01 марта - 31 марта 2021
Singapore

Argus Biomass Asia Conference

2020 Speakers

Sanghoon Lee
President, New and Renewable Energy Center, Korea Energy Agency
Sanghoon Lee joined the Korea Energy Agency as president of the New and Renewable Energy Centre in July 2018. He previously was the executive director of the Green Energy Strategy Institute from January 2013. He was a senior researcher at the Climate Change Centre of Se-Jong University during 2009-12 where he worked on climate change action in the renewable energy portfoli...
Sanghoon Lee joined the Korea Energy Agency as president of the New and Renewable Energy Centre in July 2018. He previously was the executive director of the Green Energy Strategy Institute from January 2013. He was a senior researcher at the Climate Change Centre of Se-Jong University during 2009-12 where he worked on climate change action in the renewable energy portfolio. He began his career in the energy sector as director in the Korean Federation for Environmental Movement during 1993-2008.
Toshimasa Masuyama
Bioenergy Analyst, Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Toshimasa Masuyama joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as a bioenergy analyst in 2018 where his responsibilities include assessing and realising the potential of sustainable resources. He is also the acting lead of the bioenergy programme at IRENA, which includes a biomass project on strategies for bioenergy production in southeast Asia. He was previou...
Toshimasa Masuyama joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as a bioenergy analyst in 2018 where his responsibilities include assessing and realising the potential of sustainable resources. He is also the acting lead of the bioenergy programme at IRENA, which includes a biomass project on strategies for bioenergy production in southeast Asia. He was previously deputy director of the International Forestry Cooperation Office, Forestry Agency of Japan where he served as Japan’s main contact point for international forest-related representation such as the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Global Forest Resources Assessment of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Yoshinobu Kusano
Executive Advisor & General Manager, Fuel Procurement, Biomass Energy, RENOVA,Inc.
Yoshinobu Kusano joined RENOVA, Inc. as Executive Advisor in 2017. From January 2018 he has been Head of Fuel Procurement Group, Biomass Energy of RENOVA, Inc. Before joining RENOVA, Inc., he worked for Sumitomo Corporation head office in Overseas Transport Division, Living & Material Division, as well as Pulp & Paper Division. During that period, he has been involved in s...
Yoshinobu Kusano joined RENOVA, Inc. as Executive Advisor in 2017. From January 2018 he has been Head of Fuel Procurement Group, Biomass Energy of RENOVA, Inc. Before joining RENOVA, Inc., he worked for Sumitomo Corporation head office in Overseas Transport Division, Living & Material Division, as well as Pulp & Paper Division. During that period, he has been involved in start-up of overseas plantation forest management and operation joint venture as Director. From 2003, he has intensively focused on biomass fuel development and sourcing as a head of Biomass Group of Sumitomo Corporation. He holds a BA in Law from Waseda university.
Shuji Paul Yoda
Managing Director, eREX Singapore
Paul joined to Erex Co Japan in September 2018 and was Managing Director of Erex Singapore Pte. Ltd, from November 2018. He has many years of experience in senior management positions in investment banking at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. In addition, he has prior experience in marketing and client management in Singapore, Jakarta and Madrid.
Paul joined to Erex Co Japan in September 2018 and was Managing Director of Erex Singapore Pte. Ltd, from November 2018. He has many years of experience in senior management positions in investment banking at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. In addition, he has prior experience in marketing and client management in Singapore, Jakarta and Madrid.
Ji-Yeung Kim
Chairman, Korea Forest Biomass Energy Association and Chief Executive, Shinyoung-Porto
Ji-Yeung Kim was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of ShinYoung E&P and SY Energy up till 2017. He is currently the Chairman of Korea Forest Biomass Energy Association and Chief Executive Officer of Shinyoung-Porto. He has received several awards from the government for his contributions to the biomass sector and is a well-known figure in Korea’s woody biomass energy in...
Ji-Yeung Kim was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of ShinYoung E&P and SY Energy up till 2017. He is currently the Chairman of Korea Forest Biomass Energy Association and Chief Executive Officer of Shinyoung-Porto. He has received several awards from the government for his contributions to the biomass sector and is a well-known figure in Korea’s woody biomass energy industry.
Dr Takanobu Aikawa
Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
Takanobu Aikawa is a senior researcher at Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo since June 2016. In April 2018, he was appointed as a member of the Biomass Sustainability Committee, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He is also a board member of the Japan Woody Bioenergy Association. He previously held a senior research consulting position for Mitsubis...
Takanobu Aikawa is a senior researcher at Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo since June 2016. In April 2018, he was appointed as a member of the Biomass Sustainability Committee, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. He is also a board member of the Japan Woody Bioenergy Association. He previously held a senior research consulting position for Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd. from 2004 to 2016 and was involved in investigations and consulting activities in the forestry sector.
Ted Kim
Senior Professional, Agri & Commodities Part (Palm Product Trading), Living Industrial Team, Trading & Investment Group, Samsung C&T Corporation
Ted Kim is the manager of trading and investment group of Samsung C&T Corporation, covering and developing biomass fuels business such as wood pellet in Asian regions since 2010. Ted's main role is to optimize the global biomass fuels trading operations, as well as to develop the biomass power plant project in S.Korea and Japan.
Ted Kim is the manager of trading and investment group of Samsung C&T Corporation, covering and developing biomass fuels business such as wood pellet in Asian regions since 2010. Ted's main role is to optimize the global biomass fuels trading operations, as well as to develop the biomass power plant project in S.Korea and Japan.
Arfizal Ariffin
Executive Director, Detik Aturan
Arfizal has prior experience in managing EFB pellet plants and is currently the Project Director for a pre-commercial scale EFB treatment plant, which is developed in collaboration with TNB Research and Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI).
Arfizal has prior experience in managing EFB pellet plants and is currently the Project Director for a pre-commercial scale EFB treatment plant, which is developed in collaboration with TNB Research and Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI).
Hiroaki Goto
General Manager, eREX Singapore
Mr Goto joined Erex in December 2016 as Deputy Manager of the Energy Trading Department and has been involved in procurement and sales of biomass fuel. He moved from Japan to Singapore in October 2019 , working with suppliers in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Erex, he worked for RASA Corporation in Tokyo, Osaka, Australia and Singapore in the fields of business ...
Mr Goto joined Erex in December 2016 as Deputy Manager of the Energy Trading Department and has been involved in procurement and sales of biomass fuel. He moved from Japan to Singapore in October 2019 , working with suppliers in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Erex, he worked for RASA Corporation in Tokyo, Osaka, Australia and Singapore in the fields of business development and marketing of industrial minerals and raw materials for over 20 years.
Michael Wild
Managing Partner, Wild&Partner
Michael Wild, economist and engineer by education, is active in renewable energies for practically his entire 26 years professional career. He has pioneered Biomass fired district heating systems in Austria and conversion of coal fired systems to biomass in former socialist countries. The first internet based biomass trading platform (ABEX) was started by him in 1999. Unti...
Michael Wild, economist and engineer by education, is active in renewable energies for practically his entire 26 years professional career. He has pioneered Biomass fired district heating systems in Austria and conversion of coal fired systems to biomass in former socialist countries. The first internet based biomass trading platform (ABEX) was started by him in 1999. Until 2010 he led the international biomass trading company EBES creating numerous intercontinental supply chains for palm kernel shell, pellets and wood chips. From 2007 he took a leading position in torrefaction technology development forming also a consortium with Andritz AG. In 2012 he helped setting up within AEBIOM the International Biomass Torrefaction Council IBTC whose members elected him president. Also from 2012 on he has been supporting Bridgewell Resources Ltd in developing their Biomass desk acting as their European Sales Manger.
Tiyada Kuansataporn
Managing Director, Asia Biomass
Tiyada is the Managing Director of Asia Biomass Public Company Limited (ABM), a leading Thai biomass fuel provider with subsidiaries in Malaysia and Indonesia. ABM has been in the business for over six decades, supplying varieties of biomass products across Asia, with key products including palm kernel shells, wood pellets and wood chips. After completing her studies, Tiya...
Tiyada is the Managing Director of Asia Biomass Public Company Limited (ABM), a leading Thai biomass fuel provider with subsidiaries in Malaysia and Indonesia. ABM has been in the business for over six decades, supplying varieties of biomass products across Asia, with key products including palm kernel shells, wood pellets and wood chips. After completing her studies, Tiyada briefly worked for an international logistics firm before joining ABM. The company went public in early 2018 and is continuing to grow internationally.
David Wong
Marketing Director, Rainbow Pellet
David Wong is the marketing director of Rainbow Pellet, which has been producing pellets since 2014 together with its associated group of companies. The family-owned company has been supplying the Asian market actively and more recently, it has also been selling into the Europe market. The wood pellet business is a subsidiary of another family business which focuses on int...
David Wong is the marketing director of Rainbow Pellet, which has been producing pellets since 2014 together with its associated group of companies. The family-owned company has been supplying the Asian market actively and more recently, it has also been selling into the Europe market. The wood pellet business is a subsidiary of another family business which focuses on international sawed lumber trade since 1985. Rainbow Pellet holds PEFC certification and aims to be SBP certified by January 2020. The company is currently the leading wood pellet manufacturer in Malaysia.
Carsten Huljus
Chief Executive Officer, SBP
Over the past 19 years Carsten has been involved in forest sustainability and chain of custody certification, consulting and related activities and projects globally on behalf of private clients, GIZ, World Bank, WWF, FAO and EBRD. Carsten is a trained auditor for forest management and chain of custody as well as for ISO 9001 quality management. He was the Managing Directo...
Over the past 19 years Carsten has been involved in forest sustainability and chain of custody certification, consulting and related activities and projects globally on behalf of private clients, GIZ, World Bank, WWF, FAO and EBRD. Carsten is a trained auditor for forest management and chain of custody as well as for ISO 9001 quality management. He was the Managing Director of GFA Certification GmbH, a world-wide operating certification business for sustainable forestry accredited for FSC and PEFC certification, that he built from scratch. Since 2016 Carsten is Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), a not-for-profit organisation that manages a global certification system designed for wood pellets and woodchips.
Fred Yan
Sales Engineer, ABC Machinery
Fred Yan has been a sales engineer at ABC Machinery since 2014, where his main responsibilities include site surveying and after-sales service. He was previously an after-sales engineer at AGICO Group and has been working in the biomass industry for 11 years.
Fred Yan has been a sales engineer at ABC Machinery since 2014, where his main responsibilities include site surveying and after-sales service. He was previously an after-sales engineer at AGICO Group and has been working in the biomass industry for 11 years.
Ryuu Lee
Biomass Trader, Renewable Energy Team, Hanwa Thailand Co
Ryuu joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea and new project developments. He is currently based i...
Ryuu joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea and new project developments. He is currently based in Bangkok for the development of sustainable long-term wood pellet supplies.
Sunita Sharma
Vice President, Asia, Products, Argus
Sunita Sharma has worked with Argus for 17 years. Her most recent role has been developing the products business for Argus. Previously she has been the editor of the Argus Asia Pacific Products report then the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products Report. Sunita has covered a range of oil and commodity markets during her time with Argus.
Sunita Sharma has worked with Argus for 17 years. Her most recent role has been developing the products business for Argus. Previously she has been the editor of the Argus Asia Pacific Products report then the Argus Mideast Gulf and Indian Ocean Products Report. Sunita has covered a range of oil and commodity markets during her time with Argus.
Claire Pickard-Cambridge
Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
Claire Pickard-Cambridge has been with Argus Media for the past 16 years, covering a range of energy markets. She began working for the company in London as Africa editor, followed by nine years in the company’s Washington DC office. She joined the Argus Singapore office in January 2016 as the company’s Asia solid fuels manager, responsible for coverage of the thermal coal...
Claire Pickard-Cambridge has been with Argus Media for the past 16 years, covering a range of energy markets. She began working for the company in London as Africa editor, followed by nine years in the company’s Washington DC office. She joined the Argus Singapore office in January 2016 as the company’s Asia solid fuels manager, responsible for coverage of the thermal coal, petroleum coke and biomass markets. Prior to Argus, she worked at oil consultancy Global Pacific and Partners in Johannesburg, South Africa and previously Africa editor at Business Day newspaper in Johannesburg.
Weiquan Wang
Deputy Secretary General, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association
Wang Weiquan has been working in the renewable energy sector for over 13 years, focusing on industry and market analysis of renewable energy, which includes solar, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy. He has extensive knowledge in various bioenergy fields including woody biomass, biomass power and heating, biogas, bio-ethanol and bio-diesel.
Wang Weiquan has been working in the renewable energy sector for over 13 years, focusing on industry and market analysis of renewable energy, which includes solar, wind energy, biomass and geothermal energy. He has extensive knowledge in various bioenergy fields including woody biomass, biomass power and heating, biogas, bio-ethanol and bio-diesel.
Daniel Kim
Managing Director, Solariant Capital
Daniel Kim is Managing Director and founder of Solariant Capital and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lumino Capital. Since 2012, he and his team have been developing utility-scale solar and biomass power plant projects as well as energy plantation/pellet plant projects in Japan and SE Asia. He is also the General Partner and Fund Manager for Solariant Renewable Energy Fund I,...
Daniel Kim is Managing Director and founder of Solariant Capital and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lumino Capital. Since 2012, he and his team have been developing utility-scale solar and biomass power plant projects as well as energy plantation/pellet plant projects in Japan and SE Asia. He is also the General Partner and Fund Manager for Solariant Renewable Energy Fund I, launched in Jan of 2019 focusing on development stage renewable energy power plant projects. Prior to founding Solariant Capital, Solariant Inc, and Lumino Capital, he held various finance positions including equity research (Wedbush Morgan Securities), fixed income (Transmerica), and public accounting (Nigro, Karlin & Segal).
Shuji Aoki
Manager, Coal & Biomass Team, NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers
Shuji Aok joined NYK in 1999 and has worked for various divisions such as Dry Bulk, Logistics and Pure Car Carrier in Japan, China, Belgium and Russia. He has been part of the Coal & Biomass team since April 2016.
Shuji Aok joined NYK in 1999 and has worked for various divisions such as Dry Bulk, Logistics and Pure Car Carrier in Japan, China, Belgium and Russia. He has been part of the Coal & Biomass team since April 2016.
Kevin Vandewalle
Regional Sales Manager SEA, Vyncke
Kevin Vandewalle has spent almost 10 years in the renewable energy sector, with a focus on biomass to energy solutions. Since 2014 he has been based in Kuala Lumpur as a regional sales manager and is responsible for Vyncke’s product range in southeast Asia and the Pacific. He was previously in Belgium serving the global agro and food customer base.
Kevin Vandewalle has spent almost 10 years in the renewable energy sector, with a focus on biomass to energy solutions. Since 2014 he has been based in Kuala Lumpur as a regional sales manager and is responsible for Vyncke’s product range in southeast Asia and the Pacific. He was previously in Belgium serving the global agro and food customer base.
Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Retd)
Managing Director, PRESPL
Monish Ahuja is currently the managing director of Indian biomass fuel aggregation and supply company Punjab Renewable Energy Systems. He has been an advocate of biomass and its industry development in India, working closely with other biomass project developers to overcome barriers to entry and promoting its use to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources.
Monish Ahuja is currently the managing director of Indian biomass fuel aggregation and supply company Punjab Renewable Energy Systems. He has been an advocate of biomass and its industry development in India, working closely with other biomass project developers to overcome barriers to entry and promoting its use to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources.
Jolie Vo
Business Development Manager, Uniexport Co Ltd
Jolie Vo is a business development manager at Uniexport Co Ltd and her main responsibilities include developing new markets for Vietnamese biomass energy, wood residues and plywood. Along with creating new business opportunities, Jolie also looks at market requirements of specific countries to analyse potential as well as how to enhance Uniexport's product quality and serv...
Jolie Vo is a business development manager at Uniexport Co Ltd and her main responsibilities include developing new markets for Vietnamese biomass energy, wood residues and plywood. Along with creating new business opportunities, Jolie also looks at market requirements of specific countries to analyse potential as well as how to enhance Uniexport's product quality and services to meet those requirements.
Matti Miinalainen
Director, Asia Pacific & China, Energy & Process Systems, Valmet Automation
Matti Miinalainen has been heading Valmet’s Automation business for Asia-Pacific and China since 2012, with the main focus to increase and further develop Valmet’s sales and project execution capabilities in the region for greenfield and retrofit projects for energy industry, special attention to renewables – such as biomass or WtE projects. Matti has a long career with Va...
Matti Miinalainen has been heading Valmet’s Automation business for Asia-Pacific and China since 2012, with the main focus to increase and further develop Valmet’s sales and project execution capabilities in the region for greenfield and retrofit projects for energy industry, special attention to renewables – such as biomass or WtE projects. Matti has a long career with Valmet and strong track record for working with energy and process industry projects and customers. He joined Valmet 1989 and has worked in several positions and countries during his career.
Jan E. Graeff
Managing Director, Scheuch ASIA Ltd
Jan E. Graeff has been building renewable energy projects as an EPC for biomass and waste to energy as well as wind farms for 23 years in European and Asian locations. Since 2012, Jan has been based in Bangkok. With Scheuch ASIA’s team, Jan is building up the company's position as a localized regional player in Technology for Clean Air, using the expertise of more than 55 ...
Jan E. Graeff has been building renewable energy projects as an EPC for biomass and waste to energy as well as wind farms for 23 years in European and Asian locations. Since 2012, Jan has been based in Bangkok. With Scheuch ASIA’s team, Jan is building up the company's position as a localized regional player in Technology for Clean Air, using the expertise of more than 55 years of Scheuch from Austria to partner with regional players to make best available technology performance affordable for the Asian markets for power, wood panel, cement and metal industries.
Leif Vebenstad
Chairman, Johnsen Chemicals
Leif Vebenstad is chairman of the board of Johnsen Chemicals AS. He received his education in Norway and US, and has experience working in international companies such as Dynea and Volvo
Leif Vebenstad is chairman of the board of Johnsen Chemicals AS. He received his education in Norway and US, and has experience working in international companies such as Dynea and Volvo
Lynette Hoo
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, POIC Sabah Sdn Bhd
Dikki Akhmar
Chairman, APCASI
Datuk Azman Shah Mohd Yusof
Chief Executive Officer, Northport
Oliver Mauss
Managing Director & Partner Boreal Bioenergy Corporation
Oliver is a Managing Director and Partner of Boreal Bioenergy Corp (BBC). BBC is a Canadian black pellet producer with several project sites in Canada and Asia, looking to supply the global power market, with a special focus on helping Japan reach it’s ambitious renewable energy targets. He owns a biomass and logistics business, Asia Resource Partners Pte Ltd (ARP), with o...
Oliver is a Managing Director and Partner of Boreal Bioenergy Corp (BBC). BBC is a Canadian black pellet producer with several project sites in Canada and Asia, looking to supply the global power market, with a special focus on helping Japan reach it’s ambitious renewable energy targets. He owns a biomass and logistics business, Asia Resource Partners Pte Ltd (ARP), with offices in Singapore and Tokyo. ARP has been a pioneer in opening up the Japanese market for Palm Kernel Shells (PKS) since 2008, a major source of biomass energy for the Japanese power sector. Oliver formerly worked at Morgan Stanley , Credit Suisse, and A.C. Nielsen in Singapore and Tokyo.
Jerome Dubuc
Regional Director, Amandus Kahl
Jerome Dubuc is regional director at Amandus Kahl's regional office in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and has been in the company since 2015. Before joining Kahl he held positions in Stolz, Nestle Purina and Agrotech Asia. He is well-experienced in pelleting technology for all kinds of regional and common international raw materials, and building high-efficiency wood pelleting plan...
Jerome Dubuc is regional director at Amandus Kahl's regional office in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and has been in the company since 2015. Before joining Kahl he held positions in Stolz, Nestle Purina and Agrotech Asia. He is well-experienced in pelleting technology for all kinds of regional and common international raw materials, and building high-efficiency wood pelleting plants capable of producing more than 750,000 tons per year.