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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.

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Earlybird Discount 15%*DAY ONE: 15th March 2022

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

Bureau Veritas10.45 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

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

Bureau Veritas3.15 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

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: 16th March 2022

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

Bureau Veritas10.45 Networking break
kindly sponsored by Bureau Veritas

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
CPM Europe

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
Head 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.

Markus Süßmann

Markus Süßmann
Head of special projects
Danpower GmbH

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Markus studied energy engineering and is experienced with Bioenergy since 1995. He developed different biomass plants and biogas plants for Danpower including biomass sourcing.

Currently Markus is responsible for the activities of Danpower Eesti AS in Estonia and represents Danpower Group in different associations to develop the German Energiewende with the bioenergy topic.

The Danpower Group is a German energy company and supplies heat, cooling, power and wood pellets to more than 250,000 homes, public institutions and commercial customers in more than 150 municipalities. Danpower owns and operates a number of biomass CHP plants, wood chip boilerhouses and about 40 biogas plant in Germany. Danpower is headquartered in Potsdam, Germany.

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.

Andrius Smaliukas

Andrius Smaliukas

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Andrius Smaliukas
· CEO of BALTPOOL International Biomass Exchange (operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden)
· 8 years’ experience in bioenergy market
· 5 years’ experience in capital markets

Current position:
· CEO of BALTPOOL Biomass Exchange (from 2016)

Previous work experience:
· Head of legal at BALTPOOL (2012—2016)
· Lawyer at Bank of Lithuania and private Law Firm (2008—2012)

Academic degree(s) / title(s), completed studies:
· Executive MBA at BMI Institute (2020-2022)
· Master degree in Economics (2010)
· Master degree in Law (2008)

Thomas Meth

Thomas Meth
Co-Founder and Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing

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Thomas is a co-founder and Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at the Enviva family of companies. Thomas has led Enviva’s global sales and marketing team since the company was founded, developing strategies and contracts for utility, industrial and commercial customers in the US, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. He also is responsible for Enviva’s sustainability and public affairs initiatives.

Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He was born in Vienna, Austria, but lives in Washington, DC.

Pierre-Emmanuel Noël

Pierre-Emmanuel Noël
EIB Operations, Belgium

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Pierre-Emmanuel Noël is EIB’s Representative for EIB Operations in Belgium with a broad experience in infrastructure finance including renewable energy projects. Over his career he worked on a variety of markets and notably in Western Europe (France, UK, Benelux) and in former Warsaw Pact countries (Russia, Urkaine, Georgia, Belarus). He is also a visiting professor in Infrastructure and Project Finance at SciencesPo Paris and College of Europe. Prior to joining EIB’s Banking Operations in 2008, he worked at EBRD (London) in 2006-2008 on a secondment from EIB. Between 1995 and 2006, he held legal positions at law firms Linklaters (associate), Freshfields (senior associate), the European Commission and then the Legal department of EIB. He holds degrees in Law (J.D. from ULB in 1994, LL.M. from Duke University) and Finance (London Business School).


Sponsors & Exhibitors


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MCD is a service provider which offers its customers an in-house developed tank level measurement platform with smart level monitoring systems to companies in need of a remote monitoring solution of products in liquid and solid form.

Our level measurement service SiteInfo continuously developed with the goal of providing a user-friendly tool for an increased optimization of order management, bulk logistics and wet stock management. SiteInfo is a tool that makes day-to-day logistics easy.

MCD is without doubt Scandinavia's leading provider of remote tank monitoring solutions. This position has been reached by listening to and learning from our customers, by investing in Research & Development and by constantly challenging points of view. In a changing world, new demands are made as regards the environment, efficiency and development. We are driven by the necessity to meet these demands and additionally supplying our customers with an easier and more efficient day-to-day operation.

I hope that your interest has been aroused in the possibilities we can provide you with as a customer. Whether you are an old or new customer, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Emmisions Analytic
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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.


Bureau Veritas
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About Bureau Veritas – a business to business to society company

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 75,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.


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Leaf boiler plate

Leaf benefits from Lesaffre’s expertise to develop fermentation solutions for industrial manufacturers looking to reduce their environmental footprint. Our focus is to offer innovative fermentation solutions to exceed the technical and economical expectations of our partners worldwide.

Industrial ethanol solutions: A comprehensive range of yeasts and yeast products complemented and supported by our team of technical experts in ethanol production.

Industrial biotech services: Development of economically viable fermentation solutions for the substitution of petro-based molecules or the creation of new renewable molecules.


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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.

The Oil Market Journal was founded with the aim of providing large volume oil buyers with reliable intraday assessments on Rotterdam Spot Market trading.

The OMJ has expanded rapidly and today offers a broad range of biofuel and feedstock prices, news and analysis. Product pricing includes feedstocks such as Used Cooking Oil, Tallow, FAME, Ethanol, Bean Oil, Rapeseed, Soy and Methanol amongst others.

Compare key spot prices, forward curves and differentials on the innovative, easy to use and fully customisable OMJ website.

The company is managed by a team of experienced oil and technology professionals and has a proven track record of combining accurate market analysis with reliable intra price assessments and innovative technologies.

Stardust has been a global supplier of anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion solutions to brand owners and government agencies for over 22 years. Its focus is on R&D of luminescent materials used as markers for protection of brand and supply chain integrity including sustainable sourcing. The markers are introduced to become inseparable part of the product or its packaging and to form a layered covert/forensic security feature identifiable with dedicated instrumentation. Among its diverse projects, Stardust is active in tax stamps and banknotes offering economical, reliable, and versatile solutions that have never been defeated.

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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