Renewable energy – a global priority

As the world starts to recover from the impact of the pandemic, policymakers are focusing their attention heavily on sustainability and green initiatives. In Asia many are asking if sustainable aviation fuels will take off, how will the conventional and advanced biofuels markets evolve, and how with ethanol mandates be implemented and take hold?

Where does the industry fit in a carbon neutral world?

Labor shortages and pandemic-led movement restrictions dampen vegetable oil and feedstocks expectations

The vegetable oil industry has come under extreme stress due to supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic triggering a volatile market. Excess rains in Malaysia and Indonesia, and low ending stocks, are adding pressure to the market. Export levy adjustments in both Indonesia and India are expected to further drive trade higher in the coming months, exacerbating an already tightened supply.

Global vegetable oils and meals prices are expected to rise sharply in 2021, before stabilizing in 2022 due to supply shortfalls and stronger-than-expected consumption patterns, but how will this affect you?

Join us to learn more and gain key insights on: palm oil, biofuels, ethanol, blending programmes, sustainable aviation fuel, UCO, palm oil residuals, edible oil and more!

Understand what’s driving vegetable oils and biofuels markets, with 5 hours of deep and broad content to help you find solutions to your challenges and understand the opportunities the new planting season can bring.

Biofuels and Vegetable Oils Conference is part of Asia Agriculture Week – 4 days of essential information focusing on; Grains and Oilseeds, Sugar, Vegetable Oils and Biofuels, & Rice.

With added networking opportunities, you will be able to virtually meet key decision-makers across the supply chains; growers, producers, refiners, traders, buyers and more, ensuring you stay connected to the community.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Session 1: Will decarbonization policy support biofuels?
  • 10:00 AM Opening address
    Corey Lavinsky, Global Manager Biofuels Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 AM Platts analytics: Biofuels demand and policy support
    Loren Puette, Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global Platts 
  • 10:30 AM When will India reach nationwide E10 blending?
    Hetal Gandhi, Director, CRISIL Research
  • 10:50 AM Will China’s ethanol blending programme have a re-birth?
  • 11:10 AM Biodiesel outlook
    Donavan Lim, Senior Specialist – Pricing, S&P Global Platts
  • 11:30 AM Panel discussion: Will Asia surf the advanced biofuels wave?
    Dorab Mistry, Director, Godrej International
    Loren Puette,
    Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global Platts
  • 12:00 PM Networking Break
Session 2: Renewable fuels
  • 1.00 PM Will SAF in Asia take-off any time soon?
  • 1.20 PM HVO – exporting from Asia

 Session 3: Vegetable oils and other feedstocks

  • 1.40 PM Palm oil outlookAnu Das, Editor, Vegetable Oils, S&P Global Platts
  • 2.00 PM South East Asia: palm, laurics and biodiesel outlooks for 2022 and beyondSathia Varqa, Owner and Co-Founder, Palm Oil Analytics
  • 2.20 PM Will Asia be the source of UCO and palm oil residues for the world?
  • 2.40 PM Edible oil in Asia: supply shortfalls and stronger-than-expected demand set to last?
  • 3.00 PM Fireside chat: Food versus fuelsInterviewer: Peter Meyer, Head of Grains and Oilseeds Analytics, S&P Global Platts
    Interviewee: Sandeep Bajoria
    , CEO, Sunvin Group
  • 3:20 PM Conclusion of day three


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Hetal Gandhi
Director, CRISIL Research

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Director, Godrej International

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Sathia Varqa
Owner and Co-Founder, Palm Oil Analytics

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Sandeep Bajoria
CEO, Sunvin Group

Sandeep Bajoria, CEO, Sunvin Group, has over 40 years of experience in the Indian vegetable oils and oilseeds industry and is one of the most distinguished personalities in this space.

He is widely known in India and abroad within the vegetable oil ecosystem and his views are sought by many in the private, public and government sector.

Key public positions: - Chairman, Globoil Organising Committee - Chairman, All India Cottonseed Crushers Association - Chairman, International Sunflower Oil Association - Chairman, Organising Committee of the IASC World Congress 2005 - President of Solvent Extractors Association of India - Past President of Central Organisation of Oils Industry & Trade - Past member of the Board of Directors, MCX

He has led many industry delegations including to the United States of America, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.

The Government of India has appointed him on the National Oilseeds & Vegetable Oil Development Board, Cotton Advisory Board, Reserve Bank of India Committee on norms for the vegetable oil sector & various other government committees.

He is a regular speaker on various news channels (CNBC, ET NOW, Zee Business etc.) and is quoted extensively by several local and global media sources (Reuters, Bloomberg, Cogencis, Economic Times, Financial Express, Hindu Business Line etc.).

He has been awarded a Bachelors of Commerce Degree from Sydenham College, Legum Baccalaureus from Government Law College and Diploma in Import & Export Management from K.C. College.

Sunvin is India’s foremost consulting, research and intermediary group in the Indian oils and oilseeds industry.



Platts Speakers

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Editor, Vegetable Oils, S&P Global Platts

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Global Manager Biofuels Analytics, S&P Global Platts

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19XSCCAP-FR-FM-Philippines-Forum_Donavan-Lim_120x160.jpg Donavan Lim
Senior Specialist – Pricing, S&P Global Platts

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Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global Platts

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Peter Meyer
Head of Grains and Oilseeds Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Mr. Meyer is responsible for managing grain and oilseed analytics for S&P Global Platts, which includes North America, South America, Europe, and the Black Sea region in conjunction with other London and Houston-based analysts. Together, the team forecasts global production and demand, as well as price estimates for corn, soybeans, soybean meal, soy and other vegetable oils, and various varieties of wheat grown around the world. The team also determines the price impact to regional farm economies, especially in the United States. Mr. Meyer is well-known in agricultural analysis circles and enjoys close relationships with a wide variety of crop producers as well as industry groups and government agencies. He is called on frequently to present at conferences and client events and is often sought out for his opinions by members of the media. Mr. Meyer’s daily analysis of agricultural markets, titled Opening Print, is known for its pragmatic view.

Mr. Meyer joined PIRA, now S&P Global Platts, in 2012 to launch the Agricultural Commodities Service. His career in commodities spans over 35 years, concentrating on agriculture for the past 25. Prior to joining PIRA, he held the position of Agricultural Commodities Specialist at both Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan, where he managed North American OTC trading for agricultural products. He also spent 14 years on the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, trading on behalf of clients as well as proprietarily. He is a long-time member of Pro Farmer who annually participates as a scout on crop tours, logging over ten thousand miles yearly in crop inspections.



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The Asia Agriculture Week will take place Online from November 15 to 18, 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm SGT daily.

The Biofuels and Vegetable Oils Conference will take place Online on November 17, 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm SGT.

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