04 March - 06 March 2020
Singapore

Argus Biomass Asia Conference

Delegates holding the three-day conference pass can choose to attend either the Biomass to Power Day stream or the Introduction to Market Workshop. No switching between streams is permitted.

Biomass to Power Day

  • 08:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Chairman's welcome remarks
  • 09:05
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  • 09:35
  • Running a cost-efficient biomass supply chain Lt Col Monish Ahuja (Ret'd) - Managing Director, PRESPL
  • Overview of India’s biomass to power generation sector (current and future plans)
  • Existing challenges in supply chain and how they are being overcome and optimised
  • Lessons for biomass power plant owners
  • 09:35
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  • 10:05
  • Maximising technology use for cost reductions and efficiency in plant operations Matti Miinalainen - Director, Asia-Pacific & China, Energy & Process Systems, Valmet Automation
  • Overview of technology use in biomass power plants
  • Retrofitting vs new plants – what do power plant owners need to look out for?
  • What new technologies can be incorporated (e.g. AI, data analytics) to improve operational outcomes and feedstock management?
  • 10:05
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  • 10:35
  • New developments in biomass conversion technologies
  • Review of existing conversion technologies
  • New developments, challenges and risks
  • How does this translate to potential cost savings?
  • 10:35
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  • 11:20
  • Morning refreshments and networking
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Power plant case study
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Industrial applications for biomass energy Kevin Vandewalle - Regional Sales Manager SEA, Vyncke
  • 12:20
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  • 12:50
  • Reducing risks with good maintenance
  • Identifying risks associated with poor maintenance of storage and plant facilities
  • Best practices to ensure safe and risk-free operations
  • Long-term cost benefits with a well-planned maintenance schedule
  • 12:50
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  • 13:30
  • Panel: Improving the cost competitiveness of biomass against traditional fuel sources eRex Singapore
  • How can stakeholders work together to improve the cost competitiveness of biomass fuel?
  • Available technologies to support this transition
  • Potential of including other feedstock types and recycling onsite waste
Panelists:
Shuji Paul Yoda, Managing Director, eRex Singapore
  • 13:30
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  • 14:45
  • Networking lunch
  • 15:00
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  • 17:00
Limited places available. Programme and registration details to be out shortly.
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00

Introduction to Market Workshop

  • 08:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Welcome remarks by workshop leader Michael Wild - Principal, Wild&Partner and President, International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC)
  • 09:05
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  • 16:30
  • Pelleting fundamentals and market economics

This module offers fundamentals and economics of the biomass trade for newcomers to the markets, with a focus on the pelleting process to achieve both quality and sustainability.

Discussion Points

  • Solid biomass, the basics
  • Pelleting processes and technologies involved
  • Pelleting mill/plant case studies, with focus on cost economics
  • Logistics and handling of biomass from storage to shipping – process and impact of external developments
  • Biomass trade fundamentals and developments in supply contracting
  • Q&A
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00