Biomass Combustion and Co-firing

International Workshop: Future perspectives of bioenergy development in Asia, 5-7 Sept 2018

Source Task 32, Task 40, ExCo
Date 5th Sep, 2018 - 7th Sep, 2018
Location Tokyo, Japan
Contact Jaap Koppejan
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Many East and South East Asian countries see rapid development in the use of both liquid and solid biomass for modern bioenergy. Apart from using domestic biomass, Japan and South Korea have started to import large volumes of wood pellets for co-firing with coal from countries in the Pacific Rim such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Western Canada. In Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and several other Asian countries, the trade and use of liquid biofuels in transport and the modern use of solid agro-residues for combustion and anaerobic digestion is increasing rapidly, facilitated by conducive support frameworks.

From 5-7 Sept 2018, IEA Bioenergy organised a workshop in cooperation with NEDO / METI with support from REI and UNU/IAS in Japan on potential technical and organizational improvements to biomass supply chains, including pre-treatment technologies, bio-refineries, logistics/trade, final conversion/end-use and overarching topics such as sustainability assurance frameworks and policy support options.

This workshop provided technical information about ongoing trends in bioenergy applications in the region and showed how IEA Bioenergy could help contries in the region to supporting the decision making process for membership.

The workshop report is available below.

Workshop summary Tokyo

Individual presentations can be downloaded here

  Thursday 6 September: Workshop part 1
08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening remarks

Mr. Hiroyuki Kondo, NEDO, Director General of new energy department

09:05 Keynote speech

 Mr. Jim Spaeth , U.S. Department of Energy, Chair of IEA Bioenergy: Introduction to the IEA Bioenergy TCP

Takuya Yamazaki, Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI: Japan’s Renewable Energy Policy

09:30 Session 1: Setting the scene – An overview of Asian bioenergy policy and market

Moderator: Kees Kwant, RVO, the Netherlands

China: Dr. Dou Kejun, Senior Bioenergy Adviser, China National Renewable Energy Centre, Industry Coordination Dep.

South Korea: Mr. Jin-Suk Lee, Korea Institute of Energy Research

Malaysia: Mr. Timothy Ong, Head of International Biomass Strategy Delivery Unit

New Zealand: Paul Bennett, SCION

Indonesia: Mrs. Elis Heviati, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Session 2: Establishing a sustainable international supply chain

Moderator: Prof. Martin Junginger, Utrecht University / Leader of Task 40 IEA Bioenergy

Overview of solid and liquid biomass trade globally and emerging in SE and East Asia / Pacific Rim; highlights of the global wood pellet study of Task 40: Prof. Martin Junginger, Utrecht University

Showcase pretreatment: impact of torrefaction pretreatment on costs delivered CIF in Japan and on supply chain GHG emissions: Mr. Michael Wild, International Biomass Torrefaction Council

Experiences in Japan: Mr. Issei Sawa, President, Nippon Environmental Energy Development Co., LTD.

Q&A session: how to realize sustainable international supply chain – panel discussion

12:45 Lunch break, sponsored by SBP 
14:00

 

Session 3: Experiences of large scale application of biomass

Moderator: Mr. Jaap Koppejan / Leader of Task 32 IEA Bioenergy

Speakers / panelists:

Commercial experiences on full conversions to white and black pellets: Brian Mori, Director of Innovation, Renewable Generation, Ontario Power Generation

Overview of global experience with different cofiring configurations, fly ash utilisation options: Jan Middelkamp, DNV GL, Netherlands

Co-firing and biomass utilization of Japan’s coal power plants: Dr. Kinya Sakanishi, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA)

Question and answer session: how to make use of existing coal infrastructure in an optimal way with available biomass resources – discussion with the panel

15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Session 4: Sustainability of biomass:

Moderator: Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board of the Renewable Energy Institute and Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology (TBC)

Intro: why is sustainability important, overview of developments in the EU and other IEA Bioenergy member countries (past and perspectives for future): Kees Kwant, RVO

Overview of results from the IEA Bioenergy Inter-task project on realizing sustainable supply chains: Martin Junginger, Utrecht University

How to monitor and govern sustainability: existing certification systems for solid and liquid biomass: Carsten Huljus, CEO Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)

Sustainable biomass procurement for Japan’s bioenergy sector: Takanobu Aikawa, Renewable Energy Institute

Question and answer session: how to implement sustainability governance schemes in Asia – discussion with the panel led by Martin Junginger

17:15 Reception
  Friday 7 September: Workshop part 2
9:00 Session 5: Future perspectives of regional development

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hideo Sakai, Japan Woody Bioenergy Association (JWBA)

Sweden: Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board Renewable Energy Institute and Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology

Denmark: Ms. Izumi Tanaka, Embassy of Denmark, Japan

China: Dr. Dou Kejun, Senior Bioenergy Adviser, China National Renewable Energy Centre, Industry Coordination Dep.

Malaysia: Mr. Timothy Ong, Head of International Biomass Strategy Delivery Unit

Japan: Prof. Dr. Toshihiko Nakata, Tohoku University

11:00 Forum discussion: Collaboration opportunities to realize sustainable bioenergy development in Asia (chair: Kees Kwant, RVO)
13:00 Closing and end of workshop
   

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