(EnergyAsia, February 20, Wednesday) — “BioEnergy Forum 2008”, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 28 to 30, will address issues pertaining to the economics and sustainability of biofuels.

More than 30 key speakers will focus on the latest bioenergy trends and issues facing on the entire biofuels value chain over eight sessions. There will be a post-conference site tour to PTT Research & Technology Institute.

“BioEnergy Forum 2008” will address issues such as the demand and supply of feedstocks, the use and demand for biofuels, sustainability and resources security, trade and investment issues, and the next generation of biofuels.

The speakers include Edgare Kerkwijk (BioX Group), Ajarin Pattanapanchai (Board of Investment, Thailand), Eduardo Gebara (Cargill International Trading Pte Ltd), Dean Lao Jr. (Chemrez Technologies), Wei Hai Guo (China National Petroleum Corporation (Petrochina)), Ka Keung Chan (CLP Renewables), Prateek Tiwari (Regional Trader Fareast, Australasia, & Subcontinent ED&F Man Alcohols Ltd), He Changchui (Agriculture Organization), Chris de Lavigne (Frost & Sullivan), Derom Bangun (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO),Rahman Talukder (Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences), Jyoti K. Parikh (Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe),William Dar (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), Charlotte de Fraiture (Management Institute), Klanarong Sriroth (Kasetsart University), Caroline Midgley (LMC International), Uwe Zwiefelhofer (Lurgi Sdn Bhd), Michael Dosim Lunjew Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia), Wantanee Chongkum (National Innovation Agency, Thailand), Captain Dr. Samai Jai-In (National Metals and Material Technology Center, Thailand), Olli Virta (Neste Oil), Clive Gibson (Nexant/Chem Systems), Nattapon Nattasomboon (Ministry of Industry, Thailand), Marco Antonio Costa Tritto (Petrobras), Archie Amarra (Philippine Sugar Millers Association Inc), Yash Mankame (Praj Industries Limited), Suchada Butnark (PTT Research & Technology Institute),Vorakan Burapatana (PTT Research & Technology Institute), Alexander van Oyen (PURAC, Thailand), Thomas Bauer (Rabobank International), Peter Cheng (Van der Horst Biodiesel Pte Ltd), Marcus Gordon (Watson, Farley & Williams LLP) and Rahul Kale (Wilmar International Limited).

BioEnergy Forum 2008 is organised by IBC Asia. For more information, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.