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International Biomass Congress & Expo preview

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On 5-6 July, The International Biomass Congress & Expo and International Biogas Congress and Expo aim to bring together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and other engaged organisations over a two-day period. High-level speakers and experts in their field will address a range of topical issues relating to the biomass sector.

This year’s conferences will be held at the Le Plaza Brussels Hotel in Brussels, Belgium and will be co-located with 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.

Following several postponements due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, these much-anticipated events has got the green light for delegates and speakers to attend. They will be the first conferences since the outbreak of the pandemic and the first gatherings since 2019.

Hosted by Bioenergy Insight magazine, the events are now in their 13th year and are well established as vital happenings on the bioenergy calendar.
The events will bring together the leading producers, market experts and technology providers in the biomass and biogas sectors to share knowledge and expertise about these dynamic industries.

Many delegates will not have seen each other in person for a long time, while many others have only been able to interact online, via Zoom and Teams – so these events are bound to be quite something.

In an ever-shifting regulatory environment, delegates will learn from the leading voices in the biomass sector, while also getting the chance to network with decision makers and specialists from across the industry.

At biomass, Hans van Steen, acting director on renewables, research, innovation and energy efficiency, directorate general for energy, european commission, will open the conference with a talk on the role of biomass in the European Green Deal.

Over at biogas, Peter Zeniewski, lead gas analyst, world energy outlook, will take a look at the global outlook for biogas, and Christian Cuenot, commercial manager biomethane new fuels, Shell New Energies and Christian Hoellinger, head of LNG road Europe, Shell, will follow him on that stage.

Then on day two at biomass, Jens Wolf, Executive VP, sales and marketing, Enviva Partners talks about the future outlook for the global industrial wood pellet market; Lauma Kazuša, head of market analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe discusses wood waste – in between wood and waste management; and Peter Coad, business segment manager energy, CPM talks biomass pellet processing for power generation, covering what you need to know about the form of biomass for combustion, where pellets are used and what the different requirements for quality are, and the influence of raw material on the process and how to cope with it.