Moving to a new fuels mix
- Keynote address: Alternative fuel options and adapting business models Yves Ryckmans - Chief Technology Officer Biomass, ENGIE
- Looking at new trends and drivers towards alternative feedstock for fuel blending
- What commodities are currently being sourced and tested in Europe?
- What are the supply chain and feedstock availability issues and how can it be overcome?
- Keynote panel discussion: The new feedstock landscape: What resources are available and how will they fill the pellet and wood chip supply gap? - CM Biomass, Ørsted, Peltrade, SUEZ Trading Europe
This panel discussion will explore the current availability of alternative feedstocks including: agricultural residues, biogas, olive and sunflower husks. Identify cost competitiveness and the supply/demand landscape
- What new feedstock potential is there in the market: what residues are available?
- Where will new agricultural residues come from, and what’s the benefit of utilisation?
- How can alternative feedstocks fit within current or new supply chains?
Todd Bush, Partner, CM Biomass
Søren Alsing, Head of Fuel, Bioenergy and Thermal Power, Ørsted
James Behan, Director, Peltrade
Lauma Kazuša, Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
- Speed networking
- Morning coffee and networking
The economics of a new market and pricing levels
- Understanding the economics of alternative feedstock and understanding pricing levels
- What does the economics look like and how does this differ to biomass?
- How economically viable is the use of sunflower and olive husks based on current price?
- Examining the influence of black pellets and biomass on price volatility
- Alternative fuels – is it a waste? Redwynn Sterry - Senior Advisor, Waste Regulation, Environment Agency
- Dealing with new commodities: what do you do if it’s a waste or and what to do if it’s not?
- How is waste classified, tested and priced?
- Utilising the right applications and combustion units, and how these are regulated
- Networking lunch
Mobilising feedstock and creating value chains
- Certification schemes: SURE developments and how this is changing for the premium pellet market Thomas Siegmund - Head of Biomass Certification, SURE
- How are certification schemes helping to improve the industry?
- What will be the impact of new criteria?
- What do users need to do to ensure they've met the requirements?
- US case study: Building a peanut factory in Georgia with 100.000mt capacity to meet new demand Todd Bush - Partner, CM Biomass
- New activities in the alternative business – what’s the vision for the future?
- A close look at the planned peanut factory, status and project timelines
- How will the trading landscape change in the US and globally?
- A supplier’s perspective: New markets for agricultural feed and available supply
- How much available feedstock is available for the biomass industry?
- Generating new supply chains and utilising existing infrastructure
- Sustainability and quality of feedstocks
- A Port perspective: Increased demand for handling and blending
- Where do we see growing interest for material handling and in which commodities?
- What are the requirements for storage and how will cargoes perform under storage?
- Examining different handling techniques for various feedstock including temperature monitoring
- Afternoon coffee and networking
Roundtable 2: How the industry can integrate a new supply chain for alternative fuels
Led by: Lauma Kazuša, Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
Roundtable 3: Movements in the bio-coal markets: Economics, viability and new technologies
Adapting blending options and technology
- Research case study: Use of underexploited agricultural and forestry residues to produce competitive agro-pellets Matthieu Campargue - Director, RAGT
- Economic interest of biomass residues: the great potential of agro-pellets
- Specific challenges during agro-pellet production
- How to handle biomass combustion? The importance of mixing and uses of additives
- Panel discussion: Mobilising feedstock through technology and torrefaction
- Unravelling the biocoal market and new opportunities through commercialisation
- What new technologies are available that have made new fuel blends possible?
- Understanding the economic benefits of biocoal compared to traditional pellets?
- New technologies that recycle woody biomass into fuel
- Exploring circulating fluidized bed technology that improves yield and reduces overall costs
- Creating higher value-added products from lower cost feeds
- Implementing state of the art, custom-made technologies designed for new blends