Nordic Pellets Conference

IVA Conference Center
Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
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May 11 - 12, 2022
08:00 - 18:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+01:00
Svebio, Swedish Bioenergy Association
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IVA Conference Center
May 11 - 12, 2022
08:00 - 18:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+01:00


Wednesday, 11 May 2022

The conference starts with study visits

09.30 Departure from Scandic Hotel Anglais, Humlegårdsgatan 23, Stockholm
Arrival back at IVA Conference Center, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm around 12.15

12.30 Lunch

Welcome to Nordic Pellets Conference 2022

Chair person: Gustav Melin (Svebio) & Welcome: Magnus Kyhlberg (PelletsFörbundet)

13.30 Market & policy overview

  • Industrial pellet market update
    Fiona Matthews, Hawkins Wright
  • Pellet market overview and the focus of the European Pellet Council
    Gilles Gauthier, European Pellet Council
  • The energy complex’s impact on future wood pellets market
    Marianne Haave McDonald, Ørsted
  • EU policy development and impact on pellets market
    Kjell Andersson, Svebio

15.00 Coffee & tea break

15.30 Booming market demand - how to increase and source more pellets?

Chair person: Alan Sherrard (Bioenergy International)

  • Raw material for pellets production
    Magnus Kyhlberg, Scandbio
  • Common fuels on the Polish market and how we handle fuel crisis in the shadow of the war!
    Adam Sarnaszek, Polish Pellet Council
  • Current Canadian pellet industry and the potential for expansion
    Jamie Stephen, TorchLight (On-line)
  • Expansion of Austrian pellets production
    Christian Rakos, ProPellets Austria
  • Experience from this years trade at International Biomass Exchange
    Baltpool and current situation on the Baltic wood fuel market. 

    Vaidotas Jonutis, Baltpool (On-line)
Panel discusson on current market situation and future development

The conference session ends at 17.30

18.30 Gathering in the lobby on the entrance level for a drinks reception and networking
19.00 Dinner



Thursday, 12 May 2022

09.00 Investing in pellets production

Chair person: Magnus Kyhlberg (PelletsFörbundet)

  • ArbaOne has started production of advanced pellets for coal replacement
    Kari Fremme, Arbaflame AS
  • A technology provider perspective
    Timo Müller, Salmatec
  • Trundling down the learning curve – investing in production in Africa
    Chris Foder, Congo Basin Pellets GmbH & Gabon Pellets SARL (On-line)

Panel discusson - Investment possibilities in Nordic countries

10.30 Coffee & tea break

11.00 Biomass conversions in industry

Chair person: Alan Sherrard (Bioenergy International)

  • The EU-ETS force Nordkalk to replace large volumes of coal with biomass,
    some experience and can you help with the next step?
    Thomas Nilsson, Ledai
  • How to replace Russian gas with pellets in different industries
    Daniel Persson, PetroBio
  • Cimate declaration for new buildings-driving force for heating buildings with pellets
    Johan Fallenius, Treko
  • The future pellet is green
    Jan Demmer, Jalo Biopellets

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Pellet stoves and boilers as a part solution
to cure the electricity deficit

Chair person: Magnus Kyhlberg (PelletsFörbundet)

  • Pellet market developement in Italy - air quality improvements
    Matteo Favero, AIEL - (On-line)
  • Pellet stoves - market development in 2021 and future prospects
    Ulf Wikström, KMP
  • 200 000 new pellet stove installations by 2030 - from vision to strategy
    New development of ENplus certified pellets on the Swedish market
    Anders Haaker, Svebio
Panel discusson - What is needed to reach the target

15.00 Closing remarks - coffee & tea 

Please note that the programme is subject to change.