Ministries, Biomass & Renewable Energy Producers Lead Discussions at Asia Renewables 2018

CMT's Asia Renewables 2018 - incorporating 2 tracks - 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia and Vietnam Renewable Power opens on 17-19 Jan in Ho Chi Minh City. The summit focuses on SE Asia's renewable energy projects, success stories, Vietnam's renewable power targets as well as the region's wood pellet production and supplies.

This HCMC summit is an opportune platform for participants to not only meet officials, industry influencers and key players from Asias renewable energy, biomass and bioenergy industry but evaluate new prospects in the region. Vietnams renewable energy market - expected to add 40 GW of solar based electricity, 12 GW of wind power and 3.7 GW of biomass power by 2035 is a major highlight at the summit.

An optional and separately bookable site visit to Asia Pellet Corporation (Wood Pellet Biomass Production) & Heineken Brewery Vietnam (Bagasse-Based Electricity Generation) on 17 Jan precedes the main summit.

Among lead speakers is Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Dept. Manager, Plans & Planning, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) with paper on ‘National Master Plan & Renewable Energy Roadmap - Now till 2020 and the Future. The countrys major electricity producer and sole distributor Vietnam Electricity (EVN) spells out details in the drive ‘Towards REs Cooperative Partnerships between EVN & the Private Sector. In addition, Mr. Pham Quang Huy, Deputy Director General - ERAV, Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) provides 'Updates on Electricity Market Vietnam: Mechanism & Roadmap'. DAY 1 also features sessions by VILAF and USAID/VLEEP. Additionally, site visit host Heineken Vietnam that operates four plants on biofuel and biomass will showcase its success story of ‘Dropping the C(O2) with Biomass

Post lunch, the summit breaks into two tracks - track 1 on Vietnam Renewable Power has RB Renewable Energy Consulting discussing ‘Solar PV Investment Opportunities for C&I Rooftop in Vietnam while Swire Cold Storage Vietnam, Sao Mai Cooperation and juwi Renewable Energies contribute at the Project Developers Panels. The summit also has an Investors Panel sharing Perspective on Expanding Renewable Energy (RE) Project in Vietnam by Saigon Asset Management, KfW and Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECCA2). In addition the summit also has speakers from GIZ, Owl Energy and DNV GL.

Track 2 on 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia delves into biomass trade and developments with speakers from GS Global Corporation, An Viet Phat Energy, Japan Paper Association, Poyry Management Consulting, Control Union Vietnam and CellMark. The track also has Mr. Suwat Kamolpanus, MD - Power Business, Mitr Phol Sugar Co presenting the ‘Success of Thailands Biomass Power IPP model, Growth Outlook & Biomass Resources Availability, while Samsung C&T Corporation will discuss about the feasibility of biomass co-firing in South East Asia. In addition, details about ethanol demand is presented by Petrovietnam while J. Lauritzen shed light on biomass shipping and freight trends respectively.

The 2 day summit is organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), with the support of reception sponsors Cellmark and An Viet Phat.

Visit 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia or Vietnam Renewable Power for more details, Contact Ms. Huiyan at +65 6346 9113 for more information.

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