The considerable development potential of Biomass & Cogeneration energy in Romania will be debated at the Biomass, Biogas and Cogeneration - Romania 2015 National Conference, that will take place on June 11, 2015 in Bucharest, organised Govnet Conferences together with ARPEE under the auspices of ANRE.
Leading energy specialists, representing the most important investors and plant operators in Biomass and Biogas are expected to attend this high level B2B conference focused on local opportunities and investments for the development of the Romanian energy sector, international co-operation in biomass and biogas projects, and project finance alternatives for bio-energy development in the country.
The conference is addressed to biomass producers, energy companies, owners of cogeneration facilities as well as other parties already involved or interested in the development of the sector in Romania.
Biomass, Biogas and Cogeneration - Romania 2015 National Conference and Networking Forum - June 11,2015 in Bucharest
Who will attend:
- Romanian authorities regulating the energy sector
- Representatives of local authorities - City Mayors, Heads off local Councils, representatives of district heating companies
- Biomass producers and Biomass traders - domestic and international
- Biomass and cogeneration plant operators
- Biomass and cogeneration technology companies
- Renewable energy financing professionals
- Renewable energy law experts
- Owners of large agricultural farms in Romania
- Wood waste and pelleting companies
- Grain storage and process facilities
- Other entities interested/ involved in the bio-energy market
2014 edition - Event Testimonials
“I was very impressed with the high number of participants to this conference.The conference was well organized! We look forward to the next edition!”
Jean Pierre van WINGEN General Manager – VAN WINGEN NV
"Biomass, Biogas & CogenerationNational Conference, which took place on May 8, enjoyed a great participation. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is permanently connected to the necessities of the private sector on the biomass and biogas domains, taking in to account that the Romanian's agriculture is not fully exploited. In this context, farmers should pay special attention to the capitalization of biomass from agriculture, establishment of non-agricultural energy crops and the development of units capable to tap renewable energy sources, especially biomass. The future is not only for the food production but also for the renewable energy production that can be provided by the agriculture and related industries.”
Tatiana PREDA Senior Counselor – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
“EOS group of companies wishes to thank you for the opportunity of participating to Biomass, Biogas & Cogeneration Romania 2014. From our point of view the most expected event was a positiv one, marking business interests and showing his desire of involvement and finding answers and legislative clarifications. The event managed to empower the attention of the main actors in the energy sectors and the ministries directly involved. What remains is only that the simbioses between what it wants to realize. As far as you are concerned, as organizers, the profesionalism that you showed, made the event a successful one. For the next events, we wish GOVNET success and attention paid to beneficiares.”
Liviu Augustin TARIN General Manager – EOS ENERGY
“The participation to the event dedicated to production technologies of electricity and heat using biomass and biogas as fuel it was a great opportunity to meet people directly involved in this field, with whom I was able to exchange ideas, information and I hope that we will also collaborate in the near future. The organizers of the event brought face to face investors/representatives of production capacities and people in decision-making bodies for the support schemes with CV for the energy produced from RES-E, offering the opportunity of a dialogue that will lead to optimizing the grant/monitoring. The purpose of the conference, the impressive number of participants and the high level of organization and competence are some of the pleasant impressions of the event. Overall, the conference was a successful one and I would like to attend more conferences, organised by GOVNET, on energy issues.”
Iulian BACIU Energy Responsible – EGGER Romania
“During this event I learned interesting things about the biomass concerns and in particular I met people who actually do or want to do specific things. With some of them I already established contacts in order to identify potential collaboration opportunities.”
Boris BOBU Operations Director – Energy Serv
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Welcome coffee and delegates registration
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Romanian Biomass, Biogas & Cogeneration Industry Landscape
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Networking Coffee break
Business networking opportunity
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Developing Biomass, Biogas & Cogeneration energy projects in Romania
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Romanian Biomass &Cogeneration Conference - Networking Time
Mr. Gerard Verdebout is the President of Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency. He is in charge with Innovation and Markets Department at Veolia Energie Romania and has an experience of more than 27 years in the energy field.
Mr. Zoltan Nagy is Member of the Board at the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). Before getting to ANRE he was General Counsel of the State Domains Agency.
Mr. Gabriel Istoc is one of the owners and General Manager of the B-Team Consult and Services SRL. The company acts in the industrial services through B-Team Corrosion Protection and energy industry through B-Team Energy and Environment which promotes the benefits of CHP, adsorption systems and biomass gasification technologies. Mr. Istoc is assisting young entrepreneurs in making their businesses grow and succed, being an active member of the European Insitute of Business Networking and Romanian Business Leaders Foundation. He acts as well in social area at international level, being an alumni of BMW Foundation.
For the past 8 years, Mr. Camilo Wilches has successfully helped develop the biogas technology bwe offers today. As the head of the international project development department, He has designed, built and supervised international projects worldwide. Mr. Wilches is a civil engineer, with a master in renewable energy. He is contributing further with his PhD, by working on the flexible control of the power plants allowing better grid integration.
Ms. Laura Neacsu is the Energy Practice Group Coordinator and Senior Associate at Noerr Bucharest, being involved in numerous transactions involving renewable energy developments in the country. Laura advised national and international players with respect to business structure and project implementation in the renewable energy field, environmental obligations and registration procedures. She assisted clients with setting-up wind, photovoltaic and bio-gas plants, power supply and purchase contracts and grid system connection agreements.
Mr. Catalin Dragostin is the Executive Director of Energy Serv since 1996. During this period, he implemented many energy efficiency projects and contracts with power plants and refineries in Romania and Bulgaria (Petromidia refinery, Pitesti power plant, Petrotel refinery, Neftochim refinery-Bulgaria, Pleven refinery-Bulgaria). Previously he worked for Romanian Energy Authority RENEL, on different positions.
Mr. Rodin Traicu serves as deputy for Industry and Services Committee of the Chamber of Deputies since 2012. Between may 2012 and december 2012 he served as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment. Previously he held various management positions in the private sector.
Newly appointed in Serbia as CEO of Veolia Serbia, he will develop in Former Yugoslavia Countries the three business lines of VEOLIA: Water, Energy and Waste Management. He was previously Regional Manager for SADE in the Balkan Area, being in charge of developing construction activities in the water sector. CEO of three different companies in Romania (ACVATOT – HYDROSERVICE – VEOLIA WATER SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES ROMANIA) he was also in charge of supervising and coordinating the activities of regional business units in Serbia, Moldova and Bulgaria.
Mihai Petre brings 14 years of experience in consulting on excise and customs issues for local and multinational companies. Mihai is the coordinator of Customs and Excise consulting team at Deloitte Romania, active member of the Chamber of Tax Consultants of Romania and the author of numerous interventions in the media on issues of customs and excise, many of them based on correspondence with the European Commission.
Mr. Vasile Ilie is the General Director of Bioenergy Suceava since 2014. His management experience is doubled by high education in energy and environment sectors, also being granted with the Ph.D. degree by the „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi. Until 2014 when he assumed the position of General Director of Bioenergy Suceava, Vasile Ilie coordinated and managed the activities of Electrica Moldova (Suceava and Botosani subsidiaries) and E.ON Moldova (local subsidiaries).
Mr. Serban Tiganas is an experienced energy professional with an impressive track record of experience in Renewable Energy development. He was in charge with the coordination and commissioning of first CHP based on GE Jenbacher gas engines that run on biogas from biomass Moara-Suceava county as well as Co-ordinating and commissioning of district heating projects based on GE Jenbacher gas engines for: Ecogen Energy-Buzau; Bepco–Brasov; Vest Energo 1 & 2 Bucharest, Electro-Energy-Giurgiu etc.
B-Team Energy and Environment represents one of the B-Team Consult and Services group’s division and has a full range of specialized high efficiency cogeneration services and equipment on natural gas, biogas, syngas; steam turbines and biomass plants, ensuring depending on the priorities of the specific equipment up to management of the entire project. Our activity focuses on getting high efficiency energy from renewable sources and intends to bring significant returns for investors and energy savings, as well as innovative management of natural resources for the future.
Bioenergy Suceava company was created to develop the largest heating plant in Romania, in Suceava, with a total investment of EU 90 million. The plant is a critical and strategically industrial unit in Suceava taking into consideration that the local central heating system was partially functional and not energy and costs efficient. With an annual capacity of 270.000 Gcal and 30 MW electric power, the power plant is based on a high efficiency cogeneration system, which operates on natural gas and biomass as fuels, using the resources in sustainability aims, resulting in heating and hot water. Also, the plant consists of four biomass steam boilers, a hot water biomass boiler and three gas boilers. Thus, the plant supplies the heating power and hot water for 22.000 households , representing more than 60.000 of citizens of Suceava. Due to the high performance equipment used , the cogeneration plant from Suceava is the most modern biomass plant in the country and a genuine support both for municipality and for natives.
Bwe – biogas weser-ems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading biogas technology provider founded in 2000. Bwe has planned and built over 400 biogas projects of different sizes and configurations exceeding an installed capacity of 170 MWel. Besides Germany, we have successfully implemented projects in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Turkey. Bwe´s biogas plants run on waste products from the food industry (grease, flotation tailings, leftover food, municipal solid waste, etc.) as well as on manure or renewable energy crops. Our individually customized concepts have earned us a great reputation of reliability and sustainability: our single-stage mesophilic fermentation (≈40°C) and adapted retention times guarantee an efficient process with high biogas yield and minimum substrate input. BWE is proud to have installed the plants with the highest load capacities in the UK (according to government statistics).
ENER-G provides businesses across the globe with a wide range of energy services and sustainable technologies to help them generate, buy and manage their energy. Energy efficient, sustainable and renewable technologies ENER-G finances, designs and delivers a range of low carbon, energy efficient technologies. Our on-site generation technologies provide a sustainable, cost effective source of energy. They include combined heat and power, heat pumps and anaerobic digestion systems. Our building energy management controls help improve building efficiency and lower operational costs.
Established in 2010, Bepco is an important Energy Saving Company (ESCo) from Brasov, producing thermic and electrical energy trough high efficiency cogeneration. This means that, using a single fuel unit (in our case, gas), we produce simoultaneously, in the same process, two types of energy: electrical and thermic. Being a safe, efficient and nature friendly production system, cogeneration has become the most encouraged system to produce thermic and electrical energy troughout the entire European Union. Bepco chose the European model to produce energy trough cogeneration, investing in several production units. The company purchased modern new equipments, higly efficient, thus becoming the main thermic energy producer for the central heating system in Brasov.
Veolia is the world leader in the provision of water, energy and sanitation services. In Romania Veolia provides drinking water supply, sewerage and energy services.
Veolia has been activating in Romania since 1992.
Water Unit Business: 3 municipalities in Romania have entrusted Veolia with operating their water management infrastructures based on its experience and know-how. Veolia operates the water, sewerage and treatment infrastructures of four industrial partners
Energy Unit Business: Veolia is the largest private producer and provider of energy services in Romania. The Energy Division of the Veolia Group has been on the market of energy services in Romania since 1992, its operations including heat production, distribution and supply for heating systems in Ploieşti, Iași and Otopeni, and energy management agreements for buildings and industrial operators
The Romanian Association for Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE) is a legal entity that has as a purpose to promote, develop and sustain the activities in the field of energy efficiency in Romania. As founding members ARPEE has nine Romanian private legal entities: ABB, Alstom Power, Dalkia, Elcomex, EnergoBit, GDF Suez Energy, Lafarge, Petrom, PwC.
Noerr stands for excellence and an entrepreneurial approach. With highly experienced teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal challenges. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: our client’s success. As one of the leading European law firms, Noerr is also internationally renowned with offices in eleven countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms.
The Romanian Association of Municipalities (AMR), previously named the Romanian Federation of Municipalities (FMR), was set up in 1990 by 30 founding associate members (municipalities) as an organization dedicated to local authorities support and representation. The Romanian Association of Municipalities includes presently 103 municipalities and the six districts of Bucharest Municipality - 109 members (all cities with the status of “municipiu” in Romania).
The National Association was founded in February 2003 by 22 membres. Currently the association has 34 membres, which are mainly thermal energy production and distribution units in 32 large cities in Romania. It should be noted that at the time of fundation the association was only present in several large cities. In 2004 important DH operators surch an those in Bucharest, Constanta. Cluj and Craiova joined the association and now more that 80% of the thermal energy market of Romania is covered by COGEN Romania.
WEC-RNC is a founding member of the World Energy Council, from 1924. WEC-RNC mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the benefit of all. WEC-RNC members are: important national companies, trade companies, energy producers, suppliers and distributors, national electricity and heat regulatory authorities; non-working organizations, decisions makers; governmental agenties, energy users, research and development institutes, universities etc
ESCOROM is a non-profit, apolitical organization that aims to contributing to the achievement of national policy and strategy objectives in energy efficiency and active and constructive support for implementation and enforcement of existing legislation in Romania to the European Union in the field of efficiency energy and foremost, the provisions relating to Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). ESCOROM aims to facilitate the ESCO market definition, standardization, quality level, dissemination and proper information, lobby, specific proposals for legislative clarification in order to contribute to the improvement of trade and services provided to members to potential clients.
The Biomass, Biogas & Cogeneration 2015 National Conference will be organized at the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest - Ronda Hall.
InterContinental Bucharest is a five star hotel that provides a highclass background for conferences, receptions and other types of events. Located right in the center of Bucharest, it is within walking distance from the Old City – Bucurestiul Vechi. The main subway station and the central bus station are just across the street. There are also taxi ranks directly in front of the hotel.
Special accommodation rates and hotel reservation
Summit participants benefit from special accommodation rates. Please send your accommodation requests directly to:
Mrs. Simona Sercan – Senior Convention Sales Manager