04 novembro 2019
Singapore

Argus Asia MTBE Conference

  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Global MTBE outlook – Opportunities ahead in MTBE’s challenging market

 

  • Market review for MTBE, gasoline and ethanol
  • Latest updates on MTBE projects and production capacity 
  • Will Asia face an MTBE oversupply glut in the near future?   

 

  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Feedstock and economics of MTBE production

 

  • What are the criteria for considerations in choosing feedstock for MTBE
  • How would increasing consumption methanol in other applications affect MTBE production margin
  • 10:30
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  • 10:40
  • Q&A session
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking refreshment
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Exploring the economics of MTBE blending in gasoline and finding the right composition

 

  • What drives the choice of products for blending?
  • How are refineries becoming more attuned as gasoline blenders?
  • What are the best economic factors for blending? 
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Are fuel policies and mandates posing a challenge to MTBE demand?

 

  • Ethanol gasoline policies and its impact on MTBE demand
  • Implementation challenges for China's E10 policy
  • Impact of US-China trade war on China's E10 policy implementation
  • 12:10
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  • 12:20
  • Q&A session
  • 12:20
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Global ETBE outlook – Prospects of ETBE as a competitor to MTBE

 

  • Review on the global outlook for ETBE supplies and demand
  • A comparison of the economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages in ETBE and MTBE as oxygenates
  • The right balance for corn consumption as feedstock for ETBE and food in China. Could this be a bottleneck to E10 adoption? 
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Opportunities and challenges of retrofitting MTBE units to ETBE

 

  • What are the differences in technical requirements between a MTBE unit and an ETBE unit?
  • An economic feasibility study into retrofitting a MTBE unit into an ETBE unit
  • Do we expect to see widespread retrofitting of MTBE units or will this be confined to a few participants? 
  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Q&A session
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking refreshment
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Impact of high-octane gasoline on MTBE demand

 

  • Market overview of high-octane gasoline and production capacity
  • Will high-octane gasoline emerge as a mainstream fuel for road transport?
  • Do economics allow for high-octane gasoline to compete with MTBE?
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Development of electric vehicles (EVs) and the impact on gasoline and MTBE demand

 

  • Outlook of global EV market
  • Global initiatives in pushing for EV adoption
  • Forecast on global EV market growth rate and impact on gasoline and MTBE demand
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Q&A session
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman's closing remarks
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Conference cocktail reception