Exclusive Panel Discussion Showcases Utilities’ First-hand Perspectives at 2nd Biomass Trade & Power

February 16, 2011 | Comments Off on Exclusive Panel Discussion Showcases Utilities’ First-hand Perspectives at 2nd Biomass Trade & Power

The authoritative line-up of speakers due at the 2nd Biomass Trade & Power (Rotterdam, 16-18 March 2011) has already attracted participation from many senior industry executives.

The key attraction is clearly the exclusive Utilities’ Perspectives & Discussion Panel where Major biomass utilities will be on hand to share their experiences and insights on successfully executing large scale biomass co-firing. Issues to be explored during this interactive session include industrial wood pellets requirements and sourcing, latest technical standards and sustainability criteria, biomass trading & logistics, and commercial economics for biomass based power generation & CHP.

Confirmed panelists in this interactive session include:

Dr Yves Ryckmans, Chief Technology Officer Biomass
Laborelec-Sustainable Process Technologies

Jeppe Bjerg, Senior Innovation Manager
DONG Energy A/S

Martin de Wolff, Vice President Biofuel Origination
RWE Supply & Trading Switzerland S.A.

Mr. Rob Marcus, Biomass Origination and Sourcing
Vattenfall Energy Trading Netherlands NV

Click here to view the full program agenda, or send your questions to Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg.

U.S. EPA Delays Implementing GHG Rule for Biomass Facilities for 3 years

February 15, 2011 | Comments Off on U.S. EPA Delays Implementing GHG Rule for Biomass Facilities for 3 years

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will defer greenhouse gas permit requirements for biomass energyproduction for at least three years for reconsideration of the science and rulemaking.

(Source: Environment News Service, Jan 13, 2011)

According to the US EPA, the three-year delay will commence in coming July. During the next few years, the agency will study the effects of burning biomass in order to conclude whether biomass facilities are eligible to stay exempt from GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions regulations.

Senior biomass executives will convene in Atlanta for the Biomass Trade & Power Americas, to be held on 23-24 February 2011. The international panel will discuss latest biomass rulings and global industry outlook in the future, as well as provide clarity on wood pellets production & trade considerations.

Send any questions on registrations or program to Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg.

Enviva LP to build 330,000-ton Wood Pellet Plant in North Carolina

February 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Enviva LP to build 330,000-ton Wood Pellet Plant in North Carolina

Enviva LP last month announced plans to construct a new 330,000-ton wood pellet manufacturing plant in North Carolina over the next 3 years, with possibility of additional plants in the near future.

This follows their recent acquisition of Piney Wood Pellets and CKS Energy Inc., on top of a major long-term wood pellet supply contract with Electrabel, subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Group, one of the largest utilities in the world.

(Source: Biomass Magazine, December 21, 2010)

Enviva LP is confirmed to share perspectives from the biomass supply markets at the 2nd Biomass Trade & Power held in Rotterdam on 16-18 March 2011.

Mr. Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, will lead a key presentation entitled “Supply Chain of Wood Pellets from US to Europe”. Issues to be addressed include:

  • Demand outlook (industrial vs. retail US and Europe), projections and key drivers
  • Supply from the US to Europe, key benefits and challenges
  • Sustainability: Ensuring sustainable supply of wood pellets for global demand
  • Key considerations of vertical integration in the biomass value chain

Click here to view full program agenda, or send enquiries to Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg.