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Programme 2018



Programme

2018

The EBA 2018 conference programme, with ‘Greening gas’ as the central theme, consists of two full days with plenary and breakout sessions. There will be an exhibition, a poster session, two networking lunches, a conference dinner. 

 

Wednesday January 24, 2018

Starting Time

End Time

Opening  Plenary Session – Political Affairs

09:00

09:30

EBA – Jan Stambasky

Welcome to the EBA Conference 2018

09:30

09:45

Province of Antwerp – Ludwig Caluwé

Situation and role of the Province of Antwerp concerning the biogas sector

09:45

10:15

GRDF – Guillaume Virmaux

100% Renewable Gas Scenario in France by 2030

10:15

10:30

Opening of the poster session

10:30

11:00

Coffee break

11:00

11:10

Sponsor Animation

11:10

11:40

European Commission – Malcolm McDowell

Biogas and its role in the European renewable energy policy beyond 2020

11:40

12:10

to be announced

Representative of European Institutions

12:10

14:00

Lunch

 

Greening gas from regional perspective

Best AD Practices for household waste treatment

Chair: Jan Stambasky

Chair: Michael Niederbacher

14:00

14:20

GIE – Jean-Marc Leroy

DBFZ – Jan Liebetrau

GIE concept for a sustainable European Gas Grid 

Emissions from biogas plants: methods for measurement, results
and overall evaluation

14:20

14:40

ONTRAS – Markus Wild

Carbotech – Alfons Schulte-Schulze

ONTRAS experience in biomethane transport
in a transmission system

Biowaste to BioCNG – Challenges, experiences and opportunities

14:40

15:00

Energinet – Jesper Bruun

BTS Biogas– Michael Niederbacher

Oxygen from biomethane – A potential barrier for the green transition 

acquaEXTRUSION – fibre crack valorisation of straw

15:00

15:20

Snam – Simona D’Angelosante

OWS – Bruno Mattheeuws

 Greening the gas grid: the key role of biomethane

Production of biogas and clean compost out of mixed MSW – a
giant leap towards zero waste

15:20

15:50

Coffee break

 

Biomethane in Transport

Power-to-Gas

Chair: Anders Matthiasson

Chair: Michael Chesshire

15:50

16:10

NGVA Europe – Andrea Gerini

Uniper – Sabine Augustin

Renewable gas: a fast driver to transport decarbonisation

Why Europe needs a smart energy transition

16:10

16:30

IVECO – Clément Chandon

Sweco – Farzad Mohseni

 Iveco’s answer to biomethane in Transport

Power-to-gas plant on Gotland: strategies for a feasible fuel production

16:30

16:50

Kalmar Länstrafik – Yvonne Aldentun

Electrochaea – Markus Forstmeier

Fossil fuel-free public transports in Kalmar County, Sweden 

Biological methanation – enabling new business models for biogas
plants

16:50

17:10

EBA – Anders Matthiasson

Viessmann Group – Doris Schmack

Opportunities and challenges for biomethane in the Swedish transport sector

Greening the gas grid: the opportunities of biological
methanation

19:30

23:00

Conference Dinner, Belle Epoque Ballroom, Hilton Hotel Antwerp

Thursday January 25, 2018

 

Cross-Border trading of biomethane (ERGaR)

Gasification from R&D to commercialisation

Chair: Attila Kovacs

Chair: Jörgen Held

09:00

09:20

REDcert – Peter Jürgens

KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Reinhard Rauch

Challenges in verification of biomethane sustainability for
cross-border trade

Gasification state of the art overview

09:20

09:40

Energinet/ ERGaR President – Jeppe Bjerg

Chalmers University – Henrik Thunman

ERGaR – European initiative for cross-border biomethane
administration

Lessons learned from the first-of-its-kind industrial scale
biogas production via gasification

09:40

10:00

Dena – Matthias Edel

ENGIE – Olivier Guerrini

Bilateral agreements between biomethane registries supporting
cross-border biomethane transactions

Industrialization of second generation biomethane, key factors and
ongoing projects

10:00

10:20

AGCS – Andreas Wolf

ECN – Christiaan van der Meijden

Trading biomethane certificates in Europe – possibilities and
limitations

Production of biomethane via gasification 

10:20

10:50

Coffee break

 

New Market Opportunities

Biomethane as building block for the current and future chemical
Industry

Chair: Harm Grobrügge

Chair: Theo Verleun

10:50

11:10

BiogasAkademin – Jan Rapp

Ligaros – Theo Verleun

Re-branding Biogas in Sweden – please try at home!

The role of CH4 as building block for the chemical industry

11:10

11:30

Agraferm – Markus Ott

OCI Nitrogen – Klazien Ebbens

Biogas upgrading by membrane technology – Application on a very large biogas plants & thoughts on self-learning system

Challenges for using biomethane in fertillizer industry

11:30

11:50

University Ghent/Biorefine Cluster Europe – Erik Meers

 Grillo-Werke AG – Ingo Biertümpel

Digestate upgrading to fertilisers

Potential of biomethane as a chemical building block

11:50

12:10

NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea –  Klaas
Timmermans

BASF – Yvonne Heischkel

Seagriculture for renewable energy

Biomethane in the chemical industry – A BASF perspective

12:10

13:30

Lunch Break

 

Closing Plenary Session on Policy and Industry

13:30

14:00

Greening Gas award winner

14:00

14:30

Eurogas – Eva Henning

Role of DSOs in the energy transition

14:30

15:00

Coffee break

15:00

15:30

Gasum – Matti Oskanen

Greening the Nordic gas ecosystem – biogas as a part of the Nordic gas ecosystem

15:30

16:00

Ørsted – Niels Henriksen

REnescience by Ørsted

16:00

16:30

Scania – Jonas Strömberg

Biogas – a substainable fuel for buses and trucks

 

 

Closing Session

16:30

16:50

Poster Award Ceremony

Moderation: Erik Meers

16:50

17:00

Conclusions; EBA, Jan Stambasky

Conference closing remarks

17:00

18:00

Celebration Drinks

Friday, January 26, 2018

10.00

15.00

Optional Study Tour

 

  
On the third conference day there is an optional study tour, including a visit to the Dranco-installation built by OWS and exploited by IGEAN in Brecht.
 



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