Delivering on REPowerEU: bringing research and industry closer to accelerate innovation and uptake of biomethane
Wednesday 07 June 2023 | 09.00 - 13.00 CEST | Room: Modular 2
Setting the scene
Welcome and greetings
Spyridon Pantelis / EERA and Berta Matas Güell / SINTEF
Keynote presentation: Which role will biomethane play in overcoming Europe’s unprecedented
challenges? What are the EU perspective and the R&I policies?
Maria Georgiadou / European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, and Biomethane Industrial Partnership Task Force 5.
Session 1 – Research/Industry collaboration for identifying R&I needs to accelerate biomethane
R&I to accelerate biomethane production through gasification from the industry perspective
Marion Maheut / Engie
R&I to accelerate biomethane production through upgrading of anaerobic digestion biogas from the industry perspective
Sebastian Alber / Biogest
R&I for efficient and cost-effective production of biomethane through thermochemical technologies
Francisco Girio / The National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG)
R&I to unlock feedstock potential for biomethane production
Myrsini Christou / Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and EERA Bioenergy
Panel discussion and Q&A for session 1
Session 2 – Cross-sectorial dialogue to facilitate the biomethane market deployment
Removing Technical Barriersto Biomethane Standardisation
Erik Büthker / TotalEnergies and European standardisation committee for biomethane CEN PC 408
Sustainability in technical, economic, and environmental terms
Marlies Hrad / University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)
Policy framework to facilitate biomethane market development
Gioulia Cancian / European Biogas Association (EBA)
Social acceptance in socio-political and community dimensions
Myriam Röder / Aston University
Panel discussion and Q&A for session 2
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The unprecedented crisis Europe faces due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed dramatically the global energy market and it has led to an energy crisis with huge negative consequences, bringing the European Union to rethink its energy policy and the future energy system. As a response to this new geopolitical situation, just a few weeks after the war started, the European Commission presented REPowerEU, a plan to rapidly reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan includes a series of important features, including boosting sustainable biomethane production to 35 bcm/year by 2030. In order to meet this gigantic growing demand, European biogas/biomethane producers and other key players along the value chain (e.g. biogas upgrading, biomethane integration within the gas network) will need to incorporate innovative solutions and be continuously supported by R&I.
To address this issue, the SUPEERA project brings together a group of eminent European scientists and leading industry to discuss research-industry cooperation practices and opportunities to accelerate innovation in the biomethane/biogas sector and to explore their replicability potential across Europe. In this endeavor SUPEERA joins forces with the GreenMeUp project that aims to enhance the biomethane market by designing market uptake measures for biomethane deployment in countries with slower market development rates, increasing also social acceptance and awareness.
Expected topics for discussion will be:
- How can R&I contribute to accelerate biomethane production and unlock the feedstock potential?
- How to best standardize integration of biomethane in the existing gas network?
- Which policy framework could facilitate biomethane market development?
- How to increase social acceptance and environmental impact of biomethane facilities and installations?
This event is free and open to all
Free access with Visitor Pass
Registration is mandatory