Nordic Pellets Conference

Elite Park Avenue
Kungsportsavenyen 36, Göteborg
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February 1 - 2, 2023
07:00 - 17:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+02:00
Svebio, Swedish Bioenergy Association
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Elite Park Avenue
February 1 - 2, 2023
07:00 - 17:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+02:00

Program 1-2 February


Day 1 – 1 February

Registration starts from 11.00

From 12.00 Lunch 

13.30 Market situation and policy development

Chair person and moderator: Gustav Melin, Svebio

  • Welcome - Pellets market development in Sweden
    Magnus Kylberg, Swedish Pellets Association
  • Latest development on the pellets market from a global, regional and local perspective
    Gilles Gauthier, Hawkins Wright
  • Getting fossil free from different perspectives – two examples
    Johanna Lindén, PetroBio
  • How to efficiently replace fossils with woody biomass in industry and heat and power applications
    Marius Hachenberg, Enviva

15.00 Coffee & tea

15.30 Development in production of pellets

Moderator: Kjell Andersson, Svebio

  • Sawmill starting new pellets production– Setra Långshyttan
    Mikael Engström, Setra
  • Secrets of successful quality inspection, logistics and certification of (large) pellet shipments
    Anna Polakowska Control Union
  • Belt dryers and energy efficiency
    Manfred Lagleder, STELA Laxhuber
  • Energy saving in a wood pelleting plant
    Andreas Schultz, Amandus Kahl
    Timo Müller, Salmatec • Daniel Andoff, Scandbio • Christian Rakos, World Bioenergy Association
    • Johanna Lindén, PetroBio

The conference session ends at 17.15

18.45 Gathering in the lobby for drinks reception and networking
19.30 Dinner


Day 2 – 2 February


09.00 Pellets use in industry

Moderator: Alan Sherrard, Bioenergy international

  • Update on the European pellet market: on the crossroads of the energy crisis,
    existing & emerging market segments and policy developments
    Manolis Karampinis, Bioenergy Europe
  • How can we meet the need for pellets solutions in small & medium scale industry
    Anton Berggren, BKtech Group AB
  • The importance of pellets and other biomass fuels for heat and power supply in Gothenburg
    Fredrik Lind and Karl Sandstedt, Göteborg Energi
  • Increasing fire safety in pellet plants
    Jerry Elmberg, Firefly

10.30 Coffee & tea

11.00 Sourcing, storage and trade

Moderator Dorota Natucka-Persson, Bioenergy International

  • Optimized storage solutions for sawdust, wood chips and pellets
    Tobias Axelsson Runbjörk and Erik Jansson, C3C Engineering
  • Meeting sustainability criteria when sourcing pellets
    Christian Jürgensen, Preferred By Nature
  • Innovative new raw material handling in the manufacture of
    wood pellets leads to controllable self-heating during storage
    Michael Finell, SLU
  • The 25th anniversary of the Canadian Wood Pellet Invasion on Sweden
    John Swaan, FutureMetrics

12.30 Lunch and mingle

13.30 Pellets use in residential sector – boilers and stoves

Moderator: Anders Haaker, Swedish Pellets Association

  • Dealing with pellet shortage and price increase - the case of Austria
    Christian Rakos, Propellets Austria
  • Increased interest for pellet stoves in Sweden – a new campaign
    Anders Haaker, Swedish Pellets Association
  • Heating residential property based on pellets and solar heating
    – the Eksta Bostads heating concept.
    Christer Kilersjö, Eksta Bostads

15.00 Closing remarks Coffee & tea 

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Please note that the program and study visits are preliminary and subject to change.