28 3月 - 29 3月 2018
Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing

Argus Biodiesel China 2018

Day one | 28 March 2018

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  • 16.00
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  • 19.00
  • Pre-registration, high tea, cocktails and exhibition

Join us for half day of a networking high tea and cocktails, while viewing the latest innovations in the ethanol sector and meeting potential clientele, as well as reinforcing existing business contacts.

Day two | 29 March 2018

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  • 08:45
  • -
  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Chairman welcome back remarks

Session one: Global biodiesel landscape

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  • 09:30
  • -
  • 10:00
  • Global biodiesel: Industry trends, crop choices and key markets
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 10:30
  • Movements from palm to waste-based feedstock

- Biodiesel feedstock preferences

- Investments

- Technological availability

- Value of palm with the rise in used cooking oil (UCO)


  • 10:30
  • -
  • 10:40
  • Questions and answers
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:10
  • Networking refreshments

Session two: China's UCO market conditions

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  • 11:10
  • -
  • 11:40
  • From restaurants to exports - understanding China’s UCO value chain
  • 11:40
  • -
  • 12:10
  • UCO market legislative atmosphere in China

- Changing legislation in UCO export markets

- Reviewing the quality of UCO that is being exported


  • 12:10
  • -
  • 12:40
  • China as a UCO consumer for the domestic market

- Will it promote emissions control?/li>

- Case study of a company producing UCO methyl ester using UCO

  • 12:40
  • -
  • 12:50
  • Questions and answers
  • 12:50
  • -
  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Session three: Trade, price and key demand markets

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  • 14:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • UCO trade: Key export regions, product and arbitrage pricing explained

- Quality specs required by the European biodiesel producers

  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:30
  • : Trade risks involved with importing UCO from China: Market transparency and product verification techniques

- Changing legislation in UCO export markets

- Reviewing the quality of UCO that is being exported


  • 15.30
  • -
  • 15.40
  • Questions and answers
  • 15:40
  • -
  • 16:10
  • Networking refreshments
  • 16:10
  • -
  • 16:40
  • Biodiesel obtained from UCO: Exploring quality and price
  • 16:40
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Waste-based biodiesel and feedstock market: The challenges ahead

- Regulatory environment

- Co-operation between China and the EU

- Developing hydrotreated vegetable oil market

  • 17:10
  • -
  • 17:40
  • Panel discussion: UCO market forecast in the near future

- Will UCO be the global dominant feedstock in the longer run?

  • 17:40
  • -
  • 17:50
  • Questions and answers
  • 17:50
  • -
  • 18:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference