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Argus Ethanol China 2018

Argus Ethanol China 2018 will take place from 27 to 28 March in Beijing

Sign up today and save USD 400 - early bird ends on 19 January, 2018

As one of the biggest gasoline consumers in a fast-growing automotive industry, China plans to implement a nationwide E10 mandate by 2020 as part of efforts to control emissions. Beijing is looking to hit its blending targets while reducing ethanol imports and achieving self-sufficiency through the development of ethanol plants.

Join us as we explore the feasibility of China’s ethanol expansion plans, the impact on global trade, accessibility of first-generation as well as waste-based feedstock, refinery expansion plans and a technical outlook on cellulosic ethanol production.

We look forward to welcoming you to Argus Ethanol China 2018 on 27-28 March in Beijing for two days of intensive discussions and networking.

Why you should attend

  • China is the most attractive hot spot for ethanol after its nationwide E10 policy plan. Be the first to gain information on global impacts and industry participants’ arrangements following the policy
  • Showcase and discuss technological updates with ethanol production. As China is looking to build on ethanol refineries, what are the most cost-effective latest innovations available?
  • Two days of networking robustness. Expect to connect and communicate with major ethanol producers, traders, agricultural representatives and refiners

Topics to be discussed

  • Extension of China’s emissions control goals to the alternative fuels industry
  • Ethanol feedstock landscape: Choices and ethanol produces
  • China’s plan for alternative production methods, feedstocks and new refineries
  • Global ethanol outlook and direction
  • Will domestic production be sufficient for China’s growing transportation fuel appetite?
  • Use of MTBE versus ethanol as blending components for gasoline
  • Technical study of ethanol production: New market innovations for effective and cost - efficient manufacturing

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Get all your questions answered at Argus Ethanol China 2018.

For more information, topic suggestion or participation interest, please contact us:
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Registration Information

Conference fee
Early bird rate (ends on 19 January) USD 1200
Standard rate USD 1600

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Terms and conditions

  • Fees include participation in all sessions/panel discussions, conference luncheons/receptions, coffee breaks and one set of conference documentation per person.
  • Travel and accommodation costs not included 
  • 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies in Singapore
  • Registration feeds are subject to prevailing government tax

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Ethanol China 2018  is to discuss the impact of Chinese E10 mandate globally. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

 Day one | 27 March 2018 | Tuesday
08:30-09:00 Registration and refreshments
Chairman welcome remarks

Session one: Extension of China’s emissions control plan to the alternative fuels industry

09:10-09:40 China’s government policies and future projections
  •  Nationwide E10 bioethanol policy by 2020
  •  Implications of ethanol self- sufficiency to China and global biofuel economics
09:40-10:10 Chinese transportation appetite and its need for ethanol: Is domestic production sufficient?
  •  Rapid growth in vehicle numbers and its effects on ethanol needs
  •  The feasibility of reaching a 4mn t ethanol production target by 2018
10:10-10:40 China’s domestic and international ethanol trade landscape and price dynamics
10:40-10:50 Questions and answers
10:50-11:20 Networking refreshments

Session two: Discussing ethanol feedstocks market

11:20-11:50 Effects of E10 policy on feedstocks agriculture
  •  Government goals to reduce corn crops in China
  •  Alternative feedstocks and capacity used
11:50-12:20 Panel discussion: Price relationship of gasoline, corn and ethanol economics 
12:20-14:00 Networking lunch

Session three: Production methods, feedstocks and new refineries

14:00-14:30 New and planned ethanol refineries in China and expected capacity
14:30-15:00 Feedstocks and production process options for maximum capacity
15:00-15:30 A study of blendstocks availability for gasoline
  •  Use of MTBE versus ethanol as a blending component in ethanol - cost efficiency, production and emissions control
15:30-15:40 Questions and answers
15:40-16:10 Networking refreshments
16:10-16:40 Using coal for ethanol production in China
  •  Overview of production and capacity

Session four: Technical session for new production innovations

16:40-17:10 Sponsorship topic one
17:10-17:40 Sponsorship topic two
17:40-17:50 Questions and answers
17:50-18:00 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day one
Cocktail reception

 Day two | 28 March 2018 | Wednesday
Registration and refreshments
Chairman welcome back remarks

Session five: Market study of the global ethanol landscape

Ethanol demand drivers and their latest mandates and trade routes
Geographical study of ethanol producers and their feedstock use
Global ethanol exports to China
  •  US and Brazil views and opinions of China’s political mandates and hefty import tariffs
  •  US ethanol price reduction - Will this open up the arbitrage to China?
10:40-10:50 Questions and answers
Networking refreshments
Ethanol shipping, logistics and updates on China tariffs
Questions and answers
Panel exclusive! Development of electric cars in China - What will be its impact on gasoline and ultimately on ethanol?
Chairman’s closing remarks
Networking lunch and end of conference

For more information on the agenda or if you are interested to speak, contact Kokila Sundram.

Argus Ethanol China 2018 is the proven platform to reach out to trade professionals and key decision makers within the industry globally and particularly in China. Choose how you would like to showcase your services and we will ensure your company’s uniqueness by tailoring the ideal package.

Sponsorship Options:

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Contact Information

Contact Jhonel Namayan for a detailed chat about your requirements and our packages at 
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Conference venue

Argus China Ethanol 2018

Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing 
92, Jinbao Street, 
Dongcheng District Beijing,
P.R.China 100005


Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing 
92, Jinbao Street, 
Dongcheng District Beijing,
P.R.China 100005

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted accommodation exclusive to our delegates at the Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing. For more information on discounted rates, please contact Kiara Zhong at

**Accommodation is not included in the conference fee

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