07 diciembre - 09 diciembre 2021
Online event

Argus Green Ammonia Live - Virtual Conference

Previous speakers

Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand
President Yara Clean Ammonia, Yara International
Magnus Ankarstrand became president of the newly established Yara Clean Ammonia in February, having previously been president of Yara North America, where was responsible for Yara’s sales, supply chain and production activities in the region, including its ammonia plants in Freeport and Trinidad. Before joining Yara North America, Magnus was chief financial officer of Yara...
Magnus Ankarstrand became president of the newly established Yara Clean Ammonia in February, having previously been president of Yara North America, where was responsible for Yara’s sales, supply chain and production activities in the region, including its ammonia plants in Freeport and Trinidad. Before joining Yara North America, Magnus was chief financial officer of Yara’s Industrial business and director of corporate strategy. He joined Yara after five years at Boston Consulting Group, and before that was in the Royal Norwegian Navy. Magnus holds a BSc in nautical engineering and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Dr. Franziska Blindow-Prettl
CEO, Planet Power Finance (PPF)
Prior to PPF, Franziska was a partner at LGT Capital Partners and head of LGT Family Office, an asset and wealth management firm owned by the House of Lichtenstein. Before LGT, Franziska was with EIM, one of the world’s first hedge funds, where she was the Global Head of New Product Development. Franziska started her career with her family’s international automotive suppli...
Prior to PPF, Franziska was a partner at LGT Capital Partners and head of LGT Family Office, an asset and wealth management firm owned by the House of Lichtenstein. Before LGT, Franziska was with EIM, one of the world’s first hedge funds, where she was the Global Head of New Product Development. Franziska started her career with her family’s international automotive supplier business. She holds a PhD from the University of St Gallen, Switzerland, with a dissertation on the valuation of high-tech start-ups and an MBA in finance and accounting from the same institution.
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.
Cosma Panzacchi
Executive Vice President Hydrogen Business Unit, Snam
Previously, Cosma was Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation & Technology at Snam, dealing with three business areas: traditional ICT, digital transformation and innovation. He has also worked for AllianceBernstein and McKinsey & Company, and has extensive cross-industry and multinational experience. Cosma has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Busines...
Previously, Cosma was Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation & Technology at Snam, dealing with three business areas: traditional ICT, digital transformation and innovation. He has also worked for AllianceBernstein and McKinsey & Company, and has extensive cross-industry and multinational experience. Cosma has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MSc in Economics (Laurea) from the University of Pisa and a Licence (Diploma di Licenza) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa.
Akihiko Taniguchi
Executive Officer Global Partnerships, JERA
Akihiko has spent 30 years in the energy industry, with Chubu Electric and then JERA, and has been in his current role since April 2020. His focus is LNG — including annual delivery programmes, sale and purchase agreements, and price negotiations with Qatargas — and upstream thermal coal operations in Japan and Australia. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from the Universi...
Akihiko has spent 30 years in the energy industry, with Chubu Electric and then JERA, and has been in his current role since April 2020. His focus is LNG — including annual delivery programmes, sale and purchase agreements, and price negotiations with Qatargas — and upstream thermal coal operations in Japan and Australia. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from the International University of Japan.
Kjeld Aabo
Director New Technologies, MAN ES
Kjeld joined MAN Diesel in the Stationary Installation Department in 1983. In 1992, he was appointed section manager in the Marine Installation Department and in 1994 he was appointed Manager of the Marine Installation Department. In 2002, he took over the Engineering Services Department and was appointed Senior Manager. In 2005, he took over the Research Centre Department...
Kjeld joined MAN Diesel in the Stationary Installation Department in 1983. In 1992, he was appointed section manager in the Marine Installation Department and in 1994 he was appointed Manager of the Marine Installation Department. In 2002, he took over the Engineering Services Department and was appointed Senior Manager. In 2005, he took over the Research Centre Department. From November 2006, he was Director of Promotion and Customer Support and from March 2009 he was head of the Two-Stroke Promotion department at the head office for two-stroke engines in Copenhagen. From 2011 to 2014, Kjeld held a position in Brazil as head of MAN Marine and Offshore. After returning to Denmark in 2014, Kjeld has been Director of New Technologies in the Promotion and Sales department for two-stroke engines and GenSet engines. Kjeld is Chairman of the Cimac Heavy Fuel Working Group and member of the ISO 8217 Heavy Fuel Oil Working Group. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a special diploma in marketing.
Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen
Chief Executive Officer, Golden Ocean Management
Before joining Golden Ocean, Ulrik held various positions in the shipping industry, including Chief Executive of Avance Gas, Head of Shipping at Petredec and Managing Director for Neu Gas Shipping. He has an MSc from Copenhagen Business School and a BSc in shipping from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Before joining Golden Ocean, Ulrik held various positions in the shipping industry, including Chief Executive of Avance Gas, Head of Shipping at Petredec and Managing Director for Neu Gas Shipping. He has an MSc from Copenhagen Business School and a BSc in shipping from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Tobias Birwe
Head of Sales, Fertilizer and Methanol, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Tobias has worked at Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions since 2003, and has been involved in large-scale EPC jobs in the fertilizer industry. He started his career as process engineer developing ammonia plants based on Thyssenkrupp’s uhde ammonia technology. After spending a year in Saudi Arabia on a commissioning job for the Ma’aden 1 ammonia complex, he joined Thyssenkrup...
Tobias has worked at Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions since 2003, and has been involved in large-scale EPC jobs in the fertilizer industry. He started his career as process engineer developing ammonia plants based on Thyssenkrupp’s uhde ammonia technology. After spending a year in Saudi Arabia on a commissioning job for the Ma’aden 1 ammonia complex, he joined Thyssenkrupp’s sales department, and since 2015 has headed its fertilizer and methanol unit. He has a diploma in industrial engineering from Germany’s Technical University Braunschweig.
Trevor Brown
Executive Director of the Ammonia Energy Association
Trevor Brown, CFA is the Executive Director of the Ammonia Energy Association, a global industry group that promotes the responsible use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy. He is also an independent ammonia industry analyst; in 2013, he founded AmmoniaIndustry.com, a website that provides data on capital investments in new ammonia plants, as well as on research and...
Trevor Brown, CFA is the Executive Director of the Ammonia Energy Association, a global industry group that promotes the responsible use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy. He is also an independent ammonia industry analyst; in 2013, he founded AmmoniaIndustry.com, a website that provides data on capital investments in new ammonia plants, as well as on research and development in new ammonia production technology. Since 2012, he has been an agitator for the commercialization of sustainable ammonia synthesis technologies.
Bart Biebuyck
Executive Director, Fuels Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCU JU)
Bart Biebuyck became Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) — a public-private partnership aiming at facilitating the deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe — in May 2016. Under his leadership, a strong emphasis on co-operation with cities and regions led to the creation of the European Hydrogen Valleys partnershi...
Bart Biebuyck became Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) — a public-private partnership aiming at facilitating the deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe — in May 2016. Under his leadership, a strong emphasis on co-operation with cities and regions led to the creation of the European Hydrogen Valleys partnership with around 40 European regions. Dissemination of project results, building technology awareness and enhanced basic research became his key areas of focus. Before the FCH JU role, Bart worked in the Fuel Cell department of Toyota Motor Europe as a Technical Senior Manager. His expertise in the automotive industry includes extensive knowledge related to the deployment of new technologies in the European market. It was as part of the Clean Energy Partnership programme in Berlin that Bart worked at reinforcing European trials for the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle. He also had the opportunity to develop and expand his expertise in Japan, where he worked on the development of Toyota and PSA’s small vehicle for two years. In addition to his industrial experience, Bart has been politically active in his local town since 2006. He became vice-president of the City Council, responsible for the local economy and education, in 2013. Bart’s term as the Executive Director of the FCH JU was extended for four years until May 2023.
Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
Tim Buckley has 25 years of financial markets experience, specializing in equity valuation, including as a top-rated analyst and as co-founder and managing director of Arkx Investment Management.
Tim Buckley has 25 years of financial markets experience, specializing in equity valuation, including as a top-rated analyst and as co-founder and managing director of Arkx Investment Management.
Tim Cheyne
Vice President Business Development, Argus
Tim is Vice President, Business Development in 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.
Tim is Vice President, Business Development in 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.
Joacim Christiansen
Senior Vice President, Sustainable Food Ecosystem, Yara International
Joacim joined Yara in 2012 as Director for Strategy and M&A, and now heads the global business unit Sustainable Food Ecosystems. He is currently focusing on driving change, both in Yara’s commercial business model and in the production of low-carbon, green and circular fertilizers. This includes leading Yara’s work with the major food companies and the wider food ecosystem...
Joacim joined Yara in 2012 as Director for Strategy and M&A, and now heads the global business unit Sustainable Food Ecosystems. He is currently focusing on driving change, both in Yara’s commercial business model and in the production of low-carbon, green and circular fertilizers. This includes leading Yara’s work with the major food companies and the wider food ecosystem to enable farmers across the globe to improve and transition to sustainable and regenerative farming. Prior to joining Yara, Joacim worked at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising clients in the energy and renewable sector.
Will Collins
Editor - Freight, Argus
Will Collins is the Editor of the Argus Freight report, based in London. He joined Argus in 2011 in the sales team, and moved into the shipping sector in early 2020 after a long stint in sales and editorial roles in Argus’ petrochemicals business. Will's role encompasses all of the areas that are covered in Argus Freight, including dirty and clean tankers and dry bulk ship...
Will Collins is the Editor of the Argus Freight report, based in London. He joined Argus in 2011 in the sales team, and moved into the shipping sector in early 2020 after a long stint in sales and editorial roles in Argus’ petrochemicals business. Will's role encompasses all of the areas that are covered in Argus Freight, including dirty and clean tankers and dry bulk shipping.
Stephen H Crolius
President, Ammonia Energy Association
The Ammonia Energy Association advocates for ammonia as a method of ‘packaging’ hydrogen that can support cost-effective scaling-up of low-carbon energy infrastructure. It has over 100 members, spanning the ammonia production, energy, chemicals and EPC industries. Steve has 35 years’ experience as a business strategy professional at the Boston Consulting Group, Telesis an...
The Ammonia Energy Association advocates for ammonia as a method of ‘packaging’ hydrogen that can support cost-effective scaling-up of low-carbon energy infrastructure. It has over 100 members, spanning the ammonia production, energy, chemicals and EPC industries. Steve has 35 years’ experience as a business strategy professional at the Boston Consulting Group, Telesis and Alliance Consulting Group. He served as a senior staff member with the William J Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative from 2006 to 2013. He is also President and Co-Founder of Carbon-Neutral Consulting, which provides energy transition advice.
Neil D'Souza
Principal (Energy Economics and Policy), Asia Pacific and Middle East, Argus Consulting
Neil is the Principal (Energy Economics and Policy) in the Argus Singapore office. During his tenure at Argus, Neil has undertaken a wide range of projects that include refined products price benchmarking and valuation studies, regulatory and policy impact analysis, refinery pre-feasibility analyses, hydrocarbon product procurement risk assessments, LPG advisory studies, p...
Neil is the Principal (Energy Economics and Policy) in the Argus Singapore office. During his tenure at Argus, Neil has undertaken a wide range of projects that include refined products price benchmarking and valuation studies, regulatory and policy impact analysis, refinery pre-feasibility analyses, hydrocarbon product procurement risk assessments, LPG advisory studies, pricing of road transport fuels and the development of econometric price forecasting models. He led the Argus team in conducting a hydrogen feasibility study for Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Prior to joining Argus, Neil worked as an energy economist for a leading Singaporean energy policy institute working on energy policy studies for governments in southeast Asia and multilateral agencies such as the International Energy Agency (IEA), Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec), Asean Centre for Energy (ACE) and the Institute for Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Neil holds a doctoral degree in resource economics, a master’s in energy economics and policy and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
Hugo De Stoop
CEO, Euronav
Hugo has been chief executive of Euronav since May 2019 and, in October of last year, he was nominated chairman of the ESG & Climate Committee. Having joined Euronav in September 2004, he was initially appointed deputy chief financial officer and head of investor relations, then in 2008, he was nominated chief financial officer. Hugo started his career with industrial gro...
Hugo has been chief executive of Euronav since May 2019 and, in October of last year, he was nominated chairman of the ESG & Climate Committee. Having joined Euronav in September 2004, he was initially appointed deputy chief financial officer and head of investor relations, then in 2008, he was nominated chief financial officer. Hugo started his career with industrial group Mustad International, where he worked as project manager on various assignments in the US, Europe and Latin America, integrating recently acquired subsidiaries. He founded First Tuesday in America (the world’s largest meeting place for high-tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and companies), helped develop the network in the US and Latin America and was appointed member of the board of directors of First Tuesday International. He later joined Davos Financial Corporation London, an external investment manager for UBS, specialising in asset management and private equity, where he became an associate, and later, a vice-president. Hugo studied in Oxford, Madrid and Brussels and graduated from Ecole Polytechnique with a master of science in engineering. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD (France and Singapore).
Andrew Dickson
Development Manager - Asian Renewable Energy Hub, CWP Renewables
Andrew has been in his current post for four years — the Asian Renewable Energy Hub is a large green ammonia export project in Western Australia. He has been a renewable energy project developer for 16 years. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and a master’s in Science and Technology Commercialisa...
Andrew has been in his current post for four years — the Asian Renewable Energy Hub is a large green ammonia export project in Western Australia. He has been a renewable energy project developer for 16 years. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and a master’s in Science and Technology Commercialisation from the University of Adelaide.
Nicolas Ganas
Oil Products and Biofuels Business Development Manager, Argus
Prior to joining Argus in 2019 as Oil Products and Biofuels Business Development Manager, Nicolas worked in the marine fuel industry for various international physical suppliers, brokers and trading companies in the US, Singapore and London.
Prior to joining Argus in 2019 as Oil Products and Biofuels Business Development Manager, Nicolas worked in the marine fuel industry for various international physical suppliers, brokers and trading companies in the US, Singapore and London.
Andrea Gentili
Acting Head of Low Emission Future Industries Unit, European Commission
Andrea’s unit is in charge of European research and innovation activities in the aviation, waterborne, and coal and steel sectors. In 2004 Andrea was in charge of setting up and running the Manufuture European Technology Platform, and he was responsible in RTD for several innovative advanced manufacturing areas such as automation, photonics, micro-nano manufacturing and ad...
Andrea’s unit is in charge of European research and innovation activities in the aviation, waterborne, and coal and steel sectors. In 2004 Andrea was in charge of setting up and running the Manufuture European Technology Platform, and he was responsible in RTD for several innovative advanced manufacturing areas such as automation, photonics, micro-nano manufacturing and additive technologies. In 2009 he was appointed responsible for the commission for the implementation of the Factories of the Future and Energy-Efficient Buildings public-private contractual partnerships. From 2011-16, he was Deputy Head of the Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Biotechnologies unit, and was heavily involved in the setting up of public-private partnerships within Horizon 2020. From 2016-19, he was the Deputy Head of the Aviation unit in charge of the Clean Sky European research public-private partnership. Before joining the European Commission in 2001, he had a variety of roles in both the private and public sectors. Andrea has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa in Italy.
Dolf Gielen
Director for Innovation and Technology, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Dolf has been in his current role since 2011. He has more than 25 years’ experience with energy transition strategy development and implementation, as well as technology policy. Dolf has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Dolf has been in his current role since 2011. He has more than 25 years’ experience with energy transition strategy development and implementation, as well as technology policy. Dolf has a PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Ng Yi Han
Acting Director, Innovation, Technology and Talent Development Division, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Ng Yi Han’s experience includes research and development, promotion, manpower development and strategic planning. Prior to his current role, Ng Yi Han was in the Sea Transport Division under the Singapore Ministry of Transport overseeing maritime policies and programmes. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore...
Ng Yi Han’s experience includes research and development, promotion, manpower development and strategic planning. Prior to his current role, Ng Yi Han was in the Sea Transport Division under the Singapore Ministry of Transport overseeing maritime policies and programmes. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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.
Ashley Harris
Senior Director, Environmental Performance and Innovation, Nutrien
Ashley has been with Nutrien since 2004 and has held roles in functions of sales, marketing, product management and logistics, as well as procurement in Canada, the US and Europe. In his current role he is responsible for operationalising sustainability initiatives, focusing on environmental challenges across Nutrien’s nitrogen, phosphate and potash business units. Before ...
Ashley has been with Nutrien since 2004 and has held roles in functions of sales, marketing, product management and logistics, as well as procurement in Canada, the US and Europe. In his current role he is responsible for operationalising sustainability initiatives, focusing on environmental challenges across Nutrien’s nitrogen, phosphate and potash business units. Before that he was a Director at Ag Specialties.
Charles Haskell
Decarbonisation Programme Manager & Lead LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, Lloyd's Register
Charles joined Lloyd’s Register in 2001 and worked in various ship repair and construction yards in the UK, France and Poland, before working in South Korea container ship, tanker and LNG carrier projects. He then moved to the Middle East, conducting audits and in-service surveys, before transitioning to client management for the Middle East, Africa and the UK. Charles has...
Charles joined Lloyd’s Register in 2001 and worked in various ship repair and construction yards in the UK, France and Poland, before working in South Korea container ship, tanker and LNG carrier projects. He then moved to the Middle East, conducting audits and in-service surveys, before transitioning to client management for the Middle East, Africa and the UK. Charles has worked with several clients on zero-emission projects, spurring his passion to help the shipping industry achieve the International Maritime Organisation 2050 ambitions.
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.
David Herrero Fuentes
Chief Operating Office, Fertiberia
David joined Fertiberia in 2001, became a site manager in 2005 and since 2018 has been COO. He has been a board member of the European Fertilizers Association since 2020 and chairman of its Production, Safety and Environment Committee. David is the working group co-chair of the European Union’s Clean Hydrogen Alliance initiative. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from I...
David joined Fertiberia in 2001, became a site manager in 2005 and since 2018 has been COO. He has been a board member of the European Fertilizers Association since 2020 and chairman of its Production, Safety and Environment Committee. David is the working group co-chair of the European Union’s Clean Hydrogen Alliance initiative. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London and the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
Berit Hinnermann
Senior Innovation Product Manager, Maersk
Berit is a senior innovation project manager at Maersk and is working on projects to decarbonise shipping with a focus on future marine fuels. Before joining Maersk in April 2020, she worked for Haldor Topsoe for 13 years in roles within R&D, business development, technology scouting and corporate strategy, covering technical and commercial projects across ammonia, methano...
Berit is a senior innovation project manager at Maersk and is working on projects to decarbonise shipping with a focus on future marine fuels. Before joining Maersk in April 2020, she worked for Haldor Topsoe for 13 years in roles within R&D, business development, technology scouting and corporate strategy, covering technical and commercial projects across ammonia, methanol, syngas and refinery catalysts and technologies. Berit has also worked as a research scientist in materials science at Princeton University. She has a master’s in physics from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a PhD in physics from the Technical University of Denmark with a focus on catalysis and ammonia synthesis.
Dr Tue Johannessen
Head of Maritime Application and Viability, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
Dr. Tue Johannessen is Head of Maritime Application & Viability at the new Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. His academic track as Assoc. Prof. in Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark ended in 2005 where he co-founded Amminex and then served as CTO in the CleanTech spin-out during the development and launch of an award-winning a...
Dr. Tue Johannessen is Head of Maritime Application & Viability at the new Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. His academic track as Assoc. Prof. in Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark ended in 2005 where he co-founded Amminex and then served as CTO in the CleanTech spin-out during the development and launch of an award-winning automotive NOx reduction technology. In 2019 he made a transition from automotive to shipping sector – starting at A.P. Moller-Maersk where he was part of conceptualizing the new center and he is now fully dedicated to accelerating a journey towards carbon-neutral shipping.
Renate Krammer
Head of Innovation, Uniper
Renate Krammer, Head of Innovation at Uniper, is responsible for the identification and early stage development of new business areas outside Uniper’s core business. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Global CO2 Initiative and before joining Uniper in 2019 was Head of Innovation at the first European AgTech innovation hub. She started her career as a strategy consulta...
Renate Krammer, Head of Innovation at Uniper, is responsible for the identification and early stage development of new business areas outside Uniper’s core business. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Global CO2 Initiative and before joining Uniper in 2019 was Head of Innovation at the first European AgTech innovation hub. She started her career as a strategy consultant at Kearney, where she was a core member of the utilities practice.
Nikolaj Knudsen
Senior Product Line Director, Ammonia and Methanol Technology, Haldor Topsoe
Nikolaj is responsible for Haldor Topsoe’s P&L within the ammonia and methanol technology product line. He has been with the company since 1997 and has thorough experience of its technologies through process design and commissioning of various units, especially ammonia, methanol and hydrogen plants. Nikolaj gained a strong understanding of project implementation through nu...
Nikolaj is responsible for Haldor Topsoe’s P&L within the ammonia and methanol technology product line. He has been with the company since 1997 and has thorough experience of its technologies through process design and commissioning of various units, especially ammonia, methanol and hydrogen plants. Nikolaj gained a strong understanding of project implementation through numerous revamps and new plant projects worldwide before operating as Licensing Manager for 14 years, covering ammonia and methanol technology worldwide. He has been Product Line Director since 2018. Nikolaj Knudsen received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and his Specialised Higher Studies Diploma from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, France.
Dina Lanzi
Head of Technology Development Hydrogen BU, Snam
Dina Lanzi has worked at Snam for more than 20 years and is currently responsible for hydrogen research and development — including project definition, prioritisation and implementation — and for co-ordinating the creation of a regulatory framework for the fuel. Dina’s career at Snam has involved work in many areas of the gas value chain, both technical and institutional. ...
Dina Lanzi has worked at Snam for more than 20 years and is currently responsible for hydrogen research and development — including project definition, prioritisation and implementation — and for co-ordinating the creation of a regulatory framework for the fuel. Dina’s career at Snam has involved work in many areas of the gas value chain, both technical and institutional. She started her career at an LNG plant, and has also been involved in pipeline maintenance management, metering, gas technical standards, and relationships with regulatory bodies. She has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Politecnico di Milano.
Frederic Lucenet
Global Head of Industry, European Bank Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Frederic heads the Manufacturing and Services group at EBRD. He has an extensive record in the fertilizer sector across emerging countries. Flagship projects include Grupa Azoty (Poland), Indorama Kokand (Uzbekistan), OCI (Egypt) and Nitrogenmuvek (Hungary). He has been a board member for the EBRD at the Societe Generale Romanian Development Bank, the Russian Development F...
Frederic heads the Manufacturing and Services group at EBRD. He has an extensive record in the fertilizer sector across emerging countries. Flagship projects include Grupa Azoty (Poland), Indorama Kokand (Uzbekistan), OCI (Egypt) and Nitrogenmuvek (Hungary). He has been a board member for the EBRD at the Societe Generale Romanian Development Bank, the Russian Development Fund and MS Pharma. Frederic is an engineer with degrees from MIT and the INSEAD MBA programme.
Aoife O'Leary
Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Aoife is a lawyer with substantial environmental and economic experience. After qualifying as a lawyer in Ireland, she moved into the environmental sector. She worked with and advised various NGOs on the environmental impacts of international shipping and aviation, EU environmental governance and UK community energy. After working in the legal and environmental sectors she...
Aoife is a lawyer with substantial environmental and economic experience. After qualifying as a lawyer in Ireland, she moved into the environmental sector. She worked with and advised various NGOs on the environmental impacts of international shipping and aviation, EU environmental governance and UK community energy. After working in the legal and environmental sectors she decided to gain economic expertise, and has since ensured that economic incentives form part of the policy solutions she advocates. She is a board member of Rethinking Economics, a charity campaigning to reform the economics curriculum in the UK, and Economy, a charity working to make economics more understandable.
Panagiotis Panousos
Energy Transition Manager, DESFA
Panagiotis has over 25 years’ experience in the gas sector, and was involved in all the stages of gasifying Greece, including development of the supervisory control and data acquisition system and operation of the dispatching centre. He spent five years in Brussels as an area manager for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), co-ordinating ...
Panagiotis has over 25 years’ experience in the gas sector, and was involved in all the stages of gasifying Greece, including development of the supervisory control and data acquisition system and operation of the dispatching centre. He spent five years in Brussels as an area manager for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), co-ordinating technical activities and overseeing development of the Data Exchange Network Code and Transparency Platform for transmission system operators. Panagiotis has an MSc in chemical engineering and an MSc in total quality management.
Cédric Philibert
Associate Research Fellow, Centre for Energy & Climate, IFRI
Cédric is a senior analyst of energy and climate, with a focus on renewable energy for industry and transport, electrification and hydrogen. He is an Associate Researcher to the IFRI (Institut Français des Relations Internationales) and worked for 20 years at the International Energy Agency on climate change policies and renewable energy technologies, authoring many IEA pu...
Cédric is a senior analyst of energy and climate, with a focus on renewable energy for industry and transport, electrification and hydrogen. He is an Associate Researcher to the IFRI (Institut Français des Relations Internationales) and worked for 20 years at the International Energy Agency on climate change policies and renewable energy technologies, authoring many IEA publications. Cédric also served as an advisor to the French Environment Minister, then to the CEO of the French Agency for the Environment, ADEME.
Attilio Pigneri
CEO, Hydrogen Utility
Kaj Portin
General Manager Sustainable Fuels & Decarbonisation, Wärtsilä
Kaj has held different development and managerial positions in research and development at Wärtsilä since 1993. Since 2000, he has been working on the development of gas engines and alternative fuels. He is currently General Manager, Sustainable Fuels and Decarbonisation heading the new technology development related to gas engines, alternative fuels, and flexible engine o...
Kaj has held different development and managerial positions in research and development at Wärtsilä since 1993. Since 2000, he has been working on the development of gas engines and alternative fuels. He is currently General Manager, Sustainable Fuels and Decarbonisation heading the new technology development related to gas engines, alternative fuels, and flexible engine operation. He is a member of the Cimac working group for gas engines, a member of several expert groups within the EU, and involved in the standardisation process of LNG quality. Kaj has an MSc in electrical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology in Finland.
Jean-Luc Pradal
Director General, Fertiberia France
Jitendra Roychoudhury
Research Fellow, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Jitendra works on economic, energy, and policy developments and is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was Director and Chief Consultant at HDR|Salva, India.
Jitendra works on economic, energy, and policy developments and is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before joining KAPSARC, Jitendra was Director and Chief Consultant at HDR|Salva, India.
Inti Serrano
Green Ammonia Project Manager, Trammo
Inti has 15 years’ experience working as head of international sales, trader and project manager in the ammonia and ammonia derivate products industry. He has been actively working on the industry’s transition to green practices by both developing projects and marketing new products to eradicate polluting emissions. At Trammo he has been part of work on green ammonia proje...
Inti has 15 years’ experience working as head of international sales, trader and project manager in the ammonia and ammonia derivate products industry. He has been actively working on the industry’s transition to green practices by both developing projects and marketing new products to eradicate polluting emissions. At Trammo he has been part of work on green ammonia projects using wind, solar and hydroelectrical power sources, helping the company become one of the pioneers in the green ammonia industry.
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.
Bunro Shiozawa
Senior Associate, Sumitomo Chemical (Innovation Strategy Coordinator, Energy Management, SIP)
Bunro started his career in Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, holding senior positions such as director of the Latin Americas Division, International Trade Policy Bureau and head of the Declarations and Confidentiality Branch, Verification Division, and Provisional Technical Secretariat at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) ...
Bunro started his career in Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry, holding senior positions such as director of the Latin Americas Division, International Trade Policy Bureau and head of the Declarations and Confidentiality Branch, Verification Division, and Provisional Technical Secretariat at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. He has also served as director of the Chemical Management Policy Division at the Basic Industries Bureau; director for Technology Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat, METI; deputy negotiator for WTO Trade and Environment; and deputy-director general for the Science and Technology Policy Minister’s Secretariat Cabinet Office. He retired from government in 2006, at which time he joined the Japanese Standards Association as executive director. In 2008, he worked at Sumitomo Chemical Co-operate Planning and Co-ordination Office. In 2009, he became associate officer of the Responsible Care Office at Sumitomo. He then served as associate officer, general manager, of the Energy and Climate Change Office in 2010 before becoming senior associate in 2015. Before this, Bunro served from 1996-99 as co-chairman of Chemical Group’s OECD Environmental Committee, and from 2007-08 as a member of the Japanese Industrial Standards Council and a member of the Consumer Economics Council. Bunro has a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Yokohama National University and a Master of Arts degree in communications from Stanford University in California.
Grigorii L. Soloveichik
Program Director & Senior Advisor, ARPA-E & Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Office, US Department of Energy
As well as his role at ARPA-E, Grigorii serves as a Senior Advisor at the EERE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Office (HFTO). His focus is electrochemical and chemical energy storage and conversion. Prior to joining ARPA-E and HFTO, Grigorii worked at GE Global Research as a Senior Staff Chemist, in addition to being the Director of the DOE funded Energy Frontier Researc...
As well as his role at ARPA-E, Grigorii serves as a Senior Advisor at the EERE Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Office (HFTO). His focus is electrochemical and chemical energy storage and conversion. Prior to joining ARPA-E and HFTO, Grigorii worked at GE Global Research as a Senior Staff Chemist, in addition to being the Director of the DOE funded Energy Frontier Research Center for Electrocatalysis, Transport Phenomena, and Materials for Innovative Energy Storage. He holds an MSc in chemistry, a PhD in inorganic chemistry, and a DSc in chemistry from Moscow State University.
Rob Stevens
Director Ammonia Energy and Shipping Fuel Climate Neutrality, Yara International
Rob oversees Yara’s ammonia energy and shipping fuel climate neutrality team, with a focus on bringing green ammonia at scale as energy carrier and shipping fuel and contributing to Yara’s target of climate neutrality by 2050. He started his career at Yara in product and technology development for fertilisers, following which he held held several management positions in pr...
Rob oversees Yara’s ammonia energy and shipping fuel climate neutrality team, with a focus on bringing green ammonia at scale as energy carrier and shipping fuel and contributing to Yara’s target of climate neutrality by 2050. He started his career at Yara in product and technology development for fertilisers, following which he held held several management positions in production (urea, ammonia and nitric acid), with more than a decade in ammonia, including Qatar, Norway and Western Australia. Rob has a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering and a PhD in applied thermodynamics from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Sacha Thacker
Chief Strategy Officer, InterContinental Energy
Sacha has more than two decades of global investing experience across industries including transportation, energy (conventional and alternative), infrastructure, real estate, industrial, consumer and technology. He was a co-founding partner of a multi- billion dollar investment firm, managing public and private equity assets worldwide. Before that he was Managing Director ...
Sacha has more than two decades of global investing experience across industries including transportation, energy (conventional and alternative), infrastructure, real estate, industrial, consumer and technology. He was a co-founding partner of a multi- billion dollar investment firm, managing public and private equity assets worldwide. Before that he was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. Sacha began his career at Goldman Sachs. He holds a BSc in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Denis Thomas
Global Business Development leader, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies, Cummins
Before joining Cummins in 2014, Denis spent eight years in the solar photovoltaic sector in Belgium within the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a European master’s degree in renewable energy.
Before joining Cummins in 2014, Denis spent eight years in the solar photovoltaic sector in Belgium within the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a European master’s degree in renewable energy.
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.
Sean Van Der Post
Head of Global Projects, Lloyd's Register
Bert van der Toorn
Managing Director – Energy Sector - Hydrogen, ING Bank
Bert is experienced in advising, co-ordinating, supervising and arranging finance for large energy projects. Before joining ING in 2005, he held similar positions at Shell, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and ABN AMRO, covering policy and strategy. Bert is currently focused on the energy transition and is responsible for kickstarting ING’s involvement ...
Bert is experienced in advising, co-ordinating, supervising and arranging finance for large energy projects. Before joining ING in 2005, he held similar positions at Shell, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and ABN AMRO, covering policy and strategy. Bert is currently focused on the energy transition and is responsible for kickstarting ING’s involvement in clean hydrogen and related fields, such as green ammonia. Bert is also Vice-Chair of Kennemer Energy, a trust that facilitates solar solutions in the northwest of the Netherlands. Bert holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
Hans Vrijenhoef
CEO, Proton Ventures
Hans is responsible for establishing Proton Ventures, which has realised various projects such as the MICRO Chemie terminal in Rotterdam, the AS BCT terminal in Estonia (ammonia and UAN), utility operations at Midden-Europoort and Kemira Polymers in Botlek, Rotterdam. He is involved in the production and storage of stranded gas and power in the form of hydrogen and ammonia...
Hans is responsible for establishing Proton Ventures, which has realised various projects such as the MICRO Chemie terminal in Rotterdam, the AS BCT terminal in Estonia (ammonia and UAN), utility operations at Midden-Europoort and Kemira Polymers in Botlek, Rotterdam. He is involved in the production and storage of stranded gas and power in the form of hydrogen and ammonia to be converted to power. He is also co-founder of MICRO Chemie, an independent Dutch ammonia storage company operating in the Port of Rotterdam. He started his career at Esso Chemie, later working at Kemira Agro in the Netherlands. Hans also has been director of Battolyser, developing Battolyser technology in collaboration with the Technical University of Delft, since 2018. He studied chemical engineering at the Technical University of Delft.
Matt Walden
Transaction Specialist, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Matt specialises in the identification and execution of investment opportunities. He is responsible for managing a number of Arena’s solar, hydrogen and bioenergy portfolio concepts and projects, and managed its Large Scale Solar Competitive Round. Before joining the company, Matt specialised in providing financial, commercial and policy advice in the renewables and genera...
Matt specialises in the identification and execution of investment opportunities. He is responsible for managing a number of Arena’s solar, hydrogen and bioenergy portfolio concepts and projects, and managed its Large Scale Solar Competitive Round. Before joining the company, Matt specialised in providing financial, commercial and policy advice in the renewables and general infrastructure sectors. He is an ICAA Business Valuation Specialist, a chartered accountant and has a postgraduate degree in Applied Finance.
Matthew Williams
Principal Specialist – Strategic Regulatory Projects, Lloyd’s Register
Matthew is Lloyd’s Register’s expert on the risks and opportunities of regulatory frameworks, providing insight on trends likely to introduce disruptive or structural change. He was educated as an economist and trained as a naval mariner. Having represented shipowners and operators at the International Maritime Organisation, he joined Lloyd’s Register in 2019.
Matthew is Lloyd’s Register’s expert on the risks and opportunities of regulatory frameworks, providing insight on trends likely to introduce disruptive or structural change. He was educated as an economist and trained as a naval mariner. Having represented shipowners and operators at the International Maritime Organisation, he joined Lloyd’s Register in 2019.
Dr. Andrei Zschocke
Senior Business Development Manager Energy Markets - Green Hydrogen, thyssenkrupp
Andrei is an energy market expert with more than 10 years of experience in the green hydrogen business. He joined Germany-based Thyssenkrupp in 2018 as Senior Business Development Manager to develop green hydrogen projects and strengthen strategic market analysis. He was also head of department at E.ON, managing innovation projects in the in the field of energy storage and...
Andrei is an energy market expert with more than 10 years of experience in the green hydrogen business. He joined Germany-based Thyssenkrupp in 2018 as Senior Business Development Manager to develop green hydrogen projects and strengthen strategic market analysis. He was also head of department at E.ON, managing innovation projects in the in the field of energy storage and sector coupling from 2008.