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

Argus Biofuels 2018

Production Day

Start End
  • 08.30
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  • 09.30
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09.30
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  • 09.40
  • Chairperson's opening remarks

Legislative direction for low carbon transport fuels

Start End
  • 09.40
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  • 10.00
  • Outlining the outlook for ethanol in the EU
  • Understanding current mandates and fuel ethanol policy
  • What will RED II mean for your business?
  • Reviewing the future of double-countingmorn ing
  • Where we are with the sub-target for advanced biofuels?
  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Panel Discussion: Global outlook - political will for ethanol in transport fuels
- Assessing current mandates from around the world, including Asia, US, Canada, Middle East and South America
- Understanding the future of global policies for low carbon transport fuels 
- Where is there current growth in ethanol demand?
- Assessing the geographical spread of feedstock availability and new opportunities
 
Max Pyzuir, Director – Downstream, Transportation Fuels & Natural Gas Projects, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.
Arbab Siddiqui, Feedstock Analyst, Sipchem
Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, ePure

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking coffee break

The future of feedstocks

Start End
  • 11.10
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  • 11.30
  • Case Study: Developing a 2G ethanol plant
- Overview of the Enviral Group second generation ethanol project 
- Outlining qualities and quantities in production
- Securing funding for plant and technology development
 
  • 11:30
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  • 12:10
  • Panel Discussion: Assessing the future of feedstocks in ethanol production
- Quantifying the availability of lignocellulosic feedstock
- Assessing the future of algae based feedstocks
- How will mandates be met post-2020?
- Evaluating the GHG savings from second generation biofuels
- What technologies are under development and required for the future of 2G biofuels
 
Timo Huhtisaari, Sustainability Director, Neot
James Cogan, Biofuels and Policy Advisor, Ethanol Europe Renewables

Start End
  • 13:20
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  • 13:40
  • Biofuels insights from the IEA’s 2018 renewable energy market report Pharoah Le Feuvre - Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency
An overview of the global status of biofuels
The IEA’s five year production forecasts for ethanol, biodiesel and advanced biofuels.
Market prospects for biofuels and aviation
  • 12:10
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  • 13:20
  • Networking lunch

Fuel ethanol demand

Start End
  • 13:40
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  • 14:00
  • Case Study: Analysing ethanol markets in France Mickael Florin - Biofuels Manager, les Mousquetairs, SCA
- Overview of boundaries to ethanol trade in France
- Outlining the current outlook of French ethanol markets
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Panel Discussion: The reputation of ethanol as a cheap, clean and safe alternative fuel
- Debating the environmental implications of fuel ethanol
- Analysing the social economic benefits of ethanol production
- Evaluating the reality of risks of ethanol as a fuel
- Outlining the consequences and future of the reputation of fuel ethanol
 
Per Sune Koustrup, CEO, Nordic Green
Michael Goldsworthy, Senior Consultant, NNFCC
  • 14:30
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  • 14:50
  • The car manufacturers’ perspective on the future of ethanol fuel Justin Bradley - Director of Operations, Mar Energy
- Outlining blending capacities in Europe 
- Needs and developments in gasoline blending

Start End
  • 14:50
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  • 15:30
  • Networking coffee break

Technical applications to enhance the ethanol industry

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Case Study: Steelanol project - Developing carbon technologies for new ethanol production Wim Van der Stricht - CTO, Technology Stategy, CO2 and ad hoc topics, Arcelormittal
- Outlining the technology behind Arcelormittal’s Steelanol 
- Detailing the timeline, concept and impact of the project
- Evaluating the capabilities of the technologies on a commercial scale
- Assessing the qualities of the ethanol produced
- To what extent will the steel industry get involved with ethanol production
 
  • 15:50
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  • 16:30
  • Panel Discussion: Commercial opportunities for a biorefinery
  • Ascertaining the landscape of competitive components for low carbon transport fuels
  • Establishing the true landscape of industrial applications for ethanol
  • Assessing the scale of market opportunities for DDGS
  • Estimating the scale of opportunities in bioplastics
Kathrina Andres Munoz, Business Developer, Biomass and Energy Efficiency, TNO 
Ralf Schmidt, Managing Director, Bioeton
  • 16:30
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  • 16:50
  • Changing the biofuels industry through blockchain and crypto coins Fabio Nehme - CEO, Nehme Commodities
- Understanding the use of blockchain and crypto coins
- Evaluating the opportunity and potential impact of these technologies

Start End
  • 17:10
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  • 17:20
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Josefine Ahlstrom - Vice-President, Business Development, Europe
  • 17.20
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  • Networking drinks reception

Markets Day

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks John Houghton-Brown, Deputy Editor, Argus Biofuels, Argus

The market outlook

Start End
  • 09:50
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  • 10:10
  • Analysing global trade flows Alberto Carmona Bosch - CEO, NixAl Commodities

- Assessing quantities and qualities in the global trade of ethanol products 
- Mapping the movement of products globally
- Outlining challenges and the future prospects in product flows

  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Panel Discussion: Producers’ panel – reviewing the market outlook
  • Gauging opportunities and challenges in ethanol markets
  • Defining the producers’ perspective of demand for bioethanol and the market outlook
  • Addressing what is required to increase the price and the impact of RED II

Start End
  • 10:20
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  • 11:00
  • Networking coffee break

Start End
  • 11:00
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  • 11:20
  • China E10: A global opportunity? Maxwell Thomasson - Director, Renewable Fuels Global Trading, CHS
- Predicting the changing openness of the Chinese markets
- Outlining the future of demand in China
- Addressing the policy in place in mobilising international opportunities
 
  • 11:20
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  • 12:30
  • An overview: Ethanol in Brazil and new Brazilian biofuels policy Martinho Ono - CEO, SCA

- Outlining current production and consumption in Brazil
- The future of Brazilian trade
- Understanding the Renovabio program

  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • Panel Discussion: Assessing the future of international trade
- Analysing future international trade of bioethanol
- Assessing tariffs of international trade
- Developing the scope of ethanol production globally
- Finding new opportunities for the ethanol industry
- The outlook of China E10 and its implications
 

Maxwell Thomasson, Director, Renewable Fuels Global Trading, CHS
Ewa Abramuik-Lete, Secretary General, EFOA
Hendrik Fischer, Evonik

Start End
  • 13:00
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  • 14:10
  • Networking lunch

Pricing dynamics

Start End
  • 14:10
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  • 14:30
  • Gasoline pricing and demand Saket Vemprala - Editor, European Gasoline, Argus
- Determining the drivers of the gasoline price 
- Deducing the trends in demand and pricing
- Summarising the outlook and implications of the gasoline price

 
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Panel discussion: Trends and forecasts in the ethanol price

- Assessing demand/supply dynamics
- Evaluating pricing trends and drivers
- Forecasting the short to medium term
- Quantifying the impact of RED II on market price

Stephen Walsh, Ethanol BrokerStephen Walsh, Ethanol Broker, Starsupply Renewables

Alberto Carmona, CEO, NixAl Commodities

 

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Networking coffee break

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 15:50
  • Trends and forecasts in the sugar price and the implications on ethanol supply/demand Kona Haque - Head of Research, ED&F Man
- Assessing demand/supply dynamics
- Evaluating pricing trends and drivers
- Forecasting the short to medium term
  • 15:50
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  • 16:40
  • Roundtables – Global opportunities
  • Indian 2G technology development
  • Growth in the US markets
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Josefine Ahlstrom - Vice-President, Business Development, Europe, Argus