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Argus Biofuels Week 2017

Argus Biofuels 2017

 Wednesday 18 October

EVOLVING LEGISLATION

08.45

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by UPM Biofuels

09.50

Chairperson's opening remarks

Peter Caddy, Advisor the the Boards, Argus

10.00

An update on legislative developments

  • Outlining regulations and proposals under RED
  • An overview of key industry developments
  • Focus for developing post-2020 reforms
  • Analysing the role of biofuels in GHG commitments

Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice-President - Renewable Products, Neste

10.20

An overview of the market and trading               

  • Analysing market trends
  • Outlining this year’s trading patterns
  • Outlining global trading forecast

Christine Ancker, Editor - Argus European Biofuels, Argus

10.40

What is the future for biofuels markets?

  • Analysing the European Commission’s proposals for RED II
  • How can the market prepare for RED II?
  • To what extent will the RED II support the biofuels industry?
  • What is the future of raw materials?
  • Which feedstock will be used?

Christopher Snyder, Executive Director - Europe Operations, Renewable Energy Group

11.00 Panel Discussion: The outlook for development of domestic markets in EU member states
  • To what extent will the industry fragment further to domestic markets
  • What role do biofuels play in meeting member states’ emissions targets?
  • How will member states compete in the markets post-2020?
  • How will this shift in responsibility impact, develop and stagnate markets?
  • What is the future of raw materials?
  • The outlook for global feedstock imports to the European market
  • How will the UK act in the biofuels markets post-Brexit, including the UK’s ability to dump? What will be the UK’s environmental policy?

Moderator: Christine Ancker, Editor - Argus European Biofuels, Argus

Panellists:

Aaron Berry, Head of Low Carbon Fuels Strategy, Department of Transport UK
Adam Stepien, Director General, Polish Chamber of Biofuels
Florian Gollin, Sales Manager, ecoMotion

11.40 Networking coffee break

ANALYSING THE BIOFUELS MARKET OUTLOOK

12.10 Reviewing challenges with biofuels classification and certification
  • Defining advanced biofuels
  • Assessing the extent of disparate specifications in biodiesel products
  • Reviewing challenges of classification and certification

Dr. Jan Henke, Director, ISCC and Director, Meo Carbon Solutions

12.30 How is the potential for UERs legislation influencing biofuels markets?
  • How will producers optimise emissions reduction and reach their GHG targets?
  • Comparing the effectiveness of blending to biofuels use in order to reach targets

Elmar Baumann, Managing Director, VDB

 12.50  Networking lunch - sponsored by Axens
14.10 Panel Discussion: Interpreting the changing value of the market and its driving factors
  • Predicting the future of trading: regional hubs or the ARA AOM
  • Changing the view of data on the markets 
  • Analysing the limited liquidity of the markets and how this will change
  • Reviewing the impact of a fragmented market place
  • Reviewing capacity through changes in legislation and technologies
  • Assessing the feasibility of feedstocks and biofuel products going forward

Moderator: Josefine Ahlstrom, Vice-President - Business Development, Argus

Panellists:
James Standage, Biodiesel Physical Broker, OTC Europe
Victor Allemandou, Biofuels Broker, Greenea
Kees Schipper, Biofuels Broker, Global Bio Broker

FOCUS ON PRODUCERS IN BIOFUELS

14.45 Case Study: A success story - the Finnish biofuels market
  • Finland’s development of its biofuels market and production
  • Analysing the importance of the forestry industry in its market development

Sari Mannonen, Vice-President, UPM Biofuels

15.05 To what extent is investment incentivised in the biofuels sector? 
  • How investors perceive biofuels in the sustainable energy mix
  • Outlining investors risks and expectations in biofuels market
  • To what extent is law is supporting investment into biofuels 
  • Evaluating the investment landscape    

Dickon Posnett, Director of Corporate Affairs, Argent Energy

 15.25  Networking coffee break
15.50 Spotlight on advancements in advanced biofuels technologies
  • Employing new technology in plants
  • Case study: pilot/demo plant with new technologies

Larissa Perotta, Technologist, Axens

16.10   Speaker Interview: The perspective of an oil company 
  • Assessing the extent of disparate production qualities
  • How will oil companies fulfil their mandates?
  • Where will feedstock come from?
  • Which feedstock will be used?
  • The effect of technology and legislation impacting HVO capability
  • How will HVO transform the market?

Interviewer: Christine Ancker, Editor - Argus European Biofuels, Argus
Interviewee: 
Vincent Dabas, Head of Biofuels Business, Total

16.45 Chairperson's closing remarks 

Peter Caddy,
Advisor to the Board, Argus
17.00 Networking drinks reception - sponsored by REG

 Thursday 19 October

08.30

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by UPM Biofuels

09.30

Chairperson's opening remarks

Peter Caddy, Advisor to the Board, Argus

FEEDSTOCKS

09.40 Understanding the global oilseeds landscape
  • Reviewing the competitive environment between feedstocks; including shifts in oilseeds and movements in advanced biofuels
  • Evaluating durability of feedstocks
  • Assessing the future of feedstock production and demand

James Fry, Chairman, LMC International

10.00 Reviewing the outlook for waste-based feedstocks and the prospects of utilisation in the industry
  • Evaluating the availability of waste-based feedstocks
  • Evaluating the current UCO market price and availability
  • An overview of the key European markets for UCO and tallow
  • Reviewing issues in certification
  • Evaluating capacity for utilising waste as feedstock

Luis Rodrigo Poch, General Manager, UCO Trading

 10.30 Networking coffee break 
11.00 Panel Discussion: What is the future of feedstock purchasing in Europe?
  • Outlining the availability of feedstocks from around the world
  • Which feedstocks will be prioritised under RED II legislative reforms?
  • Does capacity and infrastructure support RED II plans for feedstock?
  • Outlining limitations on utilising different feedstocks

Moderator: Christine Ancker, Editor - Argus European Biofuels, Argus

Panellists:

Dr. Michael Goldsworthy, Senior Consultant, NNFCC
Melanie Williams, Director, Melanie Williams Consulting
Alex Miles, Director of Commercial Development, Enerkem

 STREAM SESSIONS


Markets in perspective

 Technology stream

11.40







Outlining the global outlook for anti-dumping tariffs
  • Analysing the impact on value of an open market
  • Assessing potential changes to global anti-dumping tariffs
  • Evaluating the impact of tariffs on Argentinian and Indonesian markets
  • How much product will be moved to European markets as a result of tariff changes?

Brendan McGivern, Partner, White & Case

Advanced biodiesel outlook to 2030

Richard Taylor, Managing Consultant, E4tech






12.00  Live Polling: The impact of international tariff changes
Join in this interactive debate where you will be posed with 5 questions - find out how your peers view the effects of changes to international tariffs.
Case Study: Biogas-to-liquid demonstration plant project

Gregor Herz, PhD Student, IKTS
12.30 Networking lunch
14.00 Roundtables

In a fast-changing market, meet with key industry players in the biofuels industry to discuss different perspectives of biofuel market developments


Roundtable 1: Gaining Certification and Assessing Production Sustainability - led by: Melanie Williams, Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

Roundtable 2: Led by: Ian Waller, Lead Auditor, 5barg8
Innovative technology for waste plastics conversion into hydrocarbons

Anna Matuszewska,
 Deputy Head of Department, Head of Analytical Laboratory, Automotive Industry Institute

14.20  Argus Open Markets (AOM) training

This session will invite interactive discussions on the methods behind the AOM system.

Chris Judge, Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
14.50  Chairperson's closing remarks

Peter Caddy, Advisor to the Board, Argus
15.00
Networking coffee break
15.20 End of conference 

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Looking for fair international trade of renewable diesel: What tools and what perspectives?

  • Guaranteeing a fair and secure market for advanced biofuels
  • Assessing actions at crucial ongoing WTO biodiesel and HVO panel
  • Exploring new anti-fraud sub-schemes and practical goals
Raffaello Garofalo, Secretary General, EBB – European Biodiesel Board

Looking for fair international trade of renewable diesel: What tools and what perspectives?

  • Guaranteeing a fair and secure market for advanced biofuels
  • Assessing actions at crucial ongoing WTO biodiesel and HVO panel
  • Exploring new anti-fraud sub-schemes and practical goals
Raffaello Garofalo, Secretary General, EBB – European Biodiesel Board

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