Pellet plants in developing economies: Experiences of project developers

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Wood pellets are one of the leading renewable and sustainable solution for meeting the demands for the global clean energy transformation. Currently, millions of tonnes of wood pellets are utilized for providing clean energy for heating, electricity, and cooking all over the world. Much of the production and consumption of wood pellets occurs in developed economies such as USA, Canada, EU, Japan etc. and the use is currently in large scale power plants and the residential heating sector. However, there is an increasing opportunity for producing pellets from agro and forest residues in emerging economies in Asia, Africa, Latin America for use in heating, electricity as well as cooking.

In this regard, WBA is pleased to present this new webinar. Project developers from Africa, Asia and Latin America will share their experiences in planning, building and operating pellet facilities. The event is a joint webinar along with Bioenergy International.


  • Maarten Gnoth (Hinterland): Basic requirements for a successful pellet project development in Africa
  • Conrad Klingenberg, Marion Peterson (ECS Zambia): Experiences with the ECS pellet plants in Zambia
  • Ketaki Kokil (Ecosense): Village scale pellet production – experiences in India
  • Chris Fodor (Congo basin pellets): Experiences with setting up a pellet plant in Gabon
  • Magnus Stahl (Karlstad University): Pelletizing different raw materials: findings from research that can be valuable
  • Oscar Espinosa Mijares (Pellet Mexico Bioenergia): Experience of setting up pellet plants in Mexico
  • The event will be moderated by Christian Rakos, President, World Bioenergy Association