July 14, 2011

Shell to Take Centre Stage at World Ethanol and Biofuels Conference

LONDON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

F.O. Licht - the leading soft commodities analyst - has unveiled a raft
of well-known and highly respected speakers for its 2011 World Ethanol and
Biofuels conference, being held from 7th-10th November in Barcelona.

Mark Gainsborough, Executive VP Strategy, Portfolio and Alternative
Energy at Shell, will be giving the keynote speech and interview at the
event, sharing - first-hand - Shell's strategy in conventional and advanced

Shell and leading Brazilian sugarcane company, Cosan, recently created
Raizen, a $12 billion downstream joint venture for the production of
ethanol, sugar and power, and the supply, distribution and retail of
transportation fuels in Brazil. This marks Shell's first move into the
production of today's biofuels and, with annual production capacity of about
2 billion litres per annum, the JV will be one of the world's largest
ethanol producers with significant growth aspirations.

"World Ethanol and Biofuels 2011 has the best line-up of speakers we've
ever had," says Christoph Berg, Managing Director of F.O. Licht. "Mark
Gainsborough's keynote interview will give attendees an unrivalled
opportunity to hear from Shell. It will be particularly interesting to hear
about the company's recently completed biggest-ever investment into biofuels
by an oil major, underscoring the role of biofuels in reducing CO2 emissions
and diversifying the transport fuels sector."

In addition, at F.O. Licht's World Ethanol and Biofuels 2011, attendees
will see more than 55 speakers address a global audience of more than 650 of
the industry's most influential people. Olivier Mace, Head of Global
Strategy and External Affairs for BP Biofuels; Per Salomonsson, Coordinator
Alternative Fuels at Volvo; Richard Mills, Strategy Director for UK and
Ireland at the Boeing Company; and Claus Sauter, CEO at Verbio are all on
the conference's impressive speaker list, designed to cover all major
aspects of this fast-moving industry.

To find out more visit http://www.web.agraevents.com

About World Ethanol and Biofuels

F.O. Licht's World Ethanol and Biofuels is the only event that brings
together leaders from across the ethanol supply chain from all over the
world - international producers, oil majors, traders, banks and investors,
biotechnology companies, technology providers, media and more - a highly
influential audience is guaranteed.

This year, the conference has broadened its scope to provide insights
into all types of biofuels and will feature new faces and a new location
ensuring that this event remains the most important networking event in your

The conference will take place from 7th-10th November 2011 at the W
Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. More than 650 people in the global ethanol
industry will be there, joining speakers from Shell, BP, Virgin Atlantic
Airways, Solazyme, The RFA, Abengoa Bioenergy Trading Europe, The Boeing
Company and Verbio.

About F.O. Licht

F.O. Licht is the leading soft commodity analyst, reporting on a wide
range of commodities, including sugar, ethanol and biofuels grain, coffee,
tea and molasses, , with reports online and in print. With over 130 years'
experience, F.O. Licht offers unrivalled and timely information across an
extensive portfolio of publications and services.