Seminar on Bioeconomy

Date: Tuesday, 24 October
Time: 09:30-17:00
Venue: Rosenbad Conference Centre, Stockholm
Free of charge

Our speakers will bring you updated information on national strategies, challenges and
opportunities in the transition to a sustainable society in both countries.


Moderator: Mikael Roman

09:30-09:50 | Registration

09:50-10:00 | Opening remarks: Innovation Diplomacy and the Brazil-Sweden Partnership
 Elton Zacarias, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications

– Lars Ronnås, Ambassador for Climate Change – Ministry of the Environment and Energy

10:00-11:30 | Moving towards a low carbon economy: the role of biomass
– Marcos Pinta Gama, Ambassador of Brazil in Stockholm

– Helene Holstein, Deputy Director General – Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

– Géraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs & Senior International Advisor to the President, UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association)

– Alarik Sandrup, Director Public and Regulatory Affairs, Lantmännen

– Guilherme Nastari, Director, DATAGRO

– Gustav Melin, CEO Svebio (Swedish Bioenergy Association)

11:30-11:50 | Innovative use of biomass: biomaterials and beyond
– Regean Carlos Gomes, International advisor, Itaipu Technological Park Foundation

– Fredrik Svensson, Energigas Sverige

11:50-12:30 | Debate 

12:30-13:30 | Lunch break

13:30-14:00 | Innovating in Bioeconomy: forestry and agriculture
– Antônio Luis Santi, Brazilian Commission Precision Agriculture

– Anders Malmer, Professor SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

14:00-14:15 | Debate

14:15-14:45 | Sustainability of biofuels: first and second generation
 Géraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs & Senior International Advisor to the President, UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association)

– Jennie Edvardsson, Acting Manager Global Public Affairs, Scania

14:45-15:00 | Debate

15:00-15:20 | Coffee break

15:20-15:50 | Aviation and marine biofuels
 Marcelo de Freitas Gonçalves, Aviation biofuel specialist, Embraer

– Marie Anheden, RISE

15:50-16:05 | Debate

16:05-16:35 | Sustainable development: ongoing cooperation and the way foward
– Semida Silveira, Chair Professor KTH

– Peter Axegård, Vice-President, RISE

16:35-16:50 | Debate

16:50-17:00 | Closing session: governmental representatives remarks
– Santiago Mourão, Undersecretary General for International Cooperation, Trade Promotion and Cultural Themes – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

– Helene Holstein, Deputy Director General – Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

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Contact information

If you have any questions, please send an email to

  • Embassy of Brazil in Stockholm
  • Regeringskansliet