This training is organised for auditors of inspection bodies who want to perform ENplus® related audits of pellet production plants and pellet trader facilities. Participation in this training is considered adequate proof of qualification for persons intending to audit pellet plants (see requirements stated in the ENplus® Handbook).
The content of the training is provided by BEA Institut für Bioenergie, an organisation with extensive experience in auditing pellet plants and developing standards related to pellet quality. The main trainer will be Martin Englisch.
The training will include an introduction to the relevant standards, the requirements of ENplus®, practical training in determining physical parameters of pellets, and audits of two modern pellet production plants.
Time & Location
On Monday November 9th, participants will meet at BEA, Vienna at 09:00 (details will be provided to participants directly by the trainer). After visiting the Testing Laboratory for solid fuels, there is a transfer and a visit of a pellet plant, before proceeding to the Hotel des Glücks(outside Vienna), where lectures and practical training will take place.
On Tuesday November 10th, further lectures will take place in the morning, followed by an audit of a pellet plant in the afternoon. Participants will arrive back in Vienna at 18:00 on Tuesday evening.
The training costs 1.250 € (VAT excl). This fee includes training and documentation, accommodation for the 9th of November in the Hotel des Glücks, full board during both days and all transfer costs from Vienna to the training locations.
Participants must arrange and cover their travel costs to Vienna.
The training will be held entirely in English.
Prior to the training, the participants should familiarise themselves with the requirements of the scheme.
The technical documentation is available here
Monday, 9th November
9:00 – 10:00 Visit of accredited Testing Laboratory for solid fuels
10:00 – 11:30 Transfer to Pellet plant „Waldviertel Pellets“
11:30 – 13:00 Visit Pellet plant
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Pellet markets and specific demands
14:30 – 15:00 Standards and certification procedure
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:00 Physical and chemical properties
16:00 – 16:30 Quality parameters
16:30 – 18:00 Practical training
Tuesday, 10th November
9:00 – 10:30 Audit and documents
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee
10:45 – 11:00 Carbon footprint
11:00 – 11:45 Trade and remote audits
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:45 Transfer pellet plant “RZ Ybbs”
13:45 – 16:00 Audit Ybbs
16:00 – 17:30 Transfer Wien
The maximum number of participants is 12. To ensure a place, please register early. Registration closes October 11th 2020.
The registration is only valid after the bank transfer of the participation fee has been received (an invoice will be sent once the registration is done). Payment on site is not possible.
Cancellation prior to October 11th will be reimbursed in full for the participants who cannot attend the training. Cancellations made between October 11th and October 15th will be reimbursed for 50% of the participation fee. Cancellation made from October 15th onwards will not be reimbursed. However, the participant may name a substitute to attend in their place.