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Nordic Pellets Conference


The condensed format will consist of two sessions in which high-level presenters will discuss issues such as the opportunities and shortcomings of the policy news in Germany and Poland, as well as market initiatives as sustainability certification and digital trading of pellets. Each session closes with an interactive panel discussion along with Q&A from online participants.

12.45 Please login to Zoom 15 minutes before the event starts.

You can connect to Zoom via the web or you can download the App. App and headset are recommended.
For any questions regarding participation via Zoom, please contact Svebio, +46-8-441 70 80.

13:00 - 14.30 Policy insights - Moderator Alan Sherrard, Bioenergy International
  • COVID-19,Green Recovery & Renovation Wave
    Michał Długosz, Bioenergy Europe
  • Germany's Coal Exit Law & what it means for (German) pellets?
    Jens Wolf, General Manager Europe and Vice President Commercial, Enviva 
  • Polish coal reduction plans
    Adam Sarnaszek, Chairman of the Board, Polish Pellet Council
  • Pellets in Denmark
    Lisbet Ølgaard, Head of Division Centre for Renewables, Danish Energy Agency
  • Post-Brexit, Biomass Heat Works! and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
    Mark Lebus, Director LC Energy and Chairman, UK Pellet Council
  • Panel with presenters
Coffee break 

14.40 – 17.00 Market perspectives - Moderator Gustav Melin, Svebio
  • SURE – a new certification scheme for sustainable biomass
    Thomas Siegmund, Expert Solid Biomass, Sustainable Resources SURE
  • SBP – The promise of good biomass
    Carsten Huljus, CEO, Sustainable Biomass Program
  • The US wood pellet industry & carbon in local timberlands
    Francisco Aguilar, Professor, Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Swedish Pellet Association – Swedish market
    Fredrik Zetterlund, Swedish Pellet Association
  • Belarus pellet industry
    Alexander Bashliy, Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange
  • Benefits of the International Biomass Exchange: A Baltic market overview
    Andrius Smaliukas, CEO, Baltpool
  • Panel  
    Eric Vial, Vice-President, Propellets France 
    AnnaLisa Paniz, Director of General Affairs and International Relationships of Aiel
    Johan Granath, Vice-President, Ekman Group 
    Tomas Isaksson, Board of Swedish Pellet Association
  • Sponsor presentation
    Drying experience for the pellet industry
    Thomas Laxhuber, CEO, Stela Laxhuber GmbH - drying technology (Gold Sponsor)

Please note that the programme is subject to change.


Michał Długosz and Jens Wolf.


Thomas Siegmund and Carsten Huljus.


Francisco Aguilar and Fredrik Zetterlund.


Alexander Bashliy and Andrius Smaliukas.


Mark Lebus and AnnaLisa Paniz.


Johan Granath and Tomas Isaksson.


Eric Vial and Thomas Laxhuber.


Adam Sarnaszek and Gustav Melin.


Lisbet Ølgaard and Alan Sheerard.