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Argus Biofuels Asia 2017

Tap on the unprecedented growth in the Asian biofuels industry

The Asian biofuels industry has experienced unprecedented growth with government policies implemented for energy security and to cut greenhouse gases. Increased demand from the transportation sector is also one of the main drivers behind demand for biofuels.

While some countries have tailored their biofuel plans according to the availability of a particular feedstock, most Asian countries because of strict government regulations and blending mandates depend on international trade for their biofuel supplies.

Argus Biofuels Asia will be discussing further the driving factors behind biofuels demand growth, production and distribution potential, expanding Asian feedstock supplies and global trade opportunities.

Discussion Topics

  • Asia’s market drivers and contribution to economic growth - Malaysia, Indonesia, India, the Philippines and Thailand
  • Global year-by-year biofuel production surge and competing demand levels
  • Gasoline market developments: Trading landscape, ethanol blending values and mandates
  • Influence of conventional fuels pricing on the value of cleaner alternatives
  • Discussion: How will the future of biofuels take shape post 2020?

Who should attend?

  • Biofuel refiners 
  • Trading firms (renewables, gasoline and diesel)
  • Oil refiners
  • Gasoline blenders
  • Policy makers / government bodies
  • Consulting firms
  • Bio technology providers
  • Shipping corporations
  • Agricultural Companies

For more information, please contact us:
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Registration Information

Conference Fee
Standard Rate US$ 1600

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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 & Service Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies in Singapore.
  • Registration feeds are subject to prevailing government tax                

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Contact Yu Yuan Chang

  • For registration and group bookings enquiries 
  • To receive updates on the 2017 conference

Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Biofuels Asia 2017 is to discuss on the latest developments in the biodiesel and ethanol scene globally. 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.


  • Khurram Gaba, Policy Planning Executive, Exxon Mobil


  • Nurul Darni, Editor, Argus Biiofels, Argus
  • Yukin Yeo, Vice-President, Argus Consulting Services, Argus
  • Pipat Suttiwisedsak, COO, Ekarat Pattana Co
  • Henri Bardon, Trader, Solfuels
  • Fabien Hillairet, Broker, Greenea
  • Yashodhan Mankame, Executive Director, Praj Far East
  • Yu Yuan Sheng, Senior Analyst, Lux Research
  • David Ng, Investment Analyst, Phillips Futures
  • Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist, ERIC
  • Martin Mitchell, Business Development Manager, Clariant
  • Paul Roberts, Managing Director, Alcotra
  • T.C.Long, Managing Director, Vance Bioenergy
  • Nagaraj Meda, Chairman & Managing Director, TransGraph Consulting Pvt Ltd
  • Senior Representative, Novozymes


Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

CLARIANT’s Group Biotechnology’s (GBIO) main interest is in industrial biotechnology. GBIO develops sustainable biotech processes for the manufacture of bio-based chemicals and fuels. Based on CLARIANT’s extensive technology portfolio, the company offers its customers one-stop system solutions for sustainable products reaching from renewable feedstock, biocatalytic, catalytic and chemical conversion to downstream processing. CLARIANT has developed the sunliquid® process which uses enzymatic hydrolysis followed by fermentation to efficiently and sustainably produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as wheat straw, corn stover or sugarcane bagasse. In July 2012, CLARIANT has inaugurated Germany’s largest plant for cellulosic ethanol production in Straubing, which is an important milestone for the commercialization of the technology to convert lignocellulosic material to bioethanol.

Biofuels Asia is the proven platform to reach out to trade professionals and key decision makers within the industry. Choose how you will like to showcase your services and we will ensure your company’s uniqueness by tailoring the ideal package.

Sponsorship Options:

  • Networking
  • Branding
  • Advertisement
  • Speaking

Contact Jhonel Namayan 

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customized BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats. In the “From Waste to Value” field BDI supplies efficient plant concepts that are designed to produce BioGas from industrial and municipal waste. Together with its subsidiary UIC GmbH, BDI is also active in the field of vacuum distillation. UIC GmbH supplies equipment and components for the gentle distillation of liquid mixtures in both rough and fine vacuum. In the Life Science segment, BDI creates with its fully-owned subsidiary BDI – BioLife Science GmbH new standards in the production of valuable algae-based products. This innovation enables the development of processes and equipment of the production and use of algae biomass

Take advantage of growth in the Asian biofuels industry and showcase your company’s solutions/services in a more engaging and interactive setting, giving you the opportunity to easily meet your future clients.

Contact Jhonel Namayan 

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 Day 1 | 12 June 2017 | Monday
09:00 - 09:20 Registration and refreshments
09:20 - 09:30
Chairman welcome remarks

Session one: A global picture

09:30 - 10:00 Global biofuel landscape - evaluating its economic opportunities

Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi,
Senior Economist, ERIA
10:00 - 10:30 From feedstocks to international trade: Evolvement of the global biodiesel scene

Henri Bardon,
CEO, Solfuels
10:30 - 10:40 Questions and answers
10:40 - 11:10 Networking refreshments

Session two: Challenges and opportunities in Asian biofuels

11:10 - 11:40 Malaysian biodiesel landscape: A Summary

TC Long,
Managing Director, Vance Bioenergy and Vice President, Malaysian Biodiesel Association
11:40 - 12:10 Mapping the market thought of economy, crude and crude palm oil

Nagaraj Meda, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Transgraph Consulting  
12:10 - 12:20 Questions and answers
12:20 - 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Panel discussion: Conventional versus unconventional fuel for energy security

Moderator: Nurul Darni,
Biofuels Editor, Argus

Session three: Clean Fuels, Ethanol and Gasoline: What’s brewing?

14:30 - 15:00 Highlights of India’s clean fuels expansion plan

Yashodhan Mankame,
Executive Director, Praj Far East
15:00 - 15:30 Driving Down Emissions: Biofuels' Role in Fighting Climate Change

Yu Yuan Sheng,
Senior Analyst, Lux Research
15:30 - 15:40 Questions and Answers
15:40 - 16:10 Networking refreshments
16:10 - 16:40 The "success" of bioethanol program in Thailand

Pipat Suttiwisedsak,
COO, Ekarat Pattana Co
16:40 - 17:10 Ethanol pricing and blending cost: Effects on gasoline

Yeo Yukin,
Vice-President, Argus Consulting Services, Argus
17:10 - 17:20  Questions and answers
17:20 - 17:30  Chairman closing remarks and end of conference
17:30 - 19:30  Cocktail reception
 Day 2 | 13 June 2017 | Tuesday
09:00 - 09:20
Registration and refreshments
09:20 - 09:30
Chairman welcome back remarks

Session four: Pricing and Hedging

09:30 - 10:00
Panel discussion: Crude price volatility and its implications on biofuels

Moderator: Nurul Darni, Biofuels Editor, Argus
10:00 - 10:30
Pricing structure and outlook for the biodiesel market

David Ng,
Investment analyst, Philips Futures
10:30 - 10:40
Questions and answers
10:40 - 11:10
Networking refreshments
11:10 - 11:40
Biofuel futures prices and market analysis for waste-based biodiesel

Fabien Hillairet,
Biodiesel & Waste Based Feedstock Broker, Greenea
11:40 - 12:10
Cutting edge bio-refining technologies in Asia

Martin Mitchell,
Business Development Manager, Clariant
12:10 - 12:40
Concluding panel discussion: Is biofuels a lucrative market?
12:40 - 13:10
Chairman closing remarks and end of conference
13:10 - 14:20
Networking lunch

Conference venue

Suntec Convention Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City
Singapore 039593


Conrad Centennial Singapore
Two Temasek Boulevard
Singapore 038982

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted accommodation exclusive to our delegates at the Conrad Centennial Singapore. For more information on discounted rates, please contact Yu Yuan Chang at

**Accommodation is not included in the conference fee


Singapore-based companies stand to enjoy a 40% cash payout or 400% tax deduction when their staff attend any Argus conferences in Singapore.

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