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Argus Clean Ammonia Asia Conference

Tokyo, Japan
7-9 May 2024
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Matilda Wall
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Tsutomu Yokoyama

Tsutomu Yokoyama
Executive Officer, NYK Line

Based in Tokyo, Tsutomu is responsible for NYK Line’s renewable and zero-emission energy business, with a focus on offshore wind power, hydrogen, ammonia and LNG fuel supply. He has headed up other divisions, including LNG carriers, automotive ocean transportation and port infrastructure development.

Masato Otaki

Masato Otaki
Executive Officer, Head of the Low Carbon Fuel Planning Group, Low Carbon Fuel Value Chain Division, JERA

Masato is responsible for developing JERA’s hydrogen and ammonia strategy. He took the lead in the international tender to procure clean ammonia for use in fuel substitution at Hekinan coal-fired power plant in Aichi Prefecture. Masato has extensive experience in the LNG value chain, including US tolling, procurement and shipping. Prior to joining JERA, he spent five years in Houston, Texas, where he was commercial representative for tolling at Freeport LNG. Masato has a BA from Doshisha University and an MBA from Waseda University.

Shigeru (Sam) Muraki

Shigeru (Sam) Muraki
President, Clean Fuel Ammonia Association

Lynn Loo

Lynn Loo
Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD)

GCMD’s mission is to help the sector accelerate decarbonisation efforts through shaping standards for future fuels, financing innovative projects, piloting low-carbon solutions, and fostering collaboration. Before joining GCMD, Lynn was Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. She is also the Theodora D ’78 and William H Walton III ’74 professor in engineering, and professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University.

Lisa Assman

Lisa Maria Assman
Senior Shipbroker, Steem1960 Shipbrokers

Lisa Assmann is Senior Shipbroker at the projects department at Steem1960, where her focus is on long term ammonia projects in addition to other specialised shipping (liquid gases, chemicals and clean petroleum products). Prior to that Lisa has been heading the gas analytics team at Steem1960 for 6 years as a leading expert in LPG, Ammonia and Petrochemical shipping, working closely together with the market’s forefront ammonia shipbroking desk. As part of her previous career Lisa worked in consulting and banking in addition to being a researcher at Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen and the Energy Institute at UCL in London investigating aspects of green shipping and prediction methodology for freight. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics and a Master of Science in Energy Economics from Norwegian School of Economics, as well as a B.A. in from Zeppelin university, Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Karan Bagga

Karan Bagga
Chief Technology Officer, thyssenkrupp Uhde Australia

Ahmed Harby

Ahmed Harby
Director Operations and Logistics, Fertiglobe

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Koji Nakamura
Chief Executive Officer, Tsubame BHB

Dr Shahrin Osman

Dr Shahrin Osman
Regional Head & Global Business Development, DNV & Director, Maritime Decarbonisation and Smart Shipping Centre of Excellence (Singapore/Asia-Pac)

Dr Osman has more than 30 years of maritime industry experience and has been a frequent guest speaker and panellist at industry conferences focussing on the topic of decarbonisation, sustainability and talent management in the maritime sector. He has supervised numerous maritime decarbonisation advisory projects for clients in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions and was appointed as a member of several governmental-industry-academic committees. In his current role, he is responsible for the maritime consulting business, R&D, and innovation within the areas of decarbonisation in shipping, as well as digitalisation initiatives. Dr Osman is also the director of the Maritime Decarbonisation and Smart Shipping Centre of Excellence in Singapore. He has extensive experience in strategy development for maritime decarbonisation and also working with several shipping players in their digital transformation journey. He has a doctorate degree with his research focus on industry cluster strategy and innovation ecosystem, and a MSc in Maritime Studies from NTU Singapore.

Navid Ostadian-Binai

Navid Ostadian-Binai
Head of Green Vessels and Fuels, Maersk Tankers

Navid is Head of Green Vessels and Fuels at Danish shipping firm Maersk Tankers, where he is concerned with the commercialisation and scale-up of green shipping. Navid has 17 years of technical and commercial experience across various industries and has helped initiate and grow business for corporate and start-up companies. He has an MSc in materials science and engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and is an advocate for the energy transition and equitable opportunities.

Christian Renk

Christian Renk
Head of Technology, Innovation & Sustainability (TIS), thyssenkrupp Uhde

Christian studied chemical engineering and did his PhD on DME synthesis from gasified biomass at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Following completion of his PhD, Christian worked in Australia for six years in the fields of wastewater cleaning and nitric acid/ammonium nitrate. He returned to Germany and started working for thyssenkrupp in 2014 as a research engineer. A year later, he was promoted, heading the Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Fertilizer group. Through restructuring the group, Christian is now responsible for several technologies including green and blue ammonia developments.

Lars T Danielsen

Lars T. Danielsen
Promotion Manager, MAN Energy Solutions

Working with MAN Energy Solutions for more than 10 years, first within Tier III development and maturation in the Operation Department and now as promotion manager, supporting international shipowners in configuring newbuilding projects with the latest technologies, Mr Danielsen possesses a broad technical knowledge and a wide industry network.

Bunro Shiozawa

Bunro Shiozawa
Advisory Member, Clean Fuel Ammonia Association and Senior Researcher, International Environment and Economy Institute, Japan

After serving as Deputy Director General for Science and Technology Policy at the Cabinet Office of the Japanese government, Bunro engaged in the Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Programme of the Cabinet Office (SIP) “Energy Carriers” (2014-18) as Deputy Programme Director. This project revealed the potential of ammonia as a CO2-free fuel and H2 carrier and triggered Japanese movements towards the introduction of ammonia as a power generation fuel. Bunro has written books and many articles on hydrogen and ammonia, including “Potential of Ammonia as CO2-Free Fuel and Hydrogen Carrier” (Chapter 3 of “CO2 Free Ammonia as an Energy Carrier — Japan’s Insights” (Springer May 2022) and “Implementation of Carbon Neutral Strategy — Electrification, Hydrogen and Ammonia” — (written in Japanese, Energy Forum, March 2021). He is presently acting as an independent expert on hydrogen and ammonia and serving Special Adviser to the Clean Fuel Ammonia Association and Senior Researcher at the International Environment and Economy Institute, Japan.

Siddhartha Shrivastava

Siddhartha Shrivastava
Head of New Energies Asia, SMBC

Siddhartha is Head of New Energies Asia for Japanese bank SMBC. Siddhartha has more than 19 years of experience in banking finance for the energy sector. He has raised financing for various global and Asian energy companies and has led several notable advisory transactions in the energy value chain. In his current role, Siddhartha is working with clients to develop sustainable commercial and financing models across hydrogen value chains, low-carbon solutions and electric vehicle mobility.

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Alex Trajkov
Executive Manager Trading/Logistics & Director, The Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

Alex has more than 24 years of experience in chemical business management (particularly ammonia and bulk gases). He has managed multifaceted commercial projects and global RFT, ranging from commodity chemicals trading and/or market development to large mining developments. He has a master’s degree focused on strategy from INSEAD and an MBA (major in marketing) from Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand.

Andrea Valentini

Andrea Valentini
VP - Business Development Ammonia, Argus

Andrea Valentini has 15 years of experience of commodities market analysis. He is currently leading Argus' global ammonia business, as well as hydrogen and fertilizers markets in APAC and Middle East. Andrea was also the lead author of the highly regarded Argus Green Ammonia Strategy Report. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He is a regular speaker and industry events and has over 10 years of experience in APAC markets. Andrea is a graduate in Economics from the University of Padua in Italy and holds an MBA from McGill University, Canada.

Tim Cheyne

Tim Cheyne
SVP - Global Head of Agriculture, Fertilizers, Ammonia, DEF, Argus

Tim is Senior Vice President for the fertilizer sector at Argus. Tim worked a process manager at an ammonia/urea plant in South Africa before moving to the UK to join KBR (then M.W. Kellogg) as a process engineer in the ammonia technology team. More recently Tim has covered fertilizer and industrial nitrogen as a market analyst.

Ruth Sharpe

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.

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Alistair Wallace
Principal - Consulting, Argus

Alistair Wallace is Argus' head of ammonia research, and leads Argus' cost modelling in the clean ammonia space. Alistair also has over 15 years of experience in the nitrogen market and supports the company’s research on the wider fertilizer industry, focusing primarily on cost competitiveness and mid to long-term price forecasting for the N, P and K markets. Alistair presents at major conferences on ammonia and fertilizer market trends.