2nd Sustainable Feedstocks for the Future of Chemicals & Plastics Asia,

16-17 Oct, 2024 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Preliminary Agenda as of 11th July
1. Sustainable Feedstocks Supply for the Future of Chemicals & Plastics
• Emerging feedstocks & economics
• Availability and cost of 2nd / 3rd generation bio-feedstocks.
• Challenges in securing reliable supplies without impacting food production or land use. Explore options like utilizing waste biomass, dedicated energy crops, and diversification of feedstock sources.
Chommanad Thammanayakatip, Principal, NexantECA
 
2. EU ETS & CBAM Impact on the Chemical and Plastic Industry
• How will the CBAM carbon pricing affect the production cost – can Asia stay competitive in the global market?
• What are the potential strategies for EU manufacturers to adapt and remain cost-competitive (e.g., increasing efficiency, investing in clean technologies)?
• What are the potential challenges in verifying the carbon footprint of imported chemicals and plastics?
Nopadol Suanprasert, President, Global Biopolymers
 
3. ISCC PLUS for the Circular & Bio-Economy
• Understanding mass balance & attrition approach
• Certification of the supply chain integration of circular raw materials
Jiwon Sung, Senior System Manager, ISCC System GmbH
 
4. Blending Palm Oil Stearin with LDPE to Produce Biohybrid Polymer Resin
Abdul Q'yyum Mustaqem bin Jalal, Group CEO, Gaia Plas SDN BHD
 
5. Producing Sustainable Olefins Using NEP Technology
• Overview of the technology and how it reduces CO2 emissions during the production process
• Feasibility of integrating NEP technology into existing facilities
• Cost effectiveness of NEP technology
Senior Representative, Honeywell UOP
 
6. Renewable Chemicals and Materials from CO2: Challenges and Opportunities
• Address the obstacles in scaling up production, such as infrastructure requirements and maintaining consistent feedstock quality
• Compare the economics of using CO2 as a feedstock for PLGA/novel materials production versus traditional methods, considering factors like production costs and potential government incentives
Jirut Wattoom, Manager - Strategy and Partnership, Innovation and New Business, SCG Chemicals and Public Company Limited
 
7. Panel Discussion: Sustainable Feedstock Resources and Effective Biobased Supply Chain
• Ensuring feedstock availability for consistent production
• Potential renewable resources
• Strategies to bridge the supply/demand gap
Panelist:
Stefan Barot, President Chemicals Division, Balrampur Chini Mills Limited
 
8. Turning Biowaste into Second Generation Bioplastics in Vietnam
Discussions on the economic viability of these processes, including factors like cost-efficiency, potential subsidies, and the scalability of the technology for widespread adoption
Overview of the technology used to convert biowaste into bioplastics and feedstock availability
Updates on Vietnamese government policies supporting bioplastics and sustainable development
Hanh Do, CEO, BUYO Bioplastics Ltd.
 
9. Carbon Capture in Bioplastics
• Consumer behaviour change
• Policies response regarding plastics
• “Bio” is not enough
Frederico Akira Campos, Business Development, External Affairs and Advocacy, Asia, Braskem
 
10. Creating a Circular PET Economy with Bio-Recycling
Harsha Reddy, Vice President & Global Head of Sustainability Development, Indorama Ventures