5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power
23-25 Sep, 2014 - Seoul
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Tapping on the Growing Biomass Demand in China, Japan & South Korea


According to Enerone's recent report, Korean wood pellet imports grew by almost 300% in November 2013 and 2014's Q1 trade has been very lively with over 280,000 tons of imported wood pellets. Still, USD23.8 million of RPS penalty was imposed in 2013 as the six power supplying subsidiaries of Gencos recorded only about 60% fulfillment of the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). So with the liberalization to allow imports of other pelletized biomass (e.g. from Oil Palm Pellet, Torrefied Pellet) into Korea from July 2014, this growth is set to continue as the Korean gencos' co-firing requirement is estimated to be higher than the current imported volume.


Japan is expected to increase importation of energy chips and wood pellets. Up until this year, Japan has imported only very limited volumes of wood pellet, primarily from Canada, but it is likely that import volumes of both pellets and energy chips will increase in the coming years. Major oil wholesaler Showa Shell Sekiyu is spending USD164 million to build Japan's largest biomass power plant of 49MW in Kawasaki near Tokyo


Paper manufacturers in Japan such as Oji Paper and Nippon Paper are hopping on the Japanese government's feed-in tariff (FIT) bandwagon by plugging into the biomass power generation with the wasted wood chips from forest thinning.


Major Japanese and Korean energy and trading companies are already exploring the opportunities to import pellets from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Canada and the US. To meet this almost insatiable appetite, global suppliers are cranking up their production supply and logistics chain for export-ready pellets. Foreign investments and indigenous partnership are also fast-tracking the development of wood pellet production in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam as well as other high calorific value biomass fuel such as Palm Pellets, PKS, etc. Bio-Coal, or torrefied Pellet, has also evolved from R&D to commercial productions globally and here in Asia!


The competition is intensifying and the action is right here in Asia. Attend CMT's Biomass Pellets Trade & Power and secure deals and partnerships.


Multiple Benefits & Vital Sessions to Attain Your Leads & Network

  • Maximum networking benefits over 3 days, gain direct interaction with the gencos, power utilities, steel, paper companies and buyers from Korea and Japan
  • Updates on biomass demand (wood pellets, PKS, etc) and capacity growth in biomass power generation
  • Gencos' Perspectives on biomass co-firing or dedicated power project development and implication on the biomass fuel requirements & contracting
  • Updates on cross-regional development of wood pellets and other biomass production from USA, Indonesia, and export potential for the North Asian market
  • Evaluate the economics and imports availability of Palm Kernels Shells (PKS) from South East Asia & West Africa
  • Plan, Strategize and position your company in the global wood pellets markets, as well as palm pellets and PKS
  • Explore the emergence of torrefied biomass pellet
  • Deepen your knowledge on converting coal to biomass-fired unit
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Day 1 
Day 2
Visit to KOSEP's Co-Firing Power Plant at Yeongheung 
Half Day Post-Conference Workshop


Confirmed speakers to-date from:

  • Korea South East Power (KOSEP)
  • Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)
  • Korea East-West Power (EWP)
  • Korea Southern Power (KOSPO)
  • Korea Western Power
  • EnerOne
  • GDF Suez
  • Green Circle Bio Energy
  • Asia Biomass & Electric
  • PVM Oil Associates
  • Eastern Petroleum Corporation
  • Summit Energy Corporation
  • PT Trenergy
  • Drewry Maritime Services
  • Indufor Asia Pacific
  • PT Inhutani III (Persero)
  • FutureMetrics LLC


230+ Delegates, 25+ Speakers, 20+ Partners, Sponsors and Exhibitors from 25+ Countries


The above sums up the success of CMT's biomass event last year. And we are now thrilled to announce our 2014 series - 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 23-25 September, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, co-hosted by EnerOne.


We urge you to mark this date in your diary or pre-register to enjoy early bird discounts. The 2014 event is the 'Global Biomass Buyers and Suppliers Meet' that you simply cannot miss!


Better your business development with post conference workshop on doing business in the Korean biomass to powermarket.


PLUS a guided visit to KOSEP's Co-firing Power Plant at Yeongheung, with tour facilitated and led by Korean South East Power (KOSEP). Limited seats, site visit registration on a firstcome first serve basis.


Register NOW for the 3-full days' exciting event with hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg. Contact us for attractive bundle and group discounts.



For starters, summit Co-Host


is giving out their 'South Korea Biomass
Report' as complimentary download.

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Separately Bookable


Post-Conference Workshop

Doing Business in the Korean
Biomass to Power Market
24 September, 14:00 to 17:30 hrs


This half-day workshop will provide a comprehensive perspective on Biomass Business in Korea: Context, Regulations, Key Players, Drivers & Practice.

The objective is to orientate current & potential participants in Korea's biomass market to the competitive business landscape, and this workshop will be of particular interest to all who are interested in marketing their products / solutions (biomass, wood pellet, equipment, services, & etc.) into the Korean biomass to energy market.

Separately Bookable


Post Conference Site Visit

Korea South East Power's (KOSEP)
Co-Firing Power Plant at Yeongheung
25 September, 07:00 to 17:00 hrs



4th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power, 09 - 12 Sep 2013 - Seoul


Profile of Attendees




"Very impressive and valuable to my work"

- Korea Western Power


"This is my first time attending the conference. It really provide a lot of information about the industry and future"

- Malaysian Investment Development Authority


"Conference provided the forum to understand Korean market for biomass pellets & chips"

- Fibreco Export Inc


"A Must Attend for renewable energy companies"

- Thaitransfarmer


Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

 Malaysian Firms Urged To Venture Into Biomass Sector


Biomass plant in Roi Et creating 'clean power'


Korean firm starts $20m project in Siak


Hilton expands Southeast Asia carbon offset programme


Wood Pellets & Wood Chips Producers & Traders | Palm Oil & Sugar Mill Owners | Aggregators & Marketers for Agricultural Residues (PKS, EFB, Sugar Bagasse, Rice Husk) | Power Utilities, IPP, Industrial Power & CHP Plants | Agriculture, Forestry, Plantation Companies | Commodity Brokers & Analysts | Wood Processing | Shipping & Brokers (DryBulk) | Government / Regulators | Pulp & Paper, Pelletizing Equipment/Technology Companies | Trade/Project Financers | Emission / CDM Traders | Environmental Engineers

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry.


Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request.

nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or

(65) 6346 9130

South Korea proposes lower trade barrier on clean energy products and services, to promote global clean energy use
Posted on : 09 Jun, 2014


South Korea is proposing a lower trade barrier for renewable energy based products and services. This proposal is in tune with the country's plans to promote the global use of clean energy.


The country believes that the clean energy sector will attract more investments only when clean energy products and services are guaranteed easy access to markets in different countries across the world. However, the standards vary from one country to another and because of the fact that there is no international regulation, clean energy products and services are finding it difficult to reach overseas markets.


South Korea plan to remove trade barriers such as non-tariff barriers, will include addressing international standards and regulations for clean energy products.


As per South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy estimates, the global clean energy products market shows a decline in investment from US$31.8 billion in 2011 to $28.6 billion in 2012 and to $25.4 billion in 2013.


South Korea also plans to revive the investment scenario by creating a new working group, which will specifically look into enhancing global market access of clean energy products.


Plus, South Korea also has plans to recognize the 10 most prominent energy technologies, including carbon capture, use and storage technology, that are expected to lead the industry over the next 10 years.


More on South Korea's clean energy initiatives will be discussed at 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 23-25 September, 2014 in Seoul.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more information.



Kleangas Energy Technology’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary – Green Day to deliver approx. 5,000 to 10,000 MT of pellets to South Korea per month
Posted on : 06 Mar, 2014


Kleangas Energy Technologies, Inc., a R&D company dedicated to producing alternative clean technologies that promote energy efficiency throughout a wide range of applications, recently received an order to deliver about 5,000 to 10,000 Metric Tons of pellets per month to South Korea via its wholly owned subsidiary - Green Day Technologies.

Under the 12-month long agreement, Green Day Technologies will earn over $800,000 to as much as $1,700,000 per month.

The subsidiary has ramped up its production capabilities to meet the requirements of the order. With such expansion, Green Day expects to earn several more orders over the next few months.

With increasing environmental concerns over coal and crude products, clean and environment friendly products such as pellets are in huge demand. Kleangas expects revenues from pellet orders to double and triple in the next 12 months given the increase in demand for pellets in both domestic and overseas markets.


Inspired by such developments, CMT will host its 5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power conference to be held from 23-25 September, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea to provide latest updates on biomass pellets and industry trends.


Visit the official webpage for details or contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.
















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Speaker Profile

Mr.Yonghua Li
 Mr. Li Yonghua, CEO of Anhui Guozhen Biomass Power Generation Company Limited graduated from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (formerly known as Shanghai Mechanical Engineering Institute) with a Bachelor degree in thermal energy conversion. Through the years, Mr. Li Yonghua has gained extensive operational experience in the field o....
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Mr.Yonghua Li, CEO
Anhui Guozhen Biomass Power Generation Pte. Ltd.
Development of China’s Biomass Power Generation – Opportunities & Commercial Viability
Day 1 [Tue 23, September], at 09:50 AM
Mr.Johan Mertens

 Johan Mertens is biomass officer at GDF Suez Energy Management Trading in Brussels. GDF Suez EMT trades coal and freight as well as biomass for power and heat applications.

Before joining Electrabel (GDF Suez) in 2006, he was a procurement manager at Hydrogenics, a Canadian electrolyser and fuel cell manufacturer. He started his career in....
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Mr.Johan Mertens, Biomass Procurement Officer
GDF Suez
Trends & Lesson Learned from the European Biomass to Power & Trade Markets
Day 1 [Tue 23, September], at 11:00 AM

Mr.Park Hee Jang

 Mr Park Heejang is the General Manager of KOSEP's Renewable Energy since December 2012. He joined KOSEP in May 2000, managing power plant design and construction management.

Mr Park joined KEPCO in 1991 as a power plant commissioning engineer and control system expert for gas and steam turbine.

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Mr.Park Hee Jang, General Manager, Renewable Energy Team
Korea South East Power Co. Ltd (KOSEP)
Korean Gencos’ Perspective – Current Projects (Co-Firing, Dedicated, etc), Roll-outs of Biomass Utilization for Power Generation, Expectations on Wood Pellet/Biomass Imports:
Day 1 [Tue 23, September], at 11:50 AM
Dr. Ir.Bambang Widyantoro

 Dr. Ir. Bambang Widyantoro started his career in development of industrial forest plantation in PT. Finnantara Intiga (joint venture between Inhutani III, Stora Enzo-Finland, and Gudang Garam) and he was their director for over 10 years.

Now, he is the President Director of PT. Inhutani III where one of the business unit is forest pl....
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Dr. Ir.Bambang Widyantoro, President Director
PT Inhutani III (Persero)
Wood Pellets & Biomass Markets in Indonesia – Current Development, Growth Potential and Partnership Opportunities
Day 1 [Tue 23, September], at 02:30 PM

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