Pellet Supply Chain Summit
Wood pellet exports are achieving record levels on a quarterly basis and as new production capacity comes online and conversions overseas accelerate, this trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. To meet this growing demand investment continues to be made all along the supply chain, beginning with landowners and local foresters and ending with robust investment at destination ports in Europe and the United Kingdom.
As the pellet export production capacity is set to more than double in the next 18-24 months, this summit will investigate the contributions of each stakeholder group along the supply chain and the challenges they’ll have to overcome as production and export capacity ramps up. Designed to investigate this unique opportunity in the forest products segment, the Sustainable Pellet Supply Chain Summit is a must attend event for landowners, local and regional economic development officers, loggers, logistics providers, pellet manufacturers, commodity brokers, shipping companies and port professionals.
Co-located with the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo, being held in Orlando, Florida the Pellet Supply Chain Summit is a compelling combination of the right topics being discussed at the right place, at the right time.
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This rate applies to all individuals interested in attending the summit. If you have any questions on registration or rates please give us a call at 866-746-8385.
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|Pellet Producer Rate
Monday, March 24
|8:30 am – 8:45 am
||Welcome & Opening Remarks|
|8:45 am – 10:15 am
Forest Inventories & Current Uses Panel|
This panel will provide attendees with a comprehensive snapshot of woody biomass inventories in the pellet producing regions of North America. Where does the demand for fiber from pellet producers rank with other demands for wood fiber? What are the trends for forest products in the other sectors that rely on these inputs? What is the outlook for fiber demand in the region and what are exports suggesting this will do to the price of fiber?
|10:15 am – 10:45 am
||Networking Session Break|
|10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Implementing and Documenting Sustainable Practices Panel|
In September of 2013, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change affirmed its position that biomass would deliver the greenhouse gas reductions it was seeking. That said, the DECC also established that every producer generating Renewable Energy Credits via biomass derived power would be required to prove that its wood supply chain was sustainable, beginning in April of 2015. This panel will not only serve as a platform to dig into what exactly will be required of producers from a chain of custody perspective, but also the tools and services available to them to prove the sustainable nature of their supply chain.
|12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
|1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Transport Logistics Panel|
Pellet demand in the United Kingdom and Europe is creating new business and increased opportunities for ports throughout the pellet producing regions in North America. That said ports, port owners and state governments are working to make the necessary adjustments at their ports to accommodate this increased demand and unique product. Pellets create unique storage and handling challenges for ports and as shipments increase and more ports are brought into the supply chain, investment will have to continue. This panel will be populated by senior managers from individual ports and state level port authorities.
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
||Networking Session Break|
|3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Demand and Market Outlook Panel|
The demand created by the marquee facilities in the UK is enough to generate investment all along the supply chain, but what does demand look like after these first facilities come online? How much coal power is currently generated in the UK? How much of that is likely to be converted? What other countries in Europe are eyeing the UK’s biomass strategy for their own greenhouse gas reduction goals? What policy debates are currently underway in the European Union that could generate more demand for wood pellets? Looking beyond Europe, are there other countries that are considering increased usage of wood pellets? Finally, are there other countries that are seeing the same market signal investors and producers in the US are seeing that North American producers would be wise to keep an eye on?
|4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
|5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
||International Biomass Conference & Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception|
Registered attendees to the Pellet Supply Chain Summit receive a complimentary pass to the Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
For more information, please contact Kolby Hoagland, Program Manager, BBI Internationalkhoagland@bbiinternational.com