22 abril - 24 abril 2024
Singapore

Argus Biofuels & Feedstocks Asia Conference

SAF fuelling decarbonisation in Asia

Start End
  • 10:20
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  • 11:00
  • Airline panel discussion: Charting the future of SAF – a vision from airlines’ perspective

Developing a sustainable future for tomorrow – how SAF can lead the way to net zero objectives; a view on pricing, challenges and upcoming innovations in the market

  • What are airlines’ views on the SAF market and new developments?
  • The role of customers in pricing for a “greener” industry, are governments in Asia willing to assist?
  • What are the challenges in the market, and what innovations are under way to meet sustainability goals?

Interviewer:
Jonty Richardson, Senior Consulting Manager, Argus


Forging a resilient supply chain for tomorrow

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  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Neste Case study: Building a strategy for the future – ensuring security of supply for the Asian market
  • Assessing the future of SAF in the Asian market and key success factors
  • Unpacking Neste’s contribution: how do expanding refining operations play a vital role in boosting SAF accessibility in Asia and worldwide?
  • How does Neste’s production facility influence SAF availability, and what is its approach to fuel distribution in the future?
  • 12:00
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  • 12:40
  • Industry panel discussion: The feedstock supply chain bottleneck – Asia’s role as a global player
  • What factors will increase competition for feedstocks for the aviation, marine and road industries?
  • Securing feedstocks – what role does diversifying feedstocks play on greater feedstock security?
  • Looking towards new horizons – are trade flows from Asia to the US creating new opportunities?
 
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Feedstock focus: Comparing Asia feedstocks
  • Feedstock efficacy: Comparing feedstock types in the market based on price and quality
  • How do global regulations influence the supply and demand of Asian feedstocks?
  • A deep dive into UCO and HVO – how is Asia placed as feedstock producer in 2024?

Sustainability and certification

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  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Presentation and Q&A: Sustainability certification of SAF
  • How does the new biofuels traceability database, the Union Database (UDB), aim to prevent sustainability declaration relabelling and what aspects of the supply chain will it cover?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Keynote presentation: Certification, standards and credits
  • Navigating new certification requirements across the globe – looking at how global markets affect Asia
  • Evolving mandates in Asia – looking at the impact of government mandates on sustainability initiatives

New technologies with net-zero end goals

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  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Technical focus: Current and future trends in SAF technologies
  • A glimpse into the future: The emergence of new SAF pathways and solutions
  • From A to J, Fischer-Tropsch, HEFA, waste-to-jet, to e-fuels – where does the future of SAF lie?
  • Exploring price competitiveness within emerging technological solutions
  • 16:30
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  • 16:50
  • Financing for the future – in the shoes of investors in a booming industry

Craft your business strategies and gain insight into investment trends – listen to investor perspectives and discover where companies are focusing their investments.

  • Explore smart risk management and project financing: your essential guide to investing in the rapidly expanding market
  • New facilities, technologies and verticals – insights from a project financer on gaining investment traction and standing out

Financing the future, new market opportunities

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  • 16:50
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  • Review of brainstorming session and chairperson's closing remarks Jonty Richardson - Consulting Manager, Argus

Global Legislative Shifts

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  • 09:40
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote stakeholder address: Singapore’s quest towards wider adoption of biofuels
  • Exploring Singapore’s ascent as Asia’s future biofuels hub: What does the future hold? 
  • Updates on new mandates and regulations 
  • Singapore’s tightening of regulations, new certification schemes and their net zero strategy
     
  • 10:00
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  • 10:50
  • Government panel discussion: Crafting an Asia-wide biofuel strategy and navigating emerging regulations

Join this important session to gain better clarity on new governmental policies in Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Australia.

  • How are governments encouraging growth in the biofuels markets – will new incentives and subsidies be put in place?
  • What new mandates are emerging and are regions backing them?
  • How can regulatory fragmentation be reduced so that doing business is made easier?

  • 10:50
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking

Country Spotlights

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  • 11:30
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  • 11:45
  • South Korea and Japan spotlight: Exploring emerging innovators and key investors in Asia
  • What government incentives and support mechanisms are being introduced for companies engaged in biofuel production and utilisation?
  • How are both countries advancing their efforts to promote the use of biofuels to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector?
  • How are both nations actively pursuing international collaborations (including the US) to propel advancements in their biofuels sectors?
  • 11:45
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  • 12:00
  • India and China spotlight: Exploring the trajectory of two powerhouse markets
  • The future of biodiesel and ethanol blending in India: What changes are occurring in the ethanol blending market?
  • China focus: How is the market adapting to meet growing demand for biofuels and waste feedstock – developments with UCO, Ucome, HVO and SAF?
  • Pondering the path forward: Will China lead the way or adhere to established norms and global regulations set by international bodies?
  • 12:00
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch

Sustainability and Regulatory Perspectives

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  • 13:30
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  • 14:15
  • Regulatory panel discussion: Sustainable certification in a fragmented regulatory Asian market

Stay informed with leading certifying bodies, ensuring you are up-to-date on current developments. Do not miss this opportunity to make informed business decisions for a successful future.

  • Sustainability certification in global and regional regulations: How does it operate and what hurdles does it face?
  • Considering recent anti-dumping investigations, how is the regulatory industry working towards improvement and ensuring compliance in the sector and ensuring supplier credibility?
  • Current and upcoming sustainability tracing initiatives: What are their advantages and limitations?

Overcoming Feedstock Challenges

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  • 14:15
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  • 14:35
  • Case study: Navigating the palm-based feedstock challenge in Asia
  • Bottom buy-in: Looking at key markets of interest such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China
  • How are the new European RED regulations affecting demand for palm oil in the Asian market?
  • Are there concerns about palm oil sustainability and potential changes in metrics and ground rules for sustainable palm oil usage?
  • 14:35
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  • 15:00
  • Presentation and Q&A: Feedstock central – unlocking the potential of resources and overcoming the feedstock bottleneck
  • From feedstock availability to traceability, you ask and we answer!
  • What is the outlook for managing waste feedstocks in Asia amid changing global supply chains?
  • Sourcing for solutions – given finite availability for feedstocks, what is the outlook for feedstock sourcing?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Supply-Demand Trends

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  • 15:30
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  • 15:50
  • Global biofuels perspective: Shifting trade flows, pricing mechanisms and key insights from industry leaders
  • Who are the primary purchasers of feedstock products and what recent developments have emerged in the offboarding markets?
  • What pricing mechanisms are in place for feedstocks?
  • What do the recent shifts in trade flows towards the US mean for the Asian market, and what key considerations should industry stakeholders be vigilant about?

Certification Workshops - Regional Deep Dive

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  • 15:50
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  • 16:40
  • Interactive rountable
Join this interactive discussion with 10-15 attendees. Get your main pressing questions answered around a specific topic and collaborate with industry experts with the same business strategies as yours.

Roundtable 1: Unveiling emerging trends in the US market: Navigating the dynamics of a complex landscape
Roundtable 2: Exploring evolving trends in the EU regulatory and certification landscape for biofuels
Roundtable 3: A pan-Asia perspective – implications of Singapore’s new regional policies and their effects in the region
Roundtable 4: Australia’s emerging regulatory landscape – subsidies, incentivisation and plans for a biofuels feedstock market
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Roundtable conclusions
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Fabricio Cardoso - Senior Manager, Consulting Services, Argus
  • 17:00
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  • Networking drinks reception
Join attendees for drinks after the conference and carry on your discussions in an informal setting

Marine Fuels Morning

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  • 09:10
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  • 09:30
  • Keynote speaker - Singapore Government Address
  • From decarbonisation to bunker developments – an overview of the booming marine industry
  • Singapore as a hub – mandates, movements, policy changes and more
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Argus views: Future outlook of the maritime fuel industry
  • The regulatory market is ever changing – what new developments are we expecting within the next five years?
  • Different fuels in the market – price analysis, efficacy and potential for meeting green goals for decarbonisation
  • What are the emerging infrastructure and port developments in Asia to take note of?
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • Maritime panel discussion: Charting the future of marine fuels: Insights from key stakeholders

Developing a sustainable future for tomorrow – how marine fuels can lead the way to net zero objectives; a view on pricing, challenges and upcoming innovations in the market.

  •  What are the challenges and roadblocks to multi-fuels within the maritime sector?
  • Comparing conventional with alternative fuels – from costs to viability of future fuels
  • How will future fuels be influenced by factors such as alternative solutions, technical challenges, mandates and more?
  • 10:45
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  • 11:15
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:15
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  • 12:00
  • Shipping Panel discussion: Biofuels for the marine shipping sector
  • Blended biofuels on ships are on the rise - learn more from the shipping community about the potential and competition for biofuels within the maritime industry.
  • What are some practical considerations for the use of biofuels onboard, and how do they compare across different vessel types (e.g., containerships, tankers, cruise ships)?
  • How will ship owners meet stringent sustainability criteria, and what is the future production potential within the maritime industry?
  • 12:00
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  • 12:40
  • Bunkering Focus: What is the outlook for the bunkering industry?
  • From bio-bunkering to storage facilities, a deep dive into the present status and future of the bunkering industry
  • How are regulations affecting Singapore’s bunkering industry and its status as a bunkering hub?
  • Insight into price assessments and port infrastructure development – predicting movements in the market

Future of fuels: technology outlook

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  • 12:40
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  • 13:20
  • Panel discussion: Exploring tomorrow's technological advancements
  • Traceability issues: what new tools are used to trace feedstocks across the supply chain?
  • Price considerations: how do different technological solutions compare in terms of price competitiveness?
  • Alternative solutions – looking at technologies from new pathways to higher yield technologies to e-fuels; a broad overview of what is in the market
  • 13:20
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  • 13:40
  • Biofuels Market Roundup: Biofuels industry outlook from across the market
Join Argus’ Biofuels team for a discussion around some of the key takeaways from the event and what they are most looking forward to in the next year for the market.
  • 13:40
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  • 13:45
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Ammo Parmar - Net Zero Asia Editor, Argus
  • 13:45
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  • 16:00
  • Networking lunch and close of conference