Argus Green Marine Fuels Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands
14 - 16 May 2024
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The Argus Green Marine Fuels Conference will deliver critical updates from this rapidly evolving space as the shipping industry seeks to convert its fuels to zero-carbon solutions over the next 30 years, including key milestones for GHG emission reductions in 2030 and 2050.
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17:00 - 18:30

Badge collection and welcome drinks reception - taking place at Grand Cafe Lido

Max Euweplein 64, 1017 MB Amsterdam

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and breakfast

09:00 - 09:10

Chairperson's opening remarks

Speakers Include:

Catherine Caulfield

Business Development Manager— Oil Markets
Oil Markets, Argus Media
09:10 - 09:50

How can shipping companies stay afloat in the midst of increasing regulation and legislation?

An update on the status of the EU ETS, Fuel EU maritime and IMO measures based on MEPC 80.
• With the EU ETS coming into force early 2024, what have been the ramifications and the running costs of vessels? How can we mitigate these costs?
• In light of recent legislation regarding carbon emissions, how can CO2 emissions be accurately measured and priced? How are penalties calculated for the fuel EU maritime?
• What is the risk of the proliferation of regional measures on the shipping industry?
• How can ship owners and operators remain profitable as they meet regulations to reduce emissions??

Speakers Include:

Gianpaolo Benedetti

Gianpaolo Benedetti Principal Advisor – Energy Transition & Regulatory Affairs, SGMF

Jacob Armstrong

Shipping Policy Manager
Transport & Environment

Alexander Senteris

Compliance Manager (ETS)
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Thomas Bock

Senior Systems Manager Lead Aviation & Maritime
International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)
09:50 - 10:30

Argus market update: how is regulation driving global alternative marine fuel demand and price competitiveness

• How competitive are today’s low carbon bunker options: LNG, marine biodiesel and biomethanol
• What impact is EU ETS, FuelEU Maritime and IMO regulation having on bunkering decisions today and out to 2050
• Future fuel mix: how ready is low carbon methanol, ammonia and hydrogen for shipping with perspectives from Europe and Asia

Speakers Include:

Catherine Caulfield

Business Development Manager— Oil Markets
Oil Markets, Argus Media

Mahua Chakravarty

Editor, Marine Fuels (Asia)

Elena Domashenko

Senior Analyst, Argus Marine Fuels Outlook

Hussein Al-Khalisy

Alternative Marine Fuels Reporter
10:30 - 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 - 12:10

Keynote panel – Breaking the uneven progress of the maritime decarbonisation supply chain

• How can producers of new fuels and other critical components of the value chain better cooperate and align to deliver sustainable fuel solutions?
• How can the industry move away from current procurement behaviour and move toward long offtake agreements?
• What are ports doing globally to support the provision of green fuels? How are they preparing themselves for a multi-fuel future?
• What level of commitment is needed from shipowners to facilitate the transition to alternative fuel infrastructure? How will alternative fuels overcome the logistical and availability challenges needed to scale up globally?

Speakers Include:

Sarah Rollings

Strategic Account Manager
Shell Marine

Mark Eggens

Commercial Manager
Port of Amsterdam

Johannes Veldt

Commercial Manager

Steve Esau

Chief Operating Officer

Matthias Olafsson

Manager of Government and Public Affairs
Methanol Institute
12:10 - 12:50

Will renewables always be the bottleneck for e-fuel production?

• What is the role of renewables in decarbonising shipping? Where is renewable energy available globally?
• How much energy is needed to produce e-fuels?
• How much competition does the marine sector have with other sectors when it comes to producing e-fuels and for green electrons?

Speakers Include:

Arno van des Bos

Analyst – Green Hydrogen Energy (Power to X)

Catherine Torvestad

Senior Originator
12:50 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

The battle between sectors and regions for biofuels

• With Asia increasingly looking at bunkering biofuels, what will it mean for Europe on the feedstock front?
• Are the incentives in Europe enough to support biofuel bunkers regionally? Will we see biofuels for bunkering for ocean-going vessels subsidized in other parts of the world?
• What are the capacities of oil majors to produce green fuels? What types of biofuels for bunkering are producers able to offer shipowners?
• With the definition of sustainability varying across regions? What feedstocks will be deemed sustainable for biofuel production?

Speakers Include:

Frederic Meyer

Strategy & Projects Director

Nikolas Nikolaidis

Head of Biofuels Desk

Dáša Mamrillová

Government Affairs Director European Waste-based & Advanced Biofuels Association

Aleksandar Kuzmanski

Trading Lead Low Carbon Fuels
Bio Oil

Geunha Kim

Solutions for Our Climate

Mahua Chakravarty

Editor, Marine Fuels (Asia)
14:45 - 15:30

How can we scale up to match the growing demand for low carbon and zero carbon fuels?

(methanol, ammonia, hydrogen and LNG)
• What are the short, mid and long term fuel strategies for fuel producers? What is the roadmap to commercialisation, adoption and reliable availability of green fuel?
• What is the projected balance of these fuels? What’s the feasibility of burning these fuels and what are the challenges associated with each fuel?
• What are the hurdles in getting finances secured for final FID’s for the development of green fuel projects?
• Will Bio-LNG allow for the long term usability of current LNG ships? What benefits does LNG offer all the way to net zero?

Speakers Include:

Rob Stevens

Sector Lead Green Fuels

Saheera Ahmad

Head of Business Development - Marine LNG
Shell LNG

Ashkan Shoja-Nia

VP Strategy & Business Development
Stormfisher Hydrogen

Andrea Guati-Rojo

Stakeholder Relations Manager
Ammonia Energy Association
Jack Merriott

Jack Merriott

Manager - Consulting Services
15:30 - 16:45

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00

How are financial institutions and investors looking at financing the decarbonisation of shipping?

• What financial, regulatory, and commercial changes would incentivize more green investments? What are the main obstacles and risks that prevent investors from investing?
• If banks in Europe are downsizing their shipping portfolios, who will finance the transition? What are the requirements for commercial or private institutional capital to invest in sustainable fuel-powered vessels?
• Who is providing investment and what forms of green capital are available for the commercialisation of new ships, new fuels and technology?
• How can shipping companies be seen as ‘green’ in order to get access to more finance options?

Speakers Include:

John Wikoff

Senior Executive Director

Marcello Leonardi

Finance Advisor, Corporate Finance Advisory
European Investment Bank

Rachel Shin

Solutions for Our Climate

Katalin Dobranszky Senior Director – Innovation, Finance and Fiscal Affairs

European Community Shipowners' Associations

Panos Spiliotis

EU Transport Policy Specialist
Environmental Defense Fund
17:00 - 17:05

Chairperson’s closing remarks

Speakers Include:

Catherine Caulfield

Business Development Manager— Oil Markets
Oil Markets, Argus Media
17:05 - 18:30

Networking drinks reception

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and breakfast

09:00 - 09:05

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speakers Include:

Jack Merriott

Jack Merriott

Manager - Consulting Services
09:05 - 09:50

What are traditional bunker traders and suppliers doing to enable the offering of different fuel options?

• How will green fuels impact their insurance and barge supply rates?
• How do alternative marine fuel supply timelines differ from conventional bunker fuels? And what impact would that have on the cash flows and financing structure?
• How are conventional marine fuel suppliers adapting to regulations and widening their offerings and the different types of fuels they can supply?
• What fuel quantities and quality issues are bunker suppliers seeing? How are bunker qualities evolving?

Speakers Include:

Johannes Schurmann

Commercial Director Marine
GoodFuels, FincoEnergies

Valerie Ahrens

Global Director of New Fuels and Carbon Markets
Bunker Holding

Håkon Skjerstad

Chief Executive Officer
Azane Fuel Solutions

Peter Taylor

Managing Director
Macquarie Group
09:50 - 10:40

Keynote panel - What support will be required to enable shipowners and charterers to transition to net zero?

• What fuels green fuels are shipowners gravitating towards and why?
• What regulatory clarity and alignment is needed and how is it impacting decision making on commercial, investment decisions, and shipowner fuel procurement?
• What could green fuel suppliers do to attract more interest from dry bulk, tanker and cruise ship owners?
• Are shipowners looking for spot purchases or are they leaning towards term contracts?

Speakers Include:

Cem Ugur

Cem Ugur Director Group Shipping
Tata Steel

Randy Giveans

EVP - Investor Relations & Business Development
Navigator Gas

Alexander Senteris

Compliance Manager (ETS)
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Martin Viquesnel

Head of Shipping Innovation
Louis Dreyfus Company

Hussein Al-Khalisy

Alternative Marine Fuels Reporter
10:40 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00

Investments in the industry

Further topics to be announced
• As Maersk have now Bunkered 2 vessels with Green Methanol, hear them speak on best practices on infrastructure for green fuels
• How can the maritime transport sector reduce its emissions with the help of Bio-LNG? How does the regulatory framework influence the usage of Bio LNG in the maritime sector?

Speakers Include:

Captain Sameer Bhatnagar

Head of Fuel Transition and Infrastructure

Jan Hoffmann

Key Account Manager Greenhouse Gas
12:00 - 12:45

Book and claim: how to re-establish and re-distribute risk across the shipping value chain

• In what ways does the book and claim system allow for the early phases of shipping decarbonisation transition?
• How can we create a standard and encourage supply chain integration through the book and claim system?
• Will off-takers mass balance GHG emissions across their portfolio instead of using the book and claim approach?

Speakers Include:

Gill Alker

Book & Claim Manager, RSB

William Boatwright

Senior Manager-Logistics and Climate Solutions

Wouter Vuijk

Business Manager Sustainable Transport
Port of Rotterdam

Marina Ferrari

Trading and Sourcing Manager
GoodShipping, FincoEnergies

Matthias Olafsson

Manager of Government and Public Affairs
Methanol Institute
12:45 - 13:15

Engine manufacturers perspectives – how to avoid stranded assets when it comes to making decisions on newbuilds and engines

• How far have companies come with respect to engine development and new builds? How many vessels are currently in the orderbook which will be able to burn green fuels?
• What are the design challenges involved in new engines? What is the expected time-frame for the availability of engines that run on alternative fuels?
• How are companies addressing risk factors and potential unintended consequences in areas such as safety and health concerns of potential new sustainable fuels?

Speakers Include:

Toni Stojcevski

General Manager, Project Sales & Development
13:15 - 13:20

Chairperson’s closing remarks

Speakers Include:

Jack Merriott

Jack Merriott

Manager - Consulting Services
13:20 - 14:20

Networking lunch break


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