3rd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia in Seoul tracks latest technology & market changes in Asia’s biomass sector

Spurred by the success of the two preceding conferences in Jakarta and Seoul, CMT’s 3rd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia returns to Seoul again this year, bringing the latest news, reviews and updates on Asia’s growing biomass energy sector.

In a move to pursue the vision of “low carbon, green growth”, the South Korean government is channelling its effort towards the utilization of domestic new and renewable energy to minimize CO2 emissions. Similarly, Japan and China too have recognized biomass and wood pellets from agriculture and forestry residues as sustainable sources of green energy production. At present, even though facing a competitive supply of wood from Canada, US and Australia into North Asia, Southeast Asian countries, namely, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia are main sources of agricultural biomass.

On 12-13 September, several eminent experts will convene in Seoul at the 3rd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia to review the market demand, supply, technology, and current and future prospects of biomass energy in North Asia. A Senior Official from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy will deliver the Opening Address, to mark the opening of the event.

Themed “Feed-in Asia’s Demand for Wood Pellets & Biomass for Power & Heat”, the 1.5 day conference highlights vital subjects such as:

  • Analyzing the drivers accelerating North Asia’s demand for biomass in power Generation & CHP;
  • Clarification on FIT and Renewable Portfolio Standard in Japan, South Korea & China;
  • Information on securing wood pellets & agro biomass supply from Southeast Asia (Palm Kernel Shell (PKS), Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB), Palm Pellets, Sugar Bagasse, etc);
  • Outline of pricing, sustainability, shipping and economics,
  • Insight on making viable investment in pellets production OR Bio-Power Generation;
  • Analysis of torrefaction technologies in Asia;
  • Examining the prospects of executing large-scale biomass co-firing & CHP; and
  • The advantages of utilising biomass in Industrial Power/Cogeneration Plants.

Key decision makers of power generation companies such as Korea Southern Power Co (KOSPO), Korea Western Power Co Ltd, Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd (KOMIPO), Korea South East Power Co. Ltd (KOSEP), Korea East-West Power Co Ltd are slated to review bioenergy opportunities, strategies for biomass energy use, plans for biomass-fired power project, and more.

Other top authorities sharing their invaluable acumen at the conference include:

  • Mr. Aki Nakazono, General Manager of Nuclear & Low Carbon Fuel Department, Itochu Corporation
  • Mr. Robbert Klein Langenhorst, Business Developer, DP Clean Tech
  • Mr. Brodie Govan, Editor, Argus Media Ltd, London, UK
  • Mr. Michael Paik, General Counsel, EnerOne, Inc.
  • Mr. Matt Bovelander, Principal, Poyry Management Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
  • Mr. Saku Rantanen, CEO, SaraRasa Biomass Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Nguyen Viet Long, Consultant, Ernst & Young Vietnam
  • Senior Representative,, Kyung Dong
  • Hakan Ekstrom, President, Wood Resources International LLC.
  • Mr. Gordon Murray, Executive Director,Wood Pellet Association of Canada
  • Seth Ginther, Executive Director, US Industrial Pellet Association

In view of the high global interest in green energy, 3rd Biomass Pellets Trade Asia also includes a Panel Discussion titled “Growth Outlook for Asia’s Biomass for Power Generation Sector”, covering the level of government’s subsidies and feed-in tariff, as well as examine the sustainability criteria for biomass trade.

To obtain further information on the conference, view the event website at

or contact Ms. Hafizah at Tel: 65 6346 9218

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