08 October - 11 October 2018
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London, UK

Argus Biofuels 2018

Legislation, markets and production

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  • 08:30
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  • 09:40
  • Registration and breakfast Breakfast sponsored by - UPM
  • 09:40
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  • 09:50
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus

Evolving legislation

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  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Panel Discussion: Implementing low carbon transport fuels policy in Member States

- Assessing the differences and consistencies in European markets

- Outlining current GHG savings targets in Member States including in Germany, Sweden and Poland

- Assessing the landscape of double-counting policy

- Where do biofuels mandates fit among other low carbon initiatives including the electrification drive

- How will Brexit and UK policy and the EU Common Agricultural Policy reform impact the biofuels industry?

Adam Stępien, Director-General, Polish Chamber of Commerce
Jakob Lagercantz, Founder, 2030 Secretariat
Rachel Solomon Williams, Head of Low Carbon Fuels Division, Department for Transport
Elmar Baumann, Managing Director, VDB
Raffaello Garofalo, Secretary General, European Biodiesel Board

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  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Networking coffee break Barista stand sponsored by - Axens

Evolving legislation

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  • 11:20
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  • 11:40
  • Analysing Sweden’s implementation of transport policy Ulf Svahn - Managing Director, SPBI

- Explaining requirements for GHG savings

Addressing implications on supply/demand

  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • Outlining the scope of biofuels qualities Jan Henke - Director, ISCC

- Assessing challenges in certification

Outlining the standards in GHG savings and qualities

- Defining the scope of product qualities in the European markets

  • 12:00
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  • 12:20
  • Understanding the impact of RED II on biofuels markets Sari Mannonen - Vice President, Biofuels, UPM Biofuels

- Discussing trends in demand and supply of biodiesel

- How companies are preparing for RED II

- How the biodiesel markets are influenced by bioethanol

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  • 12:20
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  • 13:50
  • Networking lunch

Market outlook

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  • 13:50
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  • 14:10
  • Clean fuels strategy: Biofuels vs. electrification Anders Kleve Svela - Senior Fuels Procurement Manager, Circle K Norge
- Norway’s plan for clean fuelling stations
- Analysing the outlook of biofuels against an electrification push
- Achieving higher GHG savings in biofuels products
 
  • 14:10
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  • 14:50
  • Pricing trends in biodiesel

- Pricing trends in biodiesel
- Assessing current consumption of biodiesel globally
- Evaluating historic pricing trends and market dynamics

Kees Schipper, Biofuels Broker, Global Bio Broker
Gaetano Lucisano, Biodiesel Trader, Petroineos
Florian Gollin, Sales Manager, EcoMotion
Victor Allemound, Broker, Greenea
James Standage, Biodiesel Physical Broker, OTC Europe

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  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Networking coffee break Barista stand sponsored by - Axens

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  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Oil company perspective on the role of biofuels in low carbon initiatives Emanuel Grassal - Biofuels Strategy Manager, Europe and South Africa, BP

- How is BP preparing for regulatory changes?
- Establishing the attitudes toward biofuels of end-users
- Predicting the future of demand by end-users

  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • The future of HVO and co-processing Larissa Perotta - Technologist, Clean Fuels and Bio-Technology Group, Axens
- Defining the landscape of co-processing operations
- Describing quantities and qualities in new expansion projects
- Outlining the challenges and opportunities in HVO production
- Assessing the future of HVO investments and production scale
- HVO vs. co-processing: fight for the market, fight for the feedstock?
 

Start End
  • 16:30
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  • 16:40
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 16:50
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  • Networking drinks reception

Feedstocks, global markets and technology

Start End
  • 08:40
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and breakfast Breakfast sponsored by - UPM
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus

Start End
  • 09:30
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  • 09:50
  • RED II feedstocks: Analysing potential winners and pricing effects Charles Jans - Senior Manager, Argus
-Outlining advanced biofuel feedstocks and their outlook
-Assessing likely future large volume and niche winners
-Evaluating future trends in pricing
  • 09:50
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  • 10:30
  • Panel discussion: Examination of feedstocks in European biodiesel

- Palm oil - can the industry exist without it? 
- Advanced biofuels: What will they look like?
- Evaluating the current use of UCO in the European biofuels industry
- Analysing the availability of feedstocks

Nuno Correia, CEO, Hardlevel
Charles Jans, Senior Manager, Argus
Angel Alvarez Alberti, Secretary-General, EWABA
Giovanni Gianni,
Biodiesel Commercial Manager, Cargill

 

 

  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Outlining the future of wood-based biofuels David Sudolsky - CEO, Anellotech

- Creating high GHG savings through wood-based technologies

- Evaluating available technologies for wood-based biofuels

- Projecting capacities

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Networking coffee break Barista stand sponsored by - Axens

Stream 1 - Markets: Global demand for biofuel

Start End
  • 11:30
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  • 11:50
  • Double-counting in RED II and biodiesel in heavy-duty vehicles Dickon Posnett - Director, Argent Energy

- Evaluating current policy in double-counting 

- Understanding effective counting for waste instead of crops

- The outlook for using biodiesel in heavy duty vehicles

  • 11:50
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  • 12:10
  • Commercial vehicle manufacturer’s perspective: which are the fuel options for the future? Anders Roj - Senior Advisor Fuels, Volvo Group Trucks Technology

- Assessing options for cleaner fuel

- Evaluating the future of clean automobiles

- What does advancements in automobile technology mean for the biofuels industry

  • 12:10
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  • 12:30
  • The outlook of Malaysian palm oil and exports Chiew Wei Puah - Minister, Mission of Malaysia to the EU
- Analysing the future of PME production in Malaysia 
- Assessing the key export markets for Malaysia
- Reviewing the challenges Malaysia faces by the EU export market
  • 12:30
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:30
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  • 14:20
  • Panel Discussion: A global overview on biodiesel production and demand
- Assessing demand for biofuels globally
- Describing new opportunities and growth in the biofuels industry
- How is international supply changing?
- Addressing the outlook and impact of anti-dumping duties
 

April Poore, Senior Reporter, Biofuels, Argus

Amandeep Parmar, Deputy Editor, Argus

Zander Capozzola, Biofuels Editor, Argus

  • 14:20
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  • 14:40
  • Networking coffee break Barista stand sponsored by - Axens
  • 14:40
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  • 15:30
  • Roundtable 1: Biofuels in LATAM Marcel van Heesewijk - CEO, Investancia
- Biofuel markets in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
- How are LATAM’s first generation and/ or advanced feedstock supply competition for EU?
regulatory changes?
  • 14:40
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  • 15:30
  • Future of feedstocks Melanie Williams - CEO, Melanie Williams Consulting

- Discussing the next steps for feedstocks following the RED II reforms

- Analysing new developments in technologies

Start End
  • 15:20
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  • 15:30
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 15:40
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  • Close of conference