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A successful EBA 10-year anniversary conference

On the 19th of September the 10-year anniversary of the European Biogas Association (EBA) took place at Palais des Académies in Brussels.

The conference was opened by the new president of EBA, Harm Grobrügge. The conference was sold out and there were even people on a waiting list!

It’s evident that EBA is a strong voice in Brussels and that the EU Commission listens to EBA. Representatives from DG ENergy, DG Move and DG AGRI all recognised the work done by EBA and recommended EBA to emphasize the sustainability aspects of biogas (anaerobic digestion) and synthetic methane (gasification and Power -to-gas) and how they contribute to the circular bio-economy and other socio-economic benefits.

Harm and Susanna
Harm Grobrügge, President and Susanna Pflüger, Secretary General, ready to cut the cake. Photo: Jörgen Held

Biogas can be used in many applications but it seems that upgrading of biogas to natural gas quality is attracting most interest. Bruno Sander Nielsen, Danish Biogas Association presented the Danish sucess case and the ambition to completely replace natural gas with renewable gas in 2035-2050.

The discussion became a little bit more louder when energy crops as substrate was mentioned. The food versus fuel discussion seems still to be alive. However, the focus is on intermediate or sequential crops for nutrient management, soil improvement and reduce soil erosion. It’s obvious that both different types of waste and intermediate crops are needed and they don’t exclude each other.

Among many interesting presentations the overview of biomass gasification projects and innovation in Europe by Olivier Guerrini, ENGIE and the role of biomethane in a decarbonised world by Zoltan Elek, Landwärme can be mentioned.

The conference ended with a nice cocktail and light dinner including the tasty anniversary cake.

REGATEC 2019 is in good progress

REGATEC 2019 takes place 20-21 May at Scandic triangeln, Malmö, Sweden. The interest in renewable methane including biogas, biomethane, bioSNG, electro-methane and landfill gas is huge. The exhibition was sold out at an early stage and the poster session is full. 70+ oral and visual presentations by leading experts and prominent industrial representatives, Network Plus, the exhibition and the poster session make REGATEC 2019 a vibrant hotspot for the biogas, gasification, power-to-gas and landfill gas communities.

So far almost 170 people from 24 countries have registered for the conference.

New Renewtec Report on small scale bioSNG

Within the LignoSys project the performance of three small scale (~10 MWth) thermochemical conversion routes for lignocellulosic feedstock to biomethane have been investigated.

The three thermochemical options are:

  • Indirect gasification through the Heatpipe Reformer (HPR)
  • PyroCatalytic Hydrogenation (PCH)
  • Indirect gasification through the WoodRoll® process

The LignoSys final report has been published as Renewtec Report 008:2018.

The most striking result is that small scale bioSNG technology based on allothermal gasification is able to compete with large scale bioSNG technology based on pressurised, oxygen-blown gasification not only in terms of GHG emissions, primary energy need and conversion efficiency but also in terms of bioSNG production cost!

ADEME in France has recently released a new report: A 100% renewable gas mix in 2050?

Here you can read the summary in English
http://www.ademe.fr/sites/default/files/assets/documents/etude-100gazenr-gb-2018.pdf

Three production routes were included namely; Anaerobic digestion, Gasification and Power-to-gas.

For those interested I can recommend 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology, REGATEC 2018, 3-4 May in Toulouse. Here 60+ leading experts will present the latest advances within Anaerobic digestion, Gasification and Power-to-gas.

The conference will be opened by the Industrial Director of ENGIE, the President of the European Biogas Association and the EUROGAS General Secretary.

For more info www.regatec.org

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

 

 

Renewtec visits ECN

On the 29th of September, Renewtec visited the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in Petten.

The visit was part of the bioSNG technology inventory Renewtec AB is doing on behalf of an industrial client. The MILENA gasification process, the OLGA tar removal, and the ESME methanation were discussed in detailed and updates on the Alkmaar demonstration project (ambigo) were given.

ECN
Photo Jörgen Held. From left: Dr. Christiaan van der Meijden, representing ECN and Martin van’t Hoff, Business Development Manager, Dahlman Renewable Technology in front of the MILENA, OLGA and ESME posters.

OLGA
Photo Jörgen Held. Lab scale OLGA unit at ECN.

The OLGA unit removes the tars above the water dew point. In this way the water can easily be removed by condensation without any contaminants in form of tars.

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.