Global Biofuel Markets - An Introduction

Introduction to Biofuels is a 2-day course that will look into the fundamental aspects of the biofuels industry.

The course discussions include the basics of how biofuels are derived and used, how the markets work including current and upcoming activities, and factors driving the industry such as Emissions regulations and markets. Developments of biofuels markets will be assessed, as well as trade, investments, and commercial viability and usage of biofuels. Moreover, current and future challenges faced by the biofuel producers, oil and additive industries, and the transportation sector will also be addressed. Through a combination of lectures, interactive discussions and practical examples, this course will refresh and update participants who are new to the industry or simply want knowledge on the latest developments in biofuels markets.

The course has been built around a published paper (approx 180 pages) which gives a detailed up to date review of the current Bio Fuel Industry written by Prof. Tom James and Ms Francesca Zerenghi. Course Delegates will have a full copy to take away with them.

Course Information

Price £1600.0 + VAT
Duration 2 days
Location Singapore
Available Dates

Who Should Attend

  • Energy firms exploring the opportunities in Biofuels
  • Firms looking to manage their price risks in Biofuels
  • Agri traders looking to expand in to Biofuels production or trading
  • Sugar Producers, Millers & Refiners
  • Traders and CommoditiesTrading Organizations
  • Ethanol Producers and Marketers including Gasoline Suppliers and Distributors
  • Power Plants using Ethanol and Biodiesel as Fuel or Biomass for Cogeneration
  • Biofuel & Sugar Project Technology and Equipment Suppliers
  • Energy Policy Makers, Ministries and Authorities
  • EPC companies specializing in setting up Cogeneration and Ethanol plants

Booking Information

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 7706

Course Content

What are biofuels?

  • The difference between biomass and biofuels
  • Types of biofuels and what they are used for
  • Types of feedstock
  • 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels

Overview of the Biofuels Markets

  • The major market segments in Asia
  • Market participants
  • Current challenges faced by biofuel producers and users

Biofuels market opportunities around the world

  • Key biofuel producer and user regions
  • Review of their markets and how biofuels are used in their countries
  • Technology barriers
  • Global trade flows
  • Investments in biofuels

Key Price Drivers

  • Oil price
  • Regulatory and economic policies
  • Climate change
  • Energy demand and supply security
  • Food vs fuel debate and feedstock availability
  • Technology

Understanding Biofuel supply chains

  • Cultivation
  • Pre-processing and processing
  • Blending business and economics
  • Shipping issues
  • Storage
  • Distribution

Biofuel Production and technology

  • Production technologies from agriculture and waste
  • What is working, and new development trends expected
  • Next generation biofuels and technology
  • Challenges in commercializing next generation biofuels

Biofuels for Energy

  • Current applications, and barriers
  • The market, and key commercial considerations
  • Regulatory drivers
  • Investment criteria
  • CAPEX and Operating Costs
  • Proven Technologies
  • Feedstock availability
  • Ongoing production and usage

Co-Generation Economics

  • Technologies to consider
  • Commercial factors
  • Reviewing some successful applications

  • Current applications and barriers
  • Market economics and drivers
  • LNG Versus Biofuels
  • Regulation
  • Investment criteria
  • CAPEX and Operating Costs
  • Proven Technologies
  • Feedstock availability
  • Ongoing production and usage

Biofuels and Agri Commodity Trading

  • Key pricing relationships
  • Main biofuels exchanges
  • Other biofuel futures in Europe
  • On exchange and OTC derivative products