29 January 2013

Pellets 2013

For the 19th year in a row, Svebio is organising the annual pellet conference in Falun, Sweden, in collaboration with the Swedish Pellet Producers Association, PelletsFörbundet. Take this opportunity to establish new business contacts! These companies have already registered.


The conference language is mainly Swedish but interpretation will be available for English speaking persons.

Tuesday 29 January

10.30 Study visit 1. Combined CHP and pellets production. - FULLY BOOKED!
One of the sponsors of the conference, Falu Energi & Vatten (FEV), invites to an interesting study visitit at their production facility, Västermalmsverket, situated in the nearby area of Falun. FEV has recently invested in pellet production with a capacity of 45 000 tons of pellets, integrated with the CHP plant. 
Bus leaves from First Hotell Grand at 10.30 and from Falun railway station at 10.45.
10.30 Study visit 2. Large-scale use of pellets. (Max 50 part.)
Arctic Paper, a major supplier of printing paper, recently converted to pellets. The facility uses appr. 75 000 tons of pellets per year. The conversion to pellets has resulted in increased profitability and reduced CO2 emissions.
Bus leaves from First Hotell Grand at 10.30 and from Falun railway station at 10.45.
11.00 Registration opens at the City Theatre, Teatergatan 3, Falun
12.30  Lunch at the City Theatre, Teatergatan 3, Falun
13.30  Welcome to Pellets 2013
Lars-Erik Larsson, Chairman of the Board, The Swedish Pellet Producers Association (PelletsFörbundet)

Global pellet market and new opportunities
Chairperson: Gustav Melin

World market production and large-scale use
- Where is the big growth to be expected?
 Arnold Dale, Ekman & CO

Wood pellet economics, trade flows and key policy
Brodie Govan, Argus Media

Future growth and potential on the European small-scale market
Marco Palazzetti, Gruppo Palazzetti

 News from Svebio
 Gustav Melin, Svebio

15.00 Coffee


Innovation and current research on the production and use of pellets
Chairperson: Kjell Andersson, Svebio

Torrefaction a possible way out of the dependence on oil
Ulf Bojner, Torkapparater

Optimised pellet production through NIR-technology
Björn Engström, Perten Instrument

The Project SAFEPELLETS - Improved and more secure storage of pellets
Anders Lönnermark, Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Energy reduction in wood fuel pellet production
Magnus Ståhl, University of Karlstad

17.00 End of day 1
19.00 Dinner, First Hotel Grand, Trotzgatan 9-11, Falun

Wednesday 30 January


News from the industry and the small-scale market
Chairperson: Lars-Erik Larsson, PelletsFörbundet

News from PelletsFörbundet
Hampus Mörner, PelletsFörbundet

Pellets are a green solution to cut price peaks
Roland Jansson, HSB’s housing co-operatives

Development for an increased use of pellets in Finland
Hannes Tuohiniitty, Bioenergia Finland

The Renewable Heat Incentive in Great Britain. Is it a good idea?
Nigel Blandford, Mersey Forest

10.30 Coffee


The medium-scale market
Chairperson: Susann Klippmark, Skellefteå Kraft

A supplier of equipment for the medium-scale market
Andreas Löfgren, Värmeprodukter

Renewable and comfortable pellet heat
Johan Lagerqvist, Pemco

The role of the regional Energy office
Jan Malm, Energy office the region of Gävla-Dala

Local heating of the future - Network for development, research and demonstration
Sven Hermansson, SP

12.30 Lunch


Expansion of the pellet production and use in industry
Chairperson: Lennart Ljungblom, Bioenergy International

Stora Enso and Falu Energi & Vatten
- a collaboration that generates economies of scale
Tomas Isaksson, Stora Enso Timber and Bengt Östling, Falu Energi & Vatten

Södra´s energy investment at their production facility at Värö
Björn Karlsson, Södra Skogsenergi

Combustion of tree powder – the option for an existing boiler plant, Tomas Svensson, Petrokraft

Promoting the trade, use and valorization of biomass in growing bioenergy and biobased chemicals markets
Ronald Zwart, Dovre Group

15.00 End of the conference

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Conference: Stadsteatern, Folkets Hus, Teatergatan 3, Falun, Sweden
Dinner: First Hotel Grand, Trotzgatan 9-11, Falun, Sweden
It is easy to travel to Falun with a direct train connection from Stockholm and Arlanda airport!

Discounted rooms for 29 January are pre-booked on:
First Hotel Grand, Trotzgatan 9-11, tel +46 (0)23-79 48 80
Clarion Collection Hotel Bergmästaren, Bergsskolegränd 7, +46 (0)23-70 17 00, cc.bergmastaren@choice.se

Please note that you are responsible for your own booking.

Map over Falun

CONFERENCE FEES (VAT will be added):

29-30 January:
5 100 SEK for members of Svebio or PelletsFörbundet
6 900 SEK for others
2 500 SEK for researchers with focus on energy
800 SEK for college students with focus on energy
Journalists: (conference free of charge, dinner at cost, registration required
Speakers free of charge, registration required
Honorary members of Svebio free of charge, registration required

29 or 30 January:
3 400 SEK members of Svebio or PelletsFörbundet
4 300 SEK for others
Including dinner 29 January. 

If cancellation is made later than the 22 January and no replacement has been appointed, the entire conference fee will be charged.

Take this opportunity to promote your business at this year’s industry event, book a stand (2 x 2 m) for roll-ups and other display materials.
Contact Hampus Mörner or Stina Backlund if you have any questions, + 46 8 441 70 80.
8 000 SEK for members of Svebio or PelletsFörbundet
12 000 SEK for others
Exhibition fee including participation in the conference (VAT will be added). 

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