April 2023

Argus Biofuels & Feedstocks Asia Conference

SAF's role in driving decarbonisation across Asia

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Ministerial keynote Q&A: Promoting SAF as a key component in Asia’s fuel decarbonisation strategy
  • What steps are being taken to aid industry development within the SAF market across Asia?
  • Making SAF more readily available and affordable for the aviation industry
  • Promoting the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme Agenda (Corsia)
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Keynote speech: Ready for lift off? How far is Asia in making SAF a reality?
  • Setting up business for a cleaner, commercially available replacement of aviation fossil fuels
  • New technical developments blending SAF into conventional jet fuel
  • Overcoming the main procurement issues to improve the overall bottom line
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Airline spotlight panel: Pilot view on commercialising the use of SAF in jet engines

Reaching the heights of success – why SAF could be the next golden ticket

  • What are the airlines’ views on feedstocks, including use of UCO, palm residue and POME?
  • How can you get prices to come down in an unincentivised industry?
  • How much will customers be prepared to pay for “greener” travel?

Developing a secure supply chain for the future

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  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Meeting the market’s demand for waste feedstock
  • How can companies meet the growing demand for feedstock for SAF production?
  • Exploring the need for more conversion pathways
  • Will we expect more feedstock to say within Asia versus being exported globally?
  • 11:50
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  • 12:40
  • Industry panel discussion: From expanding capacities and storage facilities to subsidies and technology - building a supply chain that works
  • What subsidies are available to create a new supply chain?
  • Exploring the options to utilise co-processing to produce SAF from waste and residue
  • Investing in storage facilities to store renewable raw materials connecting the plant
  • 12:40
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch

Meeting quality standards, certification and a new credits system

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  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • Focused Q&A: ISCC and Corsia new sustainability criteria and certification systems
  • How will companies be able to tackle feedstock availability, and can tax credits be used?
  • Will companies be able to offset surplus amounts of SAF against fossil fuels?
  • Understanding how credits can be monitored, controlled appropriately and transferred
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Advanced feedstock pre-treatment and testing the quality and use for jet engine
  • Addressing feedstock quality issues for the production of SAF
  • Looking at the purification process and reducing the risk of contamination
  • Utilising a variety of feedstocks from difference sources

Pricing

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  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Creating a standard pricing formula for the SAF market
  • What methods will be in place to calculate the SAF price in the future and how it will be quantified in relation to the volume?
  • Understanding the correlation between feedstocks and SAF price levels
  • Looking at price differentials between crude-based jet fuel and SAF
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Networking roundtables

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  • 15:40
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  • 16:40
  • Interactive roundtables
Join this interactive discussion with 10-15 attendees. Get your main pressing questions answered around a specific topic and collaborate with industry experts with the same business strategies as yours

Roundtable 1: What are the expected overall production costs and who will pay the fee?

Roundtable 2: Feedstock availability – how much will the SAF market need to find and where from?

Roundtable 3: Airline fuel quality control – ensuring quality is maintained

Roundtable 4: Technical focus: Will blends reach 100pc and what that means for aircrafts?
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Roundtable conclusions
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 17:00
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  • Close of SAF focus day

Legislative developments across Asia and Europe

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • Ministerial keynote address: Tightening biofuel mandates and gaining better clarity on emerging regulations

Join this important session to gain better clarity on new governmental policies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, India and Australia. What mandates are in place that create growth opportunities within Asia, how can regulatory fragmentation be reduced so that doing business is made easier, and what new incentives will become available?

  • How are governments encouraging growth of the biodiesel and bio naphtha markets?
  • What new ethanol mandates are emerging and the regions backing them?
  • Speeding up the adoption of Euro 5 by 2023 to upgrade environmental standards

  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Keynote address: Reviewing European legislation and post-changes to RED II
  • What are the proposed changes to RED II?
  • Europe’s views on the use of palm oil and the impact on imports from Asia
  • Understanding proposals for a common union database for future traceability of all feedstocks and finished products and what the requirements will be
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Morning coffee and networking

Supply demand trends

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  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Current state of play: Understanding the development of the Asian biofuels market
  • Assessing Asia’s renewable diesel, HVO, FAME and HEFA demand
  • An outlook on conventional biofuels trends to Europe over the next 2-5 years including volume and pricing
  • Marine spotlight: marine pricing, B24 blends and volumes
  • 11:20
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  • 12:00
  • Global panel discussion: Exploring the current biofuel landscape: Who are the emerging players and how can rising demand be met?

With demand for feedstock rising globally, Asia continues to be positioned as the feedstock powerhouse. With new concerns over Europe’s demand on palm oil, alongside new capacity in Asia and a need for diversification, the feedstock landscape is dramatically changing

  • What are the current supply trends of HVO, UCOME and waste-based biofuels?
  • Are concerns over feedstocks running out justified and how will feedstock competitiveness grow?
  • How do we see European demand changing over the next 2-3 years?
  • What are the trends for importing feedstocks from Latin America and Africa?

  • 12:00
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • Feedstock supply: Commercial opportunities for different pathways, bioproducts and regions

This session will explore the global supply of Asian feedstock. Explore which markets will soak up Asian supply, and understand varying pathways into different sectors and the cost-benefits of each

  • Evaluating pathways into the biodiesel, ethanol, SAF, marine and bio naphtha markets
  • Which pathways are the most cost-effective and what technologies need to be put in place?
  • How are companies planning to supply waste feedstock in the future with growing demand?

Building a pricing mechanism

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  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Pricing methodology and mechanisms that aid the Asian biofuels market
  • Creating a clearer mechanism of price: market price versus feedstock price versus GHG
  • What are the options of introducing a price based on GHG targets and how could this look?
  • Understanding how GHG could save credits and how savings could be transferred

Shaping a feedstock strategy for success

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  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Asia’s answer: Utilisation of palm oil residue (PFAD) and the future of palm oil
  • How companies can generate more value from waste-based feedstocks
  • Understanding the differences between palm oil and PFAD, including its sustainable value
  • What are the global opportunities for exporting PFAD where palm oil is banned?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Discovering new feedstock material for future security of supply
  • How are companies diversifying the feedstock base to cope with increasing demand and that meets sustainable regulation?
  • Investments at plants that allow for switching of raw material in response to market trends
  • Could there be incentives in place that encourage the discovery of new feedstocks?
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Case study: Setting up a strategy based on crop cultivation in Malaysia
  • Looking at new strategies to enable new supply into the market
  • What are the benefits of crop cultivation?
  • Understanding sustainability criteria and meeting standards
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Increasing feedstock flexibility and improving biofuel quality with RetroFit solutions
  • Optimising plant performance with varying feedstocks and quality including UCO and waste
  • Expanding capabilities with new technological solutions and increasing plant profitability
  • Producing high quality biofuels regardless of raw material quality
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 17:10
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  • Networking drinks reception
Join attendees for drinks after the conference and carry on your discussions in an informal setting

Country focus

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • India focus: Boosting the use of ethanol in gasoline blending to 20pc by 2025
  • Increasing the amount of ethanol for blending to 6pc and the changes it brings
  • Exploring the developments of sugarcane-based ethanol for blending
  • How will India’s role with the market serve the Asia market?
  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Australia focus: The rising interest in tallow and the opportunities for use for biofuel production
  • Can tallow oil become an affordable and beneficial contender for the Asian market?
  • Assessing compliance and supply chain sustainability surrounding tallow oil
  • What is the current supply of tallow from Australia and how do we explore growing demand?
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Morning coffee and networking

Consolidation across the supply chain to increase efficiencies

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  • 10:50
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  • 11:30
  • Panel discussion: Improving the supply chain to reduce market fragmentation
  • How is increased demand for feedstock putting added pressure on the supply chain?
  • How can incentives help to improve the supply chain and how can quality be managed?
  • How are companies cutting down logistical costs with the use of trucks and warehouses?
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Case study: Consolidation and zoning to improve the supply chain and reduce logistical cost
  • Reducing the costs of aggregation and plans to make the supply chain more efficient
  • Utilising transportation and collective warehouses more efficiently
  • Investments that need to be made that will reduce fragmentation in the market

Sustainability and certification

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  • 12:00
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  • 12:40
  • Developing approaches for certification of sustainable biofuel material
  • Understanding new developments with sustainability standards within the Asian market
  • Drawing up guidelines focusing on waste and residues: how is it defined?
  • What work is being done with the EU in terms of RED II and the “union database”?
  • Maritime focus: how will new standards enable sustainable solutions for the sector?
  • 12:40
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • Meeting sustainability standards through testing and inspection across the supply chain
  • Monitoring and testing to meet new sustainability specifications
  • Quality control and contamination analysis
  • What are the key benefits of scaling up to improve quality?

Decarbonising the marine sector

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  • 14:10
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  • 14:30
  • Marine keynote: Developing new technical fuel standards and creating uniformity to ensure a robust bunkering sector
  • Exploring the new provisional marine biofuel standard and what this means for industry
  • The need for ISCC certified biofuels and what companies need to do to meet these standards
  • Meeting the density and viscosity specifications alongside the use of correct technology
  • 14:30
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  • 15:30
  • Industry fuel supplier and shipping keynote panel: Identifying biofuels as a valuable component in shipping decarbonisation – costs, products and supply chains

Hear from our keynote speakers on biofuels as the fuel of choice for the marine sector. Learn how FAME and UCO can be blended into bunker fuels, what volumes are expected and at what price

  • What are the benefits of utilising biofuels over LNG or methanol?
  • How will the ban of the combustion engine by 2025 open a new biodiesel marine market?
  • What investments need to take place in logistics, blending and distribution?
  • How can companies cut carbon emissions whilst retaining fuel infrastructure and engines?

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Growth in the bio naphtha markets

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  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Bio naphtha – an exciting new development, but who will pay the price?
  • Exploring the outlook of bio naphtha: how much supply will enter the market?
  • What are the expectations for bio naphtha demand in the next 3-5 years?
  • How is the price point different for alternative production techniques to make bioplastics?
  • 16:30
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  • 17:10
  • Industry discussion: Reviewing bio naphtha as the next renewable alternative to fossil fuel-based naphtha
  • Where do we see governments across Asia promoting bioplastics and the use of bio naphtha?
  • What steps need to be taken to create a robust industry around bio naphtha?
  • How will creating a chemical application price aid industry development and trading?
  • 17:10
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  • 17:20
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 17:20
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  • Close of conference