Early Bird Conference Fees till 7th February
Take advantage of the Early Bird Fees till 7th February
Highlights in the Program
● District Heating and Cooling in Europe, organized by Euroheat & Power
● European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, Renovation and nZEBs Strategies, Smart Grids
● Intelligent Mobility Solutions in Smart Cities. Case studies by the Sponsor of the session SWARCO: Intelligent Street Lighting; Efficient Road Intersection Management and Adaptive Control Systems
● Waste-to-Energy Workshop, in collaboration with WtERT Greece, will present Global and Local Perspectives for New Waste-to-Energy Projects & Waste-to-Energy for Sustainable Economic and Social Development.
Interview with Peter Lange, Sales Manager ‘Central & Eastern Europe’, CPM Europe
Which companies are included in CPM - California Pellet Mill and what are the benefits of this group?
CPM nowadays has become a large group of companies active in different fields. The main focus is really on process equipment for the following industries:
Oil seed, animal feed, solid biofuels, sugar.
Make a short overview of your products and which of them you will present at EE & RE Exhibition?
On the exhibition we will present the full range of equipment for the production of biofuel pellets. Main products would be hammer mills and pellet mills.
What are the advantages of your machine in terms of price, quality and efficiency?
CPM is a marked leader, not because of low prices, but because of the lowest cost per ton of produced product. For bulk goods production this is the main importance for our clients. The machines often have a life time of 20 or 30 years while the slightly higher initial investment is easily earned back within a few years or sometimes even within months. At CPM it is all about efficiency and reliability. In most cases our machines are at least 10% more efficient than similar machines on the market. With motors up to 355 kw working 8000 hours per year you can easily imagine the savings because of the higher efficiency.
Who are your potential customers that you would like to meet at your stand and do you search for a representative for Bulgaria and neighboring countries?
We are mainly hoping to meet customers who want to produce fuel or animal feed pellets or companies who build complete plants for the production of pellets.
CPM-Europe has developed a revolutionary oil-based lubrication system for the rollers of the pellet mill. Tell us more about it.
Producing wood pellets puts a lot of load on the main wear items in a pellet mill, being the rollers and the die. With special materials and production methods dies have been made stronger and longer lasting, thus reducing costs. For the rollers the bearing load is fairly high, requiring continuous lubrication. In most cases this is done with high quality and expensive grease which is disposed after use. The new system developed by CPM has an oil lubrication and cooling system which allow the oil to recirculate. This strongly reduces the cost of lubricants and really increases bearing life all with the aim to lower the production costs and improve the reliability of the equipment.
Do you plan to introduce some new products in the nearest future?
The extensive R&D teams in the US and Europe are always working on new solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiency. In the recent decades CPM has always taken the lead with new developments. So I expect the same for the future.
Interview with Slav Landov, Manager ‘RES Department’, FILKAB
FILKAB JSCo. is a leading provider of cables and accessories, lighting equipment, electrical equipment and automation devices. What pаrt does the "Renewable Energy Sources" division take up in your business?
In 2013 25% of the services and products of FILKAB were realized by the RES division of the company and these include design and installation of photovoltaic systems, monitoring, maintenance service and delivery of materials.
Please, tell us about your accomplished projects in the field of photovoltaics.
In the past year we expanded our operations outside the country, implementing several projects in neighboring countries and thus we won recognition as a reliable partner in the design and construction of photovoltaic parks. In November 2013 we completed in Romania, Giurgiu County, two sites - PPP Uzunu with 1 MW power and PPP Remus with installed capacity of 2.16 MW. In December 2013 we put into operation a photovoltaic park in Cyprus in the village of Avgoru, Amohostos municipality, with 1,5 MW power, and a PPP Dubrovo in Macedonia with installed capacity of 1 MW. Our investment for the park in Macedonia is one of the biggest investments in the country for 2013. FILKAB has also completed projects in Greece. Thus we gained considerable experience in building turnkey photovoltaic plants, as well as, in providingsubsequent maintenance and warranty service. The simultaneously offered supply and engineering services make the company a preferred partner by the investors in the renewable energy sector, both inside and outside of Bulgaria.
In our country we implemented a number of projects in the field of systems for autonomous power supply and for emergency power supply - in "Delta Hill", Kladnitsa, Pernik Municipality; in Lozen, near Sofia; in Svejen, Brezovo municipality and others.
FILKAB participated several years in the exhibition ‘Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’. What motivates you again to become part of the 2014 editionand do you see any positive market trends in South - East Europe?
The Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is the largest of its kind in Bulgaria. As a company with a considerable experience in this field, it is essential for FILKAB to attend the forum each year. This enables us to make face-to-face and beneficial contacts with people and companies who are interested in the topic. Through our participation in the specialized exhibition for renewable energy in Bulgaria, we aim at developing our activities in the construction of small industrial and residential rooftop PV systems and solar island and hybrid systems for the customers’ own consumption. Furthermore, we aim not only to present our products and services, but also to get informed about the current market trends and best practices in the world, to exchange ideas and to seek opportunities for joint projects with local and international companies.
As for the trends in the renewable energy market in Southeast Europe, we expect Greece and Romania to make a significant growth in their investments in this sector, followed by Turkey, Slovenia and Bulgaria. FILKAB continues to seek and strengthen contacts with companies and investors from the Region and we have already planned several large international projects for 2014.
What products will you present and what customers would you like to contact?
This year at the exhibition we will focus on presenting the construction of small residential and industrial roof PV systems and PV island and hybrid systems for own consumption.
We are interested in the possibilities for offering to customers:
• Design and construction of PV and hybrid systems for electricity production for own consumption, emergency power systems and other installations;
• Monitoring, maintenance and servicing of PV and other kinds of installations and systems;
• Developing and offering solutions for independent power supply for pumping systems used in agriculture;
• Implementation and comprehensive supply of materials for renewable energy projects in Bulgaria and abroad;
• Contracting, project management and implementation of utility-scale renewable energy projects;
• Implementation of PV projects in Turkey, Poland, Romania, Greece, contacts with local branch organizations, subcontractors and investors.
Do you plan to introduce new products in your portfolio?
FILKAB constantly strives to expand its product portfolio. Each year we establish a lot of contacts with manufacturers of quality and innovative products that are not present on the Bulgarian market. This allows us to offer our customers complete solutions, regardless of the complexity of the problems they may have. This year we will focus our efforts on the development of intelligent systems for storing energy, produced from RES, systems for increased private consumption and others.
NIBE Energy Systems presented by Termopompeni Sistemi Ltd.
NIBE Energy Systems is a market leader for heat pumps in Europe and one of Europe’s major manufacturers of water heaters and other energy-efficient products for heating and cooling that are set apart by their distinctive eco-friendly features. The mission of NIBE Energy Systems is to supply homes and other buildings with products that provide domestic hot water and ensure a comfortable indoor climate. Over the years the range has developed from fairly basic heating products to hi-tech solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation and heat recovery.
NIBE Energy Systems has a wide range of energy-efficient products that enable end-users in single-family and multi-family properties to choose a solution that best suits their needs with regard to indoor climate comfort and hot water.
Global Hydro Energy has joined the Austrian Pavilion. It is a young, dynamic company that operates worldwide in the hydro power technology sector and offers its customers the advantages of a flexible and innovative provider with international project experience acquired through global export activities.
- Small hydro power plants up to a maximum of 15 MW "water- to-wire"
- Products/services: turnkey electrical engineering and automation solutions produced in-house
- Production capacity: approx . 50 turbines / year
- Employees: >160
- Proportion of exports: >90%
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