Konferensi Perdagangan Pelet Biomassa Asia, pertemuan pembeli dan penjual, eksplorasi investasi, densifikasi dan transportasi biomassa

July 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Konferensi Perdagangan Pelet Biomassa Asia, pertemuan pembeli dan penjual, eksplorasi investasi, densifikasi dan transportasi biomassa

Konferensi Perdagangan Pelet Biomassa Asia, akan diadakan 27-29 September di Jakarta, untuk mengeksplorasi potensi investasi dan transportasi teknologi densifikasi pelet biomassa dalam dan dari Asia.

Mengingat peraturan energi terbarukan yang belum jelas di Asia, pasokan biomassa yang melimpah telah menawarkan kesiapan ekspor untuk pasar seperti Thailand, Asia Utara dan di Eropa khususnya, di mana untuk memenuhi target tahun 2020 untuk energi terbarukan, Uni Eropa terhambat oleh kurangnya pasokan biomassa yang berkelanjutan..

Konferensi “Biomass Pellets Trade Asia” akan menitikberatkan pada kesempatan investasi, pertimbangan-pertimbangan penting untuk menyiapkan fasilitas produksi pellet di Asia dan teknologi terkini untuk pretreatment seperti densifikasi untuk mempermudah penanganan logistic dan transportasi biomassa.

Persediaan berlimpah di Asia dari sektor kehutanan/residu pertanian seperti cangkang dan sabut kelapa sawit, bagas tebu, sabut kelapa dan tanaman baru seperti pohon jarak, miskantus (rumput gajah) dll, menambahkan kesiapan sumber daya biomassa yang tersedia. Namun, hanya beberapa negara (Thailand, India dan Filipina) telah memperkenalkan Feed-in Tariff untuk energi terbarukan untuk mendorong penggunaan biomassa.

Para pemain kunci pada teknologii “Biomass to Power” akan bertemu pada Konferensi Perdagangan Pelet Biomassa Asia di Jakarta, Indonesia pada 27-29 September 2010 untuk mendiskusikan di mana, mengapa dan bagaimana sumber daya dari kehutanan dan residu pertanian dapat secara ekonomis dikonversi menjadi pelet biomassa untuk keperluan ekspor.

Akan dibuka secara resmi oleh Bapak Zulkifli Hasan, Menteri Kehutanan Republik Indonesia, konferensi ini akan mencari peluang dalam memanfaatkan konversi ‘limbah’ menjadi produk energi yang bernilai tambah tinggi. Pada event 2 hari ini akan ada juga kunjungan ke industri pelet kayu (dengan spesifikasi ekspor Uni Eropa) dan fasilitas produksi agro biomassa termasuk sesi komprehensif untuk mengolah biomassa yang akan diekspor ke Eropa serta perkembangan teknologi pra-perawatan/pre-treatment dan transportasi.

Para pakar dari Mitsubishi Corporation, Global Green Synergy Sdn. Bhd, Ebes AG dan para produsen dan eksportir telah diundang untukuntuk berbagi wawasan mereka tentang prospek dan tantangan ekspor biomassa serta kesempatan untuk berinvestasi pada fasilitas kehutanan terpadu untuk menghasilkan pelet.

Sebuah program khusus di konferensi ini adalah “post-conference workshop” tentang teknologi Torrefaction dan keekonomiannaya.Workshop ini dilakukan oleh forum panel yang akan menjelaskan tentang tinjauan komersial, teknologi dan end-user (pembangkit listrik) pada sudut pandang teknologi, nilai investasi, ekonomi dan aplikasi torrefied pellet (bio-batubara).

Untuk mencari informasi lebih lanjut tentang partisipasi dan sponsor & peluang pertukaran media pada Konferensi Perdagangan Pelet Biomassa Asia silahkan mengunjungi http://www.futureenergyevents.com/biomass/biomass-pellets-trade-asia/ dengan segera.

Api Nova Energia / SAB srl Share Perspectives on Jatropha Investments at JatrophaWorld 2010

July 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Api Nova Energia / SAB srl Share Perspectives on Jatropha Investments at JatrophaWorld 2010

‘ESV Group Plc, the agribusiness and logistics investment company, announces the signing of a definitive Agreement for the sale of its Jatropha plantations business and associated assets in Mozambique to SAB Mozambique SA, a company controlled by two Italian energy companies, Api Nova Energia SrL and Seci Energia SpA.’
Source: http://www.investegate.co.uk/article.aspx?id=200911230700038754C

SAB srl, a joint venture between, Api Nova Energia Srl and Seci Energia SpA, had in November last year acquired the Jatropha plantations business of ESV Group PLC, a London-based provider of transportation and logistics services. They have also have started a pilot plantation in Ghana with the option to further develop 105,000 hectares.

On the other hand, Api Nova Energia is on their own, developing greenfield projects in Brazil. They have an out-farming project of 25,000 hectares in Brazil, of which 1000 hectares have already been planted.

JatrophaWorld 2010 is privileged to have Mr. Alessandro Berti, Business Development Manager of Api Nova and Business Development Manager – Bioenergy division of SAB join us in Rotterdam on the 6-7 October to tell us more about the progress of their three projects and share underlying factors which drove the Italian energy giants to invest in Jatropha.

Click here to view full event schedule or email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.

U.S. DOE Awards 3 research Groups $24 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Algae Commercialization Studies

July 8, 2010 | Comments Off on U.S. DOE Awards 3 research Groups $24 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Algae Commercialization Studies

In its push for clean energy sources, President Obama’s administration is exploring all options — including algae-based biofuels. Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu have set aside $800 million in Recovery Act funds to research new biofuels.

DOE says algae has potential, but technical and economic challenges remain. To guide future work, it released the National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap. The U.S. Department of Energy announced on June 17, 2010 that it’s awarding up to $24 million for three research groups (Sustainable Algal Biofuels Consortium, Consortium for Algal Biofuels Commercialization, and Cellana, LLC Consortium) to figure out how to make such biofuels commercially viable. Source:http://content.usatoday.com (June 29, 2010)

In light of increased private & public funding of research into new biofuels, and growing global interest in bio-energy developments, CMT will once again host our annual Algae World Asia series, this time bringing the event to Singapore and spotlighting on opportunities in ASIA, and advances in algae technology.

Program agenda for this 19-20 October event is now being finalised and will be updated here shortly.

Do visit us again soon for the next update on topics and speakers or contact nadia@cmtsp.com.sg for  other details on the  3rd Algae World Asia in Singapore, 19-20 October 2010.

Biomass for Power Generation – Meeting High Production Costs & Supply Challenges

July 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Biomass for Power Generation – Meeting High Production Costs & Supply Challenges

Drax has called for Britain to increase its support for biomass power generation, arguing that the source was flexible, plentiful and, with government support, could become economical.’ Reuters

‘The government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment incentivises public sector organisations to invest in additional small-scale biomass boilers, but investments in biomass equipment risk failing to meet operational targets as the country’s biomass supply will meet only 5-10% of projected demand by 2014 and large volume imports face significant supply chain risks, the report adds.’ RenewableEnergyFocus

In Europe, high production costs and lack of supplies impede the widespread use of biomass for power generation. Asia, on the other hand, with its rich agricultural resources, is still not as progressive in this aspect. Yet, the two continents are well suited to complement each other’s position. How so?

A Biomass Pellets Trade Asia conference, to be held on the 27-28 of September, will explore the possibilities of exporting biomass in Asia to feed Europe’s growing demand. On the agenda are topics such as:

  • Indonesia’s wood pellets – ready for export?
  • Sugar bagasse – managing local usage and export potential
  • Converting empty fruit bunch (EFB) to trade and export-ready product
  • Rise of palm kernel shells (PKS) for export from Indonesia?
  • Obstacles in maximizing Asia’s biomass resources – for power generation or exports?
  • Sugar bagasse for export or domestic power generation in Thailand

Conversely, sessions featuring Europe’s experience and technological prowess are also included in this 1.5 day event in Jakarta. Watch out for the next update for details on Europe related topics and speakers or email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more details.

Honeywell’s UOP Working With Aviation and Refining Leaders in China to Create Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Industry

July 4, 2010 | Comments Off on Honeywell’s UOP Working With Aviation and Refining Leaders in China to Create Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Industry

Aviation biofuel made by Honeywell’s UOP has been used for biofuel demonstration flights on Boeing commercial aircraft with Air New Zealand, Continental Airlines, Japan Airlines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as well as on military demonstration flights with U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft.

The UOP process produces Green Jet Fuel which requires no changes to the aircraft engine technology when used at a 50 percent blend with petroleum-based jet fuel and meets or exceeds all specifications for flight. Green Jet Fuel made from second-generation, non-food sources such as camelina and jatropha plants offers up to an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over petroleum-based fuels.

Source:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/honeywells-uop-working-with-aviation-and-refining-leaders-in-china-to-create-sustainable-aviation-biofuels-industry-2010-05-27?reflink=MW_news_stmp, May 27, 2010

With the acceptance of biofuels by major airlines and Jatropha being the key feedstock candidate, JatrophaWorld 2010 in Rotterdam on 06-07 October has enlisted KLM’s senior representative, Mr. Dirk Kronemeijer, Managing Director SkyNRG to share on the topic “Perspective of an Airline on Bio-Jet Fuel”.

KLM is one of the many distinguished companies speaking at JatrophaWorld 2010, for more information on the conference agenda, please click here.