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International Biomass Congress & Expo

5 - 6 July 2022

Brussels, Belgium - Le Plaza Hotel

International Biomass Congress & Expo

The International Biomass Congress & Expo aims to bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two day period. High-level speakers, experts in their field, will address a range of topical issues relating to the biomass sector.

Brought to you by Bioenergy Insight, the leading international biomass magazine, this year’s conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium and co-located with the International Biogas Congress & Expo as well as the renowned Biofuels International Conference and Expo, making this series of bio events our largest gathering yet of bio related companies, giving participants unrivalled coverage.

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DAY ONE: 5th July 2022

9.30 The role of Biomass in the European Green Deal
Hans van Steen, Acting Director on Renewables, Research, Innovation and Energy Efficiency, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission

9.45 Pellet Market Update
European pellet market update
Fresh data from 2021-2022 heating season
Most recent trends on European residential pellet market
Update on other biomass types
Gilles Gauthier, Business Development and Membership Director, Bioenergy Europe

10.15 Spotlight on Germany: Expanding the fuels mix at CHP plants to include waste wood
Markus Süßmann, Head of Special Projects, Danpower

10.45 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

11.15 Advanced Pellet Fuel from a Proven Technology
Bjørn H. Knappskog, CEO, Arbaflame

11.45 Africa, the next big pellet market
Dr. Christian Rakos, CEO, proPellets Austria

12.15 Q&A with this morning’s speaers

12.45 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Technoilogy

2.00 Session two: Opening remarks from the Chair

2.15 Biomass sustainability criteria: going beyond the basic requirements
Latest sustainability guidelines
Different approaches to sustainability criteria
The need to go above and beyond
Nicolas Viart, Technical Director, Sustainable Biomass Programme

2.45 Biomass trading: woodchips & pellet auctions across Europe
Overview of the biomass sector in the Baltic States
Andrius Smaliukas, CEO, Baltpool

3.15 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

3.45 Case study: 75MW Biomass power plant in Asia
Feedstock choices
Overview of the biomass sector in Asia
Yoshinobu Kusano, Executive Advisor, Biomass Energy, Renova

4.15 Subject TBC
Speaker TBC

4.45 Networking drinks with the Biogas & Biomass participants
kindly sponsored by Emmission Analytics

DAY TWO: 6th July 2022

9.30 Welcoming remarks from the Chair

9.45 Future Outlook for the Global Industrial Wood Pellet Market
Jens Wolf, General Manager Europe & Vice President Commercial, Enviva Partners

10.15 Enhancing Biomethane plants efficiency
Malek Mezni, Project Manager, Azola

10.45 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

11.15 Wood waste – in between wood and waste management
General market overview in European and global context
Uncertainties and opportunities in biomass market
Role of biomass in renewable energy
Regional policy review, analysis on regulatory framework
Lauma Kazuša, Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe

11.45 The Circular Bio-Based Europe Joint Undertaking: a competitive bioeconomy for a sustainable future
Virginia Puzzolo, CBE JU’s Head of Programme Unit, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

12.15 Policy Update
Irene di Padua, Policy Director, Bioenergy Europe

12.45 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Technoilogy

2.00 Opening remarks from the Chair

2.15 Complying with EU regulations to build a sustainable & efficient biomass plant
Considerations with sourcing biomass feedstock
Creating a circular economy
Meeting the 2029 regulatory requirements to re-use phosphor
Frank S. Lund, Head of Strategy and Marketing, AET Biomass

2.45 Negative Emissions Pellet Production
What are the energy intensive machines and processes when producing pellets
Tackle those energy hogging processes
How we can reduce the emissions by changing the dryer
How we can achieve negative emissions (remove emissions for per ton pellet used for energy)
Manish Verma, Business Development Manager, Swedish Exergy

3.10 Topic TBC
Martin Bentele, CEO, German Pellet Association, DEPV

3.45 Biomass Pellet Processing for Power Generation
Explaining what is biofuel (wood and agri-waste) and the different species.
What you need to know about the form of biomass for combustion.
Where pellets are used and what the different requirements for quality are.
The influence of raw material on the process and how to cope with it.
Peter Coad, Business Segment Manager Energy, CPM

4.00 End of conference

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This project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101023280. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.