European Pellets Conference

Pellets are a CO2 neutral and convenient fuel with a rapidly growing market share, and are a key technology for increasing biomass use. Building upon the success of last years event, the conference will provide information on technology, innovation and market trends.

Date:2-3 March 2005
Venue:Stadthalle Wels, Austria
Registration:please register before 18 Februar 2005
Languages:German, English, Italian

200 Euro for the whole WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYS (for fulltime students 50 Euro)
150 Euro for the European Pellets Conference)

Organisation &
conference office:
O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14380
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at


2 March, 2005


Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Environment & Energy, Upper Austria
Josef Stockinger, Regional Minister for Agriculture, Upper Austria
MEP Mechtild Rothe, President, EUFORES
Samuele Furfari, DG TREN, European Commission

Pellets Markets and Technologies
10.10 Pellets markets in Europe
Christiane Egger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria

The role of bioenergy in Europe until 2020
Martijn van Vis, BTG, The Netherlands


Pellets technologies - an overview
Walter Haslinger, Austrian Bioenergy Centre, Austria


Discussion/Coffee break


Round-Table: Trends on important pellets markets

Gerhard Dell, O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Joachim Fischer, Deutscher Energie-Pellet-Verband
Bengt-Erik Löfgren, AFAB
United States:
Stan Elliot, Bear Mountain Forest Products
Jonas Dahl, Force Technology


Parallel Sessions:
Session 1: Markets & Marketing
Session 2: Pellets Production & Technology Trends



19.30Evening event
Session 1: Markets & Marketing

Pellets - a sustainable solution for VÀstra Götaland
Mats Rydehell, KanEnergi, Sweden

14.55Wood pellets in the RhĂŽne-Alpes region
Reinhard Six, RhÎnalpénergie-Environnement, France
15.10 The Estonian pellets market starts to move
Aili Liib, Estonian Biofuel Association, Estonia
15.25 Pellets and briquettes on the Brazil market
José Dilcio Rocha, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil
15.45Discussion/Coffee Break
16.30 Subsidies as an instrument for market introduction
Christof Stein, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

The "Pellet Roadmap and Pellet Roadshow"
Timo MÀÀttÀ, Contim Oy, Finland

17.00The wood pellets radio campaign in North Rhine-Westphalia
Beate Schmidt, Landesinitiative Zukunftsenergien NRW, Germany
17.15The views of pellets users, suppliers and other stakeholders
Reinhold Priewasser, Institut fĂŒr Betriebliche & Regionale Umweltwirtschaft, University of Linz, Austria
17.30 What do Swedish home owners think about pellets heating systems?
Leif Gustavsson, Ekoteknik, Sweden
17.45Discussion/Session end
Session 2: Pellets Production & Technology Trends

Pellets production from fresh wood - a technical challenge
Gregor Rinke, Seeger Engineering AG, Germany

14.55A high-performance pellets production
Johannes Schörkhuber, ÖkowĂ€rme Holding GmbH, Austria
15.10Quality assurance for pellets
Christian Langheinrich, Institut fĂŒr Energetik und Umwelt GmbH, Germany
15.25From tree to heating - innovative logistics solutions
MĂ„rten Zakrisson, TallOil AB, Sweden
15.45Discussion/Coffee break
16.30Optimising pellets boilers by CFD analysis
Robert Scharler, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme GmbH, Austria

Large-scale production and use of pellets
Jon V. Kringelum, Energi E2, Denmark

17.00Energy performance contracting for wood pellets installations
Jörg BaumgÀrtner, EGS-plan, Germany
17.15Practical experience with pellets boilers between 200 and 2,000 kW
Harald Breuer, Hestia Service GmbH, Germany

Discussion/Session end

3 March, 2005

Pellets Innovation

Steering instruments for pellets markets
Jakob Hirsmark, Svebio, Sweden


Pellets R&D in Europe - an overview
Maria Olsson, Chalmers University of Technology & Johan VinterbÀck, Svebio, Sweden


Biomass and stirling engines
Henrik Carlsen, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

10.00Ensuring quality of wood and pellet combustion
Leopold Lasselsberger, Federal Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Austria
10.20 Pellets production from short rotation forestry
Mariusz Stolarski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland
10.40Agro-Pellets: market opportunities in Southern Europe
Norbert N. Vasen, ETA, Italy
11.00Discussion/Coffee break
Success with Pellets

High-tech pellets boilers for mass production
GĂŒnther Huemer, Guntamatic Heiztechnik GmbH, Austria

12.15From pioneer to a leading company
Herbert Ortner, ÖkoFEN Forschungs- und Entwicklungs GmbH, Austria

From sheet metal to pellets boiler - innovative boiler production in Austria
Stefan Kollbauer, Windhager Zentralheizung AG, Austria

12.45The new generation of pellets heating systems
Martin Burgholzer, Fröling Heizkessel- und BehÀlterbau GmbH, Austria
13.00Conference end