19 4月 - 22 4月 2021
Online events

Argus Global Festival of Biomass

Your expert speakers include

Rick Taylor
Head of Fuels, Drax Power
Thomas Brewer
Global Brewing and Energy Technology Specialist, AB-Inbev
Dr Nigel Davies
Director of Technical and Sustainability, Muntons plc
Nigel is Director of Technical and Sustainability at Muntons. He is also Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University, School of Biosciences and runs his own consultancy specialising in sustainability strategy support and carbon footprinting for the cereal supply chain and providing independent technical support to the food, malting and beverage supply chain. He h...
Nigel is Director of Technical and Sustainability at Muntons. He is also Honorary Associate Professor at Nottingham University, School of Biosciences and runs his own consultancy specialising in sustainability strategy support and carbon footprinting for the cereal supply chain and providing independent technical support to the food, malting and beverage supply chain. He has also for over 30 years been an expert witness in legal cases involving high value cargoes in marine shipping insurance claims. A widely experienced Board level Director for 15 years Nigel has had many technical roles in food and beverage manufacture and developed a reputation in the malting and brewing supply chain for leading sustainable business integration and innovation. He is passionate about making real differences in sustainability within the malting supply chain and has spearheaded the establishment of farmer support groups focussed on sustainable agriculture. He developed the world’s first carbon footprint support tool for malting barley that has enabled a 28% reduction in GHG in Muntons supply chain over 10 years. Nigel coined the phrase ‘Practical Sustainability’ to describe his approach at Muntons to deliver real changes in sustainable practices that are readily understood and that make real differences in carbon emissions rather than hiding behind offsetting. He has been awarded the accolade of being in the top 100 leaders in sustainability in UK manufacturing being described as ‘an inspirational leader’ and a ‘driver of cultural change’ in sustainability. He has twice led Muntons to gain the EcoVadis gold medal as a global top 5% sustainability company and win many supplier awards for sustainable business practices. Previously he has been a research scientist in cereals and a lecturer in cell biology at London University and outside Muntons acts as an expert witness in cases where food safety of cereals is at issue. He is reviewing editor on a number of international scientific journals. His interests include playing piano, all terrain cycling, he is qualified to British Sign Language level 3 NVQ, a Community First Responder and a Mental Health First Aider. He achieved the Diploma in Brewing with distinction whilst at BRi.
Hiroaki Goto
General Manager, eREX Singapore
Mr. Goto joined Erex in December 2016 and has been doing procurement & sales activity of biomass fuel. From October 2019, he changed its activity base from Japan to Singapore where is more accessible to suppliers in Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Erex, he worked for a Japanese trade house based in Tokyo, Osaka, Australia and Singapore in the fields of minerals & ...
Mr. Goto joined Erex in December 2016 and has been doing procurement & sales activity of biomass fuel. From October 2019, he changed its activity base from Japan to Singapore where is more accessible to suppliers in Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Erex, he worked for a Japanese trade house based in Tokyo, Osaka, Australia and Singapore in the fields of minerals & resources business and business development for over 20 years.
Søren Alsing
Head of Fuel, Bioenergy and Thermal Power, Ørsted
Søren joined Orsted in 2017, having worked at Swedish utility for Vattenfall 11 years, the last five of which he spent as Head of Global Commodities, based in Amsterdam. He was previously Head of Fuel at Energy E2, a former utility in eastern Denmark. Soren has also held various positions in the energy sector and EU Commission.
Søren joined Orsted in 2017, having worked at Swedish utility for Vattenfall 11 years, the last five of which he spent as Head of Global Commodities, based in Amsterdam. He was previously Head of Fuel at Energy E2, a former utility in eastern Denmark. Soren has also held various positions in the energy sector and EU Commission.
Alf van Weereld
Head of Biomass Sourcing & Trading, Uniper
Alf has been the head of biomass sourcing and trading at Uniper since 2009. He is responsible for leading teams across Uniper, global development, and the sourcing and trading of biomass for all of Uniper’s biomass projects and operations. Previous to this, he held several senior management positions across Europe in Exxon, Essent and Duferco. During his 13-year career at ...
Alf has been the head of biomass sourcing and trading at Uniper since 2009. He is responsible for leading teams across Uniper, global development, and the sourcing and trading of biomass for all of Uniper’s biomass projects and operations. Previous to this, he held several senior management positions across Europe in Exxon, Essent and Duferco. During his 13-year career at Essent he spent nine years as a Board member in several business units — Essent Generation, Essent Renewables and Essent Trading. Alf holds an Msc in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Ralf Dickgreber
Global Head of Biomass and Shipping, Engie
Ralf worked for Swedish-Finnish pulp and paper company Stora Enso for more than 12 years as Director for Commodity and Energy Risk Management in Helsinki and London before joining French energy firm Engie in 2008. He held various managerial positions in oil, power and coal trading and is now responsible for Engie’s Global Biomass and Shipping activity. He is based in Londo...
Ralf worked for Swedish-Finnish pulp and paper company Stora Enso for more than 12 years as Director for Commodity and Energy Risk Management in Helsinki and London before joining French energy firm Engie in 2008. He held various managerial positions in oil, power and coal trading and is now responsible for Engie’s Global Biomass and Shipping activity. He is based in London.
Seung-Kon Lee
Renewable Energy Specialist, GS Global Corp
Mr Lee Seung Kon is a Renewable Energy Specialist with the Energy Business Team, Resources Division at GS Global Corp. He is active in biomass trading and handles an annual volume of 500k MT+ of biomass fuel imports (Wood Pellets and Palm Kernel Shells) for the Korean IPPs and Gencos.
Mr Lee Seung Kon is a Renewable Energy Specialist with the Energy Business Team, Resources Division at GS Global Corp. He is active in biomass trading and handles an annual volume of 500k MT+ of biomass fuel imports (Wood Pellets and Palm Kernel Shells) for the Korean IPPs and Gencos.
Olaf Naehrig
Senior Area Manager, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Amandus Kahl
Olaf is biomass engineering firm Amandus Kahl’s Senior Area Manager in charge of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. He joined Amandus Kahl’s sales division in 1996 and has been active in various positions and industries. Olaf brings a wealth of experience of wood and biomass pelleting machinery and plants and raw materials including rubber wood, acacia, eucalyptus,...
Olaf is biomass engineering firm Amandus Kahl’s Senior Area Manager in charge of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. He joined Amandus Kahl’s sales division in 1996 and has been active in various positions and industries. Olaf brings a wealth of experience of wood and biomass pelleting machinery and plants and raw materials including rubber wood, acacia, eucalyptus, empty fruit bunches, oil palm fronds, bagasse, rice husk and straw. Olaf graduated from Nordakademie Hamburg with a combined degree in business administration and industrial engineering.
Robert Seehawer
Senior Business Developer, EEX
Robert is a Senior Business Developer at European Energy Exchange (EEX), the leading energy exchange in Europe which develops, operates and connects markets for energy and commodity products. He is responsible for identifying business opportunities, developing and implementing exchange products fitting market needs and enriching the exchange’s product portfolio. Robert is ...
Robert is a Senior Business Developer at European Energy Exchange (EEX), the leading energy exchange in Europe which develops, operates and connects markets for energy and commodity products. He is responsible for identifying business opportunities, developing and implementing exchange products fitting market needs and enriching the exchange’s product portfolio. Robert is dedicated to global markets and has a record of developing environmental products. Prior to joining EEX, Robert worked as portfolio manager and fixed income trader for commodity companies and investment banks in London, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. He has a diploma degree in economics and a diploma degree in business administration from the University of Leipzig.
Louise Croucher
Executive Director, IncubEx
Louise joined IncubEx in 2018 as an Executive Director in London. The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and IncubEX work together to develop and expand global environmental and commodity markets including biomass. Louise began her career broking fuel oil before moving to TFS where she was part of the team who created and launched the API indices for coal and brokered the fi...
Louise joined IncubEx in 2018 as an Executive Director in London. The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and IncubEX work together to develop and expand global environmental and commodity markets including biomass. Louise began her career broking fuel oil before moving to TFS where she was part of the team who created and launched the API indices for coal and brokered the first coal swap. She continued broking whilst developing new business for TFS and Amerex before joining Standard Bank where she worked for four years on the commodity trading desk. Her move to CME in 2011 saw her move the majority of the open interest of the coal market from ICE to the CME. Most recently Louise was Head of Coal for five years at Griffin Markets in London.
Peter Coad
Biomass Business Segment Manager, CPM Europe
Peter Coad is CPM Europe’s Business Segment Manager for Biomass. He has over 15 years under his belt with the company, and during this time has also worked in the areas of Equipment sales, Biomass projects and Technical Services management. Throughout this time, he has gained valuable experience of Biomass process requirements and systems relevant to the pelleting business...
Peter Coad is CPM Europe’s Business Segment Manager for Biomass. He has over 15 years under his belt with the company, and during this time has also worked in the areas of Equipment sales, Biomass projects and Technical Services management. Throughout this time, he has gained valuable experience of Biomass process requirements and systems relevant to the pelleting business across the world.
April Poore
Editor, Argus Biomass Markets, Argus
April has been editor of Argus Biomass Markets since 2018, following several years of reporting on global biofuels and biomass markets. She is contact with the industry daily and regularly provides key market insights at conferences and other events.
April has been editor of Argus Biomass Markets since 2018, following several years of reporting on global biofuels and biomass markets. She is contact with the industry daily and regularly provides key market insights at conferences and other events.
Freddie Staermose
Vice President, Generating Fuels and Dry Bulks, Argus
Freddie started work as a price reporter with ICIS Heren, covering commodities from power to gas to coal, before moving into the sharper end of the business with Noble Group, becoming their senior market analyst for thermal and coking coal. From there he moved to EdF where he worked as a fuel originator, working as part of a team that sourced 10mn t/yr of coal and 250,000 ...
Freddie started work as a price reporter with ICIS Heren, covering commodities from power to gas to coal, before moving into the sharper end of the business with Noble Group, becoming their senior market analyst for thermal and coking coal. From there he moved to EdF where he worked as a fuel originator, working as part of a team that sourced 10mn t/yr of coal and 250,000 t/yr of biomass for UK power plants. Freddie joined Argus as business development manager in January 2014, focusing on growing the company’s coal, iron ore, petroleum coke and biomass indexation and coverage.
Andrew Jones
Deputy Editor - Coal, Argus
Andrew Jones is the Deputy Editor for Argus Asia Coal. He joined Argus in 2009, based in the company’s Singapore office. His initial focus was on the Asia-Pacific dry bulk and tanker markets before switching to the coal desk, where he now focuses on price discovery, news and analysis of regional thermal coal and petroleum coke markets. Having previously worked at sea, Andr...
Andrew Jones is the Deputy Editor for Argus Asia Coal. He joined Argus in 2009, based in the company’s Singapore office. His initial focus was on the Asia-Pacific dry bulk and tanker markets before switching to the coal desk, where he now focuses on price discovery, news and analysis of regional thermal coal and petroleum coke markets. Having previously worked at sea, Andrew started his journalism career in the UK before moving to Asia in 2006 as a correspondent with Dow Jones Newswires/The Wall Street Journal, where he covered various regional commodities markets.
Sam Hong
Senior Reporter, Argus
Sam Hong joined Argus Media Singapore in March 2018, where she covers the Asian biomass market as a reporter. She moved to Singapore from South Korea in 2013 to work at an energy brokerage firm as a petrochemicals broker, mainly in charge of toluene transactions in the physical market, and benzene and paraxylene paper swaps. Sam also previously worked as a petrochemicals b...
Sam Hong joined Argus Media Singapore in March 2018, where she covers the Asian biomass market as a reporter. She moved to Singapore from South Korea in 2013 to work at an energy brokerage firm as a petrochemicals broker, mainly in charge of toluene transactions in the physical market, and benzene and paraxylene paper swaps. Sam also previously worked as a petrochemicals broker in South Korea, covering the toluene physical market.