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17-18 april London Mariott Hotel

Over 185 attendees from over 50 countries are already registered for the 2013 conference.

The 2013 conference is designed to provide delegates with updates on opportunities and threats that currently exist within the biomass markets. This provides an excellent opportunity to network and interact with leading industry experts. Both days are separately bookable.

If you are interested in sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the conference please contact Emma Munro on +44 (0) 20 7 780 4341 or bioconf@argusmedia.com

You find all needed information and also the possibility to register on line at

http://www.argusmedia.com/events/argus-events/europe/argus-euro-biomass/home

Program as of February 14

17 April

9.00 – 9.50

Registration and Coffee

9.50 – 10.00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

10.00 – 10.30

Market Overview
• Pricing trends
• Supply and demand • Market stability
• Carbon pricing

Brodie Govan, Editor – Argus Biomass Markets, Argus

10.30 – 11.10

Utility Outlook – Panel Discussion • Security of supply
• Policy
• Trading

• Project developments

Henry Pease, Biomass Trader, RWE Supply & Trading Alf Van Weereld, Head of International Biomass Sourcing and Trading, E.ON
Rudy Willemse, Senior Procurement Manager, GDF Suez

11.10 – 11.40 Morning Coffee

11.40 – 12.20

Sustainability – Panel Discussion • Sustainable supply chain

• Meeting EU and domestic requirements

Panel Chair: Louisa Blair, Reporter – Argus Biomass Markets, Argus
Bart Dehue, Sustainable Energy Products, Vattenfall – Nuon

12.20 – 12.45

EU Biomass Policy and Supply Developments
• Biomass EU policy developments
• European industrial pellet supply – state of play
• EU biomass consumption and supply developments

Fanny Langue, Policy Director, AEBIOM and Manager, European Industrial Pellet Suppliers (EIPS) Group

12.45 – 13.10

Financial Developments • Opportunities
• Projects

13.10 – 13.20

Questions and Answers

 

13.20 – 14.20 Lunch

14.20 – 15.00

Trading and Commodities – Round Table Discussion • Hedging
• Trading tools
• Indexation

Chris Moore, Head of Biomass Trading and Origination, Statkraft
Thomas Meth, Executive Vice-President, Enviva
Jorrit Hacher, Head of Biomass Trading, RWE

John-Paul Taylor, Vice-President – Biomass Markets, Evolution Markets

15.00 – 15.30

The Polish Biomass Market • Policy
• Utilities
• Supply and demand

Wiktor Nowak, Biomass Lead Buyer, PGNiG

15.30 – 16.00 Afternoon Coffee

16.00 – 16.30

Scandinavia and the Baltics • Supply and demand

Tonny Sorensen, Manager Fuel Procurement, DONG Energy

16.30 – 16.45

The Future for Dedicated Biomass in the UK
• Does the subsidy work for large-scale dedicated

plants?
• Will they be reliant on domestic or imported

feedstock?
Ray Tucker, CEO, Real Ventures

16.45 – 17.00

The Rise of UK Coal-to-Biomass Conversions
• Will the future be full conversions or increased

co-firing?
• The impact of rising carbon tax and the large

combustion plant directive (LCPD)

17.00 – 17.20

Questions and Answers – UK Discussion 17.20 – 17.30

Chair’s Closing Remarks

17.30 – 19.30 Drinks Reception

 

9.00 – 9.50

Registration and Coffee

9.50 – 10.00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

10.00 – 10.40

Producer Outlook – Panel Discussion
• Raw material costs and availability • Specifications
• Contracts

Morten Neraas, President and CEO, Green Circle Bio Energy
Harold Arnold, President, Fram Renewable Fuels João Baetas, Managing Director, Pinewells

10.40 – 11.10

Transportation • Ports

• Rail
Geoff Lippitt, Business Development Director, PD Ports 11.10 – 11.40 Morning Coffee

11.40 – 12.10

Exploring the Asian Biomass Market • Supply and demand
• New markets

12.10 – 12.40

Canadian Production and Imports vs Local Supply Vaughan Bassett, Vice President Sales and Logistics,

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30

Growth Potential in the US • Market analysis
• Key players

14.30 – 15.00

The Domestic Market
• The demand for domestic pellets

Roeland Reesinck, Managing Director, GF Energy

 

15.00 – 15.30 Afternoon Coffee

15.30 – 16.00

Is There a Future for Torrefied Biomass Production? • Is production scalable?
• Can it compete with wood pellets?
• Effects of densification

• Is there demand?
Garth Way, Technical Director, Rotawave

16.00 – 16.30

Forecast for the Future
• Forecast for the next 12 months

John Keppler, Chairman and CEO, Enviva 16.30 – 17.00

Chair’s Closing Remarks End of Conference