Date: Wednesday 28 November 2012 - Thursday 29 November 2012

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Roadmap to a Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chain

ACI’s 2nd Annual Bioenergy Commodity Trading event will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 28-29 November 2012.  This is the ideal setting to convene with your peers to discuss the roadmap to a sustainable bioenergy supply chain, focusing   on    national biomass subsidy schemes, sustainability & certification issues as well as assessing the business risk for the future.

Key Topics Include


  • Global Market Trends
  • Sustainability & Certification Schemes
  • Investor Viewpoint
  • Supplier, Trader/Broker & Utility Perspectives
  • National Bioenergy Insights: Europe
  • Biomass Logistics & Transportation
  • Electricity Market Forecasts & Biomass Trade Activities

Confirmed Panel Members

Sergio Ugarte, Managing Director,  SQ Consult B.V. (Conference Chair)

Yves Ryckmans, Chief Technology Officer Biomass, GDF-SUEZ Group, Laborelec-Sustainable Process Technologies

Michael Schytz, Senior Business Developer, Thermal Power Strategy - Business Strategy, DONG Energy

Richard van den Broek, Head of Biomass Downstream Asset Development, Vattenfall

Grzegorz Wnuk, Deputy Director of Engineering, Head of R&D Department, EDF Polska Sp. z o.o.

Silvio Mergner, Consultant Global Bioenergy Practice, Pöyry Management Consulting Ltd

Dr. William Strauss, President, FutureMetrics

Peter Hawighorst, Senior Consultant, MEO Carbon GmbH

Nicole van Klaveren, Business Manager Energy & Renewables, Port of Rotterdam

Ella Lammers, Senior Advisor, NL Agency

Christian Rakos, President, European Pellet Council

Ludger Spohr, Managing Director, Vis Nova Trading GmbH

Ruut Schalij, Partner, eRisk Group

Richard Boomer, Managing Partner, Forest Value Investment Management

Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President & Co-Founder, Enviva

Marcel Gorris, Commercial Manager, Port of Amsterdam

John Blayney, Partner, The Biomass Consultancy

David Hostert, Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Previous Event Attendees

* AfriRen * APX-ENDEX * B9 Shipping* Bioenergy International * Cmackprangjr GmbH & Co, KG * Copenhagen Merchants * DI Bioenergi  * DONG Energy Power A/S * Ecofys Germany GmbH * Ekman & Co AB * EMBRO A/S * Enviro Srl * FOEX Indexes Ltd * Forest Footprint Disclosure * Fortum Corporation * GEA Biodiesel * Georgia Economic Development * GF Energy BV * Inspectorate * Jatropha Africa * Kingsman * Modity Energy Trading * Oliqem GmbH * POWERNEXT * Poyry Management Consulting Oy * RWE Supply And Trading * Saipem S.p.A. * SQ Consult * SUD-CHEMIE AG * SVEBIO * The Biomass Consultancy * The Danish Ministry Of Food, Agriculture & Fisheries * UPM-Kymmene Corporation * VAPO OY Pellets * Vattenfall  Energy Trading * Vattenfall Europe AG * Verdo Energy * Wild & Partner KG * WWF Denmark * WWF International/WWF Scotland * CEZ, A. S. * and many more....

Who Will Attend

Directors and managers of biomass trading, sourcing, supply, procurement from leading power  generating companies,  utilities,  biomass and biofuels producers, financial institutions as well as commodity brokers & analysts, shipping & freight brokers, material-handling companies, government officials and regulators.

For Further Information or to Register Your Attendance Contact

Silvia Di Spigno

Tel: +44 20 7981 9800


Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunties

Maureen Ignacio

Tel: +44 20 7981 2508


Conference partners
Media Partners
Confirmed Conference Venue

Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre

Staalmeesterslaan 410

1057 PH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0) 20 57 05 740