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The Major Trade Show IHE® WoodEnergy provides information from September 27th - 30th in Augsburg

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Since the prices for fossil energy sources like fuel oil and natural gas continuously rise, wood fuel is receiving more attention not only in the private sector but also within the business sector. There are reliable and modern systems for various demands: A simple wood boiler, a wood chip boiler for high heat capacity or an automatic pellet oven. The 13th RENEXPO® International Energy Trade Fair and Conference will take place from September 27th - 30th, 2012. IHE® WoodEnergy of RENEXPO® has become the most important meeting point and central platform for the wood energy industry for exchanging information on an international level. IHE® WoodEnergy will be showcasing the entire spectrum of the value chain of wood energy.

Wood fuel provides significant advantages: It usually is regionally available and does not require long transportation. High functionality and durability of combustions are being expected because of the available techniques. A great heat demand gives such a system a good return. Energy transition provides great chances for renewable energies like wood energy which does not only have a great development potential but also provides all industry participants with liability. However,  associated with the further development of bio and wood energy also are issues of sustainability, increasing resources efficiency, securing social acceptability and legal aspects of economic conditions.

IHE® WoodEnergy does not only provide products and solutions but also an ideal platform for exchanging information and public relations. Visitors will find all innovations and technologies regarding energy and heat generation with wood; and, additionally, get an overview of the current law. „It is quite important to provide ideal conditions for exchanging information within the industry,“ says Diana Röhm, project manager of the organizer REECO GmbH. „Furthermore, we want to act both as intermediary and informant.“

Exhibition highlights at RENEXPO® in the area of wood energy are energy wood supply, wood gasification systems, heat and power generation with pellet, wood log and wood chip heating systems and fire, pellet and tile ovens. In the area of biomass boilers, all leading companies of small and medium power stages will be present this year. Large power stages increasingly are present. The outdoor area provides cleaving, chopping, sawing and much more. Wood gasification for power generation, wood splitters and chippers can be seen in action. Renowned companies will be showcasing their machines.

The framework program at RENEXPO®   provides various opportunities for gathering information about wood energy. The 3rd Agriculture Day provides trade visitors with lectures regarding „energy efficiency and generation in agriculture at no charge,“ and the 4th Bavarian Mayor Day offers the 2nd EMM Symposium Sustainable Community. Space heating with woodchips and pellets is quite interesting for cities and communities leading to a great information demand. For the 2nd time, the special exhibition „Energy Wood from Short Rotation Plantations,“ will take place where exhibitors in cooperation with the Bavarian Regional Office for Forests and Forestry and the KUP network will be presenting the entire range of energy wood in accompanying lectures. The industry forum Wood Gasification in cooperation with FEE e.V. will be providing a joint stand that is an ideal meeting point. A Pellet Forum for handlers and SHK handcraft that is expected to provide latest information and trends is planned where visitors can both experience practical examples and gain an extensive overview of the market.

The Energy Transition Maker Conference at RENEXPO® provides experts an unique platform for exchanging information and experience. The planners seminar „Wood Heating Plants for Industry, Business & Public Sector,“ provides an ideal basis for all market participants that either plan or already successfully operate in this viable future market. The technical specialist Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Bunk from Wood Energy Consulting Bunk will introduce the interpretation and implementation of wood heating plants. The symposium on „Small and Medium Wood Gasification,“ successful for 8 years, offers the industry an ideal platform for debating about developments, issues, innovations and trends.

By now, pellet heaters as additional ovens with less power for residential buildings and large systems in various performance classes can be found on the market. Those who want to break into this new market have to be well-informed about planning, installation, operation and maintenance and also well-equipped with sales arguments. The Pellet Distribution Seminar at RENEXPO® in Augsburg is the ideal opportunity. SHK handcrafts and traders are being trained for qualified consulting.

The 12th BBE Specialist Conference for Wood Energy, arranged by the Federal Association BioEnergie e.V. (BBE), always is a highlight at RENEXPO®. Almost 300 participants including significant industry players from energy industry, agriculture and forestry, engineering, politics and science are supposed to attend. The BBE Specialist Conference for Wood Energy has become a leading event on the wood energy market in Germany and also a trend-setting event for European development.

The 13th RENEXPO® International Energy Trade Fair represents next to wood energy the entire spectrum of renewable energy generation, smart distribution and efficient use of energy. In brief: viable energy systems. Additional information on the trade fair is available at www.renexpo.de.

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