Canadian Biomass Magazine

Biomass PowerON 2024 coming to Copenhagen

June 26, 2024
By 6th European Conference Biomass PowerON


After last year successful edition with over 110 biomass specialists and nearly 30 excellent speakers, we have pleasure to invite you to the 6th European Conference Biomass PowerON taking place on October 9 and 10, 2024. This year, we are moving to Copenhagen, Denmark.
The global biomass market is anticipated to experience significant growth from 2024 to 2031. With steady expansion in 2023 and increasing strategic initiatives by key players, the market is anticipated to grow. Europe, in particular, is exploring biomass and pellets as important alternatives amid the current energy crisis and mounting concerns over environmental sustainability. Transitioning to these renewable sources for heat and power is pivotal for enhancing European energy security and combating climate change.
This year, we are focusing on the utilization of biomass and pellets for generating heat and power, the pivotal role of bioenergy in decarbonization efforts, and the forest industry’s outlook regarding the escalating demand for wood biomass and pellets. Moreover, with ongoing dialogues within the EU concerning policies and regulations pertaining to green solutions and the positioning of biomass within them, we’ll delve into policies and regulations on the bioenergy sector.
Speakers announced to date include:
  • Michael Hjorth Christensen, Chief Operating Officer, CM Biomass
  • Chris Scheerder, Plant Manager, RWE
  • Steve Drayton, SVP Development Projects, Drax
  • Gilles Gauthier, Research and Business Development Manager, Hawkins Wright
  • Lauma Kazuša, Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ
  • Ennio Prizzi, Policy Officer, Bioenergy Europe
  • Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director, World Bioenergy Association
  • Henrik Brodin, Head of Energy, Södra
  • Michael Hecquet, Head of R&D Advanced fuels, TotalEnergies
  • Sandra Silva Riano, Director Biomass, RWE
  • Sanjay Lodha, Global Business Director, Tubacoat
  • Elisa Mansikkamaki, Concept Sales Manager, Valmet
  • Didzis Palejs, Biomass trade development, Cellmark

Key topics include:

  • Peering Ahead: Navigating the Industry’s Tomorrow
  • Opportunities and challenges in the biomass market
  • REPowerEU plan and place of biomass among renewables
  • Carbon accounting connected to forestry and biomass use – threat or opportunity?
  • Financing bioenergy projects – opportunities and challenges
  • Booming demand for pellets – how to increase and source more?
  • Transportation, storage, and supply chain management
  • Reducing trade risk and increasing efficiency – what needs to be done?
  • Strategies for optimizing biomass power plant operations
  • The latest technologies enhancing operational efficiency
  • Sourcing wood biomass and the risk of deforestation
  • Biomass gasification – scaling up and increasing its potential
  • Role of biomass plants in circular economy
  • Thermal Conversion Processes : pyrolysis and gasification
  • Biomass pyrolysis and gasification reviewed
  • Progress in CHP technology

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