European Pellet Conference 2013
27 - 28 February 2013
A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
The fee also includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT
English, German, Russian, Spanish
Organisation and conference office:
The world’s largest annual conference on pellets presenting technology and policy trends, markets, innovation, sustainability, finance, business models; includes the
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
08.30 - 18.00: Site visit "pellets and wood chips"
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
09.00 Opening & welcome
- Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria
- MEP Paul Rübig, European Parliament
- EU biomass policies
Andreas Pilzecker, European Commission, DG Energy
- The new IEA Technology roadmap: bioenergy for heat and power
Anselm Eisentraut, International Energy Agency (IEA)
- Cost developments of fossil fuels – a comparison of studies
Claudia Kunz, Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien, Germany
11.15 Market trends for pellets
- Market and policy trends in Europe and North-America: a transatlantic comparison
Gordon Murray, Wood Pellet Association of Canada
- Nearly Zero Energy Buildings: opportunity or threat for pellet heating?
Christiane Egger, OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria
- Will industrial and residential pellet markets converge?
Johan Granath, Ekman & Co AB, Sweden
- Pellet certification and compliance
Richard Sikkema, Control Union Certification /University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 What will the future bring for the wood pellet sector?
- Expert views on main opportunities and challenges for the next
years - resources, technologies, markets
Olga S. Rakitova, The Bioenergy International, Russia
Martin Bentele , Deutscher Energieholz- und Pellet-Verband, Deutsches Pelletinstitut, Germany
John Swaan, PFIT Consulting, Canada
Herbert Ortner, ÖkoFEN Pelletsheizung, Austria
15.00 The World Pellet Business & Technology Forum
- A market place for product and service innovation, business models and finance
Pellet CHP - small and middle scale
- Technology overview
Walter Haslinger, bioenergy 2020+, Austria
- A 5 kWel stirling engine using biomass - a challenge
Josef Frauscher, Frauscher Energietechnik, Austria
- Integrating stirling engines in log wood and pellet boilers
Daniel Hegele, Hoval, Principality of Liechtenstein
Business models & product innovation
- Proper boiler sizing
Raymond J. Albrecht, BTEC, USA
- Pelletising biofuel residues for cooking
Hazir Farouk, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
- Pellet production and power stations – examples from 3 continents
Stefan Döring, Plant Engineering, Germany
- Torrefaction of straw pellets
Rafaill Isemin, Tambov State Technical University, Russia
- Increasing efficiency through heat recovery
Franz Söllhinger, Scheuch, Austria
- Pellet supply contracting – a successful business model
Christian Stettner, Südwärme, Germany
18.00 Pellet Networking Platform
- A platform for starting new co-operations among pellet actors across the value chain
19.00 End of the conference day
19.30 Evening programme
Thursday, 28 February 2013
09.30 Pellet News Worldwide
Updates and outlook on different European and global pellet markets (in English only)
- Global pellet markets and price forecasting
Hubert Röder, Pöyry Management Consulting,Germany
- Spain: biomass against the economic crisis
Marcos Martín Larrañaga, AVEBIOM
- Switzerland: more than the domestic pellet market?
Martina Caminada, Holzenergie Schweiz / Propellets Schweiz
- Austria: ENplus certification
Christian Rakos, ProPellets Austria
- Pellet markets in Central and Eastern Europe
Vasil Zlatev, Energy Agency of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- Italy: a regional survey of the residential biomass market in Turin
Luca DeGiorgis, Politecnico di Torino
- USA : domestic and export pellet markets
Jennifer Hedrick, Pellet Fuels Institute
- Australia and New Zealand: a future pellet exporter?
Andrew Lang, World Bioenergy Association
12.30 End of the European Pellet Conference
Pellets - a sustainable fuel!
Pellets are a clean, CO2 neutral and convenient fuel with growing market shares worldwide. The European Pellet Conference 2013 in Wels/Austria aims to provide in-depth information on pellet innovation and market trends. It offered an exciting platform to discuss co-operation projects.
With more than 600 participants every year, the European Pellet Conferences held in Wels have become the largest annual pellet event in the world.
The European Pellet Conference 2013 offered:
- the meeting place for the global pellet community
- the latest technology trends
- updates on policy, legislation and standardisation
- news from research and innovation
- an outlook on the developments on European and global markets
- inspirational case studies and examples
- exchange of experience among experts and new business opportunities
- a major trade show, the "Energiesparmesse", dedicated to sustainable energy with more than 100 pellet-related exhibitors
The event was organised in the framework of the annual "World Sustainable Energy Days" conference by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria.
Upper Austria is an ideal location for such a conference: more than 25 % of all biomass boilers sold in the EU are manufactured by Upper Austria's boiler industry, and pellet heating systems have become a standard solution.
The European Pellet Conference 2013 offered a range of interesting sessions and events:
- Plenary sessions
presentations on policies, potentials, markets, innovation, sustainability etc.
- The "World Pellet Business & Technology Forum"
market place for product and service innovation, business models and finance
- The Pellet Networking Platform
a platform for starting new co-operations among pellet actors across the value chain
- Pellet News Worldwide
updates and outlook on different European and global pellet markets
- Technical site-visit
a one-day trip with visits on wood pellets and wood chips (fuel, equipment, exemplary installations)
- WSED next Biomass
an event for young researchers on biomass - more information
- Energiesparmesse - the "pellet trade show"
leading trade show on renewable energy and energy efficiency with annually 100,000 visitors, more than 100 pellet-related exhibitors