International VDI Conference - Biomass for Industrial Applications
- Discuss the newest technical and regulatory developments with leading experts in the areas of biomass and biofuels.
- Profit from the experience of successful facility operators and gain important strategic insights for your company.
- Use the conference and its exclusive evening get-together to make new, high-quality contacts and expand your professional network.
The VDI conference Biomass for Industrial Applications focuses on the industrial utilization of biomass. The presentations consider both the energy-related as well as the material usage of biomass. Discuss the newest technical, economic and political developments in the industry with leading experts and find out what’s in store for the biomass market in the future. This knowledge will help you to make the right strategic decisions for your company and to clear the way of implementation barriers.
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Cost calculations for three different approaches of biofuel
Author: German Aerospace Center
Ecologically sensible and economically viable
The European Commission sets the political agenda: Measures such as the “Renewable Energy Directive”, “Roadmap for Bioeconomy” and the “Circular Economy Strategy” aim to achieve a more sustainable usage of existing resources and lead the way towards a circular economy. This means that the energy-related and material use of biomass (as an alternative fuel source, for example) will play an important role in future energy markets. At the VDI conference Biomass for Industrial Applications, facility operators, technology providers and users will present their experiences and show that economy and ecology don’t have to be contradictory.
At the conference, you’ll find out what biomasses are used for which purposes and which biofuels are already suitable for industrial usage. The high quality conference contributions will show you how you to develop profitable business models for the industrial utilization for biomass and how to master technical and regulatory challenges. The conference is run by internationally renowned expert Jan Grundmann, CEO of Vattenfall subsidiary Energy Crops GmbH and took place for the first time in 2013.
The conference will consider the following topics, amongst others:
- European laws and strategic perspectives
- Biomass for energy-related and material utilization, markets and availability
- Transformation Technology
- Practical experiences from facility operators
- Supply chain Management
- The role of solid fuel from biomass in the energy market of the future
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Program of the Conference
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair’s welcome and opening address
I. Legislation and strategic Perspectives
The Role of modern Bioenergy and Biorefining in the Transition towards a low-carbon Economy
Luc Pelkmans M. Sc., Technical Coordinator, IEA Bioenergy, Belgium
Role for Biomass in a Circular biobased Economy
Dr.ir. Jaap Kiel, Programme Development Manager Biomass, TNO, The Netherlands
AkzoNobel‘s Business Strategy in biobased Chemicals
Prof. Magnus Nydén, Chief Scientist, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Sweden
Bioenergy in Denmark – The Country of Windmills
Michael Persson M. Sc., Head of Secretariat, Danish Bioenergy Association, Denmark
II. Potential Feedstocks, their Markets and Availabilities
Short Rotation Coppice as a sustainable long term Feedstock Hedge
Jan Grundmann, Managing Director, Energy Crops Gmbh, Germany
Torrefied Straw Pellets: Product Potential, Process Optimization and Product Competitiveness
Dr. Javier Gil, Director Biomass Department, CENER, Spain
The Rise of advanced Marine Biofuels
Bart Hellings M. Sc., Head of Innovation, GoodFuels, The Netherlands
Networking & coffee break
III. Latest Developments in Conversion Technologies for Material Use
Lignocellulosic Residues as a versatile Feedstock for industrial Use
Prof. Nicolaus Dahmen, Leading Scientist, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
From Idea to commercial Implementation of cellulosic Ethanol
Ing. Paolo Corvo, Head of Sales & Marketing, Clariant, Germany
Advanced Biofuels for Aviation – Techno economic and ecologic Assessment
Dr.-Ing. Ralph-Uwe Dietrich, Research Area Manager Alternative Fuels, co-authors: Friedemann Georg Albrecht, Sandra Adelung, all: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
From Biomass to biodegradable Plastics
Robin Kazemieh, M. Sc., CFO, Green Sugar AG, Germany
End of conference day one
IV. Latest Developments in Conversion Technologies for Energy Use
78 MWth Wood Chips Grate fired Boiler with Reheat
Carsten Bo Petersen B. Sc. Mech. Engineer, Dept. Manager Combustion and Fuel Handling Systems, co-author: Flemming Skovgaard Nielsen, General Manager, both: Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S, Denmark
The first straw-fired combined Heat and Power Plant in Germany – Concept and Experience from Planning and Operation
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Matthias Pieper, Power Plant Manager, BEKW Bioenergiekraftwerk Emsland GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Networking & coffee break
V. Practical Insights and Experiences
Lessons learned from the Gobigas Project
Martin Seemann, PhD, Associate Professor, co-authors: Professor Henrik Thunman, both: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola and Anton Larsson, Göteburg Energi, all: Sweden
VI. Supply Chain Management and Sustainability
Liquid and gaseous Biofuels – What next?
Dr. Ausilio Bauen, Director, E4Tech, United Kingdom
Biomass Sustainability: Challenges & Opportunities
Maarten Gnoth M. Sc., Manager Business Development Biomass Upstream, ENGIE, Belgium
Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC), Carbon Debt and other Sustainability Concerns
Dipl. Phys. Uwe R. Fritsche, Scientific Director, IINAS – International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy, Germany
Operators Experience: Straw Pelleting Plant
Steve Arnold, Managing Director, Biomass Projects UK Ltd, United Kingdom
VII. Role of Biomass and Biofuels in the future Energy World
Global Development of Bioenergy – Data, Markets and Policy
Bharadwaj Kummamuru, Executive Director, World Bioenergy Association, Sweden
Conference chair’s closing remarks
End of conference
Who should take part?
The VDI conference Biomass for Industrial Applications is aimed at professionals and managers involved in the industrial utilization of biomass and biofuels. Amongst others, it will be of interest to:
- International experts in the areas of biomass and biofuels
- Business development managers
- Recycling and waste disposal companies
- Organizations in the area of biomass Management
- Consultancy firms and consultants
You work in biomass or biofuels and would like to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current technical, economic and regulatory developments? You’d like to know how the biomass market will develop in the future in order to make the right strategic decisions for your company? Then secure your ticket at the VDI conference Biomass for Industrial Applications now.
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