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Course Level
Introduction
Delivery Method
Live Instructor-Led Virtual Course
Professional Development Credit Hours
5
Pre-requisites
There is no pre-requisite for this course.


Faculty

Mary Jackson has over twenty-five years' experience in the energy industry. After university she began her career at BP, working in the information management group, before joining the Manufacturing, Supply and Trading department. She subsequently worked at Saladin as a consultant, working closely with clients throughout the world and providing consultancy advice on energy market analysis, trading and risk management. In several senior roles at Saladin, she managed the energy consulting team, ran the energy market information service and directed strategy for new software and information product development.

Since 2000, Mary has worked as an independent energy market consultant and she formed Kingston Energy Consulting with Nigel Harris in 2002. Kingston Energy provides consultancy services to companies involved in energy markets and trading. A key area of work has been the European natural gas market - Kingston Energy has researched and authored a well-respected report on European natural gas trading which has been published annually since 2004.

Mary has lectured regularly for Mennta Energy Solutions on energy markets, trading and risk management and is also a regular speaker and panel member at public conferences. She has written articles for industry publications including Harts Energy Markets, Energy Risk, Global Energy Business and Petroleum Review.

Nigel Harris is a director and principal consultant at Kingston Energy Consulting, which he founded with Mary Jackson in 2002. He has been helping energy traders to analyse and understand the markets for over 25 years, initially as a developer of market analysis software systems, and more recently as a consultant. At Kingston Energy Consulting, his main focus is on providing education and information transfer to participants in the energy trading business, through instructor-led classroom training, web-based training development, research projects, workshops, briefings and research-based report writing. In his work with Mennta Energy Solutions, he has created a library of new instructor-led and web-based courses on European gas and power markets and trading. In 2005, he worked with Mary Jackson to develop the popular Oil Trading Orientation course, which has since been presented at venues all over the world. He has also extensively revised and updated many existing courses on derivatives, hedging and risk management.  He regularly presents this material both at public venues and as in-house, often customised, courses. He is co-author of a series of highly regarded reports on European natural gas trading and has also contributed to reports on power markets and oil trading. In previous roles, he was a key member of the team that initially designed and developed Saladin's innovative Petroleum Analysis Workstation, a system that became an industry standard for historical price analysis during the 1990s and remained in use in the industry for two decades. During this period, he worked closely and extensively with oil and gas traders around the world to understand their information and analytical requirements. He also spent some years as an independent consultant, working mainly with software and information providers to help them better understand the oil and gas trading sectors.


Accreditations

NASBA: Mennta Energy Solutions is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org

CPD Certification Services: The CPD Certification Service works with Mennta Energy Solutions to ensure valuable knowledge is structured to complement the universal guidelines of Continuing Professional Development. Mennta Energy Solutions courses are approved by CPD at one credit per training hour.

BAC: Mennta Energy Solutions is pleased to be endorsed by the BAC for Independent Further Education as a Short Course Provider. Endorsement covers courses delivered in the UK only.

GARP: Mennta Energy Solutions is registered with GARP as an Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.

Fundamentals of Biofuels (VIRTUAL) - BF1V


Course Schedule

Date Time Location Price* Registration Deadline**
12-13 Sep 2022
Register
10:00am-12:30pm (New York) / 15:00-17:30 (London)
Zoom: Americas to Europe
USD 1,045 (BF1V-VILTNA22-09)
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*Prices do not include VAT, GST, or any other local taxes. All applicable taxes will be added to the invoice.
**Please register by the deadline to help us ensure sufficient attendance and avoid postponing the course.


Course Summary

Fundamentals of Biofuels is a VIRTUAL classroom course presented by the energy training experts at Mennta Energy Solutions.

This workshop provides an introduction to biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, biogas and sustainable aviation fuels.  

Topics explored during the course include an overview of different types of biofuels, and biofuel mandates around the world.  You will learn how biofuels are produced, global production, consumption and transportation trends,  and how the quality of biofuels compare to conventional fuels.

A key element of the course is that you get the chance to put the knowledge learned into practice through a series of educational and enjoyable class exercises.  These exercises are designed to reinforce and extend your learning from the class.

This virtual solution is comprised of two live instructor-led sessions hosted on state-of-the-art training software with video, audio, chat, live polls, breakout sessions and much more!


Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in biofuels, which could include people working in energy trading, refining, power generation, and fuels marketing and retail.  The course assumes no prior knowledge in the subject.


Course Content

Overview of biofuels

  • What are biofuels
  • Different types of biofuels including ethanol, biodiesel, biogas and sustainable aviation fuels
  • How biofuels are being used around the world
  • Biofuel mandates and regulations
  • Sustainability of biofuels

Production of biofuels

  • How are biofuels produced?
  • Different types of feedstocks
  • Key technologies
  • Biorefineries
  • Costs of producing biofuels

Supply and demand

  • Global production and consumption of biofuels
  • Main industry participants
  • Transportation of biofuels
  • The outlook for biofuels & key trends

Quality considerations

  • How the quality of biofuels compares to conventional fuels
  • Their advantages and disadvantages
  • Blending considerations
  • Major specifications

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