BIT’S 4th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy-2014
Highlights of the Conference
3 Days Parallel Speech Reflect Global Bioenergy Trending in the Following 10 years
6 Streams Consists of Bioenergy Economy, Supply System, Technologies and Applications
150 Presentations from Authority, Governmental Decision Makers, Distinguished Scientists, Engineers, Industrial Executives and Investors
20+ Exhibitors and 50+ Posters from Leading Bioenergy Companies and Research Institutes
Provide Broad Matchmaking Platform, Variety and Colorful Business Events and Social Activities
Event Overview
The World Congress of Bioenergy respectively has held Successfully three terms were in Dalian(WCBE-2011), Xi'an(WCBE-2012), and Nanjing(WCBE-2013). The BIT's 4th Annual World Congress of Bioenergy-2014(WCBE-2014) will be convened in Qingdao, China, during September 21~23, 2014.With the theme of "Roadmap toward 2020", As the operating organization, BIT Congress Inc. cordially invites you to join the event in 2014.
Conference Report
BIT's 3rd World Congress of Bioenergy (WCBE-2013), successfully held in Nanjing Jinling Convention Center Nanjing International Expo Center on April 25-27, 2013. Totally, there were nearly 400 participants from more than 25 countries and areas have attended the WCBE-2013. With the great efforts and contributions from all the participants, we believe that the next conference WCBE-2014 will be much better and more successful than WCBE-2013.
Renowned Speakers of 2014

Dr. Jian Yu, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Dr. Matthias Peter Grill, Business Development Manager, agroVet GmbH, Austria

Mr. Bela Tozser, Euring & GTMD, Envirosan DC, Hungary

Dr. Ping-Yi Yang, Professor, University of Hawaii, USA

Mr. Damien Perriman, Vice President, Genomatica, Inc., USA

Mr. Nick Brooks, CEO, Future Blends Ltd, UK

Mr. Albert de Haan, Managing Director, Carbon Rooster Advisory Services BV., The Netherlands

Dr. Kasiviswanath Muthukumarappan, Professor, South Dakota State University, USA

Dr. Sergio C. Trindade, Nobel Peace Prize Co-laureate,  as Member of  IPCC (2007); President of SE2T International, Ltd., USA


Mr. V.K. Damodaran,
General Director, INGCORE, India

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Mr. Paul Colonna, Research Director, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France


Dr. Hector H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE


Dr. K. C. Mohite, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Pune, India

Dr. Raif Vasilov,
President, Russian Society of Biotechnologists, Russia

Mr. Bengt-Erik Lofgren,
CEO, AFAB, Sweden

Mr. Walter Howard,
CEO, Westinghouse Plasma Corp., Canada

Mr. Lim Heng Leong,
Chief Operation Officer, Global Green Synergy Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia

Dr. Peter Lohmander, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Dr. Guenther Rudolf Herdin, Founder, PGES GmbH, Austria

Ms. Babette Pettersen,
Chief Commercial Officer, BioAmber Inc., Belgium

Rui Zhang

Dr. Rui Zhang,
Research Scientist, FuelCell Energy, Inc., USA

Mr. Refael Aharon,
CEO & President, Applied CleanTech, Israel

Mr. Chris Disher,
CFO, Flex Fuel U.S. LLC, USA

Mr. Stephan Leisner,
CEO at Eco FUELS Netherlands B.V., Australia

Mr. Tom Harvey,
Vice President of Marketing, Blume Distillation LLC, USA

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Dr. Mel Luetkens,
COO, Elevance Renewable Sciences, USA

Dr. Raghunath V. Chaudhari, Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas, USA

Dr. Malcolm S. McNeil,
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP, USA

Mr. Paul O'Connor,
Director & Founder, BIOeCON BV and ANTECY BV, The Netherlands

Dr. Zhen Fang,
Professor & Leader of Biomass Group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Laercio Couto,
President, The Brazilian Network of Biomass for Energy, Brazil

Dr. Joachim Grill,

Glenn Farris

Mr. Glenn Farris,
Marketing Manager, Biomass, AGCO Corporation, USA

Ms. Lynn Benander,
CEO, Co-op Power, USA

Mr. Andy Piers,
CEO, River Basin Energy, USA

Mr. Bill Sheaffer,
Executive Director, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition, USA

Dr. Cesar B. Granda,
CTO, Earth Energy Renewables, USA

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    Nobel Laureate From GCKE-2014

Dr. Christopher A. Pissarides
Regius Professor,  London School of Economics, Economics Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, 2010, UK

Dr.  Edward C. Prescott
Professor,  Arizona State University; Chair, W. P. Carey, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2004, USA


Dr. Christopher A. Pissarides
Sir Christopher Pissarides is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Professor of European Studies at the University of Cyprus and Chairman of the Council of National Economy of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was educated at the University of Essex and the London School of Economics (LSE), and he spent the bulk of his career at the LSE. He had long visits in the US Universities of Harvard, Princeton and California at Berkeley.
Sir Christopher specialises in the economics of labour markets, macroeconomic policy, economic growth and structural change. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Dale Mortensen of Northwestern University and Peter Diamond of MIT, for his work in the economics of markets with frictions. Prior to that, in 2005, he became the first European economist to win the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, sharing it again with his collaborator Dale Mortensen. He has written extensively in professional journals, magazines and the press and his book Equilibrium Unemployment Theory is an influential reference in the economics of unemployment that has been translated in many languages. He is frequently quoted in the press on issues concerning the Eurozone and the future of European integration.
He is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Athens, the Academia Europaea and several other learned societies, and he is a Lifetime Honorary Member of the American Economic Association. In 2011 he served as the President of the European Economic Association. In 2011 he received the Grand Cross of the Republic of Cyprus, the highest honour of the Republic. He was knighted in 2013.

Dr. Edward C. Prescott
Prescott was born in Glens Falls, New York, to Mathilde Helwig Prescott and William Clyde Prescott. In 1962, he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Swarthmore College, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He then received a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University in operations research in 1963, and a PhD in Economics at Carnegie Mellon University in 1967.
From 1966 to 1971, Prescott taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He then returned to Carnegie Mellon until 1980, when he moved to the University of Minnesota, where he taught until 2003. In 1978, he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, where he was named a Ford Foundation Research Professor. In the following year, he visited Northwestern University and stayed there until 1982. Since 2003, he has been teaching at Arizona State University. In 2004, he held the Maxwell and Mary Pellish Chair in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2006, he held the Shinsei Bank Visiting Professorship at New York University.
The Research Papers in Economics project ranked him as the 19th most influential economist in the world as of August 2012 based on his academic contributions. Currently working as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and as a professor at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, he is a major figure in macroeconomics, especially the theories of business cycles and general equilibrium. In his "Rules Rather Than Discretion: The Inconsistency of Optimal Plans," published in 1977 with Finn E. Kydland, he analyzed whether central banks should have strict numerical targets or be allowed to use their discretion in setting monetary policy. He is also well known for his work on the Hodrick-Prescott Filter, used to smooth fluctuations in a time series. Prescott has also expressed skepticism towards fractional reserve banking.
Edward Prescott and Finn Kydland Nobel prize for economics was based on two papers Prescott and Kydland wrote. In the first paper, written in 1977 "Rules Rather than Discretion: : The inconsistency of optimal planning" Prescott and Kydland argue that purpose and goals of economic planning and policy is to trigger a desired response from the economy. However, Prescott and Kydland realized that these sectors are made up of individuals, individuals who make assumptions and predictions about the future. As Prescott and Kydland stated “Even if there is a fixed and agreed upon social objective function and policy makers know the timing and magnitude of the effects of their actions... correct evaluation of the end-of-point position does not result in the social objective being maximized.” Prescott and Kyland were pointing out that agents in the economy already factor into their decision making the assumed response by policy makers to a given economic climate.
    Keynote Speakers

Mr. Andrew Lang
VP, World Bioenergy Association; President of Farm Forest Growers Victoria, Australia

Dr. H. L. Dodds
IBM Professor of Engineering and Department Head Emeritus, University of Tennessee, USA


Dr. Sergio C. Trindade
Nobel Peace Prize Co-laureate,  as Member of  IPCC (2007); President of SE2T International, Ltd., USA

Mr. Gianluigi Angelantoni
President of ANEST, the Italian Association for Concentrated Solar Power, Italy


Mr. Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang graduated from Melbourne University in 1971 and undertook further study at Latrobe University, Melbourne. He is an agricultural scientist, teacher, farmer and farm forester, and is presently the president of Farm Forest Growers Victoria, and Chairman of SMARTimbers cooperative. He is a Churchill and Gottstein Fellow, studying forestry management and bioenergy technologies in Europe, North America and Asia.
Since 2008 he has served on the board of the World Bioenergy Association. He has co-authored a number of publications, with the most recent being Jatropha Oil Production for Biodiesel and Other Products (2013). In 2014 he is lead-author of an analytical report on feedstocks, processes, logistics and economics, for large-scale bio-jetfuel production.
While Andrew Lang’s main area of study is with agrobiomass and forestry wastes to energy, he also is informed on production of biofuels and utilisation of municipal wastes for energy, including upgrading of biogas as a fuel for light and heavy vehicles. His interests also cover the topics of energy-efficient building and urban designs, and of development of cleantech industry clusters and biorefineries.

Dr. H. L. Dodds
Dr. Dodds is IBM Professor of Engineering and Department Head, Emeritus, in the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering (UTNE) Department. He joined UTNE in 1976 after working for the DuPont Company at the Savannah River Laboratory for six years. He began serving as UTNE Department Head in early 1997 and led the department to a top ten national ranking by U.S. News and World Report. He also previously worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Dodds has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy and several American, Canadian, and Dutch research institutes and companies. He currently serves on the External Advisory Boards for the nuclear engineering programs at Ohio State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also an alumnus member of the Accreditation Board of the National Academy for Nuclear Training, which is part of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, a current member of the National Board of Directors of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Dr. Dodds has received many awards during his career including the ANS Arthur Holly Compton National Teaching Award. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Tennessee and a Fellow of ANS.

Dr. Sergio C. Trindade
He obtained the degrees of PhD, MSc ChE in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, with subspecialization in energy economics and international business. From the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, he received a BSc in chemical engineering.
Dr. Trindade has had a long working experience in consulting, implementation and management, in energy, new business technologies, climate change and environment, with a variety of organizations throughout the world. His experience in Asia isextensive, where he led numerous projects, especially in China. Together with other contributors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC, he was a co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
He is internationally recognized for his work in the area of alternative energy, renewables and biofuels, with an emphasis on ethanol. Received on February 25, 2008, along with others, the CanaSauro Trophy, first awarded to those who contributed to the development of the sugar and ethanol industry in Brazil. He received the trophy again in 2009. He received the International Symposia on Alcohol Fuels -ISAF, ISAF XI Award for his contributions, South Africa (1996). ISAF XXI planned for 2015 in Korea created the Sergio C. Trindade Prize to be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference.
His career has included periods at Shell, Stone & Webster, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Promon and the United Nations. Designed, built and launched the first sorbitol factory in Latin America, in Brazil. Over the past 21 years Dr. Trindade expanded his activities and management consulting through SE2T International, Ltd., which he founded in New York. He is also helping the International Fuel Technology, Inc. to disseminate its technology for increased efficiency and decreased harmful emissions.
Since 1986 he visits China regularly. His first visit to the country was in the capacity of Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations dealing with senior officials of the Chinese government. He negotiated in May 2012 in Beijing, with SINOPEC, fifth largest company in the world, an assessment program of additives enhancing efficiency of diesel. A Confidentiality Agreement was signed and the program is underway, as monitored by him in November 2012. He was interviewed in 2011 by the press organ of the CPC, People's Daily and the China World Petroleum Industry publication on oil, alternative energy and biofuels. He was a keynote speaker invited by the CEES – China Energy and Environment Summit in Beijing in 2011, at a conference on solar energy in its various manifestations, including biofuels.

Mr. Gianluigi Angelantoni
Gianluigi Angelantoni, born in Todi (Perugia) on May 20th, 1944, is married and has one daughter, Federica. He is actually CEO of Angelantoni Industrie and Archimede Solar Energy Chairman.
He obtains the certificate in High school at Gonzaga Institute of Milan in 1963, specializing in scientific studies and then attends two-years University course c/o the Faculty of Electrotechnics Engineering of Pavia.
In 1966 he starts working in the family Company (Frigoriferi Angelantoni), founded in 1932 by his father Mr. Giuseppe Angelantoni.
Since 1994 CEO of Angelantoni Industrie Group which counts over 800 employees, 130 million euros, with manufacturing facilities in 5 Countries (Italy, France, Germany, China, India).
Angelantoni Group is involved (ATT brand) in producing environmental test chambers, space simulators for satellites, electrodynamics shakers, automotive test benches and crash test systems and also works (ALS brand) in hospitals and biomedical field supplying laboratory freezers and controlled contamination equipment and clean rooms.
The Group has recently been active in concentrated solar energy (CSP) with Archimede Solar Energy which produces molten salts, oil and DSG Solar Receiver Tubes for parabolic troughs (licensed by ENEA headed by Nobel Prize Professor Rubbia). Also active as EPC in the solar Fresnel reflectors technology with ORC turbines. Produce then CPV, Concentrated Photovoltaic modules with multi junction cells and trichroic systems.
Gianluigi Angelantoni is Vice President of Kyoto Club Italy
President of Research and Innovation Club of Confindustria Umbria;
President of UTA, Umbria Trade Agency;

President of ANEST, Italian Association for Concentrated Solar Thermal
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