14 九月 - 15 九月 2022
Monterey, California

DEF Forum North America

  • 09:00
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  • 13:00
  • Networking golf Del Monte Golf club - Only 27 spaces remaining
Enjoy a round of golf at Del Monte Golf alongside the well-known and beautiful Pebble Beach, with old friends and network with potential new business partners. Only 27 spaces left  on a first come first serve basis.
 
  • 14:00
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  • 16:30
  • Fuel buyers workshop – seven steps to getting your physical fuel buying program up to date Scott Berhang - VP Business Development, Argus
Are you up to speed on the seismic changes that are happening in the downstream world of fuel sales? Pricing at the rack has become more complicated than ever – it’s not just fuel price volatility. It’s understanding formula pricing at the rack, and understanding the subtleties in indexes, or benchmarks for downstream fuel deals. 

At “Fuel Buyers Workshop,” Scott Berhang – who has taught physical fuel buying to the downstream’s leading suppliers and end users for 30 years  – will detail seven steps that you can take to achieve best practices in fuel buying and selling downstream. That includes understanding the mechanics of wholesale pricing – from futures to spot to rack to retail – and how the smartest buyers and sellers are using hourly price discovery to time purchases, and “beat the rack price.”

If your company does anything with fuel in the downstream space, this is a breakout session you should not miss.

DEF updates

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Registration
  • 15:00
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  • 15:05
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks Tim Cheyne - Sector Head of Fertilizers, Argus
  • 15:05
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  • 15:25
  • Regulatory update: how are the 2010 standards evolving and what do future regulations look like?
· How will CARB’s upcoming policies — Advanced Clean Truck Standards and Heavy-Duty Low NOx standards — affect the DEF market? 
· What does the preparation for these updates look like? 
· Overview of how CARB’s Advanced Clean Truck Standards fit into the overall Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) outlook
 

Speaker:

Sydney Vergis, Chief of Heavy-Duty Programs, California Air Resources Board  

Moderator: 

Tim Cheyne, VP Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Business Development, Argus 

  • 15:25
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  • 15:45
  • Argus presents: A look at the global DEF market
  • What are the current and upcoming trends in the North American and global DEF production? 
  • Various supply chains have felt the effects of the Ukraine-Russia conflict, from the impending food crisis to the widespread effects on both the agricultural and fertilizer markets. How has the conflict affected global urea, and therefore DEF, supply? 
  • An overview of the global demand and supply chain for DEF 

Speaker: 

Tim Cheyne, VP, Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Argus  

 

Moderator: 

Haden Santa Maria, Business Development, Argus 

  • 15:45
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  • 16:30
  • The big question: is DEF the forever alternative? Southwest Research Institute
  • Where do producers see the DEF market heading?  
  • Is DEF the forever alternative for large freight vehicles? Will EVs displace this market? 
  • How far along is EV technology for large freight usage? 
  • How have diesel engines evolved from a technological standpoint over the past 10 years? 
  • What is the future of the diesel engine? Is it susceptible to electrification?

Speaker:  

Charles E. Roberts Jr, Commercial Vehicle Systems, Southwest Research Institute  

Moderator: 

Tim Cheyne, VP, Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Argus  

 

  • 17:00
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  • 18:30
  • Welcome to the Argus DEF Forum drinks reception

DEF & Urea producers

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:30
  • Registration
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks Tim Cheyne - VP Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Business Development, Argus
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Fireside chat : a conversation with Transliquid

· How can DEF and UAN compete for the urea molecule, now and in the future? 
· How are you managing or adjusting the product to meet the demands of the market?
· From a fertilizer perspective, what does the future of the DEF market look like?

Speaker: 

William Berriochoa, CEO and Founder, Transliquid 

Moderator: 

Tim Cheyne, VP Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Business Development, Argus 

  • 10:10
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  • 10:45
  • Producer to end user: bumps in the DEF supply chain - CF Industries, Reladyne
· What is causing a significant decrease in truck drivers? What are DEF end-users and producers doing to address this issue?
· How will the DEF supply chain develop amid growing demand and limitations around rail capacity? 
· How can companies across the supply chain help each other overcome these issues?
 

Speakers:

Joe Elder, VP, Product Management—DEF/UL, CF Industries 

Geoff Bohlender, Director of DEF & S-CORE Solutions, Reladyne 

Moderator: 

Tim Cheyne,
VP Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Business Development, Argus 

  • 10:45
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  • 11:30
  • Coffee and networking break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • A focus on end-users: 2022-23 trucking forecast - ACT Research

· An overview of truck sales in North America over the past few years (2020-present)
· How will macroeconomic factors affect short-term truck demand? What can the market expect for 2023?
· How have truck sales this past year affected demand for DEF?

Speaker:

Steve Tam, Vice President, ACT Research Co. 

Moderator: 

Haden Santa Maria,
Business Development, Argus  

  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • American Petroleum Institute (API): update on DEF testing and certification - API

· What are the API’s most recent certification standards? What does this mean for the DEF market?
· How is the API refining its testing process? What are this year’s results and how do they affect the DEF market?
· What have been the main non-compliance issues, and how to avoid these?

Speaker:

Beth Wilson, Senior Specialist, API   

Moderator: 

Tim Cheyne,
VP, Commercial Product, Fertilizers, Argus 

 

  • 12:30
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  • 13:45
  • Lunch break
  • 13:45
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  • Afternoon private meeting and networking session