Barcelona, 06-08 July 2023

World Fuel Oil & Green Marine Summit XIV

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World Fuel Oil & Green Marine Summit XIV

Our Speakers


Neal Kumar

AmpTank Energy

Neal has 18 years of experience in the oil, energy and storage industry. He is currently a Partner at AmpTank Energy, a developer of grid scale energy storage projects in the Nordic and Baltic regions. Prior to the Russia/Ukraine conflict he was the Head of Energy Trading for VTB Commodities in Switzerland.


Orkhan Rustamov


Orkhan Rustamov is the Chief Executive Officer of Alkagesta. He is responsible for strategic direction of the business and Oversees the company’s core functions, including trading, operations, finance, investment, and derivatives trading.


Sigurd Jenssen


Wärtsilä is focussed on developing technologies to support the decarbonisation of the Marine Industry. Using its extensive experience from marine emission abatement technologies to develop an onboard CCS solution is a key element in this. Sigurd Some Jenssen, Director Exhaust Gas Cleaning, oversees Wärtsilä's CCS program.


Fernando Marcos


Fernando Marcos is Sales Director at MAN Energy Solutions Spain & Portugal. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry Fernando holds a master degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.


Captain Samir Fernandez


Captain Samir is the Director of CEPSA MARINE FUEL SOLUTIONS where he is responsible for CEPSA's global marine fuel sales, development of new markets, and customer experience/satisfaction.


Cem Saral


Cem Saral is a seasoned industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the marine fuels and fuel oil trading sector. For the past 7 years, he has served as the CEO of the Cockett Group (, one of the world's leading resellers of marine and petroleum products and services, where he has played a pivotal role in driving the company's success.


Jason Joannou

Aleph Commodities

Jason is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Aleph Commodities. Bringing 20+ years experience in commodities trading and investments, Jason was formerly a partner at Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners, having previously held roles in structuring, trading and origination at Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Macquarie and UBS. Jason is a graduate of Duke University.


Shane Perl

Alpen Group

Shane Perl is founder of Alpen Group – a firm that focuses on the heavy fuel oils as a feedstock in the Carbon Black value chain. Alpen Group has three primary pillars relating to heavy fuels: consulting, logistics & supply of Carbon Black feedstocks and sustainable/circular fuels entering the Carbon Black value chain.


Philip Hill


Philip is the COO of Quadrise, based in London, and has over 20 years of experience in fuels, manufacturing, sales and distribution. He started his career with BP where he held a number of directorships in joint ventures and worked to develop and license gas-to-liquids technology for downstream and synthetic biofuel applications.


David Fereres

JDF Commodities

David founded JDF Commodities as a Financial/Oil Consultant in 2018, based out of Paris. He is currently a consultant for Penthol. David started his career in 2009 at SGCIB as a Credit Derivatives Structurer, followed by Barry Rogliano Salles as an Analyst on Tanker Markets in 2010 and later, Vilma Oil as a Fuel Oil Trader and Libra Fearnley Energy to set up the fuel oil brokerage branch of the company. David graduated as a Signal Processing Engineer at ESME Sudria in 2007 and received a Master’s Degree in Financial Markets from ENSAE ParisTech in 2009.


Christophe El Kati

Oman Oil Marketing Company

Christophe is Head of Marine & Bunkers for Oman Oil Marketing Company. Prior to that he was a Senior Manager of Cargo and Bunker Trading at PMG Holding and a Senior Trader in Cepsa’s Dubai office.


Nuno Matos


Nuno has been the general manager of Eco-Oil since 2008. In 2022 he led ISCC Plus certification team to achieving the first Sustainable Fuel Oil in the world. In 2018, Nuno co-founded the Portuguese Association of Fuel Oil Recycling and currently serves as Vice President. Before Eco-Oil, Nuno held executive management positions in Galp Energia and was the Commercial Director of De Viris, an environmental company. Prior to that, Nuno worked as a Project Engineer in EDP and Procesl. Nuno holds a degree in Technological Chemistry from the University of Lisbon and two graduate level degrees in management from Catholic University of Portugal.


Xavier Lara

Aelius Energies

He is the CEO at the international consultancy company AELIUS Energies as well as the CEO of the Santa Cruz Termosolar SPV (50 MW CT CSP + 5 MW PV). He is EU’s European Climate Pact Ambassador in Spain, focused in the decarbonization of the generation sector and also the industry by the development of green Hydrogreen and green Ammonia facilities powered by hybrid CSP-PV in Spain and Morocco. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the worldwide Ammonia Energy Association (AEA).

Schedule of Events

Day One

Thursday, 06 July

Welcome Reception

W Lounge for all delegates (including Speakers and Sponsors)

Speakers & Sponsors Dinner

For Speakers, Sponsors, and Host

Day Two

Friday, 07 July


W Barcelona - Mega Room

Conference Proceeding

W Barcelona - Mega Room

Cepsa Gala Dinner

Meeting Place: Lobby, W Barcelona

Day Three

Saturday, 08 July

Executive Excursion

Meeting Place : Lobby, W Barcelona Professional tour guide Transportation and lunch to be provided.

Dress Code: Casual for executive excursion. Business casual for the remainder.

Conference Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Greetings from the Conference Chair
Session One: The State of Play

Sanctions and Russian Oil

Neal Kumar, AmpTank Energy

Future Energy Solutions

Captain Samir Fernandez, Cepsa

Decarbonization: Ambition vs. Fact

Cem Saral, Cockett

Session Two: Fuel Oil Markets

Arab Gulf Fuel Oil & Bunker Markets

Christophe El Kati, Oman Oil Marketing Company

Black Sea and East Med Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader’s Outlook

Orkhan Rustamov, Alkagesta

West Med Fuel Oil & Marine Fuel Markets

David Fereres, JDF Commodities

Break for Refreshments
Session Three: Market Perspectives

Fuel Oil for Carbon Black

Shane Perl, Alpen

Waste-to-Fuel Oil & Carbon Credits

Nuno Matos, Eco-Oil

Break for Lunch
Session Four: Ships and Engines

Scrubbers, CCS, and Duel Fuels

Sigurd Jenssen, Wärtsilä

Future Fuel: Man Engines and Retrofits

Fernando Marcos, MAN

Conventional and Non-conventional Marine Biofuels

Discussant: Philip Hill, Quadrise

Break for Refreshments
Session Five: Green Marine Fuels

Production and Storage of Future Marine Fuels

Jason Joannou, Aleph Commodities

Green Ammonia

Discussant: Xavier Lara, Aelius

Conference Chair’s Concluding Remarks

World Fuel Oil & Green Marine Summit XIV

Event Participation


Delegate fee is €2,380 per person. Significant Other registration is €595. A €75 invoice processing fee will be applied to payments by wire.
Transaction fee applied to payment by credit card.

For payment by wire, an invoice will be sent within 48 hours. For payment by credit card, submit and pay on the next page to register.

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled, a substitute from same company is permitted. No refunds.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are still available. Those interested in the benefits of sponsorship are invited to contact Jesse Axelrod at +1 (646) 522-8374 or

Conference Hotel

W Barcelona
Phone: (34) 932 95 28 00

Book your group rate for World Fuel Oil & Green Marine Summit

A block of rooms has been reserved at W Barcelona. Room rates include breakfast. Delegates are encouraged to book early to
secure conference hotel rooms, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability of conference hotel rooms at
discounted rates is limited and cannot be guaranteed.


Conference is subject to cancellation. Liability is limited to funds remitted for conference registration and sponsorship. Program is
subject to change without prior notice. The organizer reserves the right to refuse registration or sponsorship of any individual or
company. Registrants acknowledge that photographs taken at the conference, which may Include their image, may be used in
promotional material. Registrants also acknowledge that references to the names of their company/organizations/agencies may be
used in promotional material. Entry will be denied if payment is not made in advance of the conference.