3rd Biomass & BioEnergy Asia

27 Feb-01 Mar, 2017 - Jakarta, INDONESIA

Le Meridien Jakarta
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About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Nathan Dodd

Nathan Dodd is a partner in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown JSM and heads Mayer Brown's Global Projects Group in South East Asia. Nathan has more than fourteen years experience on the development and finance side of projects in Asia and Africa together with extensive experience on energy, natural resources and infrastructure M&A.  Nathan has worked on power projects across the Asian region, and is currently advising the developers on two power projects in Myanmar.

Mr. Nathan Dodd, Partner
Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 09:00 AM
Financing Panel - Renewable Power Projects in Indonesia & SE Asia
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 11:30 AM

Mr. Sean Prior

Sean Prior is a counsel in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown JSM's Projects practice and is a highly experienced lawyer in the areas of resources and energy law, project finance and large infrastructure.

Sean has advised both sponsors and banks on the development and financing of large scale energy and infrastructure projects in a variety of jurisdictions. He has also advised on share sales and business sales as well as workouts and insolvencies in all of these sectors.

Beginning with advising a major Indonesian player on its high profile purchase of 25% of the BHP Billiton coal interests in Kalimantan, Sean has spent the last seven years focusing on transactions in the region (predominantly Indonesia). He has advised, amongst others, the lenders on the US$2.8 billion Donggi Senoro LNG project, a global trading group on its purchase of a third generation Coal Contract of Work company, the Indonesian regulator on the procurement of power stations and foreign investors on numerous investments into the coal, tin, nickel, coal bed methane, steel, oil & gas and LNG sectors, amongst others.

Mr. Sean Prior, Counsel
Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
Renewable Power Development in Indonesia - Updates on Policy & Potential
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 09:10 AM
Financing Panel - Renewable Power Projects in Indonesia & SE Asia
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 11:30 AM

Mr. Tony Wood

In 1993 Tony took up an opportunity to move to Indonesia for the development of tropical hardwood plantations. Tony was in direct management roles within Indonesia for over 15 years progressing to the management of all activities from plantations, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, transport, social issues, out-grower schemes, certification achievement and research activities. The last three positions held were at the General Manager level for large Pulp & Paper producers.

In July 2008 Tony left the direct management roles and moved into consultancy by joining the Poyry Management Consulting Group in order to manage their Jakarta office. While with Pöyry, Tony was involved in projects across Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Congo and Brazil. His work resulted in stock exchange regulation fulfillment, major investment into forestry, palm oil and biomass projects, and operational performance enhancement.

After two years away from Indonesia, Tony has now returned in order to join PT Ata Marie as a partner in their biomass management and consulting company.

Mr. Tony Wood, Partner
Ata Marie Group Ltd
Biomass Renewable Power Development & Potential in Indonesia
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 09:40 AM
Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 02:00 PM

Ms. Hilda Savitri

Hilda Savitri is the Chief Investment Officer of PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance managing investments of the company. IIF is a non bank financial institution which focus on investment in infrastructure projects in Indonesia. She has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate banking and private equity. Prior to joining IIF, she was an Investment Director at TAEL Management, a regional private equity firm, for 8 years period and prior to that she worked for UOB Asia Ltd from 2004 to 2007 with latest position as Associate Director. She had also worked for PT Danareksa, an Indonesian domestic investment banking and PT Nusantara Securities.

Ms. Hilda Savitri, Chief Investment Officer
PT Indonesia Infrastructure Finance
Financing Panel - Renewable Power Projects in Indonesia & SE Asia
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 11:30 AM

Mr. Geoffrey Tan

Geoffrey Tan is a Managing Director at Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and is OPIC’s Asia-Pacific regional representative based in Thailand.  Mr. Tan has worked in emerging markets banking and private equity for over 20 years.  At OPIC he has worked primarily on power, infrastructure and access to finance transactions across Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.  He has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Mr. Geoffrey Tan,
OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation)
Financing Panel - Renewable Power Projects in Indonesia & SE Asia
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 11:30 AM

Mr. Yanis Boudjouher

Yanis Boudjouher has 18 years of financial and technical experience in the energy sector including project development, finance, M&A and risk, with a multi-billion-transaction track record.

He is the CEO of ReEx Capital Asia, a leading investment banking and consulting company specialized in clean energy in Asia Pacific and headquartered in Singapore. Yanis has also co-founded and is a Board Director of Infra Capital Myanmar, developing infrastructure projects in Myanmar, and IPEx Cleantech Asia, a clean technology transfer platform supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Yanis previously worked at Electricite de France (EDF) in Paris and London as co-Head of M&A. He served on the Investment Committee for EDF Energies Nouvelles and on the boards of generation companies in Europe and China.

Yanis is a Certified Engineer and a CFA charterholder.

Mr. Yanis Boudjouher, CEO
ReEx Capital Asia
Financing Panel - Renewable Power Projects in Indonesia & SE Asia
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 11:30 AM
Specificities of Biomass & Biogas Projects: What Makes a Project Bankable?
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 04:00 PM

Mr. Petri Santeri Rantala

Santeri Rantala is sustainability driven bio-energy business expert with expertise in building up, managing and consulting biomass projects. Experienced professional in fund raising rounds attracting a diverse portfolio of investors from Europe and Asia. He is Founder and CEO of SOLCOFIN PTE LTD, specializing in biomass power plant project development in South East Asia. Santeri is also Co-Founder of SaraRasa Group.

Mr. Petri Santeri Rantala, Managing Director
Solcofin Pte Ltd
Prospects of Biomass Power in Indonesia – Feasibility, Challenges & Case-Study from Current Operation & Challenges
Day 3 [Wed 01, March], at 09:30 AM

Mr. Mohd Reza Dzulkiflee

Reza Dzulkiflee comes from a background of palm oil milling industry and renewable energy especially in biogas. He started his career at his first palm oil mill located in Tennamaram Estate, whereby in 1917 the estate was the first commercial oil palm estate in Malaya. From there he had his first exposure and operations with a biogas plant (from POME) which was the first to be built among palm oil mills in the late 70’s. Biogas was used for power generation and assist for mill start-up using biogas engine. He later on ventured into the renewable energy industry covering South East Asia which covers both technical, consulting and investments. He has also had exposures of palm oil milling and biogas operations in Latin America, in Colombia and Honduras. Reza has also worked in a portfolio company of Khazanah Nasional (the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia) focused on developing, financing and owning clean energy projects such as biogas, biomass, mini-hydro, PV and energy efficiency in the ASEAN region.

In biogas, he has had experience in constructing and operating a biogas plant in Malaysia. His other works in developing and building biogas plants has further led him to projects in Indonesia and in West Africa covering Ghana, Gabon and Nigeria. All projects were related to biogas from POME. Biogas was used for biomass displacement in the boiler, biogas engines for power generation for diesel displacement and also for the palm kernel crushing plant. He has also worked in Kalimantan, Indonesia as Head of Engineering and Projects which covers new estate infrastructures and development of palm oil mill for a 20,000 hectares oil palm plantation company.

Reza currently works with Felda Global Ventures as the Head of Biomass. His role covers the management and operations of 25 biogas plants, 10MW biomass powerplant, drief long fibre plants, pelletizing plant, EFB composting and many other biomass byproducts from the palm oil milling business in Malaysia.

Mr. Mohd Reza Dzulkiflee, Head of Biomass Division
Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd
Development of Biogas Projects in Felda Global Ventures – Reflections & Way Forward and Opportunities for Value Creation in Palm Oil Based Biogas
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 02:30 PM

Mr. Tony Segadelli

Tony Segadelli is the owner and Managing Director of the OWL Group. They have offices in Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines from where they service all of SE Asia. His experience covers most Renewable Energy technologies with some notable projects being Project Director for 90 MW plantation based biomass project in Thailand and Project Director for construction of 230 MW Setouchi solar project, Japan. In addition to this OWL has worked on probably more solar in SE Asia than any other consultant including as EPC(M) Contractor, Owner's and Lender's Engineer. Tony has a strong understanding of techno-commercial and risk management.

Mr. Tony Segadelli, Managing Director
Owl Energy
Techno-Commercial Comparison of Biomass & Biogas Power Plant Technologies
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 04:30 PM

Dr. Maliwan Haruthaithanasan

Dr. Maliwan Haruthaithanasan is deputy director of the Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), of Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Her specialization is research on fast growing tree species for energy plantations. She is active in international forest research and development. She holds he position of deputy coordinator of the IUFRO working party "Atmospheric deposition, soils and nutrient cycles" and the IUFRO Task Force "Sustainable Forest Biomass Network (SFBN)

Dr. Maliwan Haruthaithanasan, Researcher
Kasetsart University
Optimizing Use of Bamboo Biomass for Energy & Fiber in Thailand & SE Asia
Day 3 [Wed 01, March], at 11:30 AM

Mr. Jaya Wahono

Jaya Wahono is the founder and CEO of Clean Power Indonesia, an Independent Power Producer that specializes in biomass gasification technology and based in Indonesia. He is an entrepreneur, consultant and engineer who has been working in 3 different continents: Asia, Africa and North America. The professional experience includes living and working in Canada for 7 years: owning business in various hospitality sector in Canada, personal financial advisor for asian immigrants in Canada, member of Tourism Whistler special committee in developing new tourism product &service and community activist in Whistler international outreach program. Past assignments in North Africa include assisting Indonesian companies to set up and establish new operations in Tripoli, Libya before the libyan revolution in 2011.


Clean Power Indonesia’s project is under development in Bangli regency of Bali and Mentawai island off the coast of West Sumatra, both focusing in bamboo as local energy source. As the Chairman of Green Prosperity Mentawai initiative, Jaya has been promoting 100% renewable energy target for the island of Mentawai in Indonesia by bringing affordable, sustainable, reliable and equitable electricity to all 43 villages there. Thiseffort is now being expanded to Powering the Archipelago and adopted as Indonesian Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to bring off-grid electricitiy to the other 12,500 villages without reliable power all over Indonesia.Clean Power Indonesia is the recipient of Frost and Sullivan Indonesia Excellence Award 2015, 2016 and Sankalp Forum Award 2015 as recognition to its effort in renewable energy sector and rural electrification development.

Mr. Jaya Wahono, Founder
PT. Charta Putra Indonesia
Creating Sustainable Access of Energy for Small Island Communities in Indonesia with Bamboo as Biomass Energy Feedstock
Day 3 [Wed 01, March], at 11:00 AM

Mr. Matti Jarvinen

Career in international consulting and engineering and EPC contracting.  Broad experience with energy systems in various industries, such as: power utility, municipal heating, pulp & paper, oil & gas, petrochemical, steel, aluminum, food processing
Has a M.Sc, Mechanical engineering from University of Technology, Helsinki, with focus on Power Plant Technology and Energy Economics. 

Mr. Matti Jarvinen, Director, Power Plants
Valmet Technologies Oy
Biomass Power Plants – Generating Energy from Local Biomass
Day 3 [Wed 01, March], at 10:00 AM

Mr. U.R. Unnithan

He is the founder & CEO of SUMWIN Group- specialized in value added Food, Feed, Oleo-chemicals, Neutraceuticals & Renewable Energy.  Has over 32 years of Corporate & Professional experience in the field of Oils & Fats, Oleo-chemicals & Biofuels.
Spent 22 years and as Executive Director of CAROTINO Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, responsible for all Palm Oil downstream businesses of the group.
Worked with the Unilever Group in India at a Senior Management level.
Currently he is also President of the Malaysian Biodiesel Association; actively involved in the implementation of the Biodiesel program in Malaysia since 2001. 

Mr. U.R. Unnithan, CEO
Sumwin Solutions Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Growth of Malaysian Biofuels Markets (Biodiesel & BioEthanol)
Day 3 [Wed 01, March], at 09:05 AM

Mr. Raymond Cheah

Mr Cheah is a qualified civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, and he was responsible for the construction and commissioning of more than 15 biogas projects, of which 9 of these projects are for power  generation.

He is one of the original founders of Green Lagoon Technology Sdn Bhd in 2010, and was previously involved with site improvement works, as well as operations, maintenance and monitoring.  As one of the pioneer companies in Malaysia dealing in POME Biogas, I have seen the immerse growth of the industry, and have been through much of the ups and downs of the business together with my business partners and associates.

Mr. Raymond Cheah, Chief Operating Officer
Green Lagoon Technology Sdn Bhd
Challenges of Financing POME Biogas Feed-in Tariff Project
Day 2 [Tue 28, February], at 11:00 AM