5th Biomass Trade & Power Europe,

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05-06 Feb, 2020 - Copenhagen, DENMARK

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

  • Promotion Partner
    biomassa.de
  • Promotion Partner
    www.greenea.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.biobasedpress.eu
  • Promotion Partner
    sadcsugardigest.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.bioenergyinternational.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.pellets-wood.com

05 Feb, 2020 - Wednesday

12:30

Conference Registration

13:30

Opening Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks

Mr. Brodie Govan, Biomass Broker

Voyage Power Ltd

13:40

Overview of the European Wood Pellet Market

  • Pellet pricing has witnessed record swings in the past twelve-months, we will explore the catalyst & drivers & examine if price swings between summer & winter are now the norm?
  • An insight into whether supply & demand streams will converge in Europe in the year ahead
  • Do we see scope for new pellet production capacity to be built for the European market, and new demand emerging?
  • Are we set to see more alternative fuels in Europe, and how do they compare on price to wood pellets?
Senior Representative,
Argus Media

14:10

Global Producer Panel

  • An overview of key trends & market perspective from some of the major suppliers
  • Is new capacity being built for Europe, or what challenges does the lack of it bring?
  • Do we see new markets for producers?
  • We examine how easy it is for producers to meet the various sustainability criteria across Europe & the role of SBP
  • We look at producer strategy on selling prompt vs. long-term
Panel:

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

Enviva LP

Mr. Harold Arnold, President

Fram Renewable Fuels L.L.C.

Mr. Vaughan Bassett, Senior Vice President

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Baltic Producer (TBC)

15:00

Discussion followed by Networking Tea

15:45

Germany: Potential for a Biomass Revolution

  • What is the current policy & status of the German biomass market?
  • Why is there so much hype about future demand, is it justified?
  • Where is the demand likely to come from, and what do we do now today for fact?

Mr. Robert Seehawer, Senior Project Manager

European Energy Exchange AG (EEX)

16:10

Biomass: Does it have a Social License to Operate? (A conversation between Enviva & RWE)

  • Has producing wood pellets for export and consuming them in a power plant become accepted by stakeholders, society and NGOs?
  • Has the environmental narrative on biomass changed over the years, and how is it currently viewed inside and outside of the industry?
  • What have we got right in terms of the growth of the Japanese market that we can adopt to help in the likes of Germany?
  • How is biomass viewed inside a large European utility, and how does it compare to alternative forms of power generation?
  • Once a producer has chosen a new site to develop a plant, what steps need to happen in that community to garner support and approval?

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

Enviva LP

Mr. Henry Pease, Biomass Trader / Renewable Energy Trading

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

16:35

Developments in the Irish Biomass Market

  • A look at what Ireland currently consumes in terms of wood pellets, wood chips and pks
  • An overview of the existing policy and what proposed changes could mean for future demand
  • An insight into the major players
  • We examine where supply is currently imported from

17:00

End of Day One

06 Feb, 2020 - Thursday

09:00

Morning Chair’s Welcome

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.

09:10

Overview of the International Wood Chip Market

  • An insight into market developments during the past twelve-months
  • Where is the supply hubs, and who are the key consumers?
  • Is the market becoming more standardized and what are the challenges?
  • Can it become a fuel for long-term supply, or will it be a prompt/spot fuel?

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.

09:35

Panel: The Growth of the Wood Chip Market

  • What has changed in the last twelve-months in the market?
  • Is there signs the supply sources are starting to mature and develop?
  • Are wood chips purely bought for consumption or is trading emerging?
  • Can wood chips be purchased on long term contracts?
Panel:

Ms. Rachael Levinson, Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.

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

Hofor A/S

Senior Representative,

Orsted

Mr. Juan Prados Edwards, Managing Director

Generandi SL

10:30

Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

11:15

The European Biomass Landscape: A look at Policy, Public Relations & Perception

  • How far has biomass come in the European energy mix, and what barriers does it still have to cross to convince the doubters?
  • What is the future for the Renewable Energy Directive in Europe?
  • Do we see signs that Member States will extend subsidy programs for biomass?
  • Where could we see future growth in Europe?

Mr. Seth Ginther, Executive Director

US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA)

11:45

Asian Overview: Japanese and Korean Supply & Demand

  • Insight into the current Japanese and Korean consumption & imports
  • What is the current policy in Korea & Japan and is it changing?
  • Will more new Japanese projects be announced, or has it peaked?
  • Will South East Asia supply become more dominant & be used for long-term contracts?
  • What has happened to the South Korean market in terms of demand & pricing?

Mr. Ryuu Lee, Manager, Material Dept, Renewable Energy Section

Hanwa Thailand Co., Ltd

12:15

Dry Bulk Freight Overiew: Outlook & Challenges for the Coming Years

  • Assessment of the supramax, handysize & coaster market for the year-ahead
  • What impact are we seeing so far from the new Sulphur regulations?
  • Examine additional regulations that could impact the market

Mr. Derek Langston, Senior Director

SSY Consultancy & Research

12:45

Discussion followed by Networking Luncheon

14:15

European Utility & Trader Panel

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

Mr. Fabien Mehu, Head of Biomass Trading

Engie Energy Management Scrl

Senior Representative,

Orsted

Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen, COO

CM Biomass Partners A/S

Mr. Christian Joore, Lead Trader

Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH

Senior Representative,

RWE Supply & Trading

15:00

Baltic and Russian Supply – The Growth, Challenges & the Future

  • Can production continue to grow & fill the gap left by North American exports to Japan?
  • How much does both regions produce, and what are the key trading routes?
  • Is Russia becoming an easier region to source from in terms of credibility & logistics?
  • What is the role of Belarus, and how large a supplier can it become?

Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen, COO

CM Biomass Partners A/S

15:30

The Italian Heating Market: In-depth look at Europe’s Largest Enplus Consumer

  • What is Italian demand & is it set to grow?
  • Where does the supply come from and what is the split between domestic vs. imported pellets?
  • What drives the Italian demand and why is similar growth not seen across Europe?

Mr. Pietro Di Sarno, Commercial Director & CEO Trading Division

Intergroup

16:00

Final Discussion followed by End of Conference

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