Event PosterBlack 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.

The Workshop Agenda is shown below (download PDF version).






Workshop Agenda

9.00-9.30 Welcome

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

Coffee break

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

Industry Perspective

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