About the Working Group

In the last few years, the bioenergy sector has been witnessing a significant increase in the demand and consumption of woody biomass, coupled with interesting changes in the market dynamics (e.g. size of end-users, new supply areas, increased trading). These changes require a dedicated space for the wood industry actors to meet and discuss. Bioenergy Europe Working Group Wood Supply is the space where our Members and the Secretariat can actively exchange data, market trends and news in legislation.

Key topics

  • New sourcing areas, challenges and opportunities
  • How to comply with EU RED II & the SURE Certification
  • Wood quality: suppliers and end-users meeting halfway
  • Meet the coordinator

    The Working Group Pellets is open to all Bioenergy Europe members and coordinated by Jérémie Geelen.

    Contact:
    geelen@bioenergyeurope.org
    +32 2 319 47 84

  • Meet the chairman

    The Working Group Wood Supply is chaired by Frank Grischkat, Director International Business Development for Brüning Group Germany.

    Brüning Group is a trader and service provider for a large variety of solid biomasses such as sawdust, fresh wood chips, bark, round wood, wood pellets as well as waste/ recycling products such as waste wood, recycling paper and RDF/SRF. Clients are situated in diverse markets as heat and power, fiber board, pulp & paper, saw mill and the gardening/ horticulture sector. In addition, Brüning is active in new evolving products/markets such as biochar/ torrefaction products for a wide range of clients in the producing industry, e.g. the steel industry.

    Frank has studied in Germany and the US and is holding academic degrees as a Diplom Kaufmann (FH) and a MBA. Frank has worked in Director/ CEO positions in the solid biomass sector for 20 years, in particular in the wood pellet production/ trading as well as in the sunflower hulling/pressing business prior to his current position with Brüning Group. Part of that time Frank worked in joint-venture companies with EDF Trading (France) and Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan).

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Our Networks

  • Represents the interests of the wood pellect sector to ensure its sustainable developement.

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Our Certification Schemes

  • The world-leading, transparent and independent certification scheme for wood pellets. From production to delivery, ENplus® guarantees quality and combat fraud along the entire supply chain.

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  • enSURE Compliance with RED II Sustainability Requirements for the Production of Electricity, Heating and Cooling from Biomass.

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