08 outubro - 11 outubro 2019
London, UK

Argus Biofuels

  • 08:30
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  • 09:40
  • Registration and breakfast Sponsored by - UPM Biofuels
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairperson's opening remarks and antitrust disclaimer Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 09:50
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  • 11:00
  • Panel discussion: How can member states succeed in fulfilling higher mandates?
  • Challenges and strategies in fulfilling higher demand for biofuels
  • Member state outlooks of biofuels capacity and targets
  • Reviewing the differences of incentives and product availability across member states

Chairperson: Elmar Baumann, Secretary General, VDB

Speakers:

Timo Huhtisarri, Sustainability Director, Neot

Rachel Soloman Williams, Head of Low Carbon Transport Fuels, Department for Transport

Cloe Ragot, Policy Officer, Plastic Energy

Laura Buffet, Energy Director, Transport & Environment

  • 11:05
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  • 11:50
  • Networking break Sponsored by - Axens
  • 11:50
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  • 12:10
  • Overview: Supply/demand trends in European biodiesel and HVO Charles Jans - Principal, Argus
  • Changes in supply/demand dynamics in the past year to 3 months
  • How global tariffs and quotas change import/export dynamics
  • EU policy to manage growth in increasing imports and trade
  • 12:10
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  • 13:00
  • Panel discussion: How waste-based feedstocks such as UCO affects the price
  • Assessing demand and supply dynamics
  • Evaluating pricing trends and market drivers
  • Reviewing market changes

Chairperson: John Houghton-Brown, Editor, Argus Biofuels

Speakers:

Colin Cowan, Trading Manager, COUNT Renewables
Luis Poch Rodrigo, CEO and Founder, UCO Trading
Kees Schipper, Broker, Global Bio Broker
James Standage,
Biodiesel Physical Boker, OTC Europe

  • 13:00
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  • 14:20
  • Lunch break
  • 14:20
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  • 14:40
  • Claim to FAME: How will the EU replace palm oil by 2030? Caroline Midgley - Head of Research, LMC International
  • Assessing the scope of first generation feedstocks 
  • Assessing the future of oilseeds imports to EU
  • Reviewing the industry’s dependence on palm oil
  • 14:40
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  • 15:00
  • Compliance under Annex 9: How can we ensure RED certification criteria are met and protect against the risk of fraud? Jan Henke - Director, ISCC
  • How do we certify the qualities of Annex 9 products and the complexities of standardisation
  • Heightened risks around products with multipliers, such as double-counting
  • How can we reduce the risk of fraudulent biofuels?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:20
  • Answering to market trends: Innovation for waste lipids hydroprocessing with Vegan® Technology Octavio Carvalho - Technologist, Axens
  • Trending feeds: What are they?
  • Waste-based feeds: Availability and variability
  • How to ensure flexibility in HVO units?
  • 15:20
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  • 15:55
  • Networking break
  • 15:55
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  • 16:00
  • Case Study: Technology and methodology in identifying UCO Nuno Correia - CEO, Hardlevel
  • How to improve testing and certification of UCO products
  • How effective is the testing and methodology in identification of UCO
  • 16:10
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  • 16:50
  • The desirables: Where will we find enough waste-based fuels to fulfil REDII goals?
  • Reviewing availability in waste-based fuels
  • Success stories in advanced biofuels: UCO, and potential of recycled plastic and more
  • Double-counting in biofuels and influence on trade
  • Are there are enough waste-based feeds to meet the Commission’s ambitions?

Chairperson: Sonja Caymaz, Senior Editor, Energy and Industry, Longitude, Financial Times Group

Speakers:

Nuno Correia, CEO, Hardlevel

Angel Alvarez Alberdi, Secretary General, EWABA

Dickon Posnett, Director of Corporate Affairs, Argent Energy

Stephen Whetmore, Business Development Director, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
  • 16:50
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  • 17:20
  • 360 meet the supply-chain panel: Understanding challenges in storage, logistics and profit margins
  • Combining trading, operations, shipping, storage, freights, investment, certification, production, and blending, we will explore the costs and challenges for the supply of biofuels
  • Reviewing trends and changes in the biofuels market and how the full supply-chain can adapt

Alice Robinson, Long-Term Economics and Strategic Plan Analyst, Essar Oil

Emmanuel Fratantuono, Biodiesel Trader, Renewable Energy Group

  • 17:20
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  • 17:30
  • Closing remarks Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Oil Products, Argus
  • 17:45
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  • 18:00
  • Exclusive drinks reception Transport - Travelling to Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar
  • 18:00
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  • 21:00
  • Exclusive sustainability drinks reception Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar - Courtesy of OCI
  • 09:50
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  • 09:50
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks and antitrust disclaimer Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Oil Products, Argus
 
  • 09:50
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  • 10:40
  • New opportunities and commercial success in bio-jet fuel
  • Outlining demand and products available
  • Aviation industry perspective: Needs for biofuels
  • What is the aviation sector doing to increase the use of bio-jet fuel

Chairperson: Chris Judge, Vice-President, Oil and Products, Argus

Sean Newsum, Head of Environment, Boeing

Darrin Morgan, Head of Growth and Investment, SkyNRG

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking break
  • 11:10
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  • 11:30
  • Will projects continue in co-processing? Anders Elding - Managing Director, SCA Energy
  • Addressing opportunities for co-processing in production
  • Defining the landscape of co-processing operations
  • 11:10
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  • 11:50
  • Panel discussion: HVO new projects and current scope
  • Discussing new projects on the table: Capacities and qualities
  • Understanding the level of UCO and other feedstocks utilised in HVO production
  • Assessing HVO investments and production scale
  • 13:20
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  • 14:00
  • Panel discussion: Global supply/demand balances
  • International tariffs and implications on trade
  • How has the anti-dumping duty lift changed biofuels trade
  • Are international markets becoming more domesticated?

Chairperson: Chris Judge, Vice-President, Oil Products, Argus

Rafaello Garofolo, Secretary General, EBB

Leonidas Kanonis, Deputy Editor, Argus

Pietro Mendes, Policy Advisor, ANP

  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Networking break
  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Closing remarks Chris Judge - Vice-President, Oil and Products, Argus
  • 15:10
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  • Conference close
  • 08:50
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  • 09:40
  • Registration and networking
  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Roundtables

Trade remedies: Clarity on UK trade post-Brexit

John Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Investigator, Department for International Trade

European pricing trends and fundamentals

Fabien Hillairet, Broker, Greenea