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World Biomass Power Markets

February 17 to 19, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

With over 40 hours of streamed, highly focused content, and a large-scale exhibition, World Biomass Power Markets is a unique forum for the entire supply chain of the industry:

  • Feedstock growers and scientists
  • Pelleting companies
  • Traders
  • EPCs and engineers
  • Project developers
  • Logistics, transport and shipping
  • Plant owner/operators
  • Transmission and infrastructure
  • Major local and multinational utilities
  • Independent Power Producers

Why This is the Leading Biomass Power conference:

  • Project and market updates from leading utilities, power producers and pellet producers
  • 27 hours of dedicated networking throughout WBPM 2015
  • Detailed country focus sessions from Western Europe to Japan and Korea ensuring you can capitalise on the very latest emerging opportunities
  • Quality and qualified suppliers in the expo area
  • Technical and strategic insight from market leaders in biomass power project development, conversion, co-firing and CHP
  • Hear from 53% new speakers, with over a third at Board Level!

Who will You learn from?

Hear from RWE, Belgian Eco Energy and MGT Power and benchmark as well as learn how they have successfully navigated continued policy uncertainty and developed sustainable, commercially viable utility scale biomass power projects, overcoming financial constraints and setting new precedents.

Hear how DONG, GDF Suez and Vattenfall as they strive to secure cost effective and sustainable biomass supply chains, optimising long-term biomass power production.

Hear from leading industry peers who have pioneered cost effective and technically sound conversion, maximising existing infrastructure whilst minimising slagging, fouling and the impact of dust – capitalising on the growing political contempt for fossil fuels.

Hear from Allete Clean Energy on how to determine the right fuel mix and install the most efficient plant and energy systems to enable enhanced sustainability and optimal power generation when implementing a co-firing strategy.

Program Highlights

  • Framing the unwavering centrality of safety in biomass power production, from forest to power plant and power plant to C level
  • Identify, measure and mitigate the dangers inherent in biomass power production through analysing historical safety breaches and effective responses to these
  • Determining the characteristics of wood pellets to unveil their unique risk profile and to ensure you fully understand what it is you’re dealing with
  • Reduce the likelihood of explosions and control their negative impact through understanding the pros and cons of different storage systems and selecting accordingly
  • Grappling with the technical complexities of ash management to minimise its hazardous nature and the dangers it poses at your power plant
  • Implementing detection systems and strategies to pre-empt fires and explosions and reduce their overall costs to operational efficiency
  • Selecting fire suppression mechanisms and practices to mitigate the potential impact of fires during storage and conveying of biomass
  • Benchmark your strategies in response to policy uncertainty to mitigate risk and seize upon opportunities as they emerge in biomass power production
  • Deciphering the potential subsidy mix in the European biomass power market to minimise risk and maximise opportunity
  • The Netherlands: Biomass Power Production through multilateral dialogue?
  • The UK: Examining current and future biomass power policy- measuring the scope for overcoming frustrations and fulfilling potential- what can the industry do?
  • Belgium: Analysing the policy landscape and the extent to which biomass power production in Belgium will be able to grow sustainably
  • Denmark: Assessing the place of biomass in Denmark’s renewable energy mix and the scope of market opportunities this could facilitate in the near future
  • Panel discussion Optimising checks and processes with stakeholders across the entire supply chain to ensure your operations meet sustainability criteria and the long term business strategy is not compromised
  • Panel discussion Exploring proven strategies for liaising with NGOs and civil society to enhance the long-term viability of a project
  • Making the numbers work: Ensuring a new utility scale projects is more than ‘an interesting science project’ and delivers true economic value
  • Success stories in coal to biomass conversion and pinpointing the factors that have facilitated optimal conversion
  • Forecasting the North American pellet market’s near term future to determine how this could guide biomass power producers’ fuel and procurement choices, achieving better margins
  • Managing logistics, sourcing practicalities, quality and price to ensure wood pellets from Russia and the Baltics are a genuine commercially viable alternative to North American supply
  • Capitalising on the different challenges, players and opportunities in Europe’s residential biomass market to de-risk your portfolio
  • Determining and implementing the critical success factors of the process to achieve the safe, efficient and sustainable co-firing of biomass
  • Meeting technical challenges to mitigate against slagging and fouling to boost reliability and lengthen boiler life
  • Employing best practice and innovative solutions to manage dust and minimise its negative impact on power production
  • Demonstrating how new fuel options and refining a fuel diet can lead to more economical biomass power production and greater ROI
  • Reviewing pellet specifications to guide selection and ensure negative impacts on boilers, combustion processes and emissions are minimised
  • Understanding the dynamics of Japanese and Korean utilities as they grow their biomass power generation capacity to construct an effective business strategy and capitalise on it
  • From forest to furnace: Selecting the best solutions to safely manage hazardous biomass across the supply chain
  • Developing technical best practice and monitoring strategies to optimise the biomass boiler, enabling greater cost control and enhanced production
  • Identifying and acting upon the pre-conditions that make maximising the value of a biomass project with CHP viable
  • Distinguishing the requirements of smaller scale biomass power projects and the business opportunities they facilitate to ensure their specific needs are met and solutions provided

World Biomass Power Markets promises to be even bigger and better with over 500 key power industry professionals, 120 leading speakers, a 50 stand exhibition hall and over 30 hours of streamed content.