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EU’s Proposal on New Sustainability criteria for Forest Biomass

As the world steps up measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, the European Commission is proposing a new sustainability criteria for forest biomass.

The importance of a new system for forest biomass sustainability has been reiterated by several European forest owners and managers. The new criteria is part of the Clean Energy package.

Europe’s two major regulatory proposals, LULUCF and REDII, is up for consideration by the European Parliament and Council.

Already ample legislation and management systems are available to safeguard the sustainability of forest biomass – which is largely a domestic, decentralised energy source.

What’s notable is that Europe’s forests are not driven by the need for biomass for energy. In fact biomass feedstock used for producing bioenergy is a side product of higher-value timber. Therefore, any demand for bioenergy does not put Europe’s forests at risk. This is a key aspect that EU policy makers need to consider while enacting new sustainable criteria for solid biomass production.

The proposal must therefore avoid unacceptable burdens for the forest owner and be carefully analysed. Some of the stakeholders are of the opinion that carbon emissions can be reduced through the development of forests and their sustainable use. Europe is home to forests that are a source of natural, sustainable and renewable raw material that can be transformed into forest products and replace fossil fuels and highly energy-intensive materials.

The EU has already published proposals to increase the share of renewables to 27% by 2030. The Clean Energy package directs the promotion of use renewable energy resources, including minimum criteria to demonstrate the sustainable production and efficient use of biomass in transport, heat and power.

More on biomass energy regulations will be discussed at 2nd Biomass Trade & Power Europe on 13-14 February, 2017 in Copenhagen.

Email Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details for the event.

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Philippines to get 3 Biomass power plants

Bronzeoak, a renewable energy developer, is planning to build 3 biomass plants in Philippines. The company is already building its first biomass plant and expects it to be completed by the second quarter of 2017.

The company has secured $141-million funding from IFC for the three plants. The three plants will be located in San Carlos, South Negros and North Negros.

The company plans to concentrate on completing the San Carlos plant first and the construction at the other plants will be begin thereafter.

The San Carlos plant is undergoing reconfiguration of its boilers from the original capacity of 18 MW to 19.99 MW – which has delayed the project slightly.

The redesigning of the boiler will help to fuel the plant with not just pure sugar cane waste (which is expected to be the main feedstock) but also wood chips, coconut husks or even rice husks and napier grass.

Bronzeoak has signed an agreement with Wuxi Huaguang Electric Power Engineering to supply the boiler of the biomass projects.

Bronzeoak has also completed five solar power projects with a total capacity of 143 MW located in La Carlota City, the municipality of Manapla and San Carlos City.

More about biomass power projects in Asia at CMT’s 3rd Biomass & BioEnergy Asia on 27 February- 1 March, 2017 in Jakarta.

For more information about the event, contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call 65 6346 9218.

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Indonesia to tap 60 GW Tidal Power Potential

Investment activities are abuzz as Indonesia targets 23 percent of the total energy mix to be sourced from renewables by 2025.

Tidal power is one of Indonesia’s untapped sources of renewable energy. For the first time, two companies – Arus Indonesia Raya (AIR) and OpenHydro – a unit of French state-owned naval defense company DCNS, plan to generate power from Indonesia’s vast tidal energy.

Estimates show that Indonesia – the world’s biggest archipelago – has the potential for up to 60 GW of tidal power – which translates to more than Indonesia’s total electricity capacity of just over 50 GW in 2015.

The Bali strait is chosen as the pilot tidal array for the project, where it plans to develop up to 20 2-MW turbines over the course of next three years. The power generated is expected to supply power directly to state-owned Pertamina. Each of the turbine that will sit on the seabed, is estimated to cost as much as $7 million in Europe. However, AIR plans to reduce the cost to as little as $4 million by using 70 percent local content in the turbines that will be produced in a factory (to be built in Indonesia).

DCNS website mentions that the tidal power project is expected to generate 300MW of installed capacity by 2023.

Although renewable energy has not taken off in a big way in Indonesia, there are some positive signs. Price of renewable energy has become competitive with fossils energy. According to one estimate, the cost of producing solar and onshore wind power had begun to reach a level where it was competitive with fossil fuels, below 10 cents per KWh.

Renewable energy is estimated to be more affordable on a per-kilowatt-hour basis compared to diesel that many remote islands in Indonesia currently rely on for power.

Indonesia’s coal exports to major consumers – India and China – are also expected to reduce as the two countries are also switching to renewable power. In fact Indonesia’s biggest coal miners – state-owned Bukit Asam and Adaro, are also diversifying into renewables.

More on Indonesia’s renewable power sector developments will be discussed at CMT’s Indonesia Renewable Power on 27 February- 1 March, 2017 in Jakarta.

For more information about the event, contact Ms. Grace Oh at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

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Denmark Leads the way in Biomass Power Plants

Dong Energy has converted its Studstrup coal plant to biomass,  while Hofor is set to increase biomass consumption.

Running at a capacity of 360 MW, Dong’s Studstrup new wood pellet fueled power plant is capable of supplying heat to more than 100,000 Danish homes and electricity to about 230,000 homes.

Dong’s second unit also has similar capacity. Dong’s energy plants are expected to reduce emissions by 310,000 tonnes annually in Denmark’s second-largest city as it seek to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

Hofor – the largest utility in Denmark – has already retrofitted one of the units from coal to biomass in 2009, and today consumes around 380,000 tons of wood pellets annually. Hofor also announced plans to replace coal with wood chips at the second Amager unit. HOFOR’s Amagerværket heat-and-power plant will supply electricity and heat for Copenhagen – the city aims to become the first CO2-neutral capital in the world by the year 2025. Installation of the power plant is scheduled to begin in July 2017, and the heat and power production will start in 2019. HOFOR supplies district heat to 500,000 inhabitants, town gas to 300,000 inhabitants, and district cooling to 39 major customers.

Valmet has been roped in to supply biomass-fired power boiler, biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR power plant in Denmark.

Join the Pre-Conference Site Visit to Hofor’s Amager Power Plant on 13 February at 2nd Biomass Trade & Power Europe scheduled on 13-14 February, 2017 in Copenhagen.

Email Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details for the site visit and main conference.

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DONG Energy converts its Studstrup plant to biomass from coal

Valmet to supply biomass-fired power boiler, biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR

Leading Pellet Producer Drax Biomass Wins SBP Certificate

Drax Biomass has been awarded the first Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certificate by SCS Global Services – a leading global third-party certifier. Drax won the certificate for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities.

The SBP certification program is the world’s principal standard that recognized sustainable woody biomass production for use in industrial, large-scale energy production.

The biomass facilities at Amite and Morehouse have a production capacity of 450,000 MT of wood pellets annually. Drax sources its feedstock – mainly Southern Yellow Pine wood – from nearby privately-owned working forests.  The process involves collection and storing of thinnings, low-value roundwood, and harvesting residues that are debarked and chipped.  Drax also screens the woodchips for size consistency, and processes them into compressed pellets of uniform moisture, ash content and calorific value.

SCS has assessed Drax’s work at each stage of sourcing and manufacturing process. It also conducted an audit of Drax Biomass’s Baton Rouge Transit storage and shipping facility before awarding the certificate.

SCS has recently qualified as a certification body for SBP after a rigorous process involving review of SCS’ assessment procedures and personnel qualifications as well as  independent observation by SBP of the Drax Biomass facility audit conducted by SCS.

The SBP certification will enable Drax to play an increasingly vital role in responsible biomass pellet production.

More on SBP certification will be discussed at the 2nd Biomass Trade & Power Europe on 13-14 February, 2017 in Copenhagen.

Email Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for details for the event.

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第7回バイオマス・ペレット貿易と発電会議が今年5月に東京で開催

【東京2016年4月11日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】5月16-19日に開かれるCentre for Management Technology(CMT)の第7回バイオマス・ペレット貿易と発電会議(Biomass Pellets Trade & Power summit)は、日本で急速に拡大しているバイオマス電力市場と東南アジアや米国、カナダとのペレット貿易が中心議題になる。

同会議に出席する日本のバイオマスのトッププレーヤーは以下の通り。

  • 住友は、福島原発後の「日本の発電とFITシステムにおけるバイオマスの機会」について発表。
  • 株式会社ガスアンドパワー(大阪ガスの子会社)は「粉炭およびバイオマス火力発電所の設計と建設」(http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 )について。
  • 株式会社IHIは「粉炭火力発電プラント向け木質ペレット併用燃焼」について説明。
  • 王子グループは「バイオマスエネルギー向けの新FIT計画への関与」を共有。

焦点となる議論には、日本の電気市場改革、韓国のRPS、バイオマス需要の展望、中国の石炭排出の抑制とバイオマス利用の増加、中国、日本、韓国へのバイオマス供給、バイオマスおよび木質ペレット価格への洞察(http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 )、バイオマス併用燃焼の課題、複雑なバイオマスプロジェクトのパートナーシップが含まれている。

主要な講演者はCREIA、Jiangsu Muyang、Bloomberg New Energy Finance、EnerOne、Indufor、PVM Oil Associates、ECN、株式会社タケエイ、Lantern Advisory & Investments、RWE Generationなどの上級幹部である。

今年は新たにFutureMetrics とWPACによる「固形バイオマス燃料(http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 )の特徴および調達の考察」に関するブレックファーストトークが開かれる。

バイオマス原料分析は以下の企業が主導する。

  • Pinnacle Renewable Energyは「木質ペレットのサプライチェーンに関連するリスク」を共有。
  • Tipawat Corporationは、タイのバイオマス・ペレットおよび電力事情の最新情報を提供。
  • An Viet Phat Energy Co.は「ベトナムのペレット・バイオマス市場」を共有。
  • Asia Resource Partnersは、PKSの市場力学を提示。

ECNとRWE Generation が進める「ブラックペレット」に関する会議前のワークショップおよび会議後の相馬共同火力発電の新地発電所への現地視察が準備されている。Centre for Management Technology(CMT)の主催によるこのイベントは、カナダ木質ペレット協会(Wood Pellet Association of Canada)(WPAC)と住友商事が法人スポンサー、Rudnick & Ennersをアソシエートスポンサーとなっている。イベントの出展者はVermeer、KAHL、Rainbow Pellets & Briquettes、An Viet Phat Energy、Beijing Panda Pellet Machinery、EnerOne, Muyang、三洋貿易、TSIである。

詳しい情報はイベントウェブサイト(http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 )を参照、または以下に問い合わせを。

Ms. Hafizah
+65-6346-9218
mailto: 65-6346-9218hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg

ソース:Centre for Management Technology

아시아 바이오매스 발전 & 펠릿 행사, 5월 됴쿄 개최

(도쿄 2016년 4월 11일 PRNewswire=연합뉴스) 빠르게 확장하는 일본의 바이오매스 발전 시장과 동남아시아, 미국 및 캐나다를 대상으로 한 펠릿 무역은 5월 16~19일에 열리는 CMT의 제7회 바이오매스 펠릿 무역 & 발전 정상회담을 강조한다.

이번 정상회담에는 다음과 같은 일본 최고의 바이오매스 업체가 참가해 각 주제에 대해 논의할 예정이다.

  • 스미토모 – 후쿠시마 지진 후 ‘일본 전기 발전 & FIT 시스템의 바이오매스 기회’
  • 가스앤파워(오사카가스그룹 자회사) – ‘미분탄 & 바이오매스 발전소 설계와 건설'[http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 ]
  • IHI 코퍼레이션 – ‘미분탄 발전소를 위한 목재 펠릿 동시 소성’
  • 오지 그룹 – ‘바이오매스 에너지를 위한 새로운 FIT 제도 참여’

집중적인 논의 주제로는 일본의 전기 시장 개혁, 한국의 RPS, 바이오매스 수요 전망, 중국의 석탄 배기가스 억제와 바이오매스 활용 증가, 중국, 일본 및 한국에 바이오매스 공급, 바이오매스와 목재 펠릿 가격에 대한 통찰[http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 ], 바이오매스 동시 소성의 문제 및 바이오매스 프로젝트 파트너십의 복잡성 등을 다룰 예정이다.

CREIA, Jiangsu Muyang, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, EnerOne, Indufor, PVM Oil Associates, ECN, TAKEEI Corporation, Lantern Advisory & Investments 및 RWE Generation의 선임 대표들이 주요 연사로 참여할 예정이다.

올해는 처음으로 FutureMetrics와 WPAC가 ‘고형 바이오매스 연료[http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 ]의 특징과 소싱 고려’를 주제로 조찬 모임을 열 예정이다.

바이오매스 공급원료 분석은 다음과 같은 업체가 주도한다.

  • Pinnacle Renewable Energy – ‘목재 펠릿 공급망의 위험’
  • Tipawat Corporation – 태국의 바이오매스 펠릿과 발전 상태에 대한 업데이트 제공
  • An Viet Phat Energy Co. – ‘베트남의 펠릿 바이오매스 시장’
  • Asia Resource Partners – PKS 시장 역학 발표 예정

ECN과 RWE Generation이 도모하는 ‘블랙 펠릿’에 관한 회의 전 워크숍은 물론 소마교도전력의 신이치발전소에 대한 회의 후 견학도 준비돼 있다. 이번 행사는 Centre for Management Technology (CMT)가 주최하며, Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)와 Sumitomo Corp as Corporate Sponsors가 후원한다. Rudnick & Enners는 부회원기업으로 참여한다. 행사 전시업체들로는 Vermeer, KAHL, Rainbow Pellets & Briquettes, An Viet Phat Energy, Beijing Panda Pellet Machinery, EnerOne, Muyang, Sanyo-Trading 및 TSI 등이 참여한다.

추가 정보는 행사 웹사이트[http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=160501&pu=266724 ]를 참조하거나 Ms. Hafizah(+65-6346-9218 또는 hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg)에 문의한다.

第七届Biomass Pellets Trade & Power峰会将于5月在东京召开

买家和卖家齐聚一堂,共商生物质未来

东京2016年4月11日电 /美通社/ — 管理技术中心(Centre For Management Technology, CMT)将于5月16-19日在东京举办第七届Biomass Pellets Trade & Power(生物质颗粒贸易与发电)峰会,聚焦日本发展迅速的生物质发电市场以及与东南亚、美国及加拿大之间的生物质颗粒贸易。

  • 住友(Sumitomo):福岛核泄漏事件后“日本发电与上网电价制度(FIT)带来的生物质发展机遇”
  • Gas and Power Co.(大阪瓦斯(Osaka Gas)旗下子公司):“煤粉与生物质电厂的设计与建设”
  • 株式会社IHI(IHI Corporation):“煤粉电厂木屑颗粒混燃”
  • Oji Group:“参与推动新的生物质能源FIT方案”

重点讨论话题包括日本电力市场改革;韩国可再生能源配额制度(RPS)推动下的生物质需求前景;中国控制燃煤排放并加大生物质资源利用;对中国、日本和韩国的生物质供应;有关生物质和木屑颗粒价格的深入见解;生物质混燃面临的挑战;以及建立生物质项目合作的复杂之处。

主要演讲嘉宾包括来自中国循环经济协会可再生能源专业委员会、江苏牧羊集团、彭博新能源财经(Bloomberg New Energy Finance)、EnerOne、英得弗(Indufor)、PVM Oil Associates、ECN、日本TAKEEI公司、Lantern Advisory & Investments和RWE Generation(德国莱茵集团发电站部门)的高层代表。

由FutureMetrics和WPAC(加拿大木屑颗粒协会)负责组织的“固体生物质燃料的特性及采购注意事项”早餐讨论会是今年峰会的新内容。

以下公司在会上作出了有关生物质原料的分析:

  • Pinnacle Renewable Energy探讨了“木屑颗粒供应链面临的风险”
  • Tipawat Corporation介绍了泰国生物质颗粒和发电行业的现状
  • An Viet Phat Energy Co.发表了“越南颗粒生物质市场”演讲
  • Asia Resource Partners分析了棕榈仁壳(PKS)市场的动态

ECN和RWE Generation在会前参与组织了一场主题为“黑色颗粒”的研讨会,会后还安排了对Soma Kyodo电力公司的Shinchi Power Plant发电厂的实地参观。本届峰会由CMT主办,得到了企业赞助商WPAC和住友,以及联合赞助商Rudnick & Enners的大力支持。大会参展商包括威猛(Vermeer)、KAHL、Rainbow Pellets & Briquettes、An Viet Phat Energy、北京宝粒特木煤机械制造有限公司、EnerOne、江苏牧羊集团、三洋贸易株式会社(Sanyo-Trading)和TSI。

详情请访问大会网站或联系Hafizah女士,电话:+65-6346-9218,电邮:hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg

Malaysia Expects Annual Solid Biomass Production to increase to 100 million tonnes

Malaysia’s biomass industry prospects seem bright. It’s expected that the South East Asian country will produce as much as 100 million dry metric tonnes of solid biomass on an annual basis – mainly from its palm oil sector.

The government has introduced the National Biomass Strategy 2020 that is anticipated to attract investments worth RM25 billion and reduce CO2 emissions by 12% by 2020. The country is also expected to focus on value-added downstream activities, particularly bioenergy, biofuels, biochemical and its end products.

Two of the country’s palm oil hubs – Sabah and Sarawak have immense potential to produce biomass products as it accounts for over 50% of Malaysia’s palm oil acreage.

Currently, Malaysia exports its biomass products to China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and European countries.

The demand is further growing on account of new biomass fired plants in these countries. In fact companies from South Korea and Japan are eyeing long-term biomass supply from Malaysia to fuel their power plants.

7th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 16-19 May, 2016 in Tokyo discussed more on biomass feedstock demand and supply trends.

For more information, contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.

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France Receives Millions of Euros for Biomass Projects from EIB

France will receive funds worth EUR 112 million (USD 121.5m) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to construct four biomass projects.

The fund will be used to renovate existing district heating facilities in Forbach, Epinal, Lacq and Nantes. These facilities are currently running on fossil fuels. The funds will be used to convert them to use locally sourced wood chips as feedstock. The facilities are expected to achieve a heating or cogeneration capacity of 20-60 MWth per unit.

France plans to supply the heating from these plants to local urban communities and the electricity output will be injected into the national grid.

The fund is part of a larger EUR 1-billion green growth package – about EUR 400 million will be earmarked for energy efficiency-related renovation works of public buildings while another EUR 75 million will be invested in education and training activities for energy efficiency.

At CMT’s Biomass Trade & Power Europe on 22-24 February, 2016 in Copenhagen learn more about such investments in biomass projects in Europe.

Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for further details.

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