, KIT
Harry Lehmann, Head Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, UBA
Jonathan Holladay, Head Energy and Environment Directorate, PNNL
|14:15||Warming up||Siegfried Knecht, CEO, aireg|
|14:20||Panel Countries Strategies|
Impulse: Norbert Barthle, Parl. State Secretary, BMZ
Roman Breuer, Head of Business Development, Bauer Resources GmbH
|15:20||Future Perspective - |
Zero Emission Fuels?
|Manfred Aigner, President, aireg|
WHO WE ARE
aireg - Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organizations from industry, research and science.
The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, government organizations, non-governmental organizations and airports to airlines. The industrial members cover a broad international spectrum from start-ups to large corporations.
aireg e.V. and its members are the competence center for sustainable aviation fuels and the initiative for kerosene from renewable energies in Germany. With the international "Conference for sustainable aviation fuel 2019" we provide national and international participants and speakers a venue for exchange and networking.
WHAT WE DO
As a non-profit initiative, aireg e.V. is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry.
aireg e.V. is committed to climate and environmentally friendly aviation. With our members, we bundle know-how from many years of experience in industry, business and science in the field of aviation within and outside Germany.
Your contact for all press related inquiries and topics:
Melanie Form, Member of the Executive Board, General Manager of Operations aireg e.V.
aireg - Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V., Bundesratufer 10, 10555 Berlin, Germany
aireg - Sustainable Aviation Fuel Conference 2019
October 17, 2019 - 11:30 to 18:00 (includes subsequent evening event 18:50 // get-together // dinner)
October 18, 2019 - 08:30 to 15:45
Please register by 30.09.2019 at the latest. After registering via paypal (especially for credit card payments) or by entering your account details you will receive an invoice. After receipt of the participation fee you will receive your ticket via email, which entitles you to admission and participation.
After the event you will receive an access code to download the event documents.
To stay up to date with adjustments to the program please visit our website www.aireg.de/conference
- ends 22. August 2019
- from 23. August 2019
- for students*
*Students will only be admitted to the conference upon presentation of their valid student ID.
The participation fee must be transferred to the following bank account after registration and after receipt of the subsequent invoice.
aireg e.V. - Conference 2019
IBAN DE38 1004 0000 0210 2606 00
In the Conference-Hotel Novotel room allotments are reserved for you under the keyword "aireg-Conference" until finally august 21th 2019.
We also recommend the following hotels in the immediate vicinity.
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