25 octubre - 26 octubre 2022
In-person: Copenhagen, Denmark

Argus Biomass Nordics & Baltics Conference

  • 8:30
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  • Registration opens
  • 9:30
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  • 9:35
  • Producer's opening address Bhuvam Patel - Conference Producer
  • 9:35
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  • 9:40
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Freddie Staermose - Vice President Generation Fuels and Dry Bulks, Argus
  • 9:40
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  • 10:00
  • Opening keynote
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Industry overview: Argus internal summary of Nordics and Baltics in relation to global markets Erisa Senerdem - Biomass Editor, Argus
• The current key movers in the procurement of pellets and new industrial applications
• Heating and electricity issues arising in the winter and the role of biomass to help mitigate these issues
• Growing markets beyond Nordics and Baltics could increase relationships with Asia and South America
  • 10:30
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  • 11:30
  • Supply shocks in the pellet market: planning for the future of biomass supply - Orsted, Drax, CM Biomass, Engie, Fram Renewables

• Effects of supply shocks on prices and procurement in the Nordic and Baltic market
• Will the Nordic and Baltic market need to increase domestic capacity of pellets?
• Is there a need for another government intervention to ease pricing?

Confirmed Speakers:

Michael Christensen, COO, CM Biomass

Søren Alsing, Head of Fuel, Bioenergy and Thermal Power, Ørsted

Fabien Mehu, Head of Biomass, ENGIE

Harold Arnold, Founder, Fram Renewables

Mark McConnell, Senior Biomass Portfolio Trader, Drax

 

 

  • 11:30
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  • 12:15
  • Morning Break
  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • Biomass rescue package: how can the industrials and premium markets alleviate market stress - Bioenergy Europe, AFAB, World Biomass Association

• How can the EU promote trade of biomass pellets being imported

• How are premium pellet markets and industrials reacting to changes in biomass pricing and trade?
• Is the looming heating and electricity crisis bringing biomass and governance closer?

Confirmed Speakers:

Daniel Reinemann, Policy Officer, Bioenergy Europe

Remigijus Lapinskas, Leader of Green Party, Lithuania

Bengt-Erik Logfren, CEO, AFAB

Christian Rakos, Chairman, World Biomass Association

  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • Cement, metals and chemical industries: The new disruptors Arcelor Mittal, HOLCIM, Bioenergy Europe

• The growth in application of biomass for the cement, steel and chemical industries
• How will this affect current market players? Is this a level playing field for procurement?
• Will the black pellet market grow as a result of this? Prospects for torrefied and thermally treated pellets

Confirmed Speakers:

Moderated by: Freddie Staermose, VP Generation Fuels, Argus

Manolis Karampinis, Director of Business Development and Membership, Bioenergy Europe

Cristian Mardare, Strategic Sourcing Director, HOLCIM

Jean-Luc Reboul, CTO Primary, CO2 & Energy, Arcelor Mittal


  • 13:30
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  • 15:00
  • Lunch Break Roundtable sessions
Roundtable Roulette: Three roundtables with options to network and share your perspectives (standing and sitting options available)
· Woody biomass sourcing issues in Nordics and Baltics
· Sustainable feedstock for households
· East Europe’s growing biomass needs
  • 15:00
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  • 16:00
  • SAF and Biomass: Biomass takes to the skies Sodra, SkyNRG, Bureau Veritas

• Growing demands for bio-based aviation fuel: How can biomass fuel the skies?
• How can airlines facilitate market growth in the biomass sector?
• Procurement options for airlines and fuel manufacturers


Confirmed Speakers

Henrik Brodin, Strategic Business Development Manager, Sodra

Danny Vancoppenolle, Sales Manager Dry Bulk & Circular Commodities North West Europe, Bureau Veritas

Oskar Meijerink, Head of Future Fuels, SkyNRG


  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Evening Break
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • The green shipping solution: how can sourcing feedstock beyond Europe become more sustainable? NORDEN, Prairie Clean Energy

· How is procurement dealing with trade barriers and increased shipping prices?
· Are there new opportunities for shippers and biomass producers in the region?
· How can logistics prices become more affordable? Bulk traffic and key port projects

Confirmed Speakers:

William Boatwright, Senior Manager- Logistics and Climate Solutions, NORDEN

Mahmood Ebadian, Advisor-Supply Chains, Prairie Clean Energy


  • 17:00
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  • 17:05
  • Chairpersons Closing Remarks Freddie Staermose, VP Generation Fuels and Dry Bulks
  • 9:00
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  • Registration Opens
  • 9:55
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  • 10:00
  • Chairpersons Opening Remarks Freddie Staermose, VP Generation Fuels and Dry Bulks
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Sleepwalking into disaster? Is Brussels doing enough to support biomass with RED III?

• Why is there a need for surplus and reserves to be stored?
• How can policy help create a more formalised environment for RED III to function?
• Will having national or EU reserves help alleviate price spikes in electricity and heating?

 

Confirmed Speakers:

Irene Di Padua, Policy Director, Bioenergy Europe

  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Morning Break
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Woody biomass feedstocks: how can sustainable forestry change feedstock supply in Europe?

• How is the forestry sector reacting to market imbalances?
• Will the region’s forest potential be affected?
• How can biomass and forestry sectors mitigate current supply issues?

Confirmed Speakers:

Igors Krasavacs,
Head, Forest Information Centre

Daniel Paul Dima, Managing Partner, Porini OY

 


  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • Tapping into non-woody biomass: how can it be formalised? CM Biomass, SBP, Rare Earth Global

• Difficulties for non-woody-based biomass in becoming a more mature market
• Highlighting key industry standards for non-woody-based biomass
• Can the Nordic and Baltic region become pioneers in formalising the non-woody market?


Moderated By: Andy Hill, Deputy Chair, Wood Recyclers’ Association

Confirmed Speakers:

Nicolas Viart, Technical Director, SBP

Mads Thomsen, Portfolio Manager, CM Biomass

Jamie Lewis, CEO, Rare Earth Global


  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Lunch Break
  • 14:00
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  • Site visit to Orsted's Avedore facility