29 十月 - 31 十月 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics

Assessing key biomass drivers in the Nordics and Baltics

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:30
  • Ministerial keynote address: Exploring the key political drivers towards increased biomass consumption and creating a sustainable future
  • An overview of the Danish power and heating market and the use of biomass in the region
  • Identifying growth of the biomass market and new policies driving the industry
  • Reaching 2030 targets and the role biomass will play in energy production being 50% from renewable sources
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote speech: An outlook on the biomass industry from a utilities perspective
  • What demand drivers are there to boost biomass consumption?
  • How the biomass market can adapt to a cyclical and seasonal marketplace
  • Examining the current mis-match of supply and demand
  • Fostering a deeper co-corporation to aid long-term business strategies
  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Utility keynote panel discussion: Reviewing demand drivers in the region and exploring new sourcing strategies
  • Where do we see demand increasing for biomass across the region?
  • Which new regions are emerging as sourcing potential including Russia, Poland and Belarus?
  • What are the trends with smaller CHPs converting to wood chips and the impact on supply and demand balances?

  • 10:40
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  • 11:25
  • Morning coffee and networking

Re-balancing the raw material and biomass supply demand landscape

Start End
  • 11:25
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  • 11:55
  • Identifying the role of the Nordics and Baltics in a European and global perspective
  • How the pellet and wood chip markets are evolving in the Nordics and Baltics
  • Which new suppliers to Europe are emerging including the US and Russia?
  • How do large biomass consumers outside of the region view the Nordics and Baltics?

  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • A view from the Russian market: Russia’s future role in the Nordics and Baltics biomass market
  • Understanding current production capacity and availability of raw material and biomass
  • What does the future look like for wood exports, including any political barriers?
  • Applying SBP and FSE certification and meeting quality requirements
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Pricing, spot market, indexes and trading

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  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Identifying current biomass prices and trading activities
  • Dealing with historically high pellet prices and activity on the spot market versus index prices
  • How can the industry move towards an index price and how will this impact the market?
  • Building long term relationships to work better together through contract negotiation
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Trading biomass as a commodity and creating increase transparency within the market
  • Looking at the need for transparency and how this is driving trading activities
  • Understanding how fundamental commodity markets work
  • What have been the parameters for driving up the price in the past?

Overcoming raw material quality issues and biomass certification

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Identifying quality issues and finding the right raw material for pellet production
  • What restrictions and quality issues have arisen when sourcing product from new areas?
  • Understanding the priorities when it comes to raw material quality
  • How to use different material in boilers
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Testing biomass to check quality parameters to ensure efficient operations
  • Setting up the right boilers with varying wood chip and pellet species and quality
  • Researching and testing raw material to improve the running of the boiler
  • Working with a high content of bark and ash
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Understanding the implementation of the SBP system and the implications across the value chain
  • Exploring the strategy review – certification requirements across the value chain
  • What are the best practices to meet SBP requirements with multiple suppliers?
  • Meeting SBP requirements and retaining high quality of biomass material

Addressing the need for improved logistics and storage solutions

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:20
  • Panel discussion: Adapting supply chain strategies based on regional infrastructure

Exploring solutions to security of supply and financial responsibilities

  • What does the current storage landscape look like in the Nordics and Baltics?
  • How important are stockpiles for back-up in case of future lack of supply?
  • What investments are being made to improve infrastructure?
  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • What’s the capacity and availability of coasters – who will stay in the region?
  • The place of biomass within dry bulk freight market
  • Assessing seasonality in freight markets
  • How are freight rates developing over short-term horizon?
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Case study: Port expansions across Denmark to aid biomass storage and shipping
  • The need to improve infrastructure because of an expanding industry
  • Building stockpiles at Ports to overcome the lack of storage
  • How improvements will aid the trade of biomass in and out of the region
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Morning coffee and networking

Stream 1: Wood chip stream

Increasing use of wood chips in the heating market

Start End
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Case study: Utilisation of wood chips in CHP boilers for heat production
  • Where do we see new conversions of CHP boilers from gas-to-biomass across the Nordics?
  • Exploring increasing capacity at plants
  • Understand the impact of conversions on supply demand dynamics
  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • Case study: Building wood chip plants in the Baltics and looking at increasing consumption
  • Status updates of new wood chip plants in the Baltics
  • How is new wood chip capacity impacting the export market?
  • Looking at new technologies and investments to check quality
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Utilising waste wood

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • The rise of waste wood and new market trends across Europe
  • Assessing the security of supply of waste wood across Europe including UK, Germany and Norway
  • Identifying quality issues, contamination and changes in boilers
  • What testing is available for wood chips?
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Technical advancements to convert wood chips to wood pellets
  • The growing utilisation of wood chips for pellet production
  • What technologies are available for pellet production?
  • Identifying the economic value gains

Stream 2: Wood pellet stream

A closer look at the premium pellet market

Start End
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • An overview of how the premium pellet supply demand is changing
  • Assessing the future availability of raw materials for premium pellets
  • How has increased premium pellet prices impacted supply demand dynamics?
  • What’s the future of premium pellets in the region?

Security of wood pellet supply

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  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • Case study: Increasing capacity and production to meet growing demand
  • Investing in new units to increase pellet production
  • How will the increase in pellet production affect supply?
  • How much will be exported compared with used domestically?
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Case study: Changing sourcing strategies to buy biomass from new regions
  • Identifying new sources of varying quality and certification
  • Looking at ways to explore what species work and what doesn’t
  • Adapting facilities to take in new feed and investing in testing
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Case study: Investing in the storage landscape for security of premium pellet supply into Europe
  • Operating global storage facilities
  • Improving security of supply for the pellet industry
  • Taking a look at new investments in Savannah and how this can impact the European market
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

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