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Your chance to meet with the market-makers of the biofuels industry

Argus Biofuels is the number one networking event for ethanol and biodiesel professionals. Join your peers at this year's conference to identify the latest industry trends, get critical data on supply demand dynamics and build long term partnership with new and prospective clients.

Serving the biodiesel and ethanol markets
After the popular introduction of ethanol content in 2016, your event will now consist of a 2-day ethanol conference followed by a 2-day biodiesel conference – giving you the unmissable opportunity to join a truly international meeting place for global biodiesel and ethanol experts.

Get access to expert minds who you can keep on top of market trends

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Why you should join your peers at Argus Biofuels 2018?

You can meet the leading companies in biofuels markets

  • The 2017 event gave you the opportunity to join 250+ global market-makers and facilitators at the largest Argus Biofuels conference to date. Expect more in 2018!
  Highlights in 2017 include:

  • Mark Chesworth, Vivergo, Alberto Carmona Bosch, NixAl Commodities, Eduardo Puertas, ED&F Man, James Cogan, Ethanol Europe Renewables, among other leading industry experts, explored the outlook for ethanol markets

  • The biggest biodiesel producers in Europe, including UPM and Neste gave unique insights into production

  • The industry’s market-makers provided their outlooks on feedstocks, tariffs, and global markets
Acquiring hard-to-find information on the future of technology

  • The Technology Stream in 2017 showcased technology development to allow industry players to overcome the challenges of advanced biofuels mandates – you can look forward to its expansion in 2018!

An agenda shaped by industry experts

The Argus Biofuels 2018 Advisory Board members include:

Mark Chesworth, Vivergo Mark Chesworth, 
CEO, 
Vivergo
Sari Mannonen,UPM
Sari Mannonen, 
VP - Biofuels
UPM
Dr Jan Michael Henke
Dr. Jan Henke, 
Director, 
ISCC

  • Florian Gollin, Sales Manager, ecoMotion
  • Connor Freeburg, Trader, Green Plains
  • Kjersti Knutsen Bakkelund, Senior Manager – Sourcing, Circle K
  • Gildas Rolland, Technology Group Manager, Axens
  • Matej Galik, Biofuel Supply and Trading Director, Enagro


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Key topics on the agenda in 2018

RED II

  • Legislative overviews from policy makers
  • Solutions on how you can adapt to new mandates and new pressures for advanced biofuels
  • Analysis on the differences in developments in Member States

International markets

  • The future of anti-dumping: what are the implications, globally?
  • Discover the latest trends in biofuels and feedstocks markets internationally, including the US, South America, and Asia

The outlook of feedstocks

  • Developments in technology for production through emerging feedstocks
  • Pricing outlooks in the EU and the world

The 2018 agenda and networking schedule will be announced shortly

Report Download the 2017 brochure for a round-up of the topics and speakers on the agenda

See who you could meet this year

Argus Biofuels 2017 sample attendee list

Download the 2017 sample attendee list - discover who you could meet at this year's event, including senior decision-makers from:

  • Cargill
  • Gunvor
  • Galp Energia
  • Total
  • Neste
  • Vopak
  • MOL
  • and many more....


Serving the market for 13 years:

"The best biofuels conference of the year by far! Great for networking!"
Paul van der PlasSTX Services

"The biofuels event to attend. First class speakers and great networking!"
Jan Henke, MED, ISCC

"Argus Biofuels Conference is the most relevant meeting point for biofuel knowledge and networking in Europe."
Anders Kleve Svela, Circle K

"An interesting event where you can meet the key players of the industry while you can update the market situation."
Jordi Casademunt, Terminales Portuarias

"An attractive combination of Bioethanol and biodiesel."
Alberto Carmona Bosch, NixAl Commodities

Photo gallery from previous events


Stefan Schreiber speaking at Argus Biofuels Inc Bio exhibiting at Argus Biofuels Cargill workshop at Argus Biofuels


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Conference rates:

Prices below exclude 20% VAT

Super Early Bird Registration - expires 8 June 

GBP
 All Access Pass (8 - 11 October)  £1,699
2 Day Ethanol Conference (8 - 9 October)
£999
2 Day Biodiesel Conference (10 - 11 October)  £999

Standard Registration 

GBP
 All Access Pass (8 - 11 October)  £2,499
2 Day Ethanol Conference (8 - 9 October)
£1,499
2 Day Biodiesel Conference (10 - 11 October)  £1,499

*As the conference is being held in the UK, all delegate tickets are subject to VAT. EU businesses may be able to reclaim VAT charged through their local tax office. Please click here for more information. 

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All Access Pass, 8-11 October, includes*:

  • A four day pass that provides access to all conference sessions taking place between 8-11 October
  • Networking lunch, refreshment breaks across all four days
  • Networking drinks reception on the evening of 8 and 10 October
  • One set of conference documentation

2-Day Ethanol Conference Pass, 8-9 October, includes*:

  • Two-day pass to participate in all conference sessions on 8-9 October only
  • Networking lunch, refreshment breaks on 8-9 October only
  • Networking drinks reception on the evening of 8 October only
  • One set of conference documentation for 8-9 October

2-Day Biodiesel Conference Pass, 10-11 October, includes*:

  • Two-day pass to participate in all conference sessions on 10-11 October only
  • Networking lunch, refreshment breaks on 10-11 October only
  • Networking drinks reception on the evening of 10 October only
  • One set of conference documentation for 10-11 October only

* Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. View the full terms and conditions here.

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Compliance

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Biofuels 2018 conference is to provide participants with a high-level update on the developments in the biofuels market.

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.



Argus Biofuels 2018 - Ethanol Conference, 8-9 October

PRODUCTION DAY

 Monday 8 October

Legislative direction for low carbon transport fuels

08.20

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Axens

09.20

Chairperson's opening remarks

09.30 Outlining the legislative outlook for ethanol in the EU
  • Understanding current mandates and fuel ethanol policy
  • What will RED II mean for your business?
  • Reviewing the future of double-countin
  • Where we are with the sub-target for advanced biofuels?
09.50 Panel Discussion: Global outlook - political will for ethanol in transport fuels
  • Assessing current mandates from around the world, including Asia, US, Canada and South America
  • Understanding the future of global policies for low carbon transport fuels 
  • Where is there current growth in ethanol demand?
  • Assessing the geographical spread of feedstock availability and new opportunities
10.30 Networking coffee break

The future of feedstocks

11.20 Case Study: Developing a 2G ethanol plant
  • Overview of the Enviral Group second generation ethanol project
  • Outlining qualities and quantities in production
  • Securing funding for plant and technology development
11.40 An investor’s perspective: what is required to secure future investments into lignocellulosic ethanol production
  • Outlining boundaries and opportunities of investment
  • Assessing the commercial value of a second generation plant
  • What is required from legislation to mobilise investors

12.00 Panel Discussion: Assessing the future of feedstocks in ethanol production
  • Quantifying the availability of lignocellulosic feedstock
  • Assessing the future of algae based feedstocks
  • How will mandates be met post-2020?
  • Evaluating the GHG savings from second generation biofuels
  • What technologies are under development and required for the future of 2G biofuels
12.30  Networking lunch

Fuel ethanol demand

13.40 Choosing ethanol over biodiesel
  • Why does an end-user choose ethanol over other low carbon alternatives?
  • Defining the benefits and disadvantages of using ethanol 
14.00 Panel Discussion: The reputation of ethanol as a cheap, clean and safe alternative fuel
  • Debating the environmental implications of fuel ethanol
  • Analysing the social economic benefits of ethanol production
  • Evaluating the reality of risks of ethanol as a fuel
  • Outlining the consequences and future of the reputation of fuel ethanol
 14.30 Panel Discussion: The car manufacturers’ perspective on the future of ethanol fuel
  • Identifying the car manufacturers’ appetite for use of ethanol fuel
  • Determining the landscape of engine development for ethanol fuel
  • Qualifying the scope of technology development
  • Assessing the car manufacturers’ perspective on the risks and benefits fuel ethanol
15.00  Networking coffee break
15.40 Case Study: New opportunities for ethanol in bioplastics
  • Evaluating the current landscape of bioplastic components
  • Outlining emerging opportunities and investments into ethanol for bioplastics
  • Quantifying the current scope of industrial ethanol production for bioplastics

16.10  Optimising the profitability of ethanol production facilities through the protein feed markets 
  • Gauging the current scale of protein feed demand for ethanol production facilities
  • Estimating the demand for different qualities of products
  • Determining opportunities in the aquafeed industry
  Increasing operational efficiency and enhancing profits
  • Enhancing efficiency in production
  • Assessing the cost-effectiveness of improving efficiency
 16.40 Panel Discussion: Commercial opportunities for a biorefinery
  • Ascertaining the landscape of competitive components for low carbon transport fuels
  • Establishing the true landscape of industrial applications for ethanol
  • Assessing the scale of market opportunities for DDGS
  • Estimating the scale of opportunities in bioplastics
17.20 Chairperson's closing remarks
17.00 Networking drinks reception

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MARKETS DAY

 Tuesday 9 October

08.40

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Axens

09.40

Chairperson's opening remarks

The market outlook

09.50 Analysing global trade flows
  • Assessing quantities and qualities in the global trade of ethanol products
  • Mapping the movement of products globally
  • Outlining challenges and the future prospects in product flows
10.00 Panel Discussion: Producers’ panel – reviewing the market outlook
  • Gauging opportunities and challenges in ethanol markets
  • Defining the producers’ perspective of demand for bioethanol and the market outlook
  • Addressing what is required to increase the price and the impact of RED II
10.50 Networking coffee break 
11.20 China E10: A global opportunity?
  • Predicting the changing openness of the Chinese markets
  • Outlining the future of demand in China
  • Addressing the policy in place in mobilising international opportunities
11.40  Panel Discussion: Assessing the future of international trade
  • Analysing future international trade of bioethanol
  • Assessing tariffs of international trade
  • Developing the scope of ethanol production globally
  • Finding new opportunities for the ethanol industry
12.30 Networking lunch

Pricing dynamics

13.40  Gasoline pricing/demand
  • Determining the drivers of the gasoline price
  • Deducing the trends in demand and pricing
  • Summarising the outlook and implications of the gasoline price
14.00 Panel discussion: Trends and forecasts in the ethanol price
  • Assessing demand/supply dynamics
  • Evaluating pricing trends and drivers
  • Forecasting the short to medium term
  • Quantifying the impact of RED II on market price
14.50  Networking coffee break
15.20 Panel discussion: Trends and forecasts in the sugar price and the implications on ethanol supply/demand
  • Assessing demand/supply dynamics
  • Evaluating pricing trends and drivers
  • Forecasting the short to medium term
16.00 Roundtables – Global opportunities
  • Indian 2G technology development
  • Growth in the US markets
16.40 Chairperson's closing remarks

Close of ethanol 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



Argus Biofuels 2018 - Biodiesel Conference, 10-11 October

 Wednesday 10 October

EVOLVING LEGISLATION

08.30

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Axens

09.30

Chairperson's opening remarks

European legislation 

09.40

The future of biofuels: An overview of RED II

  • Outlining RED II forms and timeline
  • How does the European Commission expect this to impact the markets?
  • What will be considered advanced biofuels?
  • Will it be possible with ethanol, FAME and HVO capacity to reach suggested RED II?
10.00 Panel Discussion: Implementing low carbon transport fuels policy in Member States
  • Assessing the differences and consistencies in European markets
  • Outlining current GHG savings targets in Member States including in Germany, Sweden and Poland
  • Assessing the landscape of double-counting policy
  • Where do biofuels mandates fit among other low carbon initiatives including the electrification drive
  • How will Brexit and UK policy and the EU Common Agricultural Policy reform impact the biofuels industry?
 10.40 Networking break
 11.10 Analysing Sweden’s implementation of transport policy
  • Explaining requirements for GHG savings
  • Addressing implications on supply/demand
  • Will other Member States replicate Swedish standards?
11.30 Networking coffee break
 11.10 Estimating the future of Germany’s production and demand levels
  • Quantifying Germany’s biofuel production levels and demand in transportation
  • Analysing Germany’s trade with the EU
11.30 Outlining the scope of biofuels qualities
  • Assessing challenges in certification
  • Outlining the standards in GHG savings and qualities
  • Defining the scope of product qualities in the European markets
 12.10  Networking lunch

Market outlook

13.20 Understanding European biodiesel demand/supply dynamics
  • Discussing trends in demand and supply of biodiesel
  • Addressing the impact of RED II on demand/supply trends
  • How the biodiesel markets are influenced by bioethanol
13.40 Predicting the future of anti-dumping tariffs and its implications on global markets
  • Describing the current progress in anti-dumping discussions and the outlook
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities posed by tariffs
14.00  Panel Discussion: Pricing trends and forecasts in biodiesel
  • Assessing demand/supply dynamics
  • Evaluating pricing trends and drivers
  • Forecasting the short to medium term
14.50  Networking coffee break
15.20 Panel Discussion: End-users’ perspectives – demand for biofuels
  • Defining the landscape of end-users in Europe and internationally
  • Establishing the attitudes toward biofuels of end-users
  • Predicting the future of demand by end-users

Production capacity 

15.20 Panel Discussion: End-users’ perspectives – demand for biofuels
  • Defining the landscape of end-users in Europe and internationally
  • Establishing the attitudes toward biofuels of end-users
  • Predicting the future of demand by end-users
15.50 Reviewing the landscape and prospects of co-processing
  • Addressing opportunities for co-processing in production
  • Defining the landscape of co-processing operations
16.10 Panel Discussion: The future of HVO
  • Describing quantities and qualities in new expansion projects
  • Outlining the challenges and opportunities in HVO production
  • Assessing the future of HVO investments and production scale
  • HVO vs. co-processing: fight for the market, fight for the feedstock?
16.50 Chairperson's closing remarks
17.00 Networking drinks reception

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 Thursday 11 October

09.00

Registration and breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Axens

09.20

Chairperson's opening remarks

FEEDSTOCKS

09.30 Oilseeds outlook: availability, trade and pricing
  • Tackling the outlook of oilseeds availability 
  • Assessing the future of oilseeds imports to EU
  • Estimating the changing pricing and underlying dynamics
09.50 RED II feedstocks: Analysing potential winners and pricing effects
  • Outlining advanced biofuel feedstocks and their outlook
  • Assessing likely future large volume and niche winners
  • Evaluating future trends in pricing
10.10

Panel discussion: the future of feedstocks in European biodiesel

  • What is the future of palm oil in biofuels - can the industry exist without it?
  • Advanced biofuels: What will they look like?
  • Addressing the outlook of UCO in the European biofuels industry
  • Predicting the impact of imported feedstocks
  • Weighing availability and pricing of feedstocks
10.40 Panel discussion: the future of feedstocks in European biodiesel
  • Advanced biofuels: What will they look like?
  • Addressing the outlook of UCO in the European biofuels industry
  • Predicting the impact of imported feedstocks
  • Weighing availability and pricing of feedstocks
10.40  Networking coffee break

STREAM SESSIONS


Global markets: feedstocks and fuel

 Technology Showcase

11.20







Analysing the future of Argentinian SME exports
  • Addressing the current scope of SME exports
  • Estimating future the scale of future exports

Panel Discussion: The landscape of developing advanced biofuels technologies
12.00  Forecasting the future of trade in Chinese UCO
  • Quantifying the current scope of UCO imports to Europe
  • Evaluating the growth in UCO markets and Chinese exports
Outlining the future of wood-based biofuels
  • Creating high GHG savings through wood-based technologies
  • Evaluating available technologies for wood-based biofuels
  • Projecting capacities
12.20 Networking lunch
13.30 South America – opportunities for growth in biodiesel?
  • Analysing the outlook of biofuels markets in South America
  • Quantifying the future of biodiesel production
  • Evaluating new opportunities for trade
Technology Showcase

The Technology Showcase will explore what is available and in development to improve GHG savings 
and make production affordable for advanced biofuels products – enabling the industry to meet upcoming 
mandates.

Some of the topics under consideration include:
1. Chemical catalysts
2. Technologies in waste-based feedstocks
3. Synthetic feedstocks: the 4th generation
4. Biomass to bioliquid technologies

13.50 Panel Discussion: A global overview on biodiesel production and demand
  • Assessing demand for biofuels globally
  • Describing new opportunities and growth in the biofuels industry
  • How is international supply changing?
  • Addressing the outlook and impact of anti-dumping duties
14.20 Networking coffee break
14.40 Roundtables Technology Showcase continued
15.30 Chairperson's closing remarks
15.40 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

Networking coffee break



Find out who attended Argus Biofuels 2017

Information Download a sample delegate list for  Argus Biofuels 2017, attendees included:

  • Cargill - Account Manager Biodiesel Europe
  • Vopak - Commercial Manager
  • Department for Transport (UK) - Head of Low Carbon Fuels Strategy
  • Total - Vice-President, Biofuels
  • MOL - Renewables Trader
  • UCO Trading - General Manager, Biofuels
  • Neste - Managing Director
  • Perstorp BioProducts - Managing Director

...and many more. Click here to download the 2017 sample attendee list. 

 

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower London

Conference Venue

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

1 Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 9PY

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower is a renowned five star hotel in central London. Enjoy stunning views of the London skyline, and take advantage of the private gardens, tennis courts and one of London's most exclusive health clubs, The Peak Health Club & Spa. Key attractions close to Jumeirah Carlton Tower include Hyde Park and the city’s finest luxury shopping area. The boutiques of Sloane Street and the world-famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols are within easy walking distance.

Accommodation

We are pleased to offer discounted accommodation rates at the following hotels:

  • Jumeirah Carlton Tower (conference venue)
  • Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel (1 minute walk from conference venue)
  • Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge (3 minutes' walk from conference venue)

A discount code for each hotel will be automatically sent to every attendee once registration has been completed. For more information on discounted accommodation, please email logistics@argusmedia.com

The number of available bedrooms are very limited. Please book now to avoid disappointment. Rates are valid until 5 September or until the rooms have sold out.

Accommodation costs are not included in the conference fee.

Getting to the venue

Closest underground stations:

  • Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)
  • Sloane Square (District and Circle lines)

Heathrow Airport: The Piccadilly line runs directly from all Heathrow terminals to Knightsbridge station which is approximately a 5 minutes' walk from the Jumeirah Carlton Tower. The journey will take approximately 45 minutes.

  
Gatwick Airport: Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria train station. From Victoria train station take the underground to Sloane Square.





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