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Argus Biodiesel China 2018

Argus Biodiesel China 2018 will be held over 28-29 March 2018 in Beijing, China. Expect to meet global participants for half a day of networking in a laid-back setting and one day of market discussions.

Conference features

  • 1½-day event — half day of networking, pre-registration and exhibition and one day of conference discussions
  • Theme of the event centres on the UCO market and the economics of its rising popularity
  • A truly bilingual conference featuring Chinese-English simultaneous translation catering to international and Chinese audiences
  • Meeting rooms available for business interactions in a private setting


28 March - Pre-registration, exhibition and cocktails

Join us for half a day of registration, exhibition and networking. It is the ideal opportunity for technology providers to display their latest innovative developments, either in the form of a showcase or a short public address. It is also the perfect time for participants to make business interactions over drinks and canapes.

29 March - Conference day

  • Global landscape of biodiesel, feedstock preferences and key markets
  • From palm oil to UCO? Changing government policies contribute to the sudden rise in UCO interest
  • Pricing economics of UCO and its impact on price and trade of UCO methyl ester and hydrotreated vegetation oil (HVO) biodiesel
  • Key UCO demand centres — self- sufficiency and import capacity
  • China’s UCO market: Exports, domestic use and growth potential

Featured speakers

Speaker Fabien
Speaker Liu Shu Tong
Loic Speaker
Vasu Speaker

Fabien Hillariet


Liu Shu Tong   

Loic Brachet

Vasu Vasuthewan

Who will you meet?

  • Feedstock producers and collectors — palm oil and UCO
  • Waste-based bio-refiners
  • HVO biodiesel producers
  • Traders
  • HVO technology providers
  • Shipping — biodiesel and feedstocks

Contact us

Get  your questions answered at Argus Biodiesel China 2018.

For more information or registration information, please contact Kiara Zhong
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Day one | 28 March 2018 | Wednesday

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 | Thursday
Registration and refreshments
Chairman welcome back remarks

Session one: Global biodiesel landscape

 Global biodiesel: Industry trends, crop choices and key markets
 Movements from palm to waste-based feedstock
  • Biodiesel feedstock preferences
  • Investments
  • Technological availability
  • Value of palm with the rise in used cooking oil (UCO)
 Questions and answers
 Networking refreshments

Session two: China's UCO market conditions

 From restaurants to exports - understanding China’s UCO value chain
 UCO market legislative atmosphere in China
  • Changing legislation in UCO export markets
  • Reviewing the quality of UCO that is being exported

China as a UCO consumer for the domestic market

  • Will it promote emissions control?
  • Case study of a company producing UCO methyl ester using UCO
 Questions and answers
 Networking lunch

 Session three: Trade, price and key demand markets


UCO trade: Key export regions,product and arbitrage pricing explained

  • Quality specs required by the European biodiesel producers
Trade risks involved with importing UCO from China: Market transparency and product verification techniques
Questions and answers
Networking refreshments
Biodiesel obtained from UCO: Exploring quality and price

Waste-based biodiesel and feedstock market: The challenges ahead

  •  Regulatory environment
  •  Co-operation between China and the EU
  •  Developing hydrotreated vegetable oil market
Panel discussion: UCO market forecast in the near future
  •  Will UCO be the global dominant feedstock in the longer run?
Questions and answers
Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference

For more information on the agenda or if you are interested to speak, contact Kokila Sundram.

Registration Information

Conference Fee
Standard Registration USD 1000

Chinese New Year 2 plus 1 special promotion! Sign up as a group of two and receive the third registration for free.

**Promotion is valid until 18 February 2018 and offered for the first 20 registrations. Promotion is valid only if all attendees are from the same company.

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Contact Kiara Zhong 

  • For registration and group bookings enquiries
  • To receive updates on the 2018 conference

Terms and conditions

  • Fees include participation in all sessions/panel discussions, conference luncheons/receptions, coffee breaks and one set of conference documentation per person.
  • Travel and accommodation costs not included 
  • 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies in Singapore
  • Registration feeds are subject to prevailing government tax

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Biodiesel China 2018  is to discuss the developments in used cooking oil (UCO) market. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Registration Information

Conference fee
Standard rate USD 1600

Chinese New Year 2 plus 1 special promotion! Sign up as a group of two and receive the third registration for free.

**Promotion is valid until 18 February 2018 and offered for the first 20 registrations. Promotion is valid only if all attendees are from the same company

Conference and Exhibition Venue

Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing

Legendale Hotel Wangfujing Beijing

92 Jinbao Street, 
Dongcheng District Beijing,
P.R.China 100005
Tel: ( 86-10 ) 8511 3388

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We are pleased to offer discounted accommodation rates exclusive to our delegates at the conference venue.

If you wish to make a booking or require more information please contact

**Accommodation costs are not included in the conference fee.


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