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‘The Biofuels International Conference covers a wide range of biofuel-related
topics, keeping us updated with key changes in the industry’
Senior biofuels manager, Repsol
‘The Biofuels International Conferenceprovides a unique location for amulti-feedstock, international,business-focused event. It is amongthe best events I have participated inover the past three years’
Development engineer, Meva Energy
‘The Biofuels International Conferenceprovides a unique location for amulti-feedstock, international,business-focused event. It is amongthe best events I have participated inover the past three years’
Development engineer, Meva Energy

INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING A PAPER - CLICK HEREThe International Biomass Congress & Expo aims to bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two day period. High-level speakers, experts in their field, will address a range of topical issues relating to the biomass sector.

Brought to you by Bioenergy Insight, the leading international biomass magazine, this year’s conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium and co-located with the International Biogas Congress & Expo as well as the renowned Biofuels International Conference and Expo, making this series of bio events our largest gathering yet of bio related companies, giving participants unrivalled coverage.

To join us as a sponsor, exhibitor or potential speaker please contact / +44 (0)203 551 5753


DAY ONE: 23rd March 2021

9.30 The role of Biomass in the European Green Deal
Hans van Steen, Acting Director on Renewables, Research, Innovation and Energy Efficiency, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission

9.45 The impact of Covid-19 on the Biomass Markets
Niels Severinsen, Procurement Officer, Hofor

10.15 Spotlight on Germany: Expanding the fuels mix at CHP plants to include waste wood
Markus Süßmann, Head of Special Projects, Danpower

10.45 Networking break

11.15 Advanced Pellet Fuel from a Proven Technology
Bjørn H. Knappskog, CEO, Arbaflame

11.45 Financing CHP biomass projects
Pierre-Emmanuel Noel, Senior Banker – Public Sector & Infrastructure, European Investment Bank

12.15 Q&A with this morning’s speakers

12.45 Networking Lunch

2.00 Session two: Opening remarks from the Chair

2.15 Sustainability Update
Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Biomass Programme

2.45 Biomass trading: woodchips & pellet auctions across Europe

  • Overview of the biomass sector in the Baltic States
  • Pricing

Svetlana Kavina, Head of Business Development, Baltpool

3.15 Networking break

3.45 Case study: 75MW Biomass power plant in Asia

  • Feedstock choices
  • Sustainability
  • Overview of the biomass sector in Asia

Yoshinobu Kusano, Executive Advisor, Biomass Energy, Renova

4.15 Spot exchange e-trading with biomass in Belarus: challenges & opportunities

  • Current situation on Belarusian biomass market and trends for the future
  • COVID-19 pandemic impact
  • Government regulations
  • Production capacities & major producers

Maxim Andreev, Foreign Relations Department, Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange OJSC

4.45 Networking drinks

DAY TWO: 24th March 2021

9.30 Welcoming remarks from the Chair

9.45 Future Outlook for the Global Industrial Wood Pellet Market
Thomas Meth, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, Enviva Partners

10.15 Enhancing Biomethane plants efficiency
Malek Mezni, Project Manager, Azola

10.45 Networking break

11.15 Wood waste – in between wood and waste management

  • General market overview in European and global context
  • Uncertainties and opportunities in biomass market
  • Role of biomass in renewable energy
  • Regional policy review, analysis on regulatory framework

Lauma Kazuša, Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe

11.45 The role of biomass in the European Green Deal
Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

12.15 Q&A with this morning’s speakers

12.45 Networking lunch

2.00 Opening remarks from the Chair

2.15 Complying with EU regulations to build a sustainable & efficient biomass plant

  • Considerations with sourcing biomass feedstock
  • Emissions
  • Creating a circular economy
  • Meeting the 2029 regulatory requirements to re-use phosphor

Frank S. Lund, Head of Strategy and Marketing, AET Biomass

2.45 Negative Emissions Pellet Production

  • What are the energy intensive machines and processes when producing pellets
  • Tackle those energy hogging processes
  • How we can reduce the emissions by changing the dryer
  • How we can achieve negative emissions (remove emissions for per ton pellet used for energy)

Manish Verma, Business Development Manager, Swedish Exergy

3.10 Topic TBC
Martin Bentele, CEO, German Pellet Association, DEPV

3.35 Topic TBC
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

4.00 End of conference

Speaker Biographies

(to follow)


Sponsors & Exhibitors

We have a number of cost-effective options to suit all budgets. To discuss please contact:
/ +44 (0)203 551 5753


Bioenergy Insight
biofuels international

greenea DEPV
AEBIOM European Biogas Association
World Bioenergy Association BBE
biogasrat bg biom
nternational Biomass Torrefaction Council NNFCC
kompost & biogas verband REA
Bioenergy Australia Holzenergie SCHWEIZ
European Pellet Council Österreichischer Biomasse-Verband

Advanced Biofuels USA Alternative Energy Africa Magazine
German Biofuel Portal Magazyn Biomasa
Bio Based Press BioRefineries Blog
biomass-events Be sustainable
Biomass Magazine Pellet Mill Magazine
Wood Bioenergy Energybss
Green Journal Green Match
PV Europe energy central
Ukranian Biofuels Portal  



Hotel Le Plaza
Blvd Adolphe Max 118-126
B-1000 Brussels

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Save €1,395 - 3 for 2 -Only pay for 2 delegates when registering 3 from your companyThe 2021 delegate rates start from €699 for one day or €1,395 for 2 days.

All fees include lunches, networking functions and post event access to presentations.

Please note that delegates have full access to both the Bioenergy Conferences and the Biofuels International Conference at no extra cost. You only need to register once for all events.

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event queries & information:
Tracy Whitehead | Marketing Manager
+44 (0)20 8687 4138

sponsor or exhibit:
Andrew Sigamany | Sales Manager
+44 (0)203 551 5753

become a speaker:
Margaret Dunn | Conference Co-ordinator
+44 (0)208 648 7082

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