24th May: Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities

Brussels, May 2018 – European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA)European Biogas Association (EBA) and Biorefine Cluster Europe invite you to join the EU Green Week side event “Greening the gas grid for sustainable cities & communities“. The workshop will take place on May 24th at the Scotland House, Rond-point Schuman 6, in Brussels.
Places are limited due to the venue capabilities, do not miss your chance!

Event Description
The EU is making efforts to support cities and communities in their transition towards greener and more sustainable ecosystems, in alignment with the climate and energy targets foreseen by the COP21. In this context, the EU has introduced new regulatory frameworks boosting circular economy (including waste to energy valorisation) and increasing the renewable energy share in Europe, such as the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive and the approval of waste package. Within the research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, the EU also set financial instruments to develop European projects aiming at developing the renewable gas and bioenergy sectors. Featuring members of the EU institutions and representatives from the industry sector, the conference will be the perfect opportunity to discuss the numerous advantages that green gas can bring to European communities and their contribution to reducing GHG emissions and promoting circular economy.

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12.30 – 14:00       Registration and Lunch  Moderator: Michael Chesshire, EBA Board Member14:00 – 15:00     

Welcoming session:
‘Greening the gas grid to boost renewables and circular economy’

 Welcoming speech by EUBIA

– Overview of the RED II Directive / Circular Economy package (TBC) 
– Presentation of the European Renewable Gas Registry, Jesse Scharf, ERGaR
– State of play of biomethane in Europe, Michael Chesshire, EBA
– Q&As 

15:00 – 16:00     

Status and potential of green gas market (biogas & biomethane) 

Nature Energy, Jonas Svendsen 

– Landwärme, Gabor Sonkoly 
– Turning municipal waste into green gas, Johan De Witte, IOK Afvalbeheer

– Q&As 

16:00 – 16:30       Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:45   

 Calling project developers: guidelines and best practices 
– Support to Research and Innovation in Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels in the Horizon 2020 Energy Work Programme, Thomas SCHLEKER, PhD, Policy Officer, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission.
– BiogasAction project, Nils Daugaard, Project Coordinator
– BioCat project, Markus Ostermeier, Product Development Manager, Electrochaea
– SaltGae project, Robert Reinhardt, Founder and CEO, Algen

– Q&As 
17:45 – 18:00     Closing remarks