Orsted, CM Biomass Partners, Stockholm Exergi, Hofor and Bioenergy Europe, discuss biomass sourcing strategies and raw feedstock availability

Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus will host the Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics 2018 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 29-31 October.

Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus will host the Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics 2018 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 29-31 October.

Drawing on the success of the flagship London Biomass conference, the inaugural event focused on the Nordic and Baltic regions, and will bring together wood chip and wood pellet specialists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

"The outlook for biomass consumption and production is strong in the Nordic and Baltic areas, with the geographical proximity of the Baltic producer region to the mainly consumer area of the Nordics supporting international trade growth," said Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor of Argus Biomass Markets. "In the Nordic region, at least a further 600MW of wood chip demand capacity is scheduled to become operational by the end of next year, with further projects planned for the coming years."

Agenda highlights will include a spotlight on raw feedstock availability, featuring a workshop led by Didzis Palejis, President of European biomass association Bioenergy Europe, and a panel debate on supply and demand led by representatives of CM Biomass Partners, Hofor, SBE Latvia, Stockholm Exergi and Orsted. As well as providing attendees with insight into tackling supply shortages, the sessions will analyse current biomass volumes in the Nordics, the use of waste wood as a biomass source, and discuss relationship-building to secure long-term contracts.

Those already confirmed to attend include the Swedish Pellet Association, Baltpool, Bruning-Euromulch, Danske Maskinstationer and Entreprenorer, DLG, Doydans, DSHwood, Elkman, Enviva Management, European Energy Exchange, European Pellet Council, Falkenbergs Returflis, Hededanmark, Horizon Pulp and Paper, Inpasa OU, Litbioma, Niels Winther, Nobio, Peltrade, Private Forest Centre, Rindi Pellets, SBE Latvia, Simatek, Stockholm Exergi, TSE, Tyloskog, UAB Vilniaus Kogeneracine Jegaine, Vapo OY Pellets and Wood Pellet Services.

Argus Biomass Nordics and Baltics 2018 will take place on 29-31 October at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Further information, including a full speaker line-up and conference agenda, is available at www.argusmedia.com/biomass-nordics-baltics

For enquires, contact Teri Arri at teri.arri@argusmedia.com

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