Black is the Colour: Thermally treated biomass and its role in our future energy mix
This joint workshop brought together the European Biofuels Technology Platform, the International Biomass Torrefaction Council, and the Renewable Heating & Cooling European Technology Platform to present the state of the art on thermally treated biomass in Europe, and looks forward at how technology and markets can be developed to 2030 and beyond.
The workshop was organised in association with the AEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference, which kindly provided the workshop facilities and event management.
9.30-10.00 State of Torrefaction: the path towards large scale deployment
Michael Wild, President IBTC
Technological Priorities and development – fostering collaboration between the RHC-Platform and the EBTP
10.00-10.15 Thermally Treated Biomass as an RHC-Platform Technological Priority: Broadening the feedstock span of bioenergy supply chains
Eija Alakangas, VTT and RHC-Platform
10.15-10.30 Biomass pretreatment for the BTL pathway: The BioTfueL Project Partners Choice
Dr. Karl Lampe and Laurent Bournay, IFP Energies nouvelles
10.30-10.45 Experiencies of wood pellets and thermally treated pellets cofiring with coal at HELEN power plants in Helsinki
Jussi Kukkonen, Helen Sähköverkko Oy
11.15-11.30 Advanced and innovative biomass feedstock supply in our 2030 energy policy: the importance of meeting the technological challenges
Kyriakos Maniatis, DG ENER, European Commission
11.30-11.45 Linking technology development to the market: what are the needs in the immediate term?
Jaap Kiel, ECN
11.45-12:00 Case Study, torrefaction plant
Andy Piers, River Basin Energy
13:30 Start of the European Bioenergy Conference