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.

Just Released! Exclusive Strategic Position Paper “PELLETS ARE COMING TO ASIA” written by Pöyry

June 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Just Released! Exclusive Strategic Position Paper “PELLETS ARE COMING TO ASIA” written by Pöyry

Prepared in conjunction with the 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia to be held in Seoul on 7-8 Sep 2011

COMPLIMENTARY “PELLETS ARE COMING TO ASIA – A Strategic Position Paper”Written by Bioenergy expert, Pöyry, “Pellets are Coming to Asia” examines the evolving biomass markets dynamics as Asia’s demand for biomass looks set to increase from 2012 onwards.

If you are…

  • a biomass producer, aggregator or wood-pellets/chips marketers
  • a fuel purchaser for biomass-based power generation or co-firing plants
  • seeking valuable insights and/or expanding your business network  for your next bio-energy project
  • interested in discovering financing options in the biomass value chain

Then you would want to DOWNLOAD this COMPLIMENTARY “PELLETS ARE COMING TO ASIA – A Strategic Position Paper

The concise paper provides an overview on:

  • Current State of Global Business and how the market will look like in 2015?
  • Asia market’s attractiveness & prospects in project development
  • Industrial wood pellet market dynamics & expected economic performance
  • Economic applications of biomass in energy production
  • Roadmap for a sustainable bio-energy industry
  • Review of (in-pipeline) co2 emission related policies
  • Cost competitiveness of pellets supply from different regions

PLUS, this must-read paper will be a vital guide for presentations featured at the 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia.

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GS Electric and Power Services, a power subsidiary under GS Group to build ‘green’ LNG plan

May 16, 2011 | Comments Off on GS Electric and Power Services, a power subsidiary under GS Group to build ‘green’ LNG plan

GS Electric and Power Services, a power subsidiary under GS Group, said that it will build a “green” high-efficiency liquefied natural gas combined cycle power plant in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province.

The firm spent 460 billion won ($420 million) for the plant which will be completed by August 2013. GS EPS currently operates two other power facilities there. The new 400 megawatt-facility boasts eco-friendliness and high-efficiency as it consumes less fuel than existing LNG combined cycle power plants and thus emits less carbon, GS EPS officials said.

“Through the construction of the plant, GS EPS aims to become a leading power provider in Korea. The facility will be an eco-friendly one which minimizes emission amid global climate change,” GS EPS CEO Lee Wan-kyoung said at the event. In addition to its domestic operation, GS EPS has been stepping up efforts to expand its offshore business. GS EPS has launched the construction of a biomass power plant in Shandong, China earlier this month and is planning to begin a clean development mechanism business, a kind of carbon trading, there. (Source: The Korea Herald, 20 Apr 2011)

Scheduled to take place in Seoul, Korea on 07-08 September 2011, 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia will bring together an international panel of experts including speakers from PT Trenergy Biomasse Indonesia, Plantation Energy Australia, Pinnacle Pellet Inc., Georgia Biomass, Control Union, POYRY, APAC Commodities, Global Green Synergy Sdn Bhd, plus more!

A major highlight at this event is a Post Conference Workshop on 8 Sep 2011 on Torrefaction Technology for Biomass, with special focus on Non-Woody Biomass.

The program is being finalized & will be uploaded online shortly. For more information, click here to submit enquiries or contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to pre-register your interest now.

Is Thailand the Next Major Biomass Feedstock Market? Answers & more at 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia in Seoul, Korea

April 12, 2011 | Comments Off on Is Thailand the Next Major Biomass Feedstock Market? Answers & more at 2nd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia in Seoul, Korea

According to an article in Biomass Magazine, Thailand stands out as a top market for global biomass producers to expand in, thanks to government policy which encourages further power production from biomass.

Recognizing Thailand’s potential, China-based solutions provider DP CleanTech has opened an office in Bangkok, after successful development of many biomass power plants in China, and more in the works. “DP CleanTech has identified Thailand to be the next major market in its rapid rollout of biomass power systems in Southeast Asia,” the company’s website says.

Viaspace is working with about five companies in Thailand that are interested in growing and using its trademark biomass feedstock, Giant King Grass, as a cheaper alternative to pricier materials available there now.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event which attracted over 120 participants, the Biomass Pellets Trade Asia marks its return on 07-08 September 2011, this time in Seoul, Korea. Among the program highlights will be expert comparisons on the availability & competitiveness of wood pellets versus alternative sources of biomass feedstock (Palm Kernel Shells (PKS), Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB), Rice Husk, Miscanthus, Sugar Bagasse, plus many more.

The agenda is currently being finalized & will be available shortly. To request for more information or to pre-register your interest now, send an email to Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg. Otherwise, click here to submit enquiries on speaking and/or sponsorship opportunities.

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.

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