As part of the Pacific 2012 Maritime Conference, Dr Susan Pond chaired a forum on Sustainable Maritime Fuels, co-sponsored by the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Studies Centre and Maritime Australia Limited.

This forum included Australian and International speakers. Topics discussed included drivers and demand for fuel diversification, advanced maritime biofuels and maritime fuel infrastructure. The Sustainable Maritime Fuels Forum also had a dedicated Sustainable Maritime Fuels Showcase for exhibitors wishing to participate in this event.

Pacific 2012 IMC provided a unique opportunity for people involved in maritime and naval affairs around the world to discuss the latest developments in design, naval architecture, engineering, science and technology. With the concurrent Maritime Exposition, the event provided a meeting place for industry representatives to exchange ideas and to establish personal and business contacts.

Forum program, report and presentations

Welcome Paul Johnson MBE, Board Member of Maritime Australia

Forum Chairman’s Opening Remarks Dr Susan Pond, Dow Sustainability Program, US Studies Centre

Demand for Sustainable Maritime Fuels The Hon. Robert Hill, Dow Sustainability Program, United States Studies Centre

US Department of the Navy, Great Green Fleet Thomas Hicks, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, United States Department of the Navy

Sources, Generation and Properties of Current and Future Maritime Fuels Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, Department Chemistry, University of Sydney

International and Australian Maritime Emissions Regulations & Control Technologies Dr Laurie Goldsworthy, Australian Maritime College, Tasmania

State and Federal Government Perspectives Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer

Perspectives of an International Shipping Conglomerate Bo Ellehave, General Manager of Sustainability Asia Pacific, Maersk Line

Petroleum Refineries Jim Rekoske, Vice President and General Manager, Renewable Energy and Chemicals, UOP, USA

Challenges in Moving to Alternative Fuels Across all Forms of Transport Jordan Groeneveld, Rare Consulting

Supporting, Complementing, Maritime Sustainable Fuel Developments - Aviation Development and Deployment Rich Altman, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative

Advanced Biofuels Production in China and India Dennis Leong, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Chemtex International Inc

Fuelling New Zealand Ferries Barrie Leay, Chairman Aquaflow Bionomics

Maritime Fuels from Algae Andrew Lawson, CEO MBD Energy Ltd

Licella’s Bio-crude - a real alternative for sustainable maritime fuels Steve Rogers, CEO, Licella Pty Limited

The Sugar Industry and Future Role in Biofuel Production Bob McCarthy, University of Queensland

First Generation Biofuels Facilities Ed Dutton, CEO, National Biodiesel Limited

Leveraging Existing Ethanol Production Infrastructure for Capital Efficient Biobased Hydrocarbons, Jet Fuel and C-4 Chemicals Jack Huttner, Executive Vice President, Gevo

Finance Sector: Aggregating Capital for Scale Up Biofuels Projects Cindy Thyfault, Founder and CEO, Westar Trade Resources

Shipping Scenarios 2030 Arnauld Filancia, Director, Middle East & Asia, Wärtsilä Corporation

US Department of the Navy Alternative Fuels Initiative Chris Tindal, P.E., CEM, Director for Operational Energy, United States Department of the Navy

Concluding Remarks and Close of Forum Susan Pond, Dow Sustainability Program, United States Studies Centre