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Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa

28-29 Sep, 2017 - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

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28 Sep, 2017 - Thursday
08:00

Registration

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

Mr. Oliver Mauss, Managing Director
Asia Resource Partners Pte. Ltd.
09:10

Eskom’s Biomass Co-Firing Strategy

  • Torrefaction enables Eskom to co-fire biomass in existing power stations
  • Eskom is developing a first torrefaction plant to supply its Arnot power station with biomass

Mr. Yokesh Singh, Senior Manager, Production Engineering Integration – Coal
Eskom Holdings
09:45

Boosting Bioenergy (Renewable Energy) Electrification in Africa

Ms. Elizabeth Muguti, Principal Operations Officer (Power Engineer)
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
10:15

Sustainable Swaziland: How Optimising the Biomass Value Chain Can Secure A Country’s Future Energy Supply

  • Challenges & Opportunities with Leveraging Biomass Power as Swaziland’s Future Baseload Power Supply
  • The Untapped Potential of Swaziland’s Renewable Resources
  • Economic Upliftment through Smallholder Forestry & Biomass Value Chain

10:50

Discussion & Networking Coffee

11:30

Biomass Power Capacity Growth in Namibia – Drivers for Growth, NamPower’s Case Studies, Opportunities & Challenges

Dr. Grant Muller, Head of Generation Projects
Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd
12:00

Case Study – Implementing 32 MW Biomass Power in Sierra Leone

  • Economic Drivers
  • Sustainable Feedstock Production
  • Community Engagement
  • Regional Roll-Out

Mr. Bheki Chatira, General Manager Sierra Leone
Sunbird Bioenergy
12:30

Discussion followed by Networking Luncheon

14:00

Afternoon Chairman

Blackwood Technology B.V.
14:05

Economics of Biofuel (Ethanol) Production & Sustainable Energy Processes in the Sugar Mill Operations (Based on the Case Study from Kakira Sugars)

14:35

Biomass & Waste Valorization through Thermo Chemical Conversion

  • Biomass sustainability & upgrading
  • Biomass co firing
  • Biomass for CHP applications

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
15:05

Discussion & Networking Tea

15:35

Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Technology for Localised Energy Generation & Industrial Utilisation

  • Localised bioenergy supply as safe & green energy option for industries
  • Increased efficiency from utilisation of locally available biomass 
  • More value added from processed biomass

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland - HQ
16:10

Benefits of Torrefaction for Co-Firing of Biomass in Coal Power Stations

  • Blackwood pellets® have been successfully co-fired in pulverized coal power stations
  • Torrefaction positively impacts the whole biomass-to-energy supply chain

Blackwood Technology B.V.
16:45

Discussion followed by End of Day One

17:00

Networking Cocktail Reception for ALL Speakers & Participants

29 Sep, 2017 - Friday
09:00

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland - HQ
09:05

Commercial Biogas Development & Growth in South Africa – Prospects & Challenges

Southern African Biogas Industries Association
09:35

Field Experiences on Current Progress of Biogas Project & Regulatory Challenges in Ghana

Biogas Association of Ghana
10:05

Discussion & Networking Coffee

10:40

Wood Pellet Export Opportunities for African Producers - Overview of Pellet Market & Future Outlook

Pöyry Management Consulting (UK) Ltd.
11:10

Wood Chip Production & Export Outlook from South Africa

11:40

African Biomass: Opportunities for Export & Development of the African Biomass Power Value Chain

Mr. Oliver Mauss, Managing Director
Asia Resource Partners Pte. Ltd.
12:10

Setting Up Biomass Export Operations from West Africa

  • Logistic considerations and common challenges of innovating in West Africa 
  • Sustainability and the myriad of certification schemes – how to get certified
  • The European market – is there an outlet for the abundance of biomass we can produce?

12:45

Final Discussion & Closing Luncheon

14:15

End of Conference

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