06 June - 07 June 2018
Carlton Hotel Singapore

Biomass Asia

Join us at Argus Biomass Asia 2018 and spend two days with the top buyers and sellers in the Asian biomass market as they address today’s most pressing competitive challenges. You will establish new contacts and market intelligence that will help you meet your business objectives in 2018.

 Confirmed speakers include:

- Yoshinobu Kusano, Executive Advisor & General Manager, Fuel Procurement, Biomass Energy, RENOVA, Inc
- Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Argus Biomass Markets, Argus
- Hiroaki Goto, Manager, Fuel Trading Div. Fuel Dept, EREX Co
- Fumiyo Harada, General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5, Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)
- Lim Tzer-Han, Director, Equis         
- Andrew Curtis, General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan), Equis
- Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development), GS EPS
- Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor, Forest Biomass Energy Association
- Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader, Hanwa Co
- Dikki Akhmar, Chairman, Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association (Apcasi)
- Oliver Mauss, Managing Director, ARP Holdings

 

 Conference Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday, 6 June 

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and exhibition stands open

09:00 - 09:10 Chairman’s welcome remarks
Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager,Argus

Session 1 : Overview of the Atlantic market

09:10 - 09:35 Europe’s biomass demand drivers
Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Argus Biomass Markets,Argus

09:35 - 09:55 North American supply landscape

09:55 - 10:05 Q&A

10:05 - 10:30 Morning refreshments

Session 2 : Japanese demand

10:30 - 10:40 Moderator’s remarks
Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office, Argus

10:40 - 11:05 Japanese importer’s view for preferable supply
Yoshinobu Kusano,Executive Advisor & General Manager, Fuel Procurement, Biomass Energy,RENOVA, Inc

11:05 - 11:30 Actions taken by Japanese importers to ensure supply security
Hiroaki Goto, Manager, Fuel Trading Div. Fuel Dept,EREX Co

11:30 - 11:40 Q&A

11:40 - 11:50 Quick break

Session 3: Financing criteria for biomass projects

11:50 -11:55  Moderator’s remarks
Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office,Argus

11:55 - 12:20 Project financing for power plants
Fumiyo Harada, General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 5,Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ)

12:20 - 12:45 Overcoming challenges to financing biomass projects
Lim Tzer-Han, Director,Equis 
Andrew Curtis, General Manager, Equis Bioenergy (Japan),Equis

12:45 - 13:00 Q&A

13:00 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 4: Palm Kernel Shell (PKS) and palm based supply

14:30 - 14:45 Moderator’s remarks
Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager,Argus

14:45 - 15:10 Perspective of Malaysian PKS
Senior representative,Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) Sabah

15:10 - 15:50 Panel Discussion: PKS trade and supply
Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader,Hanwa Co
Dikki Akhmar, Chairman,Indonesian Palm-Kernel Shell Business Association Apcasi)
Oliver Mauss,Managing Director,ARP Holdings

15:50 - 16:20 Afternoon refreshments

Session 5: Quality and contracting

16:20 - 16:25 Moderator’s remarks
Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager,Argus

16:25 - 16:50 Application of indexation to supply contracts
Masaki Mita, Head of Japan Office,Argus

16:50 - 17:30 Panel Discussion: Biomass supply contracts – what to look out for?

17:30 Chairman’s closing remarks
Claire Pickard-Cambridge,Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus

17:45 - 20:00 Cocktail reception
Hosted by: ENGIE

 Day 2 - Thursday, 7 June

09:00 - 09:20 Coffee

09:20 - 09:25 Chairman’s opening remarks
Sunita Sharma,Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus

Session 6: South Korean demand

09:25 - 09:50 Demand growth and expected imports
Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor,Forest Biomass Energy Association

09:50 - 10:15 Case study: Updates on GS EPS’s 105 MW biomass power plant
Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development),GS EPS

10:15 - 10:50 Panel Discussion: Impact of REC changes
Marco Kim, Global Cooperation Advisor,Forest Biomass Energy Association
Kyu Ho Song, General Manager (Business Development),GS EPS

10:50 - 11:20 Morning refreshments

Session 7: Wood pellets supply

11:20 - 11:25 Moderator’s remarks
Sunita Sharma, Vice-President, Products, Asia,Argus

11:25 - 11:50 Development of Vietnamese wood pellets
Ngo Sy Hoai,Vice-Secretary General, Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (Vifores) 

11:50 - 12:15 Emerging supply from Thailand
Wattanapong Thongsoi, President, Thai Biomass Trade Association (TBTA)

12:15 - 12:25 Q&A

12:30 Chairman’s closing remarks followed by end of conference
Sunita Sharma,Vice-President, Products, Asia, Argus

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the conference, please email elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

*This agenda is subject to change.

For more information, please contact us on:
Phone +65 6496 9899
Email asiaconferences@argusmedia.com

 
Venue
Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189558
Phone + 65 6338 8333
www.carltonhotel.sg/ 

Make your reservation by asking for the Argus discounted rate. Please contact Josephine Pulvera at josephine.pulvera@argusmedia.com for more details.