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‘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.

OUR COVID-19 GUARANTEEBrought 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


Earlybird Discount 15%*DAY ONE: 19th October 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

Technoilogy12.45 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Technoilogy

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

Andrius Smaliukas, CEO, 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
  • Government regulations
  • Production capacities & major producers

Alexander Bashliy, Head of Foreign Relations Department, Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange OJSC

Emmission Analytics4.45 Networking drinks with the Biogas & Biomass participants
kindly sponsored by Emmission Analytics

DAY TWO: 20th October 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

Technoilogy12.45 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Technoilogy

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

Luc Pelkmans

Hans van Steen
Acting Director on Renewables, Research, Innovation and Energy Efficiency
European Commission

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Hans van Steen is Acting Director on Renewables, Research, Innovation and Energy Efficiency in the Directorate General for Energy in the European Commission.

Mr van Steen began his career in the Danish Ministry for Education and later moved to the Ministry for Energy as Head of Sector for European and Nordic energy co-operation. He joined the European Commission in 1989 as a Seconded National Expert, working mainly in the area of energy technology dissemination. Following several assignments in the fields of energy and transport, he became Deputy Head of Unit for Inter-institutional Affairs (2001 - 2006), Head of Unit for Renewable Energy (2006 - 2013), Head of Unit for and International Energy Relations and Enlargement (2013 - 2017) and Adviser on Renewables, Research and Innovation and Energy Efficiency (2017 - present). He became Acting Director on 1 October 2018.

Mr van Steen holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Århus, Denmark.

Yoshinobu Kusano

Yoshinobu Kusano
Executive Advisor, Biomass Energy

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Mr. Yoshinobu Kusano joined RENOVA as Executive Advisor in 2017. From January 2018 he has been head of Fuel Procurement Group, Biomass Energy of RENOVA. Prior to that, he worked for Sumitomo Corporation head office as well as offices in Saudi Arabia and in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa) as its representatives. He has been involved in start-up of overseas plantation forest management and operation joint venture as Director. From 2003, he has been intensively focusing on biomass fuel development and sourcing as a head of Biomass Group of Sumitomo Corporation. He holds a BA in Law from Waseda university.

Lauma Kazuša

Lauma Kazuša
AHead of Market Analysis
SUEZ Trading Europe

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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.

Manish Verma

Manish Verma
Business Development Manager
Swedish Exergy AB

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I was born in India and raised in Sweden with Masters in management with entrepreneurship from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. I have worked with Swedish Exergy since 2010 in various roles and currently in the role of business development manager with sales and marketing.

Alexander Bashliy

Alexander Bashliy
Head of Foreign Relations Department
Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange

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Joined BUCE team in 2014 and now plays the leading role in strategic development of one of the biggest commodity exchange in Central and Eastern Europe.

Under his initiative BUCE developed its network of foreign exchange brokers in 9 countries, established relations with 20 foreign commodity exchanges in Europe and Asia under mutually beneficial projects.

Has bachelor's degree in Linguistics and Economics, background in different sectors of Public Administration.

Alexander Bashliy

Philippe Mengal
Executive Director
Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

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Philippe Mengal is the Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) since 1st of October 2015. His mission is to further consolidate the role and responsibilities of the BBI JU.

The Executive Director is the legal representative of the BBI JU. He is the chief executive responsible for the day-to-day management of the BBI JU in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board.

Mr. Mengal trained as an engineer in Chemistry and Bio-industry at the Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech University and later on in Strategic Innovation Management at INSEAD - Fontainebleau in France.

He started his career in 1990 in France as R&D engineer in the field of biomass fractionation and purification. In 1995 he became Technical Director of a research centre dedicated to biomass valorisation and between 1990 and 1997 he taught in a Master programme on chemical engineering in Rennes, France. He has published a number of scientific papers and awarded 5 patented license agreements.

In his 25 years of professional experience before joining BBI JU, Mr. Mengal held strategic managerial positions in France and Belgium such as CEO of three companies, Global R&D Director of a multinational and Senior Consultant in food ingredient, engineering and life science industries.



Sponsors & Exhibitors

Emissions Analytics is an independent real-world emissions and laboratory testing specialist with global operations. We benchmark the real-world efficacy of biofuels on various applications from passenger cars to non-road mobile machinery. Lab services include compound analysis and discovery through two-dimensional GCxGC with TOF-MS to separate compounds from C2 to C44 and identify at the parts-per-billion level.

Profile pending.

Founded in 2004, Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) is the only commodity exchange in Belarus and one of the largest spot exchanges in Europe with over 25 thousand registered members in 64 countries.

Along with metal, timber and agricultural products, BUCE also allows trading industrial and consumer goods serving as an e-commerce platform. Commodities are traded as non-standard lots with negotiable terms of payment and physical delivery. In addition, BUCE offers business matchmaking services as well as data and analytics on the exchange commodity market.

Since 2011, BUCE is an authorized operator of an E-procurement platform that enables domestic and foreign companies to vie for government contracts. An electronic trading platform for government property is also available.

TECHNOILOGY is an international engineering company based in Italy and specialized in the design and manufacturing of industrial plants for Edible Oils Extraction and Refinery, Biodiesel Production, Waste oils Pre-treatment, Oleochemicals and Used Mineral Oil Re-refining.

The company is owned by BERNARDINI family active in the Oils & Fats industry since 1950.

With 13 Representative Offices throughout the world and a team of high-skilled engineers with over 30 years of experience, TECHNOILOGY provides continuous commercial and technical assistance to its customers. More than 1400 industrial units have been installed all over the world under its brand.

TECHNOILOGY has an important know-how in vegetable oil and low grade materials Pre-Treatment for Biofuel Production and is equipped with 2 laboratories where specific trials are carried out on low quality feedstocks such as Animal Fats, POME, Used Cooking Oil, PFAD, Acid oil and others.

TECHNOILOGY also provides a complete range of services, including engineering consulting, R&D, laboratory testing, personnel training, equipment fabrication and procurement, supervision to plant installation, start up and aftersales assistance.

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


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