Alphonse de Gabrielli


Biofuels Desk Lead

Alphonse de Gabrielli joined Trafigura in 2020 as Biofuels Desk Lead, responsible for the development of the Group’s biofuels business across bio and renewable diesel, ethanol and feeds. Prior to Trafigura, Alphonse worked eight years at commodity trading company Cargill as a Biodiesel Trader covering various segments including oilseeds, vegetable oils and biodiesel in the European market. Alphonse holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School and graduated with a MSc from ENSAE ParisTech in Statistics and Economics in 2012. Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects the world with the vital resources it needs. Through our Oil & Petroleum Products, Metals and Minerals, and Power and Renewables divisions, we deploy infrastructure, skills and a global network to move commodities from where they are plentiful to where they are needed most, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable. Trafigura also owns and operates a number of industrial assets including a majority share of global multi-metals producer Nyrstar and fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy; and joint ventures Impala Terminals, a port and logistics provider, and Nala Renewables, a power and renewable energy investment and development platform. With over 1,000 shareholders, Trafigura is owned by its employees and employs over 13,000 people working in 48 countries.

Sessions With Alphonse de Gabrielli

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:00 pm

    Sustainable Transport: Growing biofuels & green fuels production

    Panel Agribusiness & Biofuels Carbon Management/Decarbonization Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment) Power & Renewables

    The climate change debate places high expectations on the success of the biofuels industry, in general, and the advanced biofuels industry, in particular. Meanwhile growth in demand for renewable super-low carbon transportation fuels outpaces that seen prior to the COVID pandemic. More countries now are moving to enact low-carbon fuels standards and industries are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprints. In the transport sector, there are few if any short-term alternatives to biofuels, yet there are not enough agricultural feedstocks to meet the demand required to meet GHG reduction goals. What range of waste or other feedstocks exist to resolve this shortage in the production of sustainable transport fuels? What potential exists to scale up the technologies required to convert these feedstocks to sustainable fuels?