11 October - 13 October 2022
In-person: London, UK & Online Access

Argus Biofuels Europe Conference

SAF Focus Day speakers

Mishal Almutlaq
Chief Investment Officer, Alfanar
As CIO of Alfanar’s project development and EPC division, Mishal is instrumental in co-ordinating with banks and co-investors, overseeing the team promoting projects and securing the necessary funding. He also serves as a Director of Alfanar Energy, UK, and Alfanar Energia Espana, Spain. Mishal started his career with Alfanar in 2013 as an Investment Manager. Earlier, he w...
As CIO of Alfanar’s project development and EPC division, Mishal is instrumental in co-ordinating with banks and co-investors, overseeing the team promoting projects and securing the necessary funding. He also serves as a Director of Alfanar Energy, UK, and Alfanar Energia Espana, Spain. Mishal started his career with Alfanar in 2013 as an Investment Manager. Earlier, he was Head of Periam Investor Group and part of the investment team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Saudi Arabia. Mishal holds a BSc in Financial Services, with a minor in Business Law from Bryant University.
Alfonso Berrocal
Business Development Manager Middle Distillates & SAF, Argus
Alfonso has extensive experience working in the oil trading industry, particularly in physical trading. Before joining Argus he traded bitumen for GP Global in Europe. He is currently based in London, with bitumen and speciality products as his main focus.
Alfonso has extensive experience working in the oil trading industry, particularly in physical trading. Before joining Argus he traded bitumen for GP Global in Europe. He is currently based in London, with bitumen and speciality products as his main focus.
Thomas Bock
System Manager, ISCC System
Thomas is System Manager at the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) System. Today, more than 5,000 companies in over 100 countries use the ISCC system to demonstrate sustainability and credible greenhouse gas emissions reductions along their supply chains. After working both for the German government and the European Commission on climate and energ...
Thomas is System Manager at the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) System. Today, more than 5,000 companies in over 100 countries use the ISCC system to demonstrate sustainability and credible greenhouse gas emissions reductions along their supply chains. After working both for the German government and the European Commission on climate and energy-related matters, Thomas’ work now primarily focuses on the sustainability certification for sustainable aviation fuels. He leads the team managing ISCC CORSIA, the ISCC certification standard recognised by ICAO to certify CORSIA eligible SAF. In addition, Thomas is part of the CAEP Working Group within ICAO as well as leads the SAF Working Group within Aireg, the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany.
Freya Burton
Chief Sustainability Officer, LanzaTech
Hal Calamvokis
Director – Aviation Finance, Standard Chartered
Hal has 25 years’ experience in various aviation sectors, including at Standard Chartered Bank and lessor AWAS, LCC easyJet, ANSP Eurocontrol, OEMs Airbus and British Aerospace in roles covering aviation finance, strategy, sustainability, market and credit analysis, fleet planning, procurement, aircraft certification & safety management.
Hal has 25 years’ experience in various aviation sectors, including at Standard Chartered Bank and lessor AWAS, LCC easyJet, ANSP Eurocontrol, OEMs Airbus and British Aerospace in roles covering aviation finance, strategy, sustainability, market and credit analysis, fleet planning, procurement, aircraft certification & safety management.
Tim Cesarek
Chief Commercial Officer, Gevo
Timothy J. Cesarek has over 30 years of business development and private equity experience with over 15 of those years in renewable fuels, chemicals, and energy. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Gevo, a renewable fuels and chemicals business. Prior to Gevo, Tim was the Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, of Ener...
Timothy J. Cesarek has over 30 years of business development and private equity experience with over 15 of those years in renewable fuels, chemicals, and energy. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Gevo, a renewable fuels and chemicals business. Prior to Gevo, Tim was the Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, of Enerkem, a waste to chemicals and fuels company, where he was responsible for leading commercial and project development efforts. Mr. Cesarek was a Managing Director at Waste Management, Inc. where he was responsible for directly investing in opportunities for waste optimization. Prior to Waste Management, Mr. Cesarek was the President of Koch Genesis Company LLC, an investment arm of Koch Industries, Inc. specializing in commercial ventures, licensing, and early-stage investments in the refining, petrochemicals, forest products, polymers, resins and consumer products industries. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Sarah Ellerby
CEO, Nova Pangaea Technologies
Sarah is the Chief Executive of Nova Pangaea Technologies, a UK-based company developing biofuels, biopolymers and biochemicals from forestry and agricultural residues. After a stellar career in professional sport, Sarah has now gained over 17 years’ international executive board experience in the energy, natural resources and manufacturing sectors, much of it in the US be...
Sarah is the Chief Executive of Nova Pangaea Technologies, a UK-based company developing biofuels, biopolymers and biochemicals from forestry and agricultural residues. After a stellar career in professional sport, Sarah has now gained over 17 years’ international executive board experience in the energy, natural resources and manufacturing sectors, much of it in the US before she returned ‘home’ in 2019 to the north of England to take over at Nova Pangaea. She was an Associate Partner at Hanson Family Holdings (formerly Hanson Plc) for over 12 years where she was involved in a large number of corporate advisory and management consultancy projects focusing on growth, strategy, turnaround, start-up commercialisation, business and operating model transformation, finance, investment, M&A, marketing and brand development. She previously held Chief Executive roles in the oil and gas, mining, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Sarah studied leadership and management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from Bradford University School of Management.
Inmaculada Gómez Jiménez
Sustainability Expert, SENASA
Neville Hargreaves
Vice-President of Waste to Fuels, Velocys
Neville is responsible for Velocys’ waste-to-fuels business, including the commercial, financial and corporate development of the Altalto waste-to-jet-fuel project in the UK. Neville has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil, renewable energy and consulting industries, including 12 years with Exxon, where he led technical and commercial teams, and four years with Bain ...
Neville is responsible for Velocys’ waste-to-fuels business, including the commercial, financial and corporate development of the Altalto waste-to-jet-fuel project in the UK. Neville has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil, renewable energy and consulting industries, including 12 years with Exxon, where he led technical and commercial teams, and four years with Bain & Company. He has also led two small businesses and launched a successful innovation programme for the UK government. He has a master’s degree in chemistry from Cambridge University, a PhD from University College London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Ann-Sofie Horlin
Head of Sustainability, SAS
Ann-Sofie joined SAS in April 2022 to drive an ambitious agenda that aims to make the airline a global leader in sustainable aviation. She has extensive experience in sustainability work within the industry, most recently as Head of Sustainability at Malmo Aviation and Braathens Regional Airlines.
Ann-Sofie joined SAS in April 2022 to drive an ambitious agenda that aims to make the airline a global leader in sustainable aviation. She has extensive experience in sustainability work within the industry, most recently as Head of Sustainability at Malmo Aviation and Braathens Regional Airlines.
Stephen J. Leonard
Vice President of Global Supply, AEG Fuels
Stephen began his career at AEG Fuels in 2015 in fuel operations. He is now the company’s Vice-President of Global Supply, overseeing the strategic development of the company’s network of energy producers, logistics agents, storage operators and other service providers to create agile, on-demand, turnkey supply chain solutions for the world’s largest airlines, governments ...
Stephen began his career at AEG Fuels in 2015 in fuel operations. He is now the company’s Vice-President of Global Supply, overseeing the strategic development of the company’s network of energy producers, logistics agents, storage operators and other service providers to create agile, on-demand, turnkey supply chain solutions for the world’s largest airlines, governments and corporate jet aircraft operators. He graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Thomas Reynaert
Managing Director, Airlines for Europe (A4E)
Thomas Reynaert is Managing Director of Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s largest EU airline association, since March 2016. A4E was founded in January 2016 by Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair.
Thomas Reynaert is Managing Director of Airlines for Europe (A4E), Europe’s largest EU airline association, since March 2016. A4E was founded in January 2016 by Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair.
Daniel Rivas Brousse
Programme Officer and Representative from Spain, SENASA and ICAO
SENASA provides specialised technical assistance to public entities in the Spanish aeronautical sector. Daniel is a specialist in sustainable aviation fuel, with several years’ experience in the field. He also assists in the organisation of technical discussions at ICAO, and promoting engagement with other international and national organisations. Since 2022, he has been c...
SENASA provides specialised technical assistance to public entities in the Spanish aeronautical sector. Daniel is a specialist in sustainable aviation fuel, with several years’ experience in the field. He also assists in the organisation of technical discussions at ICAO, and promoting engagement with other international and national organisations. Since 2022, he has been co-rapporteur for the fuel task group that reports to ICAO’s aviation environmental protection committee.
Vinesh Sinha
CEO & Founder, FatHopes Energy
Vinesh Sinha, the CEO of FatHopes Energy, has been at the forefront of the sustainable biofuel industry for in access of a decade, prioritising the most transparent, accountable and robust supply chain for sustainable biofuels implementation. Under his watch the organisation has developed some state of the art solution to provide real time traceability of waste and residue...
Vinesh Sinha, the CEO of FatHopes Energy, has been at the forefront of the sustainable biofuel industry for in access of a decade, prioritising the most transparent, accountable and robust supply chain for sustainable biofuels implementation. Under his watch the organisation has developed some state of the art solution to provide real time traceability of waste and residues aggregated, providing peace of mind across the supply chain. In the recent year the system has caught the attention of global regulators with a potential of it becoming widely accepted as a true traceability solution - enabling subsidies and incentives to be accurate calculated and disbursed. His work has been throughout the world and he has managed to engage and push his ideology to the highest levels of the largest corporations in the world that produce vast amounts of waste and residue based vegetable oil that act as a feedstock that the organisation converts to biofuels and supply’s large global oil and gas companies predominantly in Europa and USA. He started the organisation at a tender age of 19 and now more than a decade later has become an iconic Entrepreneur in Asia, winning several awards including the Forbes 30 under 30 2018, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and has been identified as a Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.
Rachel Solomon Williams
Associate Director, Low Carbon Fuels, KPMG
Rachel is KPMG’s lead expert on low-carbon fuels, advising a range of clients on strategies and investments at UK and global levels. Until February 2022, she was deputy director for low-carbon fuels at the UK Department for Transport, where she helped drive a major increase in supply of sustainable fuels, and laid the foundations for growth in UK production. Rachel’s caree...
Rachel is KPMG’s lead expert on low-carbon fuels, advising a range of clients on strategies and investments at UK and global levels. Until February 2022, she was deputy director for low-carbon fuels at the UK Department for Transport, where she helped drive a major increase in supply of sustainable fuels, and laid the foundations for growth in UK production. Rachel’s career has spanned a range of energy and environment policy areas, including solar feed-in tariffs and the climate change act.
Giulia Squadrin
Associate Editor, Biofuel, Argus Media
Giulia produces weekly assessments for hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), after having focused on the coverage of the European biodiesel market for two years, producing prices for benchmark and non-benchmark grades. As part of her role, she works on the analysis of the European biofuels market, including regulatory changes and data manage...
Giulia produces weekly assessments for hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), after having focused on the coverage of the European biodiesel market for two years, producing prices for benchmark and non-benchmark grades. As part of her role, she works on the analysis of the European biofuels market, including regulatory changes and data management. Prior to joining Argus, Giulia worked with international organisations in Geneva for a year and completed a master’s degree in International Affairs at Middle Tennessee State University.
Henry Witt
Head of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Commercialisation, UK Department for Transport
Henry’s career has taken in stints as an environmental consultant, researcher and policy advisor. He worked for international non-profit organisation Climate Group on US energy efficiency policy, as an Energy Department policy adviser on smart energy technology innovation and strategy, and as a policy advisor on the UK government’s contracts for difference (CfD) renewable ...
Henry’s career has taken in stints as an environmental consultant, researcher and policy advisor. He worked for international non-profit organisation Climate Group on US energy efficiency policy, as an Energy Department policy adviser on smart energy technology innovation and strategy, and as a policy advisor on the UK government’s contracts for difference (CfD) renewable electricity support scheme. He was responsible for designing a streamlined energy and carbon reporting policy for the UK, the third CfD allocation round, and more recently the new green gas levy in Great Britain that funds the green gas support scheme. Henry has master’s degrees in sustainable energy futures from Imperial College London and in energy demand reduction from University College London and Loughborough University.
Jonathan Wood
VP Europe - MEA, Renewable Aviation, Neste
Jonathan leads Neste’s renewable aviation business for the Europe/Middle East and Africa region. He is responsible for all activities relating to the sale and supply of sustainable aviation fuel and related sustainability offers, investments and business development. The role also covers engagement with government authorities and policymakers on regulatory matters. Jonatha...
Jonathan leads Neste’s renewable aviation business for the Europe/Middle East and Africa region. He is responsible for all activities relating to the sale and supply of sustainable aviation fuel and related sustainability offers, investments and business development. The role also covers engagement with government authorities and policymakers on regulatory matters. Jonathan has extensive experience in renewables and the energy industry, in senior leadership positions in downstream businesses, and is responsible for commercial, business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, marketing and operational activities. In the last 10 years he has focused on the aviation fuel business. Jonathan graduated in Economics from the University of London, and completed an Executive MBA programme at Harvard Business School.

Main conference speakers

Josefine Ahlström
Vice-President European Business Development, Argus
Prior to joining Argus, Josefine spent nine years with Shell Downstream in the strategy, marketing and sales departments. She has a master’s degree in economics from Lund University, Sweden, and is now Vice-President at Argus leading Business Development in Europe.
Prior to joining Argus, Josefine spent nine years with Shell Downstream in the strategy, marketing and sales departments. She has a master’s degree in economics from Lund University, Sweden, and is now Vice-President at Argus leading Business Development in Europe.
Angel Alvarez Alberdi
Secretary General, EWABA
Angel Alvarez Alberdi has been Secretary General of European waste-to-advanced biofuels association EWABA since its creation in 2013. EWABA is a Brussels-based trade association defending the interests of waste-based biofuel producers using feedstocks such as used cooking oil (UCO), tallow and other wastes to produce sustainable biofuels with greenhouse gas savings ranking...
Angel Alvarez Alberdi has been Secretary General of European waste-to-advanced biofuels association EWABA since its creation in 2013. EWABA is a Brussels-based trade association defending the interests of waste-based biofuel producers using feedstocks such as used cooking oil (UCO), tallow and other wastes to produce sustainable biofuels with greenhouse gas savings ranking among the highest available on the market. Angel has been working in EU government and institutional affairs in Brussels for the past decade, with a particular focus on energy matters and on EU legislative procedures. He started his career in Brussels with a stint at the European Commission’s Secretariat General, then worked for an international public affairs consultancy, the trade association European Biodiesel Board and a global law firm. A lawyer by training, Angel has an MA in European interdisciplinary studies with a major in EU governance from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Niels Anspach
Vice President Biofuels Value Chain, bp
Niels is responsible for BP’s customer and products group’s biofuels business. He drives biofuels strategy, regulatory position development and associated financial delivery globally, with a focus on Europe and the Americas. Before his current role, he managed BP’s supply business in northwest Europe and has held commercial leadership roles at the company for more than 10 ...
Niels is responsible for BP’s customer and products group’s biofuels business. He drives biofuels strategy, regulatory position development and associated financial delivery globally, with a focus on Europe and the Americas. Before his current role, he managed BP’s supply business in northwest Europe and has held commercial leadership roles at the company for more than 10 years. Niels has a diploma in industrial engineering from Nordakademie Hochschule der Wirtschaft, Elmshorn, Germany.
Sophie Barthel
Deputy Editor, Biofuels, Argus Media
Sophie joined the Argus Biofuels team in 2020 and is responsible for the daily coverage of European biofuel feedstock markets. Within her role, Sophie analyses relevant legislative and regulatory changes, follows trends in demand & supply, international trade and produces daily price assessments. Furthermore, she has specialised in the main European biofuel ticket markets ...
Sophie joined the Argus Biofuels team in 2020 and is responsible for the daily coverage of European biofuel feedstock markets. Within her role, Sophie analyses relevant legislative and regulatory changes, follows trends in demand & supply, international trade and produces daily price assessments. Furthermore, she has specialised in the main European biofuel ticket markets – Germany, the Netherlands and the UK – by assessing the cost of compliance to national blending targets. She has been with Argus since 2018, reporting on downstream oil markets for some of the company’s flagship products. Prior to joining Argus, Sophie completed a master’s degree in EU Politics at the London School of Economics.
Alfonso Berrocal
Business Development Manager Middle Distillates & SAF, Argus
Alfonso has extensive experience working in the oil trading industry, particularly in physical trading. Before joining Argus he traded bitumen for GP Global in Europe. He is currently based in London, with bitumen and speciality products as his main focus.
Alfonso has extensive experience working in the oil trading industry, particularly in physical trading. Before joining Argus he traded bitumen for GP Global in Europe. He is currently based in London, with bitumen and speciality products as his main focus.
Alessandro Bordoni
VP, Petroineos
Alessandro is an experienced Vice-President Of Products with a demonstrated history of working in the oil and energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum, International Business, International Trade, Nutritional Counselling and Trading. Alessandro is a strong finance professional with a nutritional therapist degree focused on natural medicine from the College of Natural Nutritio...
Alessandro is an experienced Vice-President Of Products with a demonstrated history of working in the oil and energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum, International Business, International Trade, Nutritional Counselling and Trading. Alessandro is a strong finance professional with a nutritional therapist degree focused on natural medicine from the College of Natural Nutrition.
Leo Brons
CEO, Service Terminal Rotterdam
STR is a modern independent fuel storage terminal, strategically located in the Botlek area of the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest and best-connected oil trading hub. The site currently operates a fuel oil terminal and uniquely has land and berthing capabilities to expand into a bitumen terminal, which will be connected to all kind of modes of transport. Sea going vess...
STR is a modern independent fuel storage terminal, strategically located in the Botlek area of the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest and best-connected oil trading hub. The site currently operates a fuel oil terminal and uniquely has land and berthing capabilities to expand into a bitumen terminal, which will be connected to all kind of modes of transport. Sea going vessels, barges, rail and road. (@ Argus something like this?
Fabricio Cardoso
Senior Manager – Consulting, Argus
Fabricio has significant work experience in fuels and biofuels quality, engines and emissions standards. Fabricio has contributed to emissions consulting projects, including studies related to due diligence and project feasibility. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree, a MSc in Transport and Sustainable Development, and an MBA in Agribusiness. He is fluent in French, Spa...
Fabricio has significant work experience in fuels and biofuels quality, engines and emissions standards. Fabricio has contributed to emissions consulting projects, including studies related to due diligence and project feasibility. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree, a MSc in Transport and Sustainable Development, and an MBA in Agribusiness. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese.
David Carpintero
Director General, ePURE
David joined ePURE as Director General in June 2022. Previously he worked as Director General for a Brussels-based food trade association and has a long international experience with a multinational in the agricultural sector with postings in Europe and the US. He started his career as a management consultant with AT Kearney. David has an MBA from IESE Business School and ...
David joined ePURE as Director General in June 2022. Previously he worked as Director General for a Brussels-based food trade association and has a long international experience with a multinational in the agricultural sector with postings in Europe and the US. He started his career as a management consultant with AT Kearney. David has an MBA from IESE Business School and a Master’s in Agronomic Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Algara Castle
Head of EU Affairs, eFuel Alliance
Algara Castle is head of EU affairs of the eFuel Alliance based in Brussels and London. With more than seven years of experience as a spokesperson in the European Parliament, she provides expertise on EU policy and regulation, communications and outreach to European decision-makers across a range of sectors. She oversees issues related to renewable energy and sustainable m...
Algara Castle is head of EU affairs of the eFuel Alliance based in Brussels and London. With more than seven years of experience as a spokesperson in the European Parliament, she provides expertise on EU policy and regulation, communications and outreach to European decision-makers across a range of sectors. She oversees issues related to renewable energy and sustainable mobility, and engages in regular dialogue with relevant stakeholders. Algara started her career in the German parliament, where she first worked for the SPD rapporteur for Climate Protection, and later as a junior policy adviser in the Working Group for Economy and Technology of the SPD Parliamentary Group. Algara gained experience in the energy sector, worked as a consultant on digital and technology-related issues in London, and is experienced in advising European trade associations and coordinating their internal positions.
Catherine Caulfield
Business Development Manager — Marine Fuels, Argus Media
Catherine is responsible for co-ordinating business development strategy for the Argus marine fuels product suite. Catherine engages with market participants to showcase the benefits of using Argus conventional and alternative marine fuel spot prices to facilitate decision making and risk management. Catherine holds an MSc in petroleum geoscience from the University of Abe...
Catherine is responsible for co-ordinating business development strategy for the Argus marine fuels product suite. Catherine engages with market participants to showcase the benefits of using Argus conventional and alternative marine fuel spot prices to facilitate decision making and risk management. Catherine holds an MSc in petroleum geoscience from the University of Aberdeen and a BA in natural sciences from Trinity College Dublin.
Alexis Cazin
Managing Director of Biodiesel and Carbon Markets, Cargill
Alexis started his career in energy at Paribas in 1993, and was based in Paris and Moscow until 1999. He moved to Total in 2000, where he traded crude oil, before launching the biofuels desk in 2007. Alexis then moved to trading firm Cargill in 2014, where is responsible for the biofuels and carbon activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is based in Geneva. Al...
Alexis started his career in energy at Paribas in 1993, and was based in Paris and Moscow until 1999. He moved to Total in 2000, where he traded crude oil, before launching the biofuels desk in 2007. Alexis then moved to trading firm Cargill in 2014, where is responsible for the biofuels and carbon activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is based in Geneva. Alexis has taught about commodity markets for seven years at Sciences Po Paris, where he graduated from in 1990 with a degree in political sciences and government, international relations, and public law.
Wenyi Chen
Head of Logistics Sustainability, Tata Steel Netherlands
Wenyi is the Head of Logistics Sustainability at Tata Steel Netherlands (TSN). She is responsible for the development and implementation of the logistics sustainability strategy of TSN’s global transport network. Wenyi co-authored, implemented, and scaled Zero Carbon Logistics. This programme won World Steel’s 2021 prestigious Steelie award in the category “Excellence in S...
Wenyi is the Head of Logistics Sustainability at Tata Steel Netherlands (TSN). She is responsible for the development and implementation of the logistics sustainability strategy of TSN’s global transport network. Wenyi co-authored, implemented, and scaled Zero Carbon Logistics. This programme won World Steel’s 2021 prestigious Steelie award in the category “Excellence in Sustainability”. She was also a guest lecturer at Kuehne Logistics University on logistics sustainability. Wenyi received her PhD in logistics and supply chain management from MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Programme, specialised in how to improve the profitability of companies’ sustainable operations.
Colin Cowan
Head of HVO Feedstock Supply & Trading, st1
Colin recently joined St1 in April to lead the feedstock team for their HVO unit in Gothenburg. Colin’s experience includes founding Focus Renewables, a renewable feedstock consultancy, working for COUNT companies in Rotterdam managing their Bio desk and storage in Vlaardingen, and Greenergy Fuels in London as their Renewable feedstocks trader, pioneering feedstock project...
Colin recently joined St1 in April to lead the feedstock team for their HVO unit in Gothenburg. Colin’s experience includes founding Focus Renewables, a renewable feedstock consultancy, working for COUNT companies in Rotterdam managing their Bio desk and storage in Vlaardingen, and Greenergy Fuels in London as their Renewable feedstocks trader, pioneering feedstock projects in the Middle East and Asia. Colin has worked in renewable feedstocks for over 15 years with specific trading experience in UCO and waste feedstock supply chains globally.
Tomas Ekbom
BioDriv and Task Leader, IEA Bioenergy TCP Task 39, Svebio
Tomas is one of Sweden’s foremost experts in biorefineries and biofuels production. As chief officer and program director for the Swedish Bioenergy Association he is working on promoting increased use of bio-oils and biofuels. He has more than 20 years of industry experience in business and project development of biofuels. Since 2016 he has been the National Team Leader fo...
Tomas is one of Sweden’s foremost experts in biorefineries and biofuels production. As chief officer and program director for the Swedish Bioenergy Association he is working on promoting increased use of bio-oils and biofuels. He has more than 20 years of industry experience in business and project development of biofuels. Since 2016 he has been the National Team Leader for Sweden in IEA Bioenergy TCP Task 39 on Biofuels to Decarbonize Transport, and since 2022 the Task Leader. He is currently a member of the Swedish Energy Agency’s user advice group on sustainability criteria. Tomas has an MSc in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute.
Zoltan Elek
CEO, Landwärme
Zoltan’s career includes positions at E.On Engineering, Stadtwerke Munich, and McKinsey & Company. He is an expert in the biomethane market.
Zoltan’s career includes positions at E.On Engineering, Stadtwerke Munich, and McKinsey & Company. He is an expert in the biomethane market.
Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos
Government Affairs Director for Europe, Chevron Renewable Energy Group
Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos is Government Affairs Director for Europe at Chevron Renewable Energy Group, one of the biggest producers of biomass-based diesel in North America and a leader of waste biodiesel in continental Europe. Michael has a master’s degree in European management from ESCP Business School and has worked for over a decade in the European oil sector, m...
Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos is Government Affairs Director for Europe at Chevron Renewable Energy Group, one of the biggest producers of biomass-based diesel in North America and a leader of waste biodiesel in continental Europe. Michael has a master’s degree in European management from ESCP Business School and has worked for over a decade in the European oil sector, most recently at BP’s trading operations in London. He worked in the renewables sector for over 15 years and was the first person to sell waste biodiesel to an oil major. Michael presides over the European Waste-based and Advanced Biofuels Association in Brussels, as well as the German-Austrian waste biofuels association MVaK in Berlin. At Chevron Renewable Energy, Michael steers the company’s global inclusion and diversity programme.
David Fyfe
Chief Economist, Argus
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and ec...
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and economics from Imperial College London.
Bo Gleerup
Chief Executive & Founder, Nordic Green
Bo Gleerup is the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Nordic Green. Nordic Green has a high level of expertise in marketing and selling advanced biofuels, specialising in biodiesel, low blending of gasoline with ethanol, fuel cells and bio-MTBE. The company aims to optimise value from the producer to the end-user in their different markets, based on an in-depth understandi...
Bo Gleerup is the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Nordic Green. Nordic Green has a high level of expertise in marketing and selling advanced biofuels, specialising in biodiesel, low blending of gasoline with ethanol, fuel cells and bio-MTBE. The company aims to optimise value from the producer to the end-user in their different markets, based on an in-depth understanding of the customer’s value proposition as well as the local regulatory environment, including taxation. Bo has more than 16 years of experience in sales and distribution of different raw materials and components for the food, feedstock and pharmaceutical industries. He is also the Owner and Chief Executive of distribution company Johannes Eriksen and a Board Member and Business Advisor for several companies. Bo has a BSc degree in business administration.
Oscar Greven
Sales Director Atlantic, OLYX
Benjamin Hartland
Head of European Sustainability Compliance, Greenergy
Benjamin is the head of European sustainability compliance at Greenergy, having joined more than eight years ago. As Europe’s largest waste-based biodiesel manufacturer and one of the largest fuel suppliers in the UK, Benjamin manages Greenergy’s biofuel sustainability and Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation compliance, supporting the growth of the biofuel business. ...
Benjamin is the head of European sustainability compliance at Greenergy, having joined more than eight years ago. As Europe’s largest waste-based biodiesel manufacturer and one of the largest fuel suppliers in the UK, Benjamin manages Greenergy’s biofuel sustainability and Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation compliance, supporting the growth of the biofuel business.
David Helsing
Energy Policy Analyst, Swedish Energy Agency
David is Energy Policy Analyst at the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA). Before joining SEA, David was Climate Strategist for a county administration board in the north of Sweden, where he worked on implementing national climate policies in a regional setting. David previously worked with energy markets in Japan during the liberalisation of Japan’s energy market.
David is Energy Policy Analyst at the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA). Before joining SEA, David was Climate Strategist for a county administration board in the north of Sweden, where he worked on implementing national climate policies in a regional setting. David previously worked with energy markets in Japan during the liberalisation of Japan’s energy market.
John Houghton-Brown
Europe & Asia Biofuels Lead, Argus
John Houghton-Brown is an editor at independent media organisation Argus Media, writing about global biofuels market trading and the wider theme of renewables in transport. He is responsible for the daily publication of the Argus Biofuels report.
John Houghton-Brown is an editor at independent media organisation Argus Media, writing about global biofuels market trading and the wider theme of renewables in transport. He is responsible for the daily publication of the Argus Biofuels report.
Timo Huhtisaari
Director, Sustainability & Future Business, st1
Dr Gernot Klepper
Senior Researcher and Chairman, Kiel Institute for the World Economy and ISCC
Gernot is a Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). Since 2014 he has co-ordinated the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change, which accompanies and supports the BMBF funding measure Economics of Climate Change. He has been for many years Head of the Research Centre “The Environment and Natural Resources” at the IfW and Speaker of the Kiel...
Gernot is a Senior Researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). Since 2014 he has co-ordinated the Dialogue on the Economics of Climate Change, which accompanies and supports the BMBF funding measure Economics of Climate Change. He has been for many years Head of the Research Centre “The Environment and Natural Resources” at the IfW and Speaker of the Kiel Earth Institute. An economist by training (University of Heidelberg), Gernot Klepper received a PhD in Agricultural Economics. His research interests centre on climate mitigation with a focus on modelling and analysing the impact of climate policy instruments. Especially, the role of natural resources such as land and water in the climate system and their contribution to climate change as well as mitigation are among his research topics. He is Chairman of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Association (ISCC).
Bastien Le Bouhellec
Head of Biodiesel trading, Saipol
Bastien manages biofuels trading activities at leading European oilseed processing firm Saipol, a subsidiary of farmers-founded Groupe Avril. He joined the firm in 2017 with extensive experience in the energy markets, mostly in trading positions across the power, gas, carbon and biofuel markets. He is a graduate of AgroParisTech and IFP School.
Bastien manages biofuels trading activities at leading European oilseed processing firm Saipol, a subsidiary of farmers-founded Groupe Avril. He joined the firm in 2017 with extensive experience in the energy markets, mostly in trading positions across the power, gas, carbon and biofuel markets. He is a graduate of AgroParisTech and IFP School.
Sven Lumber
Head of EcoTow, Svitzer
Patrick Lynch
CEO, Bioledger
Patrick is Founder and Chief Executive of Bioledger, which provides software to aid compliance with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, EU database reporting and biofuel supply chain traceability. The company has led industry efforts in strengthening traceability under biofuel voluntary schemes, and has built the first blockchain database for biofuels. Before founding Bi...
Patrick is Founder and Chief Executive of Bioledger, which provides software to aid compliance with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, EU database reporting and biofuel supply chain traceability. The company has led industry efforts in strengthening traceability under biofuel voluntary schemes, and has built the first blockchain database for biofuels. Before founding Bioledger, Patrick was Head of Sustainability at Greenergy for ten years, where he developed biofuel and waste feedstock supply chains. He was also involved with drafting some of the first industry standards for sustainability and traceability.
Riccardo Marchetti
Managing Director, Adamant Group
Riccardo Marchetti is one of the founders and the current Managing Director at Adamant Group. He has over 15 years’ of experience in the biofuels sector, including as Senior Trader of Biodiesel and Vegetable Oils at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, and in several senior positions at biofuel producers Wilmar, PFP and OXEM. Riccardo received his bachelor’s degree in internationa...
Riccardo Marchetti is one of the founders and the current Managing Director at Adamant Group. He has over 15 years’ of experience in the biofuels sector, including as Senior Trader of Biodiesel and Vegetable Oils at Louis Dreyfus Commodities, and in several senior positions at biofuel producers Wilmar, PFP and OXEM. Riccardo received his bachelor’s degree in international economics from the University of Ferrara in Italy.
Andrea Martelli
Head of Biofuels Trading, Supply & Sustainability, Eni
Andrea leads biofeedstocks and biofuels activities at Eni. He became the head of biofuels trading at Eni Trading and Shipping in 2019, with responsibility for redesigning and enlarging biofeedstocks and biofuels trading activities. In 2020 he took over the role of head of supply for Eni. Since 2021, he has been a member of the board of directors of Eni Trading and Shipping...
Andrea leads biofeedstocks and biofuels activities at Eni. He became the head of biofuels trading at Eni Trading and Shipping in 2019, with responsibility for redesigning and enlarging biofeedstocks and biofuels trading activities. In 2020 he took over the role of head of supply for Eni. Since 2021, he has been a member of the board of directors of Eni Trading and Shipping. With more than 17 years’ experience within the group, he has held roles in several countries, including as German and Austrian branch manager, head of gas and power sales in France, Italy and the Benelux, and lead originator for gas, power and emissions.
Daniel Mackay
Senior Reporter Biofuels, Argus
Dan Mackay works on the Argus Media Biofuels desk in London and is in charge of covering the European waste and advanced feedstocks, ethanol and UK RTFC markets for the daily publication. Before working at Argus he was an editor at the start-up Global Shakers and a writer/researcher at the esteemed legal publication Chambers and partners. Dan holds a Masters with Merit fro...
Dan Mackay works on the Argus Media Biofuels desk in London and is in charge of covering the European waste and advanced feedstocks, ethanol and UK RTFC markets for the daily publication. Before working at Argus he was an editor at the start-up Global Shakers and a writer/researcher at the esteemed legal publication Chambers and partners. Dan holds a Masters with Merit from the University of Glasgow in Media, Communications and International Journalism as well as a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Glasgow.
Caroline Midgley
Director of Biofuels and Oleochemicals, Global Data Plc
Caroline Midgley, PhD, is director of oleochemicals and biofuels research at LMC International, a firm providing economic and consulting services for a broad range of industries related to agricultural commodities and their downstream derivatives. Based in Oxford, Caroline is responsible for several research areas that include biodiesel, sustainable aviation fuel, marine b...
Caroline Midgley, PhD, is director of oleochemicals and biofuels research at LMC International, a firm providing economic and consulting services for a broad range of industries related to agricultural commodities and their downstream derivatives. Based in Oxford, Caroline is responsible for several research areas that include biodiesel, sustainable aviation fuel, marine biofuels, oleochemicals and glycerine. LMC is now part of Global Data, a leading international provider of data analysis.
Walter Mirabella
Chairman, Fuels Team, Sustainable Fuels
University degree in pure chemistry. During his 36 years international experience in the oil business, renewable fuels and fuels standardization, he worked for Exxon Chemical, ARCO Chemical, Lyondell Chemical and LyondellBasell Industries. He is an active member of a variety of key Italian, European and International organizations and committees.
University degree in pure chemistry. During his 36 years international experience in the oil business, renewable fuels and fuels standardization, he worked for Exxon Chemical, ARCO Chemical, Lyondell Chemical and LyondellBasell Industries. He is an active member of a variety of key Italian, European and International organizations and committees.
Andrew Murfin
GM, Shell Low Carbon Fuels
With a 30 year history in renewable energy, Andrew Murfin brings unique perspectives gained from delivering new energies in the biofuels, offshore wind and nuclear power industry. With a passion for change, Andrew has motivated established energy companies to invest in alternative energies across the globe. Committed to seeing delivery, Andrew is a Director in Varennes...
With a 30 year history in renewable energy, Andrew Murfin brings unique perspectives gained from delivering new energies in the biofuels, offshore wind and nuclear power industry. With a passion for change, Andrew has motivated established energy companies to invest in alternative energies across the globe. Committed to seeing delivery, Andrew is a Director in Varennes Carbon Recycling, a waste to fuels project under construction in Quebec. In 2021, Andrew joined the Board of Lanzajet, a leader in sustainable aviation fuels. In Biofuels since 2008, he spent the first 4 years in Ottawa leading development of second generation ethanol now being successfully implemented in Brazil by Raizen. Andrew has led Shell’s Advanced Biofuels investments since 2013. Andrew learned the value of low carbon energy early in his career, establishing a renewable energy business within the UK’s nuclear electricity company. Leadership in the offshore wind industry over 10 years led to two offshore wind projects constructed, one of which for many years was the worlds’ largest, London Array. During this time, Andrew also served on the Board of the British Wind Energy Association. A Chartered Engineer with a first degree in electromechanical engineering, Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Energy.
Francis Ugboma
Head of Investment and Supply - Sustainable Fuels, SHV Energy
André Paula Santos
Public Affairs Director, EBB - European Biodiesel Board
André is an experienced Brussels lobbyist who has worked in European affairs for a decade. Having represented the EBB since 2016, he works on EU climate and energy, trade and sustainability policies. Before this, André worked for several years as a consultant and public affairs adviser for EU associations, focusing on the challenges facing the energy sector. He is a qualif...
André is an experienced Brussels lobbyist who has worked in European affairs for a decade. Having represented the EBB since 2016, he works on EU climate and energy, trade and sustainability policies. Before this, André worked for several years as a consultant and public affairs adviser for EU associations, focusing on the challenges facing the energy sector. He is a qualified lawyer who holds a law degree and a master’s degree in administrative law and procurement. Besides his native Portuguese, André speaks fluent English and Spanish, as well as some French.
Charles Percheron,
Physical broker in biodiesel and biodiesel feedstocks, Blue Commodities
Charles joined Blue Commodities in 2021, bringing 10 years of experience in the biodiesel trading industry. Before joining the company, he spent four years at Totsa and six years at Mercuria, where he developed experience in logistics, market risk and sustainability.
Charles joined Blue Commodities in 2021, bringing 10 years of experience in the biodiesel trading industry. Before joining the company, he spent four years at Totsa and six years at Mercuria, where he developed experience in logistics, market risk and sustainability.
Juan Prados
Managing Director, Generandi
Juan is managing director of Spanish company Generandi, which is involved in the forestry value chain, from plantations to product trading in Europe. Generandi is active in the woodchip and pellet business and is the exclusive agent for Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in Europe. He has a master’s in forest engineering from Madrid’s Polytechnic University, an MBA from ESADE, a...
Juan is managing director of Spanish company Generandi, which is involved in the forestry value chain, from plantations to product trading in Europe. Generandi is active in the woodchip and pellet business and is the exclusive agent for Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in Europe. He has a master’s in forest engineering from Madrid’s Polytechnic University, an MBA from ESADE, a master’s in enology and viticulture from the ISSC and was a researcher at the department of forestry at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US. He is also silviculture and reforestation Ad Honorem Professor at Madrid Polytechnic University. Since 1998 he has held positions such as vice-president of the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), board member of the Spanish Confederation of Woodworking Industries (Confemadera), chairman of wood promotion project Living With Wood and board member of PEFC-Spain.
Emanuel Proença
CEO Prio Bio, Prio Supply & Executive Board Member, PRIO
Emanuel started his career at consultancy The Boston Consulting Group, moving through Lisbon, Paris, London, and then Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro between 2007 and 2014. In 2014, he was hired by Iberian venture capital firm ES Ventures. The following year, he became CEO of the Piedade Group, where he initiated a merger with French group Oeneo. In 2016, he became a director...
Emanuel started his career at consultancy The Boston Consulting Group, moving through Lisbon, Paris, London, and then Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro between 2007 and 2014. In 2014, he was hired by Iberian venture capital firm ES Ventures. The following year, he became CEO of the Piedade Group, where he initiated a merger with French group Oeneo. In 2016, he became a director of the Prio Group. In 2020, he co-founded the Advanced Bioenergy Association, which he chairs. Today he is CEO of Prio Bio and Prio Supply, and responsible for the bottled gas business and some support areas of the group. Emanuel has a degree in Engineering and Industrial Management from Instituto Superior Tecnico, and in 2011, he took his MBA at INSEAD, with stints at the Singapore and Fontainebleau campuses, and at Wharton Business School.
John Repasky
Technology Development Manager — Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Occidental
John is Technology Development Manager at Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental (Oxy), where he is responsible for activities across carbon capture utilisation and sequestration, direct air capture, enhanced oil recovery gas plants, and emission monitoring technologies. John also represents Oxy on the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, which seeks to accelerate ...
John is Technology Development Manager at Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental (Oxy), where he is responsible for activities across carbon capture utilisation and sequestration, direct air capture, enhanced oil recovery gas plants, and emission monitoring technologies. John also represents Oxy on the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, which seeks to accelerate industry response to climate change. John joined Oxy in 2018 and has over 25 years of engineering, research and development, and operations experience in the energy and industrial gas sectors. He is an inventor on 20 patents and has authored nearly 50 publications and conference presentations in the energy field. He holds degrees in chemical engineering from Bucknell University (BSc) and Lehigh University (MSc) and is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Dimitrios Skourtias
Physical Biodiesel and Waste Feedstocks Broker, SCB
At SCB, the world’s largest biofuel brokerage, Dimitrios focuses on Mediterranean, eastern Europe and ARA physical markets, and works on waste feedstocks for MENA, Asia and EU markets. Prior to joining SCB, he was a commercial analyst for Greek refiner Motor Oil Hellas, focusing on oil products. Dimitrios has an MSc in finance from the London School of Economics, having gr...
At SCB, the world’s largest biofuel brokerage, Dimitrios focuses on Mediterranean, eastern Europe and ARA physical markets, and works on waste feedstocks for MENA, Asia and EU markets. Prior to joining SCB, he was a commercial analyst for Greek refiner Motor Oil Hellas, focusing on oil products. Dimitrios has an MSc in finance from the London School of Economics, having graduated from Bayes, formerly Cass Business School, with an MSc in energy, trade and finance. He also has a master’s in chemical engineering from the University of Patras in Greece.
Kevin Struve
Executive Advisor, OCI NV
Kevin Struve is Executive Advisor to OCI NV, a global producer of hydrogen-based products including nitrogen fertilisers, methanol, biofuels, diesel exhaust fluid and melamine. OCI products are used by agricultural, transportation and industrial customers around the world. Kevin has held several managerial and executive positions during his 35 years at OCI and oversaw the ...
Kevin Struve is Executive Advisor to OCI NV, a global producer of hydrogen-based products including nitrogen fertilisers, methanol, biofuels, diesel exhaust fluid and melamine. OCI products are used by agricultural, transportation and industrial customers around the world. Kevin has held several managerial and executive positions during his 35 years at OCI and oversaw the expansion of OCI’s fertiliser and methanol businesses in the US, as well as the commercialisation of biomethanol produced from renewable natural gas as a biofuel in Europe. Kevin is a board member and former chairman of the Methanol Institute, the trade association for the global methanol industry. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and a BA in economics from Hobart College.
Giulia Squadrin
Associate Editor, Biofuel, Argus Media
Giulia produces weekly assessments for hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), after having focused on the coverage of the European biodiesel market for two years, producing prices for benchmark and non-benchmark grades. As part of her role, she works on the analysis of the European biofuels market, including regulatory changes and data manage...
Giulia produces weekly assessments for hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), after having focused on the coverage of the European biodiesel market for two years, producing prices for benchmark and non-benchmark grades. As part of her role, she works on the analysis of the European biofuels market, including regulatory changes and data management. Prior to joining Argus, Giulia worked with international organisations in Geneva for a year and completed a master’s degree in International Affairs at Middle Tennessee State University.
Urszula Uszko
Global Head of Renewable Fuels Trading, A.P. Møller – Mærsk
Urszula is leading Renewable Fuels team at Maersk Oil Trading that is responsible for supply and optimisation of A.P. Møller – Mærsk biofuels portfolio. Green fuel supply is one of the key pillars of Maersk’s ambitious decarbonisation strategy and customer offer. Urszula started her career with BP where she has been trading biofuels for over 7 years. Prior to that she hel...
Urszula is leading Renewable Fuels team at Maersk Oil Trading that is responsible for supply and optimisation of A.P. Møller – Mærsk biofuels portfolio. Green fuel supply is one of the key pillars of Maersk’s ambitious decarbonisation strategy and customer offer. Urszula started her career with BP where she has been trading biofuels for over 7 years. Prior to that she held roles in chartering and supply teams. Urszula holds MSc in Quantitative Methods from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Joey van Elswijk
Commercial Manager — Renewable Fuels, Port of Amsterdam
Joey is responsible for the settlement and expansion of renewable fuel production facilities in the Port of Amsterdam. Development of the port’s renewable fuel cluster is one of its key strategic objectives. Joey is engaged in multiple projects, from biobased to power-to-liquid fuel production. He started his career in consultancy and joined the Port of Amsterdam in 2014, ...
Joey is responsible for the settlement and expansion of renewable fuel production facilities in the Port of Amsterdam. Development of the port’s renewable fuel cluster is one of its key strategic objectives. Joey is engaged in multiple projects, from biobased to power-to-liquid fuel production. He started his career in consultancy and joined the Port of Amsterdam in 2014, where he was originally responsible for strategic projects in hydrogen, carbon capture, utilisation and storage, and international port management. Joey developed the strategy for 2025 for the Port of Amsterdam, before he joined the commercial department in 2021.
Chris van der Zande
Vice-President of Strategy and Innovation, GIDARA Energy
Chris is the VP of Strategy and Innovation of GIDARA Energy. Chris is responsible for the overall business and roll-out strategy of GIDARA Energy in this ever-changing market environment and takes a leadership role in developing and aligning the main business and project stakeholders of GIDARA Energy projects. Chris co-founded G.I. Dynamics, the developer and services prov...
Chris is the VP of Strategy and Innovation of GIDARA Energy. Chris is responsible for the overall business and roll-out strategy of GIDARA Energy in this ever-changing market environment and takes a leadership role in developing and aligning the main business and project stakeholders of GIDARA Energy projects. Chris co-founded G.I. Dynamics, the developer and services provider to GIDARA Energy. He brings +10 years of experience as an entrepreneur dealing with contracting, project development, and project implementation in bio-fuel, biochemical, chemical, and mid-stream gas processing projects. His skill set is business & strategic planning, project management, project development, contracting, project financing and structuring, technology management, strategic management, and mergers & acquisitions.