"Extremely well organised and with interesting participants" Global Wood Holding SA
"This was a great conference both in topics as well as the people that attended" E-Energy Market
"This conference was a good mix of interesting presentations, opportunities for chatting and small talk between participants"
"As an outsider, I am now enlightened about biomass" Tschudi Shipping Company AS
"Truly impressed. I had no pre-conceptions but the honesty of the speakers and mix of participants provided a medium for understanding across the biomass complex" DONG Energy
" A good opportunity to meet important players of biomass growing market" KEMA Consulting
"The conference was the perfect occasion to get a holistic overview over the current biomass industry and to meet people from all functions within the industry" Choren Biomass
Biomass industry's most influential players are convening at this week's 3rd Biomass Trade & Power conference in Brussels!
Posted on : 20 Feb, 2012
CMT’s 3rd Biomass Trade & Power is all poised to be an important industry-networking platform, with an excellent mix of participants coming from key sectors across the industry value chain. Here is a breakdown of attendee profiles:
Attendees are all looking forward to 2 days of meaningful exchanges with industry’s most influential names and many top executives from Europe and beyond!
De derde Biomass Trade and Power Summit in februari te Brussel!
Posted on : 31 Jan, 2012
Biomassa (houtpellets, houtsnippers en agrarische residuen) draagt voor meer dan de helft bij in de productie van hernieuwbare energie als een schone, veilige en competitieve energiebron in de EU. Naast de EU is Azië, voorzien van een overvloed aan van biomassa uit bosbouw en agrarische residuen, bezig met de ontwikkeling van haar biomassa-sector, zowel in vraag en aanbod. Gevolg is dat de biomassa handelsstromen niet langer beperkt zijn tot de EU maar uitgegroeid zijn tot een wereldhandel.
Na twee geweldige jaren in Rotterdam verhuist de Biomass Trade en Power Summit naar Brussel. Op 23 en 24 februari staan de volgende onderwerpen op de agenda: de globale handel in biomassa en de groei en kansen van elektriciteitsproductie in regio's zoals de EU, VK, Azië en de VS. Het 2012 event voorziet een bezoek aan de elektriciteitscentrale van Rodenhuize, een 180mW biomassa gestookte centrale, gevestigd in Gent, België voor de aanvang van de conferentie.
Gespreid over anderhalve dag en met thema 's zoals de garantie van de operationele vooruitgang en duurzame groei in een transparante economie en met een strategische bijeenkomst van stakeholders uit meer dan 30 landen uit de sector van het aanbod van biomassa & elektriciteitsproductie, is het evenement voorzien van zinvolle interacties en netwerking.
Op de conferentie zijn een indrukwekkend aantal experts aanwezig, waaronder:
Daarnaast zullen er updates worden gepresenteerd over de internationale groei van de elektriciteitsproductie en handel van biomassa/vraag in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Polen door Mairi Black van Drax Power Station en de heer Piotr M. Nowak, Manager van het buitenlandse handelsdepartement van vaste brandstoffen van Trading Department Weglokoks SA. Ondertussen zal Dr Yves Ryckmans, de Chief Technology Officer Biomassa bij Electrabel - Laborelec een overzicht geven over de vooruitgang van het Houtpellets Kopers Initiatief voor duurzaamheid & specificaties voor industriële houtpellets.
Voor meer informatie en om uw team te registreren voor de conferentie en de site te bezoeken gaat u naar de officiële event pagina op http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=120208.
*Translated by ODE-Vlaanderen medewerker
UK’s RWE npower world’s largest wood pellet-based biomass power to start operations this month
Posted on : 31 Jan, 2012
RWE npower is all set to start commercial operations at UK’s biggest biomass power station at Tilbury. The third of three units at the 750-megawatt (MW) power plant will start producing power and will be commercially operational by the end of January.
According to Dan Meredith, Corporate Public Relations Manager for RWE npower, at full capacity the plant will use approximately 2.5 million tons of wood pellets by the time the plant switches from coal to only biomass. This switch would account for 10% of renewable energy output for the U.K. going into 2012.
To provide updates on global growth in biomass based power generation & trade/demand , latest on on-going projects, infrastructure, investment & trade, CMT will be hosting its 3rd Biomass Trade and Power on 23-24 Feb 2012. The conference in Brussels is a perfect networking & information exchange platform for all Biomass Power producers, Biomass producers, Traders, Key European regulators and technology experts and more.
CMT has also arranged an exclusive Pre-Conference Site Visit on 22 February 2012 to Rodenhuize Power Station, located in Ghent, Belgium. The site visit is open for bookings on first-come-first basis to the conference registered delegates only.
Source: Biomass magazine
Amsterdam gearing up for Biomass Boom
Posted on : 12 Jan, 2012
The increased focus on renewable energy and new Dutch government proposals that will see the use of some biomass mandatory in the country’s coal-fired power stations by 2022 is expected to lead to a boom in biomass traffic in Dutch ports such as Amsterdam. Currently, Dutch ports handle around 1.5million tonnes of biomass annually, but due to the forecast growing demand for the alternative energy source in North European countries, the figure is expected to increase to about 13.5million tonnes by 2020.
The MD of the Commercial Department of Port of Amsterdam, Koen Overtoom, estimated that by 2020, The Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia and the UK will require 15Million tones of biomass a year. As a result, the port of Amsterdam will acquire a significant market share in the north-west European market for biomass transhipment, said Overtoom.
With this backdrop, CMT’s is pleased to be hosting 3rd Biomass Trade and Power on 23-24 Feb 2012 to be held in Brussels focussing on the evolving Biomass commodity market especially in the EU region. The conference also features an exclusive Pre-Conference Site Visit on 22 February 2012 to Rodenhuize Power Station, located in Ghent, Belgium. This site visit is especially arranged for and opened for bookings on first-come-first basis to the conference registered delegates only.
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Tolaram of Singapore Plans Biomass Power, Heat Plant in Estonia
Posted on : 01 Dec, 2011
Singapore’s Tolaram Group plans to build a heat and power plant in Kehra, northern Estonia estimated to cost 30 million euros ($41 million). The annual capacity of the plant is planned at 108 gigawatt-hours of thermal energy and 63 GWh of electric energy. The aim is to launch the plant by the end of 2014, commented Sonny Aswani, the company’s managing director. Tolaram is preparing the project in cooperation with Estonia's state-owned energy group Eesti Energia and will be finalizing investment decisions in 2012.The energy produced by the cogeneration plant will be used by Horizon Pulp and Paper also owned by Tolaram.
Global demand for Biomass is rapidly growing , especially in Europe. As fuel stock for power and heat, biomass investment has been hailed to be more lucrative than any other renewable - offering higher yields, earlier returns and greater potential for economies of scale. CMT’s 3rd Biomass Trade and Power, 23-24 Feb 2012 to be held in Brussels emphasizes the Global Biomass Trade & Power generation growth and opportunities in regions like EU, UK, Asia & US.
UK incentives to boost companies generating electricity from Biomass – Drax expected to soar high!
Posted on : 31 Oct, 2011
As reported by Bloomberg, U.K. incentives are boosting biomass power. On 21 Oct, 2011 the Department for Energy and Climate Change has proposed doubling the tradable ROCs, or Renewables Obligation Certificates, given to enhanced biomass co-firing plants. The proposals, which will take effect in April 2013, or April 2014 aimed at ensuring the U.K. meets its European Union target of getting 15 percent of all energy for heat, power and transportation from renewable energy in 2020.
Inevitably, this would allow some of the thermal power plants, which have converted to biomass, to boost their production. Drax, owner of the UK’s biggest coal-fired power station, hopes by 2016 to use biomass for 50% of the output from its 2GW operation. Drax will increase its use of co-firing biomass thanks to the increased incentives commented Dorothy Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Drax. She added that an additional uplift on the proposed level could further the opportunity for burning more biomass. It is now poised to source half its fuel from Biomass.She commented that is not surprising if biomass is going to become an increasingly important commodity and will eventually replace fossil fuels. Drax is expected to soar higher if high subsidies for enhancing co- firing are introduced.
Many Biomass power plants have been approved in the UK early this year implying the increased competition for biomass-generated power. Against this backdrop, CMT’s 3rd Biomass Trade and Power, 23-24 Feb 2012 in Brussels aims to share insights on Global Biomass Trade & Power Generation Growth in EU, in particular UK region. Finalized program details will be released shortly . Meanwhile one can email Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com to Pre-register interest or send in enquiries.