Webinar: Pellet plants in developing economies


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 invite you all to a new webinar ‘Pellet plants in developing economies – a prerequisite for advanced biomass cooking’. Project developers from Africa, Asia and Latin America will share their experiences in planning, building and operating pellet facilities. The event is planned as a joint webinar along with Bioenergy International – one of the leading trade publications focussed on biomass to energy value chain. BioInt is also the official magazine of WBA. 

WBA initiated a Working Group on Advanced Biomass Cooking (ABC) bringing together actors from around the world that are engaged in Advanced Biomass Cooking in one way or another. We have also recently published the website, Pellets.Africa and have selected the transition to advanced biomass cooking as a focal area of engagement for the year 2022. 

The previous webinar organized in February was focussed on gasification cooking technology. Recording and presentations available on WBA homepage. 


  • 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

The event will be moderated by Christian Rakos, President, World Bioenergy Association 

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