October 2023
丹麦,哥本哈根

阿格斯北欧和波罗的海生物质会议

Thank you to our 2022 speakers

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.
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.
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.
Danny Vancoppenolle
Sales Manager Dry Bulk & Circular Commodities North West Europe, Bureau Veritas
Danny has been a keen campaigner for the sustainable use of resources since he was an Architectonics student in college. He has dedicated more than 25 years of his career advocating for sustainable buildings, energy transition, and circular economy through various business development roles, notably, in North Sea Port and now, for Bureau Veritas Group. Danny’s knowledge ex...
Danny has been a keen campaigner for the sustainable use of resources since he was an Architectonics student in college. He has dedicated more than 25 years of his career advocating for sustainable buildings, energy transition, and circular economy through various business development roles, notably, in North Sea Port and now, for Bureau Veritas Group. Danny’s knowledge extends beyond the intricacies of the circular ecosystem. He also holds a degree in Industrial Corporate Governance and is well-informed on environmental policies in the European region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manolis Karampinis
Director of Business Development and Membership, Bioenergy Europe
William Boatwright
Senior Manager-Logistics and Climate Solutions, NORDEN
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.
Oskar Meijerink
Team Lead - Future Fuels, SkyNRG
Oskar has been with SkyNRG since 2016. As leader of the future fuels team, he heads up the company’s pre-commercial supply chain development projects, wherein they work to commercialise new SAF pathways. The projects are twofold. On one hand, they work with technology partners to scale technology pathways, such as building a pilot or demonstration-scale SAF production faci...
Oskar has been with SkyNRG since 2016. As leader of the future fuels team, he heads up the company’s pre-commercial supply chain development projects, wherein they work to commercialise new SAF pathways. The projects are twofold. On one hand, they work with technology partners to scale technology pathways, such as building a pilot or demonstration-scale SAF production facility. On the other, the future fuels team works on the initial phases of new commercial SAF capacity development opportunities worldwide. Oskar studied energy science at Utrecht University, specialising in sustainable aviation fuels. He also studied investments in the SAF supply chain at Imperial College London during his graduation.
Jens Wolf
VP Commercial, General Manager Europe, Enviva
Jens Price Wolf is General Manager for Enviva Europe where he is responsible for regulatory engagement, customer fulfillment and market development. Prior to joining Enviva Jens has been the Commercial Director for Drax Power Ltd. and Director of Asset Management and Development at Dong Energy Thermal Power (Now Ørsted). Jens started out his career as Management consultant...
Jens Price Wolf is General Manager for Enviva Europe where he is responsible for regulatory engagement, customer fulfillment and market development. Prior to joining Enviva Jens has been the Commercial Director for Drax Power Ltd. and Director of Asset Management and Development at Dong Energy Thermal Power (Now Ørsted). Jens started out his career as Management consultant with ICF International and McKinsey and Co and holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Copenhagen University
Mark McConnell
Biomass Asset Trader, Drax Group
Jamie Lewis
CEO, Rare Earth Global
Jamie Lewis is the CEO of Rare Earth Global (REG), a UK headquartered clean tech company focused on industrial decarbonisation through the processing of Industrial Hemp into hemp bioenergy pellets, protein for aquaculture markets and carbon negative materials for the built environment. Jamie leads on REG’s strategy across renewable energy and agriculture, implementing a mo...
Jamie Lewis is the CEO of Rare Earth Global (REG), a UK headquartered clean tech company focused on industrial decarbonisation through the processing of Industrial Hemp into hemp bioenergy pellets, protein for aquaculture markets and carbon negative materials for the built environment. Jamie leads on REG’s strategy across renewable energy and agriculture, implementing a model to meet the UK government’s Net Zero target to expand energy crop cultivation to 730,000+ hectares by 2050.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carsten Huljus
Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
Carsten Huljus is Chief Executive of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder organisation that has developed an independent third-party certification system to provide assurance that woody biomass is sourced from legal and sustainable sources. Over the past 20 years Carsten has been involved in forest sustainability and chain of custody ce...
Carsten Huljus is Chief Executive of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), a not-for-profit multi-stakeholder organisation that has developed an independent third-party certification system to provide assurance that woody biomass is sourced from legal and sustainable sources. Over the past 20 years Carsten has been involved in forest sustainability and chain of custody certification (FSC, PEFC), consulting and related activities and projects globally on behalf of private clients, GIZ, the World Bank, WWF, FAO and EBRD.