4th Biomass Trade and Power Europe,

12-13 Feb, 2019 - Copenhagen, DENMARK

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

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12 Feb, 2019 - Tuesday


Conference Registration


Opening Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks

Mr. Brodie Govan, Biomass Broker

Voyage Power Ltd


Overview of the European Wood Pellet Market

  • Market pricing has reached record levels on the spot market, what are the drivers behind this?
  • Is enough new supply set to come online to satisfy European demand?
  • How will the pending UK exit from the EU impact the market?
  • Is Russia becoming more than just a supply hub for spot volumes?
April Poole, Editor
Argus Biomass Markets


Utility and Trader Panel

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

Mr. Thomas Meth, Co-Founder & Executive VP, Sales & Marketing

Enviva LP


Discussion followed by Networking Tea


The Next Frontier for the Wood Pellet Market: A Look at Future Markets for the Wood Pellet Industry

  • What does the future hold for the European market post subsidies?
  • Is Germany a realistic future market?
  • An insight into alternative markets for wood pellets? 
  • How can the market evolve and develop to avoid structural shorts in the market?

Mr. Thomas Meth, Co-Founder & Executive VP, Sales & Marketing

Enviva LP


Russia’s emerging role in the Industrial Pellet Market

  • How much is Russia producing today and what is its potential?
  • What are the challenges and obstacles associated with sourcing from Russia?
  • Can it be a supplier of pellets in long-term contracts?

Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen, COO

CM Biomass Partners A/S


Discussion & Networking Cocktail Reception for ALL Speakers & Participants


End of Day One

13 Feb, 2019 - Wednesday


Opening Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks

Mr. Brodie Govan, Biomass Broker

Voyage Power Ltd


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
  • A look at Scandinavian demand

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.


Panel: The growth of the wood chip market

  • Are wood chips becoming a recognized and standardized commodity?
  • Is there enough supply to meet demand?
  • Can wood chips be purchased on long term contracts?

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.


Discussion followed by Networking Coffee


The Challenges of a Dual Fuel Buyer: Orsted’s Sourcing of Wood Pellets and Wood Chips

  • Overview of Orsted’s biomass operations and demand
  • Insight into the procurement structure of each fuel
  • The current and future role of both feedstocks in Orsted’s plants

Mr. Morten Algreen Nielsen, Biomass Procurement Officer, Fuel & Logistics

Hofor A/S


Return of Eastern Canada as a Global Pellet Producer

  • What has happened to the East coast in recent years?
  • An insight into the new projects and existing assets coming online
  • What is the potential of this region as a global producer?

Dr. William "Bill" Strauss, President & Founder

FutureMetrics, LLC


Impact of the New Sulphur Regulations on Biomass Freight Markets

  • Insight into what the new regulations mean and what impact it will have
  • A look at additional potential regulations that could impact the market
  • An overview of dry bulk markets and rates

Mr. Derek Langston, Senior Director

SSY Consultancy & Research


Discussion followed by Networking Luncheon


European Heating Markets: Overview on Supply & Demand Fundamentals

  • An insight into the key trading routes and flows across Europe
  • Where is the supply emerging from and who are the key consumers?
  • How does the lack of industrial volume affect the heating markets?

Arnold Dale, Vice President Bioenergy

Ekman & Co AB


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Future of Portugal as an Industrial Producer of Wood Pellets

  • Overview of the current Portuguese supply
  • What is next for Portugal after a challenging year for producers?
  • Will Portugal focus on heating markets?

Alexandra Pedro, Overseas Sales Director



Global Producer Panel

  • A review of the past twelve months from a producer perspective.
  • Analysis and discussion on pellet specifications and sustainability challenges
  • Is there enough supply capacity to meet rising demand in Europe and Asia?
  • Is it beneficial for producers to supply to both the industrial and industrial markets and how easy is it to operate between both markets?

Mr. Henry Pease, Biomass Trader

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH


Final Discussion followed by End of Conference


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