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Argus Ethanol China 2018

As one of the biggest gasoline consumers in a fast-growing automotive industry, China plans to implement a nationwide E10 mandate by 2020 as part of efforts to control emissions. Beijing is looking to hit its blending targets while reducing ethanol imports and achieving self-sufficiency through the development of ethanol plants.

Join us as we explore the feasibility of China’s ethanol expansion plans, the impact on global trade, accessibility of first-generation as well as waste-based feedstock, refinery expansion plans and a technical outlook on cellulosic ethanol production.

We look forward to welcoming you to Argus Ethanol China 2018 on 27-28 March in Beijing for two days of intensive discussions and networking.

Conference features

  • A truly bilingual conference featuring Chinese - English simultaneous translation catering to both international and Chinese audiences
  • As an international event, expect to meet and mingle with ethanol and related markets participants from all around the world
  • Technical session highlighting new market innovations for effective and cost efficient manufacturing
  • Meeting rooms available allowing business communications in a more private setting
  • Cocktail reception and networking time allocations for all in the industry to meet more than 100 participants worldwide

Topics to be discussed

  • Extension of China’s emissions control goals to the alternative fuels industry
  • Ethanol feedstock landscape: Choices and ethanol produces
  • China’s plan for alternative production methods, feedstocks and new refineries
  • Global ethanol outlook and direction
  • Will domestic production be sufficient for China’s growing transportation fuel appetite?
  • Use of MTBE versus ethanol as blending components for gasoline
  • Technical study of ethanol production: New market innovations for effective and cost - efficient manufacturing

View the full program here

2018 confirmed speakers

Andy Zhou
Andy Zhou
Director, Biorefining - APAC
Li Kai Wei Li Kai Wei
General Manager
Shangdong Dongming

Evelyn Li
Evelyn Li
Market Development Manager
Huntsman Polyurethanes
Paul Kreter
Paul Kreter
Director of Fuels Marketing
Marquis Energy
  • Jim Nicholson, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Argus
  • Zhang Xinghua, Assistant Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Clarence Woo, Executive Director, ACFA
  • TBC, Axens Group Technologies
  • Melissa Charn, Principal Consultant, Drewry
  • Nurul Darni, Biofuels Editor, Argus
  • Dr. Zhilian Wu, Marketing Department,  Yangchang Zhongke (Dalian) Energy

  • Lingo Fan, Senior Associate, COFCO Futures
  • Tomasz Parzybut, Ethanol Trader, Raizen Trading
  • Zhang Dalong, Analyst, COFCO Futures

Contact us

Get all your questions answered at Argus Ethanol China 2018.

For more information, topic suggestion or participation interest, please contact Kiara Zhong:
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Registration Information

Conference fee
Standard rate USD 1600

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Contact the conference team
  • For registration and group bookings enquiries
  • To receive updates on the 2018 conference

Terms and conditions

  • Fees include participation in all sessions/panel discussions, conference luncheons/receptions, coffee breaks and one set of conference documentation per person.
  • Travel and accommodation costs not included 
  • 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies in Singapore
  • Registration feeds are subject to prevailing government tax

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Ethanol China 2018  is to discuss the impact of Chinese E10 mandate globally. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

 Day one | 27 March 2018 | Tuesday
08:30-09:00 Registration and refreshments
Chairman welcome remarks

Session one: Extension of China’s emissions control plan to the alternative fuels industry

09:10-09:40 China’s government policies and future projections
  •  Nationwide E10 bioethanol policy by 2020
  •  Implications of ethanol self- sufficiency to China and global biofuel economics
09:40-10:10 Chinese transportation appetite and its need for ethanol: Is domestic production sufficient?
  •  Rapid growth in vehicle numbers and its effects on ethanol needs
  •  The feasibility of reaching a 4mn t ethanol production target by 2018
10:10-10:40 China’s domestic and international ethanol trade landscape and price dynamics
10:40-10:50 Questions and answers
10:50-11:20 Networking refreshments

Session two: Discussing ethanol feedstocks market

11:20-11:50 Effects of E10 policy on feedstocks agriculture
  •  Government goals to reduce corn crops in China
  •  Alternative feedstocks and capacity used
11:50-12:20 Panel discussion: Price relationship of gasoline, corn and ethanol economics 
12:20-14:00 Networking lunch

Session three: Production methods, feedstocks and new refineries

14:00-14:30 New and planned ethanol refineries in China and expected capacity
14:30-15:00 Feedstocks and production process options for maximum capacity
15:00-15:30 A study of blendstocks availability for gasoline
  •  Use of MTBE versus ethanol as a blending component in ethanol - cost efficiency, production and emissions control
15:30-15:40 Questions and answers
15:40-16:10 Networking refreshments
16:10-16:40 Using coal for ethanol production in China
  •  Overview of production and capacity

Session four: Technical session for new production innovations

16:40-17:10 Sponsorship topic one
17:10-17:40 Sponsorship topic two
17:40-17:50 Questions and answers
17:50-18:00 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day one
Cocktail reception

 Day two | 28 March 2018 | Wednesday
Registration and refreshments
Chairman welcome back remarks

Session five: Market study of the global ethanol landscape

Ethanol demand drivers and their latest mandates and trade routes
Geographical study of ethanol producers and their feedstock use
Global ethanol exports to China
  •  US and Brazil views and opinions of China’s political mandates and hefty import tariffs
  •  US ethanol price reduction - Will this open up the arbitrage to China?
10:40-10:50 Questions and answers
Networking refreshments
Ethanol shipping, logistics and updates on China tariffs
Questions and answers
Panel exclusive! Development of electric cars in China - What will be its impact on gasoline and ultimately on ethanol?
Chairman’s closing remarks
Networking lunch and end of conference

For more information on the agenda or if you are interested to speak, contact Kokila Sundram.

Businesses are always looking for the most efficient and cost-effective solutions

There are many reasons why you should exhibit and showcase your company at Argus Ethanol China 2018. This year’s agenda includes many value-added features such as more time for exclusive networking with hundreds of industry peers, as well as thought-provoking discussions that will evaluate the competitive landscape and help identify new business opportunities in China. Many of our attendees are looking for business partners and technology providers to provide them with an edge over their competitors and help better serve their customers. 

Who should exhibit/sponsor?

  • Bio-refineries    
  • Traders            
  • Gasoline Blenders                    
  • Technology & Equipment Providers (Biodiesel and Ethanol Processing)
  • Ports, Shipping & Logistics
  • Law Firms, Investment Firms and Consultancies
Reach out to your target audiences via these options:
  • Five networking packages (high tea, cocktail, lunch, coffee & refreshment or dinner sponsor)
  • Four branding packages (meeting room, lanyard, document bag, souvenirs)
  • One Wi-Fi sponsor
  • One registration sponsor

Contact Jhonel Namayan:

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Coffee breaks and presentation sponsor


Following the acquisition of a majority stake in Heurtey Petrochem’s capital and the integration of 50% of Eurecat, Axens Group now provides a complete range of solutions including: technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and services for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels as well as production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates. The offer also covers all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. Axens Group is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the unit entire life cycle. This unique range of solutions ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens Group’s global offer is based on: highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services.

Conference venue

Argus China Ethanol 2018

Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing 
92, Jinbao Street, 
Dongcheng District Beijing,
P.R.China 100005


Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing 
92, Jinbao Street, 
Dongcheng District Beijing,
P.R.China 100005

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted accommodation exclusive to our delegates at the Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing. For more information on discounted rates, please contact Kiara Zhong at

**Accommodation is not included in the conference fee


Asian Clean Fuels Association

GIEC - Supporting Partner

Media Partner F+L Asia

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