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Biomass Trade & Power

10-12 Mar, 2010 - Rotterdam

Golden Tulip Rotterdam-Centre

10 Mar, 2010 - Wednesday
08:30

Chairman’s Welcome and Remarks

Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development
08:40

EU’s Sustainability Requirement of Biomass for Use in Power & Energy

- Obligation to EU renewable energy regulation, & subsidies from government
- EU's view on sustainability & certification
- EU's incentives and aid in biomass trade & power generation sector
- Post Copenhagen - what's ahead for bioenergy?

09:05

Renewable Power Generation from Biomass - Essent's Perspective

·  Future outlook for investments in renewable power from biomass

·  Renewable merit order from an utility perspective

·  Increase in biomass co-firing at large scale combustion plants

RWE Supply & Trading Netherlands B.V.
09:25

Large-Scale Usage of Solid Biomass for Power Generation in Belgium

- Growth & outlook of biomass usage
- Incentives/policy on biomass for power and heat
- Issues influencing growth of this sector
- Biomass import, types & trade challenges

09:50

Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

10:20

A Power Generator’s Role in International Biomass Trade

- Drivers for biomass power and drivers for biomass trade
- E.ON's activities and how the above impact E.ON
- General activities (in biomass power and trade) in the UK
- Risks and barriers in the emerging market

10:45

Bio-Energy  – The Avenue Towards Energy Sustainability. The Swedish Case.

- Role of Bioenergy in the Swedish Energy Policy
- Historical Review
- Structure of Production Units and Markets
- Import/export Issues

First Bioenergy FBIO AB
11:05

Nidera - Pooling for Success: Pooling Production & Conversion Capacity Strategy for Growth

11:30

Financing Requirement for Biopower Value Chain

12:00

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:10

Afternoon Chairman's Remarks

Biomass Exporters' Perspectives

13:15

Export Potential of Biomass from the Baltic (with Focus on Latvia)

- Sources & specification of biomass products
- Exports capacity versus domestic demand for power generation

13:40

Australia’s Pellets Export Outlook

14:05

China’s Biomass Pellets Market Outlook

- Production of biomass pellet & specification
- Exports potential & capacity
- Growth of China's biomass demand for power generation

Ms. Jana Zhang, Deputy General Manager
Beijing Shengchang Bioenergy S&T Co., Ltd.
14:30

Bio-Trade Equity Fund – The Vehicle Needed for Biomass Trade

- EU needs low cost biomass to achieve renewable fuels targets
- Generally too risky to invest in production in developing countries
- A properly structured fund will reduce risk, increase biomass trade, and provide socioeconomic benefits

Climate Change Solutions
14:55

Export Potential of Solid Biomass from Brazil

15:20

Discussion followed by Networking Tea

15:50

Development of Exchange-Traded, Standardized Biomass Products

- Market model, growing from infancy to maturity
- Increase price transparency by launch of wood pellet index
- Hedging, clearing and settlement
- Product specifications
- Related biomass products development

16:15

Backcasting the Pellets Market

- Definite trends
- Future market & trade conditions
- Future market resources

Abstraction - Biobased Opportunities
16:45

Discussion followed by End of Day One

17:00

Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

On board "Marco Polo" - Cruise Visit to one of Rotterdam Port's Wood Pellet Terminals
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11 Mar, 2010 - Thursday
08:30

Main Challenges & Opportunities in Biomass Cofiring in Pulverized Coal Power Plants

- Options for on site fuel handling and storage
- Impacts on boiler performance
- Ash utilization options

09:05

Carbon Markets and Impact on Biomass Power Generation

Carbon Rooster Advisory Services BV.
09:30

"Roundtable" on Biomass Certification & Implications for Trade

- Ongoing initiatives in bioenergy certification: current status and the expected activities & recommendations for further harmonization in the future
- Discuss on first experiences on bioenergy certification: lessons learnt from these first experiences
- The (expected) impacts on trade when a certification system for bioenergy is introduced
- What are the bottlenecks and possibilities for stakeholders in the bioenergy chain?

ISCC System GmbH (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification)
10:40

Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

11:05

Pre-Treatment Biomass Using Pyrolysis Technologies

11:35

Torrefaction – Accelerated Carbonised Biomass, Optimal CO2 Neutral Substitute for Coal

- Torrefaction - the principles
- The dramatic increase in feedstock
- Economics

Commercialization Roadmap of Bio-Char

12:00

Biochar – Potential Commodity from Biomass Waste & R&D progress (Production & Appln)


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)- Agricultural Research Service
12:25

Hydrothermal Carbonization- Economical Route towards Modern Materials Chemistry

Max-Planck-Institut fur Kolloid-und Grenzflaechenforschung
12:50

Environmental Challenges in Biochar Production & Soil/Water Applications

German Academy of Science & Engineering
13:15

Final discussion followed by Closing Lunch

14:30

End of Conference

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