Industry Forum on repowering coal power plants with biomass, 19 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Topic: Industry Forum on retrofitting measures for biofuel plants
When: November 19th 2019. 08:30 – 14:00
Where: THE OFFICE, Rue D’ Arlon 80 - 1000 Brussels, Belgium


  • Sébastien Dubois (ENGIE Laborelec) presenting the company’s pioneering experiences on retrofitting coal power plants to woody biomass and their proprietary Quick Scan methodology.
  • Emiel van Dorp (RWE) discussing the use of biomass in the Amer 9 and Eemshaven power plants.
  • Ross McKenzie (Drax Group) explaining the role large-scale biomass power generation can play towards the goal of net zero carbon emissions, based on the experiences of the world’s largest industrial biomass consumer.
  • Rune Brusletto (Arbaflame) presenting the experiences of substituting coal with Arbacore advanced wood pellets in full scale trials, in the commercial conversion of Thunder Bay Unit 3 and in the ongoing Horizon 2020 ARBAHEAT.

Panel discussion
A panel discussion with the key note speakers and other invited experts will discuss technological developments, drivers and barriers for conversion projects of coal power plants to biomass. Special emphasis will be played on the role such conversion projects can play in the strategies of Coal Regions in Transition. More information on the panel speakers will be provided.

Supporting Program
Following confirmation, registered participants to the BIOFIT workshop can have the chance to attend the following Working Group meetings of Bioenergy Europe:

The Working Group meetings will take place in the same venue. Those wishing to receive further information on these events should click the appropriate button on the registration form or contact Bioenergy Europe directly.


The BIOFIT Industry Forum is organized by Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and Energikontor Sydost AB (ESS) in collaboration with Bioenergy Europe.


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