25 六月 - 26 六月 2019
Singapore

Argus Methanol and MTBE Asia

Registration and refreshment

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Welcome and opening remarks

Session 1

Start End
  • 09:30
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  • 10:40
  • Global outlook in methanol market

Petrochemical economics overview in times of uncertainty and volatility

  • Global energy market outlook—Impact of slowing economy, geopolitical issues on petrochemical sector and new capacities adding to global pool of supply for methanol
  • Commodity market outlook: Crude oil, natural gas and coal
  • Methanol and MTBE market overviews

Can methanol replace crude as a cleaner energy source? 

  • Will Methanol Economy be the next big thing? What does it mean to global energy sector?
  • Opportunities and challenges in global adoption for methanol economy
  • Global methanol production vs demand in sustaining methanol economy adoption
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking refreshment

Session 2

Start End
  • 11:10
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  • 12:25
  • Regional spotlights of global methanol players (China and US)

China’s choice of feedstock for MTO - How will this impact global trade flow?

  • Forecast on MTO’s impact to methanol demand
  • Understanding how is China’s MTO coping with lower crude price as feedstock
  • Hear an outlook on production and upcoming MTO project launches

US rapid production expansion growth – Will it create oversupply in the methanol market? 

  • Outlook for crude oil, natural gas and methanol market in US
  • Review of the key factors driving drastic methanol production growth in US
  • Impact of production growth in US on global supply
 
  • 12:25
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 15:10
  • Regional spotlights of global methanol players (India and Iran)

The Indian methanol market – Will this be the major energy source in India in the near future?

  • Analysis of Indian methanol market demands and coal as feedstock
  • Niti Aayog’s road plan to Methanol Economy and its impact to crude demand
  • Supply and demand pattern and market trend of methanol in India

Methanol production expansion in Iran – Will global methanol market head into oversupply?

  • New project updates
  • Iranian supplies and how it impacts global balance 
  • Impact of sanction on business 
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking refreshment

Session 3

Start End
  • 15:40
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  • 16:50
  • Innovations in the methanol industry

Deep dive into the competitiveness and benefits of Chinese MTO technology – How is lower crude price affecting MTO profitability in the long run

  • Global olefin market outlook and its impact to methanol as feedstock
  • Analysis of MTO's current operations, cost and profitability
  • Forecast of industry  development in investment and technology

Case Study: Opportunities and challenges in implementing waste to methanol technology

  • Are waste products competitive as a low cost feedstock for methanol?
  • How will this impact renewable fuels mandates around the world?
  • Latest developments in waste to methanol technology and investment
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman's closing remarks
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Conference cocktail reception

Registration and refreshments

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Welcome and opening remarks

Session 4

Start End
  • 09:30
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  • 10:40
  • Competitiveness of MTBE in the gasoline market

Exploring the economics of MTBE blending in gasoline and finding the right composition

  • What drives the choice of products for blending?
  • How are refineries becoming more attuned as gasoline blender?
  • What are the best economic factors for blending? 

Impact of high octane gasoline to MTBE demand

  • Market overview of high octane gasoline
  • Will high octane gasoline emerge as mainstream fuel for road transport?
  • Pros and cons of high octane gasoline to MTBE in terms of economic feasibility
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking refreshment

Session 5

Start End
  • 11:10
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  • 12:20
  • Impact of tightened fuel legislation in Asia

Impact of biodiesel mandate on MTBE demand – Is this policy shift sustainable? 

  • Updates on South East  Asia’s biodiesel mandate - Opportunities and challenges
  • Outlook of palm oil price and its impact on biodiesel implementation
  • Sustainability of palm oil biodiesel implementation in times of turbulent palm oil, crude and methanol market

Are fuel policies and mandates posing a challenge to MTBE demand? 

  • Implementation of ethanol gasoline policy and its impact to MTBE demand
  • Updates on China E10 policy and implementation challenges
  • Development of electric vehicles and its impact to gasoline and MTBE demand
  • 12:25
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Session 6

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 15:10
  • Research papers on future methanol sources

Research paper: Methane to methanol - Understanding the benefits and limitations of catalytic process from direct methane to methanol

  • Detailed review of catalytic gas-to-liquid processes in producing methanol
  • Opportunities and challenges in implementing direct methane to methanol processes
  • Assess how continued low cost natural gas further makes this a viable feedstock 

Research paper: Carbon dioxide recycling as a renewable methanol source – The next frontier in methanol production? 

  • Outlining the latest development in carbon dioxide recycling as renewable methanol source technology
  • Future prospects and Potential impact to global methanol supply and pricing as well as other feedstock demand
  • Will this reshape the value chain of methanol market?

 

  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking refreshment

Session 7

Start End
  • 15:40
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  • 16:50
  • New and growing demand for methanol

IMO 2020: Economic and environmental comparison between methanol, LNG, scrubbers and biofuels

  • Quick review of IMO 2020 to maritime and bunker industry
  • Key factors in driving global methanol growth for marine fuel applications
  • Why methanol is the most viable solution, economically and environmentally, to meet IMO and ECA requirements

Beyond the basics: Methanol's emerging applications in industrial boilers and the hurdles to adoption

  • Current applications of industrial boilers in China - Information on methanol consumption, equipment and major consumption areas
  • Future demand projection and implementation challenges
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman's closing remarks