07 December - 09 December 2021
Online event

Argus Green Ammonia - Virtual Conference

Speakers:

Rosalinde van der Vlies
Director of the Clean Planet Directorate, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Rosalinde van der Vlies is the director of the Clean Planet Directorate in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Before her appointment as director, van der Vlies was head of co-ordination in the Inter-institutional Relations Unit and acting head of the Communication & Citizens Unit. In the past, she has held positions at the Directorat...
Rosalinde van der Vlies is the director of the Clean Planet Directorate in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Before her appointment as director, van der Vlies was head of co-ordination in the Inter-institutional Relations Unit and acting head of the Communication & Citizens Unit. In the past, she has held positions at the Directorate-General Environment, Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs and in the private office of Janez Potočnik, the European commissioner for the environment. Before joining the European Commission, she worked as a competition lawyer in an international law firm in Brussels and was a part-time teacher at the Catholic University in Brussels.
Dr Ramabhadran (RB) Balaji
Principal Industry Advisor, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
RB joined the World Bank Group in 2012 after a long career in the chemicals industry in R&D, technology development, technology marketing, licensing and technology transfer, business and market development, IP management and corporate strategy. As principal industry adviser to the global chemicals and fertilizers investment portfolio of IFC, he guides the investment teams ...
RB joined the World Bank Group in 2012 after a long career in the chemicals industry in R&D, technology development, technology marketing, licensing and technology transfer, business and market development, IP management and corporate strategy. As principal industry adviser to the global chemicals and fertilizers investment portfolio of IFC, he guides the investment teams and decision-making committees throughout the lifecycle of IFC’s investment, including business development, due diligence, project execution and portfolio supervision. RB leads the IFC’s efforts in helping shape the transformation of the chemicals industry to reduce its environmental footprint while sustainably producing the critical chemicals needed for everyday life. His areas of focus include: green ammonia for fertilizers; bio-derived and bio-degradable chemicals; flared gas reduction; pathways to meeting industry’s energy needs with on-demand renewable energy; and carbon capture and utilisation solutions. He holds a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Akron, Ohio, an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and a BTech in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras, India. He has published his research in several scientific journals and presented at various academic and industry conferences; he also holds many patents for his work on specialty polymer films.
Benjamin Gerber
President and CEO, M-RETS
Under Benjamin’s leadership M-RETS developed and successfully implemented an industry-leading environmental attribute registry that tracks across North America. The M-RETS platform brings unprecedented innovation to the industry, as well as access to data in pioneering ways such as hourly production data and peak period production data. M-RETS recently launched a renewable...
Under Benjamin’s leadership M-RETS developed and successfully implemented an industry-leading environmental attribute registry that tracks across North America. The M-RETS platform brings unprecedented innovation to the industry, as well as access to data in pioneering ways such as hourly production data and peak period production data. M-RETS recently launched a renewable thermal tracking system, the first of its kind in North America.
Elias Greenbaum
President & Member - Board of Directors, GTA & California Hydrogen Business Council
Elias is president of GTA, a company whose mission is to apply offshore wind and marine renewable energy to power large-scale green hydrogen production. Before joining GTA he was group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Elias is a UT-Battelle Distinguished Inventor, a member of the board of directors of California Hydrogen Business Council, and a member of the Green ...
Elias is president of GTA, a company whose mission is to apply offshore wind and marine renewable energy to power large-scale green hydrogen production. Before joining GTA he was group leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Elias is a UT-Battelle Distinguished Inventor, a member of the board of directors of California Hydrogen Business Council, and a member of the Green Hydrogen Working Group of the (Yes? Or are these two separate things?) Business Network for Offshore Wind.
Jacob Hansen
Director General, Fertilizers Europe
Mr. Jacob Hansen took over as the Director General of Fertilizers Europe in 2011. Prior to that he worked for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in Copenhagen and then as Director of their office in Brussels. From a farming background and having studied Political Science at the University of Aarhus in Denmark (MA 1989), he understands first-hand the importance of fert...
Mr. Jacob Hansen took over as the Director General of Fertilizers Europe in 2011. Prior to that he worked for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in Copenhagen and then as Director of their office in Brussels. From a farming background and having studied Political Science at the University of Aarhus in Denmark (MA 1989), he understands first-hand the importance of fertilizers to society and the need to communicate this. Having worked and been actively involved in a range of committees, platforms and task forces for over 20 years, Mr. Hansen has developed an extensive network within the agri-industrial sectors in Brussels.
Tim Hard
Senior Vice President - Energy Transition, Argus
Tim heads up the Argus Hydrogen and Future Fuels Service. Before involved in metals, Tim assisted the financialisation of the steel industry, establishing benchmarks in iron ore, ferrous scrap, coking coal and flat steel for Argus, Platts and The Steel Index. Previously a consultant at CRU Group, Tim holds an MBA from Aston Business School.
Tim heads up the Argus Hydrogen and Future Fuels Service. Before involved in metals, Tim assisted the financialisation of the steel industry, establishing benchmarks in iron ore, ferrous scrap, coking coal and flat steel for Argus, Platts and The Steel Index. Previously a consultant at CRU Group, Tim holds an MBA from Aston Business School.
Oliver Hatfield
Vice President for Business Development of Fertilizers, Argus
Oliver Hatfield, is VP Business Development for Argus Media in London. Oliver joined Argus in October 2018 following its acquisition of Integer Research, where he spent 15 years as head of the fertilizer market research team. Oliver has more than 20 years of experience in business analysis and consulting, and he was also one of the founders of Integer. Oliver has worked e...
Oliver Hatfield, is VP Business Development for Argus Media in London. Oliver joined Argus in October 2018 following its acquisition of Integer Research, where he spent 15 years as head of the fertilizer market research team. Oliver has more than 20 years of experience in business analysis and consulting, and he was also one of the founders of Integer. Oliver has worked extensively on multi-client and bespoke fertilizer market analysis studies, covering market forecasts, strategy, due diligence, market entry and project feasibility. He has worked as an analyst on all the key fertilizer and related chemical markets: nitrogen, phosphates, potash, sulphur and sulphuric acid. Oliver is a graduate of economics and development economics from the University of Manchester in the UK.
Shigeru (Sam) Muraki
Representative Director, Clean Fuel Ammonia Association
Shigeru Muraki has been Representative Director at the Clean Fuel Ammonia Association (formerly Green Ammonia Consortium) since July 2019 and had been an Executive Advisor to Tokyo Gas since 2015. Shigeru joined Tokyo Gas in 1972 after graduating from the applied chemistry department of the University of Tokyo. He was appointed Chief Representative in New York from...
Shigeru Muraki has been Representative Director at the Clean Fuel Ammonia Association (formerly Green Ammonia Consortium) since July 2019 and had been an Executive Advisor to Tokyo Gas since 2015. Shigeru joined Tokyo Gas in 1972 after graduating from the applied chemistry department of the University of Tokyo. He was appointed Chief Representative in New York from 1989 to 1994. In 1996-2004, He worked for the gas resources department. He was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2004. In 2007, he moved to the energy solution division where he oversaw commercial and industrial marketing and power businesses. He was appointed Executive Vice-President in 2010 and Vice-Chairman in 2014. Shigeru Muraki was also appointed the Regional Vice-Chair of Asia-Pacific and South Asia of the World Energy Council in May 2016 and was Program Director of Energy Carriers for SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program) from June 2014 to March 2019. He was awarded the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon in May 2017.
Paul Pang
Senior Vice President – Renewable Energy Business Division, Wison Engineering
Ajay Singh
Managing Director, Global Energy and Executive Advisor, Mitsui OSK Lines
Ruth Sharpe
Editor - Ammonia, Argus
Ruth has been editor of the Argus Ammonia report since 2017, most recently overseeing the report’s expansion into the green ammonia space. She joined Argus in 2009 and covered the coal, biomass and freight markets in the UK and US, before moving into fertilizers in 2016. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Brunel University London.
Ruth has been editor of the Argus Ammonia report since 2017, most recently overseeing the report’s expansion into the green ammonia space. She joined Argus in 2009 and covered the coal, biomass and freight markets in the UK and US, before moving into fertilizers in 2016. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Brunel University London.
Hasan Tarique
Senior Consultant, Fertilizers, Argus
Hasan is the lead for fertilizers consulting for the Americas region at Argus Consulting Services – the consulting arm of Argus Media. Hasan started his career as a business consultant with Accenture with a focus on the natural resources sector, before moving into industry where he spent time in corporate strategy departments at BHP and Canpotex focusing on supply-demand f...
Hasan is the lead for fertilizers consulting for the Americas region at Argus Consulting Services – the consulting arm of Argus Media. Hasan started his career as a business consultant with Accenture with a focus on the natural resources sector, before moving into industry where he spent time in corporate strategy departments at BHP and Canpotex focusing on supply-demand fundamentals, price forecasting, portfolio optimisation, valuations and project management. In the fertilizers space, his expertise is in potash, with experience in mining development projects, sales and operations planning, strategy and market analysis, and supply chain and logistics. At Argus, Hasan has led consulting projects in grain exports and supply chain, due diligence for greenfield potash, market fundamentals for ammonia plant investment evaluation, and specialty multi-nutrient fertilizers.
Oscar Tarneberg
VP, Business Development, Metals, Argus
Oscar began covering steel markets in 2008 as a reporter at Steel Business Briefing in London. He went on to run the iron ore index for The Steel Index (TSI) in Shanghai and Singapore, supporting the growth of iron ore futures on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). He joined Argus in China three years ago, where he set up the Shanghai office and develop the Argus iron ore index,...
Oscar began covering steel markets in 2008 as a reporter at Steel Business Briefing in London. He went on to run the iron ore index for The Steel Index (TSI) in Shanghai and Singapore, supporting the growth of iron ore futures on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). He joined Argus in China three years ago, where he set up the Shanghai office and develop the Argus iron ore index, now used by the world’s largest miners. He recently returned home to London where he manages business development for the Argus metals team.
Andrea Valentini
Principal, Consulting Services, Argus
Andrea Valentini heads up Argus’ fertilizer consultancy services in Asia and the Middle East and has several years of experience as a fertilizer market analyst. He led consulting work on a number of projects, including feasibility studies for nitrogen, phosphates, and potash investments, and specialty fertilizers marketability research in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining A...
Andrea Valentini heads up Argus’ fertilizer consultancy services in Asia and the Middle East and has several years of experience as a fertilizer market analyst. He led consulting work on a number of projects, including feasibility studies for nitrogen, phosphates, and potash investments, and specialty fertilizers marketability research in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He is a graduate in Economics from the University of Padua in Italy and holds an MBA from McGill University, Canada.