05 March - 07 March 2019
Singapore

Argus Biomass Asia and Biomass to Power Day

Speakers

Hiroaki Goto
Manager, Fuel Trading Div. Fuel Dept, EREX Co
Mr Goto joined Erex in December 2016 as Deputy Manager of the Energy Trading Department. Prior to joining Erex, he worked for RASA Corporation in Tokyo, Osaka, Australia and Singapore in the fields of business development and marketing of industrial minerals and raw materials for over 20 years.
Mr Goto joined Erex in December 2016 as Deputy Manager of the Energy Trading Department. Prior to joining Erex, he worked for RASA Corporation in Tokyo, Osaka, Australia and Singapore in the fields of business development and marketing of industrial minerals and raw materials for over 20 years.
Ted Kim
Manager, Agri & Commodities Part (Palm Product Trading), Living Industrial Team, Trading & Investment Group, Samsung C&T Corporation
Ted Kim is the manager of trading and investment group of Samsung C&T Corporation, covering and developing biomass fuels business such as wood pellet in Asian regions since 2010. Ted's main role is to optimize the global biomass fuels trading operations, as well as to develop the biomass power plant project in S.Korea and Japan.
Ted Kim is the manager of trading and investment group of Samsung C&T Corporation, covering and developing biomass fuels business such as wood pellet in Asian regions since 2010. Ted's main role is to optimize the global biomass fuels trading operations, as well as to develop the biomass power plant project in S.Korea and Japan.
Yoshinobu Kusano
Executive Advisor & General Manager, Fuel Procurement, Biomass Energy, Renova
Yoshinobu worked for Sumitomo from 2005, buying biomass for the major power producers of Japan for co-firing. From 2012, Yoshinobu assisted several IPPs in buying biomass for their dedicated biomass power stations. Between 2015 and 2017, Yoshinobu worked on Sumitomo’s acquisition of biomass manufacturing companies in Canada as well as investing equity in a Brazilian sugarc...
Yoshinobu worked for Sumitomo from 2005, buying biomass for the major power producers of Japan for co-firing. From 2012, Yoshinobu assisted several IPPs in buying biomass for their dedicated biomass power stations. Between 2015 and 2017, Yoshinobu worked on Sumitomo’s acquisition of biomass manufacturing companies in Canada as well as investing equity in a Brazilian sugarcane-based biomass joint venture. Yoshinobu left Sumitomo in 2017 to take up an Executive Adviser position with Renova Japan, assisting the company’s investment in a renewable energy power generation project.
Vaughan Bassett
Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc
Vaughan is a Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is responsible for the commercial, logistics and sustainability activities of the company. He leads the business development into new markets, where current activity is focused on Asia. Vaughan is a Director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, where he ...
Vaughan is a Senior Vice President of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is responsible for the commercial, logistics and sustainability activities of the company. He leads the business development into new markets, where current activity is focused on Asia. Vaughan is a Director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, where he is serving as President. In this role he has represented the Canadian wood pellet producers many times in international forums throughout the world. Vaughan is a Director of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association and is currently serving as its BC Division Chairman. Vaughan is also a Director of the London based Sustainable Biomass Program Ltd (SBP).
Jeffrey Skeer
Senior Programme Officer – Technology Co-operation (Bioenergy), International Renewable Energy Agency
Jeff Skeer is senior programme officer for technology co-operation at the International Renewable Energy Agency. He is currently assessing the sustainable potential for expansion of bioenergy. He worked during 2004-12 in the Office of European and Asian Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, at the USA Department of Energy (DOE). He was the DOE’s delegate to ...
Jeff Skeer is senior programme officer for technology co-operation at the International Renewable Energy Agency. He is currently assessing the sustainable potential for expansion of bioenergy. He worked during 2004-12 in the Office of European and Asian Affairs, Office of Policy and International Affairs, at the USA Department of Energy (DOE). He was the DOE’s delegate to the Energy Working Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) and chaired the Apec Biofuels Task Force.
Stephen Lim
Chief Operation Officer, Global Green Synergy
Stephen Lim is based in Malaysia and has been involved in the biomass industry since 2008. With his wealth of knowledge and 15 years of sales & marketing experience, he is currently the Chief Operation Officer of Global Green Synergy. Stephen’s main role is to explore, execute and promote biomass related business case and collaboration with the stakeholders in Asia.
Stephen Lim is based in Malaysia and has been involved in the biomass industry since 2008. With his wealth of knowledge and 15 years of sales & marketing experience, he is currently the Chief Operation Officer of Global Green Synergy. Stephen’s main role is to explore, execute and promote biomass related business case and collaboration with the stakeholders in Asia.
Ryuu Lee
Biomass Trader, Renewable Energy Team, Hanwa Thailand Co
Ryuu joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea and new project developments. He is currently based i...
Ryuu joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea and new project developments. He is currently based in Bangkok for the development of sustainable long-term wood pellet supplies.
Kitti Chulasamaya
CEO, BioPellets Thailand Co
Mr Kitti Chulasamaya is a founder and CEO of BioPellets (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The company was established in 2014 to produce biomass fuel from wood waste to supply domestic users.
Mr Kitti Chulasamaya is a founder and CEO of BioPellets (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The company was established in 2014 to produce biomass fuel from wood waste to supply domestic users.
John Ipsen
CEO, Biomass Global
John Ipsen has a wealth of management, supply chain and forestry experience with over 35 years of experience in the commercial agribusiness, renewable energy and forestry industry. During this time he has held senior positions in the areas of production planning, land acquisition, project management, harvesting and wood marketing. In addition to large-scale commercial fore...
John Ipsen has a wealth of management, supply chain and forestry experience with over 35 years of experience in the commercial agribusiness, renewable energy and forestry industry. During this time he has held senior positions in the areas of production planning, land acquisition, project management, harvesting and wood marketing. In addition to large-scale commercial forestry board and management expertise, including most recently CEO of an ASX listed and private company(s); John brings an extraordinary network of long held vendor and customer relationships.
Claire Pickard-Cambridge
Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
Claire Pickard-Cambridge has been with Argus Media for the past 16 years, covering a range of energy markets. She began working for the company in London as Africa editor, followed by nine years in the company’s Washington DC office. She joined the Argus Singapore office in January 2016 as the company’s Asia solid fuels manager, responsible for coverage of the thermal coal...
Claire Pickard-Cambridge has been with Argus Media for the past 16 years, covering a range of energy markets. She began working for the company in London as Africa editor, followed by nine years in the company’s Washington DC office. She joined the Argus Singapore office in January 2016 as the company’s Asia solid fuels manager, responsible for coverage of the thermal coal, petroleum coke and biomass markets. Prior to Argus, she worked at oil consultancy Global Pacific and Partners in Johannesburg, South Africa and previously Africa editor at Business Day newspaper in Johannesburg.
Jayendu Krishna
Director - Maritime Advisors, Drewry
Jayendu leads the maritime advisory practice team in Singapore. He has more than 15 years’ research and advisory experience in shipping and ports. He has undertaken numerous consultancy assignments on due diligence, feasibility study, freight procurement strategy, traffic potential and logistics cost estimation for potential investors, financial institutions, port promoter...
Jayendu leads the maritime advisory practice team in Singapore. He has more than 15 years’ research and advisory experience in shipping and ports. He has undertaken numerous consultancy assignments on due diligence, feasibility study, freight procurement strategy, traffic potential and logistics cost estimation for potential investors, financial institutions, port promoters and other firms.
Joseph Lim
Founder, Global Green Synergy
Joseph is the the Founder and Managing Director of Global Green Synergy (GGS). He is also the Vice President of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and Deputy Vice President of China-ASEAN (Malaysia) Entrepreneurs Association.
Joseph is the the Founder and Managing Director of Global Green Synergy (GGS). He is also the Vice President of Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) and Deputy Vice President of China-ASEAN (Malaysia) Entrepreneurs Association.
R. Puvaneswari
CEO, MYBiomass
Ms Puvaneswari has been the CEO of MYBiomass for 7 years and is responsible for pioneering the establishment of a High Value Green Chemical Biorefinery in Malaysia. Using oil palm biomass as feedstock, MYBiomass works closely with public organizations such as the Prime Minister’s Department, Economic Planning Unit, Malaysian Investment Development Authority as well as priv...
Ms Puvaneswari has been the CEO of MYBiomass for 7 years and is responsible for pioneering the establishment of a High Value Green Chemical Biorefinery in Malaysia. Using oil palm biomass as feedstock, MYBiomass works closely with public organizations such as the Prime Minister’s Department, Economic Planning Unit, Malaysian Investment Development Authority as well as private companies for project and product development.
Arfizal Ariffin
Executive Director, Detik Aturan
Arfizal has prior experience in managing EFB pellet plants and is currently the Project Director for a pre-commercial scale EFB treatment plant, which is developed in collaboration with TNB Research and Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI).
Arfizal has prior experience in managing EFB pellet plants and is currently the Project Director for a pre-commercial scale EFB treatment plant, which is developed in collaboration with TNB Research and Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI).
Sunita Sharma
Vice President, Asia, Products, Argus
Sunita Sharma has worked with Argus for 17 years. Her most recent role has been developing the products business for Argus. Previously she has been the editor of the Argus Asia Pacific Products report then the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products Report. Sunita has covered a range of oil and commodity markets during her time with Argus.
Sunita Sharma has worked with Argus for 17 years. Her most recent role has been developing the products business for Argus. Previously she has been the editor of the Argus Asia Pacific Products report then the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products Report. Sunita has covered a range of oil and commodity markets during her time with Argus.