Nordic Pellets 2018 Conference, Helsingborg, Sweden

Nordic Pellets 2018 Conference, Helsingborg, Sweden

Svebio is organising the annual pellet conference in collaboration with the Swedish Pellet Association (PelletsFörbundet). The conference will take place in Helsingborg, Sweden, 30–31 January 2018. Day 1 and the morning of day 2 will be in English. Welcome to Helsingborg for networking, business opportunities, discussions and new knowledge!

We have closed the online registration but you’re welcome to register at Elite Hotel Marina Plaza in Helsingborg or by calling us, + 46-8-441 70 80.

Registered companies (29/1, pdf)

Tuesday 30 January

We start with two separate study visits, registration mandatory.

Study visit 1: Pellets use in Västhamnsverket CHP-plant in Helsingborg

Öresundskraft in Helsingborg use up to 70 000 tons of pellets per year as fuel in Västhamnsverket. The CHP-plant has a capacity of 138 MW heat and 69 MW of power. The plant is using 2 000-2 500 hours per year, during the coldest months of the winter season to produce heat for the district heating network in Helsingborg. Västhamnsverket was built 1982 for coal and converted to pellet 1996.

BUS 1 – Västhamnsverket in Helsingborg
09.45 
Transfer from Ängelholm Helsingborg Airport
10.20 The bus will pick up participants at the Elite Hotel Marina Plaza in Helsingborg
10.30 Study visit start, coffee and tea up on arrival

Address: Öresundskraft, Atlantgatan 10, 252 25 Helsingborg. It is possible to park your car just outside the gates to the plant.
Contact person/bus guide: Alan Sherrard, Svebio/Bioenergy International, +46-76-6260135
Important: Avoid shoes with high heels.

Study visit 2: MAFA i Ängelholm

A company with great experience and tradition of manufacturing silos and storing bulk material such as pellets. Watch a video presentation of the company.

BUS 2 – MAFA i Ängelholm
09.00 
Transfer from Elite Hotel Marina Plaza in Helsingborg
09.45 The bus will pick up participants at Ängelholm Helsingborg Airport
10.15 Study visit start, coffee and tea up on arrival

Address: MAFA, Framtidsgatan 1, 262 73 Ängelholm
Contact person/bus guide: Karolina Norbeck, Svebio, +46-70-579 91 99

Öresundskraft in Helsingborg use up to 70 000 tons of pellets per year as fuel in Västhamnsverket. Mafa exploits the latest production technique and have the skills to produce hand tailored plants for the market areas of farming, industry and bioenergy.

Öresundskraft in Helsingborg use up to 70 000 tons of pellets per year as fuel in Västhamnsverket. Mafa exploits the latest production technique and have the skills to produce hand tailored plants for the market areas of farming, industry and bioenergy.

12.30 Lunch at Elite Hotel Marina Plaza

13.30 Conference

13.30 Climate actions in Sweden and Pellet market developments (In English)

Chairperson: Gustav Melin, Svebio

  • Öresundskraft – A regional energy utility in the energy system transformation
    Anders Östlund, Öresundskraft, Sweden
  • Climate action in Sweden: Challenges, solutions and the role of forestry
    Oskar Larsson, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden
  • Sustainable wood pellets – The backbone of Denmarks green transition
    Kristine van het Erve Grunnet, Dansk Energi – Danish Energy, Denmark
  • Pellet market overview and the focus of the European Pellet Council
    Gilles Gauthier, European Pellet Council, Belgium

15.00 Coffee and tea break

15.30 Nordic sourcing and European use of pellets (In English)

  • Biomass pellets for industry – Case study
    Tadas Lukoševičius, Enerstena, Litauen
  • Pellets market tendencies from a European and Swedish perspective
    Didzis Palejs and Mikael Ullman, CMBiomass, Denmark
  • Is Baltics the endless source of woody biomass?
    Göran Westerlund, Granuul Invest, Estonia
  • PelletsFörbundet – Destination Future
    Peter Granborn, Swedish Pellet Association/Scandbio, Sweden
  • Bioenergy development in Sweden
    Gustav Melin, Svebio

17.15 End of conference day 1

19.00 Conference dinner at Elite Hotel Marina Plaza, Helsingborg

Download programme – pdf


Wednesday 31 January

09.00 How to improve pellet quality in production (In English)

Many pellet properties are influenced by handling and production methods, not at least the ability to emit carbonmonoxide in storage, self ignite or the mechanical durability, storage properties and energy content is important the lower cost and improve economy.

  • Sustainability as a key driver of Stora Enso’s pellet production
    Joachim Colliander, Stora Enso Timber, Finland
  • Will different production processes influence the off-gassing and self-ignition behaviour of wood pellets?
    Werner Sitzmann, Amandus Kahl, Tyskland
  • Reducing Off-gassing of wood pellets
    Wilfried Pichler, Holzforschung, Österrike
  • Optimizing quality and energy consumption in pellet production
    – Experience from industrial trials, 
    Michael Finell, SLU

10.30 Coffee and tea break

11.00 Klimatklivet utökas till 1,5 Mdr 2018 – möjlighet för pelletsbranschen (In Swedish)

Klimatklivet utökas nu från 800 Mkr per år till 1,5 Mdr. Under 2018 ger det en ovanligt bra möjlighet att installera pelletsprojekt där kunden har tvekat med investeringen på grund av svag lönsamhet. Naturvårdsverket förklarar hur man ansöker och vi får ta del av erfarenheter från företag som byggt anläggningar med stöd från klimatklivet. Klimatklivet finansierar ett unikt projekt som ska skapa klimatpositiv fjärrvärme och biokol från pyrolys av pelleterade och opelleterade restprodukter från jordbruk. Projektet genomförs av Skånefrö och Ecoera.

  • Klimatkliv för bioenergi – Så fungerar det, Nanna Wikholm, Naturvårdsverket
  • Industrins krav på pellets- och utrustningsleverantörer för att genomföra en energikonvertering
    – Erfarenheter från pågående och genomförda projekt, 
    Niclas Jonsson, Bötakvarngruppen
  • Chalmers investerar i klimatsmart forskning
    Johanna Lindén, Petrobio, och Fredrik Lind , Chalmers

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Avslutningssession (In Swedish)

  • Energi från stallet, Per Harsem, Fortum
  • Förstår vi skillnaden mellan MW och MWh? Bengt-Erik Löfgren, PelletsFörbundet
  • Aktuella näringspolitiska frågor, Gustav Melin, Svebio

15.00 End of conference

Download programme – pdf


Conference tickets (incl. dinner and lunch):

2 days, 30-31 January

Member of Svebio/Swedish Pellet Association/Aebiom: 5 800 SEK
Non member: 7 800 SEK
Municipal energy advisers: 1 600 SEK
State agencies & authorities: 2 900 SEK
Researchers / PhD: 2 900 SEK
Students: 800 SEK
Speakers / Press: Free but registration is required

1 day, 30 OR 31 January

Member of  Svebio/Swedish Pellet Association/Aebiom: 3 800 SEK
Non member: 4 800 SEK

All fees excluding VAT.


Join the roll-up exhibition – including conference ticket!

As a participant you have the possibility to market your company by booking a spot for a roll-up next to the coffee breaks. Please contact Jeanette Fogelmark for any questions.

Member of Svebio/Swedish Pellet Association/Aebiom: 8 900 SEK
Non member of Svebio/Swedish Pellet Association/Aebiom: 10 900 SEK

The fee includes conference participation for one person 30-31 January.

These companies have already registered for the roll-up exhibition: Scandbio, Simatek, Valmet, Stora Enso


Important! Book your accommodation in Helsingborg

We recommend you to reserve your accommodation online at Elite Hotel Marina Plaza in Helsingborg as soon as possible. Or contact the hotel directly: reservation.helsingborg@elite.se, +46-42-19 21 00
Please note that you have to make your own reservation.

Centrally located near the central station Knutpunkten.

Visting address: Kungstorget 6, 251 10 Helsingborg, Sweden

From Helsingborg it is 35 km to the  Ängelholm Helsingborg Airport. You travel easily with taxi or airport coach.


Conference partner:

Stora Enso Pellets

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