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Auditor's Training - Vienna Austria

20/09/2021 - 21/09/2021
ENplus® management in collaboration with BEA Institut für Bioenergie

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 September 20th, participants will meet in Vienna at 09:00 (details will be provided to participants directly by the trainer closer to the date). There will be a transfer and a visit of a pellet plant, before proceeding to the hotel (outside Vienna), where lectures and practical training will take place.
On Tuesday September 21st, further lectures will take place in the morning, followed by an audit of a pellet plant in the afternoon. At the end, the group will visit a Testing Laboratory for solid fuels back in Vienna. The training will end on Tuesday latest at 18:00.

The training costs 1.250 € (VAT excl). This fee includes training and documentation, accommodation for the 20th of September in the hotel, 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, 20th September
9:00 – 10:00 Transfer to Pellet plant “Waldviertel Pellets“
10:00 – 11:30 Visit Pellet plant
11:30 – 12:00 Transfer to the hotel
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:30 – 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, 21st September
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 – 13:15 Transfer pellet plant “RZ Ybbs”
13:15 – 15:00 Audit “Ybbs”
15:00 – 17:00 Transfer Wien
17:00 – 17:45 Visit of accredited Testing Laboratory for solid fuels

The maximum number of participants is 12. To ensure a place, please register early. Registration closes on September 1st 2021.
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 September 1st 2021 will be reimbursed in full for the participants who cannot attend the training. On September 1st 2021 it will be decided if training can take place depending on actual COVID-19 situation. In case of training cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, 100 % fee will be reimbursed. If the training takes place, and cancellation is done by a participant after the confirmation of the training, the fees will not be reimbursed. However, the participant may name a substitute to attend in their place.