5th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia,

23-24 Jan, 2019 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

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Realising the Full Potential of South East Asian Biomass Supply &
In-Country's BioEnergy Demand!

As intra-regional trade of biomass soars in Asia, having real insights and right connections with the region's key stakeholders is important! Attend CMT's 5th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia to realise these objectives - new contacts and market intelligence.


The IEA predicts that bioenergy power capacity is expected to increase by 37 GW over the next five years, reaching 158 GW in 2023. Biomass resources, particularly residues from forests, wood processing, agricultural crops, agro-processing such as oil palm industry, are still under-utilized in Southeast Asian countries. As the region calls to increase their renewable energy portfolio, optimum use of biomass, with clean and efficient technologies, can become readily available solution for in-country energy generation, and meeting the needs of the industries, urban and rural communities.


As the South East Asian countries look toward bioenergy, how much biomass resources will be available for exports to the growing markets in Japan and South Korea? What is the realistic capacity of the Japanese appetite, and how can South-East Asian supply meet this requirement?


On-going communication between the North Asian buyers and the suppliers have accelerated the progress of sustainability certification and traceability of wood pellets, PKS and other exported biomass products. With common export market, is there room for collaboration to develop a sustainable biomass supply chain in South East Asia?


CMT's 5th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia sets to offer insights on South-East Asian biomass utilitsation and supply chain. The two-days' agenda also aim to facilitate strategic partnerships by matching the resources of feedstock suppliers with the demand requirements of regional buyers. Focusing on sustainable production of wood pellets and oil palm biomass, delegates will get a clearer view on the competition landscape and identify new business opportunities. Register with your team today at www.cmtevents.com to enjoy group discount.

Contact hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


Key Highlights: 

  • Growing Capacity of Biomass Power in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia & Malaysia
  • Motivation for Biomass Boilers in Industrial Plants (Cement, Sugar, Pulp & Paper, etc)
  • Biomass Demand & Imports Requirement in Japan & South Korea; NEW Opportunities for SEA's Supplies
  • Export-Ready Outlook of Wood Pellets from Thailand & Vietnam
  • PKS' Export Potential; Aggregation & Export Outlook from Indonesia
  • Towards Sustainability Certifications & Traceability – Options & Progress

Confirmed Panel of speakers from 

  • Surat Green Group
  • Federation of Thai Industries
  • AC Energy Development Company
  • Clean Power Indonesia
  • Concord Group
  • Poyry Energy
  • Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
  • Siam Hanwa Co. Ltd.
  • Association of Palm Kernel Shell Entrepreneur of Indonesia
  • RENOVA Inc
  • Tipawat Corporation Ltd.
  • Cellmark Asia
  • FSC Asia Pacific


Industry News

Biomass Fuel Vietnam Co is collaborating with Hekotek for equipment supply for its upcoming wood pellets plant in Nghe An province, Vietnam. The plant will have a production capacity of 160,000 tons of wood pellets.
The wood pellet plant will be using pulp logs, chips and sawdust of eucalyptus, acacia and pine as raw materials. Hekotek’s equipment will help the plant to dry sawdust using drum dryers with the wooden pellets to be pressed with 6 CPM pellet presses. The plant will have a storage capacity of 20,000 tons of ready wooden pellets.
Biomass Fuel Vietnam aims to export the wood pellets to the high demand biomass power market in Japan.
Construction has already begun at the plant, with equipment expected to be provided by spring of 2019 - with the plant anticipated to be ready by end of 2019.
Find out more about wood pellet production in Southeast Asia at CMT’s 5th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia on 23-24 January, 2019 in Bangkok.
Contact Ms. Hafizah Adam at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg and +65 6346 9218 for more information.

10 Jan, 2019

Philippines’ Department of Energy (DoE) has extended its feed-in-tariff (FiT) program for biomass and run-of-river hydropower installations for two years until Dec. 31, 2019. The FiT program allows developers to avail the guaranteed rate for the energy they produce for 20 years. The incentive based scheme grants priority connections to the grid, priority purchase and transmission of, and payment for, electricity generated from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, ocean, run-of-river hydropower and biomass.
Several biomass companies are now trying to complete their projects before the end-2019 deadline to avail the benefits of the FiT scheme.
NEGROS ISLAND Biomass Holdings that is building three biomass projects on Negros island, aims to include all three in the government’s FiT program as the company aims to complete the projects by end of 2019. The three projects are - San Carlos BioPower (capacity of 20 MW), South Negros BioPower (25 MW) and North Negros BioPower (25 MW). San Carlos BioPower is expected to be the first of the three units to be completed in 2018 while the other two are expected to be completed before end of 2019.
Of the 250-MW installation target for biomass projects, 170.33 MW had so far been taken up and considered FiT-eligible by the DoE. The rates for biomass for 2018 and 2019, are P6.5639 per kWh and P6.5310 per kWh, respectively.
Find out the latest on biomass and bioenergy projects in South East Asia at CMT’s 5th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia on 23-24 January, 2019 in Bangkok.
Contact Ms. Hafizah Adam at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.

12 Dec, 2018

Indonesia’s state-owned electricity company PLN in collaboration with PT Rezeki Perkasa Sejahtera Lestari has inaugurated its first biomass power plant in West Kalimantan.
The new biomass power facility, developed at a cost of USD21 million, has a capacity of 15 MW that is projected to supply 74 million kilowatt per hour (kWh) of electricity annually.
The power plant will be used to increase electricity supply in the Equator area electricity system and PLN has constructed a 5.6-km electricity network to connect the power plant to the PLN Equator electricity system.
PLN has been focusing on using more and more renewable sources of energy to produce electricity and decrease the dependency on fossil fuels in Kalimantan. Already 66 percent of electricity demand in the province is met by power plants running on renewable fuels.
The new biomass power plant is located in Wajok Hulu village, Siantan district, Mempawah regency, West Kalimantan. The power plant needs 98,400 tons of waste annually and is using palm oil waste, rice husks, corn and sugar cane waste, and timber sawmill waste as feedstock. Most of the feedstock comes from local forestry agencies, oil palm plantations and other organizations.
Find out more about biomass power projects in South East Asia at CMT’s 5th Biomass & BioEnergy Asia on 23-24 January, 2019 in Bangkok.
Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.

17 Sep, 2018