Webinar: Industrial Biomass CHP - Enhancing opportunities, overcoming risks and structuring projects


Date: 11 September 2014
Time: 14.30 -15.30   


Bird & Bird, in partnership with Ricardo-AEA, is delighted to invite you to a webinar entitled 'Industrial Biomass CHP: Enhancing opportunities, overcoming risks and structuring projects'.

Bioenergy is at the heart of the decarbonisation of the UK energy system. Government estimates indicate it will make up 12% of the UK energy mix by 2050, and biomass combined heat and power (CHP) is highlighted as a key application.

However, industrial biomass CHP projects are perceived to be complex, with associated risks involving biomass supply routes, direction of regulatory travel, connection with heat loads, inability to readily export to a grid, and operation and maintenance requirements. Furthermore, a report published last week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) highlights the need to ensure that biomass is sourced and used in a manner that is sustainable.

Join this webinar and learn how to identify these risks and mitigate against them.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

Topics to be covered include:

The regulatory direction of travel

  • Support for renewable CHP under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Increase in tariff for large biomass heat under RHI
  • Biomass CHP in the Contract for Difference market

Fuel supply issues

  • Fuel-technology interactions
  • Pricing and availability of supply
  • Sustainability and incentives

Deal structuring techniques for industrial biomass CHP and heat projects

  • Options for funding, ownership, design, build, operation and maintenance
  • Managing other key project inputs, particularly land, feedstock supplies, grid connection and heat offtake
  • Common and unique features of industrial biomass CHP and heat projects

Speakers will include:

  • Colin McNaught, Renewable Energy Lead, Ricardo-AEA
  • Pat Howes, Bioenergy Lead, Ricardo-AEA
  • Michael Rudd, Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Levent Gurdenli, Associate, Bird & Bird

Who should attend?

  • Investors and developers of biomass CHP projects
  • In-house lawyers and financial advisers
  • Biomass producers and suppliers, including those in the waste management, agricultural, food manufacturing, paper manufacture, local authority and NHS