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 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.
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 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 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 (https://www.cockettgroup.com), 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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
Thursday, 06 July
W Lounge for all delegates (including Speakers and Sponsors)
Speakers & Sponsors Dinner
For Speakers, Sponsors, and Host
Friday, 07 July
W Barcelona - Mega Room
W Barcelona - Mega Room
Cepsa Gala Dinner
Meeting Place: Lobby, W Barcelona
Saturday, 08 July
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.
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
Discussant: Xavier Lara, Aelius
Conference Chair’s Concluding Remarks
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