The conference will start after lunch with a number of interesting plenary sessions. In the evening all participants are invited to a welcome reception in the exhibition room, a good opportunity to meet and share views with representatives from e.g. research, industry and production. Also the joint buffet dinner will provide plenty of network opportunities.
10:00-12:00 Company Advisory Council (for business players) Click for more information
10:00-12:00 Scientific Advisory Council (for scientists, researchers, university teachers) Click for more information
12:00-13:00 optional buffet lunch at the hotel
13:00-14:00 arrival and welcome with coffee and tea
14:00-15:15 plenary theme session:
|Political Affairs Chaired by: Dr. Jan Štambaský (EBA President)|
|The importance of renewable energy resources in the long-term energy strategy of The Netherlands.
Rob Boerée, Director National Programmes Netherlands Enterprise Agency
|Clean power for transport: a European alternative fuels strategy. The role of natural gas and biogas.
Antonio Tricas Aizpun, Policy officer, DG for Mobility and Transport – European Commission
|Biogas/biomethane: EU legal framework and support possibilities under the Common Agricultural Policy.
Andreas Gumbert, Policy Officer, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development – European Commission
15:15-15:45 coffee break with poster sessions and exhibition
15:45-17:00 continued plenary theme session including panel discussion on political affairs
|Political Affairs Chaired by: Harm Grobrügge (EBA Vice-President)|
|The energy policy of the European Union, targets 2030
Andreas Pilzecker, Policy Officer, DG for Energy – European Commission
|EBA’s strategy to respond to the challenges facing the European biogas industry.
Jan Stambasky, President of European Biogas Association
|Moderated panel discussion with all today’s speakers: How can biogas contribute to energy security?
Moderator: Harm Grobrügge, EBA Vice-President
19:00 joint networking dinner; speaker: Jaap Bond, vice governor of the province of North-Holland
During the breaks you can visit the exhibition and attend poster presentations.
The day will have both plenary and parallel sessions on subjects varying from biomethane production and utilization to cross-border trade.
09:00-10:30 Two parallel sessions, with each 3 speeches. Topics:
|Substrates Chaired by: Dr. Stefano Bozzetto (EBA Board Member)|
|Utilization of substrates from landscape conservation.
Dipl.-Ing. Sven Schicketanz, Bosch&Partner
|Biogas production from the pulp and paper production processes.
Prof. Jörgen Ejlertsson, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB
|Experiences from the EVA project (Site-Specific Cropping Systems for Energy Crops).
Katharina Winter, Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture
|Biomethane – technical session Chaired by: Dr. Attila Kovács (EBA Board Member)|
|Latest developments in biogas cleaning and upgrading technologies.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Scholwin
|Technical development of biomethane from gasification and biogas with focus on Sweden.
Dr. Anna-Karin Jannasch, Swedish Gas Technology Centre
Erik Büthker, Chairman of TC 408
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-12:30 Two parallel sessions, with each 3 speeches. Topics:
|Digestate and BREF Chaired by: Franz Kirchmeyr (EBA Vice-President)|
|Digestates utilization in agriculture – a holistic analysis.
Prof. Eberhard Hartung, Kiel University
|Legislative regulations of digestate use.
Eric Liegeois, Policy Officer, DG for Enterprise and Industry – European Commission
|Review of the reference documents on best available technique (BREF) for waste treatment AD plants.
Dipl.-Ing. David Wilken, German Biogas Association
|Sustainable Biogas Chaired by: David Collins (EBA Board Member)|
|The role of modern biotechnology in future biomass processing.
Theo Verleun, DSM Biogas
|Biogas industry as a part of sustainable farming.
Dr. Stefano Bozzetto, European Biogas Association
|Indirect Land Use Change (iLUC) and biogas industry.
Horst Fehrenbach, Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg
12:30-14:00 lunch buffet
14:00-15:00 Two parallel sessions, with each 3 speeches. Topics:
|Biogas Production Chaired by: Theo Verleun, (Company Advisory Council)|
|Biogas plant in Vrbas, Serbia
Alena Hanusova, Biogest Energie- und Wassertechnik GmbH
|Best practice projects and future challenges in biogas production.
Frank Stumpf, Schmack Biogas GmbH
|Efficiency of biogas production
Jan Liebetrau, German Biomass Research Centre DBFZ
|Biomethane Production Chaired by: Erik Meers, (Scientific Advisory Council)|
|Solvent development for biogas scrubbers for CO2 removal
Marco Linders, TNO
Dr. Benoît Boulinguiez, MT-Energie GmbH
|Biomethane in the Netherlands – current state and future outlook
Michael Sanders, Association of the Green Gas Producers VGGP
15:00-15:30 coffee break
15:30-17:00 plenary theme session:
|Perspectives of biogas in The Netherlands and surrounding regions
Chaired by: David Collins (EBA Board Member)
|The importance of renewable energy resources in the long-term energy strategy of The Netherlands in general and the Energy Valley region in particular.
Prof. Dr. André P. C. Faaij, Professor ‘Energy System Analysis’
|Biomass gasification overview.
Ilkka Hannula, VTT Energy
|Biogas as a pillar and a bridge to a renewable energy system in North-West Europe.
Gerard van Pijkeren, Vertogas
For this final day of the conference you may choose between three options:
08:00-17:30 full day study tour with visits to three biogas plants in the Amsterdam region
08:30-14:00 half day study tour to Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
09:00-17:00 Biomass Gasification Europe 2014 in Alkmaar