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Argus Clean Ammonia North America Conference

Houston, Texas, US
June 12-14, 2024
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Agenda

Join our expert speakers as they discuss North America's role as a leading producer of clean ammonia on the road to decarbonisation of hard to abate sectors globally.

Contact us on the details below to register your interest in speaking opportunities at the conference:

Matilda Wall
+44 20 4570 3543
matilda.wall@argusmedia.com

Welcome day and drinks reception

16:00

Registration open

16:30 - 18:30

Welcome drinks reception

Join fellow delegates for an evening of ice breaker networking, drinks and snacks, ahead of two busy conference days.

Carbon and CCS workshop (Carbon and CCS workshop passholders only)

08:00

Registration open: Carbon and CCS workshop

08:00 - 08:55

Exclusive Carbon and CCS networking breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

Chairperson's opening remarks: Carbon and CCS workshop

Speakers Include:

Paul Belin

Paul Belin

Principal, Consulting & Analytics
Argus
09:05 - 09:40

Keynote: Blue ammonia production using CCS - handling CO2 and storing it in a sustainable way

- What is CCS and why is it important for all heavily emitting industries to start their decarbonisation journey?
- What are current projects for blue ammonia production, and how much carbon storage will be needed?
- What are the main challenges with availability and permitting for storage? How to approach methane leakage challenges.

09:40 - 10:40

Critical technology developments: What technologies are available? What are the main differences between steam methane reforming (SMR) and autothermal reforming (ATR)?

- What metrics are needed to track carbon capture rates, and how are they calculated?
- What is the expected capex and opex per ton of blue ammonia for a given technology? How do different production pathways lead to different carbon intensities?
- Building and upgrading to include CCS – how much could it cost and how can investment be recovered?

Speakers include:

Tobias Birwe

Tobias Birwe

Head of Sales, Fertilizer and Methanol
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Faisal Mohmand

Faisal Mohmand

President
Bechtel Energy Technologies & Solutions
10:40 - 11:00

Case study: Air Products

Speaker:

Steve Petridis

Steve Petridis

Special Advisor to the Chairman
Air Products
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

The ideal time to schedule your all-important networking meetings.

11:30 - 12:20

What are the pathways to generate value from low carbon ammonia and what are the trends?

- What is driving new demand and who is buying blue ammonia?
- What are the pathways to generate value from low carbon ammonia and what are the trends?
- How do I monetize the emissions reductions?
- Why do I need an LCA for my product and what is it? What are the certification requirements?

Speakers Include:

Jessica Campbell

Jessica Campbell

Director, Asset Innovations
ClimeCo
Wouter Vanhoudt

Wouter Vanhoudt

Global Head of Business Development
Hinicio
Emile Herben

Emile Herben

Director Product Management & Certification
Yara Clean Ammonia
Nick Kapur

Nick Kapur

Vice President, Energy Transition
Argus
12:20 - 13:00

Panel discussion: Gulf coast: The best place to invest in blue ammonia production?

- What storage is available and how is the industry shaping up on the US Gulf coast and East Coast?
- What clarity is needed from the IRA regulation on how to capture 45V credits for blue production? How are states enabling development?
- Why are hydrogen hubs so important for kickstarting the market and why is ammonia production relevant?

Speakers Include:

Randy Giveans

Randy Giveans

EVP - Investor Relations & Business Development
Navigator Gas
Ning Lin

Ning Lin

Chief Economist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Perry Babb

Perry Babb

President and Founder
KeyState Energy
John Koss

John Koss

Director - Business Development
Sempra Infrastructure
Paul Belin

Paul Belin

Principal, Consulting & Analytics
Argus
13:00

Chairperson's closing remarks

Speakers Include:

Paul Belin

Paul Belin

Principal, Consulting & Analytics
Argus

Registration open: Main conference day one

12:00 - 14:00

Main conference registration opens: Main conference passholders

Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch (open to all attendees) sponsored by Woodside Energy

Join all fellow attendees for our networking lunch sponsored by Woodside Energy ahead of the Main conference sessions.

14:00 - 14:05

Chairperson's opening remarks - main conference

Tim Cheyne

Tim Cheyne

SVP - Global Head of Agriculture, Fertilizers, Ammonia, DEF
Argus
14:05 - 14:45

Global policy: How is clean ammonia being defined in different markets?

- Where does the US fit in the clean hydrogen and ammonia world?
- The big question: What is the premium for a particular type of clean ammonia? How is a lower carbon intensity valued?
- Who are the main policy drivers? EU, Japan and what their policies mean for market development

Amit Goyal

Amit Goyal

Regional Head, Hydrogen and Low Carbon Fuels, North America
DNV Energy
Asish Mohanty

Asish Mohanty

Director, Offtake, Energy Transition Projects
CISC (Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners)
Attilio Pigneri

Attilio Pigneri

Founder and CEO
H2U - The Hydrogen Utility
14:45 - 15:35

US Gulf coast focus: Why are Texas and Louisiana well placed for clean ammonia production?

- What projects are emerging in the region? Blue and green production: How long until the first blue ammonia project is on line?
- Why are port facilities so important in the development of projects and ability to connect to target markets? What does a clean ammonia export terminal look like?
- Examples of strategic partnerships and how state support can be critical to project development

Speakers Include:

John Gunn

John Gunn

Global Manager of Operations, Energy Transition
Bechtel
Lee Raymond

Lee Raymond

Global Head of Project Development
First Ammonia
Jeff Norman

Jeffrey Norman

Vice President - Large Project Business Development
Air Products
Nate Collamer

Nate Collamer

VP Capital Management
8 Rivers
Tim Cheyne

Tim Cheyne

SVP - Global Head of Agriculture, Fertilizers, Ammonia, DEF
Argus
15:35 - 16:05

Coffee break sponsored by Air Products

Take the opportunity for coffee and snacks during our afternoon coffee break sponsored by Air Products.

15:15 - 15:35

Green hydrogen and ammonia spotlight: North America

- How are green hydrogen and ammonia projects developing in North America?
- What is ‘green’s’ place in domestic vs export markets?
- Was there an opportunity lost with 45V?

Speakers Include:

Conrad Muller-Klingspor

Conrad Muller-Klingspor

Director – Clean Fuels Business Development
Clearway Energy
Erika Taugher

Erika Taugher

Director, Business Development - Green Fuels
Pattern Energy
Ruth Sharpe

Ruth Sharpe

Editor - Ammonia
Argus
16:40 - 17:00

Incumbents: How are they driving the transition to a clean ammonia future?

- How are they involved in project development in key ammonia production spots in the US and Canada?
- How do they view blue ammonia’s role in the transition to green?

Hady Abdulhady

Hady Abdulhady

Director of Business Development and Sales
thyssenkrupp Uhde
17:00

End of day - chairperson's closing remarks

Speakers include:

Tim Cheyne

Tim Cheyne

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

Networking drinks reception

17:00 - 18:30

Networking drinks reception

Join fellow attendees for an evening of entertainment and drinks, relax into the evening and make the most of this networking opportunity as the first day of the conference sessions concludes.

Main conference day two

08:00 - 09:00

Women in clean ammonia breakfast and networking

A new feature for 2024, do not miss out on our new women in ammonia breakfast, highlighting the work of female leaders in the industry. We will be highlighting and celebrating the work of female leaders in the industry, and hearing about their career journeys. All delegates are welcome and encouraged to join this networking breakfast experience.

Speakers Include:

Keshni Sritharan

Keshni Sritharan

Business Development & Investments
OCI Global
Ning Lin

Ning Lin

Chief Economist
Bureau of Economic Geology
Erika Taugher

Erika Taugher

Director, Business Development - Green Fuels
Pattern Energy
Ruth Sharpe

Ruth Sharpe

Editor - Ammonia
Argus
09:00 - 09:05

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speakers Include:

Tim Cheyne

Tim Cheyne

SVP - Global Head of Agriculture, Fertilizers, Ammonia, DEF
Argus
09:05 - 09:45

Certification roadmap: How to make clean ammonia a fungible commodity

- How are certification pathways developing according to global demand?
- How can we make this product scalable and tradeable and provide transparency on pricing?
- Case studies: How will the proposed AEA certification interact with international schemes?

Speakers include:

Jose Quevedo

Jose Quevedo

Principal Consultant, Hydrogen & Low Carbon Fuels
DNV
Mark Telinkski

Mark Teklinski

Program Administrator 2
M-RETS
Antonio Parisi

Antonio Parisi

Manager, North America
Hinicio
09:45 - 10:15

Pricing: Standardising pricing economics, contract structure and financing

- How do you finance such an extended value chain?
- What does the dream low-carbon ammonia project look like?

10:15 - 11:00

Demand side perspectives: Where will North American production go?

Global maritime sector, foreign governments – power generation, hard-to-abate sectors, including industrial ammonia users.

- Who are the new customers? How are key demand-centres thinking about clean energy procurement and for what industries?
- How interested are customers in long-term contracts to back projects and ensure supply of clean energy to reach 2030 and 2050 net zero targets?
- Are hydrogen customers different from ammonia customers? How does value chain expertise play into market development and are the markets inextricably linked?

Speakers Include:

Keshni Sritharan

Keshni Sritharan

Business Development & Investments
OCI Global
Olivia Barnes

Olivia Barnes

Head of Low Carbon Commodities
EnBW
Katrine Stenvang

Katrine Stenvang

Senior Manager, Business Development
Orsted
Pedram Fanailoo

Pedram Fanailoo

Director, Low Carbon Segment - North America
DNV Energy
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break sponsored by LSB Industries

Take the opportunity for coffee and snacks during our afternoon coffee break sponsored by LSB Industries

11:30 - 12:00

Pricing differentials in the US and Canada nitrogen markets – opportunities?

Oliver Hatfield

Oliver Hatfield

VP Fertilizers
Argus
12:00 - 12:40

Demand for clean hydrogen and ammonia in the US and Canada. How are they decarbonising?

- What are the demand drivers? How could clean ammonia produced in ‘hydrogen hubs’ displace ammonia produced conventionally today?
- How to create a nationwide hydrogen network. What states are most active in incentivising this?
- How do the heat and power sectors see this market? Who is the customer and who will pay the premium?

Speakers Include:

Jakob Krummenacher

Jakob Krummenacher

VP of Clean Energy
LSB Industries
Maciek Lukawski

Maciek Lukawski

VP Strategy and Business Development
Amogy
Oliver Hatfield

Oliver Hatfield

VP Fertilizers
Argus
12:40 - 13:00

What midstream infrastructure is being built in North America and how much storage will be needed?

- Where is the midstream infrastructure for ammonia in North America today and what more needs to be built?
- What additional safety factors need to be considered at different stages of project development and how do standards differ between the fertilizer industry and energy sector?
- Changing business models: How are industries adapting in the energy transition? The LNG example.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch sponsored by DNV

14:00 - 15:00

Maritime sector: What's next for commercialisation of ammonia for shipping?

- Safety, engines: What next on the road to commercialisation?
- Investing in the appropriate infrastructure for ammonia in shipping: How are ports playing a role in developing bunkering infrastructure?
- Why are partnerships across the Atlantic and beyond important?

Speakers include:

Kevin Martel

Kevin Martel

General Manager
Wilhelmsen Ship Management
Navid Ostadian-Binai

Navid Ostadian-Binai

Head of Green Vessels and Fuels
Maersk Tankers
Tsuyoshi Ohkawa

Tsuyoshi Ohkawa

Vice President, Business Development
NYK Energy Transport
Thomas Damsgaard

Thomas Damsgaard

Head of Americas
BIMCO
15:00 - 15:20

Green corridors: How do shippers want to convert fleets?

- To what extent are EU regulations driving shipping decarbonisation needs?
- Case studies: Shipping routes — what are countries doing to benefit from CO2 reductions?

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Senior Principal, Climate-Aligned Industries
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
15:20 - 15:50

On the other side: How are ammonia landing terminals and related infrastructure at European ports developing?

- What European ports are positioning themselves are key partners for North American clean ammonia production?
- What are the main infrastructure developments taking place? How is the EU supporting development and adoption of ammonia in the transition to the hydrogen economy?
- How is ammonia cracking technology developing in Europe?

Speakers include:

Wim Dillen

Wim Dillen

International Development Manager
Port of Antwerp-Bruges
Oleksiy Tatarenko

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Senior Principal, Climate-Aligned Industries
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
15:50 - 16:30

Conference round-up: Cross-sector perspectives and summary

- Refiner perspectives: Is clean ammonia tangential or critical to the future?
- Are further incentives for adoption of lower carbon intensity products needed?
- How is clean ammonia being used to reduce carbon intensity in sectors where it is used a feedstock?

16:30

Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of conference

Speakers Include:

Tim Cheyne

Tim Cheyne

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