Pre-Conference Seminar

MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014
07.30Registration
09.00Introductory Remarks
09.15SME Bank Financing Programmes: Experience Sharing and Case Studies in Dealing with Green Industries
Nominated by SME Bank Berhad
10.00 Shariah-Compliant SME Financing Scheme (SSFS) - Opportunities for Green SMEs
Y.Bhg. Datuk Zainal Abidin Mohamed, Chairman, Shariah Compliant SME Financing Scheme, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM)
10.45 Q & A
11.00 Coffee Break & Networking
11.15 The 1-InnoCERT Certification as Gateway to Incentives and Benefits for Green Entrepreneurs
Mr. Saifol Bahri Mohamad Shamlan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation Malaysia (SMECorp)
12.00 Cradle Funds Technology Innovation with Commercial Value
Mr. Azman Hood, Senior Manager Investment, Cradle
12.45 Q & A
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Venture Capital Financing for Green Projects - Has the Malaysian Landscape Matured?
Mr. Amin Ashari Shafie, Partner, QMA Capital Sdn. Bhd.
14.40Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) - Current Progress, Challenges and The Way Forward
Mr. Syed Ahmad Syed Mustafa, Vice President-Smart Partnership, Malaysian Green Technology Corporation
15.30 Coffee Break & Networking
15.20 Q & A

15.45 MIDA's Incentive & Grant Opportunities for Green SMEs - Updates, Progress & the Way Forward
Mr. Hazli Jemaat, Deputy Director, Clean Technology & Environment Division, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
16.25Intellectual Property Valuation Model (IPVM): New Financing Opportunities for Innovative Companies
Y.Bhg. Dato' Azizan Mohamad Sidin, Director General (Industrial Property), Intellectual Property Corporations of Malaysia (MyIPO)
17.00 Wrap-Up & End of Pre-Conference Seminar

International Conference

TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014
07.30 Registration
OPENING CEREMONY
09.00 Welcoming Address
Y.Bhg. Dato' Leong Kin Mun, Chairman, Biomass Asia Conference 2014
09.15 Special Address
* VIP to be announced
09.45 Official Opening/Launchings
10.00Coffee Break & Networking
PLENARY SESSION
REGIONAL UPDATES ON GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMASS IN ASIA
10.30 Malaysian Biomass Industry Action Plan 2020 - Driving SMEs Towards Sustainable Future
Y.Bhg. Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
11.10Effective Management of Biomass: Learning from Malaysia's Oil Palm Industry
Dr. Astimar Abdul Aziz, Head of Unit, Biomass Technology Center, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
11.50Update of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) in Malaysia
Dr. Wei-nee Chen, Chief Corporate Officer, Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia
12.25 Innovation Collaboration to Spur Technology Transfer & Commercialisation – Experience Sharing with CATTC
Ms. Yanli He, Chief of Technology Transfer, China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Centre (CATTC)
13.00Lunch
PARALLEL SESSION 1
RENEWABLE ENERGY & BIOMASS POLICIES
PARALLEL SESSION 2
BIOMASS AS FEEDSTOCK
14.00The Effects of EU RED Sustainability Criteria on Biomass and Biofuels from Malaysia and Asia
Mr. Ronald Zwart, Biorenewables, Dovre Group Plc
Solid and Liquid Fuel Production from Local Lignocellulosic Biomass in Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Yoshimitsu Uemura, Mitsubishi Chair in Green Technology & Head of Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)
14.30Meeting EU Sustainability Certification Requirements: Compliance & Verification to Gain Market Access
Mr. Vasu Vasuthewan, Board Member, International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)
Alternative Waste Derived Feedstock
Mr. Vinesh Sinha, Managing Director, FatHopes Energy Sdn. Bhd.
15.00Opportunities in the Biomass Industry
Mr. Sivapalan Kathiravale, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technology, MIGHT
Biomass Opportunities in ASEAN
Mr. Tang Kok Mun, Consultant, Rapid Genesis Sdn. Bhd.
15.30Coffee Break & Networking
16.00Strategic Development of Biomass to Energy Projects in Asia - ALSTOM's Experience
Mr. Donald Spiers, Regional Marketing Manager - Asia, Alstom Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd.
Biotechnology Advances to Improve Yield of Biomass Feedstock from Forestry Plantation
Dr. Muhammad Hakim, Chief Agroforestry Officer, M-Gen Propagation Sdn. Bhd.
16.30How North American Wood Pellets Supply is Reshaping the Asian Biomass Market
Mr. Marco Terruzzin, Managing Director, Evolution Markets Inc.
Production and Commercialisation of BioCoal Using Biomass
Mr. Jan Brouwers, Managing Director, TorrCoal International B.V.
17.00Wrap-Up and End of Day 1

WEDNESDAY 11 JUNE 2014
PARALLEL SESSION 1
BIOMASS TO ENERGY
PARALLEL SESSION 2
BIOMASS TO MATERIALS & CHEMICALS
09.00 Development and Evolution of Clean Energy Technologies Utilising Biomass: Vyncke's Experience
Mr. Remus Lim, Sales Manager, Vyncke Sdn. Bhd.
Felda's Experience in Oil Palm Biomass Utilisation: Current Progress, Challenges & Way Forward
Mr. Ahmad Nor Azman Jamin, Head of Biomass, Felda Palm Industries Sdn. Bhd.
9.30 Biogas Development: Lessons Learnt from Malaysia and the Asean Region
Dr. Choon Yee Hoh, Executive Director, Lipp Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
Collaborative Development for Appropriate and Sustainable Biomass Conversion Technology
Mr. Yano Masahito, Senior Programme Coordinator, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
10.00 Growth Potential for Palm Pellets in Asia
Mr. Stephen Lim, Chief Operating Officer, Global Green Synergy Sdn. Bhd.
Unlocking Bio-resource Opportunities in East Malaysia: the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)
Nominated by Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA)
10.30Coffee & Networking
11.00 Government's Initiatives and Latest Milestones in the Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
Y.Bhg. Dato' Dr. Nadzri Yahaya, Director General, Department of National Solid Waste Management
DuPont's Efforts in Biofuels: Moving Toward Commercialization
Dr. Aaron Kelley, Industrial Bioscience Regional Marketing Director, DuPont Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
11.30 Setting Up the Appropriate Infrastructure for Biomass Logistics to Meet Renewable Energy Targets
Mr. Azman Shah Mohd. Yusof, Executive Director, Integrax Berhad
Achieving Food Security with Biofertiliser
Mr. Kester Chin, Co-Founder, Greenearth Holdings Group
12.00Q&A
13.00Wrap-Up, Lunch & End of Day 2