This training is organised for inspectors who want to perform ENplus® inspections of pellet production plants and pellet trader facilities.
As an inspector, if you want to be involved only in the inspection of pellet producers, the participation in the 2-day training (Module 1: 29 and 30 January 2024, fees: 1600€) will be required. If the inspectors want to be involved only in the inspection of the pellet traders, the 1-day training (Module 2: 31 January 2024, fees: 850€) will be required. The inspectors who are involved in the inspection of pellet producers and traders, should take part in the 3-day training (Module 3: 29, 30 and 31 January 2024, fees: 2000€). Participation in this training is considered adequate proof of qualification for persons intending to do ENplus® inspections (see requirements stated in the ENplus® standard ST 1002).
The content of the training is provided by BEA Institut für Bioenergie, an organisation with extensive experience in inspecting 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® scheme, practical training in determining physical parameters of pellets, and inspection of two modern pellet production plants. The participants would need to prepare and provide an inspection report for obtaining the successfully completed certificate by Monday 05.02.2024.
Time & Location
On Monday January 29th, 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 January 30th, further lectures will take place in the morning, followed by an audit of a pellet plant in the afternoon. The training will end on Tuesday latest at 18:00 for the ones who only register for a 2-day training.
On Wednesday January 31st, further lectures will take place in the morning about trade market and ENplus® requirements for traders. The training will be followed by an audit of a trader facility in the afternoon. The training will end on Wednesday latest at 17:30.
The training costs per module is:
Module 1: 1600 € (VAT excl) This fee includes training and documentation, accommodation for the 29th of January in the hotel, full board for both days and all transfer costs from Vienna to the training locations.
Module 2: 850€ (VAT excl) This fee includes training, documentation, and all transfer costs from Vienna to the training locations.
Module 3: 2000 € (VAT excl) This fee includes training and documentation, accommodation for the 29th and 30th of January in the hotel, full board for three 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 shall familiarise themselves with the requirements of the scheme. The ENplus® documentation is available here: https://enplus-pellets.eu/en-in/resources-en-in/technical-documentation-en-in.html#documentation-new
Monday, 29th January
9:00 Meeting point Vienna
9:00 – 10:00 Transfer to the pellet plant
10:00 – 11:30 Visit the pellet plant
11:30 – 12:00 Transfer to the hotel
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30 Pellet markets and their specific demands
14:30 – 15:30 ENplus® standards, certification procedure and structure of ENplus® scheme
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Quality parameters in ENplus® scheme and their practical relevance
16:00 – 16:30 Pellet laboratory equipment and determination of physical properties
16:30 – 18:00 Practical training
Tuesday, 30th January
9:00 – 10:15 ENplus® scheme structure and documents, EPC website, Radix (producer only)
10:15 - 10:45 Audit preparation and contract requirements
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Audit (theory and examples)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:00 Transfer to the pellet plant
14:00 – 16:30 Audit of the pellet plant
16:30 – 18:00 Transfer to the hotel
Wednesday, 31st January
9:00 – 10:00 ENplus® scheme structure and documents, EPC website, Radix (trader only)
10:00 – 11:00 Pellet trade options and markets
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Documentation including mass balance
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 13:30 Transfer to the trader facility
13:30 – 14:30 Audit trader (office: sales incl. mass balance, bag design)
14:30 – 15:30 Audit of blower truck, loading station and bagging station
15:30 – 16:30 Transfer to Vienna
16:30 - 17:30 Visit of accredited Lab Vienna
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The maximum number of participants is 10 and the minimum number is 4. To ensure a place, please register early. Registration closes maximum on Friday January 19th 2024. We reserve the right to us to close the registration if the maximum number of participants are received before this given date. If by the given date we have received the minimum number of participants (4 persons), the training will take pace. Otherwise, we reserve the right to us to cancel the event.
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 January 18th 2024 will be reimbursed in full for the participants who cannot attend the training. After this date the fees will not be reimbursed. However, the participant may name a substitute to attend in their place.