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2a RCN Conferencia Panamericana sobre
Sustentabilidad  en Biocombustibles y Bioenergía 
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Septiembre 13-16, 2016

La 2da Conferencia Panamericana sobre Sustentabilidad en Biocombustibles y Bioenergía es co-organizada en conjunto por  AAIQ (Asociación Argentina de Ingenieros Químicos) , AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineer) , IFS (Institute for Sustainability), SBE y el PanAmRCN (RCN-SEES for Pan American Biofuels and Bioenergy Sustainability). Esta importante reunión contará con la presencia de destacados expertos del país e internacionales y el especial apoyo de la NSF (National Science Foundation - USA).

Plaza de Mayo - Cabildo
Puente en Puerto Madero
Calle Caminito (La Boca)
Obelisco de Buenos Aires




4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Opening Ceremony

Conference Chair: 
David Shonnard – Michigan Technological University, USA

Conference Co-Chair: 
Jorge Hilbert – INTA, Argentina

Conference Organizer:  
Oscar Pagola – AAIQ, Argentina

Conference Organizer:  
Darlene Schuster – AIChE, USA
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Plenary Talk

Getting Bioenergy to Scale–Sustainably

Dale, Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences, Michigan State University
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Ministerial Opening Lecture

A Political View from Different Perspectives

Juan José Aranguren – Minister of Energy and Mining
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Welcoming Reception

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Session 1: Biomass crops & residues (food, water use, biodiversity, and ecosystem implications) / (Biomasa proveniente de cultivos y residuos (alimentos, uso del agua, biodiversidad e implicancias sobre los ecosistemas)
Jorge Hilbert – INTA, Argentina
Márcia Moraes – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
8:30 AM- 8:50 AM
How to Deal with Environmental Aspects of Biofuels and Bioenergy with a Systemic Perspective
Jorge Hilbert – INTA
8:50 AM- 9:10 AM
Bioenergy to Feed the World While Supporting Climate Goals
Keith Kline – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:10 AM- 9:30 AM
CONAE Missions: A Source of Data for Remote Sensing of Biomass
Laura Frulla – CONAE
9:30 AM- 9:50 AM
The Impact of Future Climate and Socioeconomic Changes on Irrigated Sugarcane Production Area and Water Demand Curves of the Main Irrigation Users in the Catchment Area of the São Francisco River in Northeastern Brazil
Márcia Moraes – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
09:50AM-10:10 AM
Decision Support for the Management of Water Resources at Sub-Middle of the São Francisco River Basin in Brazil Using Integrated Hydro-Economic Modeling and Scenarios for Land Use Changes Due to Increasing Biofuel Production
Gerald Souza da Silva and Márcia Moraes – Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
10:10 AM- 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  
Session 2: Innovative biomass conversion technologies and implications on sustainability (Tecnologíaspara conversión innovativa de biomasa e implicancias sobre la sustentabilidad)
Mark Wright – Iowa State University, USA
Carlos Querini – Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
11:00 AM– 11:25 AM
Prediction of Thermochemical Conversion of Wine Industry Solid Wastes Based onThermogravimetric Analysis Prediction of Thermochemical Conversion of Wine Industry Solid Wastes Based on Tgravimetric Analysis
Maria Saffe Pinto – Universidad Nacional de San Juan
11:25 AM – 11:50 AM
Enzimatic Processes Development for Oil Degumming Residues Utilization
Laura Pisarello – Instituto de Investigaciones en Catálisis y Petroquímica - Carlos Querini – Universidad Nacional del Litoral
11:50 AM –12:15PM
Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass: The Case Study of Spartina Argentinensis
Emiliano Jozami – UNR
12:15 PM –12:40 PM
Techno-Economic Analysis of Novel Biomass Thermochemical and Electrochemical Energy Systems
Mark Wright – Iowa State University
12:40 PM –1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Session 3: Foundations: A key partner in climate mitigation and biofuel sustainability / Fundaciones: Un socio clave para la mitigación del clima y la sustentabilidad de los biocombustibles
José María Fumagalli – Asociación Argentina de Ingenieros Químicos (AAIQ), Argentina
Damiana Serafini – Biocombustibles Sustentables Argentina S.A. (BSA), Argentina
2:30 PM –3:20 PM
Rountable 1 - Socio-Environmental
Presided over by Damiana Serafini
SDGs and Businesses: Cases in Bioenergy/ ODS y Empresas: Casos de Bioenergía
Miguel Nuñez – Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CEADS) (Argentine Entrepreneurial Council for Sustainable Development)

Bioenergy Sustainability Indicators in Argentina/ Indicadores de sustentabilidad de la bioenergia en Argentina
Agustina Branzini – Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) (Asociación Mundial de la Bioenergia)

The role of biofuels and bioenergy on social development/ El rol de los biocombustibles y la bioenergia al alcance del desarrollo socieconómico
Marina Yesica Recalde – Fundacion Bariloche - CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) (Bariloche Foundation-The National Scientific and Technical Research Council)
3:20 PM –4:30 PM
Rountable 2 - Business-Environmental
Presided over by Jose Maria Fumagalli
Bioenergy and Biofuels Derived from Corn/ Bioenergías y biocombustibles a partir de maíz
Germán Di Bella – Asociación Argentina de Productores en Siembra Directa (AAPRESID) (Argentine No Till Farmers Association)

3:30PM 3:40PM
Biofuels and Sustainability Demands/ Los Biocombustibles y las Demandas de Sustentabilidad
Gustavo Idigoras – Camara Argentina de Biocombustibles (CARBIO) (Argentine Chamber of Biofuels)

Responsible Certification of Soy/ Certificación de Soja Responsable
Daniel Kazimierski – Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) (Mesa Redonda-Soja Responsible)

Sustainability and Chemical Engineering: a Feasible Path in Argentina/ Sustentabilidad e Ingenieria Quimica: un Camino Factible en Argentina
Francisco Decono – Asociación Argentina de Ingenieros Químicos (AAIQ) and Consejo Profesional de Ingeniería Química (CPIQ)

Responsible Care: A Path Towards Sustainability/ Cuidado Responsable: Un Camino Hacia la Sustentabilidad
Jorge de Zavaleta – Camara de La Industria Quimica y Petroquimica (CIQyP) (Chamber of Chemical and Petrochemical Industry)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Rapid Fire Poster Session
Chairs: David Shonnard – Michigan Technological University, USA
Jorge Hilbert – INTA, Argentina
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Poster Session


8:30 AM –10:30AM
Session 4: Integrated biomass and bioenergy supply logistics / (Logística integrada de suministro de biomasa y bioenergía)
Pasi Lautala – Michigan Technological University, USA
Stella Carballo – INTA, Argentina
8:30 AM –8:50 AM
An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Bioenergy/Biofuels Resources and Supply Chain Management: Modeling, Techno-Economic Analysis, Challenges, and Future Outlook
Majid Hosseini – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The University of Akron
8:50 AM –9:10 AM
Optimal Forest Supply Chain Design Including Cluster Formation
Nicolás Vanzetti – INGAR
9:10 AM –9:30 AM
Techno-Economic Analysis and Optimal Design of Integrated Biorefineries Under Market and Operational Uncertainties
Jose Romagnoli – Louisiana State University
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Economic, Social, and Environmental Cost Optimization of Biomass Transportation: Effects of Plant Capacity on Transportation Distance and Unit Emissions
Sangpil Ko – Michigan Technological University
9:50 AM –10:10 AM
Use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Calculating Volume of Production, Geographical Location and Transport of Raw Plant Material
Federico Soria – Estación Experimental Agroindustrial "Obispo Colombres"
10:10 AM –10:30 AM

10:30 AM –11:00AM

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 5: Socioeconomic issues and energy policy after COP 21 in Paris / (Aspectos políticos y socioeconómicos después del COP 21 en París)
Miguel Almada – Ministerio de Agroindustria, Argentina
Theresa Selfa – SUNY ESF, USA
11:00 AM –11:20 AM
Perspectives of COP 21
Alieto Guadagni – Centro de Estudios de la Educación Argentina (CEA)
11:20 AM –11:40 AM
Biofuels in Mercosur and their Link with the Policies of the European Union
Carmen Vicien – FAUBA
11:40 AM –12:00 PM
Can Small be Sustainable? Reaching Smallholders with Sustainability Initiatives in Argentina, Brazil, and the United States
Jesse Abrams – University of Oregon
12:00 PM –12:20 PM
The Relationship Between Sense of Place Theory and Perceptions of Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of the Expansion of Monoculture Plantations: A Case Study of Ubajay, Entre Rios Province, Argentina
Victoria Marini – SUNY ESF
12:20 PM –12:40 PM
Analysis of the Institutional Framework for Bioenergy in Argentina
Lucila Grassi – ONUDI
12:40 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Session 6: Large scale production case studies; nutrients and carbon (biogeochemical aspects)/ (Casos de estudio en la producción en gran escala; nutrientes y carbón (aspectos biogeoquímicos)
Brian Titus – Canadian Forest Service, Canada
Diego Wassner – UBA and CPIA, Argentina
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
An Overview of Biogeochemical Issues Related to Bioenergy Production
Brian Titus – Canadian Forest Service
2:50 PM – 3:10 PM
Dendroenergy: Short-Rotation Forestry Considerations in Argentina
Ana Maria Lupi – INTA-CIRN
Roberto Fernandez – EEA Montecarlo INTA
3:10 PM – 3:30 PM
Evaluation of Sustainability of Dendroenergetic Plantations in Two Contrasting Soils of the Biobio Region, Chile
Rafael Rubilar – Universidad de Concepcion
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
Export of Forest Harvesting Residues to Energy. Nutrient Loss and Replacement Cost
Roberto Fernandez – EEA Montecarlo INTA
3:50 PM – 4:10 PM
The Cycle of Nutrients at Industrial Plants: Valorization and Bioremediation of Energetic-Laden Wastewater Streams Using Microalgae Scenedesmus Obliquus to Produce Bioenergy
Juliana Abraham and Washington Braida – Stevens Institute of Technology
4:10 PM – 4:30 AM

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Plenary Talk
Bioenergy 2030: A Steep Ramp Up for the Climate Secure Sustainable Future We Want
GlauciaSouza, Institute of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo
Awards Ceremony

8:30 PM 


8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Session 7: The future of the bioenergy industry: Challenges and opportunities/ El futuro de la industria de la bioenergía: desafíos y oportunidades
Martin Fraguio – Maizar, Argentina
Kim Nelson – American Process Inc., USA
8:30 AM – 8:55 AM
An Overall Assessment of the Technologies in Use for the Production of Renewable Fuels and Energy
Eduardo Lombardo – Universidad del Litoral/CONICET
8:55 AM – 9:20 AM
Biorefining trends- Valmet Technologies for Green Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals
Marcelo Hamaguchi – Valmet
9:20 AM – 9:45 AM
Second-Generation Ethanol: The Need is Becoming a Reality
Gonçalo Pereira – GranBio
9:45 AM – 10:10 AM
Quantifying the Challenges of Adopting Sustainability Criteria for Biofuel Production
Damiana Serafini – RCN
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 8: Environmental life cycle assessments & energy balances of biofuel pathways/ Análisis de Ciclo de vida ambientales y balances de energía de las cadenas de biocombustibles
Pablo Arena – UTN - Mendoza, Argentina
Julio Sacramento – UADY, Mexico
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Life Cycle Analysis Issues on Separation and Dehydration Steps of Bio-Ethanol Production
Mauricio Colombo – Universidad Nacional de Tucuman
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Are CAM Crops a Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock? - the Case of the Prickly Pear Cactus for Ethanol Production in Semi-Arid Regions of Argentina
Roxana Piastrellini – CLIOPE, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, CONICET
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Life Cycle Analysis and Optimization of Jatropha curcas As a Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock in Argentina
Maria Soledad Diaz – PLAPIQUI, CONICET, UNS
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM
Corn Transforming Industry Environmental Analysis
Jorge Hilbert – INTA
12:20 PM – 12:40 PM
Resource Assessment and Carbon Footprint Analysis of the Pyrolysis of Municipal Solid Waste(MSW) in Mexico
Ulises Gracida-Alvarez – Michigan Technological University
12:40 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
 Closing Remarks

Support Organizations:
Miguel Blesa - Secretary of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT)
Conference Chair: 
David Shonnard – Michigan Technological University
Conference Co-Chair:
Jorge Hilbert – INTA, Argentina
Conference Organizer: 
Oscar Pagola – AAIQ, Argentina
Conference Organizer:
Darlene Schuster – AIChE, USA


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