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Biomass More Attractive to Investors than Renewables?

A KPMG annual survey on global renewable energy mergers and acquisitions worldwide found that 37% of respondents plan to invest in biomass, 36% plan to invest in solar and 35% in wind energy. Here’s the link to the survey, Powering Ahead: 2010 – an outlook for renewable energy M&A. Survey respondents indicate they prefer biomass plants because of their potential to

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Wood Pellets – A Hot Bioenergy Source – Key Topic of Discussion at Biomass Pellets Trade Asia

Published on June 3, 2010 by in Biomass News

“Increasing demand for pellets in Europe and decrease in ocean freight costs have created new opportunities for producers to export pellets from the US, South East Asia and recently Australia”. Poyry Forestry Industry Consulting. Wood pellets are underpinning the emergence of a new commodities business in biomass. The key driver is bioenergy and Pöyry expects

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Port of Rotterdam Researchers Share Key Opportunities & Challenges in Biomass from Palm & Rice.

Are Biomass residuals from the Palm & Rice Industry a risky business or a huge opportunity? In June 2009, Ewout Kalkman, Sietske Trompert & Rogier Strijbos published an important report for the Amsterdam Research Project (Port of Rotterdam) that addressed the vital question: Is it possible to utilize Asian biomass to meet growing demand? Asia’s

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IEA Bioenergy Task Force 40 member Dr Martin Junginger shares his thoughts on the Biomass Power & Trade conference in Rotterdam.

Published on April 27, 2010 by in Biomass News

Want to know what you can look forward to at the Biomass Pellets Trade Asia conference in Jakarta on 24-25 September this year? This useful review of the recently concluded Biomass Power & Trade conference should help. Penned by Conference Chairman, Dr Martin Junginger from Utrecht University and IEA BioEnergy Task 40, the review outlines

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Asia’s 1st Biomass Pellets conference in Jakarta offers Biomass buyers an opportunity to meet region’s top pellets producers & suppliers.

Published on April 26, 2010 by in Biomass News

The Biomass Pellets Trade Asia conference is meeting in Jakarta-INDONESIA on 27-28 September 2010. The conference, touted as the “Global Buyers & Asia Sellers Meet” is Asia’s first Biomass conference targeted at Biomass Pellet producers and biomass buyers and consumers from Asia, Europe, Americas and beyond. This conference comes in response to rapidly growing global

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Speaker Profile: Andreas Feige, Managing Director, ISCC System GmbH A

Andreas Feige is married and has two kids. He received his degree in mechanical engineering at the RWTH in Aachen and the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London and worked ten years in several industry positions. Before he became partner and vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton he was partner and director of

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Speaker Profile: Ron van Erck, Policy Officer, Regulatory Policy & Promotion of Renewable Energy, DG Energy And Transport (TREN), European Commission

Ron van Erck works as policy officer on renewable energy in the European Commission since the beginning of 2009. Currently, he is responsible for elements of the implementation of the sustainability regime for biofuels; the definitions of biodiverse grasslands and recognition of voluntary sustainability schemes. Furthermore, Ron works on the implementation of the Renewable Energy

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Judy Libra, Project Coordinator, German Academy of Science & Engineering

Judy Libra worked as a chemical engineer in the petrochemical industry before getting her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in cooperation with UCLA and the Technical University Berlin. After researching and lecturing in environmental management and wastewater treatment processes at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus as well as the TU Berlin (Habilitation in Environmental

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Max-Planck-Institut fur Kolloid-und Grenzflaechenforschung

Dr. Maria-Magdalena Titirici was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1977. She graduated in 1999 from the Department of Chemistry of Bucharest University. After, she conducted her PhD study (with Dr. Bo¨rje Sellergren) first at the University of Mainz and after on at the University of Dortmund in the field of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers. In 2005

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Martin Junginger, Assistant Professor, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development

Martin Junginger is Assistant Professor at the Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University. Martin has a background in chemistry and environmental science and obtained his PhD in 2005. He is coordinator of the IEA Bioenergy Task 40 on Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade (see www.bioenergytrade.org), and currently works amongst others on charting international trade in biomass and biofuels

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