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Jörgen Held appointed Executive Managing Director of Baltic Energy Innovation Centre

The Baltic Energy Innovation Centre is a non-profit making association with activities focused on innovative energy technology in general, and biogas and biomethane related development in particular.

The association was founded by Lithuanian Energy Institute, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy  and Renewable Energy Technology International AB.

The general assembly appointed Dr. Jörgen Held as the Executive Manaing Director on the 20th of June 2017.

REGATEC 2018 takes place 3-4 May in Toulouse

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.

 

REGATEC 2017 in good progress

The 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2017 takes place 22-23 May 2017 at Parchi del Garda, Pacengo (Verona), ITALY.

The conference is in good progress and people have already started to register for the conference.

GOLD SPONSOR
BTS Biogas

 

 

EXHIBITORS
VTT Technical Research Institute of Finland Ltd.
BTS Biogas GmbH/Srl
Bioenergy International
Consorzio Italiano Biogas e Gassificazione

SPEAKERS
Renewable methane development in China
Prof. Xiujin Li, Bejing University of Chemical Technology

High methane conversion efficiency by low temperature steam reforming of bio-feedstock
Dr. Valerie Dupont, Leeds University

Advanced syngas cleaning and increased bioSNG efficiency
Prof. Henrik Thunman, Chalmers University of Technology

ECN System for Methanation (ESME)
Dr. Guadalupe Aranda Almansa, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

Methanation of air captured CO2
Dr. Pekka Simell, VTT Technical Research Institute of Finland Ltd.

HELMETH – a high efficiency Power-to-gas concept
Prof. Dimosthenis Trimis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Small scale gasification-based CHP in Italy
Prof. David Chiaramonti, University of Florence

 

 

REGATEC 2016 set a new all-time-high record

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.

For more info visit the REGATEC 2016 website.

The Scania Governor and the EBA President will open REGATEC 2016

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.

For more info on the conference: www.regatec.org

It’s possible to follow REGATEC 2016 and get the latest updates through the REGATEC 2016 LinkedIn group http://www.linkedin.com/groups/REGATEC-8145516

EBA Conference – call for papers

The 3rd Conference of the European Biogas Association takes place 27-29 September in Ghent, Belgium.

EBA is looking for scientific presentations (oral and posters) on all conference topics, both from academia and the industry and the call for papers is open http://biogasconference.eu/programme/call-for-papers/

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.

The Vanguard initiative “Biogas beyond energy”

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.

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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.

EUBCE, Europe’s largest biomass conference

The 1-4 of June 23rd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, EUBCE 2015, took place in Vienna, Austria.

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.

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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.”

IGRC2014 set a new record

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.

SDC12919The 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.

Jörgen Held

 

REGATEC 2014 a success

With some last minute on-site registrations 160 registered participants from 25 countries took part in the 1st International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2014.

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.

REGATEC 2014 conference proceedings
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