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History

DAY ONE: 22nd October 2019

9:20 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Harm Grobrügge, President, European Biogas Association

9:30 Biogas and its role in European renewable energy policy beyond 2020

Malcolm L. McDowell, DG Energy, European Commission

10:00 Vision 2050+ – The Role of Biomethane in a Decarbonized World
Zoltan Elek, CEO, Landwarme

10:30 Market outlook for biogas in Europe – demand, supply & sustainability
Joseph Dutton, Policy Advisor, E3G

STX11:00 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

11:30 Overview of the Global Biomethane market

  • Biomethane goes global: Key drivers and future trends by region
  • European leadership
  • Massive investment in the United States
  • Emerging Asia: the next giant

Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, Energy Consultant, Cedigaz

12:00 The DRANCO plants in Brecht (Belgium): producing biogas from biowaste since 1992”
Peter Magielse, IGEAN and Bruno Mattheeuws, OWS

12:30 Experience and outlook on large scale biogas production based on the GoBiGas-project

  • Description of the process converting woody biomass to biomethane via gasification.
  • Experience and cost of the demonstration plant
  • Suggestions for future projects based on these experiences

Henrik Thunman, Chalmers University of Technology

anellotech1:00 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Anellotech

2:20 Opening remarks from the chair
Harm Grobrügge, President, European Biogas Association

2:30 Biogas’ contribution to Net Zero

Charlotte Morton, CEO, ADBA (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)

3:00 Investor insight: securing finance for growth in the Biogas Market

  • Market growth across Europe
  • Current bottlenecks in biogas financing

François Pasquier, Investment Director, Swen Capital Partners

3:30 How can we make sure that biogas takes its rightful role in the energy transition?
Andreas Guth, Policy Director, Eurogas

STX4:00 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

4:30 Case study: The anaerobic digestion market in the UK

  • Why the market can’t survive without fiscal incentives

Mark Christensen, Director, BioSci

5:00 Unlocking the potential of poultry manure for biogas production

Riku Mäkinen, President, Ductor EMEA

Nature Energy5:30 Networking drinks
kindly sponsored by nature energy

DAY TWO: 23rd October 2019

9:20 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Richard Gueterbock, Director, Foodchains

9:30 A world run entirely on Green Energy

  • How can we address this challenge and what role can green gas play
  • Exploring anaerobic digestion, gasification and hydrogen
  • How hydrogen and renewables can deliver advantages to the power grid and gas grid in the green transition

Damien Speight, Head of Business Innovation, Orsted

10:00 The role of Biogas in a Circular Economy

Mikkel Kynde, Portfolio Manager, Nature Energy

10:30 Case study: Belgium’s first Biomethane Plant

Maarten Holtkamp, Sales Director, Bright BioMethane & IOK Afvalbeheer

STX11:00 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

11:30 Biomethane Potential and Challenges in Europe

  • Biomethane from anerobic digestion and gasification
  • Market outlook
  • Production costs
  • Regulation

Olivier Guerrini, Industrial Director – Renewable Gas, Engie

12:00 Belgian case study: Biomethane injection into the Grid

  • The first green gas register
  • Guarantees of origin

Dirk Focroul, Product Manager, Fluxys Belgium

12:30 Biomethane Trading

  • European Biogas market
  • International and cross border trading

Carlo Giallombardo, Senior Business Developer, AFS Energy

anellotech1:00 Networking lunch
kindly sponsored by Anellotech

2:20 Opening remarks from the Chair
Jan Lehmann, Environmental Commodities, STX Group

2:30 Bringing biomethane on the road: hurdles and opportunities for the German biogas market

Alexey Mozgovoy, German Biogas Association

3:00 Longterm future of the Biogas Sector

Markus Ott, Director, Agraform Technologies

STX3:30 Networking break
kindly sponsored by STX Commodities

4:00 Green Gas Certificates, looking at how they help to regulate the market, pricing and what other countries could learn form such a scheme

Jesse Scharf, Manager, Green Gas Certification Scheme

4:30 Sulaway, a new technology of desulphurization without waste

Patrick Bakker, Sales Manager, Gazpack

5:00 Conference closes

10 OCTOBER

9:15 Introductory remarks from the Chair
Dominik Trisl, Strategy and Business Development, BMP Greengas

9:30 RED II and Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG): Opportunities and Challenges for the Biomethane Market in EU and German Legislations

  • From EEG 2004 to RED II: development of legal frameworks for biomethane in Germany and the EU
  • How do specific legislations affect the biomethane market?
  • What changes, new opportunities, and new challenges does the RED II bring?

Zoltan Elek - CEO and Managing Director, Landwärme GmbH

10:00 Global Food Waste Management: an implementation guide for cities
John Booth, World Biogas Association

METGEN10:30 Networking break
Sponsored by METGEN

11:00 The German Biomethane market and greengas applications
Dominik Trisl, Strategy and Business Development, BMP Greengas

11:30 Decarbonising transport with liquid biogas
Håvard Wollan – CEO Biokraft

12:00 The Circular Economy and Biogas production
Ole Hvelplund, CEO Nature Energy

12:30 Q and A with this morning speakers

Specac13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by SPECAC

2:20 Introduction from the Chair
from the Chair

2:30 Nordic Gas ecosystem and potential of gas for heavy road transport
Jukka Metsälä, Vice President Biogas, Gasum

3:00 Sustainable biogas in urban areas
Bojan Ribić – Department head Zagreb City Holding, Coordinator EU Bin2Grid project, consortium member of UrbanBiogas, PPI4Waste, and the ongoing REEF2W EU projects

3:30 Low Carbon Manufacture – the role of biogas in the Circular Economy
Richard Gueterbock, Marketing Director, Clearfleau

METGEN4:00 Networking break
Sponsored by METGEN

4:30 Industrial Enzymes – shaping the world of bioenergy
Alex Michine, CEO, MetGen Oy

5:00 Q & A with the afternoon’s speakers

AGQM5.30 Networking drinks
Sponsored by AGQM

11 OCTOBER

9:15 Introduction from the Chair
Richard Gueterbock, Marketing Director, Cleafleau

9:30 Status and Perspectives of the European Biogas & Biomethane Sectors
Harm Grobrügge, Vice President, European Biogas Association

10:00 Biogas trading across borders within Europe
Matthias Edel, ERGaR Board Member and Team Leader Bioenergy at dena (German Energy Agency)

METGEN10:30 Networking break
Sponsored by METGEN

11:00 How to use Benchmarking to optimise biogas plants
Dr. Harald von Canstein, Head of Biotechnology, E.ON Bioerdgas

11:30 Biogas potential in the EU, and bioLNG potential for transport in the Netherlands
Cor Leguijt, Manager fuels and cities, CE Delft

12:00 Q and A

Specac13:00 Lunch
Sponsored by SPECAC

2:15 Introduction from the Chair
Richard Gueterbock, Marketing Director, Cleafleau

2:30 Biomethane - Meeting market requirements with sustainability certification
Dr. Peter Hawighorst, Project Manager, ISCC & Meo Carbon Solutions

3:00 Topic to be confirmed
Tatiana Demeusy, Erdgas Südwest GmbH

METGEN3:30 Networking break
Sponsored by METGEN

4:30 New Grid Codes and the challenges they impose on electrical design planning of biogas powerplants
Simon Ledwon, Team Leader of electrical design, FGH

5:00 Conference closes

2017 Bioenergy Insight programme

DAY ZERO: 3rd October 2017

Join us on DAY ZERO: 3rd October 2017 for a Pre-conference Whisky Distillery Tour

DAY ONE: 4th October 2017

9.15 Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Martin Tangney, President, Celtic Renewables

9.30 Advanced biofuels strategy through to 2030
Rob Wakely, Head of Low Carbon Fuels Division, Energy Technology and International Directorate, Department for Transport (DfT)

10.00 Investing in advanced biofuels: technology options and policy support
Andrew Murfin, General Manager, Advanced Biofuels, Shell

10.30 Networking break

11.00 Bioenergy and Scotland’s low-carbon economy
Chris Stark, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government

11.30 UK policy uncertainty, reintroducing E10 and the future of the bioethanol market
Grant Pearson, Commercial Manager, Ensus

12.00 Q&A with this morning's speakers - panel

12.45 Networking Lunch

 

Session 1
The big picture

2.00 Opening remarks from the Chair

Andy Yuill, Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Natural Power

2.15 Mapping the supply chain

  • An industry in transition: Global overview
  • Analysing recent trends and forecasts in global wood pellet supply
  • Understand how wood pellet producers are responding to global shifts

William Strauss, Founder and President, Future Metrics

2.45 Exploring Industrial Wood Pellet Pricing and the European Landscape

  • Insight into key pricing in the European market
  • Overview of key projects planned and existing
  • Key price drivers and policy

Brodie Govan, biomass broker, Voyage Power

3.15 Networking break

3.45 Ensuring sustainability at scale

  • Analysing the three pillars of sustainability: Certification, transparency, and care for the forest landscape

Daniel Davidson, international sales director, Enviva

4.15 The bankability factor: investors and incentives

  • Financing bioenergy projects

Chris Holmes, Head of Waste & Bioenergy, Green Investment Group

 

4.45 Close of Conference and Networking Drinks Reception
with Whisky tasting session hosted by Celtic Renewables

DAY TWO: 5th October 2017

BIOENERGY STREAM

9.15 Welcome from chair
Andy Yuill, Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Natural Power

9.30 Brexit effect on bioenergy market

  • Exploring the role of bioenergy in the industrial strategy post-Brexit

James Court, head of policy and public affairs, Renewable Energy Association

10.00 Update on the wood-based bioenergy sector in North America

  • Wood-based bioenergy in North America: All roads lead to pellet exports

Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Centre

10.30 Networking break

11.00 Greening the UK's gas network 2012-20

  • A look at biomethane 2012-2020: how will the market develop?

John Scott Kerr, Head of Business Development, Future Biogas UK

11.30 Green your fleet

  • Biomethane as a commercial and sustainable fuel for buses and trucks

Jonas Strömberg, Director for Sustainable Solutions, Scania

12.00 What is next for energy-from-waste plants in the UK?
Dan Cooke, External Affairs Manager, Viridor

12.30 The opportunity for development of the circular economy
Richard Gueterbock, Director & founder shareholder, Clearfleau

1.00 Networking lunch

2.10 Introduction from the chair

2.15 Latest in pyrolysis AD systems

  • Integration of pyrolysis and AD. How biogas production can benefit?

Dr Jan Mumme, Edinburgh University and founder of start- up company Carbogenics

2.45 The future of gas from a UK perspective

  • The role of BioSNG in the decarbonisation of heat and transport
  • The prospects for the large-scale supply of renewable gas following the introduction of the BioSNG demonstration-scale waste-to-energy plant in Swindon

David Pickering, Project Manager, BioSNG, Cadent Gas

3.15 Delivering AD plants

  • Successful contracting structures and risk allocation

Dr Stephen Wise, associate director and waste technical lead, Amec Foster Wheeler

3.45 End of conference

 


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