European Pellet Conference 2019

Date:

Venue:

26 - 28  February  2019

Stadthalle, Pollheimerstrasse 1,
4600 Wels/Austria

Programme "European Pellet Conference" (pdf)

Conference fees:


  • 310 Euro for the European Pellet Conference and the Site Visits (includes the Young Biomass Researchers Conference), (26 - 28 February)
  • 215 Euro for the European Pellet Conference (includes the Young Biomass Researchers Conference), (27 - 28 February)
All fees include an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT.

Conference languages:

English, German

Organisation and conference office:

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

With more than 450 participants each year, it is the largest annual pellet event worldwide.

This meeting place for the global pellet community offers a great opportunity to get informed about current trends in the pellet and bioenergy world. In just 2.5 days, the event offers delegates:
  • a series of sessions delivering the latest news about markets, technologies and policies
  • a full-day of technical site visits on fuels, equipment and exemplary installations
  • a major tradeshow on renewable energy with over 100 pellet-related exhibitors

Meet. Learn. See. Enjoy!

PROGRAMME


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

08.30 - 19.00 Technical Site Visits: Pellets & wood chips

A full day of technical site visits about fuels, equipment and exemplary installations. Hands-on experience and information directly from technology suppliers and plant operators.


Wednesday, 27 February 2019

09.00 What‘s next for pellets?

With the Clean Energy Package, Europe is entering a new era in the energy transition: the new regulatory framework is changing Europe's energy markets. We show what this means for pellets and where we currently stand.

  • Opening and welcome
    Gerhard Dell, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
  • The "Clean Energy Package": What‘s new for bioenergy?
    Robert Kaukewitsch, European Commission, DG Energy

  • Pellets in Europe - market update
    Gilles Gauthier, Bioenergy Europe / European Pellet Council

  • Sustainable bioenergy around the globe
    Maria Michela Morese, United Nations (FAO) / Global Bioenergy Partnership

  • Other renewables and energy efficiency - friends or competitors of pellets?
    Lukas Kranzl, Technische Universität Vienna, Austria

11.00 Leadership panel: Securing the role of pellets in the energy transition

Without biomass, the energy transition will not be possible! Decision-makers from along the pellet supply chain discuss how we can jointly strengthen the role of pellets in this global transformation process. 

  • Stefan Ortner
    ÖkoFEN, Austria

  • Marco Palazzetti
    Gruppo Palazzetti, Italy

  • Johan Granath
    Ekman & Co, Sweden

  • Helmut Schellinger
    Schellinger KG, Germany

  • Adam Sherman
    Biomass Energy Resource Center, USA

  • Volker Lenz
    DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre), Germany

  • Gilles Gauthier
    Bioenergy Europe/European Pellet Council

  • Christiane Egger
    OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria

Chairperson:
Gordon Murray, Wood Pellet Association of Canada


Lunch break


 14.30 Pellet Innovation Panorama

The energy transition offers many opportunities for new solutions, products and services – also in the pellet sector.
In this session, a variety of examples demonstrate the wide range of possibilities.

  • Pellet innovations from Upper Austria applied worldwide
    Werner Emhofer, Fröling, Austria
    Gottfried Baumann-Leitner, Windhager, Austria
  • A strategic approach to fibre supply
    Shawn Bells, Operations for Pacific BioEnergy, Canada

  • Mobilising wood for bioenergy
    Richard Sikkema, Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

  • Pea starch as an additive in pellet production
    Magnus Ståhl, Karlstad University, Sweden

  • Combined production of second generation ethanol and lignin pellets
    Xavier Duret, Résolve Énergie, Canada

  • Wood pellet breakage during pneumatic delivery processes
    Julian Jägers, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • The new safety and storage standard
    Hans Martin Behr, Deutsches Pelletinstitut, Germany

  • Microscale CHP with a fluidised bed stirling engine
    Tanja Schneider, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

  • Pellets from different raw materials
    Tanmay Kotasthane, Trimurti Womens College of Science, India

  • Silometric - a sensor system for pellet silos
    Alexandre Llusera Paredes, MC Systems, Spain

  • Mobile pellet heating systems
    Ivo Bucher, Pellet-Mobil, Switzerland

  • A "pellet torch"
    Tobias Mücke, Mücke Ambiente, Germany

  • Bioflex: combustion of challenging biomass fuels
    Ingwald Obernberger, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme, Austria

  • Refawood: Reducing ash-related operational problems during combustion
    Susanne Paulrud, RISE Research Institute of Sweden

19.00 Evening programme



09.30 What‘s new on European and global pellet markets

  • Opening
    Gordon Murray, on behalf of the European Pellet Council

  • Baltic countries: update from the North
    Didzis Palejs, Latvian Biomass Association / Bioenergy Europe

  • Canada: "Vision Biomasse Québec"
    John W. Arsenault, Quebec Wood Export Bureau / Wood Pellet Association of Canada

  • UK: insights into the future pellet market
    Neil Harrison, reheat/Wood Heat Association, UK

  • Spain: increasing opportunities
    Pablo Rodero, AVEBIOM, Spain

  • China: pellet production and consumption
    Dou Kejun, China National Renewable Energy Center

  • Germany: consumer satisfaction from 20 years of pellet use
    Martin Bentele, DEPV, Germany

  • Switzerland: new pellet projects
    Martina Caminada, proPellets.ch, Switzerland

  • Sweden: competitiveness of pellets
    Gustav Melin, SVEBIO

  • Austria: update on the pellet market
    Christian Rakos, proPellets Austria

  • Italy: the world‘s largest residential pellet user
    Matteo Favero, AIEL, Italy

  • Turkey: a market for pellets?
    Tanay Sidki Uyar, World Bioenergy Association, Turkey

Chairperson:
Gordon Murray, Wood Pellet Association of Canada

12.30 End of the session


09.30 Solutions for the combustion of challenging biomass fuels

  • Introduction to the ERA-NET project "BIOFLEX"
    Ingwald Obernberger, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme,Austria

  • Fuel design concepts to reduce ash relatedproblems and emissions – experiences from singlepellet combustion tests
    Christoffer Boman, Umeå University, Sweden

  • Combustion tests with kaolin additivated fuels inresidential boilers
    Robert Mack, Technology and Support Centre (TFZ),Germany

  • Modeling fixed-bed pellet combustion of fuels ofvarying ash contents
    Henrik Ström, Chalmers University of Technology,Sweden

  • Use of non-wood pellets in adapted small-scale boilers
    Thomas Brunner, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme, Austria

  • Burner design for difficult pulverised biomass fuels
    Pawel Bocian, Institute of Power Engineering, Poland

  • Guidelines for fuel design
    Christoffer Boman, Umeå University, Sweden

  • Guidelines for advanced furnace/boiler design
    Thomas Brunner, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme, Austria

  • Discussion, conclusions and outlook
    Ingwald Obernberger, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme,Austria

This session is organised as part of the ERA-NETBioenergy project "BIOFLEX" in cooperation with BIOS: www.bioflex-eranet.eu

12.30 End of the session


09.30 Ash reduction in waste wood combustion

  • REFAWOOD project overview
    Susanne Paulrud, RISE Research Institute of Sweden

  • Elemental approaches to additives: mechanisms and dosage
    Anna Strandberg, Umeå University, Sweden

  • Impact of additives in small-scale combustion of pelletised low quality wood
    Thomas Zeng, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), Germany

  • Reducing downtime with additives in large-scale biomass combustion
    Peter Sommersacher, BIOENERGY 2020+, Austria

  • The effect of additives on boiler corrosion
    Martin de Jong, Dekra Solutions, The Netherlands

  • Forest residues and additives in a medium scale CHP-plant – legal framework
    Magdalena Sajdak/Wojciech Cichy, Wood Technology Institute, Poland

  • Waste wood combustion: environmental consequences of using low-cost additives
    Blanca Corona, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • Economic consequences of low cost additives
    Alwin Hoogendoorn, Avans University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Chairperson:
Sara Janhäll, RISE Research Institute of Sweden

This session is organised as part of the ERA-NET Bioenergy project "REFAWOOD": www.refawood.com


12.30 End of the session