2-Day In-Person Course

Marine Biofuels Supply
Chain Dynamics

20 - 21 August 2024 | Singapore

16 - 17 October 2024 | Dubai, UAE

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Overview

About the Course

The Evolving Landscape of Marine Biofuels
As the shipping industry makes significant strides towards sustainability, this comprehensive course is designed to navigate the evolving landscape of marine biofuels, guiding you through the intricacies of its supply chain and preparing you to understand the market dynamics to implement marine biofuels in your energy mix.

Course Objectives

This 2-day course will explore critical facets in the marine biofuels supply chain, including:-

  • Feedstock acquisition, production, and refining processes
  • Logistics, infrastructure, and regulatory framework crucial for a resilient biofuels supply chain
  • Market trends, economic considerations, and the environmental impact of biofuels, supported by real-world case studies
  • Preparing for future challenges and innovations shaping the marine biofuels market



The Significance of Marine Biofuels

  • They are valued for their "drop-in" compatibility, integrating seamlessly with existing infrastructure and engines, requiring minimal modifications compared to alternatives like hydrogen or LNG
  • Their non-toxic, biodegradable qualities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, particularly sulfur oxides and particulates, make them appealing
  • With combustion characteristics similar to traditional fuels, they maintain operational efficiency and can be blended with conventional fuels for a gradual transition
  • Sourced from materials such as vegetable oils, animal waste, and crop residues, the production pathways of biofuels significantly influence their lifecycle emissions

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Your Course Director


Mr William Tan

Senior Vice-President
Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd

William Tan, Senior Vice President, Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd, has had more than 28 years in the marine industry. Trained in Environmental Engineering with a Masters’ Degree in International Business, he worked with DNV Petroleum Services from 1994 to 1999, marketing fuel testing and bunker services to the Japanese, Korean and South East Asian Market; he founded Marine Fuel Consultants International Pte Ltd in the year 2000 with partners, providing services of fuel quality management and claims handling; in 2002, he joined Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd as Vice-President and its Principal Consultant.

The company is an Engineering and Consultancy firm specializing in fuel, lubricants, risk assessments, loss control and claims recovery to the bunkering and shipping community. He was also the program leader and course lecturer for the largely successful Bunkering Disputes courses since 2002 (3 separate editions) with more than 600 participants to date, as well several other titles including Bunker Operations, Ship Safety, Pollution & Low Sulphur Usage, Understanding Bunker Measurement and Practical Approaches to Managing 2020 Bunker Fuels.

William is well known within the bunkering industry from Europe, to Middle East, to Asia. His expertise is much soughtafter by the industry as an expert witness, technical consultant, mediator and arbitrator on bunker dispute cases.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain a thorough understanding of marine biofuels and their growing significance
  • Learn to assess feedstock sustainability, availability, and scalability, along with addressing challenges and opportunities in securing reliable sources
  • Explore biofuel production methods and refining processes and understand quality control measures essential for compliance with industry regulations and marine fuel standards
  • Learn about the distribution of biofuels and explore challenges and innovations in creating an efficient and reliable biofuels supply chain
  • Gain knowledge about port infrastructure for biofuel storage and handling, bunkering facilities, and compatibility with existing fuelling infrastructure
  • Explore incentives and initiatives promoting biofuel adoption and understand compliance requirements for shipping companies and biofuel producers


  • Stay informed about current market trends in marine biofuels, economic factors influencing adoption, and investment opportunities and challenges in the sector.
  • Assess the contribution of marine biofuels to emission reduction and sustainability goals and learn about life cycle analysis and environmental certifications
  • Explore case studies highlighting successful implementations of marine biofuel supply chains, as well as lessons learned and best practices from real-world examples
  • Anticipate challenges, explore strategies for overcoming them, and gain insights into the long-term prospects for the marine biofuels supply chain

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Who Should Attend


  • Bunker/marine fuel buyers, sellers, procurement executives
  • Bunker brokers & traders, managers, analysts, suppliers
  • Shipowners, operators, charterers & agents looking to explore biofuels as a fuel option
  • Port authorities
  • Marine biofuel producers
  • Renewable energy and alternative fuel specialists looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in marine biofuels for emission reduction strategies

  • Commercial directors
  • Sales & marketing managers
  • Renewable energy and alternative fuel specialists looking to expand their knowledge and expertise in marine biofuels for emission reduction strategies
  • Supply chain managers and logistics specialists
  • Strategic decision makers seeking market trends, economic considerations, and regulatory developments in marine biofuels

Programme At A Glance

  • Definition and types of marine biofuels
  • Growing importance in the shipping industry for sustainable practices
  • Overview of various biofuel feedstocks (algae, plant-based, waste-derived)
  • Considerations for sustainability, availability & scalability
  • Challenges & opportunities in securing reliable feedstock sources
  • Biofuel production methods (transesterification, hydrotreatment, pyrolysis)
  • Refining processes to meet marine fuel standards
  • Quality control measures to ensure compliance with industry regulations
  • Transportation of raw materials to biofuel production facilities
  • Logistics of biofuel distribution to ports and end-users
  • Challenges and innovations in creating an efficient and reliable biofuels supply chain
  • Port infrastructure for biofuel storage and handling
  • Bunkering facilities and compatibility with existing fuelling infrastructure
  • Investments and advancements needed for widespread adoption
  • Overview of international and regional regulations governing marine biofuels
  • Incentives and initiatives promoting biofuel adoption
  • Compliance requirements for shipping companies and biofuel producers
  • Current market trends in marine biofuels
  • Economic factors influencing the adoption of biofuels
  • Investment opportunities and challenges in the marine biofuels sector
  • Comparative analysis of biofuels & traditional marine fuels
  • Contribution to emission reduction and sustainability goals
  • Considerations for life cycle analysis & environmental certifications
  • Highlight successful implementations of marine biofuel supply chains
  • Lessons learned and best practices from real-word examples
  • Emerging technologies & research in marine biofuels
  • Anticipated challenges & strategies for overcoming them
  • Long-term prospects for the marine biofuels supply chain
  • Lessons learned and best practices from real-word examples
XI. Conclusion
  • Summary of key points
  • Role of marine biofuels in a sustainable shipping industry
  • Collaboration & innovation for further development in the supply chain


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