The conference takes place at the Kinepolis Event Center, Groenendaallaan 394, 2030 Antwerp. You will find the entrance to the Event Center at the side of the building, opposite the parking area.

The conference dinner on Wednesday evenening takes place at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel, Groenplaats 32, 2000 Antwerp.

Travelling by car
Kinepolis Event Center: check here  for route descriptions. Parking is free.

Hilton Antwerp Old Town: check here  for route descriptions. Parking (paid) is available at the Groenplaats.

Travelling by plane/train
Kinepolis Event Center: travel to station Antwerp-Luchtbal via Antwerp Central Station (in total approx. 40 minutes from Brussels Airport). From here it is only an 8 minute walk to Kinepolis. From Antwerp International Airport a taxi takes you to Kinepolis in approx. 15 minutes.

Hilton Antwerp Old Town: travel to Antwerp Central station (30 minutes from Brussels Airport). From there you can take the metro (get off at Groenplaats) or a taxi. From Antwerp International Airport a taxi takes you to the hotel in approx. 20 minutes.

A cloak room is available at Kinepolis, so you can store your luggage there.

Jesper is employed in Energinet (Danish Transmission System Operator) as a Senior Systems Analyst since 2006. He works in the department of System Operation and have a scientific background in physics and chemistry.

Jesper is an expert in gas quality and is involved in gas quality standardisation though Danish Standard. Additionally he has been working with the subjects of gas flow metering, gas quality analysis, and the introduction of the green gasses biomethane and hydrogen into the gas infrastructure.



Simona DangelosanteSimona D’Angelosante is employed at Snam, that is the main Italian Gas Infrastructures Operator. She is Gas Advocacy Manager in the Corporate Strategy Department. Her work is to support gas in a “greening the gas grid” perspective. She is involved in promoting gas and, in particular renewable gas, in mobility, power generation and Heating and Cooling sectors participating in working groups of the main Italian gas associations. She is member  of the IGU’s WOC5.3 about gas in mobility sector and takes part in the quantification group of the “Gas for Climate – A path to 2050” consortium with CIB, EBA and other European gas operators to demonstrate the large cost saving by using gas to achieve 95% emission reduction in 2050


Yvonne Heischkel studied chemistry at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and received her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2000. In the same year, she joined the Polymer Research lab of BASF in Ludwigshafen heading a synthesis laboratory for coatings raw materials. At BASF she hold various positions in new business development of chemical intermediates and strategic marketing of plastic additives. Now she is a manager of strategic procurement of renewables. Her focus areas cover renewable feedstocks like sugars, ethanol, vegetable oils or biomethane, and their value chains as a drop in and for dedicated production processes.





Our host for the 2018 conference is a well-respected television and radio presenter from the UK, who currently presents for the BBC. She works as a corporate host for various companies, both in the UK and Europe. Meet Sasha Twining, our conference moderator.

Most recently, Sasha co-presented on high-profile shows on Britain’s Sky News. She also occasionally presented the flagship programme Sky News at Ten. She was the lead anchor for Russia Today, an international news television channel based in Moscow, and anchored all the high-profile events, both in studio and on location.

Sasha has also worked as a correspondent for Britain’s ITV, and presented the catch-up service for BBC NEWS 24. Internationally Sasha presented for the Nine Network (Australian national television) and was London correspondent for both ‘Today’ and ‘Mornings’. Sasha currently presents for the BBC, and fronts the south coast high-profile Mid-Morning show.

Next to her work for television and radio, Sasha works for a number of corporate clients, hosting and facilitating large events, both in the UK and Europe. Key clients Sasha has been working for are, among others, Primark, Mobile World Live, IBC, United Nations, World Coal Association and Eurogas 2017.


Have you completed your registration? Until January 15 you can still join at the regular rate. After that the on-site rate applies.

During the Christmas period we have been adding some more confirmed names to our speakers page, which now makes the programme almost complete.

Our participants list is also still growing. Interested to see who you will meet in Antwerp? After completing your registration you will be able to see and contact other registered delegates via the information and registration system.

In case you have not yet registered, please make sure to do so before January 15. After this date you can register only at the on-site rate of €700 (regular rates: €500 for EBA members, €600 for non-EBA members and €250 for students). Did you already book your hotel room? The Hilton Old Town Antwerp hotel has only a limited number of rooms with a discount still available. Please contact Kelly Vermeiren (+32 (0)3 204 82 80 – for options. 

This year’s study tour , on January 26, will take participants to the DRANCO (DRy ANaerobic COmposting) installation, built by OWS. The regular rate is €100 (after January 15: €150 ) and includes lunch and transport. Meeting point for the tour is the Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel. Only conference attendees can register for the study tour.

Tour 1       Tour 2*
10:00        13:00 assemble at Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel
10:15         13:15 departure for OWS installation
13:00        14:00 lunch
14:15         17:15 return at Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel
*Only in case tour 1 is fully booked

Did you already register and do you want to add the study tour to your booking? You can add the study tour by logging in to your account in the registration system.