23 May - 25 May 2022
In-person: Hilton Rotterdam, The Netherlands & Online Access

Argus Green Marine Fuels Conference

Agenda

The Argus Green Marine Fuels conference will be looking to deliver critical updates from this rapidly evolving space, as the shipping industry seeks to convert its fuels to zero-carbon solutions over the next 30 years, including key milestones for GHG emission reductions in 2030 and 2050.  If you would like to discuss speaking opportunities, please contact conferences@argusmedia.com

  • 16:00
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  • Registration opening & welcome drinks reception
  • 08:00
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  • Registration Opening
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Conference Welcome & Chair opening remarks Matilda Wall & Jack Merriott - Senior Conference Producer & Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus
  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • The wider picture for the decarbonisation of transport sectors: where does shipping fit in? What lessons can the marine fuels industry learn from momentum seen in aviation?
  • What will be the key enabling factors for the transition to low or zero carbon marine fuels?
  • Why are strategic partnerships key to the energy transition? What role is industry playing in pushing for regulation at a global level?

Moderator: Charles Jans, VP Consulting, Argus

Speakers: 

Ajay Singh, Managing Director, Global Energy and Executive Advisor, Mitsui OSK Line

Stuart Neil, Director of Strategy and Communications, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Torben Nørgaard, Head of Energy & Fuels, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Ayça Yalcin, Market Development Director, Methanex
  • 09:50
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  • 10:15
  • How will the IMO help the global shipping industry reach 2030 and 2050 goals? Unni Einemo - Director, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
  • What lessons can be taken from experience of implementation of IMO 2020? When will the real shift happen for achieving decarbonisation goals?
  • How will regulation seek to incentivise the adoption of alternative fuels in the shipping sector?
  • What market mechanisms are going to be put in place to enable the industry to transition to low or zero carbon fuels?
  • 10:15
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  • 11:00
  • EU Fit for 55: What are the implications for the global shipping market? Speakers include - Danish Shipping, eFuels Alliance, EWABA, Transport & Environment, EBB, Methanol Institute
  • FuelEU Maritime proposal: what are the current EU proposals and how will this framework support the adoption of alternative fuels in the shipping sector?
  • How will carbon pricing mechanisms be implemented and impact the bigger picture of the energy transition and emissions reduction in the shipping sector?
  • How will regulatory frameworks look to incentivise innovation and change in the energy transition?

Moderator:  Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director - Climate, Environment and Security, Danish Shipping

Speakers:

Tobias Block, Head of Strategy and Content, eFuels Alliance

Angel Alberdi, Secretary General, EWABA

Faïg Abbasov, Shipping Programme Director, Transport & Environment

Cailean Macleod, Maritime Fuels Lead, European Biodiesel Board (EBB)

Matthias Ólafsson, Manager of Government and Public Affairs Europe, Methanol Institute

  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Morning Coffee Break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Argus views: Pricing considerations for alternative marine fuels compared to the traditional market - Argus speakers
  • Status of activities: what are the current fuels being considered in the fuel mix?
  • What do their current markets look like? How are they projected to change?
  • How do existing costs compare with those in the future?

Speakers include: 

Jonah Sweeney, Market Reporter – Marine Fuels, Argus

Sophie Barthel, Deputy Editor – Biofuels, Argus

Ruth Sharpe, Group Editor – Raw Materials & Editor - Ammonia, Argus

  • 12:00
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  • 12:50
  • Alternative fuel options: who are the future fuel providers and how do they see the energy transition for the shipping sector? Speakers include - TotalEnergies, Neste, Yara Clean Ammonia, Proman

LNG, methanol, ammonia, biofuels and hydrogen providers - Individual fuel presentations

  • What technology maturity level are alternative fuels at?
  • What does the adoption timeline look like? Grey to blue to green
  • How can existing global supply chains be adapted for the maritime industry?
  • Competition with other end use markets: What are the main challenges and opportunities looking ahead?

Chair: Jack Merriott, Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus

Speakers:

Frederic Meyer, Head of Strategy & Projects, TotalEnergies Marine Fuel

Sveta Ukkonen, Head of Marine Fuels & Services, Neste

Christian Berg, Director Bunkering Market Development Scandinavia New Markets, Yara Clean Ammonia

Andrew Craig, Managing Director Corporate Finance, Proman

  • 12:50
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  • 13:15
  • Panel discussion: Security and stability of supply for future fuels – how to kickstart the transition? Speakers include - Sea Commerce America, Gidara Energy
  • What is the projected distribution availability and cost for each fuel? How will future fuels be affected by carbon pricing?
  • What are main challenges for achieving scalability for production of alternative fuel
  • What demonstration and commercial projects are taking place for different fuels? What are the main findings and how are these informing pathway mapping?

Moderator: Charles Jans, VP Consulting, Argus

Speakers include

Saleem Alavi, President, Sea Commerce America

Dennis Chafiâ, Manager Business Development & Marketing, Gidara Energy

  • 13:15
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  • 14:30
  • Lunch Sponsored by Proman
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Feedstocks for biofuels: the starting point for the global market for shipping? Alex Miles - Director, Project Development, Enerkem
  • What are the main feedstock constraints for biofuels? What impact will availability have on pricing?
  • What restraints may exist due to competition from other transport sectors, namely aviation?
  

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Renewable power availability and hydrogen production capacity: the keys to unlocking alternative fuels for the shipping sector? Speakers include - CATF, European Energy
  • What is the projected availability of renewable power for future fuel production? How will renewable electricity be subsidized to unlock fuel production at a lower cost?
  • What is the state of green hydrogen electrolyser capacity? How is hydrogen going to play a role as a feedstock for e-fuels?
  • Location factors: Where will renewable energy be available and where will hydrogen be produced relative to its intended deployment? Where are supply centres likely to emerge for blue and green fuels linked to renewable power?

Moderator: Charles Jans, VP Consulting, Argus

Speakers: 

Jonathan Lewis, Senior Counsel, CATF

Jens Ole Madsen, Head of Business Development, European Energy

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Safety considerations: how to ensure the safety of green fuels in the energy transition? Rob Stevens - President, Ammonia Energy Association
  • A key enabling factor? What are the key safety considerations for future fuels such as ammonia, hydrogen, LNG, biofuels and methanol?
  • What initiatives are in place already for safely achieving the transition to low and zero carbon fuels?
  • What will be the impact on storage terminals? What conditions are needed for safety moving forward? How will existing supply chains support the transition?
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Afternoon Coffee Break Sponsored by Enerkem
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • What is the level of readiness of engine technology for the energy transition? Speakers include - Wärtsilä Marine Power, MAN Energy Solutions
  • Engine developments for different fuels: which are the most advanced? What are the main hurdles to overcome?
  • What are the main considerations for shipowners when considering different fuel options and associated engines? What influence will vessel type have?
  • What role are fuel cells set to play? How will applications vary by shipping sector?

Moderator: Alex Younevitch, Head of Freight, Argus

Speakers:

Alexander Feindt, Global Business Development Manager, Marine Four-Stroke, MAN Energy Solutions

Toni Stojcevski, General Manager Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power

  • 17:00
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  • 17:30
  • Strategic review Speakers include: - 1PointFive, SEA LNG, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Shell
  • What is needed and what role does the shipping have to play in scaling up production of future fuels? What is the scale of the business opportunity for transitioning to low carbon fuels?
  • What are the constraints in fuel adoption pathways for low or zero carbon fuels in the maritime sector?
  • What are the short term vs long term solutions and how will different segments of the shipping market adapt according to their needs?

Moderator: Charles Jans, VP Consulting, Argus

Speakers include: 

Torben Nørgaard, Head of Energy & Fuels, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Steve Esau, COO, SEA LNG

Anthony Cottone, VP Carbon Products and Marketing, 1PointFive

Alexandra Ebbinghaus, GM Decarbonisation, Shell

  • 17:30
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  • Chair Closing remarks & End of Day 1 Charles Jans - VP Consulting, Argus
  • 17:35
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  • Evening Drinks Reception Sponsored by 1PointFive
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Jack Merriott - Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus
  • 09:10
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  • 10:00
  • No silver bullet: What real solutions are available and under consideration? Is hydrogen the answer for everyone?
  • What is an acceptable price to pay for new fuels and how will this impact freight rates? What will be the impact on underlying markets?
  • What role are customers playing in pushing for the transition to low or zero carbon fuels?

Moderator: Alex Younevitch, Head of Freight, Argus

Speakers:

Berit Hinnemann, Director, Head of Decarbonisation Business Development, Maersk

Rustin Edwards, Head of Fuel Oil Procurement, Euronav

Constantinos Capetanakis, Bunker Director, Starbulk SA
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • Financing the energy transition for the shipping industry Speakers include - Danish Shipping, Saga Pure, NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology
  • What financing mechanisms exist to enable infrastructure across the value chain for the development for green fuel production? What role will the Green Bond Principles and other initiatives play?
  • What regulatory incentives are coming in and how will they support the transition to green fuels for the shipping industry?
  • How will greater fuel supply predictability enable greater certainty on future fleet investments?

Moderator: Charles Jans, VP Consulting, Argus

Speakers:

Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director - Climate, Environment and Security, Danish Shipping

Jørgen Kopperstad, Vice President Maritime Opportunities, Saga Pure

Christopher Stanik, Head of Maritime Applications, NOW GmbH National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

  • 10:45
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  • 11:15
  • Morning Coffee Break Sponsored by Dansuk
  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Green corridors: kickstarting the age of green fuels? Speakers include - ZeroLab by Torvald Klaveness, Global Maritime Forum
  • What is a green corridor and how will it work? 
  • Who will be involved along the value chain? 
  • What are the most likely starting points and plans for development? 
  • Financing – what mechanisms will be put in place? 

Moderator: Jack Merriott, Senior Manager – Consulting, Argus

Speakers:

Ingrid Kylstad, Sustainability Lead, ZeroLab by Torvald Klaveness

Marieke Beckmann, Senior Programme Lead, First Movers, Global Maritime Forum

  • 11:45
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  • 12:30
  • Ports: What can they already do and what is changing? Speakers include: - Transport & Environment, ESPO
  • What is the level of readiness of vessels and ports to handle future fuels in the maritime environment?
  • What incentives exist at port level for developing infrastructure for future fuels?
  • Will new alternative fuels require the same logistics? How will current logistics processes be adapted?

Moderator: Jack Merriott, Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus

Speakers include: 

Delphine Gozillon, Policy Officer, Transport & Environment

Valter Sélen, Senior Policy Advisor (Sustainable Development), ESPO

  • 12:30
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  • 12:40
  • Closing remarks - End of conference Jack Merriott - Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch