08 октября - 11 октября 2018
Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London, UK

Argus Biofuels 2018

Production Day

Start End
  • 08.30
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  • 09.30
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09.30
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  • 09.40
  • Chairperson's opening remarks

Legislative direction for low carbon transport fuels

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:00
  • Outlining the outlook for ethanol in the EU Josefine Ahlstrom - Vice-President, Business Development, Europe, Argus

- Understanding current mandates and fuel ethanol policy

What will RED II mean for your business?

- Reviewing the future of double-counting

- Where we are with the sub-target for advanced biofuels?

  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Panel Discussion: Global outlook - political will for ethanol in transport fuels
- Assessing current mandates from around the world, including Asia, US, Canada, Middle East 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
 
Max Pyzuir, Director – Downstream, Transportation Fuels & Natural Gas Projects, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.
Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General, ePure

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking coffee break

The future of feedstocks

Start End
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Biorefining: A vision for the long term of our industry and thoughts for the next 5-10 years Carlos Ocampo - Director, EMEA Biorefining, Novozymes

- Outlining qualities and quantities in production

- Securing funding for plant and technology development

- Discussing emerging and current technologies

 
  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • Panel Discussion: Analysing feedstocks in ethanol production
- Quantifying the availability of advanced biofuel feedstocks
- How are mandates impacting the ethanol industry
- Evaluating the GHG savings from second generation biofuels
 
Timo Huhtisaari, Sustainability Director, Neot
James Cogan, Biofuels and Policy Advisor, Ethanol Europe Renewables

Start End
  • 12:10
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • Biofuels insights from the IEA’s 2018 renewable energy market report Pharoah Le Feuvre - Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency
An overview of the global status of biofuels
The IEA’s five year production forecasts for ethanol, biodiesel and advanced biofuels.
Market prospects for biofuels and aviation

Fuel ethanol demand

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:20
  • Case Study: The role of methanol in biofuels Bo Gleerup - Co-Founder, Nordic Green
- Outlining the new methanol project

- Assessing the role of fuel methanol

  • 14:20
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  • 14:50
  • Changing the biofuels industry through blockchain and crypto-coins Fabio Nehme - Chief Executive, Nehme Commodities
- Understanding the use of blockchain and crypto coins
- Evaluating the opportunity and potential impact of these technologies

Start End
  • 14:50
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  • 15:30
  • Networking coffee break

Technical applications to enhance the ethanol industry

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Case Study: Steelanol project - Developing carbon technologies for new ethanol production Wim Van der Stricht - CTO, Technology Stategy, CO2 and ad hoc topics, Arcelormittal
- Outlining the technology behind Arcelormittal’s Steelanol 
- Detailing the timeline, concept and impact of the project
- Evaluating the capabilities of the technologies on a commercial scale
- Assessing the qualities of the ethanol produced
- To what extent will the steel industry get involved with ethanol production
 
  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Complete biomass use in the production of fuel alcohols Katharina Andres - Business Developer, Biomass and Energy Efficiency, TNO

- Analysing increasing efficiency in ethanol production

- Outlining technologies for complete biomass utilisation in production

 

  • 16:20
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  • 16:40
  • Fuel ethers and the concept of High Octane Petrol Ewa Abramuik-Lete - Secretary General, EFOA
  • Understanding new technology and GHG savings
  • Outlining High Octane Petrol developments

Start End
  • 16:30
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  • 16:40
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Josefine Ahlstrom - Vice-President, Business Development, Europe
  • 16:40
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  • Networking drinks reception

Markets Day

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks John Houghton-Brown - Interim Editor, Argus Biofuels, Argus

The market outlook

Start End
  • 09:50
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  • 10:10
  • Analysing global trade flows Alberto Carmona Bosch - CEO, NixAl Commodities

- 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

  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Panel discussion: Producers’ panel – Perspectives on market developments

- Gauging opportunities and challenges in ethanol markets

- Defining the producers’ perspective of demand for bioethanol

- Evaluating pricing trends in the past 12 months

- How is the market currently preparing for RED II 

Ylwa Alwarsdotter, Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Sekab

Andreas Bodenmueller, Head of Trade, Verbio

  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • China E10: A global opportunity? Maxwell Thomasson - Director, Renewable Fuels Global Trading, CHS
- Accessing Chinese markets
- Outlining current needs in China and its direction
- Addressing the policy in place, mobilising international opportunities
 

Start End
  • 10:50
  • -
  • 11:30
  • Networking coffee break

Start End
  • 11:30
  • -
  • 12:20
  • An overview: Ethanol in Brazil and new Brazilian biofuels policy Martinho Ono - CEO, SCA

- Outlining current production and consumption in Brazil
- Outlining trade patterns for Brazil
- Understanding the Renovabio program

  • 13:20
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  • 13:00
  • Panel Discussion: Assessing the dynamics of international trade
- Analysing current opportunities for international trade of bioethanol
- Assessing tariffs of international trade
- Developing the scope of ethanol production globally
- Finding new opportunities for the ethanol industry
- Analysis of China E10 and its implications

Maxwell Thomasson, Director, Renewable Fuels Global Trading, CHS
Ewa Abramuik-Lete, Secretary General, EFOA
Hendrik Fischer, Manager Product Stewardship, Evonik

Start End
  • 13:00
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  • 14:10
  • Networking lunch

Pricing dynamics

Start End
  • 14:10
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  • 14:30
  • Gasoline pricing and demand Saket Vemprala - Editor, European Gasoline, Argus
- Determining the drivers of the gasoline price 
- Deducing the trends in demand and pricing
- Summarising the outlook and implications of the gasoline price

 
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Panel discussion: Trends in the ethanol price

- Assessing demand/supply dynamics
- Evaluating pricing trends and market dynamics in the past 12 months
- Quantifying the impact of RED II on market price

Stephen Walsh, Ethanol Broker, SCB Brokers
Alberto Carmona,
CEO, NixAl Commodities

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Networking coffee break

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 15:50
  • Trends in the sugar price and the implications on ethanol supply/demand Kona Haque - Head of Research, ED&F Man
- Assessing demand/supply dynamics
- Evaluating pricing trends and dynamics
  • 15:50
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  • 16:40
  • Roundtables

Ethanol pricing
John Houghton Brown, Interim Editor, Argus Biofuels, Argus

Growth in the US markets
Max Pyziur, Director – Downstream, Transportation Fuels &  Natural Gas Projects, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc .

 
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Johnathan Houghton-Brown - Interim Editor, Argus Biofuels, Argus