25 октября - 26 октября 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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  • 11:00
  • Supply shocks in the pellet market: Bad timing or market failure?
• 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?

Speakers to be announced
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Biomass rescue package: How can the region’s governance alleviate the stress on the market?

• Is public perception hindering government support for biomass?
• How are governments and the European Commission planning to help the biomass market?
• Is the looming heating and electricity crisis bringing biomass and governance closer?

Confirmed Speakers:

Remigijus Lapinskas, Leader of Green Party, Lithuania


  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Morning Break
  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • Cement, metals and chemical industries: The new disruptors

• 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

 


  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • 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
  • 14:30
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  • 15:15
  • SAF and Biomass: Biomass takes to the skies Sodra, SkyNRG

• 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
Representative from KLM
Oskar Meijerink, Head of Future Fuels, SkyNRG


  • 15:15
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  • 16:00
  • A pulpy feedstock: How can the pulp industry provide supply to the Nordic and Baltic markets?
• Why hasn’t business between pulp industries and biomass increased?
• Why is the relationship between pulp and pellet relatively unexplored?
• Will such partnerships be mutually beneficial?
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Evening Break
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Shipping and logistics crisis: Is sourcing feedstocks beyond Europe economically viable?

· 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:

Heinz Grossman, CEO, Lignum Renewables
Representative from 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
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • 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?

Speakers to be announced 
  • 10:45
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  • 11:15
  • Forests overwhelmed: Are we at the tipping point?

• 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


  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Morning Break
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Tapping into non-woody biomass: Why has it been so hard to formalise?
• 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?

Confirmed Speakers
Andy Hill, Deputy Chair, Wood Recyclers’ Association
Mark Cooper, CEO, Prairie Clean Energy

  • 12:15
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  • 13:30
  • BECCs: Will it be a success story? Exploring developments and challenges with carbon capture
• How can biomass producers promote the industry through its carbon sequestration plans?
• What role could long-term carbon sequestration play in restabilising feedstocks?
• Carbon capture scalability: Can current BECCs initiatives become large-scale?


  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • Outlooks on regional premium pellets: Are industries ready to free capacity to fuel the heating market?

· Could supply shortages lead to premium pellet markets seeking feedstock from industrials?
· How can industrials and premium pellet industries align during supply shortages?
· Role of policy in keeping long-term supply stability


Confirmed Speakers


Alexander Afanasyev, Managing Director, Peltrade


  • 14:00
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  • 15:30
  • Lunch Break
  • 16:00
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  • End of Conference