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Argus Biofuels Week 2017

Ethanol Focus Day Agenda

Tuesday 17 October 2017
08.30

Registration and morning coffee

09.20

Chairperson's opening remarks

09.30 An overview of the global markets in bioethanol

  • Outlining global landscape of bioethanol products and sourcing
  • Assessing key developments in bioethanol markets

Mark Chesworth, Chief Executive Officer, Vivergo

09.50 The impact of post 2020 reforms on the bioethanol markets

  • Outlining the reforms to bioethanol markets
  • Is there a future for the iLUC concept?
  • To what extent will favouring 2G biofuels change bioethanol production and the competitive landscape across biofuels products

Alberto Carmona Bosch, Chief Executive Officer, NixAl Commodities

10.10 Panel Discussion: An overview of market potential and pricing outlook

  • EU member state regulations on crops for bioethanol: crop caps
  • Assessing current trade flows 
  • Emerging market opportunities in bioethanol

Per Sune Koustrup, Chief Executive Officer and Co-owner, Nordic Green
Eduardo Puertas, Head of Ethanol, Ed&F Man
Timo Huhtisaari
, Sustainability and Biofuels Expert, Neot
George Hayes, Global Trade Coordinator, CHS

10.50 Mid-morning coffee and networking
11.20

Reviewing trading and price signals in the US markets

  • To what extent will duty changes impact the European ethanol markets
  • Asessing pricing in the US markets

George Hayes, Global Trade Coordinator, CHS

11.40

The sugar production landscape and supply demand

  • Reviewing supply and demand dynamics
  • Exploring current availability for sugar imports

Géraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs, UNICA

12.00

Panel Discussion: How will the end of the sugar production quota impact the ethanol production in the EU and its place in the energy mix?

  • Forecasting the sugar price
  • Estimating European sugar imports

Alejandro Eito, White Sugar Trading Manager, Alvean

12.40 Networking lunch
14.00

The outlook of EU feedstock supply and the impact of RED II on the agricultural industry

  • The European Union is currently deliberating a draft law which would see conventional biofuels severely capped and phased out
  • The proposed law fails to take account of the fact that Europe can produce current and even higher volumes of biofules very effectively and safely
  • Industry, agriculture and climate stakeholders need to make their voices heard above the noise

James Cogan, Industry and Policy Analyst, Ethanol Europe Renewables

14.20

Case study: Belgium adopting E10

  • Application of 10% ethanol in fuel
  • Outlining the challenges and drivers in introducing the new standard
15.00

Afternoon coffee and networking

15.30

Ethanol roundtables

Focused peer-to-peer discussions led by topic experts in each area. An opportunity to have your say and have your most pressing questions answered. 

Roundtable 1: What are the advantages between ethanol and methanol use? - led by: Bo Gleerup, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner, Nordic Green

Further roundtable topics will be announced shortly. If you are interested in leading a table, please contact sarah.rayment@argusmedia.com

16.00

Chairperson's closing remarks

16.10 Ice-breaker drinks reception - Open to all conference delegates

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