Wednesday, 19 June 2013 07:53

Pöyry Releases Biocoal White Paper in Conjunction with PAM-Sponsored Biomass Conference

Pöyry announces biocoal white paper in conjunction with CMT’s Biomass Pellets Trade & Power in Seoul, September 9-10, 2013, co-hosted by EnerOne and sponsored by Pellet Association Malaysia (PAM)

Global biomass and renewable power leaders will convene at the Biomass Pellets Trade & Power conference supported by Premium Sponsors Pellet Association Malaysia (PAM) and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM). PAM establishes common practices and standards and promotes Malaysian pellets internationally, aligning itself with AIM, the Malaysian National Innovation Agency driving innovation agenda and National Biomass Strategy.

“Biocoal – Bioenergy Game Changer in Asia?”

Asia’s renewable energy outlook is blooming, especially in biopower as consumption in China, Japan and South Korea grows. National Renewable Energy Policy in Japan and South Korea promotes biomass consumption growth, with co-firing in Japan’s power plants projected to increase while South Korea’s biomass usage expands to 10 million t/yr by 2020.

The Biomass Pellets Trade & Power presents key country experts, Mr. Ken Kojima, Managing Director of Pellet Club Japan, and Professor Gyu-Seong Han of Chungbuk National University, elaborating on Japan’s and South Korea’s biomass market respectively. A market led by Europe, the global biomass market is expected to expand, with Asia driving up demand for wood and palm pellets and agricultural residues. Leading European biomass trader and power utilities will share markets and operational insights, with EDF Trading Markets’ Mr. Nicholas Tsirigotis on global wood pellets supply and trade dynamics, and Mr. Jens Price Wolf on DONG Energy's experience in converting existing coal to wood pellets fired power plant.

South Korea's top power utilities, Korea Southern Power (KOSPO), Korea East-West Power (EWP), Korea South-East Power (KOSEP), Korea Western Power (KOWEPO) and Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO) will also lend perspectives on current biomass-based power generation projects and expectations of biomass supply.

Onto biocoal, Mr. Andreas Teir, Director of Global BioFutures Practice, Pöyry, and author of Biocoal – Bioenergy Game Changer in Asia?” white paper, shares more insights on Asia’s biocoal market potentials.

Sharing on wood and palm pellets supply, sustainability, agricultural residue, collaborations and biomass market in Malaysia, Canada, US and Russia include Ekman & Co AB, Eco-Frontier, Indufor Asia Pacific, Global Green Synergy Sdn. Bhd., The National Bioenergy Union (Russia) and Firefly AB.

Additional Info

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