• Industry Partner
    www.ippfpowerasia.com
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    www.africa-biogas.org/
  • Industry Partner
    biogasassociationgh.org
  • Industry Partner
    www.biogasassociation.co.za
  • Promotion Partner
    www.africanbusinesscentral.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.energyproducts.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.energyghana.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.gulfoilandgas.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.refinerlink.com/
  • Promotion Partner
    www.altenergymag.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.theenergyinfo.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.bioenergyinternational.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.sabusinessintegrator.co.za
  • Promotion Partner
    www.ethanolindia.net
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    www.energy-business-review.com
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    www.nrgexpert.com/
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Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa

28-29 Sep, 2017 - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

28 Sep, 2017 - Thursday
08:00

Registration

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

09:10

Boosting Bioenergy (Renewable Energy) Electrification in Africa

Ms. Elizabeth Muguti, Principal Operations Officer (Power Engineer)
African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
09:45

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

Senior Representative, 
Eskom Power

10:20

Discussion & Networking Coffee

11:00

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

Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd
11:30

Case Study – Implementing 32 MW Biomass Power in Sierra Leone

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

Mr. Richard Bennett, CEO
Sunbird Bioenergy
12:10

Discussion followed by Networking Luncheon

13:45

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

14:15

Hima Coffee Development & Utilization of Coffee Husks as Biomass Fuels for Cement Kiln

Israel Tinkasimiire, Geocycle Country Manager, 
LafargeHolcim Group

14:45

Discussion & Networking Tea

15:20

Biomass & Waste Valorization through Thermo Chemical Conversion

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

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
15:50

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

Mr. Marko Nokkala, Key Account Manager
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland - HQ
16:20

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.
17:00

Discussion followed by End of Day One

29 Sep, 2017 - Friday
09:00

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

09:05

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

Mr. Eddie Cooke, Vice Chairman
Southern African Biogas Industries Association
09:35

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

Dr. Elias Aklaku, President
Biogas Association of Ghana
10:05

Biogas to Power – Technology, Economics & Case Studies

10:30

Discussion & Networking Coffee

11:00

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

Dr. Hannes Lechner, Senior Principal
Pöyry Management Consulting (UK) Ltd.
11:30

Wood Chip Production & Export Outlook from South Africa

Mr. John Swaine, GeneralManager, Timber Exports & New Business
TWK Agriculture LTD
12:00

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

Mr. Oliver Mauss, Managing Director
Asia Resource Partners Pte. Ltd.
12:30

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?

Mr. Mohammed Safdar, Director of the Biomass Energy Department
Africa Renewables Ltd (AfriRen)
13:00

Final Discussion & Closing Luncheon

14:30

End of Conference

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