Tentative Program

International Conference on Biomass for Biofuels and Value-Added Products (ICBBVAP) 2012
23-24 October 2012, Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Time Programme
08.00 - 09.00 Registration Arrival of Honourable Guests
09.00 - 09.30 Welcome Speech by
Assoc. Prof Dr Fadzil Mohd Idris
Chairman Steering Committee ICBBVAP 2012
10.15 - 11.00 Poster & Exhibition
11.00 - 11.30 Keynote 1
National Biomass Utilisation Strategy- The Need for Effective Collaboration between Stakeholders
Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Zakri Abdul Hamid
(Prime Minister Science Advisor, Prime Minister Office)
11.30 - 12.00 Keynote 2
Global Bioenergy Perspectives and Roles of World Bioenergy
Association Dr Heinz Kopetz (President, World Bioenergy Association)
12.00 - 12.30 Keynote 3
Utilization of Biomass Resources for Environmental and Economic Sustainability
Dr Surya Chandak
(United Nations Environment Programme)
  Parallel Session 1A
Biomass Resources Availability & Utilization
14.00 - 14.20 Emerging Interest on Palm Biomass Based Bio-Chemicals Production: FELDA's Perspective
Ahmad Nor Azman Jamin (FELDA)
14.20 - 14.40 Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Utilisation
Dr. Chen Sau Soon (SIRIM)
14.40 - 15.00 Yield Comparison and Best Practices to Create Sustainable Timber Supply: Sabah Softwood's Experience
Yani Japarudin (Sabah Softwoods Berhad)
15.00 - 15.20 CO2-Efficiency Saving the Rainforest, Buffer Zones, Job Creation, Clean Air and Biodiversity
Niels Madsen (The Troika)
15.20 - 15.40 The influence of Particulate Matter (PM) of diesel engine using Palm Oil Methyl Ester (PME)
Ahmad Fitri Yusop
  Parallel Session 1B
Biomass for energy
14.00 - 14.20 Waste Oil Palm Trees as a Resource
Dr. Wan Asma Ibrahim (FRIM)
14.20 - 14.40 Australia's Biomass to Energy Development
Andrew Lang (WBA, Australia)
14.40 - 15.00 Micro Algae : The Next big Crop
Jagjit Singh Kaurah (Algae International Sdn Bhd)
15.00 - 15.20 Indonesian Experience in Bioenergy R&D and Implementation
Dr. Dwi Setyaningsih (SBRC, Bogor, Indonesia)
15.20 - 15.40 Potential of Biofuel Production from Biomass in Iran
Dr. Anvar Shalmasi, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)
  Parallel Session 1C
Biomass for Value Added Products
14.00 - 14.20 Production and Characterization of Artificial Vanillin from Coconut Fibres via Lignin Oxidation Step
Noor Amirah Abdul Halim (UTM)
14.20 - 14.40 Sugar from Malaysian Biomass Materials
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mimi Sakinah (UMP)
14.40 - 15.00 High Value-added Pulp and Paper Products from Non-wood Materials: FRIM experience
Mahmudin Saleh (FRIM)
15.00 - 15.20 Oil Palm Biomass (OPT & EFB) as an Alternative Cellulosic Materials for Brown Paper Production
Mohd Noor Nawi (UMP/UiTM)
15.20 - 15.40 Preliminary Studies on 'Biochar' Formulation from Oil Palm Tree Biomass
Mr Abdul Hadi Md Salleh
  Parallel Session 1D
Biomass Processing
14.00 - 14.20 Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Levulinic Acid in Ionic Liquid
Prof. Dr. Nor Aishah Saidina Amin (UTM)
14.20 - 14.40 Steam Explosion Pre-treatment and Chemical Processes in the Production of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) from Oil Palm Waste Biomass
Dr. Harun Sarip (UniKL /LKPP)
14.40 - 15.00 Characteristics of Bio-oils from Oil Palm Biomass using Different Pyrolysis Processing Techniques.
Prof. Dr. Farid Nasir Ani (UTM)
15.00 - 15.20 Production of EFB Recycled Polypropylene Hybrid Composites: An Optimization Study Using Response Surface Methodology
Dr. Arun Gupta (UMP)
15.20 - 15.40 Biocatalysis: An Eco-Friendly Alternative for Future Biodiesel Industries
Dr. Sushovan Chatterjee (NIT, India)
  Parallel Session 2A
Emerging and Unconventional Biomass Resources
16.00 - 16.20 Leucaena leucocephala a Promising Plantation Species for Malaysian Biomass
Dr. Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman (UiTM)
16.20 - 16.40 Potential of Recycled Wood Utilisation in Malaysia
Dr. Suffian Misran (FRIM)
16.40 - 17.00 Utilization of Cellulose Extracted from Castor Shell to Synthesis Sugar as a Potential Source for Bioethanol
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ghazi (UMP/Casa Kinabalu)-ASK DR GHAZI
  Parallel Session 2B
Biomass for Energy II
16.00 - 16.20 Integration of Biomass Conversion Technologies to Produce Fuels, Chemicals, Materials and Power
Prof. Dr. Md Asadullah Md Abul Hossain (UiTM)
16.20 - 16.40 The Uses of Gas Chromatography in Biofuel Analysis
Quek Hong Keat (Agilent)
16.40 - 17.00 Enhancement of Biodiesel Yield from High FFA Malaysian Rubber Seed Oil with Sodium Methoxide Treated Limestone
Dr. Jolius Gimbun (UMP)
  Parallel Session 2C
Biomass for Value Added Products II
16.00 - 16.20 Possible Nanotechnology Applications in Natural Fibre Industries
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ishak Ahmad (UKM)
16.20 - 16.40 Utilization of Natural Fibred Biomass Materials for Low Cost Feminine Hygiene Products
Dr. Balu Ranganathan (UMP/FRIM)
16.40 - 17.00 Production and Characterization of Bio-oil Derived from Palm Oil Decanter Cake Through Vacuum Pyrolysis
Nugroho Dewayanto (UMP)
  Parallel Session 2D
Advances in Biomass Technologies
16.00 - 16.20 The Effects of Injection Parameters on the Performance and Emissions of Common Rail Light Duty Engine Fuelled With Palm Oil Biodiesel
Mohamad Adlan (UTM)
16.20 - 16.40 CO2-rich Syngas Production via Glycerol Steam Reforming
Dr. Cheng Chin Kui (UMP)
16.40 - 17.00 Study of Solvent System for Biodiesel Production from Sludge Palm Oil (Spo) by Enzymatic Transesterification
Ricca Rahman Nasaruddin (UIA)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Time Agenda
Parallel Session 3A
Policies, Demands and Sustainability
09.00 - 09.30
Plenary 1
Developing Indigenous Technologies for Biomass Utilization
Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hassan (UPM)
09.30 - 09.50
Social Shaping of Malaysian National Biomass Agenda: Building the Value Added Products from an Abundance of Oil Palm Biomass
Dr. Chew Boon Cheong (UTeM)
09.50 - 10.10
Sustainability In the Biofuel Industry
Khoo Hock Aun(Cosmo Biofuels Group)
10.10 - 10.30
A Review on Microalgae Biofuel: The Way Forward
Dr. Keat Teong Lee (USM)
10.30 - 11.00
Poster & Exhibition
11.00 - 11.20
National Biomass Strategy 2020 : Creating new wealth for oil palm industry
Timothy Ong ( AIM)
11.20 - 11.40
Moving Towards a Framework to Ensure Sustainability of RE: Malaysia Feed-in Tariff
Azah Ahmad (SEDA)
11.40 - 12.00
Malaysia Biofuel Act
Nassar Nordin (MPIC)
12.00 - 12.20
Challengers in Timber Industry in Malaysia
Dr. Jalaluddin Harun (MTIB)
12.20 - 12.40
How to Create a Future Green Renewable Energy
Zaharah Taib (ZDR Sdn Bhd)
12.40 - 01.00
Challenges in the Development of the Oil Palm Biomass Sector
Dato' Mohd Salleh (MPOA)
Parallel Session 3B
Commercialization of Biomass Based Industry
09.00 - 09.30
Plenary 2
High Value Products from Malaysian Biomass towards NATIP’s Targets
Dr. Rahim Sudin (Director of Forest Products Division, FRIM)
09.30 - 09.50
Biocomposites from Malaysian Biomass
Dr. Zaihan Jalaludin (FRIM)
09.50 - 10.10
Sustainable Integrated Waste Treatment & Bio-Organic Fertilisers Production
Shen Lim (Inno Integrasi Sdn Bhd)
10.10 - 10.30
Challenges in the commercialization of Nano-wood Composite
Dr. Arun Gupta (UMP/ROBIN)
10.30 - 11.00
Poster & Exhibition
11.00 - 11.20
Challenges & Strategies in Commercialising Local Biomass R&D
Tang Kok Mun (EUM-BENP)
11.20 - 11.40
Densification Technology in Malaysia - Way Forward
Ng Seng Huat (Yoltan)
11.40 - 12.00
Techno Economic Feasibility Study: Bioenergy from Waste Palm Tress
Rohana Abdul Rahman (FRIM)
12.00 - 12.20
Improving the Supply of Biomass Pellets from Malaysia to Europe: Pellet Potential
Dato’ Leong Kin Mun (MBIC)
12.20 - 12.40
Challenges in Commercializing Indigenous Technology
Hayati Taib (My Agri)
12.40 - 13.00
Commercialization of Biomass Based Industry
Puvaneswari Ramasamy (MyBiomass, MIGHT)
Parallel Session 3C
Technologies for biomass utilization
09.00 - 09.30
Plenary 3
Challenges in Commercialization of Green Technology Research
Professor Dato’ Dr. Rosli Mohd Yunus (Deputy Vice Chancellor (R&D), UMP)
09.30 - 09.50
Oil Palm Fibre Reinforced PLA Composites: Effects of Fibre Treatment by Ultrasound
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Dalour Hossen Beg (UMP)
09.50 - 10.10
Batch Reactor for Acid Hydrolysis of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fibre
Dr. Shanti Faridah Saleh (UNIMAS)
10.10 - 10.30
Potential of Hydrogen Production in In-Situ Catalytic Adsorption Gasification System
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suzana Yusup (UTP)
10.30 - 11.00
Poster & Exhibition
11.00 - 11.20
Production of Lignocellulosic Enzyme by the White Rot Fungus Using Palm Oil Mill Effluent as a Substrate
Nor Hidawati Elias (USM)
11.20 - 11.40
Oil Palm Biomass Utilization – Sime Darby's Experience Mohammed
Faisal Mohammed Yunus (SIME DARBY)
11.40 - 12.00
Vermeer Technology for Biomass Utilization
Todd Judy (Vemeer SEA)
12.00 - 12.20
Oil Palm Trunk Value Added Products: Where are we in ‘New Wealth Creation’ of Malaysia Biomass Strategy?
Dato’ Dr. Marzalina Mansor (FRIM)
12.20 - 12.40
Sustainable Way of Producing Biodiesel using Microwave Technique
Prof. Dr. Farid Nasir Ani (UTM)
12.40 - 13.00
Instrumental Analysis Study for Biomass Research
Chow Mee Ling (Agilent)
13.00 - 14.30
Poster/ Exhibition
14.30 - 16.30
Parallel Laboratory Session
LAB 1 : Developing Effective Biomass and Biofuels Policy for Malaysia
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hassan (UPM)

LAB 2 : Challenges in Commercializing Indigenous Technologies and Products
Moderator: Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Azemi Mohd Noor (UniKL)

LAB 3 : Closing the Gap between the Academia and Industry
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Razali Abd Kader (K-Spatial Sdn Bhd)
16.30 - 17.00
End of Program

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