CMT's Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Taps into Growing Biomass Demand in North Asia
With RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard) implemented last year South Korea's thirteen power utilities must now deliver two percent of their generated energy from renewables and progressively to ten percent in the coming decade (2022). Compared to other renewables such as wind, solar, hydropower - Biomass is expected to deliver the bulk of the clean energy capacity estimated at 50-60 percent.
Whilst in Japan discussion of nuclear power continues with solar power expected to dominate the renewable energy spectrum. When feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for biomass power kicked-in mid last year, industrial generators such as Sumitomo Osaka Cement, Nippon Paper Industries and Idemitsu Kosan Co. took advantage of the tariffs to reduce their dependence on coal with wood chips and other biomass at their power plants.
In order to meet the RPS mandate, South Korean government has set a target to import 5 millon tonnes of pellets by 2020, thus meeting almost75% of pellets requirement in the country. Energy and trading companies such as GS, LG and Samsung are currently actively exploring pellets import opportunities with the suppliers from Australia, Canada, US and South-East - Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, etc), and the first to take the lead is Korea Southern Power (KOSPO) with the purchase of 15,000 metric tons of wood pellets and delivery in last October.
Global suppliers from USA, Canada, Russia and Australia, wood pellets suppliers are cranking up their production supply chain to meet this emerging demand from North Asia, despite the uncertainty of how massive this demand can grow to. In South - East Asia, intra-regional cooperation and investments as well as indigenous efforts to develop the biomass sector have led to Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam scaling up as potential exporters of wood pellets and high calorific value biomass fuel such as Palm Pellets, EFP and PKS. Bio-Coal, or torrefied Pellet, has also evolved from R&D to commercial productions globally.
The competition is intensifying and the action is right here in Asia. Attend CMT's Biomass Pellets Trade & Power and secure deals and partnerships.
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Post Conference Workshop on Biomass to Power: Procurement Challenges, Recommendation, Status of Biomass Torrefaction & Applications - Detailed discussion on biomass procurement strategy including recommendation, and evaluation on commercial availability of Bio-coal pellets and torrefaction technologies.
PLUS Finale Highlight on 12 Sept: A guided visit to Donghae Biomass Power Plant, operated and tour facilitated by Korean East West Power (EWP).
Limited seats, site visit registration on a first come first serve basis.
Multiple Benefits & Vital Sessions to Attain Your Leads & Network
- Updates on Asia's biomass demand and clean energy mandate
- Gencos' Perspectives on biomass co-firing or dedicated power project development and implication on the biomass fuel requirements
- Maximum networking benefits over 4 days, gain direct interaction with the power utilities and buyers from Korea and Japan
- Updates on cross-regional development of wood pellets and other biomass production from Canada, USA, Russia, and export potential for the North Asian market
- Plan, Strategize and position your company in the global wood pellets markets
- Assess the opportunity of biomass pellets production from Palm, Sugar Bagasse and Rice Husk in South-East Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand)
- Deepen your knowledge on converting coal to biomass-fired unit from EU experts
Confirmed Speakers from:
- Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)
- Korea South East Power (KOSEP)
- Korea Southern Power (KOSPO)
- Korea Western Power
- Korea East-West Power
- Pelletclub Japan
- National Bioenergy Union, Russia
- Global Green Synergy
- EDF Trading
- Dong Energy
- Chungbuk National University
- Bioenergy Development Co. Ltd. (Thailand)
- Indufor Asia Pacific
- Pellet Association Malaysia, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia
- Firefly AB
Donghae Thermal Power Plant
(Coal + Wood Chip, Wood Pellet, PKS & EFB)
Boiler Type: Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB)
Capacity: 200MW x 2 units
Main Fuel: Anthracite 50% + Bituminous 50%
Co-firing fuel: Wood Chip, Wood Pellet, PKS, EFB
Co-firing rate: 10%
Fuel Quantity: Coal - 1,400,000 ton/a at 4,500kcal/kg
Biomass - max 150,000ton/a at 3,800kcal/kg
Donghae 30MW Biomass Power Plant
(100% Wood Chip)
Boiler Type: Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB)
Capacity: 30MW x 1 unit
Main Fuel: Biomass (Wood Chip)
Fuel Quantity: Biomass - max 200,000ton/a at 3,000kcal/kg