While political debate has been raging for some years, the Biofuels industry in Australia has suddenly become big business with private and public investors now investing billions into new and extended production and biofuel technologies – despite tentative investor sentiment.
Independent petroleum companies have traditionally supported this industry but now the major petroleum companies are underwriting the rapid growth with uptake agreements for multi-million litres of biofuel.
The Australian Ethanol & Biodiesel conference will bring together the actual investors, operators, buyers and technologists that are getting on with it here and finally propelling us into catch-up mode with the rest of the world.
Hear from industry experts:
- Paul Prass, GM and CEO, Natural Fuel Australia Ltd
- Martin Earp, CEO, Australian Biodiesel Group
- Wayne Turner, CEO, Australian Biofuels
- Mark Bruton, CEO, Dalby Bio-Refinery
- Andrew Warton, MD, BlueDiesel
- Wayne Ferrell, CEO, Gull Petroleum
- Charles Wright, GM, Neumann Petroleum
- Paul Troja, GM, Rockdale Beef
- Paul Higgins, Principal, Emergent Futures
- David Lamb, Theme Leader, Low Emissions Transport, Energy Transformed Flagship, CSIRO
- Professor Peter Rogers, Emeritus Professor, Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of NSW
More information about The 2007 Australian Ethanol & Biodiesel Conference is available from Informa.
Who should attend this conference:
- Independent and major petroleum companies
- Ethanol and biofuel manufacturers
- Renewable energy suppliers
- Policy-makers and administrators from all levels of government
- Cane and grain growers and feedstock suppliers
- Engineering and construction companies
- Commercial fleet operators
- Investors, analysts and financial institutions
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Academics and researchers
- Important industry suppliers
Process Control for the Alternative Fuel Industry
This workshop will provide an introduction to advanced process control for the alternative fuels industry in Australia. Ethanol, biodiesel and alternative fuel manufacturers around Australia have a growing skills need for process control capabilities in their laboratory operations – for measuring methanol content and to meet biofuel specifications.
This training will be focused on the measurement processes within an enterprise, and will provide demonstrations of the following:
- Testing accuracy
- On-line testing materials for materials safety
- Basic and advanced instrumentation
- Process capability
Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of:
- The importance of accurate measurement and how this is achieved
- How measurement is performed and the different type of methodologies available – from simple to elaborate
- Process capability and how measurement can help control the process
- How to trouble-shoot
- An overview of the alternative fuel industry
About the workshop leader
Paul Schupina is an industrial chemist with a passion for the alternative fuels industry.
He is an experienced vocational trainer who also has many years of industry experience, including ten years in explosives manufacture. Paul now works with Wodonga Tafe and has specifically designed Process Control Training for the alternative fuels sector in Australia.
Workshop registration and details
- Venue: Sebel & Citigate Hotel, Brisbane
- 25 – 26 September 2007