March 2022
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
  • 11:30
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  • 11:50
  • Combustion Catalyst case study: The effect on fuel efficiency, emission and sediments Leif Vebenstad - Chairman, Johnsen Chemicals
  • Review of existing challenges for biomass power plant emissions
  • Usage of Sootaway for wood pellets combustion and results
  • Additional benefits for maintenance schedule and asset management
  • 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
  • Maintaining sustainable plant operations with best available flue gas cleaning systems Jan E. Graeff - Managing Director, Scheuch ASIA Ltd
  • A review of existing flue gas cleaning methods from biomass combustion
  • Key lessons for power plant owners when selecting a cleaning solution
  • Case Study: Application of Scheuch’s Technology for Clean Air and results
  • 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 International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC), Amandus Kahl, ABC Machinery, Global Forest Partners, SBP

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
Workshop presenters:
1) Michael Wild, Principal, Wild&Partner and President, International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC)
2) Jerome Dubuc, Regional Director, Amandus Kahl
3) Fred Yan, Sales Engineer, ABC Machinery
4) David Gardner, Director, Asian and African Investments, Global Forest Partners
5) Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer, SBP
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00