European Biomethane Conference

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12.10.2015 | Berlin
European Biomethane Conference.

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On 12 October, dena will hold the first European Biomethane Conference in Berlin. Biomethane is becoming increasingly popular in Europe. In some European countries, significant biomethane markets are emerging, while other countries are in the process of developing promising framework conditions. New processing technologies and innovative processes are ready to be launched on the market and stand as proof of the innovative abilities and dynamics that are at work in this sector.

In Europe, the mass balance approach has become the established method for documenting the origin and properties of biomethane. The mass balance approach creates transparency and is thus a fundamental factor in the growing European biomethane trade. New products, certificates and labels have created space for trade.  

dena's European Biomethane Conference is the first European platform dedicated to identifying biomethane trends and prospects in Europe. The subjects that will be discussed at the conference include the opportunities and limits of the mass balance approach as well as the aspects that have proved of value and the aspects necessary to further expand the European biomethane market. Come and

discover innovative technologies and processes. find out about promising markets.join the discussion on the opportunities and limits of the mass balance approach.and learn more about the European biomethane trade.The conference will be organised by dena, an organisation that has been implementing various projects such as the Biogas Partnership, the Biogas Register and GreenGasGrids, to promote the development of the German and European biomethane markets since 2008.

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bmp greengas –Germany's leading biomethane trader
As a nationwide biomethane wholesaler and service provider, bmp greengas trades some 1.4 TWh of biomethane per year, accounting for about 15-20 percent of the German biomethane market. bmp greengas is your partner for the reliable transport, trouble-free balancing and secure supply of biomethane. The company develops an appropriate solution for every customer.bmp greengas is a founder member of the biogas register operated by the dena and carries out the verification of biomethane quantities and qualities required for transfer to the natural gas system on behalf of its customers.

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09.30 amRegistration & welcome coffee. Session I: Welcome and introduction.10.30 amWelcome and opening remarks.Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive, Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) –German Energy Agency10.40 amKey Note: Biomethane: The European energy source.Dr. David BaxterEuropean Commission, Joint Research Center, IEA Bioenergy, Leader of Task 3711.00 amBreak.Panel I and Panel II are taking place at the same time.

 Panel I: Regulated markets.chaired by Prof. Dr. Frank Scholwin, Institute of Biogas, Waste Management and Energy (IBKE)11.10 amItalian market –ready to start!?Dr. Lorenzo Maggioni,Head of Research & Development, Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB)11.30 amBiotickets for renewable fuels in the Netherlands.Pelle Schlichting, Director, OrangeGas BV11.50 amMechanisms for advancing biomethane production and use in Denmark.Asger Myken, Lead Commercial Developer, DONG Energy A/S12.10 pmRTFO, RHI, ROCs: Market overview UK.John Baldwin, Managing Director, CNG Services Limited12.30 pmFrench biomethane roadmap: Status quo and outlook.Marie-Laure Charlot, Head of mission biomethane, Gaz Reseau Distribution France (GrDF)Biological Methanation –Status quo and perspectives.Dr. Doris Hafenbrandl, Vice President Business Development Electrochaea GmbH12.50 amNetworking lunch break. Panel II: Innovations.Chaired by Michael Beil, Fraunhofer Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES)11.10 amLatest developments in biogas upgrading and injection.Dr. Sandra Esteves,Professor in Bioprocess Technology for Resource Recovery: Energy and MaterialsUniversity of South Wales11.30 amBenefits and challenges of Bio-SNG production.Dr. Jonas Dahl, Specialist, Energiforsk AB11.50 amBiogas plant repowering with gas upgrading and injection –case study.Johannes Szivacz, Managing Director, axiom Angewandte Prozesstechnik Ges.m.b.H.12.10 pmIncreasing efficiency and reducing costs.Marcus Trommler, Project Manager Biomethane, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ)12.30 pmBiological Methanation –Status quo and perspectives.Dr. Doris Hafenbrandl, Vice President Business Development Electrochaea GmbH12.50 pmNetworking lunch break. Session II: Voluntary vs. regulated markets: Next steps? Chair & introduction: Dr. Jan Liebetrau (DBFZ)2.00 pmOpening statement: The future of biomethane: Outlook on the biomethane market development from a German perspective.Frank Stumpf, Head of project development and feedstocks, Schmack Biogas GmbH2.15 pmOpening statement: The European biomethane roadmap.Dr. Attila Kovacs, Board Member, European Biogas Association Panel discussion: Voluntary vs. regulated markets: Opportunities and challenges.Chair & introduction: Dr. Jan Liebetrau (DBFZ)2.30 pmVoluntary vs. regulated markets: Opportunities and challenges.Frank Stumpf, Head of project development and feedstocks, Schmack Biogas GmbHProf. Dr. Carsten Herbes,Director, Nuertingen Geislingen University (NGU)Mathieu Dumont,Senior advisor bio-energy & Specialist Biomethane, Netherlands Enterprise AgencyThibaut Chapron,Bioenergy Consultant, German French office for renewable energies3.30 pmRefreshment break. Panel III and Panel IV are taking place at the same time.

 Panel III: Voluntary Markets.Chaired by Dr. Attila Kovacs, European Biogas Association (EBA)4.00 pmCertificates, tickets, quotas, labels? What are the current possibilities in Europe?Jens Schumacher, Environmental Products Broker, STX Services B.V.4.20 pmBiofuels quota and eco-gas. Market overview Germany.Jens Eberlein, CEO, BayWa r.e. Green Energy Products GmbH4.40 pmCosts and benefits for fleet operators using biomethane.Costs and benefits for fleet operators using biomethane.Sofia Nordström, Business project manager, FordonsGas Sverige AB5.00 pmBiomethane for heating purposes: Case study Switzerland.Michael Schmid, Head of Public Affairs, Verband der Schweizerischen Gasindustrie (VSG)5.20 pmBiomethane in the chemical industry.Dr. Yvonne Heischkel, Strategic Procurement Renewable Feedstocks, BASF SE5.40 pmRefreshment break. Panel IV: Different Feedstock. Chaired by dena.4.00 pmOverview on sustainable feedstock for biomethane production.Dr. William Mezzulo, Associate Director Project Development, Future Biogas Ltd.4.20 pmBiomethane as a biofuel produced from food waste and manure.Mohammed Saddiq, General Manager, GENeco4.40 pmManure and agricultural residues: Biogas potential and biomethane pilot projects in Ukraine.Michael Rolland, Managing Director, Biogasrat+ e.V.Felix Hess, Chairman, NAWARO BioEnergie AG5.00 pmSewage sludge as a feedstock for biomethane in France.Frederic Pierre, Project Director, Biovalsan Project5.20 pmLNG from food waste in Oslo.Espen Govasmark, Project Manager, Waste-to-Energy Agency City of Oslo (EGE)5.40 pmRefreshment break. Session III: Mass balancing: Basics of verification and documentation for biomethane. Chair & introduction: dena. Chair & introduction: Matthias Edel (dena)6.00 pmExperience from Germany: Biomethane trading –quality bundling, mass balancing, transportation and application.Volker Seebach, CEO, bmp greengas GmbH6.10 pmOpening statement: Mass balancing systems in the chemical industry.Andreas Feige, CEO, Meo Carbon Solutions6.20 pmPanel discussion.Dr. Susanne Veith, Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, DuPont Engineering and Research TechnologyJosef Holzer, Managing board, AGCS Gas Clearing and Settlement AG Andreas Feige, CEO, Meo Carbon SolutionsOlli Nevalainen, Product Manager, Gasum Oy07.00 pmGet together.09.00 pmEnd of conference.

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More than 130 participants listen to the welcome speech of Andreas Kuhlmann (dena).

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Eike Liekweg (Agraferm, left) and his colleague Markus Ott (right) talk to participants from England.

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Stefanie Jacobi at bmp greengas´ stand.

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Mohamed Saddiq (GENeco, middle), Attila Kovacs (European Biogas Association, left) and Jens Schumacher (STX Services, left) talking at dena´s stand with Axel Blume (dena, right).

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Harmen Dekker (left, Global Environmental Solutions) talking to Stephen McCulloch (Greenlane Biogas).

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Holger Kligge (middle) and Tim Reischke (right) exchanging experiences with Frank Stumpf (Schmack Biogas, left).

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Andreas Kuhlmann welcomes the delegates from 15 countries.

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Dr. David Baxter during his key note speech.

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Marie-Laure Charlot (Gaz Reseau Distribution France) explaining the French biomethane roadmap.

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Dr. Sandra Estevez giving an overview of the latest developments in biogas upgrading and injection.

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Asger Mysken (DONG Energy A/S) informing about the Danish markets for biomethane.

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