The great potential of biogas and its role in the upcoming gas revolution were the main messages of the EBA Conference 2016
More than 200 delegates gathered in Ghent, Belgium, to attend the 3rd edition of the EBA Conference. The programme, with contributions by a record number of 47 speakers, 19 exhibitors and 33 poster presenters, was attended by stakeholders coming from 29 different countries. 56 participants joined the last day of the conference for a study tour to the nearby facilities of Ivaco (Gistel) and Digrom (Ardooie).
More sustainable future
Participants learnt from EBA President Dr Jan Stambasky about the more sustainable future of gas and the readiness of the sector to embrace a key role in it, especially that of biomethane, with a current market growth of 30% in Europe. The great potential of biogas was confirmed by key speakers Mrs. Marie Donnelly, Director of Renewables, Research & Innovation, Energy Efficiency for the European Commission DG of Energy, David Parkin, Director of Network Strategy & Gas Distribution for the UK National Grid, EBA Board Member Mr Stefano Bozzetto, MEP Mr Giovanni La Via and Mr Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission.
The conference will see its next edition in January 2018, looking to build up on the success of previous editions in terms of participation, high-level contributions and key messages concerning the biogas sector and its great projection.
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