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Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa

28-29 Sep, 2017 - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

 

"Expanding the Biomass to Fuel, Gas & Power Capability in Africa!"

"Opportunities for Export & Localised Biomass Power Value Chain"

While solar and wind renewable power have garnered much larger interest (due to its returns and benefits), a balanced and diverse energy approach from conventional sources and small-scale systems, could provide adequate power output to major cities, industries and rural electrification at greater affordability and minimal environmental impact.  Africa has an abundance of agricultural resources that can be utilized efficiently and cost effectively in the bioenergy value chain.  From biomass co-firing, dedicated biopower, biogas and biofuels, Europe, the Americas and Asia have exhibited sustainable case studies which Africa can pick up from.  To start off, national mandates and supportive framework such as the Feed-In Tariff Scheme for renewable energy capacity to set the foundation support.

 

“Energy diversity a priority across Africa” 

~ July 2017, African Review

 

“Nampower plans big for several bio-mass power plants” ~ March 2017, Namibia Economist

 

“Uganda: AfDB supports biomass power plant” 

~ February 2017, ESI Africa

 

Tapping on the European expertise, Namibia’s national power utility (Nampower) recently made bold plans to construct up to 10 biomass power plants (10Mw to 100Mw).  Bush biomass resources will be locally sourced and to be supplied to these power plants by the commercial farmers.  More regional examples as such are springing up in biomass power, biogas and biofuels.

 

As firewood is still one of the key cooking fuel source in the region, converting these hazardous living habits can be a tall order.  Especially in Africa, bioenergy projects is linked to sustainability and improvement of quality of life for local populations.  

 

While the bioenergy sector is still in its nascent state, export opportunities of African biomass, wood chip, wood pellets, palm kernel shells (PKS), to Europe and North Asia are currently being explored.  

 

With the growing number renewable energy projects in Africa, financiers and investors would then be cautious and selective as they evaluate the bankability, so it has to be sustainably developed, operated and maintained, to offer a solid returns.

 

Gathering all stakeholders from the regulatory, project developing, technologies and financing, CMT’s Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa conference is a NOT TO BE MISSED event for all who are involved in the biomass and bioenergy value chain.  Register NOW to attend CMT’s Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa with your team.  Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for attractive group discounts.



Multiple Benefits to Attain Your Business Leads

  • Maximum networking benefits over 2 days, offering vital face-to-face interaction with the power utilities, IPP, biogas project developers, industrial boilers from the African region
  • Explore bioenergy opportunities in Southern African region
  • Keep track on the biomass power projects in Namibia and Sierra Leone
  • Find out how the sugar mills and cement kilns (with coffee husks) have developed their zero-waste operations
  • Be updated on the regulatory framework & opportunities on biogas projects in Ghana & South Africa
  • Learn from the leaders on biomass carbonization technologies – CHP, Co-Firing, Torrefaction (Black Pellets)
  • Assess the biomass export markets (Europe, Japan, South Korea, China, etc) and opportunities
  • Deepen your knowledge on what’s required to set up biomass export operation 


Confirmed Speakers:
 
  • African Development Bank
  • Eskom Power
  • Namibia Power Corporation (Ptd) Ltd.
  • Sunbird BioEnergy
  • LafargeHolcim Group
  • ECN
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
  • Blackwood Technology
  • Southern African Biogas Industry Association
  • Biogas Association of Ghana
  • Pöyry Management Consulting (UK) Ltd.
  • Asia Resource Partners Pte Ltd
  • Africa Renewables Ltd.

How you will Benefit from being Connected at CMT’s 2017 Biomass Series?

Since 2008, CMT’s Biomass series evolved from and into inter-regional biomass trade and supply, biomass power projects, developments in biofuels, biomass use regulations and more. The series traveled across Europe, America and Asia – from Rotterdam to Brussels to Atlanta to Seoul to Jakarta and last year to Tokyo.

 

Pegged as the ‘Global Biomass Buyer-Supplier Meet’  it has connected over thousands of wood pellet, wood chip and agricultural biomass (e.g. Palm Oil, etc) producers & traders, power utilities, and technology providers.

 

How Can You Get Connected ?

 

BE AN EXHIBITOR – Showcase Your Brands/Products

 

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BE A SPEAKER – Lead & Steer Discussions

 

BE A DELEGATE – Networking with industry best

 

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For more information and to find out how you can actively participate, please contact me on +65 6346 9113 or email me at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg

 

 

 

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AfDB approves grant for 20MW biomass power plant in Uganda

Posted on : 13 Jul, 2017

 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed on a $1 million grant to support Earth Energy’s proposed 20MW biomass power plant in northern Uganda.

 

The total cost for the project is expected to be about $50-$70 million and it will take approximately 18 months to complete.

 

Uganda is currently dependent on hydroelectricity power – which gets affected by climate changes. The use of biomass power, on the other hand reduces the effects of climate change.

 

The biomass power plant will use plant reeds from groundnuts, maize and other plants to generate power. Once completed, the plant will provide power to Northern Uganda.

 

The AfDB grant will finance certain expenditures for the construction and operation of the 20MW baseload biomass power plant. These in particular are the expenditures related to the development of an environment and social impact assessment and a technical feasibility study – includes a full feasibility study, biomass feasibility and feedstock study, a detailed engineering design study and a power evaluation study. The grant will also finance project management activities such as the recruitment of a procurement specialist and the audit of the grant use.

 

More about the prospects of biomass power projects in Africa will be discussed at Africa Biomass & BioEnergy Summit on 28-29 September, 2017, in Johannesburg.

 

For more information, email Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg and tel: +65 63469113

 

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2 MW Biogas plant launched in Kenya – Africa’s first grid-connected biogas plant

Posted on : 13 Mar, 2017

 

Gorge Farm – owned by the Vegpro Group, has begun a biogas plant that produces 2 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Located approximately 76km northwest of Nairobi, the Gorge Farm Energy Park has become the first biogas electricity producer in Africa that is selling its surplus electricity to the national grid.

 

Independent power producer - Biojoule Kenya is responsible for operating the Gorge Farm plant.

 

Biojoule Kenya has an agreement with Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) – the country's sole power distributor – to sell the electricity produced by Gorge Farm.

 

The surplus electricity produced at the plant can meet the power needs of 5,000-6,000 rural homes.

 

The plant produces biogas through anaerobic digestion. The biogas produced is burned in two engines, producing both electricity and heat in a process called cogeneration.

 

However, biogas power is yet to set off in a big way in Kenya. Currently, cogeneration adds only a small fraction in Kenya’s renewable power mix – at 0.7 percent in 2015, according to the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN), the country's biggest power company.

 

Some analysts say biogas could generate between 29 and 131 MW of power in Kenya. However, challenges such as low tariffs for biogas power are hindering investor interest. Moreover, biogas power feedstock such as agricultural and municipal waste is already in demand for other end uses such as fertilisers.  

 

More about the prospects of biogas power projects in Africa will be discussed at Africa Biomass & BioEnergy Summit on 28-29 September, 2017.

 

For more information, email Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.

 

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Speaker Profile

Mr. Kahenge Haulofu
Managing Director, Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd
SPEAKER TOPIC
Biomass Power Capacity Growth in Namibia – Drivers for Growth, NamPower’s Case Studies, Opportunities & Challenges
Day 1 [Thu 28, September], at 11:00 AM

Mr. Kahenge Simson Haulofu holds a B.Sc. Degree (Honours) in Civil Engineering from the Tampere University of Technology, Finland.  He currently serves as the Managing Director of the Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) Pty Limited, the power utility of Namibia whose core business is the generation, transmission and trading of energy.  He is registered as a professional....
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Mr. Makarand Arvind Joshi
Assistant General Manager (Business Development, Africa), Praj Industries (Africa) (Pty) Ltd
SPEAKER TOPIC
Economics of Biofuel (Ethanol) Production & Sustainable Energy Processes in the Sugar Mill Operations (Based on the Case Study from Kakira Sugars)
Day 1 [Thu 28, September], at 01:45 PM

Makarand is a business development professional at Praj Industries - a global leader and supplier of ethanol technology and manufacturing plants. Makarand holds a degree in Petrochemical Engineering and Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Pune, India. With industry experience spanning close to 15 years, Makarand has worked along a wide spectrum of ethanol industry – from proposal engineering & establishing an ethanol plant to sales & business developmen....
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Mr. Berend Vreugdenhil
Innovation Manager, Biomass Gasification, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
SPEAKER TOPIC
Biomass & Waste Valorization through Thermo Chemical Conversion
Day 1 [Thu 28, September], at 03:20 PM

Berend Joost (Berend) Vreugdenhil holds an M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University Delft. In 2006 he started his career at ECN within the Syngas and SNG group, where research is focussed on developing the technology to produce sustainable natural gas from biomass. The first four years at ECN he was involved in the gasifier research, looking into the effect of bed materials on gas composition, temperature....
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Mr. Maarten Herrebrugh
CEO, Blackwood Technology B.V.
SPEAKER TOPIC
Benefits of Torrefaction for Co-Firing of Biomass in Coal Power Stations
Day 1 [Thu 28, September], at 04:20 PM

Maarten Herrebrugh is CEO and co-founder of Blackwood Technology, a leading torrefaction technology company. From 2009-2015 he was the COO and later CEO of Topell Energy, where he was responsible for building and operating Topell’s industrial scale biomass torrefaction plant. Before entering the bioenergy industry, he ran a restructuring business where he executed operational turnarounds for various companies in different industries. Earlier in his career he worke....
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