EBA appoints new group of experts to accelerate biogas deployment in Europe

The European Biogas Association (EBA) has appointed a new group of experts to accelerate renewable gas deployment in Europe.

The appointed Company Advisory Board (CAB) includes eight experts with an extensive career within the gas and renewable gas sector. During their three-year mandate (2020-2023) they will play a key role in advising the best ways to reach the forecasted potential for biogas and biomethane – 39 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas equivalent by 2030 and 120 bcm by 2050.

The CAB will also work on strengthening the visibility of the sector as a sustainable and cost-competitive alternative for decarbonisation and steer the political positioning of the EBA.

In the EBA’s conference, held on 1-4 September, organisations and experts highlighted the potential of the biogas sector in realising the goals set out in the EU Green Deal. The deal is focused on reducing emissions by 55% by 2030 and reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

The CAB is an official body to the EBA and is comprised of voluntary members representing the company members within the EBA. The overarching objective of the CAB is to provide strategic political advice to the secretariat and the executive board to steer the political advocacy and policy priorities. Three members of the CAB will officially represent this body at the EBA Executive Board.

The elected CAB of the Eba includes: Olivier Aubert of SWEN Capital, Olivier Guerrini of TOTAL, Marta Kamola-Martines of ENGIE, Gabor Sonkoly of Landwärme, Marco Mazzero of IES Biogas, Coen Meijers of DMT, Michael Niederbacher of TerraX and Jonas Svendsen of Nature Energy.

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