The considerable development potential of Biomass & Cogeneration energy in Romania was debated at the Biomass and Cogeneration - Romania 2014 National Conference, that took take place on May 8, 2014 in Bucharest.
Balancing power capacities are necessary in Romania, due to the fast growing wind and PV energy sectors, with Biomass power generation being one of the welcomed alternatives.
Over 150 delegates, representing the most important investors and plant operators in Biomass and Biogas attended this high level B2B conference that focused on local opportunities and challenges for the development of the Romanian energy sector, international co-operation in biomass projects, and project finance for bio-energy development in the country.
The conference was 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 and Cogeneration - Romania 2014 National Conference and Networking Fair - May 8, 2014 in Bucharest
- 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
Post 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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Delegates Registration and welcome networking coffee
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Romanian Biomass, Biogas and Cogeneration Industry Landscape
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Developing Successful Biomass, Biogas & Cogeneration energy projects in Romania
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Romanian Biomass &Cogeneration Conference - Networking Time
Mr. Mihail FÂCĂ is Secretary of State within the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change since November 2013. Previously he held the position of President for the Romanian Agency of Environmental Protection ANPM. He holds a doctorate degree in mechanical and mechatronic engineering from the Polytechnic University in Bucharest.
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.
Ms. Tatiana Preda is involved in policymaking in the crop sector at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. She is a graduate from the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine-Bucharest, and holds a M.Sc. in Sustainable Agriculture. She is working within the General Directorate for Agricultural Policies and Strategies of the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development since April 1999.
Mr. Gábor Eörsi-Tóta is the General Manager of New Life Energy. The company developed in Oradea a high efficiency 1.6 MW/h plant at the city landfill.
Presentation topic: The extraction of the landfillgas and recovery options.
Mr. Calin Campian is in charge at MAVIPROD with the coordination of the activities related to PERKINS spare parts, engines and service as well as FGWilson Generators, being responsible with managing the relationship with partners from Belgium, Germany and England.
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.
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.
Ms. Georgiana Popescu is the Non-Life Corporate Insurance Director, Generali Romania. A specialist in underwriting and reinsurance business, Georgiana Popescu has experience in the insurance field for nearly 15 years. She is working for Generali Romania since 2002 and currently she coordinates the corporate insurance business of the company which represent over 25% of the non-life company’s business. Interested in leadership and strategy, Georgiana Popescu is involved in large projects covering the two areas of interest.
The present position of Mr. Lungu is General Director of CEZ TRADE Romania. Dr. Ion Lungu was elected President of Association of Electricity Traders from Romania (AFEER) in 2006. His background includes: President of Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority - ANRE , Director General of ELECTRICA - the Electricity Distribution and Supply Company, and member in the National Electricity Company’s Board of Directors , Director of Supply Department of ELECTRICA.
Mr. Catalin Tocu is the Business Development Manager for Aggreko South East Europe, being involved in operational and project management for several gas power projects installed by Aggreko in Romania. He is responsible for western part of the country and Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia&Herzegovina.
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.
Mr. Victor Racolta is the General Manager of ENEAS Romania, a company active in thermal energy production, cogeneration - CHP distribution systems design, engineering, supervision, maintenance and repair. He was directly involved in operational management and project management for several projects in Romania. Some of the latest reference projects include the restart of CHP units and appraisement for the district heating in Timisoara and Buzau, municipal wastewater treatment plant in Oradea, project management and commissioning for cogeneration plants in Codlea and Campina.
Mr. Iulian Baciu coordinated the authorization process, development and final grid connection for EGGER Romania's biomass thermoelectric plant located in Radauti , Suceava County with a capacity of 83 MWt and 14.50 MWe commissioned in January 2014. EGGER's Industrial platform in Radauti is the 16th production unit EGGER Group, one of the leading manufacturers of wood materials in Europe.
Mr. Liviu Birau is the Executive Director of IRIDEX Group. The company developed a plant producing electricity from biogas derived from the landfill in Chiajna with an initial capacity of 2.4 MW, that will reach in a few years a capacity of 7 MW. This is the first project of its kind in Romania.
Mr. Gheorghe Tucu is the owner and GM of Valeg Creative Solutions, a company providing consultancy, engineering, implementation, operating and maintenance services for small and medium size cogeneration applications. He succeeded to install more than 20 cogeneration units, on natural gas and biogas. His background also includes: CEO at IPA, Country Manager for Honeywell in Romania, General Manager at AB Energy Romania. He’s currently President of the Romanian standardization body, ASRO, and member of the Board of RENAR, the Romanian certification body.
The Generali Group is one of the most significant players in the global insurance and financial products market. Characterised from the very outset by a strong international outlook and now present in more than 60 Countries, Generali has consolidated its position among the world's leading insurance operators, with significant market shares in western Europe - its main area of activity - and particularly in Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe.
Noerr is one of the top European law firms with 480 professionals in Germany, Europe and the USA. We deliver real value to our clients by devising and handling the right solutions to complex and sophisticated legal matters. The Noerr difference is our unique combination of legal excellence, creative thinking, international experience and in-depth industry knowledge. Together with our tax advisers, auditors and management consultants, we also develop sustainable solutions for finance and management.
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.
Maviprod is based in Reghin, Romania and is specialized in wholesale of spare parts for TAF , IFRON , Tractors Universal Truck SAVIEM RABA and other types. Maviprod also holds the majority stake of SC IRUM S.A. Reghin, a well-known company with a tradition of over 50 years as the sole producer of forest -TAF articulated tractors , loaders manufacturer - IFRON and other machinery for wood exploitation and processing. Since 2002 the company became the sole distributor in Romania of Perkins, being today the leader among Perkins distributors in Europe in terms of business development. The company also became the legal representative of Perkins in Moldova, and from 2010 the only authorized distributor of Perkins and FG Wilson Dealer in Hungary.
E. VAN WINGEN NV was established in 1958 and is a leading manufacturer in Belgium and abroad specialized in power solutions with diesel and gas engines. If you are in need of reliable, sustainable and efficient power supply, then EVW is your perfect partner. With cogeneration units (natural gas, biogas, biomass) and power stations running on fuel from biomass EVW is definitely rolling on the green wave. From their experience with large cogeneration projects (0,25 to 1 MW) EVW developed the mini-CHP (gas and PPO), thus paving the path for the new concept of "Heat-Power-Mobility" which is targeted to SME's and all medium size consumers looking for energy savings. E. VAN WINGEN NV has entered into an OEM partnership with engine manufacturer Perkins.
Transenergo is a key electricity player on the Romanian market since 2004, having as main activity the electricity supplying. In 2013, Transenergo ranked among the top 20 electric power suppliers on the competitive market segment for the final customers and in top 9 among electricity suppliers. Services and products provided: electricity supply to the final customers, electricity trading, energy management for the producers of renewable wind, photovoltaic and cogeneration power – under long term joint ventures (5-15 years), electricity manufacturing – energetic coal processing, natural gas supply to the final customers and efined product delivery – HFO and Diesel.
MT-Energie is a leading producer of Turnkey biogas plants of all sizes as well as individual components. The group’s head office is located in Zeven, Northern Germany. With the know-how that comes from many years of experience, we are able to offer our clients systems which are highly efficient, profitable and reliable. Our portfolio does not only include the development, planning and construction of biogas plants, but also close technical and biological support. MT-Biomethan GmbH is a company of the MT-Group and offers our clients innovative gas processing and feeding technology for biomethane production. In 2006 we started our international expansion, the beginning of a number of branch foundations in many European countries including Romania.
Home (Romanian: Casa) is where you feel relaxed and you don’t bring your office problems with you. At Casa de Traduceri, that’s the exact feeling we want to convey to our customers. The feeling that they can send us their “problems” and we will take care of the rest. It’s as simple as that.
So, any problems you want us to get off your plate?
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the company is a member of the FTSE100. Aggreko operates in above 200 locations providing 24/7 services to customers in over 100 countries and is headquartered in Scotland. Aggreko typically offers from a single 30 KVA Generator unit to multi-megawatt power packages, running off diesel, natural gas (biogas) or a combination of both. We are able to offer end to end turnkey solutions that encompass specification, design, mobilisation, installation, commissioning, operation and decommissioning.
The EOS business group is specialized in project management partaking to renewable energy sources, in the production of green energy based on biogas, biomass and high efficiency cogeneration. The group has in development multiple projects based on biogas technology.
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
The Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania is a nonprofit, independent, nongovernmental interprofessional association, whose main purpose is to define and support a common position of its members in matters related to the electricity supplying industry, as well as to represent its member electricity suppliers in front of the administration authorities and bodies with competences related to the electricity supplying industry, both in Romania and abroad, including for improving communication among social partners in approaching the matters related to the electricity supplying industry.
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).
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.
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Summit participants benefit from special accommodation rates. Please send your accommodation requests directly to:
Mrs. Simona Sercan – Senior Convention Sales Manager
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