8.00 – 9.00 a.m.


9.00 – 10.00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Introductory Remarks, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Leong Kin Mun, Conference Chairman, Biomass Asia Conference 2013
  • Special Address, H.E. Luc Vandebon, Ambassador & Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Malaysia
  • Official Opening, Exhibition Tour & Press Conference

10.00 – 10.30 a.m.

Networking Coffee

10.30 – 1.00 p.m.

Plenary Session: Regional Updates on Growth of Biomass Production/Demand
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Commercialisation of Oil Palm Biomass: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward, Datuk Dr. Choo Yuen May, Director General, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
  • Nurturing the Growth of Small and Medium Industry in Biomass, Ms. Norida Abdul Rahman, Senior Vice President – Technology Nurturing, Malaysian Industry Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
  • Korea’s Bioenergy Perspective: Potential Collaboration with Malaysia, Mr. JP Song, President of South East Asia Division, Eco-Frontier, Korea
  • International Cooperative Activities to Spur Development in Biomass Sector – Experience Sharing with Asia Biomass Office,
    Mr. Toru Nagao, Director for International Cooperation, New Energy Foundation (NEF)

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.


2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Track 1A: Market Outlook on Biomass & Feedstock
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Increasing Clean Energy Share in Malaysian Industry: How Biomass Can Play a Role?, Mr. Ilango Bharati, Head – Carbon Projects, YTL SV Carbon Sdn. Bhd.
  • Biomass Availability & Assessment in Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Ir. Bambang Prastowo, Senior Researcher, Indonesian Center for Estate Crops Research and Development (ICECRD)

Track 1B: Drivers for Green & Bio-Based Economy
Ballroom 2, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Bioeconomy Initiative in Malaysia – What Have We Learned and What Do We Need Going Forward?, Mr. John Low, Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants Sdn. Bhd.
  • Competitiveness of Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Sector: An Outlook, Mr. Amer Aqel, Energy Consultant, Energy & Power Systems, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific
  • Developing Supportive Biotechnology Ecosystem for Malaysia’s Green Growth, Mr. Razwin Sulairee Hasnan Termizi, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp)

3.30 – 3.45 p.m.

Networking Coffee

3.45 – 5.30 p.m.

Track 2A: Solid Waste as Biomass Feedstock
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Policy and Strategy for Waste to Wealth & Energy – Directions for Malaysia’s Municipal Solid Waste, Dato’ Dr. Nadzri Yahaya, Director General, National Solid Waste Management Department
  • Renewable Energy from Sanitary Landfills, Mr. Peter Wong, General Manager (Project Development), KUB-Berjaya Enviro Sdn. Bhd.
  • Tapping Energy from Sewage and Sewage Sludge, Datuk Ir. Abdul Kadir Mohd Din, Chief Executive Officer, Indah Water Konsortium
  • Municipal Solid Waste as Possible Feedstock in Cement Manufacturing, Mr. Pavel Cech, Vice President – Industrial Ecology SE & W Asia, Lafarge Asia

Track 2B: Alternative Feedstock
Ballroom 2, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Fast-Growing Leucaena leucocephaela (Petai Belalang) as a Potential Cellulosic Biomass Feedstock in Energy Production, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Nazri Wan Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
  • Assessment of Biomass from Forestry Waste, Mr. Puad Elham, Bioenergy Programme, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Algae Biomass – Clean Energy, High Value Products (HVP’s) and the Opportunities, Dato’ Paduka Syed Isa Syed Alwi, Managing Director, Algaetech International Sdn Bhd

5.30 – 5.45 p.m.

Wrap-Up and End of Day 1



8.00 – 9.00 a.m.


9.00 – 10.45 a.m.

Track 3A: Biomass for Power Generation
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • 2 MW Rice Husk Fired Power Plant in Cambodia, Mr. Adisorn Chieu, Managing Director, Angkor Bio Cogen Co., Ltd.
  • Biomass and Waste to Energy Projects – Challenges and Opportunities, Mr. Martin Groszek, Managing Director, Torftech Ltd.
  • Recovery of Fuel Oil and Gas from Waste Plastic using Biomass, Dr. Gan Khai Chung, Managing Director, Rapat Nusantara Sdn. Bhd.
  • Zero Waste Park for MSW Treatment – Biogas, RDF, Recycling and Fertiliser Production, Mr. William Tan, Chief Executive Officer, SP Multitech Corporation

Track 3B: Biomass for Agriculture
Ballroom 2, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Drivers for Malaysia Bio-Fertiliser’s Industry: Strong Branding, Marketing & Management Perspectives, Mr. Kester Chin, Chief Executive Officer, Greenearth Intl Holdings (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Converting Fish Waste into Organic Fertiliser, Mr. Lee Wei Sheng, Chief Executive Officer, Vivendi Assets Sdn. Bhd.
  • Value-Adding Opportunities in Agricultural Waste Management, Dr. Mohd Norowi Hamid, Director, Strategic Resource Research, Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Overcoming Current Business Culture and Social Stigma, Creating Mutiple Benefits from Farmed Animal Waste to Energy, Mr. BK Sinha, Founder & Director, C2C Project Managers Sdn. Bhd.

10.45 – 11.00 a.m.

Networking Coffee

11.00 – 1.00 p.m.

Track 4A: Biomass Development Projects
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Enforcement Issues Dealing with Oil Palm Biomass, Hj. Ismail Ithnin, Director, Enforcement Division, Department of Environment Malaysia
  • Fuel Switch to Biomass Experience – Advantages of Using Biomass to Replace Heavy Fuel Oil, Mr. Teoh Swee Sun, Chief Executive Officer, CE Technology Berhad
  • Working with Different Biomass/Multi-Feedstock Technology, Mr. Remus Lim, Sales Manager, Vyncke Malaysia

Track 4B: Biomass for Agriculture
Ballroom 2, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Conversion of Organic Waste to Stable Biochar – Solutions for Waste Utilisation and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, Prof. Dr. Azni bin Haji Idris, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Valued-Added Products such as Biochar and Bio CNG from Palm Oil Industry Effluents, Mr. T R Krishnaswamy, Director, Closed Loop Systems Pte. Ltd.

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.


2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Track 5A: Pellets & Biomass Supply Chain
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • The Traceability and Sustainability Control of Biofuels from Waste and Residual Biomass Materials, Mr. Robert CY Cheong, Climate Change and Carbon Services, TUV NORD (Malaysia)
  • The Role of Liquid Biomass in the Value Chain, Mr. Mark Leslie, AES Agri-Verde, Malaysia
  • Growth Potential for Pellet in Asia – An Analysis of Growth and Demand, Mr. Tobias Mangelmann, Director and Head of Asia Pacific, Poyry

Track 5B: Biomass for Biofuels & Biochemicals
Ballroom 2, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Tapping Revenues from Bio-Based/Bio-Chemicals Products – Can Biomass in Asia Delivers?, Mr. Suresh Chandran, Marketing Director, Novozymes Malaysia
  • Promoting Bioethanol Usage Across the ASEAN Region, Dr. Anli Geng, President, BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS)
  • New Concepts for Enhancing By-Product Utilization and Output in Palm Oil Production, Dr. Detlef Maennig, Vice President – Bioeconomy, Evonik Germany

3.30 – 3.45 p.m.

Networking Coffee

3.45 – 5.00 p.m.

Track 6A: Pellets & Biomass Supply Chain
Ballroom 1, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Outlook on Biomass Pellet Market – Processing Technologies, Mr. Bert Rietveld, Business Developer, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
  • The Optimization of Pelletization Technology on Oil Palm Biomass, Mr. Albert Law, Global Green Synergy Sdn. Bhd.
  • Air Classifier Milling of Dry Processed Palm Biomass, Mr. Tomas Johansson, Fine Grind Product Manager, The Fitzpatrick Company

Track 6B: Biomass for Bio-Based Materials
Ballroom 2, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

  • Potential of Cellulosic Ethanol from Biomass in Malaysia, Dr. Feng Han, Business Development and Licensing Leader, Dupont USA
  • Sime Darby R&D’s Experience in Oil Palm Biomass Utilisation, Tuan Hj. Ahmad Jaril Asis, Head of Processing & Engineering, Sime Darby Research, Sime Darby Berhad

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