ENplus® workshop

Date: 17 June 2013

Location: Brussels

Programme

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Silvia Vivarelli HERE
Yves Ryckmans HERE
Eija Alakangas HERE
Gilles Gauthier HERE
Gilles Gauthier HERE

 

4th training for ENplus® auditors

Date: 26/27 June 2013
Location: Vienna
This training is organised for auditors of inspection bodies that want to perform ENplus® related audits of pellet production plants and pellet traders’ facilities. The participation in this training is considered as an adequate proof of qualification for persons intending to audit pellet plants (see requirements stated in the ENplus® handbook). Programme:

ENplus-Training-for-Auditors_26-27-June-2013_Vienna (pdf, 200KB)

 

1st annual international auditors’ workshop

Date: 28 February 2013, 14:00-17:30
Location: Wels (Austria)

The first gathering of ENplus® auditors will be held on 28 February 2013 from 14:00 to 17:30 right after the European Pellet Conference in Wels, Austria (see www.pellet13.eu). The changes in the ENplus® handbook and their practical implementation will be explained. Checklists for both production and trade will also be presented.

Other stakeholders in the ENplus® administration (certification bodies as well as pellet associations) are also invited to join. A participation fee of 50€/person will be charged. The event is supported by PellCert project. Please register until 10 February 2013.

Invitation (incl. programme and registration form): 1st international auditors workshop 28Feb2013_Wels (pdf, 190 KB). Find results and presentations in the download section.

 

3rd training for ENplus® auditors

Date: 11/12 October 2012
Location: Vienna
This training is organised for auditors of inspection bodies that want to perform ENplus® related audits of pellet production plants and pellet traders’ facilities. The participation in this training is considered as an adequate proof of qualification for persons intending to audit pellet plants (see requirements stated in the ENplus® handbook). Programme:

ENplus-Training-for-Auditors_11-12-Oct-2012_Vienna (pdf, 200KB)

 

Industry consultation workshop, 25 June 2012

Date: 25 June 2012, 09:00-12:30
Location: Place du Trône 1, 1000 Brussels, ROOM T015 (Electrabel – GDF SUEZ buildings)
This is the 2nd industry consultation workshop to gather feedback on the practical implementation of the sustainability principles discussed at the first workshop in November 2011 (see outcome below).

Download the Minutes 2nd PellCert industry workshop 25Jun2012

 

EUSEW Workshop: Sustainability and certification of wood pellets and solid biomass

Date: 20 June 2012, 09:00-12:30
Location:  Charlemagne Building (room Paul Durieux), Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels
This event is organized by PellCert in collaboration with SolidStandards and MixBioPells projects. It will give an overview of standards for solid biomass and give an update of the ENplus® wood pellet certification as well as the foreseen sustainability addition. MixBioPells will present a certification scheme for mixed bio pellets.
Invitation and agenda (pdf, 70 KB)

 

2nd training for ENplus® auditors

Date: 27-28 February 2012
Location: Vienna
This training is organised for auditors of inspection bodies that want to perform ENplus® related audits of pellet production plants and pellet traders’ facilities. The participation in this training is considered as an adequate proof of qualification for persons intending to audit pellet plants (see requirements stated in the ENplus® handbook).

ENplus-Training-for-Auditors_27-28-Feb-2012_Vienna (doc, 80 KB)

 

ENplus® sustainability consultation workshop, 26 Jan 2012

This is the second consultation workshop building on the results of the industry consultation workshop. It is specially aimed at NGOs, certification bodies, researchers and other interest groups involved in the sustainability discussion.

Initation and Agenda_PellCert workshop_26 Jan2012_final (pdf, 400 KB)
Minutes_PellCert consultation workshop_26Jan2012 (pdf, 580 KB)

Workshop presentations:
ENplus certification of pellets quality and sustainability_Christian Rakos_European Pellet Council_26Jan2012 (pdf, 350 KB)
Proposal of sustainability criteria for pellets_Yves Ryckmans_Laborelec26Jan2012 (pdf, 1.2 MB)
Sustainability criteria for solid bioenergy_Uwe Fritsche_Oeko-Institut_26Jan2012 (pdf, 370 KB)

The results of this consultation workshop will be taken into consideration for designing the sustainability scheme for ENplus®. Laborelec, as the leader of this task within the PellCert, will draft the scheme and present it at a second round of international consultation workshops (that will then also include the results of national workshops taking place in spring 2012 – see “national events” in the left menu).

Workshops will be held in Brussels in June 2012:
• Workshop for NGOs, certification bodies, scientists: during the sustainable energy week (foreseen date is 19 June 2012)
• Workshop for pellet producers, traders, large users: connected to the AEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference (25 June 2012)

Workshop participants and relevant stakeholders will be notified as soon as the dates are confirmed. Further details will also be published here.

 

Industry consultation workshop, 15 Nov 2011

On 15 November 2011, Laborelec organized the first industry consultation workshop to gather feedback on the sustainability principles, as well as proposed technical specifications I1, I2, I3 – based on the input developed by the Initiative Wood Pellet Buyers.

Please download the results of the workshop (zip file, 2.5 MB)