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Ivan van Niekerk

Head of Biomass and Freight Asia

Engie Energy Management

Ivan is the head of biomass and freight business for Engie in Asia Pacific, having joined Engie 5 years ago to broaden their Asia activities in bulk commodities and related freight. 

Ivan has 24 years of experience in international commodities markets in both the Atlantic and Asia regions, doing business development, mergers and acquisitions, and trading and broking of various physical and derivative financial products. 

Ivan has 2 degrees in law, and has completed numerous management and leadership courses over the last 24 years.



Panel Discussion: European Biomass Demand

Day One

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Europe imported an estimated 16 million tonnes of wood pellets in 2017, but demand for woodchips for biomass energy is also expected to grow quickly in the years ahead. This panel will include participants from a number of leading European energy companies and trading companies involved in biomass sourcing, to discuss the outlook for demand for biomass in Europe, including both wood pellets and woodchips.