Explore possibilities of exporting biomass in Asia to feed Europe’s growing demand and more at 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia!

August 12, 2011 | Comments Off on Explore possibilities of exporting biomass in Asia to feed Europe’s growing demand and more at 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia!

While Denmark was an early mover on green growth, Korea is a fast mover, so said Danish Climate and Energy Minister Lykke Friis.

The two countries formed a “Green Growth Alliance,” under which they will collaborate on developing eco-friendly technologies and adopt joint action plans, when President Lee Myung-bak visited Copenhagen in May.

A broad range of initiatives will encourage a shift to biomass in the power plans of major cities, increase consumption of renewable energy, and promote more efficiency energy use. Initiative include biomass and biogas, wind power, intelligent energy networks, energy efficiency and research, development and demonstration activities.

(Source: Korea Times, 28 June 2011)

Korea is now a fast mover in the biomass industry. The Korean Government unveiled a $38 billion ”Green New Deal” plan to stimulate job creation and revitalize the economy. The plan involves 9 core projects and 27 rotating projects which are expected to create 960,000 new jobs during 2009-2012. The Korean Government has also committed to a fiscal investment of 2 percent of GDP per year for the implementation of the five-year plan.

Under the ambitious “Energy Strategy 2050” policy roadmap, Denmark aims to be fully independent of fossil fuels by 2050. Being a role model for Korea, as well as in taking the path toward a green economy, Denmark is a key market in the biomass world.

2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia, to be held on 7-8 September in Seoul, will explore the possibilities of exporting biomass in Asia to feed Europe’s growing demand. Sessions featuring Europe’s experience and technological prowess are also included in this 1.5 day event in Korea.

Click here to see Europe related topics and speakers or email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more information on registration.

Algae World Australia 2011 is on fast track to becoming a high profile event featuring top algae experts from leading research institutes, and commercial companies.

August 12, 2011 | Comments Off on Algae World Australia 2011 is on fast track to becoming a high profile event featuring top algae experts from leading research institutes, and commercial companies.

Algae World Australia 2011 is on fast track to becoming a high profile event featuring top algae experts from leading research institutes, and commercial companies.

Hence it presents golden opportunity to hear from, question & interact with the more than 100 participants confirmed coming to Townsville, Queensland! Here’s a quick look at who’s attending…

Delegate Profile

Algae World Australia 2011

Act NOW if you do not want to miss out on being at this exciting event. Contact Huiyan at 65 6346 9113 or huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for last minute registration.

Evodos Centrifuge Reaches Positive Energy Balance for Algae Dewatering

August 5, 2011 | Comments Off on Evodos Centrifuge Reaches Positive Energy Balance for Algae Dewatering

In the Netherlands, Evodos announced that recent field measurements on its centrifugal systems machines showed that the energy requirement has dropped to below 1 kWh per cubic meter feed flow. The company said that this provides a positive energy balance in harvesting algae. Marco Brocken, CEO of Evodos says: “At energy cost of € 0,08/kWh and a 0,1% concentration (1 g/liter), the energy cost for harvesting is only Euro 0,08 per kilo of dry material. That is not only good for CO2 sequestration projects but excellent for producing fuel from algae too.”

Source: Biofuel Digest, June 21, 2011 (http://biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2011/06/21/evodos-centrifuge-reaches-positive-energy-balance-for-algae-dewatering)

Algae World Australia will assemble – under one roof – expert panelists who are committed to sharing with you frank insights and useful information on:

  • Algae project developments
  • Successful business models and
  • Exciting upcoming opportunities in the algae sector

We’re talking about leaders in the algae industry like Mr. Marco Brocken, CEO of Evodos B.V.

At Algae World Australia in Queensland, you will receive the latest “insider” information straight from Mr. Brocken himself. All algae that MBD Energy produces are harvested with Evodos’s harvesters. Straight form the start.

Mr. Brocken will explain why MBD Energy has chosen for Evodos as their workhorse for harvesting. He will address the advantages of harvesting the algae alive as a completely dewatered paste and without chemicals. Insight will be given to the energy balance, that is highly positive. You will hear – first hand – the low cost per metric ton harvested and the path to harvesting on industrial scale.

Mr. Brocken will accompany you to the optional site visit at MBD Energy where he can spend more time with you on a one to one basis if desired.

That is just the tip of the iceberg!

At Algae World Australia, top Algae experts from across the globe will be joining Mr Brocken. They will be sharing their perspectives on other key issues central to the commercialization of your algae project.

Sounds exciting? Then 16-17 Aug 2011 needs to be marked on your calendar! Also, do remember to register for the site visit to MBD-JCU Algal R&D Facility to make the most out of this forum.

Why not sign up for Algae World Australia now and confirm your seat early?

We’ll send you a reminder closer to the date!

Picture: Mr L. Sirmans, Technical Director of MBD Energy next to one of his Evodos harvesters

Algae World Australia 2011