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2nd Biomass Trade & Power Europe

13-14 Feb, 2017 - Copenhagen

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

13 Feb, 2017 - Monday

Pre-Conference Site Visit

(08:30 – 11:30)

to Hofor’s Amager Power Plant

 

  • Hofor’s Amager power station comprises of two combined heat and power units with a combined electrical capacity of 314MW and a combined heat capacity of 583MW. It is partly fuelled with wood pellets. 
  • Unit 1 of this plant was retrofitted from coal to biomass in 2009, and today consumes around 380,000 tons of wood pellets annually. Hofor have also announced plans to replace coal with wood chips at the second Amager unit in 2020.

 

08:30 Depart Crown Plaza Copenhagen Towers
09:00 Visit to Hofor’s Amager Power Plant
11:00 Depart for Crown Plaza
11:30 End of site visit

13 Feb, 2017 - Monday

Main Conference

12:30

Registration & Light Lunch

13:30

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

Mr. Brodie Govan, Biomass Broker
Voyage Power
13:40

Overview of the European Wood Pellet Market

  • What are the key supply & demand fundamentals & what is the analysis of the current winter so far? 
  • What impact will the arrival of MGT Power’s new 300MW dedicated plant have on the market? 
  • How will the UK decision to leave the EU impact the market? 
  • What to expect from 2017 onwards

Louisa Blair, Research Manager
Hawkins Wright Ltd.
14:10

Utility and Trader Panel

  • Expert projections on demand streams for the year ahead 
  • What are the key policy developments in Europe & how will it affect demand?
  • Do opportunities exist to supply biomass to new markets outside of Europe & in different industries?
  • Is SBP being adopted and making it easier to trade?

Senior Representative, RWE Supply & Trading

Mr. Fabien Mehu, Head of Biomass Trading
Engie Energy Management scrl

Senior Representative, Dong Energy

Mr. Michael Christensen, Senior Trader
CM Biomass Partners A/S

Mr. Christian Joore, Senior Biomass Trader
Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands NV
14:50

Discussion followed by Networking Break

15:30

Baltic Pellet Outlook – Challenges & Opportunities in the Current Market

  • What is the biggest challenges & big opportunities for Europe's largest wood pellet supplier?
  • How does Graanul deal with varying Sustainability & Certification Requirements 
  • Does the producer see new markets for wood pellets?  
  • How does it view the wood pellet market in the years' ahead? 

Mr. Raul Kirjanen, CEO
AS Graanul Invest
16:00

Panel: Return of the Dutch Biomass Market - Insight from the Utilities; A look at Sustainability & Challenges to be Overcome

  • What projects have been approved & how much more demand will it bring?
  • Has the sustainability requirements been confirmed & will non-FSC also be accepted?
  • Will new long term contracts likely be signed against the plants or is there an expectancy of more prompt & term buying from the utilities?

Mr. Jan Groeneveld, Biomass Sourcing Manager
Uniper

Mr. Fabien Mehu, Head of Biomass Trading
Engie Energy Management scrl

Senior Representative, RWE

Mr. Christian Joore, Senior Biomass Trader
Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands NV
17:00

End of Day One

14 Feb, 2017 - Tuesday
09:00

Chairman's Remarks

09:10

Overview of the International Wood Chip Market

  • An insight into projected supply & demand
  • Analysis of the key supply regions & new projects
  • Overview of wood chip pricing delivered into Europe

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Acting Editor, Biomass Markets
Argus Media Ltd
09:40

Panel: Rise in European Wood Chip Demand

  • Scandinavian wood chip consumption is set to rise significantly but why are others not using wood chips?
  • Who is consuming wood chips & what are the logistical challenges?
  • A look at sustainability & specification issues on wood chips

Senior Representative, Dong Energy

Mr. Kjell Nilsson, Senior Trader/ Biomass
Fortum Värme sm Stockholmstad

Mr. Daniel Madrid
Generandi S.L.
Mr. Paolo Moscone, Biomass Project Development / Commercial Manager
Enviro Srl
10:45

Discussion followed by Networking Break

11:30

Insight into the World’s Largest Wood Chip Consuming Plant – Fortum’s Stockholm Facility

  • What volume does the plant consume & what feedstock does it use? 
  • What is the sourcing strategy of the plant? 
  • Why did Fortum decide to consume wood chips over wood pellets? 
  • Do Fortum plant to replicate this plant elsewhere across Europe? 

Mr. Kjell Nilsson, Senior Trader/ Biomass
Fortum Värme sm Stockholmstad
12:00

Scandinavian District Heating Demand

  • Who are the key players & what feedstocks do they consume? 
  • How has Fortum’s new plant in Stockholm impacted on the market?
  • What is the split in biomass between locally sourced material vs. imports? 
  • Are there other district heating markets across Europe for suppliers to target?

Johan Granath, Senior VP Bioenergy
Ekman & Co AB
12:30

Role the Baltics & Russia plays in the European Industrial & Heating Markets?

  • How much volume does each region supply today & what is it’s potential? 
  • What are the challenges from supplying from both regions? 
  • Will Russia predominantly play a role as a marginal spot supplier or can it be a region to sign long term contracts with?

Mr. Simon Rodian Christensen, CEO
CM Biomass Partners A/S
13:00

Discussion followed by Network Lunch

14:15

Global Producer Panel

  • Can producers continue to operate at current price levels? 
  • How does pricing differ on the spot market vs. long term contracting?
  • Is SBP being adopted & what are the challenges?
  • Is there still room in the market for smaller producers & can they realistically still compete & win long term contracts? 

Senior Representative, Enviva

Mr. Vaughan Bassett, Senior Vice President, Sales & Logistics
Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Tiago Andrade, Founder & Director, Europe
Wood Pellet Services
15:00

The Asian Market – A Producer's Experience of Transacting in Asia

  • What is Japan & Korea’s current demand and future growth
  • How does doing business with both countries differ and what is the best strategy for producers looking to supply to Asia? 
  • Which regions are competing to supply to both markets & how does the pricing compared to Europe? 
  • What are the Japanese & Korean requirements on sustainability & specifications?

Mr. Vaughan Bassett, Senior Vice President, Sales & Logistics
Pinnacle Renewable Energy
15:30

Discussion followed by Network Break

16:15

3-way Debate: Future of Biomass – Discussion between Key Buyer, Seller & Trader

  • What is the future of biomass as an industry, is it growing & developing? 
  • Are we learning as an industry & what are we doing well vs. badly? 
  • Is it dominated by too few or does the industry have too many participants? 
  • How can we be more creative and dynamic?

Johan Mertens, Biomass Procurement Officer
Engie Energy Management scrl

Senior Representative, RWE

 

Senior Representative, Enviva

17:00

Final Discussion followed by End of Conference

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