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European Biomass to Power Conference

Date: 4th November 2020 - 5th November 2020 Location: Manchester - UK

Following the success of last year’s conference in Helsinki, Finland which gathered over 100 senior level attendees, we are delighted to be hosting the 10th edition of our European Biomass to Power 2020 on the 4th & 5th November in Manchester, UK.

This two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders to join our forum discussions and excellent networking, including senior representatives from Power Companies, Biomass Producers, Biomass Traders & Distribution Companies, Trade Associations, Renewable Energy Consultancies, EPC Contractors and OEMs, Regional & National Governments and Regulatory & Research Bodies.

Join us in Manchester to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.



ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised.  Like you, we are keen to get the meetings to happen and return to some form of normality.  We are constantly tracking WHO updates, local government regulations and talking to our attendees wherever possible.  Venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in order to make the conferences possible.

But we do accept that these are exceptionally challenging times and the updates are very fast moving.  As such, it may help you to understand how and why we arrive at decisions on moving ahead with any current event:  One month before the meeting we again re-assess the situation specific to the individual summit, both local to the event and globally.  We then take a decision as to the viability of holding the meeting as if it were happening the very next day.  If it is possible to run on that basis, we will proceed.  If not, we will be forced to take the decision to postpone the event to a later and better date.


4th November 2020
5th November 2020
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Dimitri Pavlyk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 203 141 0610
Kristina Gyulavari – Commercial Partnership
+1 929 331 6835
Mateo Wiegold – Content
+44 (0) 203 141 0613
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0601


Hilton Manchester Deansgate
303 Deansgate
Manchester, M3 4LQ United Kingdom
+44 (0) 161 870 1600
  • Andy Hill, Chairman, The Wood Recyclers’ Association
  • Lauma Kazusa, Head of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
  • Alberto Rocamora, Policy Officer, Bioenergy Europe
  • Johan Granath, Senior Vice President Bioenergy, Ekman & CO AB
  • Alun Watkins, Executive Director, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • Hans Georg, CEO, Promecon GmBH
  • Daniella Johansson, Project Manager, Energikontor Sydost AB
  • Olaf Naehrig, Senior Area Manager, AMANDUS KAHL GMBH
  • Xing Zhang, Analyst and Event Lead, IEA Clean Coal Centre
  • Dr Javier Gil, Biomass Development Director, CENER
  • Andrew Lang, Vice President, World Bioenergy Association
  • Colin Hammond, Head of Strategic Business Development, Solar 21

Previous speakers include:

  • Harri Haavisto, Senior Specialist, Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
  • Ian Calvert, Head Of Biomass UK, RWE
  • Johan Mertens, Biomass Trader, Engie
  • Jukka Leskalä, Managing Director, Finnish Energy
  • Carlos Retortillo Perez, Head Of Biomass, ENCE
  • Javier Gil, Director of The Biomass Energy Department, CENER
  • Yves Ryckmans, Chief Technology Officer Biomass And Solid Fuels, ENGIE Laborelec
  • Lauma Kazusa, Head Of Market Analysis, SUEZ Trading Europe
  • Alfons Van Weereld, Head Of Biomass Sourcing & Trading, Uniper
  • Ilkka Manninen, Director, Biomass Sales And Technology, ANDRITZ Oy
  • Harri Laurikka, CEO, Bioenergy Association Of Finland
  • Andy Hill, Chairman, The Wood Recyclers’ Association
  • Jouni Nissinen, President, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
  • Carsten Huljus, Chief Executive Officer, The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
  • Olivier Fricot, European Head of Power & Renewables Lending, Investec Bank Plc
  • David Williams, Chief Executive, Eco2 Ltd
  • Andrew Lang, Vice President, World Bioenergy Association
  • Johan Granath, Senior Vice President Bioenergy, Ekman & Co AB
  • Matias Pekkanen, Senior Consultant, Indufor Oy
  • Timo Leino, Senior Scientist, VTT


Power Companies – Biomass Producers – Biomass Traders & Distribution Companies –Trade Associations- Renewable Energy Consultancies – EPC Contractors and OEMs – Regional & National Governments – Regulatory & Research Bodies


PROMECON specializes in the design and manufacture of high technology measurement systems for monitoring and optimization of thermal processes for various industries – the power generation industry, the cement industry, the metal smelter industry as well as the waste incineration industry.

The process control systems we offer are patented and have acquired an excellent reputation. They reduce emissions and enhance the efficiency and operability of plants. Our innovative microwave technology surpasses common limitations of measurement technology especially by accuracy, durability and low maintenance requirements.

Our goal is to deliver complete solutions that guarantee technical success as well as rapid return on investment.

Our team of engineers and sales partners is active around the globe to create the best solution for process optimization. Thus the name PROMECON stands for:

Innovation in measurement techniques

Customer specific solutions for extremely demanding applications

Professional commitment for joint success with the customer

PROMECON is headquartered in Barleben near Magdeburg (Germany) and has a subsidiary in the USA.




Boosting your business from field to fuel

ANDRITZ manufactures and supplies every key processing machine in the pellet production line. We also offer single machines for the production of biomass pellets, solid biofuel, and waste pellets.

With over 350 reference plants, ANDRITZ is a global leader in biofuel pelleting technology. ANDRITZ pellet mills produce more than 50% of all biofuel pellets worldwide, and ANDRITZ has held a market share of over 50% since the pioneering of biofuel pelleting in the 1980s.

When it comes to fueling the future of your business, our commitment covers your operation’s entire life cycle. From the first feedstock analysis in the field, through nonstop biofuel production.





Solar 21 is a renewable energy development company headquartered in Dublin with staff in the UK and Italy. It was founded in 2010 to give private investors the opportunity to invest in renewable energy – an asset class which has the potential to provide excellent returns but which was not easily accessible to individual investors. The company began by acquiring operational assets in Solar PV but has since expanded into other technologies. It built an award-winning 22MW biomass plant in Hull and is developing a portfolio of biogas and EFW plants in the north-east. Driven by the vision of Andrew and Michael Bradley, the company has sustained its commitment to renewable energy by remaining agile in a sector that is constantly evolving according to market, political and environmental drivers. With a project pipeline valued at over £2.4bn, Solar 21 is poised to drive significant foreign direct investment in UK renewable energy.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Krisztina Gyulavári

Tel: +1 929 331 6835

Email: [email protected]



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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.



European Biomass to Power Conference - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)£1,570.00Inclusive of £225 Early Bird Discount. Standard rate - £1,795

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