27 4月 - 29 4月 2022
In-person: London, UK & Online Access

Argus Biomass Conference

Keynote speaker:

Will Gardiner
CEO, Drax
Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner is redefining the company’s future – building on its proud history with exciting ambitions for the business to be the cornerstone of a zero carbon economy. Following an international career spanning the US, UK & Latin America, including Executive positions at JP Morgan, Easynet and CSR, Will joined Drax in 2015 as CFO, as it was completing t...
Drax Group CEO Will Gardiner is redefining the company’s future – building on its proud history with exciting ambitions for the business to be the cornerstone of a zero carbon economy. Following an international career spanning the US, UK & Latin America, including Executive positions at JP Morgan, Easynet and CSR, Will joined Drax in 2015 as CFO, as it was completing the final stages of the largest decarbonisation project in Europe, following the conversion of the power station from coal to sustainable biomass. Will is now leading Drax on another journey of transformation. Appointed as CEO in 2018, Will’s vision for Drax is firmly focussed on enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future, and spearheading the company’s world-leading ambition to be carbon negative by 2030. Under his leadership, Drax is pioneering the development of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), putting Drax and at the forefront of negative emissions technology to fight climate change in the UK and globally.

2022 confirmed speakers include:

Rick Taylor
Head of Fuels, Drax Power
Søren Alsing
Head of Fuel, Bioenergy and Thermal Power, Ørsted
Søren joined Orsted in 2017, having worked at Swedish utility for Vattenfall 11 years, the last five of which he spent as Head of Global Commodities, based in Amsterdam. He was previously Head of Fuel at Energy E2, a former utility in eastern Denmark. Soren has also held various positions in the energy sector and EU Commission.
Søren joined Orsted in 2017, having worked at Swedish utility for Vattenfall 11 years, the last five of which he spent as Head of Global Commodities, based in Amsterdam. He was previously Head of Fuel at Energy E2, a former utility in eastern Denmark. Soren has also held various positions in the energy sector and EU Commission.
Alf van Weereld
Head of Biomass Sourcing & Trading, Uniper
Alf has been the head of biomass sourcing and trading at Uniper since 2009. He is responsible for leading teams across Uniper, global development, and the sourcing and trading of biomass for all of Uniper’s biomass projects and operations. Previous to this, he held several senior management positions across Europe in Exxon, Essent and Duferco. During his 13-year career at ...
Alf has been the head of biomass sourcing and trading at Uniper since 2009. He is responsible for leading teams across Uniper, global development, and the sourcing and trading of biomass for all of Uniper’s biomass projects and operations. Previous to this, he held several senior management positions across Europe in Exxon, Essent and Duferco. During his 13-year career at Essent he spent nine years as a Board member in several business units — Essent Generation, Essent Renewables and Essent Trading. Alf holds an Msc in chemical engineering from the Technical University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Michael Schytz
Head of Fuel and Logistics, Hofor
Michael Schytz heads the fuel procurement and logistics department at Hofor. He has been procuring biomass, both wood pellets and wood chips, for 10 years. He mainly focuses on procurement, supply chain development and sustainability.
Michael Schytz heads the fuel procurement and logistics department at Hofor. He has been procuring biomass, both wood pellets and wood chips, for 10 years. He mainly focuses on procurement, supply chain development and sustainability.
Yves Ryckmans
Chief Technology Officer, Biomass, Engie Lab Laborelec
Yves Ryckmans is Chief Technology Officer, biomass, at Engie’s Laborelec unit, managing research and services for bio-energy applications within Engie and for third parties world-wide. He has been involved in the verification of sustainability criteria for solid biomass since 2005 and has been part of the Sustainable Biomass Partnership’s development group since 2013. He j...
Yves Ryckmans is Chief Technology Officer, biomass, at Engie’s Laborelec unit, managing research and services for bio-energy applications within Engie and for third parties world-wide. He has been involved in the verification of sustainability criteria for solid biomass since 2005 and has been part of the Sustainable Biomass Partnership’s development group since 2013. He joined Laborelec in 1989 as a nuclear energy research engineer. In 1999, Yves became head of the biomass Lab, where he initiated the development of fixed-bed and circulated fluidised-bed gasification of woody biomass at several Belgian and European projects. Yves graduated from Belgium’s Louvain-la-Neuve University where he conducted a PhD study on modelling heat transfer in furnaces. Laborelec works on technical issues in biomass-to-power applications with combustion or gasification, biomass fuel characterisation, biogas applications, torrefaction, biomass sustainability assessments and life-cycle studies.
Christian Joore
Head of Biomass & Freight, Vattenfall
Christian Joore is a senior commodity trading professional with over 15 years of extensive financial and physical trading experience in the global energy markets. He is currently responsible for commercial and business development activities in Vattenfall’s merchant biomass trading department. His role includes the optimisation of biomass flows from suppliers to internal a...
Christian Joore is a senior commodity trading professional with over 15 years of extensive financial and physical trading experience in the global energy markets. He is currently responsible for commercial and business development activities in Vattenfall’s merchant biomass trading department. His role includes the optimisation of biomass flows from suppliers to internal and external customers, and increasing value creation through the development of upstream and downstream partnerships. Prior to joining Vattenfall in 2013, Christian worked as an energy trader for Essent Trading in the Netherlands and later for RWE Supply and Trading in Switzerland, managing various cross-commodity proprietary positions and asset-backed energy portfolios. Christian holds an MBA degree from the University of Groningen.
Lauma Kazuša
Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
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.
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.
Christian Rakos
President, World Bioenergy Association
Christian Rakos has been President of the World Bioenergy Association since May 2020. He is Chief Executive of Save Energy Austria, a company producing and trading energy efficiency certificates. Christian was President of the European Pellet Council in 2010-16 and since mid-2005 has been an Executive Director for Austrian pellet industry association ProPellets Austria. In...
Christian Rakos has been President of the World Bioenergy Association since May 2020. He is Chief Executive of Save Energy Austria, a company producing and trading energy efficiency certificates. Christian was President of the European Pellet Council in 2010-16 and since mid-2005 has been an Executive Director for Austrian pellet industry association ProPellets Austria. In 2004-05 he worked at the Irish Renewable Energy Information Office as European Projects Manager. Christian joined the Austrian Energy Agency in 1998 where he was responsible for renewable energies with a special focus on bioenergy. Between 1988 and 1998 he worked at the Institute for Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Thomas Meth
Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Enviva
Thomas Meth is a Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Enviva, the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets providing global energy and heat companies with a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. In this role, Mr. Meth oversees the company’s global marketing and sales strategy by working with power and heat companies across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and th...
Thomas Meth is a Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Enviva, the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets providing global energy and heat companies with a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. In this role, Mr. Meth oversees the company’s global marketing and sales strategy by working with power and heat companies across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean, industrial customers, regulators, and external stakeholders. Mr. Meth holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria, and a Master of Business Administration from The Darden Graduate School of Business at The University of Virginia.
Harold Arnold
President, Fram Renewable Fuels
Harold Arnold has been involved in the forest industry his entire working life. He spent more than 23 years in the Forest Resources Division of Hercules and held the position of Western Region Superintendent prior to his leaving Hercules in 1995. Harold joined Fram Renewable Fuels in October 2005. His industry knowledge led to the development of Fram’s first wood pellet fa...
Harold Arnold has been involved in the forest industry his entire working life. He spent more than 23 years in the Forest Resources Division of Hercules and held the position of Western Region Superintendent prior to his leaving Hercules in 1995. Harold joined Fram Renewable Fuels in October 2005. His industry knowledge led to the development of Fram’s first wood pellet facility in Baxley, Georgia. Appling County Pellets was constructed and began producing in late 2007. As the industry continues to grow, Harold is enhancing Fram’s profile to further develop the wood pellet industry in the southeast US.
Johan Mertens
Biomass Trader, Engie
Johan Mertens is currently biomass trader at Engie Energy Management in Brussels. He has been working in commercial roles in the biomass sector since 2006 when he joined the fuel procurement team of Electrabel (Engie). Before joining Engie, he was a technical buyer at Hydrogenics, a Canadian electrolyser and fuel cell manufacturer. He started his career in the petrochemic...
Johan Mertens is currently biomass trader at Engie Energy Management in Brussels. He has been working in commercial roles in the biomass sector since 2006 when he joined the fuel procurement team of Electrabel (Engie). Before joining Engie, he was a technical buyer at Hydrogenics, a Canadian electrolyser and fuel cell manufacturer. He started his career in the petrochemical sector as a refinery planner at Nynas, a Swedish specialty oils producer. Johan holds a master’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in information technology from KU Leuven university, Belgium.
Hugues de Cherisey
General Secretary, SNPGB
Hugues de Cherisey has been an independent consultant since 2003, running projects on a number of topics related to the different uses of biomass, such as bio-materials, bio-chemicals and cosmetics. He has experience in research and development, marketing and management. Hugues is secretary-general of French wood pellet producers association SNPGB. He holds a doctorate in ...
Hugues de Cherisey has been an independent consultant since 2003, running projects on a number of topics related to the different uses of biomass, such as bio-materials, bio-chemicals and cosmetics. He has experience in research and development, marketing and management. Hugues is secretary-general of French wood pellet producers association SNPGB. He holds a doctorate in plant genetics.
Filippo Valdata
Business Development Consultant, Intergroup MyFire
Filippo Valdata is the Co-founder and CEO of Creole — a consultancy specialising in green energy, biomass and biomass trading. He has been involved in a number of projects developing agricultural plantations, wood pellet plants and logistics facilities around the world. In 2016, Filippo became Business Development Manager for Interwest, the trading division of Italian log...
Filippo Valdata is the Co-founder and CEO of Creole — a consultancy specialising in green energy, biomass and biomass trading. He has been involved in a number of projects developing agricultural plantations, wood pellet plants and logistics facilities around the world. In 2016, Filippo became Business Development Manager for Interwest, the trading division of Italian logistics firm Intergroup. Interwest is the largest wood pellet importer and distributor in Italy, delivering more than 120,000t of premium wood pellets bagged and delivered to 800 domestic customers. He joined Global Renewables, the biomass division of Genoa-based steel trading firm Metco Group, in 2015 as Pellet Business Manager, where he helped develop the Italian wood pellet market as well as bagging and storage facilities — particularly in Sardinia, with Global Renewables securing over 50pc of the market. Prior to this, Filippo joined Italian biomass distributor Adriacoke in 2006 as a trader covering palm kernel shells, olive cake and chip wood.
Tiago Andrade
Director, Wood Pellet Services
Tiago Andrade is the founder and Director of Wood Pellet Services (WPS), a brokerage, agency and consultancy firm with a large portfolio of wood pellet supply under management, as well as co-founder and Director of 3nergy (3N), a sister firm focused on chips and logs for the energy, MDF and pulp markets. His early career in Portuguese multinationals gave him access to kno...
Tiago Andrade is the founder and Director of Wood Pellet Services (WPS), a brokerage, agency and consultancy firm with a large portfolio of wood pellet supply under management, as well as co-founder and Director of 3nergy (3N), a sister firm focused on chips and logs for the energy, MDF and pulp markets. His early career in Portuguese multinationals gave him access to knowledge and contacts, particularly in the renewable sector. In 2004, Tiago identified the opportunity to create a wood pellet industry in Portugal, replicating this work in many other regions worldwide. Tiago holds a BBM honours degree in management and business administration, and an MBA in business information from the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto.
Ryuu Lee
Senior Manager Material Department, Renewable Energy Section, Hanwa Thailand Co
Ryuu joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea and new project developments. He is currently based i...
Ryuu joined Hanwa Singapore in 2013 and was initially responsible only for the sourcing of biomass for the Japanese and Korean markets. With the growth of Hanwa’s business in the renewable energy sector over the last few years, he is now responsible for sourcing of biomass, sales of biomass to regions out of Japan/Korea and new project developments. He is currently based in Bangkok for the development of sustainable long-term wood pellet supplies.
Gilles Gauthier
Director of Business Development and Membership, Bioenergy Europe
Gilles Gauthier, Director of Business Development and Membership, Bioenergy Europe As well as being the contact person for any members, Gilles works mainly on pellet issues ‒ market data, pellet sector quality and safety and communication. His background is in industrial engineering, specialising in environment. Before joining Bioenergy Europe, he worked as research and d...
Gilles Gauthier, Director of Business Development and Membership, Bioenergy Europe As well as being the contact person for any members, Gilles works mainly on pellet issues ‒ market data, pellet sector quality and safety and communication. His background is in industrial engineering, specialising in environment. Before joining Bioenergy Europe, he worked as research and development engineer and then a sales engineer for a Belgian agropellets producer. Later, he worked at the Belgian Biomass Association as pellet expert and co-ordinator.
Ted Kim
Senior Professional, Biofuels Group, Energy Division, Samsung C&T Corporation
Ted Kim is the manager of trading and investment group of Samsung C&T Corporation, covering and developing biomass fuels business such as wood pellet in Asian regions since 2010. Ted's main role is to optimize the global biomass fuels trading operations, as well as to develop the biomass power plant project in S.Korea and Japan.
Ted Kim is the manager of trading and investment group of Samsung C&T Corporation, covering and developing biomass fuels business such as wood pellet in Asian regions since 2010. Ted's main role is to optimize the global biomass fuels trading operations, as well as to develop the biomass power plant project in S.Korea and Japan.
Dr Takanobu Aikawa
Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
Takanobu Aikawa is a Senior Researcher at the Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo, since June 2016. Takanobu was appointed a member of the Biomass Sustainability Working Group organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April 2018, and he is a board member of the Japan Woody Bioenergy Association. Takanobu was previously employed in a senior research consul...
Takanobu Aikawa is a Senior Researcher at the Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo, since June 2016. Takanobu was appointed a member of the Biomass Sustainability Working Group organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April 2018, and he is a board member of the Japan Woody Bioenergy Association. Takanobu was previously employed in a senior research consulting position for Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting, from 2004 to 2016, where he was involved in investigations and consulting activities in the forestry sector. Takanobu obtained his master’s degree in forest ecology from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. In March 2016, he completed his doctorate in agricultural studies on the theme of human resources development policy in the area of forest management.
Yoshinobu Kusano
Executive Advisor & General Manager, Fuel Procurement, Biomass Energy, RENOVA,Inc.
Yoshinobu Kusano joined Renova as an Executive Adviser in 2017. From January 2018 he has been head of Renova’s Fuel Procurement Group, Biomass Energy. Prior to that, he worked for Sumitomo head office as well as offices in Saudi Arabia and in Johannesburg as its representatives. He has been involved in the start-up of overseas plantation forest management and operation joi...
Yoshinobu Kusano joined Renova as an Executive Adviser in 2017. From January 2018 he has been head of Renova’s Fuel Procurement Group, Biomass Energy. Prior to that, he worked for Sumitomo head office as well as offices in Saudi Arabia and in Johannesburg as its representatives. He has been involved in the 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 Sumitomo Biomass Group. He holds a BA in Law from Waseda university in Tokyo.
Michael Wild
Managing Partner, Wild&Partner
Michael Wild, economist and engineer by education, is active in renewable energies for practically his entire 26 years professional career. He has pioneered Biomass fired district heating systems in Austria and conversion of coal fired systems to biomass in former socialist countries. The first internet based biomass trading platform (ABEX) was started by him in 1999. Unti...
Michael Wild, economist and engineer by education, is active in renewable energies for practically his entire 26 years professional career. He has pioneered Biomass fired district heating systems in Austria and conversion of coal fired systems to biomass in former socialist countries. The first internet based biomass trading platform (ABEX) was started by him in 1999. Until 2010 he led the international biomass trading company EBES creating numerous intercontinental supply chains for palm kernel shell, pellets and wood chips. From 2007 he took a leading position in torrefaction technology development forming also a consortium with Andritz AG. In 2012 he helped setting up within AEBIOM the International Biomass Torrefaction Council IBTC whose members elected him president. Also from 2012 on he has been supporting Bridgewell Resources Ltd in developing their Biomass desk acting as their European Sales Manger.
Bengt-Erik Lofgren
Chief Executive Officer/ Founder, AFAB and Swedish Pellet Association
Bengt-Erik Löfgren is Co-ordinator of the Swedish Pellet Association and chief executive and founder of ÄFAB in Sweden, and since 1984 has worked in the borderland between academia and enterprise. Bengt-Erik is one of the best-known experts in small and medium-scale bioenergy in Sweden and has worked in the front line of the bioenergy industry for more than 30 years. He ha...
Bengt-Erik Löfgren is Co-ordinator of the Swedish Pellet Association and chief executive and founder of ÄFAB in Sweden, and since 1984 has worked in the borderland between academia and enterprise. Bengt-Erik is one of the best-known experts in small and medium-scale bioenergy in Sweden and has worked in the front line of the bioenergy industry for more than 30 years. He has founded several companies and organisations that are working to create new business opportunities, particularly for SMEs. He has been involved in many types of committees, from making new EN standards for pellet burners to distributing government grants. Bengt-Erik provides a link between researchers in universities and business, and between government and end users. His closest network includes most of the companies that represent the major part of the Swedish bioenergy industry.
Andy Hill
Deputy Chair, Wood Recyclers Association
Andy has worked in the UK’s organics and alternative fuels sectors for more than 14 years, including nine years at SUEZ UK. Andy’s focus is on the commercial development of alternative fuels for the wood, RDF and SRF markets requiring the development of their fuel production facilities and associated supply chains. Under his leadership, SUEZ UK became the largest exporter ...
Andy has worked in the UK’s organics and alternative fuels sectors for more than 14 years, including nine years at SUEZ UK. Andy’s focus is on the commercial development of alternative fuels for the wood, RDF and SRF markets requiring the development of their fuel production facilities and associated supply chains. Under his leadership, SUEZ UK became the largest exporter of alternative fuels and the first company to successfully supply SRF to non-EU markets for the cement industry. Subsequently, Andy set up his own consultancy business for companies involved in the alternative fuels markets, with a focus on emerging markets. It is in this role that he serves as senior adviser to N+P. Andy is also chairman of the Wood Recyclers’ Association in the UK, which represents UK producers and European energy and panel board consumers.
Freddie Staermose
Vice President, Generating Fuels and Dry Bulks, Argus
Freddie started work as a price reporter with ICIS Heren, covering commodities from power to gas to coal, before moving into the sharper end of the business with Noble Group, becoming their senior market analyst for thermal and coking coal. From there he moved to EdF where he worked as a fuel originator, working as part of a team that sourced 10mn t/yr of coal and 250,000 ...
Freddie started work as a price reporter with ICIS Heren, covering commodities from power to gas to coal, before moving into the sharper end of the business with Noble Group, becoming their senior market analyst for thermal and coking coal. From there he moved to EdF where he worked as a fuel originator, working as part of a team that sourced 10mn t/yr of coal and 250,000 t/yr of biomass for UK power plants. Freddie joined Argus as business development manager in January 2014, focusing on growing the company’s coal, iron ore, petroleum coke and biomass indexation and coverage.
Didzis Palejs
Chairman, Latvian Biomass Association (LATbio)
Didzis Palejs has worked in the wood energy industry for almost 20 years. He has mostly dealt with producing wood energy products such as wood chips, pellets and firewood, as well as handling and managing sales/logistics. He has worked for national and international companies of various sizes. Mr Palejs was one of the founders and is chairman of Latvian biomass association...
Didzis Palejs has worked in the wood energy industry for almost 20 years. He has mostly dealt with producing wood energy products such as wood chips, pellets and firewood, as well as handling and managing sales/logistics. He has worked for national and international companies of various sizes. Mr Palejs was one of the founders and is chairman of Latvian biomass association Latbio. He is also a Board director of EPC (European pellet council) and Board director of Bioenergy Europe.
Erisa Senerdem
Editor, Biomass, Argus
Erisa Senerdem is editor for the Argus Biomass Report. She has previously covered Petroleum Coke and contributed to the Argus Coal Daily International report as well as covering gas and power markets at Argus. Prior to Argus, she has worked as a researcher, university lecturer, journalist and a consultant. She has a Ph.D. in economics, with a special focus on the energy f...
Erisa Senerdem is editor for the Argus Biomass Report. She has previously covered Petroleum Coke and contributed to the Argus Coal Daily International report as well as covering gas and power markets at Argus. Prior to Argus, she has worked as a researcher, university lecturer, journalist and a consultant. She has a Ph.D. in economics, with a special focus on the energy field.
Brodie Govan
Biomass Broker, Voyage Power
Brodie Govan joined the PVM Environmental Products team in 2013 to broker biomass following five years with Argus. Since moving to PVM, Brodie has been focused on brokering physical spot and long-term biomass business out of the company’s London headquarters.While at Argus, he covered global freight markets before taking up a role on the Argus Biomass team where he helped ...
Brodie Govan joined the PVM Environmental Products team in 2013 to broker biomass following five years with Argus. Since moving to PVM, Brodie has been focused on brokering physical spot and long-term biomass business out of the company’s London headquarters.While at Argus, he covered global freight markets before taking up a role on the Argus Biomass team where he helped to launch and manage the weekly market report and index. Before this, he spent two years at Brewin Dolphin Securities’ trading division. Following spells as a reporter for a local newspaper in the US state of Missouri and at Scotsman Publications in Edinburgh, Brodie spent time as a foreign correspondent in southeast Asia covering business, trade and travel news.
Markus Süßmann
Head of Special Projects, Danpower GmbH
Since 1995, Markus has developed biomass and biogas plants, including biomass sourcing. Danpower operates a number of biomass CHP plants, woodchip boiler houses and about 40 biogas plants across Germany. Markus oversees Danpower Eesti in Estonia and represents the group in various professional associations for the purpose of promoting German bioenergy. Markus graduated fro...
Since 1995, Markus has developed biomass and biogas plants, including biomass sourcing. Danpower operates a number of biomass CHP plants, woodchip boiler houses and about 40 biogas plants across Germany. Markus oversees Danpower Eesti in Estonia and represents the group in various professional associations for the purpose of promoting German bioenergy. Markus graduated from the University of Energy Engineering in Zittau.
Jan Groenveld
Biomass Sourcing Manager, Uniper
Jan Groeneveld holds a master from Delft University of Technology and has some 15 years’ experience in sourcing and trading of Biomass within Uniper (previously E.ON). Over the past decade having sourced and traded the biomass for Uniper’s Biomass projects in UK (Ironbrige), France (Gardanne), Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands (Maasvlakte).
Jan Groeneveld holds a master from Delft University of Technology and has some 15 years’ experience in sourcing and trading of Biomass within Uniper (previously E.ON). Over the past decade having sourced and traded the biomass for Uniper’s Biomass projects in UK (Ironbrige), France (Gardanne), Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands (Maasvlakte).
Mark Lebus
Chairperson, UK Pellet Council
Mark Lebus is Chairman and CEO of leading UK biomass supply company LC Energy, a Director of Bioenergy Europe and Chair of the UK Pellet Council. Mark has board, executive and strategic responsibility for the company, which specialises in biomass wood fuel solutions, including wood fuel supply from sustainable, accredited UK resources, commercial biomass system design, ins...
Mark Lebus is Chairman and CEO of leading UK biomass supply company LC Energy, a Director of Bioenergy Europe and Chair of the UK Pellet Council. Mark has board, executive and strategic responsibility for the company, which specialises in biomass wood fuel solutions, including wood fuel supply from sustainable, accredited UK resources, commercial biomass system design, installation, repair and maintenance, tree planting and sustainability consultancy services. LC Energy was founded by Mark in 2007 and has a proven track record in wood chip and wood pellet fuel supply, and services to public, private and commercial sectors.
William Strauss
President, FutureMetrics
William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics,. Bill and FutureMetrics are recognized as leading experts in the wood pellet sector. Bill continues to be a thought leader in the sector and has published numerous papers on a variety of subjects relevant to the wood pellet sector. He is also a co-founder and a Director of Maine Energy Systems, the largest m...
William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics,. Bill and FutureMetrics are recognized as leading experts in the wood pellet sector. Bill continues to be a thought leader in the sector and has published numerous papers on a variety of subjects relevant to the wood pellet sector. He is also a co-founder and a Director of Maine Energy Systems, the largest manufacturer of European style automatic pellet fueled central heating systems in North America. Bill has been named as one of the most influential leaders in the biomass sector in 2016 and again in 2017 by Argus Media, and is the 2012 recipient of the International Excellence in Bioenergy award. Bill has an MBA (specializing in finance) and a PhD (economics, earth systems science) both from the University of New Hampshire.
Matteo Favero
Responsible for ENplus® and ariaPulita® Certifications, AIEL
Matteo was previously responsible for trade and supply chain at consultancy Etifor, and before that worked as a Technical Advisor at Italy’s Forest Stewardship Council. He has a PhD in forest policy and economics, and a master’s in forestry and environmental sciences.
Matteo was previously responsible for trade and supply chain at consultancy Etifor, and before that worked as a Technical Advisor at Italy’s Forest Stewardship Council. He has a PhD in forest policy and economics, and a master’s in forestry and environmental sciences.
Maarten Gnoth
Founder and Director, Hinterland Management
Maarten has 25 years of experience in sustainability, international business development and consultancy in renewable energy, biomass and SME start-ups in emerging countries. He is an expert in biomass-to-energy, such as co-firing and biomass processing, and in environmental and social responsibility within the energy sector. Maarten previously held positions such as chief...
Maarten has 25 years of experience in sustainability, international business development and consultancy in renewable energy, biomass and SME start-ups in emerging countries. He is an expert in biomass-to-energy, such as co-firing and biomass processing, and in environmental and social responsibility within the energy sector. Maarten previously held positions such as chief commercial officer at a European bioenergy group and Engie’s manager of business development, biomass and sustainable development. His bioenergy track record focuses on Africa and APAC. Maarten has a master of science degree in international technological development sciences, social sciences and industrial management from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and a bachelor of science degree in automotive engineering technology.
Igors Krasavcevs
Head of economic research department, Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute
As Head of economic research department for Wood Products Development and Research Institute, Igors is responsible for managing roundwood and by-products price monitoring system, managing of price indexing system for wood resources prices in mid- and long-term delivery contacts, forecasting of forest industry demand/supply and managing www.latvianwood.lv- wood resources ma...
As Head of economic research department for Wood Products Development and Research Institute, Igors is responsible for managing roundwood and by-products price monitoring system, managing of price indexing system for wood resources prices in mid- and long-term delivery contacts, forecasting of forest industry demand/supply and managing www.latvianwood.lv- wood resources market info IT platform for Latvian forestry & processing companies.
Juan Prados
Managing Director, Generandi
Juan is managing director of Spanish company Generandi, which is involved in the forestry value chain, from plantations to product trading in Europe. Generandi is active in the woodchip and pellet business and is the exclusive agent for Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in Europe. He has a master’s in forest engineering from Madrid’s Polytechnic University, an MBA from ESADE, a...
Juan is managing director of Spanish company Generandi, which is involved in the forestry value chain, from plantations to product trading in Europe. Generandi is active in the woodchip and pellet business and is the exclusive agent for Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation in Europe. He has a master’s in forest engineering from Madrid’s Polytechnic University, an MBA from ESADE, a master’s in enology and viticulture from the ISSC and was a researcher at the department of forestry at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US. He is also silviculture and reforestation Ad Honorem Professor at Madrid Polytechnic University. Since 1998 he has held positions such as vice-president of the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), board member of the Spanish Confederation of Woodworking Industries (Confemadera), chairman of wood promotion project Living With Wood and board member of PEFC-Spain.
Jaime Reis
Director, BSL Comercio
Alexander Afanasyev
Managing Director, PelTrade
Alexander co-founded Peltrade, a wholesale supplier of biomass to the UK and other EU countries, in 2012. The company has grown significantly since then, from moving just one container load a month to thousands of tonnes, and is now one of the UK’s biggest premium pellet trading and wholesaling firms. Alexander graduated from Moscow State Technical University in 2005 with ...
Alexander co-founded Peltrade, a wholesale supplier of biomass to the UK and other EU countries, in 2012. The company has grown significantly since then, from moving just one container load a month to thousands of tonnes, and is now one of the UK’s biggest premium pellet trading and wholesaling firms. Alexander graduated from Moscow State Technical University in 2005 with a degree in Engineering and in 2007 in Economics. He then traded various asset classes for banks and asset management companies. In 2012 he took an MBA at Cass Business School in London, before founding Peltrade with another graduate. Alexander launched a wholesale wood pellet business in Italy in 2014 and in 2016 started Reneport Trading, which specialises in supplying the bulk of the UK market through a chain of ENplus screening depots.
Luc Pelkmans
Technical Coordinator, IEA Bioenergy TCP
Luc Pelkmans is Technical Coordinator of IEA Bioenergy, a Technology Collaboration Programme functioning within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Its aim is to improve cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment. 25 countries from all over the globe plus t...
Luc Pelkmans is Technical Coordinator of IEA Bioenergy, a Technology Collaboration Programme functioning within a framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Its aim is to improve cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment. 25 countries from all over the globe plus the European Commission participate in IEA Bioenergy. As Technical Coordinator Luc oversees the work programme within IEA Bioenergy, which is structured through Tasks and Special Projects, covering the full value chain from feedstock to final energy product, also including broader aspects such as sustainability, climate change mitigation and bioenergy’s role in the future energy system. Luc is also manager of the consultancy firm CAPREA Sustainable Solutions. He graduated as MSc in Mechanical Engineering and worked for VITO – a Belgian research institute – from 1996 until 2017 as project manager on the topics of alternative transport fuels and drivetrains, biofuels, bioenergy and biobased economy.
Lucas Fabre
Climate & Energy Transition, Industrial Function, Solvay
After working several years on energy efficiency at Solvay in Europe and in Asia, Lucas is in charge of the energy transition projects for Solvay in Europe, supporting the Global Business Units to define and implement their sustainability roadmaps. Lucas has successfully led various PPA, on-site power, biomass, biogas and waste initiatives
After working several years on energy efficiency at Solvay in Europe and in Asia, Lucas is in charge of the energy transition projects for Solvay in Europe, supporting the Global Business Units to define and implement their sustainability roadmaps. Lucas has successfully led various PPA, on-site power, biomass, biogas and waste initiatives
Martin de Wolff
Head of Biofuels Trading, RWE
Fabien Méhu
Head of Biomass Trading, Engie
Fabien Méhu runs the biomass trading department within GDF Suez. He has worked in commodity markets for 12 years, having held various positions within the GDF Suez group. Fabien first worked in Paris for five years in the gas and LNG business before taking a power assets management and renewable certificate origination position in the UK. Fabien joined the Brussels-based c...
Fabien Méhu runs the biomass trading department within GDF Suez. He has worked in commodity markets for 12 years, having held various positions within the GDF Suez group. Fabien first worked in Paris for five years in the gas and LNG business before taking a power assets management and renewable certificate origination position in the UK. Fabien joined the Brussels-based coal, freight and biomass division in 2012, and became Head of Biomass Trading in 2014. He holds a postgraduate degree in mathematics, economy and finance from the University of Sciences and Economy of Paris.
Michael Christensen
Chief Operating Officer, CM Biomass
Since joining CM Biomass in 2017, Michael can be credited for CM Biomass’ exponential growth and increased global influence as a key market player. Michael has previously worked for shipping conglomerate Maersk and the Royal Danish Theatre. Michael studied his bachelors at Copenhagen Business school and has a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Econ...
Since joining CM Biomass in 2017, Michael can be credited for CM Biomass’ exponential growth and increased global influence as a key market player. Michael has previously worked for shipping conglomerate Maersk and the Royal Danish Theatre. Michael studied his bachelors at Copenhagen Business school and has a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.
Mark Lyra
Senior Director, Sumitomo Corporation
Mark Lyra was born in Kansas, USA but was raised in São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a MBA from HEC Paris. Mark began his career at AT&T in Hong Kong where he lived from 1994 to 1998 and helped develop the company’s Internet strategy. In 1999 Mark moved to Seattle, Washington to lead the expansion o...
Mark Lyra was born in Kansas, USA but was raised in São Paulo, Brazil. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a MBA from HEC Paris. Mark began his career at AT&T in Hong Kong where he lived from 1994 to 1998 and helped develop the company’s Internet strategy. In 1999 Mark moved to Seattle, Washington to lead the expansion of VoIP services for AT&T in the US. In 2000 Mark joined Razorfish in New York City where he worked on strategy consulting projects for clients in various industries. In 2002, he began his MBA at HEC Paris and in 2004 was hired by Nissan Motors to lead a major restructuring project at the company's European HQ in Paris. Mark joined Cosan S.A. in 2008 as the company's Commercial Director for BioEthanol. He was part of the team that negotiated with Shell for the creation of Raízen and in 2012 founded Cosan Biomassa. In 2016 Sumitomo Corporation took a minority stake in Cosan Biomassa and in 2018 Mark joined Sumitomo in New York to promote the use of sugarcane biomass and other residues in the global energy mix.
Steve Potter
Director, Vale
Stephen Potter graduated in mining engineering from Imperial College, London and has more than 30 years mining experience in iron ore, coal, copper, diamonds, gold and others. He worked for 16 years Rio Tinto in Australia and BHPB in Chile before joining Vale in 2009 as director of planning, projects, exploration and development of the iron business. After time in leader...
Stephen Potter graduated in mining engineering from Imperial College, London and has more than 30 years mining experience in iron ore, coal, copper, diamonds, gold and others. He worked for 16 years Rio Tinto in Australia and BHPB in Chile before joining Vale in 2009 as director of planning, projects, exploration and development of the iron business. After time in leadership in iron ore marketing he became global strategy director. Since 2011 he has been chairman of the board of Tecnored, an iron-making technology company Vale acquired, and has worked throughout this time on decarbonisation solutions for the steel industry, including the use of 100% biomass to produce green steel. Since 2018 he has had various roles leading decarbonisation activities across Vale, including establishing its Powershift Program focussing on reducing scope 1&2 emissions by 30% by 2030, and currently works with various programmes of collaboration with Vale’s clients to reduce scope 3 emissions.
Henrik Brodin
Head of Energy, Sodra
Henrik Brodin is since December 2021 Head of Energy at the Swedish forest company Sodra. He joined Sodra 2009 and have hold various position in the energy area at the group. 7 years within purchasing and sales, 5 years within Business Development where he was responsible for the launch of the world’s first commercial biomethanol plant from forest residues. He has also been...
Henrik Brodin is since December 2021 Head of Energy at the Swedish forest company Sodra. He joined Sodra 2009 and have hold various position in the energy area at the group. 7 years within purchasing and sales, 5 years within Business Development where he was responsible for the launch of the world’s first commercial biomethanol plant from forest residues. He has also been responsible for the Sodra De-carbonization program, Public Affairs within energy and latest the Group Energy Strategy. Henrik is a member of the Board of Directors at Silva Green Fuel and the Swedish Bioenergy Association.
Mark Sommerfeld
Head of Power and Flexibility, Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
Mark Sommerfeld has managed policy and regulation across both generation and retail renewable energy projects for over seven years. He joined the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) in 2015 and is now Head of Power and Flexibility. This includes leading the REA member forums on bioenergy, coordinating UK industry advocacy work around biomass power, ...
Mark Sommerfeld has managed policy and regulation across both generation and retail renewable energy projects for over seven years. He joined the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) in 2015 and is now Head of Power and Flexibility. This includes leading the REA member forums on bioenergy, coordinating UK industry advocacy work around biomass power, biomass heat, energy from waste and bioenergy carbon capture and storage. On behalf of REA members, Mark has been closely involved in feeding industry views into Government as they develop the UK Biomass Strategy and coordinated the development of the REA’s Bioenergy Strategy for the UK in 2019. He is an Alumni of Cambridge University and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Dennis Werner
Sales Director, Amandus Kahl
Dennis Werner, Sales Director, started his career at Amandus Kahl in 2001. After his graduation as inhouse student for industrial engineering and business administration, he took over the responsibility for Latin American and Hispanic business. Started as wood pelleting pioneers in Latin America to become the market leader in the region. In 2010, in the time of US wood pe...
Dennis Werner, Sales Director, started his career at Amandus Kahl in 2001. After his graduation as inhouse student for industrial engineering and business administration, he took over the responsibility for Latin American and Hispanic business. Started as wood pelleting pioneers in Latin America to become the market leader in the region. In 2010, in the time of US wood pelleting boom he moved to the USA as COO and VP Sales to give a helping hand and breaking ground establishing the sales and service structures that his companies US customers still benefit from. In a market leader position he returned to Europe to become the sales director for Latin America and Western Europe. With his experience in pioneer merging market in Latin America, the largest wood pellet producers market in the USA and the settled markets in Western Europe he is carrying a tremendous know-how and bringing a lot of knowledge of the different markets and its aspects to the table.
Irene Di Padua
Policy Director, Bioenergy Europe
Irene has a background and hands-on experience in EU public affairs and advocacy. Her professional career started in the EU sustainability field, first from a regional and industrial perspective and then with a specific focus on the energy sector and renewable heat. In her role of Policy Director of Bioenergy Europe, she coordinates all activities relate to the bioenergy s...
Irene has a background and hands-on experience in EU public affairs and advocacy. Her professional career started in the EU sustainability field, first from a regional and industrial perspective and then with a specific focus on the energy sector and renewable heat. In her role of Policy Director of Bioenergy Europe, she coordinates all activities relate to the bioenergy sector at European and international level.
Daniel Reinemann
Policy Officer, Bioenergy Europe
Daniel works as a Policy Officer for Bioenergy Europe engaged with EU public affairs and advocacy with a focus on sustainability, forestry, and renewable energy. Prior to Bioenergy Europe, he worked as a consultant on various sustainability topics in Sweden and Kazakhstan. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University in Sweden an...
Daniel works as a Policy Officer for Bioenergy Europe engaged with EU public affairs and advocacy with a focus on sustainability, forestry, and renewable energy. Prior to Bioenergy Europe, he worked as a consultant on various sustainability topics in Sweden and Kazakhstan. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University in Sweden and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University in the United States.
Andreas Schultz
Sales Manager, Amandus Kahl
Sales Manager Andreas Schultz began his professional career with an apprenticeship as a feed miller in Switzerland. He spent his years of travel abroad, where he worked for various compound feed factories. He took this varied time as an opportunity to gain valuable experience and ideas. His education was rounded off with further training at the Swiss Institute of Feed Tech...
Sales Manager Andreas Schultz began his professional career with an apprenticeship as a feed miller in Switzerland. He spent his years of travel abroad, where he worked for various compound feed factories. He took this varied time as an opportunity to gain valuable experience and ideas. His education was rounded off with further training at the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT) and his diploma as a technician. Around ten years of self-employment as a salesman for pellet presses and more than 16 years of divisional management at Bühler GmbH in Braunschweig followed. His wealth of experience also includes several years as Division Manager for Feed and Food at the seed company PETKUS. Meanwhile, he has been working as a sales manager at Amandus Kahl for more than three years being responsible for large orders in Europe for the biomass, animal feed and recycling industries.
Andrew Johnson
Vice President, TSI
Andrew is Vice President of TSI, a machinery manufacturer out of Seattle Washington, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Originally from the UK, Andrew has over forty years of experience in the engineering, production and sales of machinery and equipment for the wood processing industries. He has extensive experience in many countries including North and South A...
Andrew is Vice President of TSI, a machinery manufacturer out of Seattle Washington, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Originally from the UK, Andrew has over forty years of experience in the engineering, production and sales of machinery and equipment for the wood processing industries. He has extensive experience in many countries including North and South America, SE Asia, China and Europe where he has forged successful partnerships with a wide variety of clients.
Adam Brown
Biofuture Facilitation Team
Adam has expert knowledge of renewable energy gained through over 40 years’ experience working with governments and industry internationally. He has broad experience in renewable energy technology and policy analysis and was a Senior Energy Analyst at the IEA in Paris from 2010 to 2015, focussing on renewable energy policy and technology issues. He has particular experie...
Adam has expert knowledge of renewable energy gained through over 40 years’ experience working with governments and industry internationally. He has broad experience in renewable energy technology and policy analysis and was a Senior Energy Analyst at the IEA in Paris from 2010 to 2015, focussing on renewable energy policy and technology issues. He has particular experience and expertise in bioenergy. He was Technical Coordinator for the IEA Bioenergy Technology Cooperation Programme (2006 - 2010). He was author of the IEA’s Roadmaps on Biofuels for Transport (2011) and on Bioenergy for Heat and Power (2012), and led the update of these roadmaps, published in November 2017, along with a UK Bioenergy Strategy for the Renewable Energy Association in 2020. He is currently part of the team developing a bioenergy sustainability workstream for the Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Initiative.
Kevin Park
Senior Manager, KOEN
Mr Kevin Park is currently a senior manager at KOEN. He has previously worked for the fuel and coal procurement teams as well as working in the India and Indonesia Overseas Business team.Since 2021 he is managing the Eco Fuel team.
Mr Kevin Park is currently a senior manager at KOEN. He has previously worked for the fuel and coal procurement teams as well as working in the India and Indonesia Overseas Business team.Since 2021 he is managing the Eco Fuel team.
Pietro Di Sarno
Founder, Interwest Srl
Pietro Di Sarno founded Interwest Srl in 2012, a division of the integrated logistics group Intergroup®, dedicated to trading and distribution of wood biomass with the brand MyFire®, with offices in Italy and London. From the beginning he believed in the importance of a controlled and quality supply chain, and with great commitment and involvement of the whole company, he ...
Pietro Di Sarno founded Interwest Srl in 2012, a division of the integrated logistics group Intergroup®, dedicated to trading and distribution of wood biomass with the brand MyFire®, with offices in Italy and London. From the beginning he believed in the importance of a controlled and quality supply chain, and with great commitment and involvement of the whole company, he managed to make Interwest the first Italian distributor company ENplus A1 certified in Italy. In 2020 the group also becomes a pellet producer and obtains the additional ENplus A1 certification for producers.
Vaughan Bassett
Senior Vice President of Biomass Sales & Logistics, Drax
Vaughan is the Senior Vice President of Biomass Sales & Logistics, Drax where he is responsible for the commercial, logistics and sustainability activities of the company. He leads the business development into new markets, where current activity is focused on Asia. Vaughan is a Director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, where he is serving as President. In this ro...
Vaughan is the Senior Vice President of Biomass Sales & Logistics, Drax where he is responsible for the commercial, logistics and sustainability activities of the company. He leads the business development into new markets, where current activity is focused on Asia. Vaughan is a Director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, where he is serving as President. In this role he has represented the Canadian wood pellet producers many times in international forums throughout the world. Vaughan is a Director of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters association and is currently serving as its BC Division Chairman. Vaughan is also a Director of the London based Sustainable Biomass Program Ltd (SBP).
Frank Grischkat
International Business Development Manager, Brüning Group Germany
Frank joined Brüning Group in 2018 and is the head of international development in the Group as well as CEO of Brüning Group UK Ltd. Brüning is a trader of a wide portfolio of biomass including wood pellets, chips, bark and round wood as well as waste wood, recycled paper and RDF/ SRF serving fuel supply to a large customer base. Frank has a background in wood pellets for...
Frank joined Brüning Group in 2018 and is the head of international development in the Group as well as CEO of Brüning Group UK Ltd. Brüning is a trader of a wide portfolio of biomass including wood pellets, chips, bark and round wood as well as waste wood, recycled paper and RDF/ SRF serving fuel supply to a large customer base. Frank has a background in wood pellets for 20 years and has previously worked in EDF Trading and in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Group Japan.
Dean Scanlon
Manager, Sales & Logistics, Brüning Group UK Ltd
Dean has worked at Brüning Group UK Ltd, since January 2020 to develop the Group’s UK activities in the biomass and waste sectors. He has been involved in the biomass market since 2008, having previously worked for EDF Trading. Prior to Dean’s involvement in the biomass market, he held a number of commercial roles within the grain and oilseeds sector.
Dean has worked at Brüning Group UK Ltd, since January 2020 to develop the Group’s UK activities in the biomass and waste sectors. He has been involved in the biomass market since 2008, having previously worked for EDF Trading. Prior to Dean’s involvement in the biomass market, he held a number of commercial roles within the grain and oilseeds sector.
Mark Cooper
CEO, Prairie Clean Energy
Mark Cooper, MBA, PMP, is the President and CEO of Prairie Clean Energy, a Canadian bioenergy company headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. Previously, Mark served as the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Construction Association, where he represented Saskatchewan’s 9,000+ construction companies. Mark has also served as Director of Policy and Communications for the Sa...
Mark Cooper, MBA, PMP, is the President and CEO of Prairie Clean Energy, a Canadian bioenergy company headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. Previously, Mark served as the President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Construction Association, where he represented Saskatchewan’s 9,000+ construction companies. Mark has also served as Director of Policy and Communications for the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and the governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Mark received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Regina and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University. Mark is a certified negotiator and mediator and a Project Management Professional.
Shamsher Khan
Vice President, Asset Optimisation and Energy Trading , Stockholm Exergi
Mr Khan is currently the Vice-President of Asset Optimisation and Energy Trading at Stockholm Exergi. He has previously held positions at Fortum including Director of Production Optimisation and Fuel Management. He has been at Stockholm Exergi since 2018 assisting them with issues of electricity, phasing out of coal and fuel value chains.
Mr Khan is currently the Vice-President of Asset Optimisation and Energy Trading at Stockholm Exergi. He has previously held positions at Fortum including Director of Production Optimisation and Fuel Management. He has been at Stockholm Exergi since 2018 assisting them with issues of electricity, phasing out of coal and fuel value chains.
Jerome Dubuc
Regional Director, Amandus Kahl
Jerome Dubuc is regional director at Amandus Kahl's regional office in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and has been in the company since 2015. Before joining Kahl he held positions in Stolz, Nestle Purina and Agrotech Asia. He is well-experienced in pelleting technology for all kinds of regional and common international raw materials, and building high-efficiency wood pelleting plan...
Jerome Dubuc is regional director at Amandus Kahl's regional office in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and has been in the company since 2015. Before joining Kahl he held positions in Stolz, Nestle Purina and Agrotech Asia. He is well-experienced in pelleting technology for all kinds of regional and common international raw materials, and building high-efficiency wood pelleting plants capable of producing more than 750,000 tons per year.
Matthew Goodwin
General Secretary & Quality Standards Manager of the UK Pellet Council
Matt has been a director of the European Pellet Council since 2019, and General Secretary & Quality Standards Manager of the UK Pellet Council since 2017. Matt is also Managing Director of a consultancy and trading company called Commercial Energy Ltd, specialising in specification and trade of fuel pellets – both Solid Recovered Fuel from waste and premium wood pellets. M...
Matt has been a director of the European Pellet Council since 2019, and General Secretary & Quality Standards Manager of the UK Pellet Council since 2017. Matt is also Managing Director of a consultancy and trading company called Commercial Energy Ltd, specialising in specification and trade of fuel pellets – both Solid Recovered Fuel from waste and premium wood pellets. Matt has a doctorate from the University of Bristol in Quaternary climate change.
Håkon Knappskog
Chairman of the Board, Arbaflame