29 octubre - 31 octubre 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark

Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics

Assessing key biomass drivers in the Nordics and Baltics

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  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote speech: Understanding the impact of a seasonable and volatile market on biomass prices Anders Fenger - Senior Business Analyst, Ørsted
  • Exploring market volatility drivers and the impact on the biomass industry
  • Understanding historical pricing levels and how seasonality has influenced wood pellet prices
  • Assessing the correlation between wood pellet prices and alternative fuels including wood chips, straw, coal and CO2 and gas
  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Utility keynote panel discussion: Reviewing demand drivers in the region and exploring new sourcing strategies
  • Where do we see demand increasing for biomass across the region?
  • Which new regions are emerging as sourcing potential including Russia, Poland and Belarus?
  • What are the trends with smaller CHPs converting to wood chips and the impact on supply and demand balances?

  • 10:50
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking

Re-balancing the raw material and biomass supply demand landscape

Start End
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Identifying the role of the Nordics and Baltics in a European and global perspective April Poore - Acting Editor, Argus
  • How the pellet and wood chip markets are evolving in the Nordics and Baltics
  • Which new suppliers to Europe are emerging including the US and Russia?
  • How do large biomass consumers outside of the region view the Nordics and Baltics?

  • 12:40
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  • 14:10
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Exploring the key drivers behind the increasing interest in waste fuels including capacity, costs and pricing Lauma Kazuša - Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
  • How the waste fuel user landscape is changing from utilities and heating networks to integrated industrial users
  • Understanding regulatory challenges – permits, trade restrictions
  • Is the trend spreading further East including Russia and Belarus?

Pricing, spot market, indexes and trading

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  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Trading biomass as a commodity and creating increase transparency within the market
  • Looking at the need for transparency and how this is driving trading activities
  • Understanding how fundamental commodity markets work
  • What have been the parameters for driving up the price in the past?
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Overcoming raw material quality issues and biomass certification

Start End
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Case study: Changing sourcing strategies for biomass and quality checking Thomas Trebbien - Sales Manager, Blue Point Pellets
  • Identifying new sources of varying quality and certification
  • Looking at ways to explore what species work and what doesn’t
  • Adapting facilities to take in new feed and investing in testing
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Understanding the implementation of the SBP system and the implications across the value chain Carsten Huljus - Chief Executive Officer, SBP
  • Exploring the strategy review – certification requirements across the value chain
  • What are the best practices to meet SBP requirements with multiple suppliers?
  • Meeting SBP requirements and retaining high quality of biomass material

Addressing the need for improved logistics and storage solutions

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:20
  • Panel discussion: Adapting supply chain strategies based on regional infrastructure SCANDBIO

Exploring solutions to security of supply and financial responsibilities

  • What does the current storage landscape look like in the Nordics and Baltics?
  • How important are stockpiles for back-up in case of future lack of supply?
  • What investments are being made to improve infrastructure?

Moderator:

Panellists:

Claus Mogensen, Country Manager, Denmark, SCANDBIO

  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • What’s the capacity and availability of coasters – who will stay in the region? Sasja Christensen - Research Manager - Dry Bulk, Maersk Broker
  • The place of biomass within dry bulk freight market
  • Assessing seasonality in freight markets
  • How are freight rates developing over short-term horizon?
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Morning coffee and networking

Stream 1: Wood chip stream

Increasing use of wood chips in the heating market

Start End
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Case study: Key sourcing challenges for a mid-sized company building a new biomass plant and learning from experiences Erik Werner Keis - Head of Energy Planning, Helsingor Utilities
  • Exploring the first major plant and expanding the sourcing pool to meet wood chip demand
  • Creating a long-term plan for sourcing and overcoming challenges with suppliers and dealers
  • Handling logistics, storage and transportation with an electronic element and controls
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Case study: Building a district heating network in the Estonia and looking at increasing consumption Juhan Aguraiuja - Head of Project Development, Danpower Eesti
  • Key drivers towards usage of wood chips and expectations of growing demand
  • Exploring investments in additional and reserved capacity to improve plant efficiencies
  • Implementing new digital technologies for better utilisation of data
  • 12:20
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  • 13:50
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:50
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  • 14:20
  • Exploring biomass market developments and regulations in Poland Patryk Dunal, Małgorzata Jędrychowska, - Head of Biomass Procurement, Enea, Director Market Ops. Department, Enea
  • Enea’s view on the Polish market
  • Reviewing Polish regulation regarding biomass
  • Support scheme for Energy & Heat production from biomass

Utilising waste wood

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  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Technical advancements to convert wood chips to wood pellets
  • The growing utilisation of wood chips for pellet production
  • What technologies are available for pellet production?
  • Identifying the economic value gains

Stream 2: Wood pellet stream

A closer look at the premium pellet market

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  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • An overview of how the premium pellet supply demand is changing
  • Assessing the future availability of raw materials for premium pellets
  • How has increased premium pellet prices impacted supply demand dynamics?
  • What’s the future of premium pellets in the region?

Security of wood pellet supply

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  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Case study: Increasing capacity and production to meet growing demand
  • Investing in new units to increase pellet production
  • How will the increase in pellet production affect supply?
  • How much will be exported compared with used domestically?
  • 12:20
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  • 13:50
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:50
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  • 14:20
  • Case study: Investing in the storage landscape for security of premium pellet supply into Europe Michael Christensen - Chief Operations Officer, CM Biomass
  • Operating global storage facilities
  • Improving security of supply for the pellet industry
  • Taking a look at new investments in Savannah and how this can impact the European market
  • 14:20
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  • 14:50
  • Case study: Sourcing wood from new regions for pellet production
  • Identifying new sources of varying quality and certification
  • Looking at ways to explore what species work and what doesn’t
  • Adapting facilities to take in new feed and investing in testing
  • 14:50
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  • 14:50
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Interactive roundtables