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SPEAKERS

Razwin Sulairee bin Hasnan Termizi, Chief Operating Officer
MALAYSIA BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

Razwin Sulairee is the Chief Operating Officer of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation. He joined Biotechcorp in 2007. He was the Vice-President in Industrial Business Development and Investment Division (2007-2010), Senior Vice President in Industrial Business Development and Investment Division (2010-2011), Executive Senior Vice President in Business Development and Investment Division (2011-2012) before promoted to current position Chief Operating Officer of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation.

SPEAKING AT: OPENING KEYNOTE: THE MALAYSIA BIOGAS MASTERPLAN: CREATING A COMMERCIAL BIOGAS HUB


Dr. Mohd Pauze Bin Mohamad Taha, Director of Research Technology,
Industrial and Construction Waste Division
PPSPPA

Educational Background
Degree In Civil Engineering – University Malaya
Master In Science – University Hiroshima, Japan
PhD Engineering Waste Management – University Cranfield, United Kingdom

Working Experience
1985 : Engineer at Public Works Department, Melaka (JKR)
1988 : Engineer at Public Works Department, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan (JKR)
1990 : Health Engineer, Negeri Sembilan State Health Department
1998 : Senior Assistant Director, Engineering Department,
Ministry Of Health Malaysia, (KKM)
2002 : Senior Assistant Director, Implementation Project Department,
Ministry of Housing and Local Government ( 6 month )
2006 : Senior Assistant Director, Engineering Deparment,
Ministry Of Health Malaysia, (KKM)
2009 : Director of Research Technology, Construction and Industrial Waste
Division, Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation
Achievement
Excellent Service Awards Year 2008 at Ministry Of Health Malaysia

SPEAKING AT: OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOGAS IN MALAYSIA:
CONNECTING OPPORTUNITY WITH MEANS AND TECHNOLOGY


Sivapalan Kathiravale, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technology
MIGHT (MALAYSIA INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT GROUP FOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY)

Sivapalan Kathiravale is the Principal Analyst of the Emerging Technology Division at Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). He completed his Masters in Environmental Engineering at Univiersity Teknologi Malaysia in 1998. He has been a Technical Advisor to the National Solid Waste Department on waste management issues. He was also a pioneer in establishing comprehensive characteristics of solid waste and was responsible for creating new equations to calculate the calorific values of municipal solid waste and waste derived fuel in Malaysia.

Mr. Kathiravale also sits on various committees which provide advice on technical issues with regards to biomass and renewable energy utilization and has also been involved in the operation and set-up of many pilot plants and the consequent scale up to commercial plants for the conversation of Solid Waste to Renewable Energy. He also holds posts on various technical and standards committees with the Malaysian Government and has published over 50 papers in numerous international journals.

SPEAKING AT: OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOGAS IN MALAYSIA:
CONNECTING OPPORTUNITY WITH MEANS AND TECHNOLOGY


Chairil Mohd Tamil, Deputy President / Chief Business Ocer
EXIM BANK

  1. Graduated from the University of Bristol (UK).
  2. 22 years experience in investment banking and consultancy works.
  3. Started banking career with several investment banks namely, AmInvestment, Affin Investment and CIMB Investment.
  4. Former Director of Investment Banking, a local Islamic Bank and an independent advisory company.
  5. Joined EXIM Bank in 2011 as the Head of Strategic Project Finance and was later promoted to be the Head of Banking in early 2013. Effective from 6 Feb 2014, appointed as Chief Business Officer of EXIM Bank.
  6. Extensive experience in fund raising with completed bond/sukuk issuances and loan syndications exceeding RM50 billion.

SPEAKING AT: FINANCING BIOGAS IN ASIA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES


 

 

 

 

 

 

Hwee Song Suan, Senior International Account Manager
CATERPILLAR POWER FINANCE – ASIA PACIFIC

Suan Hwee Song is the Senior International Account Manager for Electric Power at Caterpillar Power Finance in Singapore. He is responsible for arranging financing for Caterpillar’s electric power customers in Asia. Through international assignments and various positions in Singapore, Mexico and the United Kingdom during his 12 year career, Suan has accumulated varied deal experience in the analysis and execution of power and infrastructure projects, particularly in the areas of international finance, commercial sales, fuel sales and financial modelling. Before joining Caterpillar, Suan worked as a commercial manager and project developer at Intergen, a global independent power producer specializing in large scale coal-fired and gas-fired combined cycle power plants. Suan also spent time at BW Ventures, a development company that specializes in owning and operating LNG regasification and liquefaction plants, with a majority of the projects centered on Central and South America, especially Chile and the Dominican Republic. Suan graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 2002.

E-mail:  Hweesong.suan@cat.com    
Office:   +65-6828-7374
Mobile:  +65-9788-1621 

SPEAKING AT: FINANCING BIOGAS IN ASIA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES  & BIOGAS PROJECTS – A LENDER’S PERSPECTIVE


Mohd Sharizal Mustapah Kamil, Vice President of Business & Technology Advisory, MALAYSIAN DEBT VENTURES (MDV)

Mohd Sharizal is the Vice President of Business & Technology Advisory Division in Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd. The Division provides services relating to management and technical due diligence, research, knowledge management and technical services. He has about 15 years of experience in the financial industry, with related interests in the field of information and communication technology.

Prior to joining MDV, Sharizal was previously attached to the Amcorp Group, the Jardines Group and Ratings Agency Malaysia. He started in MDV as a Credit Analyst in 2002 and has held various other positions in the company before eventually being promoted to his current position. Sharizal graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with double major in Accounting & Information Systems.

SPEKAKING AT: FINANCING BIOGAS IN ASIA: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES


Azhar bin Abdul Raof, Head of Renewable Energy Research Centre
SIRIM

Azhar Abdul Raof is a Consultant at Renewable Energy Research Centre of SIRIM Bhd,Malaysia. He has spent more than 19 years in research and development work in the field of industrial wastewater treatment and waste-to renewable energy project, especially in the utilization of waste and biomass.  Mr. Azhar now, is a head for Biomass Energy Technology Section, a leader for SIRIM biomethane project. Most recently, Mr. Azhar’s efforts have been concentrated on a methods of biogas treatment, including technology platforms capable of producing vehicle fuel as well as pipeline quality natural gas, and logistics of biomethane. He has extensive knowledge in biogas production and utilisation, including gas cleanup technologies for the production of biomethane transportation fuel.  He also has been involved in climate change/GHG topics since 2005. He has been trained in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) validation and verification processes, and is a qualified CDM auditor. For the last 3 years, he has validated and verified large and small scale CDM projects mostly in ASEAN region, that recover/avoid methane from landfill, palm oil mill, animal manure, cassava, composting of biomass etc. Azhar holds a B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering, from the Yamaguchi University of Japan.

SPEAKING AT: Bio-Natural Gas (BioNG) from Palm Oil Mill Eflluent (POME)


Nasrin Abu Bakar, Senior Research Officer
MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD

Nasrin Abu Bakar is a senior research officer at Energy & Environment Unit , Engineering of Processing Research Division of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). He graduated in 2000 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons). Prior to joining MPOB in 2002, he worked as a QC and R&D Engineer for manufacturing companies. He is currently a group leader for energy research group,  which focuses on the R&D activities of  the palm based renewable energy (RE)  especially from palm oil, oil palm biomass and palm oil mill effluent (POME).   

His research activities and interests focus on process development of solid fuels and 2nd generation biofuels from oil palm biomass, utilization of biogas, energy efficiency of the combined heat and power (CHP) of palm oil mills and improvement of milling process.

He also actively involves in the various national technical committees overseeing the development of oil palm based RE and environmental projects and Malaysian Standard (MS) Development.  Nasrin Abu Bakar has published numerous papers and journals,  and has presented technical papers related to RE from the oil palm industry.

SPEAKING AT: BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT IN THE MALAYSIAN PALM OIL INDUSTRY: STATUS, POTENTIAL, & FUTURE PROSPECT


Marco Merlo Campioni, Chief Executive and Technical Ocer
SEBIGAS UAC CO. LTD.

Marco Merlo Campioni was appointed as Chief Executive and Technical Officer of Sebigas UAC Co. Ltd. in February 2014. His experience as an expert in waste management, biogas, photovoltaics and other renewables span a total of 10 years. He began his career in November 2004 at Ecodeco SpA which was involved in the designing and operation of waste treatment plants as a Technical Assistant. He then moved to Orbis srl from March 2007 to December 2008 as a Project Manager working on renewable energy services. Just before moving to Sebigas SpA as a Project Director in 2013, he was the Business Unit Manager at SolarElit SpA from September 2008 to Ausgust 2013. He also spent 3 years teaching at various institutions across Italy and has presented a paper at the IX International Symposium about waste management in Zagreb in November 2006.

SPEAKING AT: CASE STUDY: OPPORTUNITIES IN THAILAND’S ENERGY MARKETS FOR BIOGAS POWER


Matthew Dickinson, Managing Director
BIODOME ASIA

Matthew Dickinson is the Operations Director of BIODOME Asia, bringing with him more than a decade of experience in Engineering & Construction. With experience in renowned engineering firms in the UK, Matthew started off with KIRK Group, specializing in project management & construction of AD facilities & later, branched out to manage international projects where he has successfully delivered many installations in Australia, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam & Malaysia. With his extensive experience within the industry, Matthew leads the team at BIODOME Asia to transfer experience from UK to spur the growth of renewable energy industry in Asia.

SPEAKING AT: COMPARISON OF GROUND VS TOP MOUNTED BIOGAS HOLDER APPLICATIONS


Dr. John C Y Lee, Sales Manager, Electric Power Division
CATERPILLAR INC

John is the gas engine sales manager for Caterpillar covering the Far East, South East Asia and parts of China.  He has been with Caterpillar for thirteen years.  He has functioned in various capacities include combustion systems research and product development, performance engineering, project management, oil and gas business development and gas engine sales and marketing.  He is based in Singapore and is very interested in developing gas markets with advanced gas power solutions.

SPEAKING AT: BIOGAS AS A TRULY RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE:
GENERATING POWER THROUGH BIOGAS


Dr.Jyothi Hadli, Vice President - Sustainability & Green technologies, Knowledge Integration Services (Sing) Pte Ltd.

Dr. Jyothi Hadli is the Vice President of Sustainability & Green Technologies at Knowledge Integration Services (Sing) Pte Ltd. She possesses a Masters in Agricultural Sciences and completed her PHD in Tissue Culture. Dr.Jyothi served as an Assistant Proffesor in Debub University, Ethiopia for 2 years as part of a UNDP Programme conducting research on agricultural waste into biomass and fuel. Dr.Jyothi also served as a Senior Research fellow at the biotechnology division at the Indian Institute of Horticulture Research in Bangalore. For the last 7 years she has been the Director of Knowledge Integration Services India in charge of sustainability projects and research & development of new technology for converting agro wastes to wealth.

Dr.Jyothi has been invited to present numerous papers at various events, including; Wow! (Wealth out of waste) An innovative first of its kind in the world for the palm oil industry by MPOB (Malaysian Palm Oil Board) on one of her Innovative and successful CDM registered projects for palm oil industry at International Palm Oil Conference (PIPOC-2009) which was held in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur from 9 to 11th November 2009. She also presented a paper on Green Energy & CDM opportunities for the glove industry by MARGMA (Malaysian Rubber Gloves Manufacturers Association) at the International Rubber Glove Conference for the Glove Industry held in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur from 28 to 29th September 2010 and also a paper on Innovative Green Technologies for the Palm Oil Industry during PALMEX 2010 (Asia’s largest palm oil conference) from 28th to 30th October, at Medan, Indonesia. She also presented a paper on Zero Pounds and Higher Biogas’ – Total Green Solution For POME Treatment An Affordable And Profitable Solution For Sustainable Future during FEDEPALMA at the International Palm Oil Conference in Colombia in September 2012.

SPEAKING AT: CASE STUDY: 6 POME TO BIOGAS PROJECTS WITH ZPHB TECHNOLOGY


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pruk Aggarangsi, Ph.D., Deputy Director Energy Research and Development Institute - Nakornping
CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY, THAILAND

Education                        

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

                                    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Expertise               

   -   Renewable energy, waste water treatment by biogas system; design and implementation

  • Mechanical static and dynamic system design
  • Numerical and finite element modeling, simulation and analysis
  • Energy balance analysis
  • Robotic system design and mechanical vibration analysis                      
EXPERIENCES

2007 – present          
Deputy Director
Energy Research and Development Institute – Nakornping (ERDI) Chiang Mai University: 

Project under supervision:
- Thailand MoE’s livestock biogas implementation group of projects
- Thailand MoE’s small-scale livestock biogas implementation project
- Thailand palm oil industry biogas design and development
- Thailand small scale programmatic CDM for swine farms (in cooperation with the World Bank)
- Research project on Bio-Methane Upgrading for automotive and industrial applications

SPEAKING AT: ENERGY CROP; THE DRIVE TOWARDS THAILAND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY TARGETS


Prof. Dr. Ir. Maizirwan Mel (MMSET), Biotechnology Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering
IIUM MALAYSIA

Maizirwan Mel is a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. He obtained his PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002.  His research interest is in the area of Optimization, Simulation and Modeling of Bioprocess, Fermentation Engineering and Design, Bioseparation and Purification, Biomass and Renewable Energy. He has over 12 years experienced in teaching for subjects Biotechnology Engineering Laboratory, Bioprocess Facility Design and Regulatory, Design and Optimization of Process  Biotechnology, Biomass Energy, and. Process Plant Design and Safety. Dr Maizirwan also serves as a regular referee for international and National journals such as World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Material Sciences and Engineering, Bioresources Technology and was editorial members of IIUM Engineering Journal (2010-2012). He published 114 papers in National and International conferences, 52 papers in SCOPUS and ISI journals, 5 books, 18 patents filed and 6 patents granted (USA and Malaysia) and 2 licensed technologies for industries. He is a member of Institution Engineers of Indonesia, IEI (1991 - Present), He was a Head of Department for Biotechnology Engineering (2003-2004), Biotechnology Engineering Academic Advisor (2004-2005), Coordinator for Engineering Industrial Training Unit of IIUM (2008-2011), and as Deputy Dean of Innovation and Commercialization for Research Management Centre of IIUM (August 2011-September 2013). Currently he has 3 graduated PhD students and 4 PhD students in progress, 11 graduated MSc students and 4 MSc students in progress, He won.46 medals in International and National Exhibitions (INPEX USA, IENA Germany, Innova Brussels, British Invention, SIIF Korea, ITEX Malaysia, MTE Malaysia, PECIPTA, BIO Innovation Malaysia. He also involved in biogas research for industries such as PT Sampoerna Indonesia, Cenergi Sdn Bhd, and Sisa Sifar Sdn Bhd.

SPEAKING AT: DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MEDIA (FEEDSTOCK) FOR BIOGAS PRODUCTION


Jariya Budnard, Engineer, Biogas Group Department of Alternative Energy Development and Eciency (DEDE),MINISTRY OF ENERGY, THAILAND

Jariya Budnard obtained her Master’s Degree in Engineering at King Mongkut’ University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand in 2007. Thereafter she served as a Public Sector Development Officer at the Thai Public Sector Development Commission from 2008 to 2010. Currently, she is an Engineer for the Biogas Group, Bureau of Energy research, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Here she is also responsible for the 10-year Alternative Energy-Development Plan (AEDP-Master Plan 2012-2021), an action plan for renewable energy development. In 2012 she was a speaker at the meeting of the Expert Group on New & Renewable Energy Technologies in New Zealand, in 2013 at the Asia Pacific Forum in Malaysia and in 2014 at the “Energy from Biomass and Biogas-Market opportunities in Thailand and Philippines” Information Workshop in Germany.

SPEKAKING AT: UPDATES AND THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF THAILAND’S BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT PLANS


Jonas Giuliani, Asia Pacific Markets Development Manager
SAFE S.p.A.

Mr Jonas Giuliani graduated from University of Parma majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He presently works for safe S.p.A. as the Asia Pacific Markets Development Manager. His area of expertise ranges from Natural Gas Compression, Natural Gas Refuelling Stations, Mobile Refuelling Units, Cryogeneration, Biogas and more. He has successfully delivered many CNG projects in Asia and Middle East.

SPEKAKING AT: THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH-END COMPRESSION IN BIOGAS UPGRADING


Mark Leslie, CEO
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CORPORATION

Mr. Leslie has extensive work experience in Asia, EMEA, and the Americas with several global corporations. In 2012 he lead a Buy Out of a group of companies focused on waste water treatment and renewable power generation. Under his leadership the management team has reduced operating costs by more than 40% and successfully contracted gas sales. From 2009 to 2011 at AES, Mark had regional operational, strategy, and Merger and Acquisition responsibilities for Asia and the Middle East. Prior to this role, in 2006 he acted as the Regional General Manager and Vice President for AES Climate Solutions ASEAN where he grew AES’ carbon offset businesses from business’ set-up into construction and operations in several ASEAN countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Other positions he has held in AES include Director EMEA and Director of Business Excellence for AES in Europe and Latin America. Prior to coming to AES in 2002, Mark also held positions in Silicon Valley and a multi-model Pan-Asian logistics company in Taiwan. He has an MBA in International Management in Chinese from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a BA in International Political Economy and French from Boston College.

SPEAKING AT: TRENDS IN BIOGAS COMMERCIALIZATION


Jesse Wong, Senior Manager
KONZEN CLEAN ENERGY SDN BHD

Jesse Wong was appointed as the Senior Business Development Manager of Konzen Clean Energy Sdn Bhd on Feb 2011. In 2001 he began his career in water and wastewater treatment systems and over the course of his career, has become extremely well versed in potable water treatment systems, water demineralization plants, ultra and high pure water treatment plants (UPW & HPW), membrane bioreactors (MBR) and chemical and biological wastewater treatment systems. In 2006, Jesse was actively involved in promoting Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) biogas projects, and worked closely with numerous oil palm mills. The following year, he was involved in the implementation of the first CDM biogas project in Miri, Sarawak. At Konzen, he is a key member of the team that promotes biogas projects with closed anaerobic digester systems (CSTR), while at the same time also being in charge of spearheading the development of business opportunities for biogas systems in the region (including Indonesia) and heading the market development team for clean energy projects."

SPEAKING AT: EVOLVING INTO ASEAN BIOGAS MARKET - A STORY BY A
BIONEXUS STATUS RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY


Dr. Fabien Cabirol, Regional Business Development (SEA)
EVONIK

Dr Fabien Cabirol is responsible for the Regional Business Development of Evonik Membrane business in SEA. Dr Cabirol holds a Master of Science in Biomaterials from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Science in Chemistry from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier in France and obtained a PhD in bio-organic chemistry from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2008.

Having started his professional career with A*STAR in Singapore in 2002, moved on to Codexis in 2008 and transfered to Evonik Industries in Germany in 2011. As Head of R&D Biotechnology he led the R&D group to develop Evonik’s diverse product/project biotech portfolio, to implement Evonik’s biotechnology and sustainability strategy, and to build new partnerships. Dr Cabirol joined the Evonik Regional Business Development SEA team in 2013, focusing on biogas and membrane technologies in South East Asia.

SPEAKING AT: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGIES
IN BIOGAS UPGRADING



Pierre Roux, Product & Engineering Manager - New Energies Activity, Biogas Upgrading Systems & Hydrogen Refueling Stations
AIR LIQUIDE

Pierre Roux is graduated from the Engineering School of Chemistry (France) and the University of Karlsruhe - Chemical & Process Engineering department (Germany). Mr. Roux currently serves as a Manager of the Biogas Product development and Project Engineering department within the New Energies Business Unit of Air Liquide Advanced Technology (France). He leads a team that develops designs and commercializes biogas upgrading units as well as gas refueling stations for the green mobility. With a 20 years experience, he successfully delivered many biogas upgrading units worldwide, as well as one of the world’s first biomethane liquefier in Lidköping (Sweden) that produces 12 ton LBG/year for heavy-duty vehicles since 2012.

SPEAKING AT: VALORIZATION OF BIOGAS THROUGH LIQUEFACTION OF BIO-METHANE


Kurt Sorschak, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President
XEBEC

Mr. Sorschak co-founded Xebec Adsorption Inc., and developed it from a local compressed air and gas dryer manufacturer into an internationally active gas purification company. He played an important role in establishing strong relationships with different universities and laboratories in Canada and the United States of America, for the development of innovative adsorption based gas purification. In 2011 he joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA). In 2008, he became the sole director of Xebec China, which serves the Chinese and Asian/Pacific market with gas purification and filtration equipment. From 2004 to 2007, he was the General Manager of the Canadian division of Domnick Hunter's air dryer manufacturing facility, at that time the largest adsorption dryer plant in North America. In 2005, he became the General Manager for the Xebec division of Parker-Hannifin Corporation, a U.S. based multinational, after Parker-Hannifin Corporation bought Domnick Hunter Ltd. In June 2007, he bought the Xebec division from Parker-Hannifin through a management buy-out transaction with two other partners. Mr. Sorschak also worked in different managerial capacities in Europe. He obtained an Associate Degree from the American University in Paris, France, in 1982, and a Masters of Law Degree from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1988

SPEAKING AT:THE ADVANTAGES OF PRESSURE SWING TECHNOLOGY IN BIOGAS UPGRADING


Clemens Findeisen, Consultant Development Cooperation
GERMAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION

Clemens Findeisen has been working in the field of sustainability, renewable energy and waste management for more than ten years. His career took him from industrial companies, consulting companies, NGOs, to independent consulting activities. He spent four years as CIM expert on public-private partnerships at the foundation ALIARSE in Costa Rica. He studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and at the Universidad Internacional de las Americas in Costa Rica. Since 2013 he has been working on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development at the German Biogas Association “Fachverband Biogas e.V.” and promotes the use of biogas-technology in developing and emerging countries.

SPEAKING AT: BIOGAS AS A KEY IN FUTURE ENERGY SYSTEMS - TRENDS IN GERMANY AND OPPORTUNTIES IN DEVELOPING AND EMERGING COUNTRIES


Lee Giok Seng, Executive Director
ANGVA

Mr Lee Giok Seng holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, USA. He joined PETRONAS in August 1984.

He was involved in the NGV programme since it was first commercially introduced by PETRONAS in Malaysia in 1991 when he was the engineer in-charge of vehicle conversions. In 1995, with the formation of PETRONAS NGV Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, he was appointed as the Technical Services Manager. In 2003 he was appointed as the Senior Manager for the Operations & Services Department of PETRONAS NGV. He managed the Supply & Transportation Unit, Maintenance and Services Unit, and Technical Services Unit of PETRONAS NGV. In August 2006 he was appointed as the Head of New Energy Resources in the Group Technology and R&D Management Unit of the Research and Technology Division of PETRONAS. Later in August 2007, he was seconded from PETRONAS to the Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association (ANGVA) as an Executive Director. His main tasks are to promote the use of NGV in the Asia Pacific region and to grow the association into an NGV association of choice in the region.

SPEKAKING AT: OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOGAS AS AN ALTERNATIVE NGV FUEL


Fazal Ali Khan
CNG Development Manager
EMIRATES GAS LLC

Mr Fazal Ali Khan is currently the CNG Development Manager of Emirates Gas (ENOC). He previously worked with LMF Middle East as Area Sales Manager. Mr Fazal has always been at the forefront of CNG developments in the region having been designated as Vice President

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of Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicle Association (ANGVA) and also the Head of Technical Committee. He has earned qualifications from AOTS Japan in Automotive Engineering and Alternative Fuel Technology in New Zealand.

SPEKAKING AT: CASE STUDY: MUNICIPAL WASTE AND LANDFILL GAS PROJECT IN THE MIDDLE EAST – POWERING DUBAI’S NGV PROGRAMME


Methar Thongma, Manager, NGV Business & Product Development Division, NGV Strategy & Business Development Department
PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LTD

Educational

  • MBA.,  Radford University, Virginia, USA, 1993
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineer, Faculty of Engineering , King Mongkut  Institute of Technology North Bangkok, 1991

Professional Experienced

  • Development of PTT’s bio-methane for vehicle (or Compressed Bio-methane Gas; CBG) business model
  • CBG cost structure analysis comparing with Natural Gas for Vehicle (NGV)
  • Surveying of the high potential biogas sources as vehicle fuel in Thailand
  • Responsible for monitoring program of PTT’s CBG pilot project
  • Development of LNG pilot plant project in Rayong & Sukhothai province
  • Development of LNG applications in transportation sector

SPEAKING AT: CASE STUDY: CBG FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE WATER AS A COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR THAILAND


Richard Lileystone, CEO
GAZASIA

Richard established Gazasia in 2011 to develop a waste to bio fuel project in the Philippines in partnership with Aboitiz, one of the country’s major energy companies.

Richard has spearheaded Gazasia’s work in Aseagas, Gazasia’s joint venture with Aboitiz, organising and overseeing investigations into the various sites proposed for the establishment of Aseagas’s rst waste to energy plant. He has expanded and developed Gazasia’s team of specialists, ensuring the correct resources were available to co-ordinate operations with the Aseagas team in respect of the chosen site at Lian Batangas. He and the team have since concentrated on selecting and working closely with appropriate suppliers, providing a seamless interface with the Aseagas team at each phase of the project.

In 2002, Richard co-founded Gasrec Ltd in the UK, where he was CEO of the company until 2011. Under his leadership, the company sourced and established a successful management team which designed, developed and deployed the world’s rst LFG to LBM plant. Prior to that, his sector activities included business development to several alternative energy companies based in the UK, advising on planning and development, and sourcing waste contracts. Specialized and associated interests include industrial waste water treatment and transport orientated development platforms for emerging economies.

SPEAKING AT: CASE STUDY: LIQUEFIED BIOGAS PROJECT FOR VEHICLES IN THE PHILIPPINES


Anders Ek, Chief Scientist
ASIA BIOGAS GROUP

Anders is a bio-engineer specialised in the biogas process. He joined Asia Biogas in July 2011 and oversaw the commissioning of Thailand’s first biogas plant for cassava pulp in Korat.

Prior to this he was Chief Technical Officer at Swedish Biogas International Korea Ltd from Aug 2009 to June 2011, where he worked with establishment and development of biogas plants and biomethane upgrading units on the Korean market.

Anders has previously worked with biogas projects in Sweden, USA, and South Korea. He has worked as Process Manager at full-scale biogas plants for production of biomethane/CBG as vehicle fuel, and with feasibility studies and process design of new biogas plants, as well as laboratory and pilot scale R&D trials. He has full-scale experience of biogas production from a broad range of feedstocks e.g. slaughterhouse waste, industrial food waste, bioethanol stillage, agricultural residues, energy crops, municipal sewage sludge, cassava starch wastewater, cassava pulp, and animal manure.

Anders holds a MSc in Engineering Biology from Linkoping University in Sweden.

SPEAKING AT: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF PALM OIL MILL EFFLUENT (POME) AND EMPTY FRUIT BUNCHES (EFB): MAXIMIZED BIOGAS PRODUCTION THROUGH FULL UTILIZATION OF PALM OIL PROCESSING WASTES AND BY-PRODUCTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Vincent Choy
Director
BIOGAS ASIA PACIFIC FORUM
T: +65 6506 0965 | M: +65 9841 0641 | E: vincent@icesn.com
 
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