19 4月 - 22 4月 2021
Online events

Argus Global Festival of Biomass

SGT agenda

All webinars will be available to view on-demand after the live event so you can catch up on what you missed.

Day 1 - Market overview & keynote

Biomass market overview

Start End
  • 14:00 SGT
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  • 15:00 SGT
  • Argus Asia Biomass fuels market overview - Argus
  • What major developments have we seen in Asia, and what opportunities and challenges exist?
  • Key updates in Japanese policies – how will they shape the market going forward?
  • A quick look at emerging supply sources and the role they play in a diversified portfolio


Confirmed speakers:

Andrew Jones, Editor, Argus
Sam Hong, Senior Reporter, Argus

  • 17:00 SGT
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  • 18:00 SGT
  • Argus European biomass fuels market overview April Poore - Editor, Argus
  • Short term pellet assessment: How did the market perform during a Covid winter? What can we expect from next winter?
  • The changing face of woodchips in Europe? What does the current trading landscape look like?
  • Policy outlook: What can we expect in Germany, The Netherlands, the wider EU and the UK?

Festival keynote

Start End
  • 21:00 SGT
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  • 22:00 SGT
  • A festival keynote: The use of biomass in breweries - AB-Inbev, Muntons plc
  • Sustainable brewing: How is the brewing industry using biomass?
  • What advantages does the use of biomass provide vs. fossil fuels or other renewable energy solutions?
  • How will the use of biomass develop in brewing and are there lessons to be learned in other industrial activities?


Confirmed speakers:

Thomas Brewer, Global Brewing and Energy Technology Specialist, AB-Inbev
Dr. Nigel Davies, Director of Technical and Sustainability, Muntons plc
Freddie Staermose
, VP Business Development, Argus

Day 2 - Interactive webinar & roundtable

Utilities panel

Start End
  • 17:00 SGT
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  • 18:00 SGT
  • Keynote European utility panel: Managing seasonality and extreme conditions - Drax, Uniper, Ørsted, Engie
  • Has biomass supply chain infrastructure developed to the point where it can absorb extreme weather events and pandemic impacts?
  • How are major players working to further develop the biomass market in Europe in the face of changing subsidy regimes and external pressures?
  • Soft infrastructure: Development and adoption of derivatives and hedging techniques amongst end users to manage extreme conditions.


Confirmed speakers:

Rick Taylor, Head of Fuels, Drax
Alfons van Weereld, Director Biomass Sourcing and Trading, Uniper
Søren Alsing
, Head of Fuel, Bioenergy & Thermal Power, Ørsted
Ralf Dickgrebe
r, Global Head of Biomass & Shipping, Engie
Freddie Staermose
, VP Business Development, Argus

Interactive roundtable

Start End
  • 21:00 SGT
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  • 22:00 SGT
  • Biomass: Managing volatility and price risk Hosted by - EEX IncubEx
  • How to hedge biomass at EEX
  • How to connect to the trading platform
  • Why should you trade biomass at EEX?

Robert Seehawer, Senior Business Developer, EEX

Louise Croucher, Executive Director, IncubEx

Day 3 - Buyers' perspectives & webinars

Asian buyers' perspectives

Start End
  • 14:00 SGT
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  • 15:00 SGT
  • Decarbonisation by biomass energy – Asian buyers’ perspectives - eRex Singapore, GS Global Corp
  • With the phasing out of coal power plants, how will biomass play a role in Japan’s net zero strategy?
  • South’s Korea’s long-term outlook for energy resources and its expected future demand for biomass
  • How can wood pellet and other biomass feedstock contracts be adapted to accommodate a global regulatory framework, more stringent sustainability criteria and changes in market economics?


Confirmed speakers:

Hiroaki Goto, General Manager, eRex Singapore 
Seung-Kon Lee, Renewable Energy Specialist, GS Global Corp
Andrew Jones
, Editor, Argus

Interactive webinar & roundtable

Start End
  • 21:00 SGT
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  • 22:00 SGT
  • Biomass pellet processing for power generation Peter Coad - Biomass Business Segment Manager, CPM Europe
  • Overview: Types of biomass that can be used for combustion (WHAT)
  • Fuel from pellet: Industries that use pelleted or ground material (WHERE)
  • An efficient pelleting and grinding process (HOW)
    - The process
    - The equipment

Day 4 - Interactive webinar & roundtables

Interactive webinar & roundtable

Start End
  • 17:00 SGT
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  • 18:00 SGT
  • Global trend towards High Efficiency Wood Pelleting Plants Olaf Naehrig - Senior Area Manager, Amandus Kahl
  • High capacity wood pellet mills, up to 12 t/h
  • Lowest energy consumption and operating costs
  • CO2 savings at pellet plant
  • Worldwide successful

    Key takeaways:
  • Key performance figures and data to assess feasibility and profitability of pellet mills, especially with high capacity pellet mills as supplied by Kahl
  • Adapted grinding technologies for various pellet quality standards and the saving potential, e.g. no dry hammer mill grinding for En Plus A1 premium pellets
  • Latest technology for wood pelleting

Interactive roundtable

Start End
  • 22:00 SGT
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  • 23:00 SGT
  • Producer / Consumer collaboration roundtable Harold Arnold Jr. - Sales/Marketing, Fram Renewable Fuels
  • Oversupply, over-production and Red II: Debate on current market considerations
  • Opinions on where are the future demand centres going to be
  • How can producers help to solve end-user problems and better provide the service their customer's need?

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