Events Calendar

1st Palm Biodiesel Conference
From Monday, 07 August 2017 -  8:00
To Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - 12:30
Contact Ms Chan Pek Wan / Ms Chitra Sellappan

1st Palm Biodiesel Conference


The 1st Palm Biodiesel Conference will be held from August 7-8, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities has agreed to officiate and deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural conference.

The 1.5 day conference will serve as a platform for palm biodiesel industry players in ASEAN, as well as other countries to share experiences, discuss challenges and explore common approaches to further strengthen and advance its national biodiesel implementation programmes.

With the theme “Coming Together & Moving Forward”, the conference will comprise presentations covering various topics such as the market overview of the palm biodiesel industry, external regulatory policies impacting the palm biodiesel industry, case studies on palm biodiesel usage in the transport sector and more importantly the status and challenges of national biodiesel implementation programmes in various countries. It will conclude with a panel discussion on how the industry could advance its national biodiesel implementation programme. The following topics have been identified to be discussed at the conference in line with the conference theme:

  • Keynote: Malaysia’s Perspective on Implementation of National Biodiesel Mandate (by YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia)
  • Global Biodiesel Market: Outlook (by Chris De Lavigne, Principal, Global Strategy Group, KPMG)
  • Methanol Supply & Demand (by  Mr Eric Ho  Kar Cheung, Head of Marketing, Commercial (Methanol) Department, PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd)
  • Catalysing Biodiesel Growth (by Evonik Malaysia Sdn Bhd)
  • Updates on Latest Biodiesel Production Technologies
  • EU Ban on 1st Generation of PME – Impact to the Palm Biodiesel Industry (by Dr Julian McGill, Head of South East Asia, LMC International Ltd)
  • The Future of Sustainability Certification for Palm Biodiesel (by Mr R Vasu Vasuthewan, Board Member, ISCC)
  • Automakers’ View on Promoting Biofuel Usage in Transportation (by Mr Kukuh Kumara, GAIKINDO)
  • A Case Study on Palm Biodiesel Trials using B10 (by Rusnani Abdul Majid, Principal Research Officer, Engineering & Processing Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board)
  • Status & Challenges of Biodiesel Implementation Programme in Thailand (by Mr Sanin Triyanond, Chairman of Thailand Biodiesel Producer Association)
  • Status & Challenges of Biodiesel Implementation Programme in Malaysia (by Dr Harisson Lau, Principal Research Officer, Engineering & Processing Division, Malaysian Palm Oil Board))
  • Status & Challenges of Biodiesel Implementation Programme in Indonesia (by Mr Paulus Tjakkrawan, Chairman of Asosiasi Produsen Biofuels Indonesia)
  • Status & Challenges of Biodiesel Implementation Programme in Colombia


REGISTRATION
Registration is now open and participation is by prior registration. For conference details and registration form, please click HERE. Register early by July 10, 2017 (Monday) to qualify for early bird fee and registration closes by July 28, 2017 (Friday)


CONFERENCE VENUE & ACCOMMODATION
The conference venue is at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur. Its a classic, business & leisure friendly resort styled hotel in Malaysia. It's just a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA and 10- minute drive from Subang SkyPark Airport to the hotel's grand lobby, where guests find a warm welcome and a relaxing vibe. Conference delegates are accorded special rates for stay at the hotel. Please download the room reservation form HERE and send it directly to the hotel via Fax: +603) 7802 5288 or Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
There are opportunities available to publicize your company at the event and even showcase products and services at the exhibition organized alongside the conference. For more details, please click HERE for the sponsorship & exhibition details 


OTHER NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES - GOLF TOURNAMENT
A golf tournament will be held on August 6, 2017 (Sunday) afternoon at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club to provide networking opportunities between MBA members and conference delegates to interact with one another. Registration for the golf tournament is now open and please click HERE for the registration form. Closing date for registration is by July 17, 2017


Location Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA)
Tel: 603-6286 7200 / Fax: 603-6277 6714
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Find Us

Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA)
Wisma FMM,
No. 3, Persiaran Dagang, PJU 9, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

(t) +603 6286 7200
(f) +603 6277 6714
(e) secretariat@mybiodiesel.org.my