2024년 4월 22-24일
,Singapore

Argus Biofuels & Feedstocks Asia Conference 2024

SAF focus day

08:30 - 09:30

Morning registration and networking

09:30 - 09:45

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speakers Include:

Jonty Richardson

Jonty Richardson

Senior Consulting Manager
Argus
09:45 - 10:00

Brainstorming session

Vote on your most pressing questions and compare your answers with other attendees. Submit any further questions you would like the group to answer during the SAF Focus Day. This is an effective way to make sure your key questions are explored throughout the day, and you leave with key takeaways. These objectives will be discussed at the end of the day.

SAF fuelling decarbonisation in Asia

10:00 - 10:20

Keynote speaker: Taking off towards sustainability - an overview of the SAF landscape

- The regulatory market is ever changing - what trends can we expect to see, a short term and long-term analysis
- Voluntary initiatives versus compliance markets - a deep dive into the future of regulation in Asia
- Building a sustainable air hub - what is next for Singapore?

Speakers Include:

Daniel Ng

Daniel Ng

Chief Sustainability Officer/Senior Director
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
10:20 - 11:00

Airline panel discussion: Charting the future of SAF - a vision from airlines’ perspective

Developing a sustainable future for tomorrow - how SAF can lead the way to net zero objectives; a view on pricing, challenges and upcoming innovations in the market

- What are airlines’ views on the SAF market and new developments?
- The role of customers in pricing for a “greener” industry, are governments in Asia willing to assist?
- What are the challenges in the market, and what innovations are under way to meet sustainability goals?

Speakers Include:

Phillip See Yew Jin

Phillip See Yew Jin

Group Chief Sustainability Officer
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)
Sam Gordon

Sam Gordon

Sustainability Manager
Air New Zealand
hamza Mazloum

Hamza Mazloum

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Procurement Manager
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited

Interviewer:

Jonty Richardson

Jonty Richardson

Senior Consulting Manager
Argus
11:00 - 11:50

Morning coffee and networking

Forging a resilient supply chain for tomorrow

11:50 - 12:30

Industry panel discussion: The feedstock supply chain bottleneck - Asia’s role as a global player

- What factors will increase competition for feedstocks for the aviation, marine and road industries?
- Securing feedstocks - what role does diversifying feedstocks play on greater feedstock security?
- Looking towards new horizons - are trade flows from Asia to the US creating new opportunities?

Speakers Include:

Shutong Liu

Shutong Liu

Founder
Motion Eco
Johan Ullman

Johan Ullman

Managing Director
Marquis Energy Global Pte. Ltd.
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Thomas Wu

Chief Executive Officer
ASB Biodiesel (HK) Limited

Moderator:

Julian McGill

Founder and Managing Director
Glenauk Economics
12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Feedstock focus: Comparing Asia feedstocks

- Feedstock efficacy: Comparing feedstock types in the market based on price and quality
- How do global regulations influence the supply and demand of Asian feedstocks?
- A deep dive into UCO and HVO - how is Asia placed as feedstock producer in 2024?

Speakers Include:

Vinesh Sinha

Vinesh Sinha

CEO & Founder
FatHopes Energy

Sustainability and certification

14:30 - 15:00

Presentation and Q&A: Sustainability certification of SAF

How does the new biofuels traceability database, the Union Database (UDB), aim to prevent sustainability declaration relabelling and what aspects of the supply chain will it cover?

Speakers Include:

Vasu R Vasuthewan

Vasu R Vasuthewan

Advisor
ISCC System GmbH
15:00 - 15:30

Keynote presentation: Certification, standards and credits

- Navigating new certification requirements across the globe - looking at how global markets affect Asia
- Evolving mandates in Asia - looking at the impact of government mandates on sustainability initiatives

New technologies with net-zero end goals

Technical focus: Current and future trends in SAF technologies

16:00 - 16:40

Technical focus: Current and future trends in SAF technologies

- A glimpse into the future: The emergence of new SAF pathways and solutions
- From A to J, Fischer-Tropsch, HEFA, waste-to-jet, to e-fuels - where does the future of SAF lie?
- Insight into supply chains for alternative technologies - what are new and future market developments?
- Exploring price competitiveness within emerging technological solutions

Speakers Include:

Dr. Kan-Ern Liew

Kan-Ern Liew

Head of Technology
Airbus Malaysia
Shashikant Madgula

Shashikant Madgula

Business Segment Leader - Renewables
Sulzer

Financing the future, new market opportunities

16:40 - 16:50

Financing for the future - in the shoes of investors in a booming industry

Craft your business strategies and gain insight into investment trends - listen to investor perspectives and discover where companies are focusing their investments.

- Explore smart risk management and project financing: your essential guide to investing in the rapidly expanding market
- New facilities, technologies and verticals - insights from a project financer on gaining investment traction and standing out

15:00 - 15:10

Review of brainstorming session and chairperson's closing remarks

Speakers Include:

Jonty Richardson

Jonty Richardson

Senior Consulting Manager
Argus
17:10

Close of SAF focus day

17:10

Welcome drinks reception

Location TBC

Conference day one

08:00 - 08:40

Networking breakfast: Fuelling Success - rise and shine with leading women in biofuels

An opportunity for women in the biofuels industry to network, share and learn about experiences with their peers.

Panellists:

Xiaoyue Chen

Xiaoyue Chen

Asia Biofuels Trader
CEPSA
Sunita Sharma

Sunita Sharma

Vice President, Asia, Products
Argus
Carrie Song

Carrie Song

Senior Vice President, Commercial, Global Renewable Products
Neste
Jing Xieng JX Han

Jing Xieng JX Han

General Manager, Asia-Pacific
GoodFuels

Moderator:

Lauren Moffitt 180

Lauren Moffitt

Deputy Editor, Asia Biofuels
Argus
08:40 - 09:20

Morning registration and networking

09:20 - 09:25

Welcome address

Speakers Include:

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Shyla Bector

Conference Producer
Argus
09:25 - 09:30

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speakers Include:

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Karl Kleemeier

Head of Asia, Argus
09:30 - 09:50

Industry stakeholder keynote address: Neste - Building a strategy for the future, ensuring security of supply for the Asian market

- Assessing the future of SAF in the Asian market and key success factors.
- Unpacking Neste’s contribution: how do expanding refining operations play a vital role in boosting SAF accessibility in Asia and worldwide?
- Why we need renewable fuels and polymers in conjunction with other solutions on the journey to sustainability.

Speakers Include:

Carrie Song

Carrie Song

Senior Vice President, Commercial, Global Renewable Products
Neste

Global Legislative Shifts

09:50 - 10:05

Government keynote address: Singapore’s quest towards wider adoption of biofuels

- Exploring Singapore’s ascent as Asia’s future biofuels hub: What does the future hold?
- Updates on new mandates and regulations
- Singapore’s tightening of regulations, new certification schemes and their net zero strategy

Speakers Include:

Lee Chuan Teck

Lee Chuan Teck

Executive Chairman 
Enterprise Singapore
10:05 - 11:50

Global biofuels panel: Shifting trade flows, pricing mechanisms and key insights from industry leaders

- Who are the primary purchasers of feedstock products and what recent developments have emerged in the offboarding markets?
- What pricing mechanisms are in place for feedstocks?
- What do the recent shifts in trade flows towards the US mean for the Asian market, and what key considerations should industry stakeholders be vigilant about?

Speakers Include:

Oto Pison

Oto Pison

Overseas Division Director
Envien Group
Chris Markey

Chris Markey

Deputy Regional Director, Southeast Asia & Oceania
U.S. Grains Council
Arezki180

Arezki Djeloudji

Partner
Greenea
10:50 - 11:35

Morning coffee and networking

11:35 - 11:50

Exploring evolving trends in the EU and US regulatory and certification landscape for biofuels

- Insight into latest market developments and supply/demand/pricing outlooks going forward
- What are the buying decisions of the US and European markets in purchasing feedstocks from Asia and how has legislation played a role?
- How to navigate traceability requirements for exporting feedstocks to the United States and Europe?

Speakers Include:

Kristine Klavers

Kristine Klavers

Managing Director - Low Carbon Petroleum & Refining, EcoEngineers
11:50 - 12:30

Association panel discussion: Crafting an Asia-wide biofuel strategy and navigating emerging regulations

Join this important session on the interaction between policies and market forces and gain better clarity on new governmental policies in Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Australia.
- How are governments encouraging growth in the biofuels markets - will new incentives and subsidies be put in place?
- What new mandates are emerging and are regions backing them?
- How can regulatory fragmentation be reduced so that doing business is made easier?

Speakers Include:

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Steven Bartholomeusz

Head of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific
Neste
Clarence Woo

Clarence Woo

Executive Director
Asian Clean Fuels Association (ACFA)
Sanin Triyanond

Sanin Triyanond

Chairman
Thai Biodiesel Producer Association
12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Market Hotspots

14:00 - 14:15

South Korea and Japan spotlight: Exploring emerging innovators and key investors in Asia

- What government incentives and support mechanisms are being introduced for companies engaged in biofuel production and utilisation?
- How are both countries advancing their efforts to promote the use of biofuels to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector?
- How are both nations actively pursuing international collaborations (including the US) to propel advancements in their biofuels sectors?

Speakers Include:

Clarence Woo

Clarence Woo

Executive Director
Asian Clean Fuels Association (ACFA)
14:15 - 14:30

India and China spotlight: Exploring the trajectory of two powerhouse markets

- The future of biodiesel and ethanol blending in India: What changes are occurring in the ethanol blending market?
- China focus: How is the market adapting to meet growing demand for biofuels and waste feedstock - developments with UCO, Ucome, HVO and SAF?
- Pondering the path forward: Will China lead the way or adhere to established norms and global regulations set by international bodies?

Sustainability and Regulatory Perspectives

14:30 - 15:00

Regulatory panel discussion: Sustainable certification in a fragmented regulatory Asian market

Stay informed with leading certifying bodies, ensuring you are up-to-date on current developments. Do not miss this opportunity to make informed business decisions for a successful future.

- Sustainability certification in global and regional regulations: How does it operate and what hurdles does it face?
- Considering recent anti-dumping investigations, how is the regulatory industry working towards improvement and ensuring compliance in the sector and ensuring supplier credibility?
- Current and upcoming sustainability tracing initiatives: What are their advantages and limitations?

Speakers Include:

Summer He

Summer He

Marketing Director
China and Southeast Asia of SCS Global Services
15:00 - 15:15

Exploring traceability within the market

- Deep dive into traceability - in light of new regulations, conjectures of anti-dumping, what should you be looking out for?
- Legislation - what is expected in the future, and what are businesses doing from a feedstock and technology perspective to ensure transparency across the supply chain?

15:15 - 16:00

Afternoon coffee and networking

Overcoming Feedstock Challenges

16:00 - 16:25

Presentation and Q&A: Feedstock central - unlocking the potential of resources and overcoming the feedstock bottleneck

- From feedstock availability to traceability, you ask and we answer!
- What is the outlook for managing waste feedstocks in Asia amid changing global supply chains?
- Sourcing for solutions - given finite availability for feedstocks, what is the outlook for feedstock sourcing?

Speakers Include:

Jonty Richardson

Jonty Richardson

Senior Consulting Manager
Argus
16:25 - 16:40

Evolution of Palm Oil Price Drivers

A review of the relationship between palm oil prices and related oleochemical feedstock measures throughout distinct historical periods
- Key oleochemicals, such as glycerine, fatty acids, and fatty alcohols, have experienced high degrees of price volatility during the past 5 years
- Efforts to explain current prices and forecasts rely on understanding relationships between oleochemicals prices and related feedstock measures
- Do market assumptions about these relationships hold true now, and did they ever?

Speakers Include:

Carolina Palma

Carolina Palma

Market Reporter Oleochemicals
Argus
16:40 - 17:00

Navigating the palm-based feedstock challenge in Asia

- Bottom buy-in: Looking at key markets of interest such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China
- How are the new European RED regulations affecting demand for palm oil in the Asian market?
- Are there concerns about palm oil sustainability and potential changes in metrics and ground rules for sustainable palm oil usage?

Speakers Include:

U. R. Unnithan

U. R. Unnithan

Cofounder and CEO & President
Dibiz Pte Ltd & Malaysia Biodiesel Association
17:00 - 17:05

Chairperson’s closing remarks

Speakers Include:

Jim Davies

Fabricio Cardoso

Senior Manager, Consulting Services
Argus
17:05

Networking drinks reception

Join attendees for drinks after the conference and carry on your discussions in an informal setting

Marine fuels morning

8:30 - 9:00

Morning registration and networking

Marine Fuels Morning

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote speakers: Decarbonising the marine sector

- Decarbonisation and developments in the bunker industry
- Mandates, movements, policy changes and more - what are the steps being take to meet decarbonisation goals?
- What are the expected supply chain trends over the next 2-3 years (short term)?

Speakers Include:

Jan-Paul de Wilde

Jan-Paul de Wilde

Head - Decarbonisation, Energy Transition and Innovation
RINA Singapore
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Jesper Lindegaard Sørensen

Global Head of Alternative Fuels and Carbon Markets
KPI Ocean Connect
09:40 - 10:10

Argus views: Future outlook of the maritime fuel industry

- The regulatory market is ever changing - what new developments are we expecting within the next five years?
- Different fuels in the market (UCOME, POME) - price analysis, efficacy and potential for meeting decarbonisation goals

Speakers Include:

Mahua Chakravarty

Mahua Chakravarty

Editor, Marine Fuels (Asia)
Argus
10:10 - 10:50

Maritime panel discussion: A multi-fuels future - marine fuels challenges and outlook

Developing a sustainable future for tomorrow - how marine fuels can lead the way to net zero objectives; a view on pricing, challenges and upcoming innovations in the market.

- What are the challenges and roadblocks to a multi-fuel future in the maritime sector?
- Planning for the transition from conventional marine fuel to low or zero-carbon fuels to ensure safe and cost-effective implementations
The role of different stakeholders such as cargo owners, government/regulators, ports, and finance for a successful transition

Speakers Include:

Partha Das

Partha Das

Regional Operations Manager (Asia)-FOBAS
Lloyd's Register Singapore
Dr Shahrin Osman

Dr Shahrin Osman

Regional Head & Global Business Development, DNV & Director
Maritime Decarbonisation and Smart Shipping Centre of Excellence (Singapore/Asia-Pac)
Nirva Ghelani

Nirva Ghelani

Maritime Decarbonisation Lead
BHP
10:50 - 11:30

Morning coffee and networking

11:30 - 12:15

Shipping Panel discussion: Biofuels for the marine shipping sector

- Blended biofuels on ships are on the rise - learn more from the shipping community about the potential and competition for biofuels within the maritime industry.
- What are some practical considerations for the use of biofuels onboard, and how do they compare across different vessel types (e.g., containerships, tankers, cruise ships)?
- How will ship owners meet stringent sustainability criteria, and what is the future production potential within the maritime industry?

Speakers Include:

Ilyas Muhammad

Ilyas Muhammad

Director, Head of Green Fuels
Hapag-Lloyd AG
siddharth kaul

Siddharth Kaul

Global Lead Carbon Projects
Alcom Carbon Markets

Suraj Sundaresan

General Manager - Operations
Eastern Pacific Shipping

Prapisala Thepsithar

Director, Research and Projects
Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

Future of fuels: technology outlook

12:15 - 13:00

Panel discussion: Exploring tomorrow's technological advancements

- Traceability issues: what new tools are used to trace feedstocks across the supply chain?
- Price considerations: how do different technological solutions compare in terms of price competitiveness?
- Alternative solutions - looking at technologies from new pathways to higher yield technologies to e-fuels; a broad overview of what is in the market

Speakers Include:

Sanjay C Kuttan

Chief Technology Officer
Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 13:10

Biofuels Market Roundup: Biofuels industry outlook from across the market

Join Argus’ Biofuels team for a discussion around some of the key takeaways from the event and what they are most looking forward to in the next year for the market.

Speakers Include:

Amandeep Parmar

Amandeep Parmar

Editor, Argus Biofuels
Argus
14:10 - 14:15

Chairperson’s closing remarks

Speakers Include:

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Ammo Parmar

Net Zero Asia Editor
Argus

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