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Tuesday, March 21 2017 - 11:00
Over 200 Biomass Buyers Sellers to Convene in Tokyo for High Profile -- 8th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power Summit
TOKYO, Mar. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

To be held in Tokyo on 15-18 May, the 8th edition of renowned Biomass Pellets 
Trade & Power summit promises latest updates on North Asia's biomass 
capacities, raw material imports, feedstock price trends and stiff competition 
between wood chips/pellet sellers from SE Asia, Europe and North America. 

Japan and South Korea's strong buying demand for wood pellets to feed its 
existing and new biomass power capacities coming on-stream have led to increase 
in spot wood pellet prices( sellers vying 
for a share of these markets. Aptly, the Tokyo summit calls on Japan's key 
biomass producers--IPP eRex, that is expected to purchase 300,000 tons of palm 
shells and biofuel this year, to discuss its expectations on biomass 
requirements and Sumitomo Corporation, that has an upcoming 50MW biomass plant, 
to share about Japan's demand and imports of wood pellets, wood chips and PKS. 

Addressing South Korea's biomass power market is Hanyang Corporation while 
opportunities in mainland China and Taiwan are provided by China Renewable 
Energy Industry Association and Indufor. 

Stakeholders from the biomass sellers' side at the summit are--PKS trader Asia 
Resource Partners, Thailand's BioPellets, Canada's wood pellet 
producer/distributor Pinnacle Renewable Energy, USA's Enviva, Baltics' Graanul 
Invest as well as Australia's Altus Renewables--with many of them expected to 
join a 'Global Wood Pellet Producers Panel' discussing top wood pellet 
supply( of 
2016 and insights into pellet pricing. Even more interesting are discussions on 
'sustainable pellet supplies to Asian markets' as well as pellet pricing 
competition between North America, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and 
Thailand. Other speakers at the summit are IHI Corporation, Hawkins Wright, 
Malaysia Biomass Industries Confederation, Ata Marie Group, Fuji Biomass 
Energy, US Industrial Pellet Association(USIPA), Voyage Power Fuji Keizai and 
Argus Media.

This 2017 summit features two pre-conference workshops -- 'Experience in Large 
Scale Co-Firing & with Various Biomass Types' and 'From Residues to 
Plantations: Changes in Biomass Supply & Sourcing to Meet the North Asian 

Organized by Centre for Management Technology(CMT), the 8th Biomass Pellets 
Trade & Power( 
supported by Independent Power Producers Forum plus sponsors Wood Pellet 
Association of Canada, Sumitomo Corporation, Astec Inc, Enviva and Valmet.

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SOURCE  Centre for Management Technology