29 10月 - 31 10月 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics

Learn the latest developments and strategies from regional experts:

Adam Pawelas
Supply Chain Sustainability Director, Carlsberg
Since joining global beer and beverage giant Carlsberg Group in 2002, Adam has served in various energy, environment, safety, security and sustainability management roles. In 2014 he joined the corporate supply chain team in Switzerland to drive the company’s global energy, water and wastewater agenda, including strategy development and implementation, energy and water man...
Since joining global beer and beverage giant Carlsberg Group in 2002, Adam has served in various energy, environment, safety, security and sustainability management roles. In 2014 he joined the corporate supply chain team in Switzerland to drive the company’s global energy, water and wastewater agenda, including strategy development and implementation, energy and water management systems, efficiency programmes, utility best practice and standards in breweries and beverage plants. He was educated in environmental sciences and environmental and energy management in Warsaw, Poland, and Delft, the Netherlands.
Søren Alsing
Head of Fuel, Bioenergy and Thermal Power, Ørsted
Søren joined Orsted in 2017, having worked at Swedish utility for Vattenfall 11 years, the last five of which he spent as Head of Global Commodities, based in Amsterdam. He was previously Head of Fuel at Energy E2, a former utility in eastern Denmark. Soren has also held various positions in the energy sector and EU Commission.
Søren joined Orsted in 2017, having worked at Swedish utility for Vattenfall 11 years, the last five of which he spent as Head of Global Commodities, based in Amsterdam. He was previously Head of Fuel at Energy E2, a former utility in eastern Denmark. Soren has also held various positions in the energy sector and EU Commission.
Michael Schytz
Head of Fuel and Logistics, Hofor
Michael Schytz heads the fuel procurement and logistics department at Hofor. He has been procuring biomass, both wood pellets and wood chips, for 10 years. He mainly focuses on procurement, supply chain development and sustainability.
Michael Schytz heads the fuel procurement and logistics department at Hofor. He has been procuring biomass, both wood pellets and wood chips, for 10 years. He mainly focuses on procurement, supply chain development and sustainability.
Lauma Kazuša
Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
Lauma joined SUEZ Trading Europe in 2018 and heads market analysis activities for all trading streams – alternative fuels, wood, paper, plastics and non-ferrous metals. She has been working with biomass energy and EfW sectors for nearly 15 years, with previous professional experiences in due diligence work, market assessments and competitive analysis.
Lauma joined SUEZ Trading Europe in 2018 and heads market analysis activities for all trading streams – alternative fuels, wood, paper, plastics and non-ferrous metals. She has been working with biomass energy and EfW sectors for nearly 15 years, with previous professional experiences in due diligence work, market assessments and competitive analysis.
Arnold Dale
Vice President Bioenergy, Ekman & Co
Arnold is Vice-President Bioenergy at Ekman & Co in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ekman is one of the world’s leading sales and marketing organisations, focusing on the global forestry industry. He is responsible for the sale and marketing of wood pellets, including the 900,000t of wood pellets produced by Vyborgskaya in Russia. Before joining Ekman, Arnold was Sales Director at Swe...
Arnold is Vice-President Bioenergy at Ekman & Co in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ekman is one of the world’s leading sales and marketing organisations, focusing on the global forestry industry. He is responsible for the sale and marketing of wood pellets, including the 900,000t of wood pellets produced by Vyborgskaya in Russia. Before joining Ekman, Arnold was Sales Director at Swedish pellet producer Latgran in Latvia. Arnold has recently been elected Chairman of the European Industrial Pellet Suppliers (EIPS) group and is a board member of The European Pellet Council (EPC).
Sasja Christensen
Research Manager - Dry Bulk, Maersk Broker
Sasja works at Maersk Broker, one of the world’s leading shipbrokers providing services for the seaborne transportation of containers, dry bulk cargoes, oil and other commodities. She is involved in research at Maersk Broker, producing short-term and long-term market analysis and forecasts for the dry bulk sector. She was previously an analyst at a larger Danish dry bulk s...
Sasja works at Maersk Broker, one of the world’s leading shipbrokers providing services for the seaborne transportation of containers, dry bulk cargoes, oil and other commodities. She is involved in research at Maersk Broker, producing short-term and long-term market analysis and forecasts for the dry bulk sector. She was previously an analyst at a larger Danish dry bulk shipowner and operator and brings a solid commercial perspective to dry bulk research. Sasja holds an MSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and an MSc in Contemporary China Studies from the University of Oxford.
Anders Fenger
Senior Business Analyst, Ørsted
Anders works as Analyst in Ørsted Bioenergy's Fuel Team where he performs market analysis as a foundation for business decisions. Anders has been in Ørsted's CHP division for several years where he has been working with quantitative analysis, model building and market assessments in power, fuel and related markets.
Anders works as Analyst in Ørsted Bioenergy's Fuel Team where he performs market analysis as a foundation for business decisions. Anders has been in Ørsted's CHP division for several years where he has been working with quantitative analysis, model building and market assessments in power, fuel and related markets.
Erik Werner Keis
Operational Support, Helsingor Utilities
Erik Keis is responsible for the fuel procurement and logistics at FH and the co-generation plant Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk (HØK). Erik’s background is management, Technical Design with special focus on Energi Efficiency and Renewable, latest the pre-project for the Biomass Boiler for HØK.
Erik Keis is responsible for the fuel procurement and logistics at FH and the co-generation plant Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk (HØK). Erik’s background is management, Technical Design with special focus on Energi Efficiency and Renewable, latest the pre-project for the Biomass Boiler for HØK.
Carsten Huljus
Chief Executive Officer, SBP
Carsten joined SBP on 1 May 2016 as Chief Executive. He has a wealth of experience and a detailed understanding of forest management and chain of custody certification schemes, being involved in managing sustainability certifications for nearly 16 years. Prior to joining SBP, he was Managing Director of GFA Certification, part of the GFA Consulting Group, which in 2000 bec...
Carsten joined SBP on 1 May 2016 as Chief Executive. He has a wealth of experience and a detailed understanding of forest management and chain of custody certification schemes, being involved in managing sustainability certifications for nearly 16 years. Prior to joining SBP, he was Managing Director of GFA Certification, part of the GFA Consulting Group, which in 2000 became the first German company and certification body to be accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council. He joined GFA in 2002 and built a global operating certification business for sustainable forestry from scratch, adding Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes and legality verification to the service portfolio. He introduced co-operate quality management within the GFA group and headed the process until initial independent auditing against ISO 9001. Carsten built strong working relationships with the many stakeholders involved in the certification process. He understands the views of stakeholders and is experienced in addressing their concerns. Carsten holds a masters in international forestry from Georg-August University Gottingen.
Gilles Gauthier
General Manager, Bioenergy Europe
Sergey Larchenko
Non-Executive Director, Peltrade
Mr Larchenko graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (state technical University), received an executive MBA degree at a Belgian business school IPO UFSIA, Antwerp. His experience in Russian and Western banks has spanned 25+ years. Mr.Larchenko worked in senior positions in JSC CB “Citibank”, “Uniastrum Bank” (LLC), trust Bank (PJSC), responsible for international pro...
Mr Larchenko graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (state technical University), received an executive MBA degree at a Belgian business school IPO UFSIA, Antwerp. His experience in Russian and Western banks has spanned 25+ years. Mr.Larchenko worked in senior positions in JSC CB “Citibank”, “Uniastrum Bank” (LLC), trust Bank (PJSC), responsible for international projects. Has been working as CEO of Cetelem Bank Russia until mid-summer 2017.
Jamie Aldridge
Reporter, Argus
Jamie joined the editorial team at Argus Media in December 2016, where he covers the global biomass industry. Prior to joining Argus, Jamie was a proprietary futures trader at LDN Capital. He has a degree in geophysics from Durham University.
Jamie joined the editorial team at Argus Media in December 2016, where he covers the global biomass industry. Prior to joining Argus, Jamie was a proprietary futures trader at LDN Capital. He has a degree in geophysics from Durham University.
Juhan Aguraiuja
Head of Project Development, Danpower Eesti
Kristaps Knesis
Biomass Cogenaration Process and Purchasing Manager, Fortum
Knesis is biomass portfolio manager with Finnish energy company Fortum’s city solutions division. His role involves sourcing biofuels and overseeing logistics in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus for Fortum power plants in the Baltics and Scandinavia. He joined the company in 2014.
Knesis is biomass portfolio manager with Finnish energy company Fortum’s city solutions division. His role involves sourcing biofuels and overseeing logistics in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus for Fortum power plants in the Baltics and Scandinavia. He joined the company in 2014.
Didzis Palejs
Head of Agri Biomass, CM Biomass
Didzis Palejs has worked in the wood energy industry for almost 20 years. He has mostly dealt with producing wood energy products such as wood chips, pellets and firewood, as well as handling and managing sales/logistics. He has worked for national and international companies of various sizes. Besides his everyday work at CM Biomass Partners, Mr Palejs was one of the found...
Didzis Palejs has worked in the wood energy industry for almost 20 years. He has mostly dealt with producing wood energy products such as wood chips, pellets and firewood, as well as handling and managing sales/logistics. He has worked for national and international companies of various sizes. Besides his everyday work at CM Biomass Partners, Mr Palejs was one of the founders and is chairman of Latvian biomass association Latbio. He is also president of European biomass association Aebiom.
Michael Christensen
Chief Operating Officer, CM Biomass
Valentas Rutkauskas
Project Manager, UAB Vilniaus Kogeneracinė Jėgainė
Valentas is a Project Manager at Vilniaus Kogeneracinė Jėgainė, a subsidiary of Lithuania’s state-controlled Lietuvos Energija, which is developing a new waste to energy and biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vilnius. He joined Lietuvos Energija in 2014, and moved to Vilniaus Kogeneracinė Jėgainė in 2016 to help prepare for commercial launch of the CHP plant, w...
Valentas is a Project Manager at Vilniaus Kogeneracinė Jėgainė, a subsidiary of Lithuania’s state-controlled Lietuvos Energija, which is developing a new waste to energy and biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vilnius. He joined Lietuvos Energija in 2014, and moved to Vilniaus Kogeneracinė Jėgainė in 2016 to help prepare for commercial launch of the CHP plant, which is expected to be a significant biomass consumer. Valentas’ background includes engineering, economics, policy and environmental science. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the UK’s University of Nottingham and a master’s degree from University College London.
Freddie Staermose
Vice President, Generating Fuels and Dry Bulks, Argus
Freddie started work as a price reporter with ICIS Heren, covering commodities from power to gas to coal, before moving into the sharper end of the business with Noble Group, becoming their senior market analyst for thermal and coking coal. From there he moved to EdF where he worked as a fuel originator, working as part of a team that sourced 10mn t/yr of coal and 250,000 ...
Freddie started work as a price reporter with ICIS Heren, covering commodities from power to gas to coal, before moving into the sharper end of the business with Noble Group, becoming their senior market analyst for thermal and coking coal. From there he moved to EdF where he worked as a fuel originator, working as part of a team that sourced 10mn t/yr of coal and 250,000 t/yr of biomass for UK power plants. Freddie joined Argus as business development manager in January 2014, focusing on growing the company’s coal, iron ore, petroleum coke and biomass indexation and coverage.
Tiago Andrade
Director, Wood Pellet Services
Tiago Andrade is the Founder and Director of Wood Pellet Services (WPS), a brokerage, agency and consultancy firm with a large portfolio of wood pellet supply under management. His early career in Portuguese multinationals gave him access to knowledge and contacts, particularly in the renewable sector. In 2004, Tiago identified the opportunity to create a wood pellet ind...
Tiago Andrade is the Founder and Director of Wood Pellet Services (WPS), a brokerage, agency and consultancy firm with a large portfolio of wood pellet supply under management. His early career in Portuguese multinationals gave him access to knowledge and contacts, particularly in the renewable sector. In 2004, Tiago identified the opportunity to create a wood pellet industry in Portugal, replicating this work in Spain in 2007. In 2010, WPS expanded its consultancy work to the Americas, extending its brokerage and agency activities there in 2012. Tiago holds a BBM honours degree in management and business administration, and an MBA in business information from the Catholic University in Porto, Portugal.
April Poore
Acting Editor, Argus
Patryk Dunal
Head of Biomass Procurement, Enea
Claus Mogensen
Country Manager, Denmark, SCANDBIO
Małgorzata Jędrychowska
Director Market Ops. Department, Enea
Johan Granath
Senior Vice-President, Bioenergy, Ekman