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Argus Biomass Asia 2016






Yoshinobu Kusano, General Manager, Biomass Business, Sumitomo Corporation
Yoshinobu Kusano

General Manager, Biomass Business, Materials and Supplies, Business Development & Promotion Dept

Yoshinobu Kusano joined Sumitomo in 1978. He was involved in Sumitomo’s woodchips projects for the Japanese pulp & paper industry from 1990-95. From 2000-06 he was the deputy general manager and was involved in the management of woodchip projects. Since 2007 he has been in charge of the development of Sumitomo’s biomass business.
Eisuke Nomura, Director, Biomass Fuel Co
Eisuke Nomura

Biomass Fuel Co

In 2009, Mr Nomura was a key player in building Human & Eco Energy Resources in Malaysia and was responsible for launching the utilization of PKS as biomass fuel in the Japanese market. The PKS business has since been expanded to Indonesia where Biomass Fuel Co was established.

John Jeon, Biomass Trader, Green Energy Team, GS Global Corp

John Jeon

Biomass Trader, Green Energy Team
GS Global Corp

John is a biomass trader at GS Global and has experience in both wood pellets and palm kernel shell deliveries.
Jim Nicholson

Jim Nicholson

Senior Vice President, Asia

Jim Nicholson joined Argus in March 2004, having spent most of his career specialising in publishing and energy market price discovery. He is responsible for all Asian business development and editorial activity at Argus, based out of the company’s Singapore office.
Craig Jackson, General Manager, Cellmark Asia

Craig Jackson

General Manager
Cellmark Asia

Craig Jackson has over 35 years in the forest product sector and is currently based in Singapore. His previous positions include director of Green Pellet Sarawak, managing director of Sierra Fibres division of CellMark and general manager (Asia) of CellMark Pulp.

Ngo Sy Hoai, Vice Secretary General, Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES)
Ngo Sy Hoai

Vice Secretary General
Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES)

Since 2003, Ngo Sy Hoai has been the Vice Secretary General of VIFORES and a director of an EU-funded project on promotion of sustainable wood industries amongst SMEs of Vietnam. Prior to it, he was a senior staff in the International Cooperation Department (ICD) at Ministry of Forestry (MoF), in charge of forestry cooperation with Japan and EU, and the integration of Vietnam forestry into international initiatives/processes toward sustainable forest management and responsible wood processing and trading.

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Masaki Mita

Head of Japan Office

Masaki Mita runs the Argus Japan office. He develops business strategy and advises Japanese market participants of the benefits of using independent price assessments. He previously worked as an energy market reporter at other international and local energy price reporting agencies, where he built his experience and knowledge in a variety of markets in Asia-Pacific.
Weerachai Limpornchaijaroen, Chief Operation Officer, Power Pellet Co
Weerachai Limpornchaijaroen

KWM Service Co

Weerachai has 18 years of experience in building and factory management, machinery development and has been a strong advocate for renewable energy especially biomass fuel pellets. He is currently the Chief Operation Officer at Power Pellet Co, a position he has held since 2014. From 1995-2013, he was a professor at Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok.
Zhang Xinghua, Assistant Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhang Xinghua

Assistant Professor
Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhang Xinghua has 10 years of experience in thermo-catalytic conversion of biomass resources to high-grade liquid fuel via hydrodeoxygenation technology.
Shalabh Singhania, Portfolio Manager, InfraCo Asia

Shalabh Singhania
Portfolio Manager
InfraCo Asia

Shalabh Singhania joined InfraCo Asia as a Business Analyst in September, 2014. In his role, Shalabh conducts quantitative and qualitative analysis of infrastructure development opportunities and co-investment projects across Asia.

Rachael Levinson, Editor, Argus Biomass Markets, Argus

Rachael Levinson
Editor, Argus Biomass Markets

Rachael Levinson joined Argus Media in 2014 to cover the biomass markets. She currently leads the biomass team at Argus and edits the Argus Biomass Markets weekly report. Rachael has been a financial journalist for over 7 years.

Claire Pickard Cambridge Speaker
Claire Pickard-Cambridge
Asia Solid Fuels Manager

Claire Pickard-Cambridge has been with Argus for the past 16 years, covering a range of energy markets. She began working for the company in London as Africa editor, followed by nine years in the company’s Washington DC office. She joined the Argus Singapore office in January 2016 as the company’s Asia solid fuels manager, responsible for coverage of the thermal coal, petroleum coke and biomass markets. Prior to Argus, she worked at oil consultancy Global Pacific and Partners in Johannesburg, South Africa and was previously Africa editor at Business Day newspaper in Johannesburg.






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