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Aptly themed "Pushing Forward Biomass Utilization & International Trade", Biomass Trade & Power Americas brings together experts from around the world to share insights into the latest strategic, commerical and technological factors shaping the biomass industry.
If you wish to connect with decision-makers from all over the world at the most authoritative forum for the global biomass industry - mark your calendar to join us for Biomass Trade & Power Americas in Atlanta for the chance to participate in an unrivalled networking forum and platform to do business with:
- Biomass/Pellets Producers, Traders & Importers - Biofuels Producers Importers
"Pushing Forward Biomass Utilization & Exports"
CMT's Biomass Trade & Power Americas aims to push forth clearer directive in the sustainable utilisation of biomass in the US, Canada and South America both in the energy sector, as well as developing an export-ready commodity, and to fast-track existing commercial efforts in the biomass value chain. The conference provides clarification on the raw material availability, trade and investment opportunities of Americas' "biomass (wood pellets) to power generation" value chain.
Reasons & Benefits of attending CMT's Biomass Trade & Power Americas:
Be at this exciting event and make trade happen. CMT's Biomass Trade & Power Americas offers excellent opportunity to network with global players in one venue! Sign up with your team to enjoy group discount. Register online at www.cmtevents.com or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will defer greenhouse gas permit requirements for biomass energyproduction for at least three years for reconsideration of the science and rulemaking.
(Source: Environment News Service, Jan 13, 2011)
According to the US EPA, the three-year delay will commence in coming July. During the next few years, the agency will study the effects of burning biomass in order to conclude whether biomass facilities are eligible to stay exempt from GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions regulations.
Senior biomass executives will convene in Atlanta for the Biomass Trade & Power Americas, to be held on 23-24 February 2011. The international panel will discuss latest biomass rulings and global industry outlook in the future, as well as provide clarity on wood pellets production & trade considerations.
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In the past month, both the US and UK Governments announced new schemes designed to help boost the renewable energy markets in their respective countries. For the US, the final revised rules for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) have been rolled out, while the UK released details for the highly-anticipated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Both governments hope to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions through replacement of fossil fuels and ensure more fuel security by encouraging production and use of dedicated energy crops.
Mr. Dean Tiessen, President of leading producer and supplier of biomass energy crops company New Energy Farms will join a panel of senior industry executives at the Biomass Trade & Power Americas in Atlanta on 23-25 February 2011, to address the development of energy crops – from crop to energy products, for domestic use & exports. Specifically, Mr. Tiessen will provide much-sought utilities’ perspective on this emerging biomass for energy applications.
Several states across America have seen a boom in new biomass-related projects:
“Nova Scotia Power and NewPage Port Hawkesbury are proceeding with the 60-megawatt biomass co-generation facility recently approved by the Nova Scotia Utility” (PR NewsWire)
“The province and St. Mary’s Paper have reached a ten year, 30 megawatt Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will enable the company to build a $175 million biomass fuelled co-generation plant, creating 555 jobs announced David Orazietti, MPP.” (Soonews.ca)
“Two biomass power conversion projects in Wisconsin are progressing, one already operating and the other just beginning its transformation.” (Biomass Magazine)
Government initiatives such as the revised BCAP are encouraging growth in plants converting to biomass. However, to benefit from investment opportunities in renewable energy, one has to consider 2 key concerns - funding options and logistical issues.
These issues will set the tone for the first Biomass Trade & Power Americas summit in Atlanta on 23-25 February 2011. The summit also analyses how the global landscape of biomass trade is set to evolve as the US takes on a more prominent role in biomass generation.
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The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was first launched by the US Department of Agriculture as a pilot national biomass incentive program in 2008, has since been published with additional rules and reactivated this month. Under the finalized rules, the US government will resume funding for up to 75% of producers’ costs in the establishing of a wide variety of biofuels. Materials that qualify for the scheme range from wood chips and crop residues to switchgrass, woody plants, algae and animal and food waste.
Through the implementation of the revised program, the US hopes to promote production of fuel from renewable sources and meet renewable energy demands. With the government’s boosted support for biofuels, questions below remain:
The Biomass Trade & Power Americas to be held in Atlanta on 25-26 February 2011 invites all top stakeholders to participate and critically analyze the impact on global trading. The program agenda for the conference is soon to be finalized and updated shortly. Those with enquiries on early registration or for more program details can email Hafizah at email@example.com.
After a successful first Biomass Trade & Power conference in Rotterdam earlier in March which attracted over 150 attendees from 26 countries, CMT and ardent supporter, IEA Bioenergy Task 40 are proud to announce Biomass Trade & Power Americas to be held in Atlanta on 23-25 February 2011.
2011 Biomass Trade & Power Americas will feature experiences from experts plus discussions on the latest regulatory, strategic, economics including technological factors shaping the US’ biomass industry and utilisation.
Some of the key Program Highlights include;
But for now, check out the details below on the participant mix and feedback from the last Biomass Trade & Power, Rotterdam in March 2010
“Truly impressed! I have no pre-conceptions but the honesty of the speakers and mix of participants provided a medium for understanding across the biomass complex.” Dong Energy
“A valuable contribution to realising the biomass market through clear communication of the practical realities:” E.ON Climate & Renewables
“Good topics, useful networking, business chances.” Eco-Frontier
“Very well organised, high quality topics and topics.” Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development
“A good opportunity to meet important players of biomass. Growing market!” Kema Consulting
“Biomass a powerful opportunity” CCI Italy