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3rd Biomass Trade & Power Europe

07-08 Feb, 2018 - Copenhagen, DENMARK

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

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07 Feb, 2018 - Wednesday

Conference Registration


Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks

Mr. Brodie Govan, Biomass Broker
Voyage Power Ltd

Updates on the European Wood Pellet Market

  • Analysis of the current winter so far & how has it affected pricing
  • What impact has the arrival of EPH’s Lynemouth plant in the UK & the Dutch co-firing plants had on the market? 
  • How will the UK decision to leave the EU impact the market?
  • How has Asian demand impacted European pricing

Ms. Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor
Argus Media Ltd

Utility & Traders Panel

  • Expert projections on supply & demand for the year ahead 
  • Insight into the key price drivers in the European & Asian pellet market
  • Discussion on how to make the wood pellet market more standardized.
  • Where is future demand & new markets likely to emerge?

Mr. Johan Mertens, Biomass Procurement Officer
Engie Energy Management Scrl

Mr. Søren Alsing, Head of Fuel, BioEnergy & Thermal Power
Ørsted (Previously known as DONG Energy) - Orsted

Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen, COO
CM Biomass Partners A/S

Mr. Christian Joore, Lead Trader
Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands NV

Discussion followed by Networking Tea


Analysis of Biomass Freight Markets

  • Historical freight rate & trends 
  • Key drivers & fundamentals behind rates
  • Future direction & outlook for dry bulk rates

Mr. Derek Langston, Senior Director
SSY Consultancy & Research

Panel: New European Demand - Insight from New Generators on their Plans & Plants, Challenges & Impact on the Wood Pellet Market

  • What projects have come online & how much more demand will it bring?
  • Insight into sourcing for new plants & challenges to get them generating 
  • Will more demand emerge from the UK, Netherlands & Scandinavia?

Mr. Nigel Hildyard, Director, Biomass Business Development
EP Invest

Mr. Martin de Wolff, Head of Biomass
RWE Supply & Trading

Networking Cocktail Reception for ALL Speakers & Participants


End of Day One

08 Feb, 2018 - Thursday

Chairman’s Remarks

Mr. Brodie Govan, Biomass Broker
Voyage Power Ltd

Updates on the International Wood Chip Market

  • Projected supply & demand analysis of the key supply regions & new projects 
  • Analysis of the key supply regions & new projects
  • Wood chip pricing outlook delivered into Europe


Buyers Panel: Perspective on Development of the Wood Chip Market

  • Is there sufficient chips to satisfy the growing demand? 
  • Which regions are the bulk of supply emerging from, and do we have enough large-scale & credible suppliers? 
  • Will it be possible to standardize the wood chip sector & make it a commodity?


Moderated by:

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Biomass Research Manager
Hawkins Wright Ltd.

Mr. Benny Corneliusen, Bioenergy Manager
Verdo Energy

Mr. Jan Groeneveld, Biomass Sourcing Manager

Discussion followed by Networking Coffee


Producer’s Challenges: Tackling Evolving Pellet Specifications in Europe & Asia

  • How does pellet specifications differ between the European & Asian markets? 
  • What are the challenges in Europe delivering to different consumers in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium & Denmark? 
  • Does the industry need to revisit & adjust the IWPB pellet specifications? 
  • Which parameters raise the most issues & what can be done to satisfy buyer requests for lower limits?
  • What are the challenges for a producer in switching between industrial & EnPlus pellets? 


Sustainability Standards in Europe

  • Progress of SBP across the biomass sector 
  • Challenges facing producers in Europe & North America
  • Comparison of schemes in different member states & the challenges of harmonising sustainability across the sector
  • Role of the industry in proving the sustainability credentials of biomass 


Ørsted - Wood Pellets Versus Wood Chips

  • Insights into challenges of sourcing and consuming pellets over chips
  • How the sourcing, logistics, handling & burning of the two fuels compare & contrast?
  • A look at how sustainability & specifications of the two fuels differ

Mr. Søren Sripathy, Senior Biomass Originator
Ørsted (Previously known as DONG Energy) - Orsted

Discussion followed by Networking Luncheon


Analysis on the Future of Waterproof Black Pellets

  • Will black pellets ever be commercially viable & produced on a larger scale? 
  • Key price drivers in the European & Asian pellet market
  • How to make the wood pellet market more standardized
  • Major obstacles & challenges for black pellets to become a commodity

Dr. William Strauss, President
FutureMetrics, LLC

Future of the Dutch Biomass Market

  • Insight into Dutch co-firing presently & beyond 2024
  • How does the sustainability criteria of the Netherlands differ to other EU countries?
  • Is there potential for future Dutch pellet growth?


Asian Pacific Biomass Demand & Supply to 2030

  • Supply & demand streams for the Asian market 
  • Is there sufficient supply capacity to meet rising demand in both Europe & Asia?
  • How big a role will wood pellets play in the Japanese & Korean markets, against wood chips & palm kernel shells?
  • Can Japanese & South Korean demand be met from South East Asian imports?


Discussion followed by Networking Tea


Global Producers Panel

  • Review of the past twelve months from producers’ perspective
  • Analysis & discussion on pellet specifications & sustainability challenges
  • Is there sufficient supply capacity to meet rising demand in Europe & Asia?
  • Is it beneficial for producers to supply to both the industrial & industrial markets & how easy is it to operate between both markets? 

Mr. Harold Arnold, President
Fram Renewable Fuels LLC

Mr. Tiago Andrade, Founder & Director, Europe
Wood Pellet Services

Final Discussion followed by End of Conference

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