Global Biofuels Summit,

22-23 Oct, 2019 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

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.

Speakers at this Event

Xiaofeng Ye

Xiaofeng Ye

Director, Biorefining - APAC

Novozymes (China) Investment

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Xiaofeng Ye

Xiaofeng Ye

Director, Biorefining - APAC

Novozymes (China) Investment

AGENDA SESSION

Catalysing Cellulosic Ethanol Production for Sustainable Supply of Liquid Fuel

Day 2 [Wed 23, October], at 11:10 AM

PROFILE

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Dr. Xiaofeng Ye is currently the APAC director of the biorefining business at Novozymes China Investment Co. Ltd. He is responsible for the commercial operation, technical service as well as application research in the biorefining business for the Asia Pacific region. Dr. Ye has gained his Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the field of Civil and Environmental engineering. He has worked at Novozymes in US and China since 2011, with extensive experience in Product innovation, Corporate strategy, and Business development.

Adrian Suharto

Adrian Suharto

Head of Sustainability Asia

Neste

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Adrian Suharto

Adrian Suharto

Head of Sustainability Asia

Neste

AGENDA SESSION

Neste's Sustainable Production Focusing on Circular Economy

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 09:40 AM

Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 01:40 PM

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 04:50 PM

PROFILE

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Adrian Suharto is currently Head of Stakeholder Engagement for Neste Corporation and based in Singapore. He has more than 11 years' experience in various commodities which started with palm oil sustainability.
In his current role Adrian Suharto is responsible for global stakeholder engagement for sustainability and public affairs; ensuring sustainability for a wide range of feedstock including palm oil, animal fats and used cooking oil, ensuring implementation of Neste policies and principles throughout the supply chain and representing Neste in various sustainability initiatives such as RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil) and ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). He is also responsible to engage various stakeholders to develop and maintain markets for Neste products.

Within the sustainability initiatives, Adrian has worked in various working groups in the RSPO for developing various standards for the palm oil sustainability such as GHG emissions, peat land and smallholders. Adrian is the current co-chair for the ISCC technical committee Asia Pacific.
Adrian is the company spokesperson for the region and has represented Neste in various international conferences organized by the RSPO, ISCC, Innovation Forum, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil, CIFOR and many more.

Adrian Suharto has a bachelor of science from the Institute of Technology, Bandung Indonesia and a Masters of Science from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

Runeel Daliah

Runeel Daliah

Analyst

Lux Research - APAC

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Runeel Daliah

Runeel Daliah

Analyst

Lux Research - APAC

AGENDA SESSION

Emerging Technologies in Converting Biomass into Biofuel

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 03:50 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: Sustainable Feedstock Supply to Meet Growing Biofuel Demand

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 04:50 PM

PROFILE

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Runeel Daliah is an Analyst in Lux Research’s Singapore office. As a key member of the Energy Transition team, Runeel conducts research on technological and market developments in technologies for the decarbonization of mobility and industry. His core expertise lies in innovations in low-carbon fuels, hydrogen, and carbon capture & utilization (CCU).
Prior to Lux, Runeel led the project development of small-scale green diesel facilities in South East Asia at Proton Power Asia.  Additionally, he oversaw R&D testing for novel fuel cell technologies in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems based in Germany. Runeel graduated with a Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Manasi Mone

Manasi Mone

DGM, Head - Fuel & Exhaust systems (Indoor Testing)

Tata Motors

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Manasi Mone

Manasi Mone

DGM, Head - Fuel & Exhaust systems (Indoor Testing)

Tata Motors

AGENDA SESSION

EV vs. Biofuels: Which is More Sustainable? - An OEM's Perspective

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

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Manasi is a Mechanical Engineer with 15 years of experience in automobile industry including two wheelers, passenger cars and commercial vehicles. She is also a Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, contributing as a Hon. Secretary for the Automobile Division, IMechE-India. Currently, she is responsible for validating fuel & exhaust systems including design inputs for warranty/field failures; driving new technology in the domain area. Manasi has filed 3 patents and 3 copyrights in fuel, exhaust and other automobile systems. She graduated in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering  from University of Pune, Maharashtra, India (College Name: Government College of Engineering, Pune).

David Lantz

David Lantz

Sustainability Manager - SEA

Scania

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David Lantz

David Lantz

Sustainability Manager - SEA

Scania

AGENDA SESSION

Biofuel Applications in Heavy Duty Vehicles

Day 2 [Wed 23, October], at 10:10 AM

PROFILE

 
https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/191022/speakers/DavidLantz.jpgSince April 2016, David Lantz has been the Sustainability Manager at Scania South East Asia where he is in charge of sharing Scania’s 128 years of experience in developing sustainable transport Systems with growing cities in the region covering areas such as:
- Improving the safety and reducing the environmental impact of transports systems through smart and fuel efficient solutions
- New technology such as electro mobility, alternative fuels and autonomous vehicles
- Community impact through vocational school development and on the job skills developments
 
He has been based in Malaysia since 2010 and prior to joining Scania he work for Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council where he as a Project Manager and Commercial Liaison to the Asian Development Bank, was in charge of sharing the combined experiences of the Swedish Transportation industry to growing cities in Southeast Asia covering areas from integrated city planning, Bus Rapid Transit Systems, congestion charging to on street parking.

 

Milind Patke

Milind Patke

Executive Director (Biofuels)

Bharat Petroleum

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Milind Patke

Milind Patke

Executive Director (Biofuels)

Bharat Petroleum

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 04:50 PM

Establishing A Roadmap for Advanced Biofuels in India

Day 2 [Wed 23, October], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

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Mr Patke joined BPCL in 1984 and he is currently the Executive Director of Biofuels. Under his leadership, BPCL will be setting up first ever 2nd generation Ethanol plant in Orissa. As a corporate role holder for Safety in BPCL, he is attempting to create a culture for safety across refining, storage, distribution and customer safety in India.

 

His achievements in BPCL include;

1. Establishing tie ups with Major International and national Original equipment manufacturers for BPC’s Lubricants.
2. Setting up an integrated supply chain for lubricants in BPCL and leading SCM APO implementation to drive down cost of procurement and inventory.
3. Leading a countrywide CRM initiative and setting up of customer care system in BPCL.
4. Envisioning Branding of BPCL to give it a differentiation.
5. Optimization of coastal input across Indian coastline to reduce cost of placement.
6. Working closely with Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas on various Biofuel initiatives.


Mr. Patke holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical from Delhi College of Engineering and MBA from IIM Indore.

Kenny Sim

Kenny Sim

Vegetable Oil Trading Head (APAC)

Eni Trading & Shipping S.p.A

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Kenny Sim

Kenny Sim

Vegetable Oil Trading Head (APAC)

Eni Trading & Shipping S.p.A

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 04:50 PM

PROFILE

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Mr. Kenny Sim is a graduate from University Putra in Malaysia with a Degree in Agribusiness specializing in Food Science. He has over 18 years of experience as a vegetable oil trader covering Palm oil and waste feedstock for biofuels production in domestic and international markets. He has been working in Eni Trading & Shipping since 2017.

Hu Qing

Hu Qing

Lead Analyst

Drewry Maritime Services (ASIA)

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Hu Qing

Hu Qing

Lead Analyst

Drewry Maritime Services (ASIA)

AGENDA SESSION

Biofuel Outlook in Malaysia & Indonesia

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 01:50 PM

PROFILE

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Hu Qing joined Drewry in 2015, having more than 10 years of liquid bulk market research experiences in shipbrokering companies. She set up the research desk of SPI Marine Asia, and spent almost 8 years there working as freight market analyst of liquid chemical chartering shipping, covering chemical, vegoil, molasses and clean petroleum shipping markets. She worked in ICAP Shipping Singapore as a senior analyst for the DPP, CPP, liquid chemical, LPG, LNG shipping markets. Prior to that she has worked in Shanghai Ship & Shipping Research Institute as an analyst, participated in many projects in shipping and logistics field.

 

Since joining Drewry as Lead Analyst in May 2015, Hu Qing has improved the Chemical Forecaster, overviewed the quality of gas shipping market report, and participated several consulting assignments covering chemical tanker shipping market.

 

Hu Qing holds a Master of Science degree in Transportation System and Management from National University of Singapore and Bachelor’s degree in International Trading and Shipping Management from Wuhan University of Technology in China.

Shutong Liu

Shutong Liu

CEO

MotionECO

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Shutong Liu

Shutong Liu

CEO

MotionECO

AGENDA SESSION

UCO in China: Market Potential, Current Collection Context & Sustainability

Day 2 [Wed 23, October], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Shutong is the founder of MotionECO, MotionECO is a China based enterprise, building sustainable feedstock supply chain and biofuel in Great China area. Before moving back to China, he lived in the Netherlands for China, He worked in SkyNRG and Argosenergies as asian business development manager, Shutong helped to export the first ever batch of UCO from China to Europe, He Moved back to China in 2015 and founded MotionECO. Shutong graduated from VU University Amsterdam, has a master degree of Environment & Energy Management Studies.

 

Shutong is a fellow of Harvard SEED for social innovation

  • 2018 UNEP Low-Carbon Lifestyles Challenge
  • 2017 Forbes China 30 under 30
Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng

Managing Director, Chief Economist Asia

Continuum Economics

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Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng

Managing Director, Chief Economist Asia

Continuum Economics

AGENDA SESSION

Global Economic Outlook in 2020 & Beyond

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

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Based in Singapore, Jeff covers Asia macro and FX, focusing on China, Singapore and Japan. He speaks frequently at seminars and events. He also shares his views in international and local media outlets. Previously, Jeff provided investment strategies and asset allocation advice at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, where he was responsible for Asian market investment views. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years with Standard Chartered Bank as an Asia and ASEAN Economist.

 

Jeff graduated from the National University of Singapore with an Economics degree, and received a Masters’ in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics.

Siegfried Knecht

Siegfried Knecht

Chairman of the Executive Board / VP, Director R&T

Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy / Airbus

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Siegfried Knecht

Siegfried Knecht

Chairman of the Executive Board / VP, Director R&T

Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy / Airbus

AGENDA SESSION

Sustainable Aviation Fuels: How Global Markets Could Evolve?

Day 2 [Wed 23, October], at 11:40 AM

PROFILE

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Siegfried Knecht is a VP Director R&T Affairs in the Airbus Public Affairs Germany Department. He has over 10 years of experience in the aerospace industry and close to 20 years of political lobbying expertise.
 
After graduating from the Technical University Aachen with a diploma degree in Computer Science he began his career in 1987 at the Research Center Jülich where he was appointed Assistant Director in 1991. From 1994 to 1997 he was with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Bonn, finally as PA to the Parliamentary State Secretary.
 
In 1998 Siegfried joined the German Association of Research-based Pharma-ceutical Companies as Head of its Berlin office and became Head of Inter-national and Regional Affairs in 2000. He stayed in this position until 2006 when he changed to EADS (today Airbus) as Senior Manager Political Affairs.
 
In September 2013 he was appointed as VP Head of Political and External Affairs for Airbus (commercial airplanes) in Germany. He held responsibility for all political matters related to Germany with a particular focus on German and foreign government officials, parliamentarians, business associations and think tanks.
 
In January 2016 Siegfried joined the Airbus Group Corporate Technical Office, with direct links to the COO and the Head of R&T Support, where he provides support and advice on German R&T funding and policy as well as on general political issues.
 
In July 2017 he joined Airbus Public Affairs Germany as VP Director R&T Affairs.
 
In June 2011 Siegfried accepted the honorary appointment as Chairman of the Board of aireg, the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany.

 

Allan Lim

Allan Lim

CEO

Alpha Biofuels

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Allan Lim

Allan Lim

CEO

Alpha Biofuels

AGENDA SESSION

Waste to Wealth- Turning UCO into Biofuels: A Case Study of Singapore

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 12:10 PM

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 04:50 PM

PROFILE

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Founder and CEO of Alpha Biofuels , a Singaporean company that manufactures ISCC certified biofuels from waste. Today Alpha Biofuels is the only plant in Singapore that produces and supplies EN standard biodiesel for local market - in the last 10 years - Allan has lead his team to develop many innovation including the first in building Biodiesel Plant for the iconic Raffles City. As a entrepunuer , Allan has been working partners in the logstic and renewable energy sector to develop practical solutions that enables companies to compete in a market that is becoming more aware of the sustainability of their consumption and is demanding for parnters to implement more measure to reduce their carbon footprint.

Prashanth Athipar

Prashanth Athipar

Principal Technical Maritime, Supply Chain Excellence

BHP Billiton Marketing Asia

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Prashanth Athipar

Prashanth Athipar

Principal Technical Maritime, Supply Chain Excellence

BHP Billiton Marketing Asia

AGENDA SESSION

Biofuels for Maritime Shipping Sector: End-User's Perspective

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 11:10 AM

PROFILE

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In 2018, Prashanth joined BHP’s Commercial Division in Singapore as Principal Ocean Freight Sustainability; managing dry bulk vetting processes and BHP Freight’s sustainability commitments. He also provides technical and operational support during BHP’s external engagement and shipping incidents.

 

Prior to this, he was a the Head of Salvage and Intervention within Response Division at Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

 

He is currently reading for his Master of Laws (LLM - International Law) at the Australian National University and planning to get admitted to practice law in Australia in the near future.

 

Dharmesh Mahajan

Dharmesh Mahajan

Business Development Leader (Asia & Africa), Renewable Energy & Chemicals

Honeywell UOP

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Dharmesh Mahajan

Dharmesh Mahajan

Business Development Leader (Asia & Africa), Renewable Energy & Chemicals

Honeywell UOP

AGENDA SESSION

Advanced Bio-Refineries: Success Stories & Lessons Learned

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 04:20 PM

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 2 [Wed 23, October], at 09:00 AM

PROFILE

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Dharmesh Mahajan is working with Honeywell UOP as a Bio-Renewable Business Development Leader, responsible for Business Development activities of Renewable Energy & Chemicals (RE&C) portfolio in Indian and African Sub-continent. Dharmesh also serve as a Honeywell Ambassador on Policy Advocacy and Government Relations front, focusing majorly on Renewables and Sustainable solutions Honeywell businesses bring to the market. He was also invited by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to be a member of CII Taskforce on Bio-Energy formed in 2018, to steer the industry inputs that Government of India seeks in its policy and regulatory framework towards Bioenergy and Biofuel programs.
 
Overall, Dharmesh brings 18+ years of international & domestic functional experience, spread across multiple verticals (Renewable Diesel/Renewable Jet Fuel/ Biodiesel/ Bioethanol/Biomass Pyrolysis/ Bio-chemicals as well as Edible Oil processing, Fat Modification, Pharmaceuticals). He has extensively worked with customers from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North and South America; from diverse background, such as Policy Makers/ Governments/ Refiners/ Farmers/ Investors/ Airlines/ Project developers etc.
Paolo Corvo

Paolo Corvo

Head of Sales & Marketing Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives

Clariant

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Paolo Corvo

Paolo Corvo

Head of Sales & Marketing Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives

Clariant

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman’s Introduction

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 09:00 AM

From Feedstock to Advanced Biofuels: Decarbonizing Transportation through Commercially-ready Technologies

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 02:50 PM

PROFILE

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Paolo joined Clariant, a Swiss specialty chemicals company, in 2012. As Head of Sales & Marketing Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives he oversees the out-licensing of sunliquid’s cellulosic ethanol and sugar production plants. Beforehand he worked as Business Development Manager for Biofuels Partners and as an Internal Auditor for Aon Insurance. Paolo graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Management and Production Engineering in 2000.

Agnes Wahyuana

Agnes Wahyuana

Process Engineer

PT Pertamina (Persero)

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Agnes Wahyuana

Agnes Wahyuana

Process Engineer

PT Pertamina (Persero)

AGENDA SESSION

Converting CPO into Green Fuel: Indonesia’s Context

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 02:20 PM

PROFILE

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Agnes as FCC Process Engineer is responsible for the 1st commercial field test of Co-Processing Refined Bleached Deodorized Palm Oil in Fluid Catalytic Cracking to produce Green Gasoline & Green LPG. She is in charge for the end to end process and troubleshooting during commercial field test. Agnes has bachelor degree of Chemical Engineering from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.

Bart Hellings

Bart Hellings

Head of Innovations

Goodfuels

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Bart Hellings

Bart Hellings

Head of Innovations

Goodfuels

AGENDA SESSION

The Rise of Marine Biofuels: The Solution in the Next Decade for Marine Decarbonization?

Day 1 [Tue 22, October], at 10:40 AM

PROFILE

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Bart heads the innovation team at GoodFuels. He is responsible for development and testing of new biofuels for the marine market and for the development of new business models and tools to optimize GoodFuels’ services and products. Before joining GoodFuels Bart headed the sustainability team at the Strategy and Innovation practice of Capgemini Consulting, before that he pioneered on the development of sustainable biofuels from tropical crops.