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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Sumitomo to Construct 50-MW Biomass Plant in Sakata, Japan

Japan’s Sumitomo Corp will construct a 50-MW wood biomass power facility on Honshu island. The plant will produce electric power for retail operations of its Tokyo-based subsidiary Summit Energy Corp.

Located in in the Sakata Rinkai Industrial Park, in Yamagata prefecture’s city of Sakata, construction of the biomass plant will begin around June 2016. The facility is expected to begin operations in May 2018. The biomass facility will procure feedstock such as unused wood and timber off-cuts – both locally and overseas.

The project is expected to have an investment of JPY 25 billion (USD 208m/EUR 185m).

Summit Energy already operates a 50-MW biomass power plant in Itoigawa while another 75-MW facility is expected to come up in Handa in June 2017.

With the Sakata project, Sumitomo expects to become a key player in Japan’s biomass power market.

7th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power on 16-19 May, 2016 in Tokyo will discuss the future outlook of Japan’s biomass power market.

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

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Drax Power Station’s third Biomass Plant Conversion Expected in 2015-16

The United Kingdom is one of the major countries leading the adoption of biomass power. Drax Power Station – UK’s largest power plant – has already converted two of its coal-fired units to biomass-based ones in 2013 and 2014.

The third unit is expected to be converted in 2015/16 while the company also plans to convert its fourth unit. Drax has a total of 6 power units.

Once Drax succeeds in converting all its power units to biomass feedstock, UK can cut down its carbon emissions – estimated at approximately 12 tonnes of carbon being saved annually.

Meanwhile coal industry is impacted by reduced production owing to lack of demand which in turn has resulted in higher prices.

It’s estimated that the UK witnessed a significant drop in the production of coal-fired power – between July and September 2015, when the output reduced by 54 per cent. During the same period, renewable energy accounted for nearly 20 per cent of the general power production in the country.

It’s projected that biomass supplies will be approximately 2.2 million tonnes in 2015.

The rise in biomass-based electricity is attributed to its ability to reduce greenhouse gases by almost 86 per cent.

Drax Power Station procures its wood pellets from the USA.

However, use of wood pellets is often criticized for destroying forests. Some environmentalists also offer some contrary figures compared to others – claiming that wood pellet firing releases 15-20 per cent more CO2 compared to coal.

At CMT’s Biomass Trade & Power Europe on 22-24 February, 2016 in Copenhagen learn more about Europe and UK’s biomass demand and supply.

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

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Europe fuels Russia’s wood pellet production and exports

Europe has seen high demand for wood pellets given an increase in in local consumption. Russia – currently the third largest exporter of wood pellets to the EU, following the U.S. and Canada, is expected to increase wood pellet production and exports to the region.

In 2015, Russian wood pellet production is expected to increase 15%, reaching 1.36 million metric tons, with 1.02 million metric tons of that volume being exported. The increased production is driven mostly by the strong demand from EU. In the mid-term, domestic demand for wood pellets is expected to increase 10-20% annually.

It’s estimated that about 97 pellet plants are in operation in 2015 in Russia, which has a capacity use of 85%. Besides, four new wood pellet facilities are under construction in the country that have a combined capacity of 500,000 metric tons.

Russia’s 2014 pellet exports stood at 880,000 metric tons, which mark a 13% increase from 2013, according to the Russian Customs Service. Of this, about 382,000 metric tons were exported to Denmark, 218,000 metric tons to Sweden, and 57,000 metric tons to Italy.

Russia’s largest pellet facility – Vyborgskaya Forest Corp., has an installed capacity of 1 million metric tons. However, the plant is only operating at an estimated 50% of its total capacity due to some interruption in raw material supplies and legal issues.

At CMT’s Biomass Trade & Power Europe on 22-24 February, 2016 in Copenhagen learn more about rise of Russia as a major wood pellet supplier to Europe.

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

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USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network Report on Russian Federation’s pellet sector

Report predicts increase in Russian wood pellet production

 

The Spanish Company PRODESA started the commissioning of a new pellet plant in the island of Borneo

Once the erection stage was concluded, and the Permitting of the complete installation was achieved, PRODESA began in June with the Commissioning works of the installation. The start-up technicians will be on site for around three months, until the end of September, in order to tune up the installation, and reach the pellet plant nominal capacity.

This 120.000 tons-per-year wood pellet plant is one of the biggest in South East Asia. It will supply high quality pellets to South Korean power plants and other markets.

The project is located in Sarawak, the Malaysian island of Borneo. It is a 120.000 t/y pellet plant, which uses several and diverse biomass residues from the region as raw material.

 

Cellmark AB, a Swedish multidisciplinary company with its main activity  trading of different products; Sarawak Timber Industries Corp, an important local timber organization in the region; and Derasas Jaya SBD a Malaysian machinery trading company are three main actors involved in the investment of the plant, which have created a Joint venture for it. The resulting pellet installation has been named “GPS” (GREEN PELLET SARAWAK).

The pellet plant is designed by PRODESA. In its execution, PRODESA has carefully studied together with the customer how to find the best approach of it with the manufacturing of the main equipment in Europe and some equipment in local workshops.

As stated above PRODESA plans to finish the startup of Malaysian plant at the end of September when the plant will be producing its nominal capacity.

Due to the specific requirements in the operation and maintenance in pellet plants, PRODESA´s Technicians will stay on site during the first two years: one plant manager and one production manager, both highly experienced, will supervise all the tasks and labors of the workers, and at the same time will continue training them.

It is usually said that it takes between one and two years for pellet plants to reach their maximal capacity. This is because of the period that it takes for local managers and workers to obtain the required operating and maintenance “know how”. With the help of PRODESA´s supervisors the plant will produce 100% of its production from the beginning, and when after two years these supervisors will leave the installation, local managers and workers will have no problems on obtaining the design pellet plant capacity after two years of continuous training.

In parallel, PRODESA has also finished the engineering stage of another project in the South-east of Asia. It is another pellet production plant, with the same capacity 120.000 t/y and a similar architecture, but this time placed in Vietnam.