Benet Ltd. will continue a conference tradition which started in 2008 and is organising “Bioenergy from Forest” conference this August 27-31, 2012. The conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the forestenergy systems, management, total procurement chains, combustion and conversion, the effects of the energy markets, the influence of green marketing and other trends affecting forestry, agriculture, industry and climate.

  • Language: English
  • Conference with plenary sessions, oral presentations and poster viewing
  • Technical tours and visits to practical bioenergy targets
  • International FinnMETKO 2012 Exhibition

Conference Topics

1. Bioenergy General
  • Strategies, Politics, Legislation Tools and Implementation Issues and Security of energy supply related to wood and forest energy, possibilities to fulfill the EU-targets, national targets and free energy markets, security of energy supply
  • Climate Change: sustainable use of forest fuels bioenergy, LCA on greenhouse gas reduction, carbon dioxide capture
  • Environmental Issues: flue gas cleaning, ash handling and recycling, sustainable development

2. Forest Energy Markets and Business: national and international bioenergy markets, financial and market instruments, national and areal demonstration and market implementations of forest fuels and use in different bioenergy sectors certificates, feed in tariff, emission trading, fuel quality assurances and standards, price competitiveness, management systems

3. Forest Energy Resources: potentials, quantities, measurements methods, qualities and properties for feedstock from forestry

4. Forest Fuel Production, Logistics and Technologies: production, pre-treatment, procurement, transport, logistics and entrepreneurship

5. Wood Industry Fuel: potentials, quantities, measurements methods, qualities and properties

6. Combustion and boiler systems: combustion and boiler technologies and systems for forest and wood industries, district heating, house blocks, small houses and agriculture nets

7. Combined Heat and Power and Cooling Production (CHP): power plant, district heating and small scale technologies and systems for CHP production

8. Chemical Conversion Technologies: gasification, pyrolysis, biological conversion and liquid fuels production (biodiesel, ethanol, direct/indirect liquefaction)

9. Pellets, Briquettes, Torrefaction: different raw materials, production and use.

The different topics covers R&D results, technologies, demonstration, cases, equipments and good practises.

For more information on the programme and to register, visit

BIOCLUS side event

The BIOCLUS project is organizing a side event during the conference. The BIOCLUS project is focused on the sustainable use of biomass resources and aims at boosting the regional competitiveness and growth in five European cluster regions: Central Finland, Navarre (Spain), Western Macedonia (Greece), Slovakia and Wielkopolska (Poland).
This is achieved by:
• Promoting scientific, strategic and business competence at cluster and consortium level
• Developing collaboration capabilities in the clusters and consortium level
• Improving innovation to business environment by mutual learning and by mentoring.

The BIOCLUS project is funded by the EU seventh framework programme for research and technological development. The project is coordinated by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Outline of BIOCLUS Session

Testing of Boilers
Expert Janne Nalkki, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland

Pellets, Briquettes, Torrefaction: different raw materials, production and use
Rok Oblak, MAA Design, Slovenia

Steam Gasification of Short Rotation Forestry
Sylvain Jacob and Denilson Da Silva Perez, Institut Technologique FCBA, Capucine Dupont and Maguelone Grateau, CEA Liten Ltb. & Daniel Sacco, Promes-CNRS, France

Wood Chip Quality and Energy Consumption as a Function of Chipper Settings, Fuel Moisture Content and Tree Species
Dr. Daniel Kuptz and Dr. Hans Hartmann, Technology and Support Centre in the Centre of Excellence for Renewable Resources (TFZ), Germany

Exclosures as a Source of Bioenergy, in the Northern Ethiopia
Lecturer Mengisteab Hailu, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Effect of Pre-Treatment for Ligno-Cellulosic Materials on Methane Production
A. Saito and N. Osaka, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd & K. Hashimoto and M, Yoshida, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Effects of Ball Mill Pretreatment on Sugar Determination from Lignocellulosic Biomass
Merve Nazlı Erdönmez Borand, Yalova University & Filiz Karaosmanoglu, Istanbul Technical University and Yalova University, Turkey & Jon Van Gerpen, University of Idaho, Usa

Biomass energy production methods on cut-away peatland: two-year results
Olli Reinikainen, VAPO Oy, Finland

Exploitation of forest biomasses: methodological approach for the analysis of elementary constituents in the Norway spruce tissue compartments
Nicola La Porta, IASMA Research and Innovation Centre & Daniela Bertoldi and Roberto Larcher, IASMA Extension Centre & Matteo Franchini, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy