3rd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia

12-13 Sep, 2012 - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA

Novotel Seoul Ambassador Gangnam
PLEASE CLICK HERE to view upcoming event. Information here is outdated
About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Hoon-Tae Jung
Master  of  Law  in 2002 from Graduate School  of  Kyungbook  National  University
2003-2007: Joined  KOSPO, Involved in international contracting 
2008-2010: Renewable Energy , Biomass , Wind Development
2011-2012: Wood Pellets Resources Development, Vancouver, Canada

Hoon-Tae Jung, Senior Manager Project Finance
Korea Southern Power Co (KOSPO)
KOSPO’s BioEnergy Opportunities & Strategy around Wood Pellets
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 09:30 AM

Mr. Aki Nakazono

Aki Nakazono joined ITOCHU corporation in 1986 after graduating from the legal department of Keio University.

For nearly two decades he held positions in charge of fuel oil, petroleum and oil products trading in Japan, East Asia, and other locations around the Pacific.

From 2004, for five years Aki served as the Energy Division Head of ITOCHU Korea, which marked his first involvement in the nuclear sector. In 2009, Aki returned to Japan to become Group Manager of ITOCHU's Nuclear Fuel Group where he expanded activities in uranium trading and project development. As of last year, Aki serves as General Manager of ITOCHU's Nuclear & Low Carbon Fuel Department, which oversees two nuclear fuel groups and one group developing biomass projects and emissions credit trading.

Mr. Aki Nakazono, General Manager of Nuclear & Low Carbon Fuel Department
Itochu Corporation
Japan’s Biomass Demand Market & Imports Requirement - Opportunities/Impact Arising from the Newly Introduced FIT Scheme
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 09:55 AM

Mr. Robbert Klein Langenhorst

 With over 10 years of experience in Asia, Robbert Klein Langenhorst joined DPCleanTech in 2012 as a part of the management and is responsible for the company’s development in South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.


Robbert originally relocated to Asia to represent Dutch Companies NEM Energy Service and later on Stork Gears and Services in Singapore. Prior to joining DPCleantech, he was the Product Director at Stiebel Eltron Asia in Thailand specializing in heating equipment in retail industry. While at Stiebel Eltron, he had the privilege to develop the Asia market for heat pumps and was intrigued by the possibility of renewable energy, where technology and the environment can go hand in hand.


An MBA graduate from the University of Wales; Robbert has graduated from the University of Groningen with a BA in Economics. He is able to speak four languages: Dutch, English, German, and Thai.

Mr. Robbert Klein Langenhorst, Business Developer
DP CleanTech Thailand
Growth Outlook of Biomass & Waste based Power Generation/Cogeneration in China and Asia
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 10:20 AM

Mr. Brodie Govan

 Brodie Govan has been with Argus since August 2008 at the company’s London headquarters after spending time as a foreign correspondent and reporter for business publications and media agencies in America and Asia.


Since moving to Argus, Brodie covered global freight markets before taking up the role on the Argus Biomass team where he is responsible for compiling the weekly market report and index. In recent months he has been working closely with CME Group on their new financial wood pellet exchange which will be settled against the Argus index and is involved in bioenergy consultancy work.


Prior to Argus, he spent two years with Brewin Dolphin Securities at their trading division. Following spells as a reporter for a local newspaper in the state of Missouri and Scotsman Publications in Edinburgh, Brodie spent time as a foreign correspondent in south east Asia for a Scandinavian company, ScandAsia, covering business, trade and travel news.

Mr. Brodie Govan, Editor
Argus Media Ltd
Global Biomass Pricing, Economics & Insight into Key Subsidy Schemes in Europe & Asia
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 11:10 AM

Mr. Michael Paik

Son-U Michael Paik is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of EnerOne, based in Seoul, Korea.


In his 20 years of professional experience in consulting and law practice, Michael has served as consultant or counsel for some of Korea's most prominent companies, and has assisted Korean, European and US clients in risk management as well as venture capital, public offering and merger transactions. Michael has also represented numerous start-up
companies, as well as leading venture capital, private equity and investment banking firms.


As part of his practice at Hanol Law Offices, Michael served in various client management positions, including as General Counsel of Hankook Tire and the STX Group. From 2004, Michael taught corporate law, technology transfer and energy transactions as a professor at Yonsei University's College of Law, The Republic of Korea's Judicial Research & Training Institute and Seoul National University's College of Engineering, where he also served as Director of Technology Incubation, Chief Technology Officer for the university and Alumni Advisor for the International Energy Policy Program. From 2002, Michael has served in various public positions, including as an elected member representing Silicon Valley to the board of directors for the California Young Lawyers' Association, and legal advisor to the Korean Venture Capital Association, the Korean Nurses' Association and the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority.


He is Trustee and General Counsel at the Inje Foundation, Korea's oldest privately endowed foundation and holding entity for five general hospitals and Inje University.

Mr. Michael Paik, General Counsel
EnerOne, Inc.
Biomass-to-Energy Business, Regulations & Prospects in Korea - A Technology Company’s Perspective
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 11:35 AM

Mr. Matt Bovelander

 Matt Bovelander is a Principle with Pöyry Management Consulting heading up the bioenergy practice area in Asia. Mr Bovelander joined Pöyry in 1999 and has worked with Pöyry in Auckland, London and Indonesia. Currently Mr Bovelander works and lives in Auckland covering the Asia Pacific region.


Pöyry’s bioenergy focus in Asia has concentrated primarily on agricultural feedstocks for biofuels (oil palm and Jatropha for biodiesel and sugar cane for bioethanol) as well as biomass for energy (heat and electricity) generation. Mr Bovelander has worked on a wide range of assignements covering market research, feed stock suitability and technology evaluation, due diligence and project feasibility assessment for a broad range of clients covering Forest Industry, equity investors, lenders, project developers and trading houses. Much of this work has had both global and regional focus with specific emphasis on South East Asia.


Bioenergy assignments have included the due diligence on two bioethanol projects in the Philippines, oil palm plantation feasibility assessments, wood pellet processing feasibility assessments and integrated biodiesel processing feasibility assessments.

Mr. Matt Bovelander, Principal
Poyry Management Consulting (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Where will the Biomass come from: Korea & Japan’s Demand for Biomass & the Capacity for Regional Supply
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 12:05 PM
Chairman’s Remarks
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 09:00 AM

Saku Ville Rantanen
 Mr. Saku Rantanen holds Master of Science Degree from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He is currently a CEO of SaraRasa Biomass, one of the leading biomass supply companies in SE-Asia. Before joining SaraRasa he was leading the bioenergy consulting business in Asia – Pacific at Pöyry, a global engineering and consulting company. Mr. Rantanen is a specialist in the field of biomass supply, processing and markets in Asia. Since 2008, he has held speeches at several conferences on topics of biomass supply, bioenergy trends and regional market developments.

Saku Ville Rantanen, CEO
SaraRasa Bioindo Pte Ltd
Indonesia’s Biomass Supply Market & Export Potential for Wood & Agricultural Pellets
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 02:00 PM

Mr. Viet Long Nguyen
 Long is an expert and consultant on technology economics / Performance improvement with 13 year working in this area . He has engaged in technology planning, business strategy, market analysis, investment planning and assessment. He has worked with various  local , international  IT and technology service providers

Mr. Viet Long Nguyen, Manager, Advisory Services
Ernst & Young Vietnam
Biomass Fuel Sources & Resources in Vietnam
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 02:25 PM

Mr. Dea-woo Lee
 Masters Degree from Yonsei University in 2000
2004-2009: Supervised Taean #7, 8 Thermal Plant
2009-2010: Studied in KDI Global Leadership Program, Oversea Business
2012-Present: Developing Renewable Energy project

Mr. Dea-woo Lee, Deputy General Manager, Green Energy Team
Korea Western Power Co Ltd (KOWEPO)
KOWEPO’s Today & Tomorrow for Bioenergy
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 04:25 PM

Mr. Young-Kyu Park


Mechnical Engineer(1st Class), Project Management Professional(PMP), etc.


7 years in Overseas Power Business, 5 years in Power Generation Management, 2 years as Thermal Power Training Institute Instructor, 4 years in Power Plant Construction Management and 8 years in operators

Mr. Young-Kyu Park, General Manager, Overseas Project Development Team 2
Korea Midland Power Co Ltd (KOMIPO)
KOMIPO’s Key Strategies for Expanding Biomass Energy Use
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 04:55 PM

Mr. Siu Hong Lee

Hong Lee, Managing Director of Control Union Certifications Korea. He was born and raised in the Netherlands and started his career in Banking and Finance in the Netherlands. Went to Hong Kong 9 years ago to pursue his career in Inspection and Certifications. He initiated and wrote together with his team the Global Recycle Standard, a certification standard for Recycled materials, now used by major textile brands and retailers.


In 2010 he was appointed member of the Certification Management team of Control Union World Group. Since 2011 he is Managing Director of Control Union Certifications in Korea and is responsible for the overall management of all activities of Control Union World Group in Korea.

Mr. Siu Hong Lee, CEO
Control Union Certifications Korea Co., Ltd.
Biomass and Sustainability
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 05:20 PM

Mr. Kemi Chun-Kun Kim
Mr. Kim has worked in the field of power generation since 1985 at Kepco and is currently in charge of New & Renewable Energy Team at Korea South-East Power Co. (KOSEP).

Mr. Kemi Chun-Kun Kim, General Manager, New & Renewable Energy Team
Korea South East Power Co. Ltd (KOSEP)
Biomass-fired Power Project Plans of KOSEP for Achieving RPS Supply Target
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 09:05 AM

Yonggyun Roh

Mr. Roh is currently the New Business Development Team manager for Korea East West Power Co. Ltd., where he has served since 2010 in a variety of capacities, including New Renewable Energy Team manager.


He has also worked on the development of Individual Power Plant(IPP) of coal fired thermal power plant  and Combined Heat Power Plants(CHP), and has explored renewable energies such as biomass, wood chip, pellet, waste energy.


He holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering from Busan University.

Yonggyun Roh, General Manager, New Business Development Team
Korea East-West Power Co Ltd (EWP)
Prospect & Plan for Biomass for EWP
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 09:30 AM

Mr. William Son
Mr. Son, currently a manager of Kyung Dong New Business Dept, executing strategic planning for the biomass project and in charge of establishing biomass plants in China including modification of existing facility into biomass fuel compatible facility. He previously worked for Indonesian nickel project and ‘Clean Coal’ Project in Mongolia to improve air pollution. He received his MBA from Waseda University in 2011.

Mr. William Son, Manager, New Business Promotive Dept
KyungDong Energy Co. Ltd.
Commercialized Biomass Torrefaction Pre-treatment Technologies
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 09:55 AM

Mr. Hakan Ekstrom

 Mr. Håkan Ekström is the principal of Wood Resources International LLC, an internationally recognized consulting firm providing forest market analysis and wood price reporting for the forest industry worldwide since 1987.


He has, for the past 23 years, worked in various capacities relating to wood products utilization, international forest products marketing and global wood supply. His international experience is extensive, including visitation of more than 25 countries to research forest resource issues and to study forest products industry developments on-site.


He is also the editor of the Wood Resource Quarterly and the North American Wood Fiber Review, two reports tracking wood markets and focus on the global and the North American market, respectively. The reports include information about wood fiber costs, sawlog prices, wood supply, biomass markets and trade of wood products in all the major regions of the world.

Mr. Hakan Ekstrom, President
Wood Resources International LLC
Trade-flow, Pricing Outlook & Price Hedging Relationship between Wood Pellets versus Wood Chips
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 10:50 AM

Mr. Gordon Murray

Gordon is the executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, where he works on behalf of Canada’s pellet producers, traders, ports, terminals, equipment manufacturers, consultants, universities and others engaged in Canada’s pellet industry.


Before joining WPAC, Gordon spent 30 years in the forest industry – operating mills, forest operations and in finance.  Most recently he has worked as an independent advisor assisting with forestry mergers, acquisitions and in raising capital.  His passion for the wood pellet business began while working on a deal to sell timber assets to one of Canada’s largest pellet producers.


He has Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree from the University of British Columbia and is both a Registered Professional Forester and a Certified Management Accountant.

Mr. Gordon Murray, Executive Director
Wood Pellet Association of Canada - WPAC
Canadian Wood Pellet’s Export Outlook, Current & Expected Markets (Japan & Korea)
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 11:15 AM

Mr. Seth Ginther

 M. Seth Ginther is Executive Director of the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (“USIPA”) and Co-Managing Partner of Hirschler Fleischer's Renewable Energy Group. 

As Executive Director of USIPA, Seth represents the interests of the US based industrial pellet industry with a focus on issues such as specifications, certifications, sustainability, uniformity of spot trading contracts, shipping and other exporting issues such as safety, port infrastructure and transportation. 


In the energy area, Seth routinely represents renewable energy businesses in project finance, negotiating and drafting power purchase agreements, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions and multi-state and federal legislative and regulatory matters as they relate to renewable energy.  Seth, together with other members of the Firm’s Renewable Energy Practice Group, has advised clients involved in a broad spectrum of renewable and alternative energy-related projects, and closed in excess of $500 million in renewable energy transactions in the last 24 months.


Seth earned a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (Editor-in-Chief of the Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest).  From 2002 to 2005 Seth served the Commonwealth of Virginia as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Commerce and Financial Law. 

Mr. Seth Ginther, Executive Director
US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA)
Market Overview of Sustainable US Industrial Wood Pellet Production
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 11:40 AM

Mr. Andrew Lang
 Andrew Lang is a Vice President of the World Bioenergy Association and represents Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific countries on the WBA board. His main focus is on the rapid development of a single strong certification system for internationally-traded biomass. He used Churchill and Gottstein Fellowships to study non-industrial forestry management and the economics and logistics of woody biomass-to-energy in leading countries. He is a farmer and forest grower in South East Australia.

Mr. Andrew Lang, Chairman
The Wood Energy Group/World Bioenergy Association
Supply of Pellets & other Biomass from Australia: Current Availability & Potential Volumes in 2020 & Beyond
Day 2 [Thu 13, September], at 12:05 PM

Mr. Rendy Soenarso
Rendy is currently responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy in the biomass division at MRI Trading. He leads the origination, development, negotiation and subsequent management of biomass purchases, sales and structured trades, working with biomass producers, utility companies and banks.  He has been in the clean energy and commodity trading industry and consultancy management for 8 years, and has structured a number of transactions involving carbon credits, metal, mining and biomass (palm kernel shells and wood pellets). He also has a wide range of international experience, and has previously worked for Gazprom, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and ERM. Rendy holds a bachelor degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University.

Mr. Rendy Soenarso, Vice President
MRI Trading Pte Ltd
Afternoon's Chairman
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 01:55 PM

Ms. Suan Kim Ooi
 Ms. Ooi is Chairman of Builders Biomass Sdn. Bhd., an energy provider specializing in the manufacturing of biomass solid biofuel pellets.  Ms. Ooi is also head of the green technology division of the Builders Group of Companies, advising on legal and corporate development affairs.  Ms. Ooi was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as Barrister-At-Law of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is Advocate & Solicitor of Malaya. A bursary recipient at The University of Sheffield, Ms. Ooi graduated with LL.B (Hons) and received corporate training from Harvard, Stanford and NUS Business School. With Ms. Ooi’s corporate and legal expertise, her strategies on a sustainable, carefully managed environmental and quality system of operations has transformed the manufacturing sector of the biomass pelletizing industry.  At the helm of Ms. Ooi, Builders Biomass has attained significant international recognition, with Builders Biomass being the only Malaysian biomass pellets manufacturer in the industry to be certified to ISO14001:2004 and ISO9001:2008 status.

Ms. Suan Kim Ooi, Director
Builders Biomass Sdn Bhd
Reality Checks on Malaysian Biomass Pellets Production
Day 1 [Wed 12, September], at 03:15 PM