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9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power

第9回 バイオマス・ペレット会議 ~貿易と発電~

14-17 May, 2018 - Tokyo, JAPAN

Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Asia Biomass Markets’ Powerhouse Meet in Tokyo!



All-in Pack 


+ Main Conference  

+ Site Visit  

(14 - 17 May) 

 Main Conference Only  

(15 - 16 May)

Main Conference  

+ Workshop 

(14 - 16 May)

Main Conference  

+ Site Visit 

(15 - 17 May)


(valid till 29 March)






(valid till 29 March)

** Early bird discounts, Register & Pay by 29 April 2018

^^ Group registration (for 3 or more), Register & Pay by 29 April 2018

Pay online by 29 Mar, with Visa/Master Card & SAVE USD100 (per person)

“Asia’s Wood Pellets & PKS Buyer-Seller Meet in Tokyo”

“Responding to Japan’s Massive Biomass Demand”

“Japan's biomass power capacity seen growing 50% by early 2020s”   ~ 7 Sept 2017, Nikkei Asian Review

“Japan changes biomass subsidies in response to rapid demand growth”   ~25 Jan 2018, Canadian Biomass Magazine

“FGV seeks to increase exports of palm kernel shell to Japan”   ~24 Aug 2017, The Edge Financial Daily

Over 800 biomass power projects, generating more than 16GW, were approved in Japan by last October. Total biomass demand is projected to almost triple from present rates to 23 million tons in 2025. Wood pellet demand will jump from 500,000 tons to 9.5 million tons in 2025.  The Japanese government has since then stopped the issuance of set price Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) subsidies for new application and replaced with a new tendering system.

With current state of domestic supply infrastructure as well as from Canada, USA & SEAsia – this demand growth raises concerns over biomass fuel availability and sustainability.  How will the Japanese buyers strategize and ensure that “sustainability-certified” biomass are sourced on term contracts (wood pellet, wood chips, PKS) to feed this wave of massive requirement?

“Fate of South Korea’s new coal plants rests with its new President”   ~ 31 May 2017, S&P Global Platts

“South Korean wood pellet demand expected to rise sharply”   ~12 July, 2017, GWMI

“SY Energy starts up South Korea's largest pellet plant”   ~25 Jul 2017, Argus Media

In South Korea, biomass sourcing competition rose as IPP and biomass conversion capacity in South Korean grew, resulting soaring imports of wood pellet.  Wood pellet demand is also expected to increase, given the rise in new biomass-consuming facilities scheduled to come on line in the next few years. Imports could reach over 2 million tons this year as utilities continue to transition to a broader use of biomass. The volatile REC prices discourage buyers to engage in long-term offtake agreement.  With relatively lenient sustainability criteria, this demand growth has spurred rapid growth in production capacity in Vietnam to satisfy South Korean tenders.

And on a brighter note, biomass power activities are growing in Taiwan, will the domestic agricultural residues be sufficient to feed the boilers?

Register NOW to attend CMT’s 9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power conference with your team.  Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for attractive early bird group discounts.


Pre-conference workshop on Biomass Sourcing in Challenging Market to equip you with insights on biomass availability and cost economics;

Post-conference site visit
to United Renewable Energy (URE) 20MW biomass power plant at Akita City offering you live experience of biomass utilization in power generation and stock piling facility.


Multiple Benefits to Expand Your Business Leads

  • Maximize networking benefits over 4 days, offering vital face-to-face interaction with buyers and users, power utilities, trading companies, industrial boilers & buyers from Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan
  • Japan’s refreshed FIT + biomass power generation situation thus implication on biomass demand/imports requirement
  • Latest on South Korea’s import outlook & seize opportunities as consumption of wood pellet soars
  • Assess growth of Taiwan’s biomass power 
  • Ensure your firm grounding of Japan’s sustainability criteria for biomass (wood pellet, wood chips, PKS, etc)
  • Biomass availability, investment & sourcing strategies for Asian buyers
  • Evaluate supply and competitive advantage from a cross-regional offerings of wood pellet from Southeast Asia, US, Canada, RFE and Australia
  • Assess the cost efficiency and supply sustainability of PKS & other Oil Palm Biomass
  • Better your supply chain risk management of wood pellets and other biomass offerings
  • Deepen your knowledge on operating IPP biomass power plants

Confirmed Participation from : 
RENOVA Inc. | Sumitomo Corporation | Indufor Asia Pacific | Hanwha Energy Corp | Voyage Power
| Japan Biomass Power Association | Nippon Paper Industries | Fuji Keizai | Renewable Energy Institute
| Fibreco | Pinnacle Renewable Energy | Ata Marie Group | RWE | Tohoku Electric | JERA | Tokyo Electric
| Chubu Electric | Hokuriku Electric | Kansai Electric | Chugoku Electric | Shikoku Electric
| Kyuden Mirai Energy | Orix | Joban Power
| Osaka Gas | AS Graanul Invest | CGN Korea
| Maehata Corp | Mitsubishi Corp | Mitsui OSK Line
| Marubeni Corp | Toyota Tsushi Corp
| Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute | Kamisu
| IHI Corp | Gas and Power | Kyushu Electric ... etc


Post-Summit Site Visit to

United Renewable Energy (URE) 20MW Biomass Power Plant
at Akita City, Akita Prefecture

(Utilising 70% wood chips & 30% PKS)


  • Registration closes on 29 March 2018 
  • Payment & Passport Details MUST be submitted to CMT no later than 29 March 2018 
  • Refund for Cancellation & Replacement will NOT be allowed after air ticket have been purchased 
  • Limited to 30 seats ONLY, subjected to a minimum size of 15 passengers

It may be necessary for reasons beyond CMT's control to alter the content, timings, dates or venue of an event. CMT will not accept liability for any kind of disruptions or any claims whatsoever and in such circumstances CMT's normal cancellation terms apply.


(schedule subjected to changes,

to be confirmed by 3 April 2018)

06:00 Bus to depart Marriott Shinagawa
07:50 Flight from Tokyo (Haneda) Airport to Akita
08:55 Arrival at Akita Airport; Bus transport to URE
10:00 Presentation + Q&A of URE (20MW dedicated biomass power plant, utilizing domestic unused timber (woodchips) & imported PKS)
11:00 Lunch (Inawiwa-Udon) + Refreshments
12:00 Tour of URE Power plant + PKS stock piling
13:45 End of Site Visit; Bus transport to Akita airport
15:50 Flight from Akita Airport to Tokyo (Haneda)
16:55 Arrival at Tokyo (Haneda) airport; Bus to Marriott Shinagawa
18:00 Arrival at Marriott Shinagawa; End of site visit

CMT's 7th Biomass Pellets Trade and Power



“Well organized and informative, value for money” 

- Robert French

“Useful conference with great information about the wood pellet market in this region”

- Incolab Services

“Best biomass event, looking forward to attend annually”

- Hanyang Corporation

“Obtained very valuable information from this conference”

- ATA Marie Group

“Great Value” 

- JFE Engineering

“Good organization, thank you” 

- NYK Line


- Renergy UK Ltd

“Good Organization” 

- Prime Oil Chemical Service Corporation


-Global Forest Partners LP

How you will Benefit from being Connected at
CMT’s 2018 Biomass Series?

Since 2008, CMT’s Biomass series evolved from and into inter-regional biomass trade and supply, biomass power projects, developments in biofuels, biomass use regulations and more. The series traveled across Europe, America and Asia – from Rotterdam to Brussels to Atlanta to Seoul to Jakarta and last year to Tokyo.

Pegged as the ‘Global Biomass Buyer-Supplier Meet’ it has connected over thousands of wood pellet, wood chip and agricultural biomass (e.g. Palm Oil, etc) producers & traders, power utilities, and technology providers.

How Can You Get Connected ? 

BE AN EXHIBITOR – Showcase Your Brands/Products

BE A SPONSOR – Hosting Raise your corporate profile

BE A SPEAKER – Lead & Steer Discussions

BE A DELEGATE – Networking with industry best

Find Out More

For more information and to find out how you can actively participate, please contact me on +65 6346 9113 or email me at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138





お問い合わせはfiona@cmtsp.com.sg または (65)6346 9138までお願い致します。

There is no better place to enter the market, showcase products, promote your brand, and meet new business partners and distributors. Exhibition Booths are NOW available for booking.

CLICK HERE now for more information & to secure your booth.

News Feed

Japan Introduces Changes to Biomass Power FiT Subsidy Program

Posted on : 16 Mar, 2018

The Japanese government has received overwhelming response to its Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) subsidy scheme for biomass power that it introduced in 2002. As of September 2017, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) had issued contracts of over 16 GW of biomass capacity – which is much higher than its target of 6-7 GW in 2030.

As a result the Japanese regulators have introduced some changes to its FiT subsidy program. At the end of 2017, it announced to stop the issuance of set price FiT subsidies for most biomass power plants. Instead METI will now offer a set amount (in MWs of capacity) of FiT contracts for potential suppliers to bid on under a new tendering system.

The first round of bidding under the new tendering system is expected to start on April 1, 2018 and end on March 31,2019. The total pool of 200 MW of biomass capacity will be available for tendering and the maximum bid price is set at the previous FiT level, 21 ¥/kWh.

Japanese regulators are confident of sufficient certified capacity under the FiT scheme, and the new system will enable more predictable budgets and cost reduction.

FutureMetrics projects Japanese wood pellet demand to increase to 9.5 million tonnes in 2025 with total biomass demand expected to reach 23 million tonnes in 2025.

More about FiT subsidies and biomass projects in Japan at CMT’s 9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 14-17 May, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.


Chubu Electric to Transform Thermal Power Unit to Biomass

Posted on : 14 Feb, 2018

Japan’s power utlity - Chubu Electric that provides electricity for the middle Chūbu region of the Honshu island of Japan, has decommissioned two of its thermal power plants.

The two decommissioned thermal power plants are 500 MW Astumi-1 oil-fired power plant in Tahara-shi (Aichi) and two 220 MW gas-fired units (units 1 and 2) at the Yokkaichi power in Yokkaichi-shi (Mie) in Japan).

Out of these decommissioned units, Chubu plans to transform its Yokkaichi-1 unit to a biomass-fired power plant. 

Chubu Electric plans to start construction of the biomass-fired installations in May this year – with commercial operations planned for April 2020. Expected to have an installed capacity of 49 MW, the new biomass fired plant will use wood pellet and palm coconut shells as primary feedstock. 

The Atsumi power plant has 4 units and one of its units - Atsumi-2 (500 MW) was decommissioned in March 2004. The Atsumi-3 and Atsumi-4, uses heavy oil or crude oil as fuel and are still operational.

On the other hand, the Yokkaichi power plant also includes four units: three 220 MW LNG-fired units and the 585 MW Yokkaichi-4 CCGT unit. From now on, only Yokkaichi-3 and Yokkaichi-4 will be operational.

Learn more about Japan’s biomass power plants at CMT’s 9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 14 - 17 May, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.


Japan’s Sumitomo Corp Acquires 48% Stakes in Canada’s Wood Pellet Facility

Posted on : 26 Oct, 2017


Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation has acquired approximately 48% equity interest of Canada’s Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PBEC). PBEC in turn has also bought 34% minority interest in Pacific BioEnergy Limited Partnership (PBLP) – giving it 100% ownership of the Prince George manufacturing facility. 

Sumitomo Corp has several power generation plants in Japan and it imports a sizeable amount of wood pellets to fuel its biomass power plants  in the country. This acquisition by Sumitomo is to ensure stable supply of renewable biomass feedstock for its several biomass plants in Japan in the long term.

The wood pellets produced by PBEC are of industrial scale and are mainly sold to European and Asian markets. PBEC facilities including the PBLP facility and affiliated manufacturing facilities in Chetwynd and Ft St John produces and markets over 550,000 tonnes per annum of industrial grade pellets. PBEC also has a partnership with the Nazko First Nation in Quesnel that runs a 200,000 tonne per annum Biomass Preprocessing Facility converting low grade timber into merchantable saw logs, high quality pulp chips, furnish for pellet manufacturing and hog energy fuel. 

Learn more about wood pellets supplies to Japan at CMT’s 9th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 14 - 17 May, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.


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Speaker Profile

Mr. Vaughan Bassett
Senior Vice President, Sales & Logistics, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
Afternoon Chairman
Day 2 [Tue 15, May], at 02:00 PM

Mr. Bassett has an extensive international career in international business, particularly in the forest products industry, in increasingly more senior commercial....
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Day 3 [Wed 16, May], at 03:45 PM
Mr. Henry Pease
Biomass Trader, RWE Supply & Trading
How the Biomass Supply Market is Becoming Global & What This Means for Asian & European Wood Pellet Buyers
Day 2 [Tue 15, May], at 04:15 PM

Henry Pease currently works in RWE Supply & Trading’s biofuels trading team. He has extensive experience of sourcing biomass from North America and Europe. He has worked closely on co-firing biomass at the Amer & Eemshaven Power Stations in Holland, as well as the conversion of Tilbury and Lynemouth Power Stations from coal to biomass in the UK. He has developed new b....
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Mr. Yasuhisa Okamoto
Manager Biomass Team, oration
Meeting Japan’s Need for Biomass (Wood Pellet, PKS, Wood Chips)
Day 2 [Tue 15, May], at 02:05 PM

Yasuhisa Okamoto joined Sumitomo Corporation in 2001, and was posted as Executive Vice President in an affiliated plantation and woodchip export company in Chile for 4 years in 2014.  Since 2016, Okamoto san has been leading the biomass team in the material and supply business development/promotions department.  Over the past two years, the team has succesfully establish biomass fuel marketing in Japan where most of the imported wood-pellet in the country is handled.

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Mr. Kerry Lige
President and CEO, Fibreco Export Inc.
Considerations in Wood Pellet Handling Through Ports
Day 2 [Tue 15, May], at 03:15 PM

Kerry Lige was selected as the CEO at Fibreco Export Inc in October 2013. Kerry brings to Fibreco diversified experience within terminal operations, development and project management. His experience includes managing break bulk facilities, cruise terminals, stevedoring, and a container terminal well as overseeing significant capital projects and investment in contem....
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