European Pellets Forum

The European Pellets Forum follows the very successful European Pellets Conferences, which were held in the framework of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2004 and 2005 and which attracted over 600 participants in each year. The European Pellets Forum offers a platform to discuss present market and technology trends, to open up new application possibilities and markets as well as to present innovative products.

Date:1 March 2006
Venue: Stadthalle Wels, A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
Conference fee:50 Euro (plus 10% VAT) (without lunch)
Conference language: English, German, Italian
Organisation and conference office:O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at

Programme "European Pellets Forum"

1 March 2006

Market innovation
14.30Introduction
14.40Market development for medium-scale pellet installations
Francisco Puente-Salve, ESCAN, Spain
15.00Pellet distribution - a new market for the mineral oil trade
Günther Jäckel, Gesamtverband des Deutschen Brennstoff- und Mineralölhandels, Germany
15.20Energy performance contracting with pellets
Walter Wirth, AEK Energie, Switzerland
15.40"Pellets + Solar" demonstration projects
Ulrich Bemmann, Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme IZES, Germany
16.00Micro CHP with pellets
Karl Wolfgang Stanzel, SPM - Stirling Power Module Energieumwandlungs GmbH, Austria
16.20Discussion/Coffee break

Innovative pellet raw materials
17.00Agro-Pellets: opportunities and risks
Bengt-Erik Löfgren, ÄFAB, Sweden
17.20Grain pellets - research results
František Hrdlička, Czech Technical University in Prague
17.40Pelletising different materials - an overview
Jens Kai Holm, Technical University of Denmark
18.00Industrial pellets from mixed biomass
Ulrich Kaier, EC Bioenergie, Germany
18.20Emissions from different biomass fuels
Thomas Hering, Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Germany
18.40Conference end