04 3月 - 06 3月 2020
Singapore

Argus Biomass Asia Conference

*Agenda subject to change

The road ahead for biomass

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:15
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:15
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  • 09:20
  • Chairman's welcome remarks
  • 09:20
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote address: The future of biomass and its place in renewable energy goals Toshimasa Masuyama - Bioenergy Analyst, Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • The role of bioenergy in the energy transformation to meet the Paris climate goals
  • Beyond public utilities – who else is using biomass in their energy mix?  
  • Need for an enabling environment for the development of bioenergy supply chains (technologies, policies, finances, etc.)
  • 09:40
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  • 10:00
  • Shifts in global biomass trade and implications for buyers and sellers
  • Developments in the world’s biomass market and emerging trade routes
    • How is biomass becoming a global commodity?
  • Comparing between demand and supply trends of different regions
    • How can supply markets achieve better synergy with global demand?
  • New routes to explore
    • Role of government and global policy makers in affecting trade flows

Market updates - Demand

Start End
  • 10:00
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  • 10:15
  • Japan - beyond the FIT: ensuring sustainability in energy policies
  • Updates on Japan’s FIT scheme
  • What’s next and what can companies expect?
  • Future of biomass as part of Japan’s renewable energy strategy
  • 10:15
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  • 10:30
  • South Korea – long term outlook for energy resources Sanghoon Lee - President of New and Renewable Energy Center, Korea Energy Agency
  • Changes to Korea’s renewable energy policy and implications for biomass
  • Shifts between domestic and international supply
  • Planned energy usage and expected future demand
  • 10:30
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  • 10:45
  • China – rising demand from the world’s largest energy user Weiquan Wang - Deputy Secretary General, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association
  • Latest updates on China’s renewable energy policy initiatives
  • Expected growth in biomass demand
  • Opportunities for foreign investment and collaboration
  • 10:45
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  • 11:30
  • Morning refreshments and Speed Networking
Get your business cards and smiles ready!

Market updates - Supply

Start End
  • 11:30
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  • 11:45
  • Vietnam – a review of wood supply and potential areas for development
  • 11:45
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  • 12:00
  • Indonesia – improving the oil palm value chain economics for steadier supply
  • 12:00
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  • 12:15
  • Malaysia – expanding supply capabilities for new markets

Spotlight on Australia and New Zealand

Start End
  • 12:15
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  • 12:30
  • Australia - growing in supply
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Fireside Chat: Emerging supply centres in Australia and New Zealand
  • Overcoming existing infrastructure challenges to service Asia’s growing markets
  • Role of government in supporting industry development
  • Opportunities for development and potential for transition into a supply centre
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch

A review of the region's ports and logistics infrastructure

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:10
  • Panel: Are Asia’s ports due for an upgrade? Northport, NYK Bulk & Project Carriers, POIC Sabah
  • Reviewing existing port infrastructure to support biomass handling
    • Are they sufficient to support the expected growth in demand?
  • What improvements are needed?
  • Outlook for biomass logistics
    • What technology investments are you looking into?
    • How do you see this aspect of biomass developing?

Panelists:
Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer, Northport
Shuji Aoki, Manager, Coal & Biomass Team, Bulk Carrier Division, NYK Bulk & Project Carriers
Lynette Hoo, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, POIC Sabah

Fuel economics

Start End
  • 15:10
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  • 15:50
  • Panel: Assessing the viability of new fuel feedstocks types APCASI, Detik Aturan, Samsung C&T Corporation
  • The potential of using EFB, OPT and other oil palm biomass for fuel
  • Black pellets making a comeback – what has changed?
  • Existing challenges and changing current perceptions

Panelists:
Dikki Akhmar, Chairman, APCASI
Arfizal Ariffin, Executive Director, Detik Aturan
Ted Kim, Senior Professional, Agri & Commodities Part (Palm Product Trading); Living Industrial Team; Trading & Investment Group, Samsung C&T Corporation

  • 15:50
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  • 16:30
  • Afternoon refreshments

Closing Keynote

Start End
  • 16:30
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  • 17:30
  • Industry leaders’ panel: Biomass for a changing tomorrow Asia Biomass, Hanwa Thailand, Korea Forest Biomass Energy Association, Rainbow Pellet, Renova
  • Changing market conditions
    • Working around fluctuating demand – what are some strategies to cope with changes in policy and buyer requirements?
  • Business models and contracts
    • How can these be adapted to accommodate changes in market economics?
  • The road ahead – how do you foresee the use of biomass developing in the region?
    • Where will new opportunities emerge from?
Panelists:
Tiyada Kuansataporn, Managing Director, Asia Biomass (ABM)
Ryuu Lee, Biomass Trader, Hanwa Thailand
Ji-Yeung Kim, Chairman, Korea Forest Biomass Energy Association and Chief Executive, ShinYoung-Porto
David Wong, Executive Director, Rainbow Pellet Sdn Bhd
Yoshinobu Kusano, Executive Advisor & General Manager, Fuel Procurement, Biomass Energy, RENOVA, Inc. and Senior Asian Policy Adviser, FutureMetrics
  • 17:30
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  • 17:35
  • Chairman's closing remarks
  • 17:35
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  • 20:00
  • Cocktail reception sponsored by CellMark (open to all attendees)

Ensuring sustainability in the biomass value chain

Start End
  • 09:00
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  • 09:30
  • Morning networking and coffee
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairman's remarks
  • 09:40
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote: Carbon reduction strategies to meet sustainability goals
  • A review of efforts to go green and the road ahead
  • Incorporating biomass in the energy mix – why and how
  • Creating a sustainable circular ecosystem through effective partnerships

Sustainability and certification

Start End
  • 10:00
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  • 10:15
  • Introducing sustainability requirements for PKS supply into Japan
  • 10:15
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  • 10:30
  • Changes in PKS procurement methods with new sustainability requirements Hiroaki Goto - General Manager, eRex Singapore
  • 10:30
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  • 10:45
  • Meeting the requirements of SBP and opening new opportunities Carsten Huljus - Chief Executive Officer, SBP
  • Updates on SBP standards
  • Key issues and challenges for producers and how to overcome them
  • Ensuring long-term sustainability in the supply chain
  • 10:45
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  • 11:00
  • Vietnam’s efforts to meet sustainability and traceability requirements - Uniexport
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Morning refreshments and networking

Project financing and investment

Start End
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Panel: Maximising financing success for new power plant projects Equis Bioenergy, Solariant Capital
  • How has the financing landscape for biomass projects changed over time?
    • New players, requirements, types of financing
  • What are investors looking for when it comes to financing new projects?
    • Challenges and how can the industry address them?
Panelists:
Andrew Curtis, General Manager – Head of Biomass, Equis Bioenergy
Daniel Kim, Managing Director, Solariant Capital
  • 12:15
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  • 12:55
  • Roundtable Discussions Solariant Capital, SBP

It’s your turn to ask the experts! This is an interactive, unstructured 40-minute session for delegates to meet and have Q&A with key subject matter experts. Delegates are encouraged to pre-register before the conference to secure your seats.

Limited to 10-15 seats per table.

Roundtable 1: Looking ahead - ensuring sustainability for long term biomass supply

Roundtable 2: Innovative methods for pelleting plant project financing and investment
Roundtable Leader: Daniel Kim, Managing Director, Solariant Capital

Roundtable 3: Overcoming challenges in achieving certification standards
Roundtable Leader: Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer, SBP
  • 12:55
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  • 13:00
  • Chairperson's closing remarks
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch and end of conference See you in 2021!