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This Wood Chip Focus Day will allow you to explore in detail the changing dynamics of the industry, including: new areas of consumption, the impact on the pulp and paper industry, how to improve the supply chain and technical advancements with a focused group of experts who are doing business in the wood chip market. Access to the Breakfast Briefing is included in your Wood Chip Focus Day pass.


07.30 Morning registration and coffee
08.00 Wood Chip Breakfast Briefing

Attend this breakfast briefing to understand the main dynamics in the global wood chip market.

09.00 Morning coffee and networking
09.30 Chairman’s opening remarks

Bill Strauss, President, FutureMetrics



Keynote speech: Understanding the current market drivers and demand dynamics in the European wood chip market

  • Exploring the current demand drivers in the wood chip industry
  • Where do we see new consumption of wood chips in Europe?
  • Understanding the key challenges facing wood chip consumers
  • Assessing various wood chip specifications and variations
  • Where do we see new shipping routes emerging and what are the key logistical challenges?
Patrick Madigan, Head of the Board, Móna BioEnergy


Reviewing the changing landscape of competitive energy: The shift from pulp and paper

  • What are the current dynamics and shifts from pulp and paper?
  • Understanding the new market for timber
  • How is the decrease of pulp and paper impacting pellet production?
  • How will timber companies fit in the biomass and energy landscape?
  • Increasing the need of transparency in the market 
Seth Walker, Senior Economist, Director of Business Development, FutureMetrics

 10.40 Morning coffee and networking

Keynote panel discussion: Exploring the trading landscape of buyers and sellers

  • Understanding the main challenges from a buyer’s and seller’s perspective 
  • What does the current European wood chip trading landscape look like?
  • What are the new emerging export markets?
  • Market liquidity: What are the main challenges and how can these be overcome?
  • Is wood chip trading done bilaterally or through an exchange?
  • Understanding the position of milling plants for the wood chip market

Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Biomass, Argus


Juan Prados Edwards, Managing Director, Generandi
Søren Sripathy,
Senior Biomass Originator, Power Fuel Purchase, Ørsted
Michael Corten
, Chief Executive Officer, Bee (Belgian Eco Energy)
Patrick Madigan, Head of the Board, Móna BioEnergy


A utilities perspective: Exploring the wood chip market, demand and pricing drivers

  • Assessing the current demand for wood chips
  • Procurement decisions to source wood chips from Europe and globally
  • What are the main drivers for pricing in the future?
  • Looking at the supply chain and improving efficiencies

Søren Sripathy, Senior Biomass Originator, Power Fuel Purchase, Ørsted

12.10 Networking lunch


13.40  Case study: Creating a secure supply chain for sustainable invader bush wood chips
  • Exploring how to enhance the logistics for a smooth supply chain
  • Assessing storage facilities available for wood chips
  • Improving the handling of biomass at Ports for increased efficiencies
  • Arranging shipments into European Ports and handling
Michael Corten, Chief Executive Officer, Bee (Belgian Eco Energy)
14.10 Afternoon coffee and networking

Focused roundtable discussions

Join a table of 10-15 attendees and explore solutions to your number one challenge. Each roundtable is led by an industry thought-leader.

Roundtable 1: Exploring wood chip technologies for co-generation:
Generating electricity, whilst producing heat for pellet production and other loads
Led by: Enrico Meneghetti, Chief Executive Officer, Espe

Roundtable 2: How to deal with project financing: Complying and meeting bank demands
Led by: Laura Tovey-Fall, Editor, Biomass, Argus

Roundtable 3: Wood chip quality in the Baltics: Exploring competition for certain quality of wood chips
Led by: Didzis Palejs, President, AEBIOM; President, LATbio


Roundtable leader's conclusions

16.00 Chairperson's closing remarks

Bill Strauss, President, FutureMetrics
16.10 Close of Wood Chip Focus Day
17.00 Ice-breaker drinks reception: shared with attendees of the Premium Pellets, Baltics Focus Days and Introductory Workshop

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If you would like to be considered as speaker or have a question about the agenda, please contact Bryony Senczyszyn:

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