5th Biomass Trade & Power Europe,

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05-06 Feb, 2020 - Copenhagen, DENMARK

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Mr. Christian Joore

Mr. Christian Joore

Lead Trader

Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH

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Mr. Christian Joore

Mr. Christian Joore

Lead Trader

Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

Christian Joore is a senior commodity trading professional with over 15 years of extensive financial and physical trading experience in the global energy markets. He is currently responsible for commercial and business development activities in Vattenfall’s merchant biomass trading department. His role includes the optimisation of biomass flows from suppliers to internal and external customers, and increasing value creation through the development of upstream and downstream partnerships. Prior to joining Vattenfall in 2013, Christian worked as an energy trader for Essent Trading in the Netherlands and later for RWE Supply and Trading in Switzerland, managing various cross-commodity proprietary positions and asset-backed energy portfolios. Christian holds an MBA degree from the University of Groningen.

Mr. Bjørn Halvard Knappskog

Mr. Bjørn Halvard Knappskog

CEO

Arbaflame AS

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Mr. Bjørn Halvard Knappskog

Mr. Bjørn Halvard Knappskog

CEO

Arbaflame AS

AGENDA SESSION

The Next Generation of Wood Pellets – Insight on the Black Pellet Market

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 04:35 PM

PROFILE

Bjørn Halvard Knappskog has been head of business development of the bioenergy division at Pemco since 2017, which included both white pellets production and district heating, and development of next generation word pellets through Arbaflame. He has held the role as CEO of Arbaflame since late 2019, with key focus on commercialization and preparation for large scale industrialization of the technology.

Ms. Rachael Levinson

Ms. Rachael Levinson

Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.

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Ms. Rachael Levinson

Ms. Rachael Levinson

Biomass Research Manager

Hawkins Wright Ltd.

AGENDA SESSION

Morning Chair’s Welcome

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 09:00 AM

Overview of the International Wood Chip Market

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 09:10 AM

Panel: The Growth of the Wood Chip Market

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 09:35 AM

PROFILE

Rachael has been working in the bioenergy sector since 2014, joining Hawkins Wright in August 2017 where she contributes to Hawkins Wright’s monthly Forest Energy Monitor report, the quarterly Outlook for Wood Pellets service and the Asia Pacific Biomass report.
Prior to joining Hawkins Wright, Rachael worked at commodity price reporting agency Argus Media on its biomass editorial team. Her previous role involved price reporting, news coverage and in-depth analysis of the market with a focus on international trade. Prior to her work in bioenergy, Rachael spent five years reporting on and analysing the fixed income markets. Rachael holds a biological sciences degree from the University of Leicester.

Mr. Raul Kirjanen

Mr. Raul Kirjanen

CEO

AS Graanul Invest

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Mr. Raul Kirjanen

Mr. Raul Kirjanen

CEO

AS Graanul Invest

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 02:10 PM

PROFILE

Raul Kirjanen has been since the very beginning building up Graanul Invest into biggest wood pellet producer in Europe, one of the largest forest owners in Estonia and one of the biggest renewable energy producers in the Baltic states. Graanul Invest is also large forest owner in Estonia and Latvia. Recently the company made also its first acquisition in the United States, Texas.
Raul Kirjanen’s main statement is that if we want to develop bioeconomy in any form or shape and bring it operational on market terms, we need stable policy on how we look at forest management and sustainability. Healthy and growing forests are the most efficient carbon capture system and the cornerstone of bioeconomy and we need very long-term plans here, to give investors security to do large scale innovative investments.

Mr. Thomas Meth

Mr. Thomas Meth

Co-Founder & Executive VP of Sales and Marketing

Enviva LP

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Mr. Thomas Meth

Mr. Thomas Meth

Co-Founder & Executive VP of Sales and Marketing

Enviva LP

AGENDA SESSION

Global Producer Panel

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 02:10 PM

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

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 04:10 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Ms. April Poore

Ms. April Poore

Acting Editor

Argus Media Ltd

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Ms. April Poore

Ms. April Poore

Acting Editor

Argus Media Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Overview of the European Wood Pellet Market

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 01:40 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Robert Seehawer

Mr. Robert Seehawer

Senior Project Manager

European Energy Exchange AG (EEX)

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Mr. Robert Seehawer

Mr. Robert Seehawer

Senior Project Manager

European Energy Exchange AG (EEX)

AGENDA SESSION

Germany: Potential for a Biomass Revolution

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 03:45 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Juan Prados Edwards

Mr. Juan Prados Edwards

Managing Director

Generandi SL

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Mr. Juan Prados Edwards

Mr. Juan Prados Edwards

Managing Director

Generandi SL

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 09:35 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Seth Ginther

Mr. Seth Ginther

Executive Director

US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA)

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Mr. Seth Ginther

Mr. Seth Ginther

Executive Director

US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA)

AGENDA SESSION

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

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 11:15 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Martin de Wolff

Mr. Martin de Wolff

Head of Biomass, Solid Fuels / Biofuel Trading

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH. HQ

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Mr. Martin de Wolff

Mr. Martin de Wolff

Head of Biomass, Solid Fuels / Biofuel Trading

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH. HQ

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Harold Arnold

Harold Arnold

President

Fram Renewable Fuels L.L.C.

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Harold Arnold

Harold Arnold

President

Fram Renewable Fuels L.L.C.

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 02:10 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Ryuu Lee

Mr. Ryuu Lee

Manager, Material Dept, Renewable Energy Section

Hanwa Thailand Co., Ltd

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Mr. Ryuu Lee

Mr. Ryuu Lee

Manager, Material Dept, Renewable Energy Section

Hanwa Thailand Co., Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Asian Overview: Japanese and Korean Supply & Demand

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 11:45 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen

Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen

COO

CM Biomass Partners A/S

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Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen

Mr. Michael Hjorth Christensen

COO

CM Biomass Partners A/S

AGENDA SESSION

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

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 03:15 PM

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Søren Alsing

Mr. Søren Alsing

Head of Fuel, BioEnergy & Thermal Power

Orsted

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Mr. Søren Alsing

Mr. Søren Alsing

Head of Fuel, BioEnergy & Thermal Power

Orsted

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Derek Langston

Mr. Derek Langston

Senior Director

SSY Consultancy & Research

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Mr. Derek Langston

Mr. Derek Langston

Senior Director

SSY Consultancy & Research

AGENDA SESSION

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

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 12:15 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Janis Krastins

Mr. Janis Krastins

Biomass Trader/Analyst

Orsted

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Mr. Janis Krastins

Mr. Janis Krastins

Biomass Trader/Analyst

Orsted

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 09:35 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Pietro Di Sarno

Mr. Pietro Di Sarno

Commercial Director & CEO Trading Division

Intergroup

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Mr. Pietro Di Sarno

Mr. Pietro Di Sarno

Commercial Director & CEO Trading Division

Intergroup

AGENDA SESSION

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

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 03:45 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Henry Pease

Mr. Henry Pease

Biomass Trader / Renewable Energy Trading

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

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Mr. Henry Pease

Mr. Henry Pease

Biomass Trader / Renewable Energy Trading

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 04:10 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Morten Algreen Nielsen

Mr. Morten Algreen Nielsen

Biomass Procurement Officer, Fuel & Logistics

Hofor A/S

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Mr. Morten Algreen Nielsen

Mr. Morten Algreen Nielsen

Biomass Procurement Officer, Fuel & Logistics

Hofor A/S

AGENDA SESSION

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 09:35 AM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Brodie Govan

Mr. Brodie Govan

Biomass Broker

Voyage Power Ltd

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Mr. Brodie Govan

Mr. Brodie Govan

Biomass Broker

Voyage Power Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

Opening Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 01:30 PM

PROFILE

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Mr. Fabien Mehu

Mr. Fabien Mehu

Head of Biomass Trading

Engie Energy Management Scrl

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Mr. Fabien Mehu

Mr. Fabien Mehu

Head of Biomass Trading

Engie Energy Management Scrl

AGENDA SESSION

European Utility & Trader Panel

Day 2 [Thu 06, February], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Mr. Vaughan Bassett

Mr. Vaughan Bassett

Senior Vice President

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

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Mr. Vaughan Bassett

Mr. Vaughan Bassett

Senior Vice President

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

AGENDA SESSION

Day 1 [Wed 05, February], at 02:10 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon