Meet Petronas, Shell, ConocoPhillips, ASB Biodiesel and more
Companies already coming include Petronas, ASB Biodiesel, Conoco Phillips, Shell Eastern Petroleum, Thai Oil, SK Energy, BioFuel Lanka, Dialog, Vopak, Oiltanking, Dovechem, CPC (Taiwan), Langsat Terminal, MISC, Rotary Engineering, Stolt Nielsen and many more.
The two day event, organised by market leading publication Biofuels International magazine, is now in its second year and is supported by the Malaysian Biodiesel association.
Biofuel production in southeast Asia has a huge potential but has dropped this year. As well as Malaysia and Indonesia being the two largest palm oil-producing countries, the conditions are also suitable for other feedstocks such as jatropha and biomass. But despite this Asia’s biodiesel manufacturers are finding profits elusive in a market characterised by poor demand, rapidly rising feedstocks and reduced trading routes to the US.
Supplies of biodiesel appear to have outstripped demand in many countries and many of the new plants that have come online and now lying idling or not operating at full capacity.
Total biodiesel mandates in Asia would amount to 1.7 million tonnes but due to poor implementation in Malaysia, as well as Indonesia, mandates are achieving only 500,000 tonnes – less than 10% of biodiesel capacity in Asia.
For a unique combined event such as this Kuala Lumpur is the perfect location for oil majors, traders, bulk liquid storage companies, biofuels producers, feedstock experts, regulators, technology developers and equipment suppliers to get together and learn from each other.
The programme can be viewed at:
Key speakers include:
Vincent Piket, Ambassador--Head of Delegation Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia
Allan, Lim, CEO, Alpha Biofuels
Immanuel Sutarto, President, PT Eterindo
Paulus Tjakrawan, CEO, Indo Biofuels Energy
David Milroy, Chairman and Chief Executive, Pure Power Global
Mohd Aiman Abdullah General Manager, Independent Oil Terminal Kuching
Florence Kosmala, marketing director, HART Energy Consulting
Ian Cogswell, Global Head of Natural Resource Project Finance, Natixis
Auden Kaehler, PFC Energy
Elena Schmidt, Certification auditor for the Renewable Energy Directive, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service
Beh Seng Kee and IR Jun Cruz, Grand Inizio
Charlie Simpson, Economist, LMC International
The focus of this year’s event is improving profitability for Asian producers so conference topics will cover how to stay viable in the current market climate, how to secure finance and investment for retrofits or expansions, managing price risk exposure and how to produce fuels which can be exported to Europe and elsewhere.
The event will also look in detail at current market conditions, capacities, challenges and future forecasts for Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and across Asia.
As an added bonus this event will be co-hosted with Tank Storage Asia expo & conference – www.tanktorageevents.com/tsasia providing delegates, visitors and exhibitors even more reason to get involved.
The conference delegate fee is only RM2,900 or RM 1,500 for one day. There is also a 10% discount for the second delegate from the same company registered and 25% for each subsequent registration
Since the market is still growing with many fledgling companies there is a 50% discount for certified biofuels, biomass and biopower producers
Please register online at: http://www.biofuelsinternationalexpo.com/asia/conf_register.html or contact Margaret@biofuels-news.com 0044 208 687 4126 for further details.