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Census Commodity Data Ltd is a price reporting agency, producing proprietary news and spot price assessments in the transportation fuels and agriculture markets.

As Europe seeks to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels for energy demand, regulation and policy around transport fuels is expected to proliferate over the coming years.

Energy Census has been setup to capture the essential prices that determine the future road transport fuel mix, including fuel and renewable energy certificates (RTFC).

All indications are for the UK RTFC market to firm and become more liquid as its importance grows as an instrument to help meet ever more stringent regulation.

Census RTFC prices are designed to be used as independent references in both long term supply, and short term trading contracts.

With the current elevated RTFC prices, an increasing number of anaerobic digestion plants are supplying biomethane into the transportation sector, a trend likely to accelerate if the price gap between the RTFC vs other incentive schemes (eg RHI) continues to widen.

The Team

Andrew Goodwin

Andrew sets the strategic direction, and leads business development for the company. Prior to founding Census, Andrew sat on the executive committee at S&P Global Platts and was the business manager responsible for their metals, agriculture, petrochemical and dry bulk shipping coverage.

He has spent his working life in the commodity markets, helping to establish new pricing benchmarks in agriculture and metals. He has lived and worked in China, the US and Europe and is now at the Census London HQ

Tim Worledge

Tim leads our price reporting coverage of the RTFC and related fuels markets.

A former director at S&P Global Platts, Tim led the global agriculture reporting team, including the ethanol and biodiesel markets.

Before moving into biofuels, Tim was an oil market pricing expert focusing on the European refined product markets.

Reese Ewing

Reese is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he has built his understanding of the South American commodities and logistics markets over the past twenty years and writes for AgriCensus about the soy bean market in particular.

Having led a small team specialized in raw materials in Brazil for Reuters News for most of that period, he focused on grains and oilseeds, biofuels, renewable energy and the shipping markets. In 2016, he enhanced his research and financial modeling abilities in the local commodities and energy markets by completing a two-year MBA program at the Esalq campus of the University of São Paulo.

He works for us as an independent freelance consultant.

John McGarrity

John covers the biofuels markets and specialises in EU climate and energy policy, renewable energy and fuels, and environmental politics related to the use of biofuels in transport. He has formerly worked for Platts, Reuters, Point Carbon and chinadialogue covering a wide range of commodities and markets.

Juan Pedro Tomas

Based in Buenos Aires, Juan Pedro covers key agricultural commodities and biofuels in Argentina and neighbouring South American countries.

He has previously worked for Latin Trade, Business News Americas and Telecompaper covering a wide range of markets including commodities, logistics, infrastructure and telecommunications. He has also worked for a number of political risk consultancy firms covering political risks in South American markets.

He works for us as an independent freelance consultant.

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