17 noviembre - 19 noviembre 2020
Virtual conference

Argus Biofuels Live - Virtual Conference

SGT agenda

Please note:
All conference sessions will be recorded and available to view on demand after the live event. Catch up on all the conference sessions that you missed at a time that is convenient for you.

Regulation and Macroeconomic Outlooks

Biofuels Policy in Asia

Start End
  • 12:00 SGT
  • -
  • 13:00 SGT
  • A Review of National Biofuels Policies and Their Implications Moderator: Amandeep Parmar - Editor Biofuels, Argus
  • EU RED II’s spill over effect on Asia’s biofuels production and trade flows
  • Malaysia’s National Biofuels Policy and the evolving role for biofuels
  • Indonesia's B30 biodiesel policy and the push towards domestic utilization

Panellists: 

Togar Sittanggang, Vice Chairman III, Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) 

U. R. Unnithan, President, Malaysian Biodiesel Association 

  • 14:00 SGT
  • -
  • 15:00 SGT
  • Fireside chat: Gasoline demand within and outside of China Jonathon Wong - Head of Gasoline, Sinopec Hong Kong

 

Moderator: Lauren Moffitt, Reporter, Biofuels, Argus

Biofuels Policy and Outlooks in Europe

Start End
  • 16:00 SGT
  • -
  • 17:00 SGT
  • Panel: An Overview of 2020 and Outlook for the Future of Mobility Moderator: Josefine Ahlstrom - Vice President, Business Development, Argus
  • What has been the impact of Covid-19 on supply and demand and where will the future take us? Short, medium- and long-term views
  • Higher European mandates and increased demand during the latter half of 2020: Compensation for loss of demand during lockdowns?
  • Views on transport fuels developments going forward - reducing environmental footprints using biofuels, electric fuels and hydrogen and a new ‘work from home’ culture?

 

Panellists: 

Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director, World Bioenergy Association

Timo Huhtisaari, Director, Sustainability & Future Business, St1 Nordic Oy

Ian Waller, Chair, Renewable Transport Fuel Forum, Renewable Energy Association

 

  • 18:00 SGT
  • -
  • 19:00 SGT
  • Keynote Panel: The State of Low Carbon Fuels Policies Across Europe Moderator: John Houghton-Brown - Editor, Biofuels, Argus
  • The emerging policy picture in Europe: short- and long-term outlooks and struggles against blend walls/buyouts
  • Span of legal frameworks in countries implementing RED II: assessing National Energy Policies within European nations
  • Will the European Commission accelerate clean fuel policies in Europe beyond what was envisioned in RED II and therefore increase European demand for biofuels? Where will the UK fit as a demand centre post-Brexit?

Panellists: 

Rachel Solomon Williams, Head, Low Carbon Fuels, Energy Technology and Innovation, UK Department for Transport

Alice Robinson, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Essar Oil

André Paula Santos, Public Affairs Director, EBB - European Biodiesel Board

Bernd Kuepker, DG Energy, European Commission

Biofuels Policy and Outlooks in North America

Start End
  • 01:00 SGT
  • -
  • 02:00 SGT
  • North American LCFS program updates: Focusing on California, Washington and Oregon Keynote: Dan Sperling - California Air Resources Board (ARB) member and Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

Keynote speech: California's LCFS Program Updates and Viewpoints from CARB

- LCFS pathway validation updates and verifications for California
- Future regulation updates and revisions in Washington and Oregon. How will programs be extended?
- Impact of COVID-19 on North American programs: expectations for recovery and key takeaways from the crisis

Moderator: Jessica Dell, West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus 

Panellists: 

Dan Sperling, California Air Resources Board (ARB) member and Founding Director, Institute of Transportation StudiesUniversity of California, Davis

Cory-Ann Wind, Oregon Clean Fuels Program Manager, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Sen. Reuven Carlyle, Chair, Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Chair, House Environment & Energy Committee.

  • 03:00 SGT
  • -
  • 04:00 SGT
  • Canada’s market: The Clean Fuel Standard and British Columbia’s LCFS Moderator: Michael Ball - Editor, Air Daily, Argus
  • How have recent changes to the Clean Fuel Standard impacted Canada’s biofuels market?
  • Future regulation updates and revisions: how have timelines for implementation been impacted by Covid and what have been the key lessons of the pandemic?
  • What are the various compliance scenarios and how will this impact the supply chain?
  • British Colombia’s LCFS: What is next for the program and how will it be extended? Key updates and revisions

 Panellists:

Ian Thomson, President, Advanced Biofuels Canada

Paola Mellow, Executive Director, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Michael Rensing, Director, Low Carbon Fuels, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

  • 05:00 SGT
  • -
  • 06:00 SGT
  • Fireside Chat: New York Climate Goals and State Developments on LCFS Julie Tighe - President, NYLCV and NYLCVEF
  • Timelines for implementation: Will New York be the first Northeast state to implement an LCFS program? 
  • Challenges for adoption and implementation
  • Interplays between LCFS and TCI programs - incentivizing adoption? 
  • What does the slowdown in driving as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic mean for road transport policy moving forward? 

Moderator: Michael Ball, Editor, Air Daily, Argus

  • 06:00 SGT
  • -
  • 07:00 SGT
  • Northeast Climate Goals and State Developments Moderator: Justin Johnson - Partner, MMR, LLC (RGGI Representative, IETA)
  • Timelines for implementation: Will New York be the first Northeast state to implement an LCFS program? How have new LCFS programs been stalled by the covid-19 pandemic?
  • Encouraging greater adoption of biofuels in the US Northeast: What are the affected fuels and how will compliance work across the participating jurisdictions?
  • How are allowances tracked and what are the cost containment provisions built into the program?
  • What is the possibility of TCI states linking to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) or other programs like the Western Climate Initiative (WCI)?

Panellists: 

Justin Johnson, Partner, MMR, LLC (RGGI Representative, IETA)

Michael Dowd, Director of the Air and Renewable Energy Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Dan Lieberman, Senior Climate Advisor, Chevron

Graham Noyes, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

James Bradbury, Mitigation Program Director, Georgetown Climate Center

Feedstocks and Advanced Biofuels

Feedstocks in Asia

Start End
  • 12:00 SGT
  • -
  • 13:00 SGT
  • Feedstock Focus: Supply and Sourcing, Production, and Emerging Alternatives Moderator: Amandeep Parmar - Editor Biofuels, Argus
  • Statistics on traditional crop and waste-based biofuels feedstocks – how will they compete?
  • Extracting opportunities in palm waste feedstocks such as POME for use in biofuel production and the risks regarding quality
  • HVO Production – transforming Asia from UCO exporter to consumer

Panellists: 

Vinesh Sinha, CEO & Founder, FatHopes

Henri-Jean Bardon, Senior Biofuels Trader, Alvari

Laren Tan, Chief Operating Officer, Ginga Global Markets

  • 16:00 SGT
  • -
  • 17:00 SGT
  • Strengthening Certification Standards and Risk Management in Feedstock Sourcing and Trade To Ensure Feedstock Quality Moderator: Amandeep Parmar - Editor Biofuels, Argus
  • Demand for sustainably-certified biofuels in Europe: how to ensure feedstock quality coming from Asia?
  • Distinguishing between domestic and imported feedstocks: changing sustainability criteria for biofuels?
  • The role of technology in supporting compliance requirements in the EU RED Voluntary Scheme

Speakers: 

Angel Alberdi, Secretary General, EWABA

Shutong Liu, CEO & Founder, MotionEco

Patrick Lynch, CEO, Bioledger

Sascha Wüstenhöfer, Senior System Manager, ISCC System

Feedstocks Focus And Risk Management in Europe

Start End
  • 17:00 SGT
  • -
  • 18:00 SGT
  • To 2030: How is Feedstock Supply Shaping Up for Biofuels in Europe? Keynote: Raymond Richie - Vice President and Managing Director, International Business, REG
  • Assessing supply from critical feedstock suppliers for Europe: Asia, Indonesia and Argentina
  • How will policy evolve from current incentives and provide opportunities for new feedstock development, and increase competitiveness in the market?
  • How has the Covid-19 crisis and demand shock impacted meeting RED waste-based feedstocks targets in 2020? A short-term blip?

Moderator: Leonidas Kanonis, Deputy Editor, Biofuels, Argus

Panellists: 

Raymond Richie, Vice President and Managing Director, International Business, REG

Peter van Vegchel, Director, Olyx

Colin Cowan, Founder & Managing Director, FOCUS Renewables

  • 19:00 SGT
  • -
  • 20:00 SGT
  • Biofuels and Feedstock Price Risk Management Guillaume Lawlor - CF Partners
  • Identifying and evaluating risks: How to hedge biodiesel and veg-oils, OTC swap mechanisms
  • How to hedge the spread between the feedstock and the Biofuels, refinery margin
  • Information about index availability, liquidity and different markets

Advanced Biofuels in Europe

Start End
  • 22:00 SGT
  • -
  • 23:00 SGT
  • Advanced Biofuels And The Increasing Desire For HVO Moderator: John Houghton-Brown - Editor, Argus
  • What role will HVO play in meeting RED II targets in Europe? How can the cost of compliance be brought down to make these targets more achievable?
  • How have waste based feedstocks for biodiesel faired in the current environment? What plant closures have we seen and the implications of these for future production and supply?
  • The applicability of HVO to SAF

Panellists:

Andrea Martelli, Head of Biofuels Trading, Portfolio Optimization & Supply, Eni

Neville Hargreaves, Vice President, Waste to Fuels, Velocys

Jeff Ovens, Managing Director UK & Europe, Fulcrum BioEnergy

Gaetano Lucisano, Biodiesel Book Leader, Petroineos

Marine Fuels

Start End
  • 23:00 SGT
  • -
  • 00:00 SGT
  • Marine Fuels of the Future Nicolas Ganas - Business Development Manager - Oil Products, Europe, Argus
  • Outlook for advanced marine fuels: overcoming barriers to deployment and wider commercialisation
  • Assessing developments in the alternative marine fuels space – biofuels, ammonia, LNG and other low carbon alternatives

Panellists:

Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine, Titan LNG

Isabel Welten, Chief Operating Officer, GoodFuels

Dr. Tue Johannessen, R&D Lead for Project Zero, A.P. Moller-Maersk

Hans Vrijenhoef, CEO, Proton Ventures

Global Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Start End
  • 00:00 SGT
  • -
  • 01:00 SGT
  • What Does The Current Economic Downturn Mean For The Development Of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Globally? Moderator: Jessica Dell - West Coast Bureau Chief, Argus
  • Accounting for the severe economic impact of the covid-19 crisis on the global aviation industry and its impact on its affordability of cleaner fuel policies
  • Is there a silver lining? Will the industry be able to leverage this disruption to leverage wider commercialisation of SAF?
  • What will be the impact of the covid-19 crisis on the CORSIA pathway baselines? Understanding changes on international policy points

Panellists: 

Tom Parsons, Commercial Development Manager - Biojet, Air BP

Robert Boyd, Assistant Director Aviation Environment, IATA

Erin Cooke, Director Sustainability & Environmental Policy, San Francisco International Airport

Jonathon Wood,
VP Europe – Aspac, Renewable Aviation, Neste

  • 01:00 SGT
  • -
  • 02:00 SGT
  • Global SAF Roundtable Hosted by Alfonso Berrocal & Florence Schmit - Business Development Manager & Reporter, Argus

Join Argus and your fellow global conference attendees at our Roundtable discussing Sustainable Aviation Fuel on Day 2 of the virtual conference. Directly after our session covering the Global SAF market, join Argus experts to discuss this fast moving segment of the market and developments we have seen recently. Get in touch with the conferences team to find out more. 

Alternative Fuels in North America

Start End
  • 02:00 SGT
  • -
  • 03:00 SGT
  • Alternative Fuels Deep Dive: Growth In Different Biofuel Categories Moderator: Jacqueline Reigle - Editor, Argus
  • Future growth and what factors are going to help or hinder growth for different biofuels?
  • How have ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel weathered the storm of covid and which is likely to see most growth despite transport fuel curtailments during the pandemic? What is the outlook for each of these fuels moving forward?
  • Are there sufficient feedstocks for different biofuels in line with targets with low carbon regulations? How will this impact product development?

Panellists: 

Billy Burns, Senior VP, Fats, Oils, Greases, StoneX Group

Caroline Midgley, Head of Biofuels and Bio-based Chemicals Research, LMC International

Shailesh Sahay, Senior Regulatory Counsel, POET

Graham Noyes, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

  • 04:00 SGT
  • -
  • 05:00 SGT
  • Renewable Diesel: What Refiners And Producers Need To Know Moderator: Paul Niznik, - Senior Consultant - Energy, Argus
  • What are the different types of renewable diesel production processes, and the advantages/disadvantages of each (i.e. co-processing vs. standalone facility)? How is this impactful to the refinery industry?
  • What are the current supply/demand dynamics for renewable diesel?
  • How many renewable diesel projects have been announced, and how will they line up with predicted future demand? How has the current regulatory environment created increased demand for renewable diesel, and how could this demand change moving forward?

Panellists: 

Gene Gebolys, Founder, President & CEO, World Energy

Joe Gershen, President, Encore BioRenewables

Harry Simpson, President, Crimson Renewable Energy

Jeremy Baines, Vice President, Neste

  • 07:00 SGT
  • -
  • 08:00 SGT
  • The Increasing Demand for RNG as a Substantial LCFS Credit Generator Moderator: Paul Niznik - Senior Consultant - Energy, Argus
  • The role of RNG in decarbonisation of the transportation and utility sectors: what is the status of new projects and product development?
  • Overcoming policy and finance barriers to project development
  • The benefits of RNG and the added value of LCFS credit generation due to low CI scores

Panellists:

Harrison Clay, Vice President Strategic Development Global Environmental Products, BP

Sam Wade, Director, RNG Coalition

Vincent Regnault, Director Gas Supply and Development of Renewable Gases, Energir 

Justin Goldstein, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Ethanol and Electrification

Bioethanol in Asia

Start End
  • 12:00 SGT
  • -
  • 13:00 SGT
  • Bioethanol In Asia: Key Developments, Trends and Trade Flows Cédric Bourdon - Trading Manager, Alcotra Asia
  • New capacity for bioethanol in Asia
  • Bioethanol trade flows in the region: top producing, importing and exporting markets
  • Blending and trade economics influencing ethanol blends in Asia in the context of global outcomes

Ethanol in Europe

Start End
  • 16:00 SGT
  • -
  • 17:00 SGT
  • Ethanol and Waste-Based Technology Developments and Incentives in Europe Moderator: Josefine Ahlstrom - Vice President, Business Development, Argus
  • How has decreased transportation fuels demand impacted Europe's ethanol market and global imports in 2020? What did this mean for domestic production and how has the market recovered?
  • High incentives for and development of waste-based ethanol for biofuels under RED II
  • How much ethanol will be blended in biofuels? Will there be higher blends beyond E10?

Panellists:

Alberto Carmona Bosch, CEO, NixAI Commodities

Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary General, ePURE

Andreas Bodenmueller, Head of Trade, Verbio

Electrification in Europe

Start End
  • 21:00 SGT
  • -
  • 22:00 SGT
  • Fireside Chat - Electrification: What Does This Mean for the Biofuels Market? Mark Seddon & Tom Searle - Senior Managers - Consulting, Argus
  • Where is supply and demand going to meet?
  • What spill over will there be from EV targets into the physical biofuels market? What goals need to be met and how will this impact ability to do so?
  • Outlook as per EU member states’ National Energy and Climate Plans
  • Have lower petroleum-based fuel prices impacted adoption of electric vehicles? How are various state policies encouraging or hindering electric vehicle progress?

Moderator: Charles Jans, Principal - Consulting, Argus

Electrification in the US

Start End
  • 02:00 SGT
  • -
  • 03:00 SGT
  • The Growth of EVs in the US Moderator: Michael Ball - Editor, Argus
  • What progress have we seen in electric vehicle policy? The Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation and what this mean for biofuels
  • How might new LCFS programs treat electricity credits under their policies?
  • What will the impact of the US election be on programs close to launch?

Panellists:

John Boesel, President and CEO, CALSTART

Dawn Fenton, Vice President, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Volvo Group

Spencer Reeder, Director, Government Affairs & Sustainability, Audi

Hannah Goldsmith, Lead Advisor, Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development, CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Tiffany Roberts, VP, Regulatory Affairs, WSPA

US Ethanol Focus

Start End
  • 04:00 SGT
  • -
  • 05:00 SGT
  • The US Ethanol Blending Market: The Impact Of Low Global Crude Prices Brian D. Healy - Director of Global Ethanol Market Development, U.S. Grains Council
  • The state of the gasoline market globally and in the US: expectations as to where it could end up and what does this mean for ethanol blend demand in the US?
  • Outlooks for ethanol supply: trade environment with China, Brazil and Mexico
  • Ethanol blending facilities to meet demand in the Northeast market: what are expected ethanol blending mandates?

Moderator: Paul Niznik, Senior Consultant - Energy, Argus 

Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in the US

Start End
  • 06:00 SGT
  • -
  • 07:00 SGT
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS): The Big Pivot Moderator: Paul Niznik - Senior Consultant – Energy, Argus
  • Challenges and opportunities: What are agencies and industry groups doing to lessen the permitting burden so these CCS projects can be realised?
  • Risk management: how to identify and evaluate risks? Implications for insurance and applying project finance techniques to the low-carbon space
  • Migrating to a post carbon emitting world: what does this mean for operations? Repurposing of refineries for renewable diesel production

Panellists:

Anthony Cottone, Senior Director – Strategic Development, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures 

Roxby Hartley, Senior Regulatory Consultant EcoEngineers

Charles McConnell, Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, University of Houston