The 5th edition of International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2018 takes place at Radisson BLU in Toulouse, France 3-4 May 2018.
France is becoming the new hotspot for biomethane due to the strong political will and the high feed-in tariff. We are happy to bring REGATEC to France and provide a platform for the AD, gasification and Power-to-gas community.
With 165 participants from 24 countries REGATEC 2016 set a new all-time-high record in terms of participants.
The conference was opened by the Governor of Scania, Margareta Pålsson and the president of the European Biogas Association, Dr. Jan Stambasky.
28 exhibitors, 25 oral presentations by leading biogas, gasification and Power-to-gas experts and 41 posters made REGATEC 2016 the ultimate meeting point for stakeholders interested in renewable methane.
The interest in REGATEC 2016 is huge and the event will be the largest biogas, gasification and Power-to-gas conference in Sweden during 2016.
The conference will be opened by the Governor of Scania, Margareta Pålsson, followed by a presentation by the President for the European Biogas Association, Dr. Jan Stambasky.
REGATEC 2016 has a truly international character and 60+ leading experts will highlight the latest advances, which in combination with a large exhibition provides excellent opportunities for networking and to find new collaboration and business partners.
Oral presentations and posters will be evaluated by the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) of EBA, consisting of acknowledged experts in anaerobic digestion and gasification technologies
Papers can be delivered on all conference topics: biogas and syngas production, biomethane production, circular economy, sustainable raw materials, digestate, biorefineries and future markets.
The SAC will evaluate the proposals based on their relevance to the topic, innovation of the concept and quality of presentation (both scientific evidence and oral skills). Upon peer review the SAC reserves the right to decide about oral or poster presentations where appropriate.
On the 12th of Janaury Renewtec participated as a regional expert in the Vangurad initiativ, Biogas beyond energy. The meeting was arranged by the Lombardia region and took place in Milan. Other regions participating were Asturias, Navarra, Brandenburg, Emilia Romagna, Malopolska, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Skåne and West Finland.
The interest for biomethane as vehicle fuel was strong and several regions look at the success of the Scania region and Sweden within this field. There were also a strong interest in small scale thermochemical conversion of woody biomass to biomethane.
In total 1394 people from 76 countries participated in the conference. Notable was the huge interest for biogas, biomethane and gasification but it’s no surprise since gaseous biofuels have several advantages over solid and liquid biofuels.
Renewtec acted as session chairman for the session “Thermochemical Conversion Processes – Industrial Approach” and represented the European Biogas Association in the the conference closing cermony.
“According to Dr Held, we should not speak about biomethane from AD, biomethane from gasification or from any other technology separately, but about biomethane from renewable resources as a whole, which is a chance for Europe to increase energy security, have cleaner environment and stimulate growth. AD and gasification play together in one team as complimentary technologies.”
International Gas Union Research Conference (IGRC) takes place every third year. This year the conference was arranged in Copenhagen and a new participant record was set. In total 750 people from 45 countries participated which is a remarkable increase compared to IGRC2011 in Seoul where 500 people from 39 countries participated.
The Swedish participation is still very limited. In Seoul I was the only Swedish speaker, in fact I was the only Swedish delegate. In Copenhagen there were, despite the favourable location, at most a handful of Swedes.
A distinct change from IGRC2011 to IGRC2014 is that the interest in renewable energy has increased significantly. The session on “Biogas as part of the Renewable Future” as the undersigned had the privilege to lead was placed in the largest room and attracted the greatest interest.
Power-to-gas was mentioned on many occasions and it is clear that there is a great deal of international interest, not at least from Denmark, in this opportunity to produce large amounts of methane, mainly from wind power, which then can be stored in the gas grid.
The Audi G-tron was displayed outside the entrance to IGRC2014. A few CNG cars from Volkswagen and a filling station from Gazprom Germania were also at display.
A great tribute to DGC who hosted this well-organized and successful event.
27 speakers, including 4 plenary speeches, 24 poster presentations and 30 exhibitors make REGATEC 2014 to the largest gasification and biogas conference in Sweden during 2014.
The evaluation gave REGATEC 2014 a high mark (~excellent) but there is still room for improvements regarding the exhibition and the poster session that we will address at the next REGATEC taking place 7-8 May 2015 in Barcelona.
A big thanks to our gold sponsors, NAWARO Bioenergy Park Güstrow, China National Environmental Protection Corporation, Cortus Energy AB and MicrobEnergy GmbH, our silver sponsors, Gasum Oy, Kraftringen AB and Landwärme GmbH as well as all exhibitors, speakers, poster presenters and participants.
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