Oct 11th, 2018
Palais des Académies, 1 rue Ducale, 1050 BruxellesVISIT WEBSITE
Join us at the Conference and learn how the BiogasAction experts stimulated the development of biogas in 9 European regions.
Biogas plays an important role in the current energy transition. It is a green gas which provides flexible and secure energy supplies to reach the recently agreed 32% renewable energy target in final European energy consumption by 2030. But the opportunities of this resource need to be fully unlocked.
With this objective in mind, the partners of the Biogas Action project would like to invite you to a half-day conference that will look at the opportunities and challenges of the biogas sector in Europe. This will be the occasion to present the results of the project which started in 2016.
Biogas Action was carried out to boost the potential of biogas as a renewable energy by increasing the biogas and biomethane production in EU territories, removing the non-technical barriers to create better frameworks for the widespread production of biogas and biomethane. This collaborative initiative involves several EU regions and takes into account different policy perspectives (European, national and regional).
Don’t miss the chance to meet a dynamic consortium of biogas partners, together with EU policy-makers, local representatives and other stakeholders. Join us to learn from an inspiring biogas overview that will unveil the project achievements and the recommendations to unlock the potential of biogas in Europe.
Date: 11 October 2018
Time: 9 AM to 13 PM
Address: Palais des Academies,
Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles
Programme: Coming soon. Stay tuned!
Registration deadline: 4 October 2018
9h Registration and welcome
9h30 SESSION I: Setting the scene and policy context
Moderator: Dr. Arthur Wellinger, Senior Advisor to the European Biogas Association (EBA)
“Needs and opportunities to support biogas – Is the EU and its regions on the right track for its energy transition?”
Susanna Pflüger, Secretary General of EBA
“Biogas and its role in European renewable energy policy beyond 2020”
Malcolm McDowell, DG Energy, European Commission
“Prospects of biogas in regional sustainable development”
Carolina Gunnarsson from the Regional Council of Kalmar County, Sweden
Patrice Lejeune, representative of Cluster Methatlantique, France
Leoš Gál from Czech technology platform for biofuels – CTPB
“Industry perspective on biogas development”
Hendrik Becker, vice-president of the German Biogas Association and founder of PlanET
11h00- 11h30 Coffee break
11h30 SESSION II: Turning biogas opportunities into reality
“Introduction from the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency”
Olja Kristic, INEA, BiogasAction Project Officer
“BiogasAction in a nutshell”
Nils Daugaard, EC Network & Coordinator of BiogasAction
12h00 – Panel session with BiogasAction partners and interaction with the audience
Moderator: Jakob Lorenzen, Danish Technology Center for Biogas – Experiences of promoting biogas and its benefits to society – Integration of biogas in regions and cities
13h00 Networking lunch: meet and discuss with BiogasAction partners