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2018 Sponsors

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
With more than 95,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2400 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS’s quality assessments, inspection and analytical services for solid biofuel ensure high quality at every stage of production and supply.
We provide forest product inspections, audits, certifications and marine services, as well as forest supply sustainability assessments, covering forest conditions, logs, Roundwood, timber, sawn wood, wood chips and wood pellets.
SGS offer unrivalled experience as well as a unique global network. You can benefit from our advice no matter where you – or your supply chain partners are located”.

Gold Sponsor

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Clean Electricity Generation B.V. (CEG) from the Netherlands creates and realizes sustainable energy solutions through biomass conversion by torrefaction. It has commissioned its first two commercial production lines for torrefied pellets in Derby (UK) with a capacity of 30.000 tons per annum.

CEG’s proprietary torrefaction reactor converts biomass into bio carbon products like bio coal for conventional power and heating plants, biochar and activated carbon. The unique process simultaneously generates green electricity.

The electricity and bio carbon products will be produced with no net energy imported from non-renewable systems, which is an important factor for qualification for abundant subsidy programs.

CEG has a second plant under construction in Estonia with a capacity of 200.000 tons per annum. 

 MBS logo Midlands Biomass Solutions

Midlands Biomass Solutions
is developing a 100,000 tonne per annum biomass processing operation to supply biomass related products to businesses in Derbyshire. The operation will procure forest products and process into biomass wood chips for commercial and domestic markets, the operation will also have the capability to process biomass products for the animal bedding market.

 Silver Sponsor


Arbaflame (“AF”) has a world-leading patented process (steam treatment) for producing Advanced Wood Pellet (“AWP” or ”Arbapellets”) for replacing coal at coal-fired power stations. Arbapellets is made of 100% wood, hard, dust-free, has no binder and is waterproof with energy content close to coal.  AF will co-build industrial scale plants with established feedstock partners and will also sell technology rights for external plants. Investment decision to build the first commercial plant will be in the second half of 2017. Arbaflame AS, is a Norwegian company and majority owned by Pemco


Associate Sponsor

 EEX Small logo The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange in Europe which develops, operates and connects secure, liquid and transparent markets for energy and related products. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, EEX offers contracts on Power, Emission Allowances and Coal as well as Freight and Agricultural Products. EEX is part of Deutsche Börse Group.


Session Sponsor


Russian company OJSC “Bionet”’s new biomass plant in Onega, Arkhangelsk, produces lignin black pellets. The firm has developed a number of technical solutions in collaboration with European engineering companies that allow it to produce high-quality industrial supply. The Bionet black pellets have a higher calorific value than usual wood pellets, a high density and non-hygroscopic properties. OJSC “Bionet” operates at the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. 


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Enviva Holdings, LP
is the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, a renewable and sustainable energy source used to generate electricity and heat. Through its subsidiaries, Enviva Holdings, LP owns and operates wood pellet processing plants and deep-water export terminals in the Southeastern United States. We export our pellets primarily to power plants in the United Kingdom and Europe that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their lifetime carbon footprint by about 80 percent. We make our pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests and employ about 680 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce. Enviva Holdings, LP conducts its activities primarily through two entities: Enviva Partners, LP, a publicly-traded master limited partnership (NYSE: EVA), and Enviva Development Holdings, LLC, a wholly owned private company. To learn more about Enviva Partners, LP, please visit our website at www.envivabiomass.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/enviva) and Twitter (@EnvivaBiomass).


 National Carbon Technologies National Carbon Technologies is the global leader in production of high value carbon products from renewable biomass. NCT operates the largest advanced biocarbon production facility in North America and the company’s patented renewable products are used to produce cleaner energy, improve metals production, purify the air and water, and improve crop production for millions of people. NCT’s global intellectual property portfolio protects its industry-leading production and product technologies including NCT’s patented Energy Carbon product which has the highest energy value of any commercially produced biomass-based fuel.

 American Biocarbon AMERICAN BIOCARBON, LLC (AB) is a renewable biocarbon company developing value added products from excess sugarcane fiber and other agricultural residues. AB’s biomass pellet is an ultra-low, greenhouse gas (GHG) biomass fuel, derived from excess sugarcane fiber that can directly replace coal in power plants and district heating systems globally. The Company’s unique business approach and proprietary technology results in a strategic relationship with sugar mills and direct access to long-term, secure feedstock supplies.

The Company is currently in production with its fully integrated demonstration facility in White Castle, Louisiana. Its full scale 200,000 metric ton per year facility is scheduled for start-up in Q3 2019 at the same site which is co-located at the Cora Texas Sugar mill. The technology and process is replicable and the Company has identified sugar mills in the US and globally for rapid production expansion.

Panel Sponsor

 BNP Paribas Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialised Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five house worldwide.
BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialised financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.


 amp Logo Aggregated Micro Power Holdings plc (AMP) is a specialist aggregator of distributed heat, power and renewable fuels.
AMP's wholly owned subsidiary Forest Fuels sells high quality wood chip and wood pellet to end customers throughout the UK, while its projects division installs biomass boiler and biomass CHP systems for a wide range of applications and customers. AMP is also active in developing projects for stand-by power generation which aim to balance the transmission grid at times of peak demand.
AMP has a significant stake in IncubEx which is an incubator for exchange traded products, services, and technology solutions. At its core, IncubEx is a product and business development firm. The company works in conjunction with its global exchange partner, European Energy Exchange (EEX) and other leading service providers and stakeholders to design and develop new financial products in global environmental, reinsurance and related commodity markets. Incubex was founded in 2016 and currently has offices in Chicago and London.



Roundtable Sponsor

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ESPE designs, manufactures and installs reliable green energy systems since 1974. The company’s expertise covers wind turbines, cogenerators and biomass-based solutions, hydroelectric turbines and power plants, photovoltaic solutions, and highly energy-efficient solutions that integrate the production of clean electricity with the heating and cooling systems of the building.

The experience gained in design and construction of electrical systems and industrial automation has been essential in building the CHiP50 cogenerator, which is designed for small and medium-sized businesses and is able to cogenerate 49kW of electricity and 110kW of heat.

The operating principle is the gasification of wood chips, which produces a gas (Syngas) used to produce electricity by means of an endothermic engine. Heat is obtained from cooling of both the gasification and cogeneration sub-units. This technology offers an ideal solution for optimising the pellet manufacturing process, for those producers that want to maximise their revenues.



 Bureau Veritas Inspectorate
Inspectorate, a Bureau Veritas Group company, work at the world’s major and secondary ports and aim to minimize commercial risk by accurately determining the quantity and quality of commodities in the supply chain.

Our services cover a full range of Solid Fuels / Biomass and include: Weight Determination (draft survey, barge gauging), Pre-Shipment Inspection, Loading/Discharge Supervision & Inspections, Sampling & Sample Preparation, Physical & Analytical material testing and Stock Warehouse Inspections. Contact us for other service needs. Our global network of laboratories servicing the market is fully accredited (ISO 9001, 17025 & ENplus) and compliant to the relevant international standards.

We are members of the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA) participating in both the technical and governance committees.


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TSI supplies “Dryer-Islands” for industrial wood pellet plants. This includes heat energy systems, single-pass dryers, torrefaction reactors and pollution control equipment. TSI clients include some of the World’s largest wood pellet manufacturers and their systems represents the an excellent return on investment in terms of overall cost of ownership.


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Valmet is a reliable technology partner in changing energy markets. We combine energy solutions based on biomass, waste and fossil fuels, enabling our customers to make the most out of them for heat and power generation.

Together, we can develop innovative solutions based on decades of experience in technology, services and automation. Valmet offers a single point of responsibility for project delivery and services, covering the entire lifecycle for improved reliability and performance.


Astec is a member of the Astec Industries group of companies, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the US, supplying equipment to infrastructure, energy and forestry businesses. It provides complete wood pellet plants, from log yard to pellet loading facilities, including site work and permitting. Most major plant components are pre-assembled in Astec’s factories and shipped to the site ready to be installed. 


 NDC Technologies

Our robust moisture measurement and control systems enable real-time process control of minerals and bulk materials. NDC offers moisture measurement solutions for a diverse range of industrial gauging applications in the Minerals and Bulk Materials Industries, helping our customers to optimize drying processes, monitor and control product quality and reduce emissions.

 Rudnick and Enners

Rudnick & Enners is one of the leading system manufacturer for wood and biomass pelleting plants as well as biomass fuel processing systems for CHP and gasification plants.
Starting from the wood chipper and debarker to the ready- made pellet, Rudnick & Enners can offer you complete wood and biomass pelleting systems out of one hand. Our production portfolio consists out of chipping machines, debarker, grinder mills, belt dryer, screeners, conveying technology and pelleting equipment in various capacities: Made in Germany.

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CCI Breiding is an independent supplier of foundry products. Its portfolio comprises heat-resistant steel products like grate bars, nozzles and protection shields for superheaters and economisers.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the field of incineration plants, Breiding delivers foundry products to OEMs, maintenance teams, waste to energy (+RDF) plants, coal-fired power plants and biomass incineration plants — CHP, BFB, furniture, sawmill, MDF, pellet, pulp and paper industries. Its casting and design experts create wear parts to meet to individual boiler requirements and wear phenomena. Breiding wear parts are intended to provide enhanced service life and contribute to improved combustion. Its comparative advantages include benefits of scale. The company supplies resistible and quality assured spare parts at reasonable prices.


CPM Europe passionately strives to exceed customer expectations through innovative and value-added solutions, premium services and superior process knowledge. Everyone is aware of machine downtime and the implications it can have for a production facility. This is why we devote ourselves above all else to customers’ continuity of production — primarily through world-class machinery but also through our extensive support service. Whatever your requirement, you can rely on CPM Europe. CPM Europe has extensive experience in the processing industry, and we understand the needs of customers like no-one else. Since 1883 we have offered an unrivalled service and advised clients on the right machines for a broad spectrum of applications. With specialists in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, CPM Europe provides its customers with the best advice for their individual needs. Our local agents speak the client’s language, know the relevant markets and have the right resources to serve customers in the optimum way.


Refreshment Break Sponsor


ControlUnion and Peterson L

Peterson and Control Union are sister companies that operate as independent service companies. We offer a wide range of specialised logistics solutions, commodity inspections and laboratory services. Our activities cover many industries, including food, animal feed, minerals, energy, forest products, biomass and biofuel.

In our capacity as an independent service, we have built long term relationships with all parties in the supply chain. In addition, we are continuously involved and consulted on new developments and projects. With a global presence and offices in more than 70 countries, Control Union offers its customers an unparalleled perspective to ensure sustainable added value. How? By combining our local expertise and the insights obtained from continuous coordination between all involved parties in the supply chain. 


Networking Sponsor


 Blue Point Pellets
Strategically located on the port in Køge, Denmark, Blue Point Pellets operates a world-class wood pelleting plant with a rated capacity in excess of 250,000 metric tons of annual production.
Our state-of-the-art, fully automated facility, along with excellent logistics, makes Blue Point Pellets well positioned to actively participate in the rapidly expanding biomass energy sector.
Blue Point Pellets is committed to sustainability and demonstrates this commitment by maintaining its SBP, BSL, PEFC, and FSC certifications.
Blue Point Pellets sells quality products into the industrial, commercial and residential markets and has the flexibility to meet our buying partners’ demands with quality service and reliability.

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Trade Sponsor

 Cleantek We are Cleantek Trade, not only a trader, but also your listening partner when it comes to effectively sourcing biomass. We are a young & lean organization located in the heart of EU, with deep connections to the forest world and to the financial sector, making Cleantek a complementary team. More importantly, from our onset we have lived and continued to serve 24/7 each of our customers spanning from panel producers or pulp mills to utilities or large industrial players. Our agility in an ever changing environment and wide connections are the guaranty that we will be positioned to offer new opportunities for our customers

Wi-Fi Sponsor

 Ramboll Website Logo
Ramboll is among the 10 leading energy consultancies in Europe. We employ 1500 staff delivering renewable and conventional energy projects worldwide from concept development and design, to construction and operations, by combining local experience with global knowledge. 
In biomass energy we are a global leader. As well as developing numerous biomass power and CHP plants, Ramboll staff pioneered the conversion of coal plants to biomass – where our expertise is unparalleled. 
With over 13,000 employees in 300 offices around the world, we provide the multidisciplinary expertise and resources required to support our clients across the markets of Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, Telecom and Management Consulting.


Meeting Room Sponsor

 CM Biomass logo
CM Biomass Partners is the biomass trading subsidiary of Copenhagen Merchants, a family-owned firm spanning grain brokerage (trading up to 10mn t/yr), ocean freight (up to 15mn t/yr), ocean terminals (11 bulk terminals), stevedoring, agency, cargo inspection and lab services. CM Biomass traded nearly 1mn t of biomass pellets last year. The firm will ship over 500,000t from Russia this year, making it the largest shipper from the country. It also takes supply from the Baltics, the Iberian peninsula, Scandinavia and North America. CM Biomass is the largest shipper of premium pellets to the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark and also exports to Sweden, France, Italy, South Korea and the Caribbean.


 Drax Logo Drax is playing a vital role in helping change the way energy is generated, supplied and used as the UK moves to a low carbon future.

Having successfully upgraded the UK’s biggest power station through innovative engineering, we are now a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator, achieving carbon savings of over 80% compared to coal.

In 2016 Drax produced 16% of the UK’s renewable electricity – enough to power four million UK homes.

We also stand ready to do more, helping to reduce carbon emissions, forcing more coal off the system, providing additional system support to plug the gaps created by intermittent renewables and boost security of supply.


 RWE Logo RWE Supply & Trading (RWEST) is a leading European energy trading house and the interface between the RWE Group's operating companies and global wholesale markets for energy and energy-related raw materials in both their physical and/or derivative forms. This includes power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather derivatives, biomass, emissions certificates and renewable energies.
RWEST has been buying and selling wood pellets for internal and external customers since the early 2000’s. The team has extensive experience sourcing biomass from North America and Europe and selling into both the industrial and heating markets. Currently RWEST works with Georgia Biomass, the US based wood pellet producer owned by RWE’s affiliate company innogy, as well as RWE Generation’s Amer and Eemshaven power stations in The Netherlands.

At Argus Biomass 2017, our sponsors generated valuable leads that converted into business - The Argus Biomass conference is a key event in the biomass calendar, consistently attracting over 400 senior biomass decision makers every year for unrivaled networking opportunities

Do you offer products, services or solutions to the biomass industry? Are you looking to engage with decision makers that have been mandated to learn more about products/services you offer? Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your organisation to a highly-engaged audience. 

A wide range of sponsorship and exhibiting options are available for many budgets that are proved to deliver a high return on your investment.

Sponsorship packages can include:

  • Industry recognition with your logo and link on conference website, marketing materials, signage, and projection screen
  • Exhibit space in high-traffic areas where delegates register, network and enjoy refreshments
  • Distribution of literature on every conference seat
  • Full colour advertisement in the conference book
  • In-publication recognition in conference ads and notices distributed to Argus subscribers
  • Multiple delegate passes and discounted sponsor rates for your clients
  • Branded sponsorship for networking events such as luncheons, receptions and breaks
  • Private boardroom to set meetings with delegates attending the event

“It was a great opportunity for me to get face to face with people who already recognised the need for moisture measurement, and discuss how NDC can make clear returns on investment possible with accurate and stable measurements using NIR (near infrared). I was delighted that we closed an order based on a lead that started with the Argus Biomass show.”

James Millard, NDC Technologies Business Manager, EMEA (Exhibitor at Argus Biomass 2017)

 To find out more about sponsorship and exhibiting, please contact Maz Khoja using the details below:

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email icon sponsor@argusmedia.com

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsor 


Associate Sponsor

EEX logo

Session Sponsors


National Carbon Technologies

American Biocarbon

Panel Sponsor

BNP Paribas

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Roundtable Sponsor

Espe Group


Bureau Veritas Inspectorate

TSI Logo

Valmet logo


NDC Technologies

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Breiding logo


Refreshment Break Sponsor

ControlUnion and Peterson L

Networking Sponsor

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SGS website logo

Trading Sponsor

Wi-Fi Sponsor

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Meeting Room Sponsors

CM Biomass

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Drax Power

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