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1 green energy to the power3 Three exhibitions in parallel, january, Parc Expo Rennes ReGen Europe Biogaz Europe Bois Energie waste to energy biogas-biomethane wood heating networks 1-4 Coming to Rennes this year 8 World Bioenergy Firsts! PRESS RELEASE 5-8

2 TREATECH / PSI World 1st : construction in 2019 of the world first pilot for catalytic hydrothermal gasification at 100 kg/h operating at medium temperature (400 C) and aiming to produce a gas rich in CH 4. TreaTech Sarl in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institute aims to put on the market a catalytic hydrothermal gasification process from liquid waste such as sewage sludge. This innovative technology can convert all organic compound into biogas (50-60 %vol. of CH 4, %vol. of CO 2, 10 %vol. of H 2 ) in very short residence times (<15 minutes) and by reaching a net energy efficiency (biomass-in-ch 4 ) between 60-70%. Regarding the mineral fraction of the biomass, it is concentrated and recovered in order to be transformed into fertilizer. The building of a pilot unit (100kg/h) will start in 2019 at the Paul Scherrer Institute and it will be operational in 2020 in order to evaluate the gasification performances of various liquid waste types (eg digested waste, non-digested wastes). Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 12h30 The Européenne de Biomasse will not take place in LMK s black pellet project, a world and French first, will be presented in it s place. LMK Energy World 1st : the world s first torrefaction unit with a continuous fluid bed and managed costs After 5 years of R&D and significant investments, LMK Energy has successfully developed advanced, tested and proven technology. Roasting significantly reduces the costs of processing, transporting and exploiting biomass while increasing energy yields. The roasting process used by LMK Energy consists in heating all the biomass by a soft heat treatment (distillation) in order to eliminate the water and to break the fibers. The roasting process dries the biomass, irreversibly hydrophobizes it, breaks its structure and concentrates its energy potential. Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 09h50

3 WAGA-ENERGY World 1st : based on 10 years development, WAGA-ENERGY has introduced the world s first unit to upgrade landfill biogas to biomethane, via membrane separation coupled with cryogenic distillation. With the arrival of this innovation which represents a major technological break, the millions of m³ of landfill gas which are wasted worldwide and which represent 5% of greenhouse gases emissions, can be captured and recovered in the form of a competitive renewable substitute for natural gas. Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 14h00 BTG BTL World 1st : BTG-BTL s Empyro plant converts 5 tons per hour of wood residues into pyrolysis oil, as well as steam and electricity. In 2017, this unit was the world first unit to exceed the 20 million litres of annual production, making it the world leader in terms of pyrolysis oil production. Biomass residues and various solid waste streams can be converted to liquid bio-oils via pyrolysis, the thermochemical decomposition of biomass through rapid heating in the absence of oxygen and later refined to produce equivalent liquid fossil fuel susbtitutes, petrol, diesel etc. BTG-BTL is a Dutch company that today takes lignocellulosic biomass and via their own patented pyrolysis process arrive at a dark-brown liquid, best known as pyrolysis oil. BTG-BTL s pyrolysis process converts up to 70 wt.% of the biomass feedstock into bio-oil and the remaining part into char and gas (which is used to generate heat and power for the plants needs). Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 10h50

4 XYLOWATT World 1st : trigeneration from renewable gas (syngas) produced from local renewable biomass (natural and recycled wood residues) via the proprietary gasification technology : NOTAR v.3 In the first example of its kind, energy recovery at the Godinne Hospital in Belgium is in the form of CHP from the syngas produced by the NOTAR v.3. Any surplus heat is recovered and converted to cooling, allowing for 100% recovery of the available renewable output. XYLOWATT supplies turnkey installations from 750 to 3MWe and follows the project from conception to completion. Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 15h00 Pyrum Innovations World 1st : industrial vertical thermolysis reactor for energy recovery from tyre granules in the form of a bio-oil. This innovative procedure produces approximately : 50% clear oil (diesel and petrol blend) ; 38% dry coke ground into N550 black carbon ; 12% syngaz which is via a gas engine supplies the plant s electrical needs. Pyrum Innovations is a start-up which has brought an innovative and World 1st reactor of its kind to market, capable of recycling petroleum derived wastes (end of life tyres, different types of plastics, glass fibre etc). Two commercial reactors are in the construction phase. Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 10h50

5 Haffner Energy World 1st : Hydrogen production from biomass, via a highly innovative patented process named Hynoca (standing for «HYdrogen NO CArbon») The process comprises a number of key advantages compared to the traditional production of hydrogen : uses renewable resources, carbon neutral economic renewable hydrogen. Demand driven on-site local production, by-passing costly supply and logistics - result : highly competitive hydrogen, ie prices up to 60% lower than current market prices. local production and consumption. Filling stations easy to install and well adapted for town and peripheral locations. Two industrial plants are under contract for Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 10h50 CHO Power World 1st : the first power plant able to recovery energy from t/year of industrial and woodchip waste via a patented gasification process producing 11 MWe. The process comprises 3 main stages : fuel preparation : thorough on-site preparation of the arriving waste streams (sorting, separation, grinding, drying - using the excess process heat) to obtain a homogeneous SRF. transformation of the fuel into gas: The SRF is introduced in the gasification reactor at 800 C in order to be transformed into syngas. This syngas is then brought to high temperature to be refined: the tars are thermally cracked at 1200 C in a plasma reactor, Turboplasma, patented equipment. The syngas is then cooled down - its heat is recovered - and is is then filtered. energy recovery : after this step, a clean gas of commercial quality is obtained whose energetic value is recovered via gas engines which deliver and excellent electrical performance (double compared to steam turbines). Conference Room, Hall 7 : Thursday 31st January, from 15h00

6 #ReGenEurope #BiogazEurope #SalonBoisEnergie From January and for the first time in France, a family of events dedicated to the entire bioenergy spectrum will bring together the convergent worlds of solid, liquid and gaseous bioenergy under one roof. Conference : the trail blazers A number of exemplary world firsts will be presented and present in Rennes to illustrate what is up and running today and already delivering modern, clean bioenergy in the real world. A rich international conference programme in two conference rooms and with simultaneous translation over both days, promises to deliver unique perspectives with a specific focus on bioenergy s leading achievements. The outline programme can be found online. Study Tours : see it for real Study Tours to special sites of interest in and around Rennes with free access for pre-registered participants : AD cogeneration, biomethane direct injection, wood energy district heating, animal feed drying from miscanthus - Full details online! 350 exhibitors from across Europe : meet the doers Innovation and entrepreneurship, start-ups and industrial groups, agriculture and waste management, national and international, private and public entities will all come together in Rennes to showcase the biomass to energy pathways, demonstrating how we can achieve a clean, renewable bioenergy future, today. Delivering for the environment Bioenergy produces solid, liquid and gaseous fuels as direct substitutes for fossil fuels. In Europe today, bioenergy displaces : Biogas : 16.1 Mtoe* Solid biomass : 98.5 Mtoe* Liquid biofuels : 15.5 Mtoe* * Eurobserv ER december 2017 Follow our @Regen_Europe For more information, contact: Fanny Vuckovic +33 (0) Marketing and Communications - BEES DISCOVER green energy to the power3 Parc des Expositions Rennes January Annex : Rennes outline presentation brochure