European Biogas Forum (EBIOGAS12)

Venue: Le Royal Méridien Hamburg Hotel

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Event Date/Time: May 22, 2012 End Date/Time: May 24, 2012
Registration Date: May 22, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 28, 2012
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Biogas production and utilisation is increasingly being seen as a cost effective, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly means of energy production. Thus, the European Commission has drawn up support programmes to utilise this energy resource to make a greater contribution to help Europe meet its renewable and carbon reduction goals, as well as to support commercial energy organisations to build biogas into their portfolios as a sustainable and profitable business.
The commercial and environmental benefits of biomethane have the potential to drive exponential growth in end user markets such as biomethane grid injection, biogas trading, bio-LNG, and natural gas vehicle fuels.
The European Biogas Forum to be held on the 22 – 24 May 2012 in Hamburg, Germany will cover the full biogas chain from feedstock supply, production and treatment, and grid injection through to the commercialisation of biogas as a potentially significant contributor to the utility-scale European energy mix.
The Forum will analyse the differing levels of political and commercial support throughout European member states, as well as market barriers to overcome when developing and operating mid- to large- scale biogas plants. The programme will also analyse the commercial opportunities of mid- to large- scale biogas production, as well as technical and regulatory challenges inherent in these operations.

Forum highlights include:

• The European Commission: current and planned support for bioenergy programmes
• The greenest biofuel: CO2 – savings and sustainability of biomethane
• Standardising biogas quality across Europe to meet mid- to large-scale
• Biomethane in Europe – status of and perspectives on projects throughout member states Bioenergy support under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Confirmed key industry speakers to date include:

• Mr. Marc Fleureck, Directorate- General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
• Dr. Harald von Canstein, Head of Biotechnology, E.ON Bioerdgas GmbH
• Dr. Alexander Vogel, Head of AlternativeEnergy Systems, E.ON Ruhrgas
• Mr. Erik Buthker, Chairman, European Committee for the Standardisation of Biomethane
• Knud Boesgaard, Biogas Lead,
• Ton Van Wingerden, Senior Consultant, KEMA Consulting
• Axel Blume, Project Manager, Renewable Energies, German Energy Agency