Tallinn, Estonia, April 6-7, 2017

AshTrade Europe 2017



Welcome to AshTrade Europe 2017


Navigating the complexities of the coal and other combustion by-products markets is challenging and the pressure to find new opportunities is increasing.

The 9th edition of the AshTrade global series, hosted at Tallink City Hotel is expected to attract participants from Europe and beyond, who will focus on the business, logistics and technical challenges and opportunities in the coal combustion by-products sector.

AshTrade Europe 2017 expands the scope to include new bio-based ash resources and their expanding relevance for multiple applications, such as road construction and agriculture. The 2017 edition of the conference will also bring focus on slags (e.g., GBFS / blast furnace, steel slags) and their co-existence with ashes.

The conference will be packed with multiple networking opportunities among regional and international guests.

Important visa and travel Information: Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel. Please also note that hotel accommodation is not provided.

Please e-mail [email protected] for more information. Click here to download the Registration Form.

Narva Plant Visit

Extra opportunity for the 2017 edition: Join us for the Narva Power Plant visit to be organized on April 5 for great insights and advances!

Narva Power Plants are the largest oil shale fired power plants around the globe with total installed generation capacity of 2380 MW. Eesti Energia, operators of the world’s largest oil shale industry will present the production process of oil shale ash (OSA) and information about the quality of the products, storage as well as transportation possibilities within the visit.  

Eesti Energia operates in Baltic and Nordic electricity and gas markets as well as in global liquid fuel market.

Oil shale has been utilized for 100 years in Estonia to produce electricity, heat and oil. Narva Power Plants have a district heat capacity 484 MW and annual oil shale consumption 12 mil. tons. Due to the oil shale high content of mineral matter around 6 mil. tons of oil shale ash (OSA) are produced annually during oil shale combustion at Narva Power Plants. Due to its properties the use of OSA as efficient and low-cost additive could be considered as alternative to the society.

 Agenda for the plant visit (April 5, 2017)

  • 08.00 Leaving Tallinn
  • 11.00 Arrival at Narva Power Plant
  • 11.15 Start of the tour and presentation
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 Discussions
  • 14.30 Boarding back for Tallinn from the Power Plant (Narva)
  • 17.30 Arrival back in Tallinn

The organizers will provide you with samples of OSA to take back with you for further research. Please let us know beforehand to prepare the samples and documents for transportation.

Register now for the plant visit either by


·         contacting our team at: [email protected] or [email protected]


·         downloading the registration form here.


Important notes:


·         The price for the tour is 150 EUR/ delegate and a group rate (3+) applies, of 100 EUR/ delegate until April 1. Thereafter and on-site registrations will be charged 250 EUR/delegate.


·         You must be a registered and fully paid AshTrade Europe attendee to participate. This plant visit is not included in the base program cost. 






  • Analyzing market perspectives
  • Having a competitive outlook on the market
  • Exploring environmental performance management improvements
  • Finding business opportunities
  • Discussing efficiency, innovation, new developments
  • Developing technology, operations and best practice management


  • Power generators
  • Fly ash and gypsum traders
  • Shippers, bulk handling & logistics experts
  • Equipment suppliers and beneficiation technology professionals 
  • Cement and lime manufacturers
  • Concrete ready-mix, road & construction experts
  • Sustainability specialists






Thursday, April 6


9:00AM - 10:00AM

Welcome and introductions

  • Beatrice Ene - Gmi Global, Client Development & Marketing Director

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Session 1

  • Raluca Cercel - CW Group - Senior Analyst, Cement market outlook and seaborne trade of cementitious materials
  • Andrei Kalachev - ProfCement-Vektor - General Director, Situation in the coal combustion products (CCP) market of Russia - 2017

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Coffee Break

11:30AM - 12:00PM

Session 2

  • Bipin Shrimali - Mahagenco - Chairman, Fly Ash Policy and its effective utilization in India
  • Arina Koroljova - Eesti Energia - Project Manager, Burnt Shale – new challenges in use, transportation and legalisation

12:00PM - 13:00PM

Panel Discussion

  • Challenges and opportunities in Shipping and Logistics

13:00PM - 13:30PM


13:30PM - 14:30PM

Session 3

  • Valter Wigren - Renotech - R&D Director, Novel Binders from Ash
  • Gerard Hol - Vitruvius Building Solutions - Consulting Engineer, Use of fly ash as a replacement for cement in concrete mixes

14:30PM - 15:30PM

Coffee Break

15:30PM - 16:00PM

Session 4

  • Tuomas Suikkanen - Ramboll - Chemical Engineer, The use of biomass ashes in different infra construction applications
  • Mikko Raissanen - Ecolan - Development Manager, The ecological and economical advances of ash as forest fertilizer

16:00PM - 17:00PM


17:00PM - 18:00PM


Friday, April 7

Welcome back

  • Beatrice Ene - GMI Global - Client Development & Marketing Director

9:45AM - 10:00AM

Session 1

  • Penny Pipilikaki - TNO - Engineer, Effects of MSWI bottom ash addition on the quality of cement
  • Ansgar Reismann - Claudius Peters Projects - Territory Sales Manager, Modern terminal concepts with integrated long-distance conveying systems

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Coffee Break

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Session 2

  • Sander Arnout - Inspyro - CEO, Predictive models for ash and slag properties from solid fuel and waste

11:30AM - 12:00PM

Panel Discussion

  • What lies ahead?

12:00PM - 12:30PM

Wrap up

12:30PM - 0:00AM


Please e-mail [email protected] for more information. Click here to download the Registration Form.


Important visa and travel information: Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel. Please also note that travel expenses and hotel accommodation are not included in the registration fee.


For those delegates traveling from abroad requesting a Letter of Invitation please send your request to [email protected]

For more information, click here to access our local contact. 


Amadeus Schiffahrts - und Speditions
Bartels Engineering
Bergskraft Bergslagen
Cementir Cemex
Cimenteries CBR
CSM Consultant & Services
CW Group
Dirk India DSV Air & Sea A/S
Dutch Waste Management
Eesti Energia Narva Elektrijaamad Enel Group – Enel Trade
Fatec OyVFerro Duo
Fortum Heat
GMI Global
Grace Europe Holding
HC Trading Malta
Holcim Trading
Medcem Global Pazarlama
Noah AS
Redco Robert Muller B. S.
Separation Technologies
Sintef Materials and Chemistry Solutions& Innovations
Materials and Construction Technologies
Steag Power Minerals Swedish Energy Ashes
Votorantim Cimentos
Zag International


Tallink City Hotel is located in the heart of Tallinn, amid the popular downtown shopping and business areas and just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town. Residing in a fully renovated 1970s-era shopping arcade, the modern hotel today serves as an ideal base for exploring Estonia’s exuberant capital city.

Marina Golõnina, Reservations manager
Phone: +372 640 8944
E-mail: [email protected]